When you’re young and obsessed with certain anime or manga series, there’s a tendency to try to learn things from the series that you might find cool. In my case, it was learning all the different hand seals from Naruto, but in a Japanese kindergartner’s case, he was learning how to write down chemical formulas after he was inspired by the science-based manga and anime series, Dr. Stone.

Dr. Stone is an ongoing manga series first written by Riichiro Inagaki in 2017, which received an anime adaptation two years later. The story takes place over 3,000 years in the future, where the 18-year-old genius protagonist, Senku Ishigami, finds himself suddenly awakened in a world of petrified humans and no traces of civilization. Science serves an important role in the series, as it holds the key to Senku’s revival and is his only tool in his mission to rebuild society.

Japanese Twitter user Sumio (@tempkinder) mentioned their son’s obsession with the show when they shared images of notes that their son had written down. He was said to have written down the different chemical formulas for the medicine they received after a trip to the hospital.

By - Jen Santelices.