I asked and you voted - it is time to reveal the reader's choice for 2019's Anime of the Year. This one was definitely surprising.
Faced with a world thousands of years after humans were all turned to stone, Senku sets himself the task of rebuilding civilisation and technology and he isn't going to let anything stop him. Dr Stone gives a fun look at life after the current world ends.
For those who haven't read the source, these final episodes will leave them wanting more and fortunately a second season has been confirmed. Episodes 23 and 24 of Dr Stone continue to be entertaining and full of pleasant surprises.
Scientific inventions, hard work, and Christmas lights come together in this pair of episode as Ishigami Village continues to rush technological advancement in order to prepare for the coming conflict. As usual, the cast carry the show and there's plenty to enjoy in this pair of episodes.
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.
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.
What happened the day the world turned to stone? Well, we still haven't got all the answers but this episode does show us a new perspective and also answers the question of why there are blonde characters running around in a village in Japan. Dr Stone continues its strong run of episodes with another compelling view.
So they threw yet another curve ball at us before the end of the tournament but we have finally gotten to curing Ruri. I have to admit it is deeply satisfying seeing all of the pieces coming together here.