Medusa's True Face (
IMAGINE WAKING TO A WORLD WHERE EVERY LAST HUMAN HAS BEEN MYSTERIOUSLY TURNED TO STONE...
With a machine cable of producing unlimited revival fluid almost completed, Senku and friends will be ready to strike back against the Petrification Kingdom! But first they have to rescue their petrified friends! A drone would also come in handy, which means reviving the Kingdom of Science's godly artisan, Kaseki! But before that, they'll need to bring someone else back...
- Z=116: Miracle In Hand (奇跡はこの掌で Kiseki wa Kono Tenohira de)
- Z=117: The Kingdom of Science Strikes Back (反撃の科学王国 Hangeki no Kagaku Ōkoku)
- Z=118: Silent Soldiers (
SILENT SOLDIERSSairento Sorujāzu)
- Z=119: Science Soldiers (
SCIENCE SOLDIERSSaiensu Sorujāzu)
- Z=120: Top Secret (TOP (トップ)SECRET (シークリート) Toppu Shīkurīto)
- Z=121: Medusa's True Face (
石化光線の素顔 Medeyūsa no Sugao)
- Z=122: Brain-Battle Puzzle Pieces (頭脳戦のパズルピース Zunō-sen no Pazurupīsu)
- Z=123: Brain-Battle Gambit (頭脳戦のディールゲーム Zunō-sen no Dīrugēmu)
- Z=124: Invention of Gods and Devils (神と悪魔の発明品 Kami to Akuma no Hatsumei-hin)
I went to New York. It's hard to express the various intense emotions I experienced there, but I did get the chance to discuss the manga industry with the professionals trying to spread manga outside of Japan.
Five years ago, I saw a news report about a South American cosplay event where about 400 fans showed up. There is no manga industry in their country, but they still had events like this. That got me thinking. Surely, there must be at least 400 people there who want to become manga artists. Something about that got to me— the thought that people might not have a viable way to achieve their dreams. If I were to turn my back on these potential creators, could I really call myself an ardent supporter of the industry? When I went to New York and had all those talks, I was doing it for those people. For anyone out there who's working hard to become a manga artist, I have nothing but love for you.
I went to an anime convention in New York! I got to participate on panels where I blabbed about the behind-the-scenes production stuff. The whole experience was really moving and exciting.
The photo above shows a giant Dr. Stone banner that was hung right over the entrance, like BAM! Even overseas, lots of people are watching the anime.
I also got to meet lots of Senku, Kohaku and Suika cosplayers!
- https://books.shueisha.co.jp/items/contents.html?isbn=978-4-08-882206-8 Shueisha book listing
- https://www.amazon.com.au/Dr-STONE-Vol-14/dp/1974717291/ Amazon US book listing