Dr. Stone is set in an era where the Earth has fallen back to the Stone age. Why am I mentioning such an obvious fact? Because Senku and the Kingdom of Science’s next step seems to be reaching the moon!
No, you didn’t read it wrong, as chapter 199 of the manga confirms that Senku and Xeno are hell-bent on digging out Why-man.
Modern age mechanisms like stethoscopes, tanks, ships, and even aircraft have already been built in this manga.
However, reaching the moon was a feat that took humankind thousands of years. Will they really be able to reach the moon now? More importantly, will they reach the moon in one piece?
The Science Team is Complete!
The plan to reach the moon and sort things out face-to-face with Whyman has gotten the most votes. In order to do that, the first thing they need is a rocket that can carry the Kingdom of Science to the moon!
Luckily, they had a NASA scientist stored in a stone form for later use, albeit Xeno. Of course, they also need tons of other people to help in building and resourcing minerals.
All possible allies from the Xeno group and the rest of the Kingdom of Science have been revived!
They have already attained stainless steel in the span of a single chapter!
What will be Senku’s Next Step?
While Xeno stays back to figure out the technicalities of building a rocket, Senku will venture out and gather more resources.
A rocket will need a ridiculous amount of minerals from all over the world, and Senku is in charge of retrieving them.
Thus Senku will at first make Perseus 2.0 and then sail to the other parts of the world. However, with Xeno and him working together, they might just make a new aircraft to make things easier.
The question now is, will Senku revive the Ishigami village and the Southern American allies of Xeno? Senku is known for his ruthless approach towards progress; however, the one thing they need most of all right now is manpower.
Maybe Senku will visit those places searching for ores and revive the people while he is at it.
Can Senku Really Reach the Moon?
If we keep in mind all the past achievements of Senku, we already know that he can make the most impossible things. Thus the next thing for us to look forward to is a journey to space!
There is also a not-so-slight chance of the rocket breaking down once it reaches the moon, but that is a worry for another time.
With Senku and Xeno both working together, fans have already accepted that the departure for space isn’t too far away. Of course, before that, they all have to work their butts off, but this time, the payoff will be legendary!
About Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since 6th March 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into thirteen tankōbon volumes as of November 2019.
Every human on the planet was turned into Stone after a mysterious flash of light hit Earth. Four thousand 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.
Season 3 is premiering in April 2023.
Source: Dr. Stone Chapter 199 Viz Media