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.
Do I get to count that as getting it right or not? As the tournament continues there are some surprises in the rounds though no surprise that somehow it all works out in Senku's favour. That seems to be the nature of Dr Stone so far.
It is finally time for the tournament in Dr Stone and the gang are already to go. There's a lot riding on the outcome and Senku and the others aren't above trying to turn things in their favour yet the draw ends up the worst it possibly could for them. It is another round of amazing facial expressions this week in Dr Stone.
Senku and Chrome are playing a dangerous game this week as they go collecting ingredients in a dangerous region. As Senku points out, this isn't the time for trial and error given an error will mean death. Still, given the kind of show Dr Stone has been, I don't think many of us were all that worried for their safety.