Dr. Xeno seems kinda proud of Senku.
Is it just me or does everyone seem more chibi this chapter?
Awww, Francoise serving those dishes~ (it reminds me of a certain game just a little bit...)
I see the Dr. Xeno redemption arc is starting up.
Yes, that Xeno page was a great artistic and plot point! Yes, there were quite a bit of chibi usages. Off the top of my head, I think the characters focused on are on the shorter side (Luna, Francois, Kaseki, and the Luna underling is also a teenager vs. the full sized adults shown recently). Yup, the upcoming chapters should be great!
Thought I had this posted, but looks like not. Good thing I had it copy-pasted. Although this feels like a slow or somewhat empty chapter, I think a whole bunch of key breadcrumbs were set, so I'm biased to really like this chapter.
We saw Luna be loyal to Senku, but her straight up betraying them (vs. only helping someone dying in front of her) is still huge. Her teamwork with the other super reliable Francois was nice to see. The bigger aspect is the sudden independence of everyone. Without Senku having to tell them, they all make the best decision (only getting the people that are the most critical to proceed. We don't know what the next steps of the plan are and even if Senku told everyone else about the details, but they are doing what seems like the best choice of everything). Kaseki getting his technology-gasm from hearing about a tracktor was pretty funny too.
The entire page spread of Xeno being drop dead happy to see Senku was probably the most surprising. This at least initiates the process of his turning into an ally.
Ah, the Luna fans realizing they do like each other and making up was a great panel.
The thing that contradicts Senku's previously implied personality (and not caring about females in a romance perspective) was him halfway matching Luna's fantasy (tall Senku was a great addition). Senku seems like he would eventually end up with someone that can keep up with him with decision making/rationale. This moment seems to encapsolize this to me.
At first I saw equally surprised at Senku just giving away the revival formula, but his plan is perfect! It's the typical almost excessively bold, yet it still fits as a "rational" means of accomplishing the goal because it is so efficient. Senku is going to prove himself over time and is betting on his ability to win over Xeno. Essentially once Xeno gives his men the OK to just go along, Senku wins. I think I like this "process" of change rather than the sudden epiphony moment.
I'm watching football so I might have missed something, but Senku did not meet up with the combat team. The Stan vs. the combat team is still implied to happen. Since Xeno is not going to be won over anytime soon, we still have the "war" going on.
This is astronomically better than what I was expecting to occur for sure! Sooooo much to look forward to.