Something seems final about chapter 40 of Dr. Stone. Senku became village chief and it’s resolved in a few pages. Everyone in Senku’s gang are happy, even Gen (mostly because he finally got his cola [Dr. Cola™]). Point is, I thought we had more hardships coming before Ruri got her antibiotics. Not that it’s a bad chapter, just caught me off guard.
Yeah, we still got the big showdown between Team Senku and Team Tsukasa coming. But, the series isn’t ready for that. So, what’s gonna happen next? Well, the series has two options: Stick with Senku as he takes the next steps towards his ultimate goal or sideline the science kingdom storyline while the audience checks in with Taiju & Yuzuriha. Remember, its been around six months their time since we last saw them. There’s a lot to catch up on, but I think their update won’t be as long at Senku’s science kingdom adventures so far. The series is called Dr. Stone after all.
Who knows, really. All I can say is my pessimist sense is tingling. The overpowered high school jock shoe will drop at some point. We can’t have Senku on the fast track without Tsukasa becoming more of a threat and right now if Taiju & Yuzuriha did join his group as spies that makes three people in his community secretly working against him. Hmm…I don’t think Senku being alive will be secret much longer. I think that conflict is coming, not immediately, maybe at the end of our Taiju & Yuzuriha status update, but its on the horizon.
Oh, well. Maybe I’m chasing shadows and the story will continue with Senku in the forefront. But, if I’m right I’ll get to brag about it to all my many many friends. …Internet friends count, right? Oh… Well I’ll brag in the mirror.