Crunchyroll announced Dr. STONE will have its world premiere at Anime Expo, and will feature special guests Shusuke Katagiri (Dr. STONE anime producer) and Hiroyuki Honda (Weekly SHONENJUMP manga editor).
On Thursday, July 4, fans will be treated to the premiere of the first episode of Dr. STONE, followed by a fan Q&A session with the creators starting at 12 PM PT in the Main Events Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Official AX panel details:
Panel title: Crunchyroll Presents: World Premiere of Dr. STONE with Special Guests!
Description: Be the first to catch the world premiere of this year’s biggest anime: Dr. STONE! When humanity gets mysteriously turned to stone, how will the survivors fare thousands of years later? Simulcasting on Crunchyroll starting this summer, we will also be inviting some special guests from Japan for a Q&A session with the fans!
Dr. STONE synopsis:
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens.
Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing…
Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!
For fans unable to attend Anime Expo, the simulcast of Dr. STONE kicks off worldwide except Asia on Friday, July 5 on Crunchyroll.