When you’re putting together a manga like Dr. STONE, it’s no surprise that you would need to do a lot of research in the process. As revealed earlier this week, the series—which is written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi—won’t be featured in the next issue of Shonen Jump, because the creators are busy doing more research to get everything just right.
The official Twitter account made the announcement that Inagaki is doing research for the upcoming arc, but didn’t provide any further details about the nature of the research. Considering all that goes on in the Dr. STONE manga, it could be anything, but we’re pretty sure the end results are going to be wildly entertaining.
Dr. STONE will return in this week’s 45th issue of Jump the following week.
Crunchyroll streams the Dr. STONE anime as it airs and describes it:
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing… Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!