Unbreakable Machine Doll (Machine Girl wa Kizutsukanai) Review In Few Words (Mini Review)
In a world where there is a technology called Machinart, a technology that mixes machinery & magic, and is used to create automatons that act similar to human, or dolls as they are called in the anime. Raishin attends Walpurgis royal dolls academy, and aims to be the top of his class at first. Then it turns out there is a higher goal than that, which is to take revenge on his brother. Along with him, he has Yaya, who said to be the best automatons in the world (at least she says so). :D
Unbreakable Machine Doll is a very enjoyable anime with a likeable characters & great art. Something I recommend to anyone who watch anime mainly for enjoyment.
Good things about Unbreakable Machine Doll
- Very enjoyable, an anime I recommend to anyone who likes to enjoy their anime.
- The art is fairly excellent, with the colours that looks shiny, to the scenes made by computer graphics.
- The fact that Yaya kept being called the best machine doll out there makes you want to know what is she capable of. And I guess it is the reason why the anime is called “Unbreakable Machine Doll”.
- The relationship between between Raishin & Yaya adds to the fun of this anime, with Yaya’s obsession with Raishin, and how the things Yaya says kept getting misunderstood is so funny.
- A good rematch value.
Possibly bad things about Unbreakable Machine Doll
- Seeing Raishin past where he faces his brother many times is kind of boring. >.<
- While it probably can’t be considered a bad thing, the shortness of Unbreakable Machine Doll makes you desire for more. Especially with the high amount of enjoyment that came from it.
- Not much of character development happen in the anime. The anime was too short for that to happen. Yes, some things change for the characters, but I don’t know if I can call that development.
Machinart is the use of a mix of machinery & magic to create automatons, or dolls as they are called in the anime. At first, machinart was developed as a military weapon, just like many things in our world like the Internet. But then it became something people all around the world use.
Our protagonist, Raishin Akabane, a Japanese guy attends Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machinart in England, with his automaton Yaya. His goal is to be the tops of the academy and become the top of the school. And then to kill his brother who tot ale revenge on him.
Every four years, night party between the top 100 students of the academy, the winner of the night party is called Wiseman. Wiseman can do as they please with magic art, and it is a good way to become famous & influential in the world. And Raishin sees becoming a Wiseman in order to take revenge on his brother.
The art of Unbreakable Machine Doll is one of its good sides. You will notice from the very beginning how excellent it is, with its great colours, and a good use of computer graphics in the fight scenes. So the more you care about art in your anime, the more you will be happy to watch this anime.
The characters is another area where Unbreakable Machine Doll shines, they are easy to like, and their interactions adds to the enjoyment of watching this anime. If you are one of the people who focus much on the characters in the anime you watch, you will definitely like the ones in Unbreakable Machine Doll.
And as usual, I am not going to cover all the characters of the anime, as it is impossible to do that without spoiling too much on you. So I will stick with the ones you will meet at the beginning of the anime, plus Shouko.
The main protagonist of Unbreakable Machine Doll. He is a Japanese guy, who came to the academy in order to take revenge on his brother. He is very bad at tests, and scores very badly at the academy test at the beginning of the anime. But has great combating skills.
Raishin wants to be the top of the school and win the title of the Wiseman in order to take revenge on his brother, who killed all his family but left him alive.
The main female character of the anime, Yaya is the doll that accompanies Raishin to the Mashinart Academy. And she is made by Shoujo, and said to be the best machine doll many times in the anime.
Yaya Is kind of Yandere, but in a comedic & funny way. She is so obsessed about Raishin that she always say things that are misunderstood by others.
Yaya has two sister dolls Oroi & Komurasaki
A great & famous puppets maker. She is the one who created Yaya, and gave her to Raishin after she saved his life. She is helping Raishin for some unknown reason.
A girl from the prestigious Belew British family, and one of the top students in the academy, as she was ranked the 6th in the whole school. Many people in the academy find her quite scary that they don’t approach her at all.
Charoltte’s doll, Sigmund, is a dragon that fires flares that causes a lot of damage.
Pacing & Enjoyment
The pacing of Unbreakable Machine Doll is quite good, and it makes 12 episodes to short for the story. The enjoyment is very high, both when it comes to the parts where puppeteers are competing to be the top of the schools, and the characters interactions part. For one, Yaya’s jokes from time to time, and how people misunderstood Raishin because of them were a nice add to the comedy of the anime. And the repetitive, yet funny, things some characters repeat saying during the anime makes the anime kind of memorable.
Extra Few Things
The opening song
The opening song of the anime, “Anicca”, is one of the things I quite like about this anime. It is great, kind of epic. It shows you the main characters on the first half, with a good rock beats, and some fight scenes at the second one. It goes well with the theme of the anime, and sets the mood quite well.
The opening lyrics makes me think as of Yaya is the one who is singing it. Especially The sentence “Let me dream of us making love”. Which could be true.
In short, if I am to make a list of the openings that stood out for me, then Anicca will be one of them.
The female school uniform
The female uniform of Walpurgis Royal Academy is quite elegant and deserve a little paragraph for it. It is quite tight at the waist, with a gap on the chest area that makes the breasts stand out. The blue beret has a blue colour that matches the bow of the uniform. The skirt is flared just the right way, which adds to the elegance of the uniform.
As I kept saying in this review, Unbreakable Machine Doll is a very enjoyable anime, with likeable characters, very good opening. And more importantly, with a good story that are not fully covered in the anime. Which is why it is one of the anime I really want to see a second season of, and I truly thought of reading the novel to know what happens next. Considering that the novel & the manga are both still ongoing by the time of writing this review. There is still a hope for a second season we all want to have in the future.
I hope you liked my Unbreakable Machine Doll review, and I hope to see you soon with other anime reviews.
Quotes from Unbreakable Machine Doll
- “Yaya is cute, Yaya is super cute. Yaya is the cutest in the world. Yaya is so cute I love Yaya Yaya is so bewitching Yaya is my wife-” – Yaya.
Review Credits & Sources
- Some character information in the review were taken from Unbreakable Machine Doll Wikia.