If you’re a fan of Dr. Stone, here are 10 other animes that you should definitely check out.
Dr. Stone tells the story of Senku, a once-in-a-lifetime genius, who attempts to restart human civilization’s scientific age after it mysteriously came to an end 3000 thousand years ago when humans were all petrified. After reawakening in a strange new world, Senku set out to learn everything he could about it before turning to science for help.
Senku eventually discovered a way to free Taiju and Yuzuriha from their petrification, and he used this to free his friends. The three of them went on to found the Kingdom of Science, an organization dedicated to restoring humanity to its former scientific glory. Dr. Stone does a good job with the science to come up with an intriguing premise, and the show’s interesting cast makes it one of the best of the season.
The anime’s survival, escapism, and surrealism themes make it difficult to pin down exactly what genre Dr. Stone belongs to. So it’s unfair to limit shows that might be similar simply because they have the same thematic content. Dr. Stone presents a general idea, and this list has been updated to include anime that incorporate other elements that can be interpreted by fans. These are just the right length for binge-watching while still allowing time to watch the other shows mentioned earlier.
1. Cells At Work
Throughout the series, the daily activities of human cells are depicted in vivid detail. Without ever becoming overly complicated, it provides the audience with a solid amount of scientific information.
This makes it a simple-to-follow anime, but don’t expect to be able to pass a medical exam based on the information being disseminated. If you like Dr. Stone, you might enjoy Cells at Work, but it’s clear that this is a less exciting version of the “science is fun” trope.
2. Steins; Gate
The genius of Senkou Rintarou is that he yearns to progress even further, just like any genius who is ahead of his time. This is the story of Rintarou and his friends as they work together in their lab to create new technology. Their “Phone Microwave,” which they discovered through trial and error, is capable of sending emails into the past.
The fact that these emails have the power to change the course of history comes as a result of this revelation. If you’re a sci-fi fan and haven’t seen Steins; Gate yet, do so immediately.
3. From The New World
From the New Planet depicts a world that has gone into anarchy, once parts of the populace developed psychokinetic talents. As a result of this new development, the people with special psychic abilities were forced to isolate themselves from the rest of society.
A mysterious Sage Academy is depicted in the story of Saki Watanabe and her friends. It doesn’t take long for the kids to settle into their assigned duties, but soon they begin to question their own “Utopia.”
4. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland is a psychological thriller that aims to get the audience up and moving. A storyline twist in the formula leaves the viewer wanting more about the characters after they’ve been led down a certain route. This series excels at making the viewer care about the children before gradually removing them from sight. This creates a sense of suspense for the viewer, as they don’t know what will happen in the next scene.
As Emma, Rei, and Norman attempt to flee the human farm where they once lived, The Promised Neverland follows their adventures. While not quite the same style of survival anime as Dr. Stone, the premise and execution of this anime make it a must-see.
5. Silver Spoon
As a high school student, Yuugi Hachiken is a diligent one, but he gets fed up with his workload and decides to transfer to a new school, believing that he won’t have to put in as much effort. Hachiken was shocked to learn that all of his classmates were capable farmers, in contrast to him, who had difficulty with even the most basic tasks.
Hachizen will have to put in more effort than he has ever put in before if he hopes to be successful in his new school. As he makes his way through life, he encounters wonderful people who share their wisdom with him about both himself and the wider world.
6. Uninhabited Planet Survive
This anime takes place in the 22nd century, when Earth has become uninhabitable and humans have been forced to colonize other parts of space. Today’s citizens are used to space travel as an everyday occurrence in our high-tech age. A freak event leaves Luna, her dog, and six of her classmates stranded on a planet that is meant to be uninhabitable.
If the pupils are to survive this interplanetary chaos, they will need to form a tight group. Together, they search the island for any signs of life, but as they dig deeper, it becomes clear that they aren’t the only ones there.
7. Astra Lost In Space
an animated series that takes place in 2063, where space travel is a normal occurrence. Teenagers from squad B-5 were sent to a campsite one day. When the adolescents arrive at the site, they immediately detect that something is off, but they are dragged into space before they have a chance to react.
Now that they’ve become stranded, the survivors must work together to stay alive in deep space. This “accident” is revealed as the story progresses, and the gang eventually discovers that they had wandered light years from their prior location.
8. 7 Seeds
All of Earth’s life was thought to have been extinguished when a massive meteorite crashed into the globe. However, the administration was able to foresee the planet’s demise. As a result, they devised a contingency plan in the hope that humanity would survive.
Cryogenically frozen men and women form the basis of this contingency strategy. A new and dangerous world greets these people upon their long-overdue awakening, for which they are woefully unprepared.
9. MoyashimonTadayasu Sawaki, a first-year agriculture student, struggles to find his way around university in Moyashimon. There is as much to be learned as there is in the anime. It is possible for Tadayasu to see and communicate with microorganisms, such as bacteria.
It’s a handy power, but it puts Tadayasu in awkward situations all the time. Yet, he still needs to develop his skills quickly in order to reach his objectives.
10. Tokyo Magnitude 8
It’s Mirai’s duty at the beginning of summer vacation: taking her younger brother to a robot exhibit that has been on his bucket list for years. Mirai does this, but she can’t help but wish she were doing something else. Eventually, her anger and frustration boil over into the thought, “I wish everything would fall apart.”
Unfortunately for her, she gets what she wants. Immediately following the robot exhibition in Kanto, an enormous earthquake strikes, trapping the children inside. Mari Kusakabe comes to their aid and they are able to begin their long journey home to safety.