Author Riichiro Inagaki of the sci-fi shonen manga Dr. Stone, posted a new update on Twitter stating that the manga’s story is still not done even though the weekly serialization has ended.
“Dr. STONE is no longer a weekly serialization, but it’s not over,” he wrote.
In the following comment, he hinted that he is still working on Dr. Stone, but it is not confirmed if it will get a serialization.
After Dr. Stone ended in Weekly Shonen Jump in March, Inagaki had written a similar Tweet addressing his fans.
He wrote, “Thank you for your patronage and support these past five years. And it’s not over yet! It’s going to continue on! I have a lot of words of gratitude to share. First of all, to the readers who supported us, thank you!!”
It is to be noted that the Dr. Stone manga will have a special new chapter around the same time the OVA Dr. Stone: Ryuusui special airs. It is certainly possible that the author is hinting at that announcement as the release date is coming near.
The manga ended on March 7 in the 14th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, with the 26th and final volume shipping on July 4.
Dr. Stone, written by Riichiro Inagaki, and illustrated by South Korean artist Boichi, started serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in March 2017. Its chapters have been collected in twenty-five tankōbon volumes as of March 2022.
The story follows teenage scientific genius Senku Ishigami, who plans to rebuild civilization after humanity was mysteriously petrified for 3,700 years.
Viz Media licensed the manga in North America. Shueisha began to simulpub the series in English on the website and the Shonen Jump and MANGA PLUS apps in January 2019.
An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired from July to December 2019. A second season of the anime series focused on the “Stone Wars” arc aired from January to March 2021. A third season is set to premiere in 2023.