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Stone World (Stone (ストーン) World (ワールド) Sutōn Wārudo) is the first chapter of the Dr. Stone manga and the first chapter of the Stone Formula Arc.


The day every human on the planet turned to stone...

Taiju announces to his best friend Senku that he has decided to tell Yuzuriha, the girl he has loved for the last 5 years, his feelings. Senku offers him a love potion that allegedly has a 10 billion percent of chance of success. Taiju refuses because he doesn't want to cheat her affection, and meets her to confess under a Camphor Tree in the schoolyard.

At his attempt to do so, a sudden giant flash of light appears across the sky and Taiju tells Yuzuriha to grab on to the camphor tree for protection, pushing her.

Everyone around the world is in the process of turning to stone. People realize they can't speak nor move as they lose consciousness. A montage shows U.S. President Donald Trump wondering what's going on. Drivers lose control of their vehicles and cause accidents, birds and planes with passengers crash. Taiju pledges not to die before he has confessed his love for Yuzuriha.

In his stone state, Taiju recalls the commotion that morning about a statue of a bird that had fallen from the sky. Upon realizing that a friend uploaded a picture of something similar, he picks it up and rushes to the nearest veterinary clinic. He suspects some sort of terrible bird disease that hardens the skin.

Yuzuriha had chided for his silliness in bringing what is clearly a sculpture to the vet before it had even opened. Taiju, completely embarrassed, asks her for her reason for visiting. Yuzuriha also pulls out bird statue; both of them had the same silly idea. He begins to laugh, and she throws in: "Hey, stop laughing, we're in the same boat!"

As days, months and years go by, Taiju declares he won't let himself die before he can confess his love.

Millennia later, Taiju breaks free. He is confronted with many other statues. He decides to go to the camphor tree, hoping to find Yuzuriha. Luckily, the Camphor Tree had snugly wrapped its roots around Yuzuriha's body, protecting her.

As he sheds tears, he apologizes for being unable to protect her while she protected him. He looks the statue in the eye and vows to save her. And then he notices a message craved in the bark: "Head down the river, big oaf!" He runs along the river to find his best friend, Senku.

After a heartfelt reunion, Senku states "today is the 5th of October 5738" and jokingly adds, "how long did you oversleep, you big jerk. I've been awake and working for more than half a year." Taiju asks him in shock how he knows what the precise date is, to which Senku responds that he'd simply counted.

The chapter ends with Senku bringing Taiju to the tree house he had built, claiming that they will "take back the world" and "use the power of science to figure out what caused the petrification event and (our) subsequent revival!"

Characters in Order of Appearance[]

Chapter Notes[]

  • Taiju plans to confess to Yuzuriha.
  • A flash of light turns all the human beings in the world to stone.
  • Some birds were also turned to stone prior to the humans.
  • Millennia pass.
  • Senku plans to team up with Taiju to bring back the old world and save all of humanity.


  • The elixir of love claimed by Senku was gasoline refined from plastic bottle caps. The molecular structure of polythene with hydrocarbons spliced off the gasoline.
  • In the original sketches for this chapter, the picture of the president of the United States on page 20 was Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump.[1]
  • The couple shown in Rome is a reference to Sun-Ken Rock, another one of Boichi's series.


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