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Light Novel 'Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai' to End

by Vindstot
May 13, 2017 12:15 PM | 39 Comments
The official Twitter account of Kadokawa's MF Bunko J imprint has announced that Reiji Kaitou and Ruroo's Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai light novel will end with the 16th volume, which will be published in two parts on June 25.

Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai began publishing under the MF Bunko J imprint in November 2009. A manga adaptation drawn by Hakaru Takagi has been serialized in Comic Alive since November 2010. A spin-off manga drawn by Misato Kamada ran for two volumes in Comic Gene between April 2013 and April 2014. The series inspired an anime adaptation by studio Lerche in Fall 2013. FUNimation licensed the anime for North American distribution, and released the series in a Blu-ray and DVD volume in March 2015.

Source: LN News

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Icku said:
hpulley said:
Posted there. Great story. Wish they could have animated the rest but.... wasn't to be.


Animation aside I wish someone would license and translate the novel :/. It's time to learn Japanese I guess.
I would say that there is still a chance there. You should write to Yen and Vertical Press and suggest they license it.

But you should also learn Japanese so you are not at the mercy of others for translations. They will always be late and some sort of localization will always change the meaning to at least some extent, even when done by a talented translator.

Sep 11, 2017 10:20 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Icku said:


I found some on facebook, posted by a guy I'm observing literally few minutes before I wrote my earlier post here :D. I've linked it in this thread:

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1656198

If you have time you can read and verify / add something to that.
Posted there. Great story. Wish they could have animated the rest but.... wasn't to be.


Animation aside I wish someone would license and translate the novel :/. It's time to learn Japanese I guess.

Sep 11, 2017 9:43 AM by Icku

Icku said:
hpulley said:
Not in a news thread... could create one in the novel forum.


I found some on facebook, posted by a guy I'm observing literally few minutes before I wrote my earlier post here :D. I've linked it in this thread:

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1656198

If you have time you can read and verify / add something to that.
Posted there. Great story. Wish they could have animated the rest but.... wasn't to be.

Sep 11, 2017 7:43 AM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Not in a news thread... could create one in the novel forum.


I found some on facebook, posted by a guy I'm observing literally few minutes before I wrote my earlier post here :D. I've linked it in this thread:

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1656198

If you have time you can read and verify / add something to that.

Sep 11, 2017 4:01 AM by Icku

Icku said:
So can anyone post a summary / spoilers from last volume?
Not in a news thread... could create one in the novel forum.

Sep 11, 2017 3:15 AM by hpulley

So can anyone post a summary / spoilers from last volume?

Sep 10, 2017 6:13 AM by Icku

Amazon.co.jp informed me that it has been delayed until the end of July. Darn.
お客様にご予約いただいている以下の商品の発売日が変更されたため、お届け予定日を変更いたしましたのでお知らせいたします。

海冬 レイジ "機巧少女は傷つかない16下 Facing "Machine doll II" (MF文庫J)"
お届け予定日: 2017-07-28 - 2017-07-29

海冬 レイジ "機巧少女は傷つかない16下 Facing "Machine doll II" (MF文庫J)"

海冬 レイジ "機巧少女は傷つかない16上 Facing "Machine doll II" (MF文庫J)"
お届け予定日: 2017-07-28 - 2017-07-29

海冬 レイジ "機巧少女は傷つかない16上 Facing "Machine doll II" (MF文庫J)"

Jun 1, 2017 8:26 AM by hpulley

And there goes my most loved series..........

May 21, 2017 6:49 AM by BlackFIFA19

hpulley said:
Elegade said:


That's good and all, but no one is telling me the answer I am looking for. Does it lean more towards Yaya x Raishin? Frey x Raishin? Charlotte x Raishin? Harem ending? It would be obvious at this point on which the author wanted to end the pairing with, that is the answet I am looking for.


That's hella disappointing...... I guess I'll have to wait til it actually ends then.

May 16, 2017 9:13 PM by Elegade

Elegade said:
hpulley said:
It's pretty rare for light novel OTPs to change from the beginning of the series. I am trying to think of examples other than
.


That's good and all, but no one is telling me the answer I am looking for. Does it lean more towards Yaya x Raishin? Frey x Raishin? Charlotte x Raishin? Harem ending? It would be obvious at this point on which the author wanted to end the pairing with, that is the answet I am looking for.

May 16, 2017 7:12 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
Elegade said:



I want the confirmed couple of the author, not fan ships.
It's pretty rare for light novel OTPs to change from the beginning of the series. I am trying to think of examples other than
.


That's good and all, but no one is telling me the answer I am looking for. Does it lean more towards Yaya x Raishin? Frey x Raishin? Charlotte x Raishin? Harem ending? It would be obvious at this point on which the author wanted to end the pairing with, that is the answet I am looking for.

May 16, 2017 5:54 PM by Elegade

Elegade said:
Silver-baka said:

I think the ship is yaya and raishin? Don't really understand the question since didferent people ship different characters all the time, with this being no exception.



I want the confirmed couple of the author, not fan ships.
It's pretty rare for light novel OTPs to change from the beginning of the series. I am trying to think of examples other than
. Some others flip flop or harem around but they almost always get together with the original couple in the end.

May 16, 2017 5:50 PM by hpulley

Silver-baka said:
Jonesy974 said:


Damn, was hoping someone would've answered you right away. Got me curious now.

I think the ship is yaya and raishin? Don't really understand the question since didferent people ship different characters all the time, with this being no exception.



I want the confirmed couple of the author, not fan ships.

May 16, 2017 3:04 PM by Elegade

With light novels you may not know the OTP until the last chapter or even the last page. Certainly we will need to read volume 16 part two first. I can spoil people when I get my copies.

You can ship whoever you want, of course.

May 16, 2017 11:43 AM by hpulley

Jonesy974 said:
Elegade said:
Can someone tell me who the ship is? Or is it a harem, or no ship at all?


Damn, was hoping someone would've answered you right away. Got me curious now.

I think the ship is yaya and raishin? Don't really understand the question since different people ship different characters all the time, with this being no exception.

May 15, 2017 11:56 PM by Silver-baka

Elegade said:
Can someone tell me who the ship is? Or is it a harem, or no ship at all?


Damn, was hoping someone would've answered you right away. Got me curious now.

May 15, 2017 11:46 PM by Jonesy974

hpulley said:


If I get a few months of free time I might think about translating them, probably last first since the last volumes are always the most important in my experience.


If you did this, I would 100% read those translations, and would love you forever ;)

May 15, 2017 12:56 PM by Silver-baka

kuuderes_shadow said:
Playcool said:

Have you read them to know that?


I have the first 5 volumes of the series only. That second paragraph is, as stated, based off the titles of the volumes. With a series with subtitles as obvious as this one's, it's not that hard to conclude that the story was drawing towards its conclusion.
I have been reading it for years including the latest volume 15, the afterword of which said there would just be one more though sometimes they change their mind and in this case it became one more two parter. Since you can't rely on afterwords as news items we don't post articles about them.

Like many other light novel illustrators, Ruroo has been sick and has caused delays of Machine Doll for years. That said, I don't believe the story has been cut short at all. If anything I would call it a bit drawn out at the end though it has been quite enjoyable overall, if a bit confusingly written on purpose at times.

I knew we'd never get a second season but I enjoyed the novels more after seeing the anime so I don't mind that the story is only finished in the novels.

If I get a few months of free time I might think about translating them, probably last first since the last volumes are always the most important in my experience.

May 15, 2017 12:40 PM by hpulley

Playcool said:

Have you read them to know that?


I have the first 5 volumes of the series only. That second paragraph is, as stated, based off the titles of the volumes. With a series with subtitles as obvious as this one's, it's not that hard to conclude that the story was drawing towards its conclusion.

May 15, 2017 2:06 AM by kuuderes_shadow

HaXXspetten said:
And here I am still waiting for some more content to be translated so I could at least think about reading it


Same here... guess raws will have to do.

kuuderes_shadow said:
Not really surprised by this - indeed I was always somewhat surprised that this series had enough content to run for as many volumes as it did. Always felt more like a 10 volume series than a 20 volume one to me (or an 18 volume one as it will effectively end up being).

Plus the titles of the last couple of volumes have been kind of giveaways that the series was coming to an end.

Have you read them to know that?

May 14, 2017 2:02 PM by Playcool