Machine-Doll wa kizutsukanai, also known as Unbreakable Machine-Doll, is a light novel series written by Reiji Kaitō and illustrated by Ruroo. It was published in 17 volumes by Media Factory between November 21, 2009, and July 25, 2017. A manga adaptation and a spin-off have been published in Monthly Comic Alive and Monthly Comic Gene. A twelve-episode anime television series adaptation by studio Lerche first aired between October 7 and December 23, 2013; six OVAs were also released. The first season premiered several years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of Unbreakable Machine-Doll anytime soon.
The second season of Unbreakable Machine-Doll still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired nine years ago and while there still is some material to adapt from the light novel series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Unbreakable Machine-Doll was a fairly intriguing series and based on all the known facts, a second season is not impossible, although it is unlikely.
The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of Unbreakable Machine-Doll. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this intriguing anime series whose future is still very uncertain.
What do we know about Season 2 of Unbreakable Machine-Doll?
The Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai light novel series is written by Reiji Kaitō and illustrated by Ruroo. The first volume was released by Media Factory, under its publishing imprint MF Bunko J, on November 21, 2009. The final and seventeenth volume was released on July 25, 2017. A drama CD was released with the special edition of the fourth volume. In June 2017, Kadokawa aired an advertisement promoting the end of the series.
A manga adaptation by Hakaru Takagi debuted in the June 2010 issue of seinen manga preprint magazine Monthly Comic Alive, published on April 27, 2010. The chapters were collected and edited in tankōbon format by Media Factory with the first published volume. November 22, 2010; the series has nine tankōbon volumes to date. A drama CD was released with the special edition of the first volume.
A spin-off series, titled Gene Metallica: Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai Re:Acta and drawn by Misato Kamada, was published in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine between April 15, 2013, and April 15, 2014. The chapters were collected and released in tankōbon format by Media Factory with the first volume released on September 27, 2013; the second tankōbon volume was released on May 27, 2014.
A twelve-episode anime television series adaptation, produced by Lerche studio, first aired in Japan between October 7 and December 23, 2013, on AT-X, and later on Tokyo MX, YTV, VAT, and BS11. The series was directed by Kinji Yoshimoto and written by Yūko Kakihara, with character design by Atsuko Watanabe and the soundtrack composed by Masaru Yokoyama. The series covers the first three novels.
Six OVAs were released and distributed across the six Blu-ray/DVD box sets between December 25, 2013 and May 28, 2014. The series’ opening song, titled “Anicca”, was performed by Hitomi Harada, while the ending song, “Maware! Setsugetsuka”, was produced by Hige Driver and sung by the Utagumi Setsugetsuka band consisting of Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, and Yui Ogura under their character names. What does all of this tell us about a potential second season?
As you can see, the future of the Unbreakable Machine-Doll anime is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or lack of material. The series was fairly popular back in the day, but it’s been nine years and since anime series usually run while there’s a need to promote the written materials, the chances are very slim. The light novel series ended six years ago and no new material has been released, which is why there is no need to promote anything else. Now, this doesn’t completely exclude the possibility of another season, but the chances are slimmer so we’ll just have to see whether there is enough interest for a continuation to make any proper predictions about the potential continuation of the series. The first season received solid reviews, but we simply don’t know enough to make any predictions on the show’s future.
In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is late 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or easily 2023; 2024 is also a strong possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes; as far as things stand now, a cancelation has not been confirmed, but we cannot rule it out either.
What could Season 2 of Unbreakable Machine-Doll be about?
At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Unbreakable Machine-Doll could take us because we don’t know how many additional volumes of the light novel series the season could potentially adapt; it could be the whole series or just a part of it. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the second season might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material so you can get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series.
During their trip to Machinart’s Walpurgis Academy, Raishin and his automaton, Yaya, stop a runaway train they were on. Arriving at the Academy, Raishin earns the name of The Second Ultimate for placing second worst on the entrance exam. Leaving aside his grade of him, Raishin is determined to fight in the Festival, an automaton fighting tournament in which only the top 100 students are allowed to participate in order to win the title of Sorcerer.
Raishin meets Charlotte and her automaton Sigmund, whom he challenges to a battle, which is interrupted by other students. Raishin and Yaya defeat the other students with ease, and after noticing that Sigmund has a serious injury, Raishin retreats from his battle with Charlotte. The next day, Raishin tells Charlotte that he wants the title of sorcerer so that he can obtain the forbidden techniques and use them to get her revenge.
During the conversation, Raishin spotted Magnus, who was walking by, and confronted him. Knowing that he was going to lose in a battle given the extreme differences in skill level, Raishin gives Magnus a small vial instead of challenging him in battle. Felix, the head of the discipline committee, tasks Raishin with eliminating an unknown entity known as Cannibal Candy, who has destroyed many automatons and caused the disappearance of 26 students, in exchange for an entry into the Festival.
Charlotte asks Raishin to go on a date, and he agrees much to Yaya’s annoyance. On another day, Raishin further explains that he only started studying two years ago, which explains his poor academic performance. Charlotte confesses to Raishin that she committed a terrible sin in the past. After the date, Raishin and Charlotte stumble upon another crime scene, caused by the Cannibal Candy.
At the crime scene, Raishin and Charlotte meet Felix, who scares Charlotte away. Back in the dorms, Raishin gives Yaya a pair of boots and tells her that he went out with Charlotte to confirm that she is not Cannibal Candy. Raishin receives a phone call from Lisette telling him that Charlotte is not in her bedroom. Shoko pays a visit to the dorms with Irori and Komurasaki.
She tells Raishin that automatons are not human beings, and she remembers that time when she met Raishin. Lisette takes Raishin into an automated lab. Raishin then deduces that Lisette was present at the crime scenes and discovers Lisette’s preserved corpse in Felix’s locker and that the Lisette he had been talking to was actually a forbidden automaton.
Outside the lab, Charlotte defeats an automaton, but it was a trap set by Felix to make everyone believe that she is Cannibal Candy, as she found a series of Eva Hearts in her bedroom. Charlotte realizes that Felix is actually Cannibal Candy and that he planned to have Raishin eliminate her. Just as Felix was about to kill Carlotte, a wounded Yaya and Raishin arrive.
Raishin and Granny learn about Charlotte’s past from Sigmund: Charlotte’s family is known for making automatons, but the family was stripped of everything when the young Prince of Wales was injured by one of his automatons. So Charlotte attends school on a scholarship and is saving to buy back the eve hearts for her family’s automatons and she hopes to reunite with her family one day.
“Lisette” is revealed to be Felix’s automaton, Eliza, who is capable of absorbing the magical abilities of automatons that she devours. As she and Yaya fight, Eliza’s body turns to mist trapping Yaya inside, but Yaya’s blood spills into Eliza, causing the effectiveness of Eliza’s attacks to decrease as only one type of magic can be used. at once and destroys it. After the battle, Raishin is honored and allowed to enter the Festival despite his poor grades, and Charlotte gives Raishin a pendant with defensive capabilities as a gift to clear his name.