I just praised Ron Komonohashi for having essentially a bottle episode so it would be hypocritical of me not to do the same for Dr. Stone. It’s funny how these things come in waves. Especially in a show like Dr. Stone which is not only action-heavy but split between two groups of characters. But you know what, I also quite liked this episode It has been a good anime week!
After seeing all the villagers’ reactions, I kind of want to know what it’s like to get petrified as well. Especially if it cures all your little aches and pains. I am probably overthinking this but you know, the fact that the petrification beam can be used as a sort of rejuvenation for the people that get revived did have me thinking what if the beam wasn’t meant to be a weapon in the first place? Like sure its current iteration most likely is just that but maybe they were originally researching a new form of cryostasis for terminally ill patients or something. Not that it changes anything to the present storyline but it would explain some of the quirks it has.
Kohaku and Ginrou’s statues were quite the sight. Do you guys think they broke them yet?
Again, I might be nitpicking, but how did Amaryllis know everything that had happened. I probably missed something. From what I remember she saw how it went down and that they got stoned but how did she know about the master? Kohaku mouthed something but did she really manage to get all those details through. That he’s a statue and looks like Soyuz and all of that? I should rewatch the last episode.
I mentioned that I missed the little science vignettes we used to get for Senku’s inventions. We still get occasional explanations but as the science is getting more complicated and “magic” like, it’s probably harder to pull off a concise explanation in the middle of an episode. So I appreciated that we got Gen’s soft science explanation instead. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about teaching children how to effectively manipulate people but hey, it’s a useful skill! And the info we got in the episode is actually applicable to real life. So YaY?
This said I do really like how Gen’s mastery of soft sciences contrasts with Senku’s knowledge of hard sciences. I wish there were more characters like that. So far, Dr. Stone has mostly used the old false dichotomy of brains vs brawn. And the show itself didn’t stick to it by giving us characters like Tsukasa who are both physical and intellectual powerhouses. In fact, Moz reminded me of a discount Tsukasa. In his defense, he doesn’t have the few thousand years of human evolution to fall back on that Tsukasa had.
I really enjoyed the exchange. I loved seeing how Gen played him and how victory is sometimes just about not losing. And the silly plan they hatched together is exactly what I would expect a bunch of nerdy teenagers to come up with. Now let’s see if it works!
Previous Dr. Stone 3 Posts
- Dr. Stone 3 Episode 1 – Return to the Kingdom of Science
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 2 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 3 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 4 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 5 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 6 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 7 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 8 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 9 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 10 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 11 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 12 Review
- Dr. Stone: New World Episode 13 Review