Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 2 Review: A Michael Mann Thrilling Anime Adventure!

TMS Entertainment is the producer of the anime television series Dr. Stone, which is based on the manga series of the same name by Riichiro Inagaki, drawn by Boichi, and released in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. After a mysterious light causes all people on Earth to turn stone 3,700 years ago, Senku Ishigami, a brilliant young man, wakes from his petrification into a “Stone World” and sets out to reconstruct human civilization from the ground up. The third season, called Dr. Stone: New World, was shown in two separate seasons, each with eleven episodes. Here’s all you need to know about Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 2.

Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 2 Review

While enjoyable, the first part of Dr. Stone’s season 3 wasn’t perfect. Uncomfortable pacing made it difficult to move between storylines and compromised both the more efficient advancement of technology from earlier seasons and Dr. Stone‘s primary character. A stronger, more concentrated narrative and a well-chosen antagonist provide the second half of the season with the necessary tension to address these problems. We are all the better for it because these 11 episodes effectively transform Dr. Stone into a Michael Mann thriller, complete with a cat-and-mouse battle between two extremely cunning opposing forces.

The entire plot revolves around one massive heist story, with many opportunities for character development for all members of the constantly growing cast, particularly during the opening episodes that reassemble the crew following their transformation into statues and subsequent submersion into the ocean. Every character in the Kingdom of Science has unique, superpower-like abilities, which has long been a source of frustration for Dr. Stone.


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However, in this arc, these abilities are reframed for some Mann-esque competency porn. Enjoyable to watch is how Senku(Aaron Dismuke)’s crude diving gear allows Ryusui to use his navigational skills, which in turn leads to a rescue attempt bolstered by Taiju’s extraordinary strength and endurance, all before Soyuz uses his photographic memory to reconstruct his friends’ frozen bodies.

Dr. Stone Season 3 Part 2 Review

After winning, there remains the small matter of the Kingdom of Science having to contend with the military strength of an island ruled by a despicable tyrant who also possesses the kind of weapon that caused humanity to be stoned for 37 millennia. Dr. Stone excels in narratives when the threat of a villain is present, and Petrification Kingdom minister Ibara may be the best one yet. He lacks the extraordinary strength of a Tsukasa(Ian Sinclair) or a Hyoga. He’s not all that smart. Ibara’s self-confidence, cowardice, paranoia, and manipulative tendencies are what he does possess. Naturally, these turn out to be his undoing.

The ensuing game of cat and mouse, in which Senku and Ibara compete cleverly to control the petrification apparatus, is tense. Aside from being a great addition, the device itself has basic yet obvious regulations that add complexity and unpredictability to the activity because disaster could strike at any time. Although the sacrifices that follow highlight Dr. Stone’s talent for delivering emotional misery, it’s also a shining example of how a high-stakes narrative doesn’t have to include killing every character.


The second part of season 2 features one of Dr. Stone’s strongest plot arcs yet. The program packs an emotional punch while delivering an exciting cat-and-mouse game as the Kingdom of Science battles to find the cure for the petrification that threw the globe back into the Stone Age. This is made possible by greater storytelling and a memorable and formidable enemy.

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