I knew there was a good reason why we all pay so much damn money for good food. Also, I love Suika.
Before diving into anything, let me just express my happiness that Suika has finally officially joined the story! As one of the most uniquely designed characters in the story, I was waiting for the moment we would get to see the tiny girl who always wears a watermelon rind as a mask. And boy did the story not disappoint. Besides providing her a fantastic voice actress, I loved how her personality managed to make it past that mask of hers. With a childlike charm of someone who was looking for someone to accept her as she is, it was just fun watching her do her thing.
Moving on to this week’s bigger question that got swept under the rug after Iron and Ramen stole the show — just how in the world do the inhabitants of the village know about things outside their isolated village? From folk lore that was created thousands of years ago to animals that could never appear in Japan, the whole idea of the people in the village knowing about these things seem extremely suspicious. Looking back at Senku’s logic behind it all, it makes you wonder who would go out of their way to rewrite the stories that were told in the past. Stories that provided both entertainment and knowledge.
At the end of the day though, solving mysteries like that pales in comparison to saving Ruri. And in order to save Ruri it looks like Senku and his Nation of Science is going to need a lot more manpower to overcome the first hurdle of creating iron. Luckily it looks like Senku has once again created a trump card using the power of science and its ability to completely envelop the taste buds which in turn leads to a burst of endorphins. Hopefully it’ll be enough for him to persuade some villagers to come help out since I can’t imagine just the four of them being strong enough to generate enough heat to cast iron. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week!
P.S. Please do not post spoilers if you’ve read the source material! There’s a lot of good content coming and I’d love to let anime-only viewers experience it to the fullest. Thanks guys <3