Ever since Senku learned about outer space, all he could dream of was going there. This dream of his is now finally coming true as Dr. Stone has entered its final arc, and the moon mission has been initiated.
Becoming an astronaut was a long shot, and Senku knew that he couldn’t pass the various eligibility tests. So, he tried to launch himself into space in first grade, and obviously, he wasn’t very successful.
The Stone World gave him an opportunity, and now, Senku is just a few steps away from going into space.
Dr. Stone’s chapter 223 shows the space mission finally in action as the rocket launches into space. With that, Senku has finally fulfilled his childhood dream.
Including some teary goodbyes and promises to come back safely, the residents of Kingdom Science hyped up our heroes for the mission. Some last-minute emotions and gags got us in a dilemma whether to cry or laugh at this.
Of course, Senku and the others will come back from space, but I worry about what’s waiting for them on the moon.
There is little to no information about Why-Man and his powers, yet our heroes took a big risk of going to the moon and confronting him.
Moreover, I sense some sacrifice or an unexpected mishap to occur on the moon. I know that there’s a great chance it might not happen, but we still have to think of the worst.
This was honestly one of the most emotional chapters in Dr. Stone. Everything from Kohaku, Senku, and Stanley saying goodbye and Kaseki meeting Joel pulled at the readers’ heartstrings.
The manga is in its final arc, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our heroes.
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.
Source: Dr. Stone Chapter 223