I had the joy of reviewing this one each week with Irina and I know that it was a definite highlight of the Summer anime season. Given is a low key boys love anime with two adorable dorks at its centre.
We're back to frantic inventing and creating as Senku is working to prepare for the attack he has decided will occur once winter is over. Have to love that the first step to mobile phones involves making Fairy Floss (Cotton Candy).
All things considered, the inhabitants of Ishigami village take their village burning down surprisingly in-stride this week in Dr Stone. While last week was pleasantly surprising, this week while interesting felt like it was on hold and trying to help us get to a specific end point at a specific time. Still, there were some good moments to be found.
I get the distinct impression that Isekai Cheat Magician is what happens when someone who has only read one genre believes they've got an amazingly revolutionary idea - not one but two characters end up in the other world. Only then they don't know what to actually do with them and so the end result ends up somewhat less than satisfying.
While I was worried the return of Tsukasa would mark a downturn in my enjoyment, episode 18 of Dr Stone was a surprisingly fun and entertaining affair. There is lots to enjoy as the characters react to an attack and then make their preparations.
This week it is all about taking risks and betting on a chance of survival. As Byakuya's story comes to an end we see the gift he left for Senku.