With Hyoga and Homura captured, Senku begins to search for a way to save Tsukasa, but even he is struggling to come up with a solution. He needs more time, but Tsukasa is already staring down Death’s door!
Having seen Hyoga fall to Senku and Tsukasa, Homura races in to help him, but Kohaku and the others arrive just in time to stop her. They have won, but at what cost! Senku is one-billion percent fine, Tsukasa, however, is not doing anywhere near as well. His wound wouldn’t necessarily kill him in a normal situation, but this is anything but normal.
They patch up Tsukasa as best they can, but it’s not enough and he knows it. Tsukasa asks why Senku is going to the trouble of trying to buy time when time is not something he can control. However, Senku has a plan for that. He’s going to build a cold storage facility so that he can freeze Tsukasa’s body. That will buy him the time to learn about petrification and discover where it came from.
That technology alone would be the greatest advancement in humanity’s history. They would be able to store food indefinitely as stone and transform it back when they needed it. They would be able to cure almost any illness. At least that’s the plan. First, Senku needs to build the freezer and kill Tsukasa.
It’s an ironically fitting end as Senku gets revenge for the time that Tsukasa killed him, not that he ever wanted to. Still, he stays with Tsukasa as he breathes his last breath, talking to him about everything and nothing as he tries to occupy their minds on anything but what is happening.
Tsukasa’s final gift was to tell them the location of every statue he had broken, and he remembered the location of every single one. Finally, Tsukasa died and was placed in the cold storage where he was frozen until they could revive him.
This may feel like the end, but it’s just the beginning. Senku plans on building a ship and travelling around the world to the source of the petrification ray that froze humanity. The adventure is just beginning!
What did you think?
This series is absolutely fantastic. There’s really not much more to it than that. Everything about it works. The characters are great, the premise is amazing, and the scope for adventure is limitless. I can’t help but get excited for the third season that has just been announced and I can’t wait to set sail with Senku and his team. There’s a whole new world to explore.
I even loved the way that they finally brought Tsukasa back. His reasoning for what he was doing was a little wishy-washy but having him remember the location of every statue he smashed and then telling them where they were before he died was a great touch. He’s always been an interesting character, but this took it to another level.
What have you learnt?
I’ll tell you right now, there is no such thing as a crazy idea when it comes to storytelling. This series is about a genius teenager who is trying to build a world of science from the stoneage. It probably shouldn’t work this well, but with the right characters, they’ve made this a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable story. So, never rule out the potential of a story based on an idea. No matter how weird or ridiculous it seems, it can work. There is hope for every idea if you care for it and give it what it needs – great characters. Plot is nice, but it’s the characters that connect the audience.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Stone World
- Episode 2 – King of the Stone World
- Episode 3 – Weapons of Science
- Episode 4 – Fire the Smoke Signal
- Episode 5 – Stone World The Beginning
- Episode 6 – Two Nations of the Stone World
- Episode 7 – Where Two Million Years Have Gone
- Episode 8 – Stone Road
- Episode 9 – Let There Be the Light of Science
- Episode 10 – A Flimsy Alliance
- Episode 11 – Clear World
- Episode 12 – Buddies Back to Back
- Episode 13 – Masked Warrior
- Episode 14 – Master of Flame
- Episode 15 – The Culmination of Two Million Years
- Episode 16 – A Tale for the Ages
- Episode 17 – A Hundred Nights and a Thousand Skies
- Episode 18 – Stone Wars
- Episode 19 – To Modernity
- Episode 20 – The Age of Energy
- Episode 21 – Spartan Crafts Club
- Episode 22 – The Treasure
- Episode 23 – Wave of Science
- Episode 24 – Voices over Infinite Distance
- Season Two – Stone Wars
- Episode 1 – Stone Wars Beginning
- Episode 2 – Hot Line
- Episode 3 – Call from the Dead
- Episode 4 – Full Assault
- Episode 5 – Steam Gorilla
- Episode 6 – Prison Break
- Episode 7 – Secret Mission
- Episode 8 – Final Battle
- Episode 9 – To Destroy and to Save
- Episode 10 – Humanity’s Strongest Tag Team
- Episode 11 – Prologue of Dr. Stone
- Bonus Posts