Probably the best anime for me of this season. In the end of all episodes it stops on the best part, keeping you interested. I like the animation its pretty good, the story is not so unique its about dolls controlled powered by magic and used by puppeters. Its really nicely created world. The sounds are really good, the characters are balanced good and they have the thing you would be wanting for the lovers of Ecchi (like me ^^ ). I cant think of an anime that can be said its simillar to this... But I would say WATCH IT :)
Welcome to the world of light novel adaptations, where everything needs to be revolving around some boring guy surrounded by hot chicks who want his weenie.
The premise is about a young man who is looking for the killer of his family. In this setting, it is common for scientists to create automatons to control in battles. Thus, after he gets his own death machine, he learns about the whereabouts of the killer and heads to get his revenge.
I made it sound interesting; didn’t I? It’s all about the way you present it and sadly for the audience the premise is ruined by the usual tropes that light novels are filled with. So allow me to rewrite the above; this time on how it is actually presented.
The premise is about a generic shonen lead whose purpose in life is described in one line. In this setting, it is common for people with random superpowers to create waifus. Thus, after he gains his own sex doll, he enrols in a school and begins to create his harem.
Doesn’t sound so well now; does it? Well that is the harsh reality and if one needs to hope of enjoying this show, he should lower his bar a few centimetres away from the ground. The plot is basically random missions where the lead is showing off his hax superpowers, seduces girls, and then has sex with his doll, which is one of the biggest anime sluts you can ever hope to encounter in a non-hentai title. The damn thing is a nympho and can’t stop craving for more sex with the only person she cares for. Every episode will feature at least 3 scenes where she is naked and rubs herself on the lead, who of course acts like he is about to be murdered. And then there will be at least a couple of more scenes where she is jealous of him talking to other girls and resorting to all sorts of deviant fetishes in order to attract his attention. The show will desperately try to excuse that as a “normal” fascination of a robot towards its master. Plus all the sex scenes are “supposed” to be about a robot recharging its batteries by plugging into its energy source, which so happens to be its master. And we are supposed to actually believe that...
So as you can imagine there is very little time left to actually offer some sort of plot other than softporn nonsense. The whole revenge business is just an excuse for the lead to be doing something other than orgies with super hot babes who fall for his boring personality. There are for example some side stories where one of the girls has a very heavy duty to fulfil, or her pet dragon is accused of being a savage beast. They are supposed to build drama and tension but good luck doing that when they are kicked to the side every 3 minutes for some overdone ecchi scene you can find in any harem show out there. Hell, even the guy the lead wants to kill, the part which is supposed to be the most serious one, is controlling several automatons, and they are all (SURPRISE) also sex dolls.
Not that it would make much difference in saving this wreck of a series, but not even the production values are that good. The animation is done by a minor studio which seems to like erasing outlines to the point shapes seem to blur and tire the average eye. The colouring of the skins seems to be too pink or brown and with the simplistic look everybody is drawn you end up looking at a bunch of shapes that are supposed to make up a human being. And no, that is hardly artistic or appealing. As for the music, it is barely something you will care to pay attention to.
So there you go, yet another show that is just forgettable fan service instead of ... you know, something worth of your time? Perhaps a story about revenge and existentialism regarding the value of human lives in a world where people can be manufactured? Straight up hentai? A dating simulation? Anything besides this wreck.
Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai is a light novel that was written in 2009 and is still ongoing, as you probably know they have adapted this into an anime, the light novel was written by Reiji Kaitō, and I have just started to sink my teeth into the manga after watching the anime.
It is the early 20th century; Raishin Akabane is a student puppeteer from Japan, who has come to the Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machine Arts in England to study the emerging field of Machinart: a combination of magic and technology with military applications. He is accompanied by a girl named Yaya, who is actually his Automaton: a living machine doll powered by magical circuits specialized in hand-to-hand combat. In the Academy, there is a combat tournament exclusive to the Top 100 students and their automata, to decide who shall be bestowed with the title of "Wiseman", the greatest puppeteer.
well now that's out the way, the storey is very interesting it isn't just a simple "well tournament better beat some shit up by going super sayian" it all centres around the "bad guy" killing the "good guys" family and well he's pissed so he wants revenge which he can only do via the tournament however things keep getting in the way because other characters want to become the "Wiseman" too. It is an easy to follow storey and there is not too many plot twists that m night shyamalan sampa would be proud of. Nevertheless, I did feel that there was a deeper plot that they have not touched that much.
this is the one bad thing I don't like about this anime, it nearly dropped it because of this, the animation is very wishy washy if that makes sense, if not ill explain: normally when you watch a anime its very bright and the colours and noticeable and if its night time you can see what's happening, but with anime I think they wanted something different which hey good for you, but there were times when I had to play around with my TV to see what was happening because there was this lack of colour and light.
ok I said before how I nearly dropped this anime the characters saved it, I love yaya and her clever innuendos and logic, also the other characters were very good at supporting both the main character and at the same time being remember able, some animes focus too much on the main character(s) but this had a good balance. They were also able to show a deep bond between Raishin and yaya, I sometimes forgot that they were partners and yaya was a machine.
I have no complaints it was very average and the opening was less remember able, however I do not watch anime for the sound.
I've recommended this to a few friends and they weren't disappointed, the anime is funny but still lots of action, and they explain stuff a lot more effectively then some animes that just go with the flow of things. the best way to judge whether or not you'll like this anime is just by watching the first episode, the first 15mins I knew I'd love this anime