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Sneaky Grand Bout Strategy ( (ぼう) (りゃく) () (ぜん) () (あい) Bōryaku no Gozen Jiai) is the thirty-fourth chapter of the Dr. Stone manga.


Senku arrives in the village, all the villagers whispering about him. Ruri approaches him and begins to ask for his last name, something that the villagers themselves don't have. Before she can complete her question, she collapses into a coughing fit and is brought back up to the chief's hut. This intrigues Senku even more than before.

Chrome trains for the Grand Bout by hitting a target at waist height. Kohaku compliments his strategy, as it's simple and effective. Later, they draw sticks to establish the match-ups in the first round. Suika prays that Magma and Kinro only fight in the last round, since Magma will be most worn down and Kinro should still be fresh to fight. Instead, the very first round is Kinro against Magma.

To prepare for the Grand Bout, Senku concocted a science power-up drink to dope their contestants. It contains caffeine and sugar to help sustain their performance. As Senku is explaining the drink, Ginro drinks and eats all the contents, stopping anyone else having any. While they're doing this, Mantle schemes.

While setting up for the first match, Mantle runs up to Kohaku, telling her that Suika fell into the river and is drowning. Chrome and Senku call out his lie, but Kohaku says she couldn't live with herself if it's true and speeds off to check. If Kohaku isn't back by her match, she loses automatically.

Magma and Kinro trade words before the match begins proper and they begin trading blows.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]

Chapter Notes[]

  • Ruri tries to ask Senku a question but collapses before she can finish.
  • The match-ups are made.
    • Kinro and Magma are up first.
  • Senku decides to make a power-up drink to improve their performance.
    • Ginro drinks all of it.
  • Mantle gets Kohaku to leave the Grand Bout to save Suika.
  • Kinro and Magma begin their fight.

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