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Review: Dr. Stone Episode 03 – Best In Show

Quick Summary

In Dr. Stone episode 03, "Weapons of Science," Senkuu's hopes to keep the location of the reviving fluid secret are accidentally dashed when Taiju Ooki basically tells Tsukasa Shishiou where it is. Now, it's a race against time: Can Senkuu and Taiju revive Yuzuriha Ogawa before Tsukasa gets back from the cave? And if they can't, what can even Taiju do, as sturdy as he is, against a man who can kill a full grown lion with his bare hands?

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

Best Moment in the Show

When she saw the Great Buddha of Kamakura, and when she saw the effects of time in its broken features, she realized she was really almost four thousand years in her future. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream

We've been at a dead run since episode 1, at least from a pacing perspective. Sure, Senkuu has had time to ponder, but Taiju's been working hard since he awakened. Tsukasa's been not only working, but plotting as well. So there's been little time for reflection.

We got just a brief moment of that in this episode, and I liked it so much I'm naming it the moment that's Best in Show.

Senkuu, Taiju, and Yuzuriha are trying to get to the hot springs at Hakone, and after traveling a while, they're not quite sure where they are. After all, all of the buildings have long since crumbled, along with all of the infrastructure that supported them. It was pretty exciting, then, when Yuzuriha thought she recognized something and ran towards it.

It was the Great Buddha of Kamakura (16:20), and it told Senkuu exactly where they were. It also reminded Yuzuriha of a time when she had ridden on her father's soldiers to visit this shrine. Suddenly, it hit her. 3,700 years had actually passed. Everyone she had known was gone. Most of the people she had known were dead; the rest were petrified.

I suspect she's probably the most emotionally healthy human to have revived so far. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream

Overcome by the realization and the emotions it evoked, she wept (16:42). 

It was funny that when Taiju noticed, he demanded to know who had made her cry. He immediately asked, "Was it me?"

But the moment's impact persisted. They were nearly four thousand years from home, so I think Yuzuriha mourning what she'd lost is not only a reasonable thing to do. It's also something that made the story more real to me. 

What did you think of Yuzuriha's revival? What was your Best in Show moment? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Review: Dr. Stone Episode 03 – Best In Show

  1. You know, having her be the only “normal” intelligence person means she’s probably taking this whole “end of humanity” stuff the hardest. One’s too dumb and stubborn, the other is too smart and logical.

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