Why Isn’t Season 1 of ‘Dr. Stone’ on Netflix?

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Dr. Stone – Copyright. TMS Entertainment

The popularity of Dr. Stone has shot into the stratosphere after the release of the anime adaptation. With such a popular anime airing in Japan, surely Netflix would be streaming it? Sadly, this isn’t the case and Dr. Stone isn’t on Netflix. We’ll be discussing below why Dr. Stone isn’t on Netflix and where you can stream the anime.

Dr. Stone is an animated Japanese adventure series based on the manga of the same name by author Riichiro Inagaki. The manga serialization began in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2017. It didn’t take long before the popularity of the series exploded, leading to an anime adaptation. TMS Entertainment in collaboration with 8PAN is responsible for the production of the series. The studios have collaborated before, both studios worked on anime adaptations of Fruit Baskets, Yowamushi Pedal and

Taiju Oki is a typical high-student, but his friend Senku Isigami is obsessed an adores science. When Taiju attempts to confess his feelings for fellow classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa, disaster strikes and a flash of blinding flash of light seen around the world petrifies humanity. While trapped in stone for 3700 years, Taiju and Senku willed themselves to remain conscious and awake to a world covered in stone.

Why Dr. Stone season 1 isn’t streaming on Netflix

Netflix doesn’t have the license to stream episodes of Dr. Stone. The streaming service has had some excellent new additions this past year but they struggle to keep up with the output of dedicated anime streaming services such as FUNimation and Crunchyroll.

Despite the fact that Netflix has international distribution deals for foreign titles, anime have never fallen into that category. This has been the cause of major frustration for subscribers that anime titles aren’t simulcast. At the time of writing episodes of Dr. Stone are still airing on a weekly basis.

If you’re wanting to stream Dr. Stone you will instead need a subscription to Crunchyroll or FUNimation.

English dub episodes are available to stream on FUNimation, whereas English subbed episodes are available on Crunchyroll.

Are other regions streaming Dr. Stone on Netflix?

The only region streaming Dr. Stone is Japan. This comes as no surprise as Netflix Japan receives many of the latest anime titles on a weekly basis.

Like the United States, subscribers in the United Kingdom will need a subscription to FUNimation or Crunchyroll.

Australians looking for episodes of Dr. Stone need a subscription to AnimeLab.

Would you like to see Dr. Stone streaming on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.