「仮面の戦士」 (Kamen no Senshi)
We’re so close yet so far!
With a lot of other shows ending (or have already ended), I’m glad that I still have Dr.STONE to look forward to for the foreseeable future. That said, boy am I happy to see the story not miss a beat and continue on its crazy path forward to Senku and team creating something that will hopefully save Ruri’s life.
If there was something that I really enjoyed this week, it had to have been the ample use of comedy during the first half of the episode. In retrospect, it makes perfect sense that someone with no knowledge of science or how various chemicals work together could get super irrational when the thought of taking those things and using it on an individual comes up. God, I don’t know what we’d do without Kohaku and how well she represents people who are living in a post-petrification stone world. That and it’s been a long time since I saw a pee joke that I actually giggled at.
That said, all of the Kingdom of Science’s work could end up being for naught without someone other than Magma winning the Grand Bout. Luckily it looks like Senku has done a pretty good job at trying to stack the deck as much as he could in their favor. Toss in the added bonus that Kinrou’s sight issues were luckily solved, it looks like things could finish up pretty quickly. However, seeing how this is Magma we’re dealing with, I can imagine that things won’t be as simple as it seems.
Anyways, another fun episode that brought together a lot of elements that we haven’t seen in a while! With the conclusion to Kinro and Magma’s match waiting for us next week, I wonder if things will really end in the first bout. Until then though, be sure to stay safe and check out our recent Season Preview to see what shows you should be watching!