Oct 22, 2020
A recap of the first season and a small preview of the beginning of the second, Dr. Stone makes its return to the anime stage in light of the second season, starting at the beginning of next year. I am hyped for S2, I've heard great things about it story-wise, I've even made the effort of putting the manga on hold as to not spoil myself for the upcoming Stone Wars Saga. Dr. Stone was one of the better shows of last year, and with its increase in manga sales and its reception among anime fans has spurred a sequel series in the making.
Special Anime Festa 2020 released this episode onto Crunchyroll's YouTube channel with English subs, so you can watch it there. For about 19 minutes of the video, we revisit the events of season 1 with commentary from Senkuu and Ruri, glossing over the major achievements Senkuu and the village were able to achieve in preparation of the fight against Tsukasa and his army. They reused old scenes of the show, so the animation and artwork hasn't changed. It was nice to hear some of the songs used in the first season, as they were able to use the soundtracks properly. It was overall a very nice refresher to re-jog our memories.
Moving onto the last quarter of the episode, we get new content that leads up to the beginning of season 2, seeing a couple new inventions from Senkuu, as well as the start of the operation. I'm buzzing to start S2. Overall, this was a good refresher of season 1, and as a way to build up hype for season 2. I hope that season two improves to solve the technical issues that it faced last year. 6/10.
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