Two Million Years of Being (200万年の在処 Nihyakuman-nen no Arika?) is the third volume of the Dr. Stone manga


Upon arriving at a primitive village, science fanatic Senku schemes to recruit the villagers to help him bring about a new civilization based on science! His first target is a young, inquisitive villager named Chrome, whom Senku wins over by defeating him in q science battle of wits. Their first big task? To find a cure for Kohaku's older sister and the village shamaness - Ruri!


Author's Comment

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!

Extra Pages


Volume 3 was published on December 4, 2017 during Japans Tankōbon ranking period of 4rd to 10th December 2017. Dr. Stone Volume 3 ranked 16/50 during that period selling a estimated 48,180 Tankōbon copies during its first week on sale.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dr. Stone Volume 3: (Japanese) Shueisha - Amazon U.S. - Amazon AU
  2. Dr. Stone Volume 3 sales from December 04 to December 10 2017

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