5 Anime Like 'Dr. Stone'

Updated on August 28, 2019
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Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.


Did the power of science compel you to try and discover anime shows similar to Dr. Stone? I’m certain it did! Look, it even led you to the right place!

Since you’re basically looking for anime shows that are either educational, insightful, astute, or exhilarating, I’ve listed down five titles that possess at least one of the aforementioned attributes. Don’t worry, all of these shows are of outstanding quality!

With everything said and done, I am ten billion percent sure that you will like all the anime shows listed here just as much as you like Dr. Stone. The mere fact that you’re here led me to that conclusion. If you want to go on with the exhilarating roller-coaster ride that is watching some similar anime shows, then don't hold back and begin right away!

Anime Similar to 'Dr. Stone'

  1. Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work!)
  2. Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space)
  3. No Game No Life
  4. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)
  5. Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)


1. Hataraku Saibou (Cells at Work!)

If you’re searching for an anime show that is outright unique and surprisingly educational just like Dr. Stone, then Hataraku Saibou would probably blow your mind!

The whole anime universe may be surreal, but who would even imagine a show that is set inside the human body, personifying all the cells and microscopic organisms within? Nothing is quite like it. It’s inventive, prolific, and ingenious. It even allows for engrossing learning and illuminates with fascinating knowledge.

Beyond the educational substance of Hataraku Saibou, it also has a mind-tickling comedic essence, which makes learning from it even more fun! Moreover, this show is utterly relatable! After all, I’m pretty sure you’re a human and you have a human body, right?

Anyway, Hataraku Saibou is unquestionably an avant-garde anime. If you’re especially curious about science, biology, and cells at work in general, then this show will satisfy and entertain you to no end!


2. Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space)

Do you like the survival genre elements present in Dr. Stone? If you do, then you should watch Kanata no Astra next!

It’s such a shame that Kanata no Astra is overly an underrated anime. I won’t blame anyone for shrugging it off as just another unappealing show at first sight, because I too did the same. Fortunately, I did pick it up eventually, and boy was I surprised!

Kanata no Astra isn’t as bad as it initially looks. It is actually quite decent, and is a whole new breath of fresh air. The way it handles its survival genre elements, and the way it uses logic and sense—everything is reasonable and sound! Furthermore, this anime has its humor and drama aspects in the right places.

Don’t let this piece of gem go under your radar. Give it the chance it deserves, and it will unravel on its own beyond your expectations.


3. No Game No Life

For some reason, anime shows that possess high degrees of wit and percipience are exceedingly exhilarating. If you intricately enjoyed the said aspect in Dr. Stone, then you’ll certainly enjoy it in No Game No Life even more!

No Game No Life is a brilliant masterpiece! It challenges your mind as it tickles it all at the same time. Every climatic scene in this show is mind-blowing. Somehow, it just makes you crave for more.

Despite the entire world of Disboard in No Game No Life being phantasmagoric, it’s still bounded by fundamental rules. It’s true that everything in it is decided by games, but logic and reason are still in play. All of these make for a marvelous display of mindful action!

Have I ever mentioned anything about No Game No Life being really vivid and colorful, and not just clever and exciting? Well, it is! See it with your own eyes and accept the invitation to its world of astonishment and wonder!


4. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)

Let’s add a bit of seriousness and darkness now. Let’s talk about Shinsekai Yori!

Shinsekai Yori is really dark! It presents how humanity has survived its own threshold of destruction, and managed to rebuild itself after hundreds and thousands of years. There’s a new society now, and it’s shadowy and shrouded in mystery.

What exactly happened in the past? What’s in store for humanity in the future? All shall be staggeringly unveiled!

As I’ve said, Shinsekai Yori is not your usual anime. It’s quite philosophical and deep. There’s a slow build, but please don’t let that stop you from watching it. Let every piece of the puzzle fall into place at their right time. Trust me, this is an anime that will make you question yourself, society, and the essence of humanity.


5. Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)

Just like Dr. Stone, Yakusoku no Neverland has its sights set on survival. Its characters, as well as its setting, may seem innocent, but there’s actually more to them than meets the eye. After all, I consider this anime as the ultimate and most horrifyingly thrilling game of tag!

In Yakusoku no Neverland, we are met with a seemingly peaceful orphanage with happy children and a responsible caretaker. Then all of sudden, we are met with hopelessness and despair!

I sure don’t want to spoil anything for you, so just see this anime for yourself. Just as most of its episodes end in cliffhangers, you can say that this show is extremely suspenseful and tense. It’s also surprisingly emotional and heart-rending. I feel like I would be committing a grave crime if I don’t recommend this anime to you. Having said that, witness the narrative and immerse yourself in this ostensibly bleak yet promisingly hopeful tale of survival.

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      Eyes over Humanity 

      3 months ago

      I've already watched The Promised Neverland. It's amazing!! Then again, I like most things I watch (big variety) although The Promised Neverland is like Dr Stone, but It has a ton of emotion. They're similar because, they both aren't your standard battle shonen manga and more about survival, there is no power system, and they have protagonist who use their intelligence to get ahead of the story but that's about it. Promised Neverland has sort of a fantasy theme while Dr Stone not being sci fi (mostly) has more of science theme going on, I'm not saying which is better, but they're both very interesting!

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      8 months ago

      I enjoyed Astra Lost in Space and Cell at Work. Both are somewhat similar to Dr. Stone. A blend of Science and Science Fiction, Collecting Resources, Solving Problems and Defeating Enemies.

      I recommend both are great and different anime than the usual types. Try them if you have time, I am almost certain you will enjoy them and learn something.

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      Muhammad Abdullah 

      10 months ago

      What a coincidence ! I have watched them all. Those were great choices though.


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