This was a great cover art! There is no way Senku can do much exercise, so him struggling to keep up matches the theme of this "ultramarathon". I think this is the term for the crazy long races being referenced by the title.
Kaseki and Chrome enjoying the new possibilities of science is something I hope doesn't end throughout the series. Bochi is using a more "classic" style of art and I'm not sure if this is something that will continue for "gag" scenes.
But we haven't really had Kohaku shine for a while, so it's great to see her still be able to out do everyone else in the combat team in terms of precision/fine motor skills.
Hmmm...I guess the winning over of Xeno will have to be during the climax. I think I'm liking the 50-50 flip flopping between the cocky bastard and the human-Xeno. Since he is going to be an ally, the manga team has to make him likable by the majority of readers. Humanizing him through moments like this chapter and the last chapter are necessary for the conversion to feel legitimate compared to his willingness to kill Senku without a second of hesitation.
I guess using the plane would have killed the plot, so Stan had to go after the potential short cut since they don't have to stop for fuel. But, the environmental changes might be a huge plot aspect. I wonder if this is scientifically accurate per projections on current global warming projections. Kurare has been spot on for everything, so I'm assuming so.
I wonder if people will see it, but freakin Hyouga is an over qualified screwdriver!!! This is hilarious, but sooooooooo true!
Chelsea is already in love with the group, so her skillset probably becomes essential because potentially the entire world is completely different with the climate changes.
I think this is a perfect pacing because we've already seen the other parts made if I'm not mistaken. Kaseki already made the majority of the framework from the middle of the journey. So the teamwork is to start putting each bike together, I assume start making their "gas", and also planning out the initial part of the route.
But that smug look on Senku's face to end the chapter just says it all!