Senku and co. sell their ramen, in exchange for manpower of course, and run into a man by the name of Asagiri Gen, a self-proclaimed mentalist with a hidden agenda.
Invention(s) of the Episode: The Electric Generator
The electric generator is a device that converts motive power to electrical power for use in an external circuit. The first electromagnetic generator, the Faraday disk, was invented in 1831 by British scientist Michael Faraday. For further reading, click here.
The Edison light bulb refers to carbon or early tungsten-filament lamps. First demonstrated by Joseph Swan in February 1879, and by Edison in October 1879, these bulbs were made popular by Edison Electric Light Company at the turn of the 20th century. For further reading, click here.
What I liked:
There is something about this show and hair. A friendly blogger and I had a brief discussion about this on Twitter, where we noted that Senku’s hair looks like a green onion (or some other green and white vegetable that grows from the ground) and it is to symbolize him literally growing a better life for everyone through his scientific knowledge. We also made the connection that Tsukasa looks a helluva lot like Disney’s Tarzan, but, if I stick with the hair thing then it makes sense that Tsukasa has long, flowing hair (because long hair on ripped men makes people think that you’re either a literal god, or some form of caveman).
So, following this logic, when I see Asagiri Gen’s black and white hair, I immediately think that this character represents a duality. Which he DOES! Gen is a character who openly admits to being shallow. He will choose the best option for himself and his well-being, regardless of who he has to betray or lie to. While you can say that this is simply a character being shifty, I say that he can be either good or bad depending on how the situation plays out and that’s not always a bad thing.
As there is no ‘What I didn’t like” area, then I can only assume that this episode was a perfect episode. Either that, or I’ve been working so hard that I can no longer find fault in the things that bring me joy!