Anime/manga Dr. Stone stars Senku Ishigami, a brilliant high school student with a deep passion for science and research. Senku was imprisoned in stone for 3,700 years as a strange energy wave swept over the planet and petrified everyone. Now it's up to him to create the technology of the future, one device at a time.

In spite of the absence of action, magic, or martial arts, the Dr. Stone series is lauded for its scientific correctness and shonen-style storytelling. However, younger fans may be curious as to how the series gained its moniker. There is no such individual as Dr. Stone in the series, and Senku may be a knowledgeable guy, but he's not a doctor. Despite this, the word was used frequently in the show for good reason.

Find out with Littleowh where the name "Dr. Stone" comes from in the anime!

1. The Stone's Regenerative Potential

Since that certification wave stopped human civilization dead in its tracks and caused all of mankind's creations to collapse to dust as nature regained the Earth, Senku saw the enigmatic certification phenomenon as his worst adversary. To help others escape the stone, Senku created a "revival fluid" that he used on the ferocious Tsukasa Shishio. There were hundreds of petrified humans that Senku observed every day, but there was nothing he could do to release them from their stony confines. However, Senku soon realized that the stone had done him a favor, and he set out to find a way to put it to good use once more.

Where Did The Anime's Name "Dr. Stone" Come From?

The two men couldn't come to terms, so Tsukasa struck Senku in the back of the neck with a hammer, killing him instantly. Senku was presumed dead by Taiju and Yuzuriha until he was resurrected by a piece of certification stone that had fallen from his neck. Once it was removed, the flesh underneath was healed and Senku's life was saved. As a result, Senku gave it the moniker "Doctor Stone"

Tsukasa later re-joined Senku's side near the end of Season 2 and was mortally wounded in the battle against Hyoga with Senku. Cryogenically freezing Tsukasa bought them some time while Senku worked on healing him. For the time being, Senku's aim was to utilize an authentication device to break free Tsukasa so the stone could heal him.

It worked out in the manga because Tsukasa agreed to the proposal. Using petrification, Senku and his comrades repaired Tsukasa completely, and the stone even cured the humans inside broken statues. As long as everything was in place and the revival fluid was applied while they were unconscious, the stone could repair even damaged arms. This provided Senku's team an advantage over the kingdom of petrification because having your statue destroyed was no longer an automatic death sentence.

2. The Other Stone Doctors: Senku & Byakuya Ishigami

Even if Senku Ishigami and his foster father Byakuya were not licensed doctors or geologists, they may be referred to as "Dr. Stone" figuratively. Thousands of years apart, Senku and Byakuya laid the foundation for human civilization's future, and their surnames, Ishigami, contain the character for "stone." The settlement of Ishigami took its name from them as well, serving as a foundation for the revival of humanity.

Where Did The Anime's Name "Dr. Stone" Come From?

Byakuya and his ISS colleagues returned to Earth in a Soyuz capsule not long after the global petrification event. From establishing the Hundred Tales to acquiring rare and valuable resources for Senku's future use, Byakuya devoted the remainder of his life to setting the foundation for that achievement. The Hundred Tales of Ruri was taught to Senku by Byakuya, who had memorized all of them. Senku carried on Byakuya's labor for millennia after his death. Now that Senku and the villagers had this advantage, they could utilize it to make a lasting impact on human society for the foreseeable future, even if he couldn't use it himself.

Using their resourcefulness, wit, and optimism, Senku and Byakuya actually transformed into miracle healers, restoring the human race's health and vitality. With their names and positions in the novel, both characters are like Dr. Stone: helpful and constructive people who want what's best for others.