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Ganen (ガンエン) is a villager from Ishigami Village. He is the son of Sagan and En.


Ganen is a man with short blonde hair that sticks up at the front. He is slightly overweight and has a double chin. His eyes are small but round, and his eyebrows are small but thick and arched. He seems to take after his mother and is generally found smiling (unless he's being overworked by Senku).

Like most of the villagers, he wears a deep blue tunic with a rope around the waist. Similarly to his father, he also has a rope across his body; however, Ganen's holds two leather pouches rather than being decorative.


Daikon is King

Ganen holding up a daikon.

Ganen's first love is food. He is always looking for new sorts of food and is eager to try new ones.[2] He seems to be quite animated, his feelings usually showing on his face whether they be drooling over ramen or sobbing at how hard it is to work the furnace. He is friendly and trusting as well as he had no problem with Senku's appearance at the village.

Abilities and Skills[]

Ganen is shown working the bellows on the iron furnace on several occasions. In addition, he is probably somewhat of a food tester for the village as Kujaku trusts his food judgement before trying the ramen.[3] He is also likely to be training to make alcohol under his father's supervision as their family seems to house all the alcohol containers.


Kingdom of Science Arc[]

Ganen is first introduced when the villagers hear that an outsider has arrived at the village. He is shown being told tales of who Senku might be by Shovel and interpreting them in a worse way that she described.[4] The next time we see him, he is sitting in a hut with his parents, eating skewered fish over a fire and complaining that it's all they eat.[5] He then gets lured in by the smell of ramen and is delighted by this new food until Senku tells them to start working the furnaces as payment.[6]

Ganen Unmo pumping

Ganen pumping the furnace.

Village Games Arc[]

At the Grand Bout, Ganen is shown snacking on a kebab before the matches start, wondering what a 'last name' is when Ruri brings it up.[7] Later, before Ginro's match against Senku, he hears Ginro lauding his ideas for when he's Village Chief and agrees with the promise of all-you-can-eat ramen every day.[8] He is then shown helping Sagan carry the booze out to the victor and drooling.[9]

Village Origins Arc[]

During the celebration, he hangs out with Unmo and drinks heavily, insisting everyone be involved in the party and trying to drag Gen into the group.[10]

Ganen Unmo partying anime

Ganen and Unmo partying together.

Communications Arc[]

Ganen appears once more when Senku starts making cotton candy, drooling over how good it smells.[11] Later, he rejoices with the others when Gen informs them that the iron forge has been fully automated. Once bottling is taught to the villagers, Ganen marvels at the idea of meat being preserved over winter.[12] He then gets excited with the other men over the new car[13] and even later over the usefulness of a refrigerator.[14]

Age of Exploration Arc[]

After Restaurant Francois is created, Ganen is found pigging out at one of the tables.[15]



Ganen seems to be quite close to Unmo, and is frequently shown doing things alongside him such as eating, drinking or working the furnace's bellows. Together, they make a jovial pair and are likely to be the life of the party.

Chapter Appearances[]

Chapter Appearances
Kingdom of Science Arc
13. Part 1: Stone World: The Beginning Absent
14. Those Who Have Faith Absent
15. Two Kingdoms of the Stone World Absent
16. Kohaku Absent
17. Nasty Looks Pictured
18. Sorcery Showdown Absent
19. Two Million Years of Being Absent
20. Stone Road Debut
21. Dawn of Iron Absent
22. Survival Gourmet Appears
23. The Smooth Talker Appears
24. Lightning Speed!!! Pictured
25. By These Hands, the Light of Science Pictured
26. A Shadow Alliance Absent
27. A Certain Scientists Wish Absent
28. Clear World Absent
29. Senku's Lab Pictured
30. Death Green Absent
31. Friends Have Each Other's Backs Absent
32. Brain & Heart Absent
33. Baaad Chemicals Absent
Village Games Arc
34. Sneaky Grand Bout Strategy Appears
35. The Masked Warrior Absent
36. Kinro and Ginro Absent
37. Science-User Chrome Absent
38. Master of Flame Absent
39. And the Winner is... Appears
40. Two Million Years in the Making Pictured
Village Origins Arc
41. Doctor Stone Absent
42. Tale for the Ages Absent
43. Humanity's Final Six Absent
44. One Hundred Nights, One Thousand Skies Fantasy
45. Epilogue of Part 1 (End of Part 1) Part 2: Stone Wars Appears
Vs. Hyoga Arc
46. Stone Wars Fantasy
47. Science Vs. Power Pictured
48. Blades of Science Absent
49. To the Present Absent
50. Humanity's Greatest Weapon Absent
Communications Arc
51. Sweets for the Stone World Appears
52. Age of Energy Absent
53. Hard Knocks Crafting Club Appears
54. Flickering Blue Jewel Absent
55. Treasure Dungeon Push Start Absent
56. The Treasure Absent
57. Heat Heart Absent
58. Wave of Science Absent
59. Voices from Here to Infinity Absent
60. Angel's Song, Devil's Whisper Pictured
61. Stone Wars Begin Absent
62. Double Chase Absent
63. Information Warfare Absent
64. Hotline Absent
65. Call From the Dead Absent
66. Liars and Truth Tellers Absent
67. Full Mobilization Absent
68. Flame of Revolution Absent
69. Steam Gorilla Pictured
70. Paper Shield Absent
71. Prison Break Absent
72. Experience Points Absent
73. Top-Secret Mission Absent
74. Fateful 20 Seconds Absent
75. 20-Second Countdown Absent
76. Final Battle Absent
77. The Power of Science Absent
78. That Which Destroys or Saves Absent
79. For This Very Moment Absent
80. Humanity's Strongest Tag Team Absent
81. Fingertip Absent
82. Epilogue of Stone Wars (End of Part 2) Absent
Age of Exploration Arc
83. Dr. Stone Pictured
84. People = Power Absent
85. Ultimate Resource Absent
86. Money Absent
87. Senku's Department Store Absent
88. Wings of Humanity Absent
89. Adventures Absent
90. New World Map Absent
91. Need Bread? Start with Wheat Absent
92. Desire is Noble Absent
93. The First Shot Is Yours Absent
94. The Scent of Black Gold Absent
95. First Contact Absent
96. Eye of Science Absent
97. The Joy of Leadership Pictured
98. Ryusui Absent
99. Kingdom of Science Photo Journal Absent
100. Origin of the 100 Tales Absent


  • The name 'Ganen' translates to halite, better known as rock salt. This is probably a reference to his gourmand habits.


  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 193, Page 12, Ganen is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 22, Page 7
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 23, Page 4
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 20, Page 2
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 22, Page 4
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 23, Page 11
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 34, Page 4
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 39, Page 10
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 40, Page 4
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 45, Page 3
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 51, Page 11
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 53, Page 10
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 69, Page 6
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 83, Page 13
  15. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 97, Page 4

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