Senku and the rest of the Kingdom of Science sit in their hut discussing whether or not they can trust Asagiri Gen because of his affiliation with Shishio (firmly referred to as Tsukasai at this point). We see a flashback from Asagiri’s perspective of how Shishio woke him up with an army of statues behind him. He revealed his plan to have a world without the original powers (meaning older people that dictated society before the petrification).
A Flimsy Alliance
Senku convinces his friends that Asagiri is the key to winning the war, all he has to do is tell Shishio that Senku is definitely dead. Asagiri quietly contemplates to himself about his decision when he is attacked by two brutes.
He doesn’t seem to know who they are, but their objective is clear. They aim to kill him. One of the men stabbed a spear into his chest and fleed the scene before Senku and the rest of the team can come to his aide.
Luckily, Asagiri is smart. He blocked the spear penetration. He was not dead, but he was critically injured. Senku, Chrome, and Kohaku began to tend to his wounds while Suika went to investigate.
Suika found out that Magma is the one who tried to kill Asagiri because he wanted to get rid of the sorcery. During this flashback, we find out that Kohaku beat Magma in a tournament called the Grand Bout to be the next to ruler the village and fiance to her sister. She only attacked him after she overheard him say he would drown her sister after they got married.
This action pissed her dad off and due to her history of shenanigans, he disowned her. The Grand Bout was rescheduled to decide a new winner for the next month.
The plan is to make a member of the Kingdom of Science join the bout and win. As a result, they would take Rori’s hand in marriage and allow her the medicine to take the medicine.
Kohaku approaches Kinro and Ginro to train them. She tells Chrome that she knows he wants the opportunity, but she thinks Kinro and Ginro have the best chance to physically defeat Magma. Chrome understands and is still determined to create a cure for her.
Asagiri wakes up and makes a flees the village to run back to Shishio. Chrome and the rest of the group are worried that he will tell Shishio that Senku is alive. However, Senku isn’t worried because they made a deal.
Bottle of Cola
Senku will make Asagiri a refreshing bottle of Cola in exchange for his allegiance.
Asagiri arrives at Shishio’s lair surrounded by goons. Shishio is sitting on a stone throne looking on. Asagiri tells him about the primitive village that attacked him and says that Senku was gone without a trace. Asagiri holds up his promise to tell Shishio that Senku is dead in exchange for Cola.