From the very beginning, it is clear as day that Senku loves only science.
As one of the animes that defined 2019, Dr. Stone has made its mark in the post-apocalyptic genre of shows.
With a unique concept that revolves more around science, than superhuman abilities, it has actually made science fun (never thought this day would come).
The main character is Senku, who after being de-petrified, started to work towards his dream of rebuilding civilization.
However, in the pursuit of his goal, Senku is shown to have no interest in anyone. In fact, while fans joked that science is the only thing Senku would ever be in love with, it might actually turn out to be true.
1. Who Will Senku End Up With?
While there have been women who showed signs of attraction towards Senku, due to his focus on rebuilding civilization and his aversion to romance, he hasn’t formed any romantic relationships.
Despite his lack of interest, Gen believes that once he achieves his goal, Senku may consider romance and fall in love. At that time, Kohaku seems the most likely to form a romantic relationship with Senku.
2. Is Senku Married?
Ruri was born to the village chief in Ishigami Village. She is Kohaku’s older sister and serves as the priestess in the Village.
She became extremely sick around her 18th birthday. While Kohaku managed to sustain her life using hot water, it still did not ultimately hinder the illness’s progress.
Senku married Ruri to cure her illness after winning the Village tournament. However, they divorced almost immediately after he identified the root of her illness.
Neither Senku nor Ruri have any romantic feelings for each other. Instead, it has been implied in the later chapters that she is in love with Chrome.
3. Who Could Senku Be in Love With?
Other than his one true love – science, Senku has not shown any romantic feelings towards anyone in the series. Despite that, there have been women who have shown interest in him and can be considered potential partners.
Kohaku claimed to have fallen for Senku when they first met. Though, she clarified later that she meant it in a platonic manner.
After seeing him sacrifice himself to save Yuzuriha, Kohaku admitted that she has been very interested in him.
While she does not trust Senku at first, over the course of their adventures, she goes on to consider him a very close friend.
In turn, Senku greatly relies on her due to her physical strength and skill as a fighter. She often helps him in his scientific endeavors by gathering material or lending her physical power.
Though he enjoys teasing her by calling her names, he genuinely cares for her as a close ally and friend and trusts her abilities.
Senku does not love Kohaku, and it seems that for now, the relation between them is limited to friendship. Even when Kohaku kissed Senku, to cover from Kirisame, he showed no reaction.
Yuzuriha and Senku met each other and became friends through Taiju. Once Yuzuriha revived, Senku wanted her and Taiju to escape from Tsukasa. He was even willing to sacrifice himself to protect her.
In return, she tended to him and was the one who revived him from Tsukasa’s attack. She also agreed to his request to act as a spy on Tsukasa. Following the end of the Stone Wars, she became an official member of the Kingdom.
Senku does not love Yuzuriha in a romantic way as he knows how committed Taiju and Yuzuriha are towards each other, and instead, he supports them wholeheartedly.
4. Will Senku Ever Fall in Love?
Since the start of the series, it has been shown that Senku is opposed to the idea of romance.He seemed disturbed when Kohaku praised him by saying that she had fallen for him.
In addition, after saving Ruri, he immediately divorces her. He was also completely unaffected by Amaryllis’ attempts to beguile him.
To Senku, romantic relationships tend to overcomplicate things and make little logical sense. However, he supports his friends, such as Taiju’s relationship with Yuzuriha and Chrome’s relationship with Ruri.
Gen believes that one day, after all the conflict is over, and he has achieved his goal, Senku may consider the idea of romance and fall in love.
5. 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.