Here's Why Dr. Stone Manga is Going on a Break

Here's what we know about it.

By Shivam Gulati

July 19, 2021

Dr. Stone is a popular Japanese manga that features some of the best-written characters and a unique storyline. Millions of readers from around the world are connected with the manga. And the popularity of the series reached new heights when TSM Entertainment premiered the first season of Dr. Stone’s anime adaptation in 2019.

Like most manga serialized in the Shonen Jump Issue, Dr. Stone follows a weekly release schedule. The previous manga chapter came out on July 18th, and now, everyone is looking forward to reading Chapter 206 this weekend.

However, recently, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump issue 33/34, the creators announced that the manga is taking a break.

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Dr. Stone Manga Hiatus Explained

Boichi and Riichirou Inagaki announced the hiatus this Monday in the latest Weekly Shonen Jump issue. According to the announcement, the manga is going on a hiatus to give authors some more time to do some “research.” (Source: Anime News Network).

Fans very well know that Science plays a crucial role in Dr. Stone’s storyline. In each manga chapter, we see Senku Ishigami using complex scientific innovations to rebuild human civilization. So, of course, mangaka deserves all the time they need to brainstorm and come up with unique ideas that would keep surprising the readers.

When Does the Manga come back?

The creators confirmed that Dr. Stone would come back from hiatus in the magazine’s 36th/37th issues. The combined issue is set to release on August 10th, so you will get to read Chapter 206 after a two-week break.

Fortunately, there’s no official word on the next chapter getting delayed any further. The above release date has also been confirmed on Viz’s official website. Anyway, we’ll definitely update this post if the writers decide to extend the delay a little longer.

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Shivam Gulati

Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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