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Dr. Stone: Stone Wars! Episode 8: TAIJU THE SHIELD HERO?!

The Ishigami Villagers Ready to Battle

It’s a race against time with the 8th Episode of Dr. Stone: Stone Wars! With everything in place, Senku and the Ishigami Villagers look to take over the cave of miracles in order to secure the highly coveted Revival Fluid. Read on as we dissect this adrenaline-packed episode in our full review of “Final Battle”.

The same episode also covered Chapters 75-76 of the manga.


Quick Recap

Here’s what you’ve missed from the previous episode:

  • Ukyo Saionji sees through Asagiri Gen’s impersonation of Lillian Weinberg

  • Having seen Yuzuriha Ogawa’s work on the shattered statues, Ukyo was won over and wanted to help Senku defeat Tsukasa under one condition: zero casualties.

  • Tsukasa finds out about Senku’s communication device at the grave site

You can check out the full review of the previous episode here.


Failing to plan is planning to fail

Ukyo Saionji

With their new found ally, Ukyo Saionji along with his incredible hearing ability, Senku gained the upper hand in their mission to take over the cave of miracles. However, their surprise attack was riding on nothing but a bluff. But in typical Senku fashion, this bluff was supported by scientific research and needed the perfect execution in order for them to get a favorable outcome.

The episode managed to impress the audience not only because of the plan itself, but the unshakeable trust that the Ishigami Villagers had in Senku. Despite the minimal margin of error required to execute the plan, the villagers were willing to ride it out no matter what. Not only was it time sensitive, it also required no casualties or else they lose Ukyo and his services.

The Kingdom of Science feat. Steam Gorilla

Having complete faith in your leader while understanding your role to contribute to the group’s success is something we should all try to do as it reinforces the value of teamwork. As one can only do so much on his/her own.


A Refreshing Miscalculation