Rumors have recently popped up on the internet that Dr. Stone and our beloved Kingdom of Science are nearing the end of their days.
With Senku finally realizing his long-lost dream of going to space, the story has reached a critical point, and there’s no denying the upcoming arc will be crucial.
Dr. Stone is ending but not in the immediate future. The upcoming arc is crucial and likely the final arc that reveals the Why-man’s identity and motives behind the petrification.
But, the length of the arc is unknown and could take a whole year to complete.
True to this tweet by @WSJ_manga, an unofficial Weekly Shounen Jump updates page, Chapter 213 could kick off what could be the final arc of the series.
The world tour has set the foundation for the Kingdom of Science to begin building the rocket ship.
With Ishigami village and Treasure Island once again unpetrified and kicking in Chapter 212, Senku has a task force ready to begin working on the rocket and lift-off platform.
But, getting these inventions from level 1 to level 99 could prove to be a herculean task.
Senku and the Kingdom of Science have to build not only the rocket but also spacesuits, a control center for Sai and the others from Math city, testing areas, and other necessary infrastructure.
Not to forget, they’d have to amass enough fuel for the rocket ship and conduct several test launches, many of which are bound to fail.
In an interview at Anime NYC in 2019, Inagaki did reveal that he wouldn’t stretch out the story unnecessarily and hoped to end the series’ in approximately three years’ time.
Going through the entire checklist or roadmap to the moon expedition is sure to take time, but, as many fans might’ve noticed, the manga has noticeably picked up the pace recently, plowing through other meticulous inventions instantaneously.
All things considered, the Dr. Stone manga could very well end by the end of 2022. So, in Senku’s own words, ‘Get excited!’
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.Originally Written By Epic Dope