Dr.STONE 11 (Dr. Stone, #11)
気球探索によりお宝素材のマップを得た千空たちだが、村人増加で食糧問題に直面する。“おいしくて長期保存できるパン作り”で食糧革命を目指す! 一方、試験的に小型船で海へ出た千空に衝撃の出会いが訪れ!?

Dr.STONE 11 (Dr. Stone, #11) Details

TitleDr.STONE 11 (Dr. Stone, #11)
Author
LanguageJapanese
ReleaseJul 4th, 2019
PublisherShueisha
ISBN-139784088818818
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fiction

Dr.STONE 11 (Dr. Stone, #11) Review

  • Jon Ureña
    January 1, 1970
    This is the last volume available, so it's the one I can rate, although I've read up to the latest chapter, 115, of this ongoing series. I'm not sure the series as a whole has reached its midpoint, which is bittersweet: it's a great story, but now I'll have to find out what happens next a chapter at a time, with dilutes the strength of the narrative and breaks apart some of the ties between characters that were evident when you were reading the story all in one go. It's making the final stretch This is the last volume available, so it's the one I can rate, although I've read up to the latest chapter, 115, of this ongoing series. I'm not sure the series as a whole has reached its midpoint, which is bittersweet: it's a great story, but now I'll have to find out what happens next a chapter at a time, with dilutes the strength of the narrative and breaks apart some of the ties between characters that were evident when you were reading the story all in one go. It's making the final stretch of "Attack on Titan", for example, way less impactful for me.The third big arc is underway. (view spoiler)[The opposing group has been defeated and integrated. Only two major enemies remain, and they linger behind bars. Our beloved characters spend their time developing the infrastructure and farming, in hopes of being able to feed and sustain the future waves of resurrected people. Senku had decided to look for the source of the petrification light, which apparently sparked on the other side of the world, so they need to work on a vessel able to sail there. While they were trying a sports boat, they discovered that someone beyond the sea was sending morse code. They pretty much decide that that person must have something to do with the petrification light, so they focus their energies for a year building their seafaring vessel in order to meet that possible threat. They named the vessel Perseus in honor of the ancient hero that killed Medusa; a strange coincidence, given that the last book I read included that story (hide spoiler)].The Kingdom of Science divides itself in two: (view spoiler)[a group will stay in the mainland of Japan and develop their settlements, and the other group will sail to discover the mystery behind the petrification light. However, on the way they need to look for the island where Senku's father, an astronaut, landed along with his crew 3,700 years before, after the petrification light had screwed over every person on Earth. The stories they made sure to pass for the generations to come mentioned the treasures of gold and platinum waiting on the island; with that, Senku should be able to create virtually limitless amounts of the revivification liquid. However, the island is inhabitated by a nasty group of Egyptian-ish looking people, descendants of the original astronauts, yet also of those who didn't sail away to the mainland (although I don't know if the treasure island is part of modern day Japan). In a shocking development, some of the militia have "petrification bombs" with which they turn almost the entire crew of the Perseus into statues. Only master scientist Senku, master manipulator Gen and fierce fighter Kohaku remain as the most useful "living" members able to fight back against the opposing group. They decide to infiltrate it, along with a disgruntled villager who also opposes the ways of the unseen leader of the island. Already inside, Kohaku manages to get ahold of the treasure, but the crew of the Perseus is still petrified. That's pretty much where chapter 115 ends (hide spoiler)].This series hasn't gone down in quality. Among the over the top reactions, extremely clever scientific designs and general silliness are genuinely moving moments such as when (view spoiler)[Senku's father, in a flashback taking place around 3,700 years ago, spends the rest of his life as the remaining living astronaut gathering gold sand and platinum pebbles so his son, still petrified, would use them to save the world whenever in the distant future he would manage to wake up (hide spoiler)]. This series has a large cast of characters with often very distinct personalities that play entertainingly with each other. I don't know how the Japanese manage to create such charming friendships common in many mangas/animes; it could have to do with the isolation and homogeneity of their people for such a long stretch of time, but I don't want to get into that. In any case, you get to root for the characters and want them to succeed, which is more than I can say for probably most of the fiction I casually come across these days.The author made Dunbar's number a part of the story: Senku is glad that for now their group only has around 150 people; if they had more, their society would naturally break apart into tribes that would be mostly strangers to each other. The theory behind Dunbar's number suggests that human beings have a cognitive limit to the amount of people they can live amongst happily, as if they were a extended family and in which they can safely contribute because it will truly benefit their kind. In reality, virtually any modern settlement, even most of the smallest towns, ignore this cognitive limit, so we live in clumps of urban tribes that mostly just tolerate each other while there are enough resources and some police force to keep us all subdued.As a minor gripe, I could do with all the characters sucking science's dick less. I love science as well, as a way to shoulder the mysteries of the world as well as to face its troubles, but you don't have to praise it religiously every couple of chapters. You are basically sucking a withered stick at this point.
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  • Loremar96
    January 1, 1970
    Ya estamos cada vez mas cerca de saber quien es el responsable de todo esto . Ayy que emoción. Todos los personajes sin excepción se van superando en cada numero.
  • Col
    January 1, 1970
    This story never slows down. As soon as Tsukasa is defeated, Senku jumps to finding the source of the petrification (which involves recreating agriculture and radar among other things). I'm a little sad seeing the primitive technology aspects of the series disappear little by little as Senku gets into full-on oil drilling, iron mining industry, but I suppose that was baked into the premise. The character dynamics are as fun as ever, with Ryusui providing a deuteragonist who can compete for force This story never slows down. As soon as Tsukasa is defeated, Senku jumps to finding the source of the petrification (which involves recreating agriculture and radar among other things). I'm a little sad seeing the primitive technology aspects of the series disappear little by little as Senku gets into full-on oil drilling, iron mining industry, but I suppose that was baked into the premise. The character dynamics are as fun as ever, with Ryusui providing a deuteragonist who can compete for force of personality with Senku, and I can't wait to see him clash with Tsukasa later. The mysteries are coming out in full force as (view spoiler)[they receive an ominous radio signal, and also discover that the treasure island islanders have access to limited range petrification. (hide spoiler)] This a uniquely great manga, and I love that I have absolutely no idea how things will turn out.
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