Review – Dr. Stone Vol 8 – The Stone Wars Begin

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Dr. Stone: One fateful day, all of humanity turned to stone. Many millennia later, Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!

In order to win the coming battle without shedding any blood, Senku and friends decide to infiltrate the Tsukasa Empire and install a secret hotline! But who will answer the first crucial phone call?! Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Science is hard at work on a steam engine for their motor vehicle! It’s time to bring the industrial revolution to the stone world!

Review

Volume 8 brings us to the start of the stone war. The anime just took a break before the stone wars began. So what better way to find out what new invention Senku comes up with then to read ahead int he manga.

Senku and the kingdom of science have to get the other ‘cell phone’ to their spies. Senku develops a sound bomb to distract Tsukasa’s scout while the others make their way with the phone. As Senku’s team makes it to the enemy camp, they must find a way to start convincing those on Tsukasa’s side to align with him. Given all of them remember the old days, he knows he can use science to persuade someone to switch sides. But how? Let us just say it will require the help of Gen and others to pull it off.

In the effort to get the second phone into enemy territory, one of them is caught. So to rescue them, Senku makes a bold move. The village is going mobile. In yet another crazy scheme by Senku, a new invention is developed. We shouldn’t be surprised, he manages to come up with a crazy number of inventions.

But is this the craziest one of them so far? I just can’t get enough of creativity that is brought into this series. The science and invention process displayed is incredibly simple for anyone to understand. It also makes it really fun for readers to watch as things are re-invented in the stone world. Plus all the humor is well placed. You could think of volume 8 of Dr. Stone as being the start of the cold war, at least so far.

Grab Volume 8 of Dr. Stone over at Amazon or RightStuf today and get ready for volume 9.

Robert Prentice