Today, we will review Dr. Stone. What crazy things about the anime do we wanna see and what is the type of this anime?
Dr. Stone’s story would be “The Human Experience” if it were turned into a roller coaster. It would have plenty of highs and lows, tense and frightening moments, but few twists and turns or even loop-de-loops. Dr. Stone makes you appreciate the simpler elements that really give a ride to its character.
Senku, along with those in his ever-growing kingdom of science, has to start nearly from scratch. How they will survive in the uninhabited wilderness? When the world was suddenly struck by a mysterious green wave petrified all humans to by turning them into stone. On top of that, surviving a madman trying to fight against their more rational ideals and establish his more unstable and short-sided ones, they are in the direst of survival situations.
Most shows in a survival setting focus on the drama or make it a complete comedy. Dr.Stone how ever fuses them together, it’s more on the comedic side. It emphasizes on some of the more intricate fundamentals of surviving to bring out the emotions of the show, comfort, teamwork, morale, cunning, and passing of information, specialism all that together makes for a great foundation for each of these characters in the main cast to interact with each other and show off what they’re about.
The setting also works perfectly for naturally opening plenty of opportunities for jokes and a variety of funny interactions from different matchups of characters, referencing memes and creating new ones, while trying to navigate and bring civilization back into this new world, keeping the show pretty entertaining throughout. They’re all mostly archetypal but they have enough of their own identity to not be flat or stale.
The biggest thing that really sets Dr.Stone apart, is its educational side. Even if you haven’t seen Dr.Stone you may at least know that it’s that sciencey anime that uses real-life grounded science in it, that everyone has talked about, the characters use it to solve their many problems and to remake modern inventions. Senku along the way, breaks down and teaches their methods to the members of his kingdom of science, who were born in the new world and know nothing of the modern advancements of today, and thus the audience.
I hope you like the review of Dr. Stone.