Originally debuting in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 2017, Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone has emerged as one of the roughest, toughest must-read manga tales of the 21st century.
Now, Viz Media, the English language publishers of Dr. Stone, are briefly making the adventure more accessible by offering free chapters to all, beginning with chapters 1-7 (the beginning!) and then another batch with chapters 60-70 (the point where the anime adaptation is at!).
In addition to these samples from the main storyline, the first three chapters of the Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya side story are also being made available.
The Dr. Stone freebies from Viz last until 2/19, so this is one of those “don’t delay, read it today!” situations.
Either way, here’s the official synopsis for both Dr. Stone and the summary for Dr. STONE Reboot: Byakuya.
Imagine waking to a world where every last human has been mysteriously turned to stone...
One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!
In light of Hyoga's betrayal, Senku and Tsukasa vow to fight together, forming the ultimate tag team! Then, Senku and friends are breezing through more technological advancements in order to solve the mystery behind the petrification, but their impending voyage on the high seas will require a ship and a captain! It's time to relive the age of exploration!
What did humanity's final astronaut, Byakuya Ishigami, do when he saw everyone on earth turn to stone from the international space station? A special side story written and drawn by Boichi Sensei himself! The first simultaneous series and side story serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump history!