Premiere date: July 5
Where to watch it: Crunchyroll, Funimation Now
Picture this: You're a normal, everyday high school student named Taiju Oki. There's this girl (a really cute one!) you've been in love with ever since you were both kids. Today's the day you're about to confess your true feelings. Just as you're about to call out to her and tell her how you really feel, a shining green light appears, petrifying every single human on earth. In an instant, everyone has been turned to stone. Just your luck!
That's the premise of shonen manga epic Dr. Stone, which is already off to an exciting start. After the petrification, thousands of years pass, yet one day, Taiju breaks free of his shell, only to find that his scientifically-inclined friend Senku Ishigami has been thriving in this new age. He's been working on a way to turn every single petrified human back to normal by using time-tested experiments to figure out how to reverse the damage. Together, they work to restore the human race to its former glory, rebuilding civilization one day at a time.
But what caused the mass petrification event in the first place? Will Taiju ever get to confess to his lifelong love? Dr. Stone will attempt to answer these questions and more as it explores the constructs of society, the mystery behind the sudden flash of light that started it all, and perhaps why Senku's hair looks like a leek. You'll be hooked from the first episode, so luckily there's plenty of manga chapters to read through if you can't wait for new installments to air.