At the conclusion of the 11th episode of Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (Season 2), it was revealed in an announcement that the series would get a third season at an undisclosed later date. The new season will adapt the Age of Exploration arc from the original manga.
In the second season of Dr. Stone, the two rival sides take shape over the cold winter months. On one side we have Senkuu who wishes to revive as many people as possible to match the numbers of the rival army led by Tsukasa Shishiou who only wants to revive the fittest of those still under the petrification curse. Armed with a reinvented cell phone, Senkuu and his friends set out on a journey to discover unknown lands and people to bring over to their side.
Originally a manga created by Riichiro Inagaki (writer) and Boichi (illustrator) which began running in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017, the series has been collected in 19 volumes as of January 2021. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, including releasing new chapters simultaneously on their Shonen Jump app and website, with 15 volumes released as of February 2021.
They announced the first anime adaptation to exist in November 2018, with the first season airing for 24 episodes starting in July 2019. TMS Entertainment produced the animation and had Shinya Iino as the director. They worked off scripts written by Yuichiro Kido and character designs by Yuko Iwasa.
The second season was green-lit instantly after the first season finished airing and began airing in January 2021. Crunchyroll simulcasted both seasons in its original Japanese while Funimation produced a simuldub and released the series on home video.
This has been a very popular series ever since it first started running with fans loving the real-life science introduced into the story. In 2019 the series won the coveted Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen category, and in January 2021, it was announced that the manga had over 8 million copies in circulation.