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Below is a list of all the notes that Boichi and Riichiro Inagaki have written for each volume.

Volume 1[]

Boichi
Volume 001.1 Intro Image

Ah, so happy... Ahh, so very happy... This book makes me so happy!

This story's got everything! Life in the great outdoors, a postapocalyptic setting, a scientist boy, primeval visuals and characters with the courage and conviction not to yield to an unfamiliar world. I seriously love it all, and drawing it is super fun!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 001.2 Intro Image

What do you imagine when you think of scientist? Glasses, introverts, maybe a little mad...?

But in truth there can be scientist who are charmers and those who can be muscly too.

Our protagonist, Senku is also be a bit different from the scientist we're used to imagining. He's one hot blooded guy!

Get ready to cheer for him and his friends as they face this unprecedented challenge head-on!!


Volume 2[]

Boichi
Volume 002.1 Intro Image

Nothing makes me happier than the rough drafts I receive from Inagaki Sensei each week. Getting to draw all these nature scenes is such a joy.

Every week I think about giant trees, vines and mosses. I think about Senku, living amongst all that. He's a man striking out on his own in the grandeur of this world. As someone trying to make his way in the big bad world of Japanese manga, I have an inkling of what he must be going through.

Senku!! Life is all about that trade-off! Loneliness for grandeur!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 002.2 Intro Image

A writer is different than a mangaka in that he or she has no staff. The stalwart author sits silently in the office, always toiling alone.

How lonely! Solo work all day every day would get lonely as heck!

Working themselves to the bone just like Senku, alone in the world... If it ever comes to that for me, I don't think I could stand it. You're one impressive guy, Senku!


Volume 3[]

Boichi
Volume 003.1 Intro Image

When I was little, I'd wake up every morning, run to the calendar and wait for my mom. We never had enough paper, so when mom would rip each day's page off the calendar, I'd use it to draw. One day of each month was marked by an extra-large page, which meant a jumbo-sized drawing!

I have a series in Jump getting a graphic novel release. But I don't credit for that— I chalk it up to the power of manga. To that five-year-old with nothing more than calendar pages to draw on, Jump shone bright as a beacon telling me that I too could become a mangaka someday.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 003.2 Intro Image

I may be the writer, but I can't do any of this on my own. This series is the product of a lot of hard work from a lot of people.

Senku starts gathering his own group of friends in this volume, and with their help, he's able to create all sorts of things.

The picture above is my attempt to make a certain one of those things. It tasted, let's just say... interesting!


Volume 4[]

Boichi
Volume 004.1 Intro Image

I stress about a lot of things while drawing and one of them is lids. Senku stores a bunch of science stuff in bottles and pots, but I often don't know what to do about the lids...

I also altered the way Senku's rocket operated by matching it to his age and technical capabilities.

Wood and stone tools and the way the characters use them are drawn differently depending on their time periods. The same is true of the village's details.

I always think hard about this stuff so I don't ruin Inagaki Sensei's amazing story but there are plenty of times where I end up feeling disappointed because I don't have the time or talent.

I've drawn sci-fi manga, studied physics and read about a thousand books on science, yet I'm always blown away by Dr. Stone's faithful portrayal of science. It fills me with a sense of wonder and reminds me of my own inadequacy.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 004.2 Intro Image

I went to a glass workshop to try crafting some glassware! Basically it's like super soft clay and really fun!

It filled me with this feeling, like I could make anything and everything, once I got the hang of it.

I have no doubt that if a genuine artisan saw glass for the first time, he or she would would love to get their hands on some.

Therefore, Kaseki's reaction felt really natural to me.


Volume 5[]

Boichi
Volume 005.1 Intro Image

I reference photos from a number of different locations when drawing Kohaku's village. Mostly it's just the Izu Peninsula woods and assorted nature shots, but I also use photos from my two-month research trip in Hokkaido, the picturesque scenery of Toyama, the rocky mountains of Karuizawa, landscape images of Yamanashi and the rocky islands and seaside cliffs of Pusan, Korea.

I really wanted to make it out to Yakushima for some prime shots, but preparing for serialization took a whole month. Plus I had two weekly series, so my trip never happened. It's a good thing that I already had a stockpile of reference photos!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 005.2 Intro Image

With Senku's lab finally up and running, he's able to concoct some high-level science creations. Actually it's getting harder and harder for me as the writer to keep pace!

For the particularly tricky calculations, I have our science consultant and other experts to help fact check. But in the stone world, Senku's doing it all in his head... That's just Baaaad!


Volume 6[]

Boichi
Volume 006.1 Intro Image

For chapters 42-44, I used over 1,070 reference photos. It was brutal work for several weeks, but my staff and I poured out hearts into it. Why? I have special feelings for the Soyuz rockets and Baikonur base since one of my past series was set in Russia. In order to learn about the country's history, literature, food and mafia, I read Russian books, listened to Russian music and even tried cooking Russian food. After all, I know that I need to cultivate a certain love for a culture if I want to portray it. With that series, I tried to convey Russia's passion, loneliness and solemnity.

In a way, doing this part of Dr. Stone revived my passion for Russia. I still haven't traveled there in person, but I hope to someday!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 006.2 Intro Image

I visited a spear dojo for research!

This picture's small and it's hard to tell, but the spear on the left is blurry. The "pipe spear" has the spear itself going through a pipe and just like Hyoga's it spins around. There's no blocking that!

They even let me try it out. I got it to spin just fine, but pulling off an actual attack was another story. I need more training!


Volume 7[]

Boichi
Volume 007.1 Intro Image

Somebody sent me this very cute Suika figure made of modeling clay, as a gift.

It makes me happy, incredibly happy. It's decorating my office now.

I'll keep working hard on Dr. Stone! Thank You.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 007.2 Intro Image

What's the mysterious scientific apparatus in the photo above? It's the same piece of glasswork that appears in this book, made by incredibly skilled human hands and not by machine. I got my hands on one for research, and I still can't believe this thing exists.

When I went to the glass workshop (mentioned in volume 4), I struggled to make a single vase.

Artisans are incredible...


Volume 8[]

Boichi
Volume 008.1 Intro Image

I finally managed to go on a research trip to Russia that I've been dying to do. I regretted not having enough prep time or resources when drawing the Soyuz rocket in the story, so on my trip, I was sure to visit the house where Tsiolkovsky was born, go to Star City, see an actual Soyuz rocket and hear a talk about astronauts.

Tsiolkovsky's old house actually had some of the research tools he once used while conceiving of the possibilities of multistage rockets, space stations and the like! I couldn't help but think about Senku.

Next time I get a chance to draw space and Senku together, it'll be so much better than before!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 008.2 Intro Image

Dr. Stone is getting an anime. We did it! Get excited!!


Volume 9[]

Boichi
Volume 009.1 Intro Image

From the bottom of my heart, I'd like to thank all the fans who send in letters and gifts. I'm sorry that I can't send individual responses back.

I spend my days drawing Dr. Stone and thinking about Senku's inventions and the future world he lives in.

Sometimes I go on research trips and sometimes I discuss the science, the world building and Senku's feelings with my supervising editor. I do all that so I can pour my heart into every single drawing so that I can create more color pages, etc.

I want every line of every drawing to communicate just how much love I have for the fans.

There's a tale told by these drawings, a tale of gratitude and thanks.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 009.2 Intro Image

The Jump staff had the creators write some calligraphy about their upcoming plans for the new year. Like aspirations, ambitions and so on.

For this meaningless embarrassing exercise, I gripped the brush with a trembling hand that's never really written calligraphy before, and thought, "Why not shill for the anime adaption while I'm at it?"

On that note, the Dr. Stone anime starts in July 2019. I hope you watch!!


Volume 10[]

Boichi
Volume 010.1 Intro Image

Dr. Stone received the Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shonen category. Thank you, Inagaki Sensei. My other series, Origin, won the Grand Prize in the Manga division at the Japan Media Arts Festival. Thank you everyone, truly. I'll keep doing all I can to live up to these honors.

(Meaning, I'll keep on drawing!)

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 010.2 Intro Image

For research purposes, I took a ride in a hot-air balloon! In the lower left of the picture above, you can see a rope tying the balloon down, but during the actual flight we were soaring really high.

The basket was much shorter than I expected, so you really feel like it's just your body that's up in the clouds. It's a bizarre sensation. I recommend it.


Volume 11[]

Boichi
Volume 011.1 Intro Image

I love thinking about Ishigami Village. The fact that it's been around for 3,700 years makes it the longest-lasting civilization in history. I'm gradually trying to imbue the village and its people with that sense of history. I have a lot of respect for them.

The ropes around their waists mark them as villagers, and even animals can become official members of the village if they wear a piece of rope.

Red string is woven into those ropes to symbolize that person's role in the village. I believe Senku will receive his own rope someday.

The image above is a gift of "rope" I've gotten from fans. I don't think I'm worthy of that sort of love and respect, but I'll keep working hard!

When I receive these gifts, it feels like we're all part of the same village.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 011.2 Intro Image

I attended a bread-making class where we got to knead our own dough and bake it ourselves. It was probably the tastiest bread I've ever had!

Since I now have the ability to make bread at home, I'm already thinking about how much fun it'll be to think up my own special flavors for my Inagaki-brand bread!

It seems like a great hobby to have, since you end up with a practical, edible product in the end.


Volume 12[]

Boichi
Volume 012.1 Intro Image

I think a lot about the designs of Senku's inventions. Depending on the level of technology available to him, the materials and finishing touches can change quite a bit. (If you're curious, Senku's at level 3 in this volume, which would be early industrial revolution.) But the most important factor is Senku's heart. What's he thinking? How much consideration does he give the villagers and their lives? I try to imagine his feelings and put them into the designs.

For instance, take Tsukasa's freezer apparatus shown above.

No matter how long the voyage takes— despite the passing seasons and earthquakes and changes to the waterfall— Tsukasa's device has to maintain a constant temperature, so that's how I designed it.

"Even while I'm away, Tsukasa will remain safe."

That sentiment of Senku's went into this design.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 012.2 Intro Image

The Dr. Stone anime has begun! And it's all thanks to your support. The anime is so fun that I find myself watching it over and over and over.

The image above shows an ad from the city streets back when the anime was screened in the U.S.

I guess you never know where Senku is going to pop up at this point.

Get excited!


Volume 13[]

Boichi
Volume 013.1 Intro Image

As an artist, watching an anime based on my own series can be very educational because artists much more talented than me work on the anime and use their expertise to make Dr. Stone even more beautiful!

Every time I watch, I find myself wishing I had drawn the manga differently! They alter the drawings and portrayals in certain ways to accommodate the fact that it's animated.

If my own drawings improve, I suppose that improvement would also be reflected in the anime.

I feel like I'll keep growing as long as the anime continues. At least, I hope so!

I can't wait to watch this week's episode and learn something new!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 013.2 Intro Image

In light of the Perseus appearing in the story, I did some research about motorized sailing ships. The one in the picture is the Meiji-Maru, which was once an actual operational ship.

That one wasn't the model for the Perseus, but I did get to ask lots of questions and learn interesting things about real ships.

To sum up my impression, I'd say, "Sailing ships are just the thing to fire up your shonen spirit!"


Volume 14[]

Boichi
Volume 014.1 Intro Image

I went to New York. It's hard to express the various intense emotions I experienced there, but I did get the chance to discuss the manga industry with the professionals trying to spread manga outside of Japan.

Five years ago, I saw a news report about a South American cosplay event where about 400 fans showed up. There is no manga industry in their country, but they still had events like this. That got me thinking. Surely, there must be at least 400 people there who want to become manga artists. Something about that got to me— the thought that people might not have a viable way to achieve their dreams. If I were to turn my back on these potential creators, could I really call myself an ardent supporter of the industry? When I went to New York and had all those talks, I was doing it for those people. For anyone out there who's working hard to become a manga artist, I have nothing but love for you.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 014.2 Intro Image

I went to an anime convention in New York! I got to participate on panels where I blabbed about the behind-the-scenes production stuff. The whole experience was really moving and exciting.

The photo above shows a giant Dr. Stone banner that was hung right over the entrance, like BAM! Even overseas, lots of people are watching the anime.

I also got to meet lots of Senku, Kohaku and Suika cosplayers!


Volume 15[]

Boichi
Volume 015.1 Intro Image

I came to a certain decision when drawing Japanese landscapes untouched by man for 3,700 years. I shouldn't draw flat forests filled with Japanese cedar trees growing straight up. There can't be a lot of cedar trees because, in real life, people have developed the land. They can't grow straight up because that requires careful pruning and engineering. And the forests can't be level because it's an easy cop-out for someone who's lived on the flat plains of Kanto. For 13 years I lived there, and the first image of a forest that comes to mind is a flat one with cedar trees— manicured to uniform average height. That's why I draw as few cedars as possible, and I never make them straight. The trees have been growing freely for hundreds or even thousands of years.

I won't draw level forests. I modeled the plains of Kanto that appear in the story after Russian airspace images of the tundra. I'm always striving to impart these scenes with a sense of majesty, showing the power of nature in all its glory.

But even with all that thought put into it, I still haven't quite pulled it off. The problem lies in my abilities, I'm only capable of so much...

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 015.2 Intro Image

They came out with a Dr. Stone-themed escape room! You use science experiments to solve puzzles, making it an experience pretty much unlike any other. They let me try it out as a test run, and I managed to clear the game (after receiving some hints)! It was lots of fun! If you get the chance, definitely give it a shot.

There's also a Dr. Stone stamp rally event, a special Dr. Stone skin for train cars, a Dr. Stone science exhibit... I'm thrilled that the series is inspiring all these events!


Volume 16[]

Boichi
Volume 016.1 Intro Image

As the artist behind Dr. Stone, my original goal was to draw a fascinating, science-based story while sticking to the core principles of manga creation. However, I recently realized that in an era of human crises when we must believe in the power of science and human intellect, Dr. Stone is an allegory about people saving humanity. Senku never submits despite facing countless desperate situations. He's a character who keeps hoping and smiling, staying true to himself while striving to use science and reason to protect humanity.

Dr. Stone feels like the only series that keeps the whole world in mind.

Therefore, I'm grateful to Inagaki Sensei for entrusting me with this series. I'll continue to work hard to portray the noble human spirit embodied by this story.

No matter how long and difficult the scientific road map is, I know that humanity, like Senku, is going to triumph. No matter what obstacles lie ahead, failure is not an option.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 016.2 Intro Image

Most manga is in black and white, and I don't believe that's a flaw of the medium. One of manga's key aspects is how information is abbreviated, exaggerated and managed. That said, while black and white is all well and good, there are times I wish I could show you all something in color! The drinks pictured above are real-life samples of the ones that Senku and crew have on their global voyage in the upcoming volume 17. Please pick up the next book to find out what those drinks are!


Volume 17[]

Boichi
Volume 017.1 Intro Image

I like to imagine what Senku would say about how humanity ought to live when faced with a crisis.

1) Rely on science and reason.

2) Put in the effort and be passionate about it.

3) Don't fall for temptation. Don't look at ta crisis as a chance to take advantage and be greedy.

4) Instead, think of it as a chance to build a better world.

I believe these are the messages that Senku is imparting. Beyond that, I also think that Inagaki Sensei is practicing what he preaches.

Recently, he made the switch to digital when preparing rough drafts of the chapters. All of a sudden, he quit doing it the way he's done it his whole life and changed to a new method.

I can see why that would be necessary for the artist, but why should the writer have to put in that extra effort? What he did makes life easier for our editor, but mostly for me. Certainly not him. Which is why I was so shocked. That's what makes him my author. Our author. A man who lives by his own lessons. Amazing!

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 017.2 Intro Image

Senku and friends' big voyage around the world really kicks off in this volume. But first, let's raise a toast!

Like in the last volume, here's another picture of a drink. After reading the chapters, please look up some color images of the real-life drinks to get a better feel for them. I got them to make these drinks for me at an actual bar, and you can even mix them at home!

Volume 18[]

Boichi
Volume 018.1 Intro Image

Manga, graphic novels, comics, cartoons...

We're all one big family, cut from the same cloth, and despite any minor differences, these things are something we all share. Something we're meant to share.

And yet, it seems to me that so much effort has been dedicated to subdivisions. Why not put that time and energy towards something else instead?

We ought to come together to enjoy everything that emerges from the realm of the comic arts, and maybe the industry needs a single umbrella term, A word to describe what we all do. Personally, the word I use is "toon."

But you're free to pick your own term, of course.

A single term would be proof that we're united and ready to take a step towards the future world.

These are the thoughts I had while staring at the footprints left by a pair of slippers that took me some great pains over a half day to obtain.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 018.2 Intro Image

I received these sandals from Boichi Sensei! The treads on the bottom leave behind the exact footprints made by the first human on the moon.

Thank you!

And the quote inscribed on the sandals is what was said in that moment.

Working on a weekly series is tough, but all these little steps combine into one giant leap.

Pretty slick how I tied it all together like that, huh?

Volume 19[]

Boichi
Volume 019.1 Intro Image

What exactly does it mean to be a pioneer, breaching unknown territory?

In theory, people should admire such attempts and see the value in them. But in practice, it can be almost too difficult to put into words. One will encounter fewer people willing to help than those who stand in opposition. It can be a lonely path with very few earnest supporters.

Sometimes, a lack of know-how can lead to mistakes that break the spirit and destroy ones's life. not many can comprehend that sort of pain and solitude. Despite all this, there will always be new pioneers emerging. Why? Because humans are always willing to break new ground. Today, tomorrow, and the day after.

From the bottom of my heart, I'm throwing my support behind the overseas challengers selected for the Tezuka Prize. To everyone who took up this challenge, I want to say, "You have all my love."

Every last one of you is like Senku, standing strong upon your own piece of this world.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 019.2 Intro Image

Season 2 of the Dr. Stone anime started airing in January 2021! You can check it out on a number of channels and streaming services!

Volume 20[]

Boichi
Volume 020.1 Intro Image

For a while now, I've been thinking we need to start viewing the comic arts as a singular, unified concept under an umbrella term. I've suggested "toon", which is what I've used personally for years now.

Because of these differentiated labels, we can't seem to see each other as being similar (even though we are all basically family) because of fundamental industry concerns. But the future we're headed for has no need of that. Try to imagine and era in which Western comics, manga, graphic novels and webtoons are distributed to everyone regardless of territory. We can learn from each other, grow together, and share in our mutual successes. Authors, editors, and fans can meet, interact, laugh, and debate. There will be a distinct feeling that deep down, we are all one.

I believe that's the grand future in store for us. I've been saying that the 21st century will be the era of manga. This is that moment. That's why the industry that ties us together needs a single name. Those of us who speak through our art are already united.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 020.2 Intro Image

I made some of Senku and Xeno's super soap bubble formula in real life, and my kids and I played with it in the bathroom.

Instead of blowing the bubbles with your mouth, I recommend using a big hoop.

The one in the picture is just a coat hanger twisted into a circle and taped together.

How'd the bubbles turn out? Extra gigantic!

The kids loved it!!

Volume 21[]

Boichi
Volume 021.1 Intro Image

Some simple breakdowns of designs in this volume:

1. The Ropeway I designed the ropeway so that it was A) realistic, given the resources that Senku and pals actually possess, and B) an absolute blast to ride. It also had to be clear that Senku was prioritizing his friends' safety, which is the same with all his inventions. These are essential aspects of everything Senku creates.

2. Medusa Wave-Tactics Site I deliberately stopped to think about how a sudden deluge of hyper-tech devices from the sky would ultimately pile up on the ground, assuming they were bumping into each other a little on the way down. Furthermore, because I'm a fan of Central and South American civilizations, I was sure to include an homage to those cultures via the shape of the pile. Finally, because the Medusa devices put out such a vast amount of energy, I showed how the surrounding plants and inorganic matter were transformed by the incident.

3. Senku's Masada Not your typical fortress, but rather one designed to counter enemies armed with guns and gunpowder. I was also influenced by Roman military camps found in Germany. You'll notice elements that evoke the feel of Ishigami village, since some of the villagers are part of this group. Wherever they go, people bring pieces of themselves.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 021.2 Intro Image

I paid a visit to Genki Ichioka Sensei's GENKI LABO!

Why, you ask? To try crafting a certain "stone" that appears in volume 21. It took lots of trial and error, with plenty of failures, but in the end, I wound up with a tiny fragment! A fragment of what exactly? Read this book to find out.

If you happen to have the right lab equipment at your school, go ahead and give it a try!

Volume 22[]

Boichi
Volume 022.1 Intro Image

1. Lately, I've been working hard to improve my art. When the series first started, I came up with a new art style. It's evolved over time, but I still think there's room for improvement. For instance, in chapter 194, I changed my technique to parallel the passage of time and changing situation (in the story). But it's not enough. Why? Because I want the readers who already love this series to love it even more. That's why I'm putting in the effort so that this series can continue even longer and receive more love.

2. When working on designs, I consider the cool factor, function, and style, but I also try to imbue a sense of the characters' thoughts and emotions. For example, when Suika sets out on her solo adventure, I tried to imagine what she would be thinking and feeling while designing her outfit. Look at the famous formula on both Senku's outfit and Suika's. She's less familiar with that concept, so when she drew it on her clothes, the formula looked less like writing and more like art. The elements are all rounded, with simple curves. Meanwhile, that formula is permanently embedded in Senku's soul. That version represents who he really is on the inside.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 022.2 Intro Image

There's all sorts of merchandise coming out these days.

Quiz Time: Can you tell why they're stacked in that order, from top to bottom?

Volume 23[]

Boichi
Volume 023.1 Intro Image

I wish manga could descend and cover the earth like rain. I wish everyone could fulfill their dreams of becoming a manga creator. I wish the marketplace for manga continues to grow.

With all these hopes in mind, I thought about how I could contribute and decided to start my YouTube channel. There's only English-language content for now, despite my goal of helping everyone looking to start in this field regardless of location. I feel like that's my mission, and it's also a way of giving back to everyone who has supported and protected me.

I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to get it running at first, and managing the channel is still awkward for me.

Incidentally, most of the interactions come from Japanese fans. How is that when the content is in English? On that note, I'm so grateful for Japanese fans. Your outreach brings tears to my eyes.

To express my gratitude, I also decided to start a Japanese-language YouTube channel. I wanted to make things run smoother by creating a company to manage these channels, but I failed... (To be continued...)

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 023.2 Intro Image

I'm so grateful for all the Dr. Stone tie-ins. There's been a collaboration with a well-known video game, an original mobile game, a karaoke tie-in, and branded snacks and home appliances. I even got to enjoy the Dr. Stone café event. The photo above shows the pop-up shop. As the writer of this series, nothing fills me with more joy. Thank you to everyone for making all this happen!

Volume 24[]

Boichi
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I laid the groundwork to start a management company for my YouTube channels and to create a Japanese-language channel for Japanese fans. But despite all my efforts, I couldn't come up with the most important factor—human resources.

Since I couldn't find the right person for the job, I found myself abandoning the idea. (Yes, I gave up.) Putting more time and effort into the project would impact my work as a manga artist.

If I do happen to find the ideal person to manage my channel, perhaps I'll try again.

That said, with or without this YouTube channel, please know that I only have my readers in mind as I create manga, day after day. It's an act that truly connects us—heart and soul.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 024.2 Intro Image

Look at that intricacy in the photo. It's a real-life parametron computer, packed full of little donuts!

Its brief stint of usefulness ended when progress was made on semiconductors, relegating the parametron to the history books.

However, in recent times, quantum computers have made use of parametron technology.

It's pretty fantastic how all of science is connected.

Volume 25[]

Boichi
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The suits worn during space launches aren't just the well-known EVA ones-they're actually pressurized.

I realized the pressurized suits used by Senku and his fellow astronauts had to serve several purposes. First, they needed to minimize damage in case of an accident while the astronauts were petrified. The suits would potentially need to keep every stone fragment contained to reassemble later. Having them made out of hard metal lets them be filled with water while the astronauts are petrified.

Once the astronauts are revived, it would be a disaster if any broken fragments were to float off in zero gravity inside the ship. To prevent that, the suits are equipped with a vacuum-like feature to suck up fragments and keep everything contained.

After considering all of that, I decided to make the suits an homage to Robby the Robot from 1956's Forbidden Planet. I'm sure that Senku or Xeno would appreciate that, right? And so, the design came to be. I love coming up with these sorts of designs, ideas, and homages in the course of working on Dr. Stone chapters.

Riichiro Inagaki
Volume 025.2 Intro Image

I snapped this great pic of the lunar eclipse with my phone! It looked so small in the night sky, though...

If the Earth were a basketball, the moon would be a tennis ball, sizewise. And in this analogy, the moon is as far away as you'd need to throw the basketball Earth to make a three-pointer.

Farther than you might think, right?

That's where Senku and the gang are hoping to get to!

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