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Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15 – Quick Summary

In Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 episode 15, “Battle in Three Dimensions,” Senkuu’s plan for Mozu to disguise himself and attack village guards paid dividends. Senkuu and his team used the time to build the tools they’d need to obtain the Medusa weapon. But all the Science Kingdom knew one thing for sure: Mozu would turn on them as soon as he could. What can Senkuu do to prevent that? Who else should he revive? And why does Senkuu seem to think he’s going to hell?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15

Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15: Mozu's smugness had a function this week

It’s a good thing that Mozu looks smug most of the time. Otherwise, he might have given too much away! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

On Gen’s advice, Mozu had attacked Oarashi at the end of the previous episode. Gen’s reasoning was simple: strong men like Oarashi will embellish the strength of their foe. So much so that when Oarashi tried to explain the fight to Ibara and Kirisame, he said he’d been attacked by 10 men.

10 men, he added, who were pretty much as strong as Mozu.

Standing nearby, I think that Mozu had a hard time keeping his expression anything close to neutral. Chuckling to himself, he thought (02:10), “It is me, though. He can be weirdly perceptive, although he’s fundamentally an idiot.”

Mozu is strong and perceptive. He’s a good fir as villain for this arc!

Favorite Moment from Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15

Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15: Senkuu felt the weight of his decision

Senkuu understood the necessity and the responsibility. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: This is Me Trusting You

I’m a little reluctant to share my favorite moment with you. In fact, I almost decided to “fake” it. I had a good second candidate: Kinrou finding out that Ginrou wasn’t quite dead. First, wasn’t it great to see Kinrou back in action? Second, wasn’t it powerful seeing his reaction? Especially with Senkuu’s words of support.

But that wouldn’t be honest. All I can offer here is my honest opinion, because you can get anything else from other sites or media. So, I’m going to trust in your good judgment and I’m going to share my real favorite moment.

But… it’s not the moment that troubles me. It’s the “why.” See, I’m one of those rarities – I’m someone who both supports the Second Amendment and wants to be responsible about it. The situation in the United States is so bad, the debate so polarizing, that it almost looks like one side is saying “guns for everyone – who cares how many die?” and “no guns for anyone – who cares what freedoms get trampled?”

Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15: Senkuu created a smooth bore pistol

This is progress – of a sort. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

It’s into this environment that I want to say: yes, gun ownership should be a thing, and yes, we really don’t want to see so many of our citizens murdered. I’m for responsible gun ownership. Worse, I’m all for the citizens, though the mechanisms of law, being the ones to define what “responsible” means. In other words, I’m really into this whole democracy thing.

I know. I’m weird. But I trust that you’ll get where I’m coming from.

Delivery: Senkuu Is Intelligent and Wise

My favorite moment is when Kaseki asked what Senkuu had asked him to make, because he didn’t recognize the parts at all. There’s an instant when Ryuusui, Ukyou, and Yuzuriha look upon the parts, and know what they are. It was a moment of shock; of grim realization; and grudging acceptance of the necessity.

Senkuu had asked Kaseki to make the components of a gun.

Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15: The moderns humans knew what Senkuu had made

The people from the modern era recognized what Senkuu was building. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Those who had never lived in our modern world still didn’t get it. So Senkuu explained. He explained how they’d have to make an ignitor and how they’d need gunpowder. Taiju remembered making it back in season one, and he wondered aloud how long ago that had been.

“About three years,” Senkuu said with his trademark fixed grin (06:06). “It took a while, but this is where humanity always ends up. Now I’m definitely going to hell.”

Senkuu knew what he was doing. He knew its implications, and it sickened him. This is my favorite moment, not because it says something as stark as “guns are bad.” Ukyou, as pacifistic as he is, pointed out that guns are merely tools, and he’s right. What Senkuu was really reacting to was the intent to kill. He did not do it lightly. Senkuu isn’t one of those people who say “guns for all – and innocent lives be damned.” The man did what he thought was necessary, and he loathed it. 

And that’s precisely the attitude a rational human should take when contemplating any lethal weapon. They aren’t toys. They aren’t status symbols. Nor are they objects of fetishism. They are weapons – tools designed to kill. They need to be handled as such. I was really glad to see that’s how Senkuu saw them, too. And now you know why I hesitated to tell you my favorite moment! I hope you’ll accept it in the spirit offered.

What did you think of Chrome figuring out how to apply a gyroscope? What were your favorite moments? Please feel free to share in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Dr. STONE NEW WORLD Part 2 Episode 15: Favorites

  1. I’m legit scared for our guys, way to ratchet up the suspense. 🫣✨

    Quick Notes:

    – Senku notes that about three years have passed since Taiju has been revived. 🗓️✨

    (Revived for the first time that is!)

    – This episode adapts Manga Chapters 124-125

    – Just say their name: I was worried that they might have forgotten about Nikki, and voila! ☺️✨

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