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Dr. Stone NEW WORLD Episodes #11 Anime Review

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When Senku spoke of gathering the metal from the capsule I thought it was going to be inside a component of the electronics on board... not panned metal!
Dr. Stone NEW WORLD Episodes #11

The elixir of life.

What They Say:
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens.

Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing…

Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!

Episode 11: With This Fist, A Miracle
Kohaku has located the treasure left behind by Byakuya and the others, but it’s encased in concrete. Senku has to devise a plan to quietly get at the contents inside, so as to not alert the guards.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
I finally realized what was bothering me about the desperate quest for platinum that Senku and the others were on. Yes, platinum is a rare metal, and trying to find deposits in the wild would be near impossible. All might crumble to dust in 3000 years of time, but platinum wouldn’t tarnish and should remain intact. 

So why not just track down and excavate a few jewelry stores? How about a catalytic converter or two? Or twelve? When the supply of their naturally occurring acid ran out on the mainland he could have had decent luck digging up some jewelry… or even checking the petrified for jewelry!

Not that any of that would have helped them on the island, but it would have helped back in the village! But I digress…

Kohaku has located the capsule and is a bit shocked to realize that the whole thing was covered in cement. Which leaves a new challenge for the group, how do you quietly smash a cement structure? Senku knows exactly what he needs to make, and how to make it, of course. Yet the principles behind what he does to break up the cement coating is something that anyone with a small amount of physics knowledge can figure out.

Senku sends Kohaku via rat express two chemicals to mix to create an expanding foam. Plenty of materials expand and create force, which is the principle behind cracking open the capsule. It’s really not much different than the very old-school way of wet wedges into the rock in freezing temperatures. Things don’t quite go exactly as smoothly as hoped because drilling the holes needed for the foam charges creates unwanted sounds that require a rather silly diversion. 

We are rewarded with Kohaku getting inside the capsule only to realize the glass flask inside has shattered, scattering its sandy contents. (The real reward is Kohaku’s panicked “OH MY GOD” in English.) She quickly gathers the sand and returns it to Senku via robo-rat.

The sand is panned gold and a few flecks of platinum that Senku’s father spent the long decades of his life gathering in a desperate chance to give his descendants and his son a chance at rebuilding the world. When Senku spoke of gathering the metal from the capsule I thought it was going to be inside a component of the electronics on board… not panned metal!

Once again… jewelry stores guys? Then again, while the show tries to convince the audience that Senku’s dad was justified… maybe he just went mad from grief. 

While Senku gets to work making more revival fluid right away, the treehouse village guards discover the shattered ancient glass remains and remembering the ship believe they have an intruder. Oops. 

In Summary:
Platinum Get! Time to rescue the crewmates of the Perseus! Except… we’re on break until the fall anime season. Kohaku remains a shining joy in this story arc while Ginro keeps getting to be reluctantly useful. I wonder how many more people are going to get petrified before Senku and his team can figure out a way to disarm the corrupt ruling class. We will just have to wait and see.

Episode Grade: B

Streamed by: Crunchyroll

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