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.
Tohru Honda has undeniably had a hard life and yet she's never lost her smile. Her kindness and love are exactly what the members of the Soma family need as they deal with their own personal demons. As a reboot of a classic series, how does the 2019 version of Fruits Basket hold up?
The crisis with Kyo is momentarily sorted and all of the characters in Fruits Basket seem to be looking to the future. While on the one hand they've all resolved to try to overcome their difficulties, on the other they all seem to be sensing something big coming their way. Fortunately this one already has a second season announcement because while this episode leaves us at a nice resting place, there's a lot of time spent looking toward what is coming next.