In the 43rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump which came out on Monday in Japan, it was officially confirmed that the Dr Stone manga will enter its final arc in the next chapter teased with “Z=212: Final Part: Stone to Space”. The series is written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, and it currently sits at 212 chapters (including today’s). It will take a break next week, which means that the final arc will begin a week later on October 11th. The latest volume 24 cover:
The manga began in Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2017. It has 24 published compilation volumes as of August 4, 2021. The series also received an anime adaptation by TMS Entertainment, which ran for 24 episode from July 2019. It got a season 2 in January 2021, which ran for 11 episodes. Finally, a sequel of an unconfirmed format was announced, and more details are expected at a later date.
You can read the manga on VIZ or MANGA Plus, and they describe the story:
One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he’s got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science!
Although the manga is entering its final arc, it’s not clear just how long Dr Stone will go. With Jujutsu Kaisen also planned to end within the next 2 years, My Hero Academia in its final act, and One Piece in its final stage, WSJ might just be close to an end to some huge Shonen hits.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump
©Riichiro Inagaki, Boichi / Shueisha