2020’s first and combined sixth and seventh issue of Shonen Jump did not publish episode 135 of Dr. Stone due to the artist, Boichi, being ill. The chapter was however postponed to 20th January, and we finally have it now(in Korean).
Chapter 135 includes some scientific viewports for the geeks out there, and a cybertruck as well! Yes, the same AI-powered cybertruck which was all over the news just a few weeks back.
Viz Media translator Caleb Cook pointed out in one of his posts on Twitter that the latest manga chapter of Dr. Stone contains a car identical to the one recently announced by Tesla: The AI Cybertruck.
8/ Musk doesn’t get a namedrop, buuut… pic.twitter.com/93Oud3tSxD— Caleb Cook (@CDCubed) January 19, 2020
Senku loves self-driving cars, and it looks like the manga didn’t hesitate to utilize Tesla’s latest tech for this purpose. The car is drawn smoothly, and its short hood leading into an extended windshield is making it look just like the cybertruck. Those smooth lines will make more sense when i tell you to notice the streamlined look of the car, you bet it’s a Tesla. Although the manga does not mention the name directly, the look of it was enough to let fans join the dots.
About Dr. Stone:
Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series that launched in March 2017. Written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi, the series began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into ten tankōbon volumes as of April 2019. It was later adapted into an anime by TMS Entertainment, which aired from July to December 2019.
The plot of the manga follows Taiju Oki, a high schooler. Every human on the planet was turned into stone after a mysterious flash of light hit Earth. 4000 years after Senku, a student is confronted with a brand new world, an Earth without Humanity. Now animals rule the world and nature has reclaimed the planet. Senku and his friend Taiju begin trying to find a way to restore humanity.