Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime
Episode 01

Facing "Cannibal Candy" Ⅰ
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime Episode 01 Title Card
Part of the Facing "Cannibal Candy" Arc
Original Air Date October 7, 2013
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Ending Theme Song Anicca
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The Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime Episode 1, Facing "Cannibal Candy" Ⅰ, is the first episode of the anime adaptation of Unbreakable Machine-Doll light novel series. It was first aired on October 7, 2013 and was re-aired on May 31, 2014. The episode relates the events of the first fifth part of the first arc, Facing "Cannibal Candy", and begins with the introduction of the series' main characters; Raishin Akabane, a puppeteer, and Yaya, his automaton. From Japan, he, along with Yaya, travelled to Liverpool in United Kingdom to enter the Royal Academy of Machinart, Walpurgis, and join the Night Party to mainly spy on the latest Machinart developed by major world powers for the Japanese Army and as well as to exact revenge on his brother Tenzen Akabane whom he assumes of being Magnus.


Raishin Asking Yaya What She was Whispering to His Ear

Raishin asking Yaya what she was whispering to his ear.

Inside a train that had departed from London and was now bound for Liverpool, Yaya was whispering incantations of enchantment into Raishin who was asleep. Suddenly, Yaya stops as Raishin awakens and asks her what she was whispering to his ear. Yaya answers that she was just reciting a charm to make him fall in love with her. Raishin retorts back, but Yaya ignores him, excitedly pointing out to him that they will soon be inside Machine City. Raishin and Yaya then continued their playful banter as a little girl, sitting together with her elder sister across them, laughed at their comical exchange. Suddenly, the train began to shudder. It pulled into Edge Hill Station but passed through on, causing the passengers to become restless.

Raishin Using Shinkan Shijuuhachishou on Yaya II

Raishin using Shinkan Shijuuhachishou on Yaya as she held back the train.

Raishin commanded Yaya to head to the train's brakes, and Yaya then nimbly exited through their cabin's window, making her way to the top of the carriage as Raishin followed shortly after. Yaya headed to each of the carriages’ brakes, pulling down each of the brake levers, but the train did not stop. Raishin finally caught up to Yaya, and together with her, then swiftly ran in the form of acrobatics to the front of the train as the train then finally reached and pulled into Lime Street Station. Yaya leapt down onto the tracks, facing towards the front of the train, and held back the train as Raishin then used Shinkan Shijuuhachishou on her, causing the carriages behind to propel forward in succession, but the train completely halted. After the train incident, at the station’s concourse, Raishin asked the little girl if she was hurt. The little girl replied that she was fine, thanked him, and asked him if he was a mage. Raishin dissented and replied that he was a puppeteer. Surprised, the elder sister then excitedly surmised that Yaya was then his automaton. Yaya assented that she is Raishin’s “doll”; even in bed, surprising the surrounding people. Feeling self-conscious and embarrassed, the elder sister swiftly took her younger sister away from Raishin and slapped him on the face.

Raishin and Yaya Enter the Academy

Raishin and Yaya enter the Academy.

After Raishin and Yaya had left the scene, they were walking along the street when Raishin asked Yaya what the dark emotion swirling inside of him was. Yaya teasingly answered that it was sexual frustration. Raishin interjectingly exclaimed back that it was rage and then scolded her as she then defended herself. A few hours after the train incident, Raishin and Yaya stopped before the entrance of the Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machinart. Raishin, testing Yaya’s resolve before entering, reminded her that once she enters the Academy she will not be able to leave the premises until he graduates. Without hesitating, Yaya cheerfully exclaimed her resolve. Raishin remarked back that she should not get too attached with him as he is only using her as a tool for his revenge. Yaya then explained that she was just an automaton created by Shouko, was born a tool, that tools only come to life when they have a purpose, and hers is to accompany him. Raishin complemented her resolve, and Raishin and Yaya entered the Academy.

Raishin Consulting Kimberly of Another Way to Enter the Night Party II

Raishin consulting Kimberly on another way to enter the Night Party as Yaya looks on.

Dusk, in the dim hallway of the Central Auditorium, Yaya awaited Raishin who was in the Staff Room taking the transfer admission test. He came out of the room downcast and disappointed as Yaya approached him and asked him of his test result. Raishin answered her and handed the result to her. Yaya, after reading it, tried consoling Raishin. Kimberly came out of the Staff Room and suddenly interposed and introduced herself. As Raishin and Yaya were searching for their dormitory, Raishin contemplated on his conversation with Kimberly.― Kimberly then gave Raishin some advice. Raishin consulted Kimberly on another way to enter the Night Party. Kimberly asked Raishin why he was fixated with the Night Party, and Raishin replied that he wanted to be a Wiseman. Kimberly saw Raishin’s determination, and as she was about to turn away, hinted him of another way then finally left.― After Raishin did, he and Yaya stopped by a dormitory when Charlotte, who approached from behind them, suddenly interposed, rudely informed them that they are in the girl's dormitory, and peremptorily demanded them to give way to her. Yaya defensively retorted back at her, but Raishin instructed Yaya to comply. Raishin then called out to Yaya, and Raishin and Yaya left the dormitory to continue searching for their dormitory. Evening, they finally arrived in their dormitory, and inside their room, lying on his bed, Raishin reflected on what Kimberly had said and then announced his next course of action to Yaya.

Charlotte and Raishin having a Teasing Exchange

Charlotte and Raishin having a teasing exchange.

The next day, on Main Street, Charlotte was walking along the street having her usual banter with Sigmund who was resting on her shoulder. Suddenly, Raishin interposed, greeting Charlotte, and then recited her profile. Charlotte then asked Raishin what he wanted from her, and Raishin then challengingly answered her. At the Battle Field, seated on the Battle Field's sitting area, the surrounding crowd of students, buzzed about Raishin challenging Charlotte into a battle. At the centre of the Battle Field's field, Charlotte and Raishin had a teasing exchange. Charlotte then acknowledged Raishin’s determination, accepted his challenge, and then commanded Sigmund. At that instant, Sigmund transformed into his huge original form. Raishin and Yaya were about to attack when they suddenly sensed an approaching iron ball and evaded it instead. The iron ball continued its trajectory, charging towards Sigmund who then used his wing to block the iron ball.

Jack Frost Attacking Sigmund

Sigmund attacked successively by the Ten Benchwarmers' automata.

A morning star wielder whipped back her iron ball as a mist enveloped the area of the attackers. From it, a sextupedal beast suddenly launched into mid-air, with an armoured knight mounted on its back, but Sigmund bit it and flung it away. The armoured knight then appeared from above, about to thrust his lance at Sigmund. Sigmund then used his horn to block the attack, bit the armoured knight, and then flung him away. A barefooted girl charged in at Sigmund, leaping at him and then attacking him successively. She then withdrew as an undine next attacked, unleashing a huge wave of water at him. A Jack Frost then attacked from behind Sigmund, unleashing an icy blast, freezing the water from Undine’s earlier attack, immobilizing Sigmund. A harpy next attacked from above, whipping up a fierce gale at Sigmund. Charlotte then commanded him to launch Lustre Cannon, hitting the harpy on her wing. A golem next attacked, swinging its fist on Sigmund, causing Charlotte to be flung away. The golem then attacked again, swinging its fist on Sigmund, but Yaya blocked it before it hit him as Raishin then caught Charlotte. The attackers, a group of students, finally appeared from the mist. The group’s leader then argued with Raishin, and as the group's leader and Raishin were, a witch ambushed attacked Raishin, but Yaya covered him, both appearing completely unharmed. Raishin then used Kouen Juuniketsu on Yaya.

Charlotte Commanded Sigmund to Use Lustre Flare

Charlotte commanded Sigmund to use Lustre Flare.

Yaya burst towards the witch and thrust her fist onto her. Raishin then dashed into the group's automata's midst as Yaya followed after, and together with her, attacked them. As they were, Charlotte instructed Sigmund to rise and commanded him to launch Lustre Flare. The group's automata were caught up in the blast, each being hit in different parts of their bodies. Charlotte then asked Raishin for his name, and Raishin complied. Charlotte was about to continue her fight with Raishin, but Raishin declined her, threw a smoke bomb, and ran off, along with Yaya, a considerable distance away from her. As an indignant Charlotte complained, Sigmund transformed back into his usual small form as he then remarked that Raishin and Yaya probably noticed his injuries. Charlotte picked him up and concernedly asked back if he was fine. Sigmund replied that he will need two to three days to recover, and Sigmund and Charlotte then had their usual banter. Past midnight, in a grove of trees hidden from any sight at the outskirts of a garden inside the campus, a figure devoured messily an automaton with great gusto. The automaton’s crushed legs had been embedded by an iron ball and its torso cannibalised. The next day, during a lunch break inside the Cafeteria, Raishin, along with Yaya, nonchalantly coercively dined together with Charlotte and Sigmund. Raishin and Charlotte were having a teasing exchange as Yaya jealously followed up their exchange when she suddenly noticed that something had caught Raishin’s attention; Magnus. Raishin then commanded Yaya, and Yaya then broke the glass wall and burst out from it as Raishin followed after, ignoring Charlotte's warning and catching Magnus’ attention.

Adapted From

The Unbreakable Machine-Doll anime episode 1 was adapted from the prologue, the first chapter, and the third part and the first fourth part of the fifth part of the second chapter of the first volume of the light novel.

Major Events

Filler Scene


In order of appearance:

New Characters


New Abilities

Magic Circuits

New Magic Circuits

Factions and Organisations

New Factions and Organisations


New Locations


New Terminologies


  • Charlotte Belew (Sigmund) vs. Ten Benchwarmers' Leader (Morning Star Wielder), Ten Benchwarmers' Silver-haired Member (Undine), Ten Benchwarmers' Dark Brown-haired Member (Witch), Long Brown-haired Boy, Long Light Brown-haired Boy, Short Brown-haired Boy, Short Blond-haired Big Boy, Short Brown-haired Fat Boy, and Brown-haired Glasses Boy (Sextupedal Beast, Armoured Knight, Barefooted Girl, Golem, Undine, Jack Frost, and Harpy)
  • Raishin Akabane (Yaya) and Charlotte Belew (Sigmund) vs. Ten Benchwarmers' Leader (Morning Star Wielder), Ten Benchwarmers' Silver-haired Member (Undine), Ten Benchwarmers' Dark Brown-haired Member (Witch), Long Brown-haired Boy, Long Light Brown-haired Boy, Short Brown-haired Boy, Short Blond-haired Big Boy, Short Brown-haired Fat Boy, and Brown-haired Glasses Boy (Sextupedal Beast, Armoured Knight, Barefooted Girl, Golem, Undine, Jack Frost, and Harpy)


  • The epithet of Hinowa, Izanagi Style's Princess (イザナギ流のプリンセス Izanagi-ryū no Purinsesu?), was mentioned among the buzzing of the crowd of students after mistaking Raishin for her. She only appeared later on in volume 7 of the light novel. Cogwheel IV

Soundtracks Applied

Name Time
"Here To Higher" 01:34 ~ 03:57
"Crescent Moon :-D" 04:47 ~ 05:05
"Hidden Tenderness" 05:33 ~ 06:55
"Magicienne" 07:32 ~ 09:34
"Tea Cup Garden" 10:00 ~ 10:33
"Fuming Low Peak" 12:13 ~ 13:03
"Critical Wave" 13:15 ~ 14:27
"Attack on" 14:45 ~ 15:50
"To Victory" 16:39 ~ 17:47
"Crescent Moon :-D" 19:10 ~ 20:05
"Bravery Steps" 21:22 ~ 22:04

Image Gallery

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Refer Back

There is no refer back shown or mentioned in this episode.

Cultural References

  • The Kimono (着物 Kimono?, lit. "Thing to Wear"), a traditional Japanese garment that is composed of a robe secured by an Obi ( Obi?, lit. "Sash"), was shown as the clothing of Yaya.
  • The Lime Street Station, a terminal train station located in Lime Street in Liverpool in England, was the location wherein Raishin and Yaya stopped the runaway train.
  • The Geta (() Geta?), a traditional Japanese footwear that resembles the flip-flops and the clogs, was shown as the footwear of Yaya that were driven deep into the ground of the railway track as she stopped the runaway train.
  • The North Western Hotel, a railway hotel that serves Lime Street Station located in front of it in Lime Street in Liverpool in England, was partly shown when the steam from the engine of the runaway train burst out from itself to outside Lime Street Station.
  • The Saint George's Hall, a building containing concert halls and law courts located opposite Lime Street Station in Lime Street in Liverpool in England, was partly shown when Raishin and Yaya were walking along Lime Street.
  • Raishin addressed Shouko with the honorific, San (さん San?), a Japanese honorific suffix that may be used by a person to address any person of any gender with respect in formal and informal contexts.
  • Raishin addressed Kimberly with the honorific, Sensei (先生 Sensei?), a Japanese honorific suffix that may be used by a person to address or refer to a professor.
  • Kimberly addressed Raishin with the honorific, Kun (くん Kun?), a Japanese honorific suffix that may be used by a person of a senior status to address a person of a junior status or by any person to address a male teenager.
  • Raishin announced his next course of action to Yaya using Momotarou ((ももろう) Momotarō?, lit. "Peach Boy"), a popular hero from the Japanese folklore, as a personification for his plan.
  • Sigmund appeared as being a Dragon (δράκων, drákōn), a legendary creature typically with reptilian or serpentine traits of thae mythologies and folklore of the various overlapping cultures of Europe and Asia.
  • Raishin intentionally addressed Charlotte with the Japanese honorific, Jou ( ?), a honorific suffix which is the parallel of the English honorific prefix, Lady, which is used in the United Kingdom to address a daughter of a duke, a marquess, or an earl, as Charlotte is a daughter of a former earl.
  • Undine appeared as having the appearance of Undine, a group of water elementals in the alchemical works of Paracelsus, which are equivalent to the water nymphs of Ancient Greece.
  • Jack Frost appeared as having the appearance of Jack Frost, another variant of the personification of frost, ice, or snow.
  • Harpy appeared as having the appearance of Harpy (ἅρπυια, harpuia), a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face of the Greek and Roman mythologies.
  • Golem appeared as having the appearance of Golem (גולם, gōlem), an animated being artificially created from inanimate matter; stone and clay, of the Jewish folklore.

Unanswered Questions

  • What is Shikan Shijuuhachishou?
  • Who does Raishin want to exact revenge on?
  • What is Kouen Juuniketsu?
  • Who was the figure devouring an automaton?
  • Who was the automaton being devoured by the figure?
  • Why did Raishin charge Magnus?

Scene Differentiations

Execution Errors


  1. During the train incident, Edge Hill Station, a train station located before Lime Street Station in Edge Hill in Liverpool in United Kingdom, was the location wherein the passengers noticed that there was something wrong with the train they were boarding when it passed through on the station without stopping.
  2. After Raishin and Yaya finally found and arrived in the Tortoise Dormitory, the dormitory was shown to have the name of Tortoise Hall on its nameplate since in the United Kingdom, a dormitory is usually called a hall of residence which is commonly referred to as a hall.
  3. During the buzzing of the crowd of students in the localised release in English, Hinowa's epithet, Izanagi Style's Princess, was replaced with the phrase, "that princess-girl, rated number eight", which is composed of only the English part of her epithet, Princess, as a portrayal of the students in the Academy being unfamiliar with Japanese and her rank in the Academy, eighth, as an addition to still clearly identify her as a subject of the buzz.


  • (From Yaya to Raishin): “Wherever Raishin is, that's where Yaya should be!”
  • (From Raishin to Yaya): “Don't get too attached to me. I plan to use you as a tool for my revenge.”
  • (From Raishin to Charlotte): “Go ahead and laugh. My only path is to fight and win.”
  • (From Raishin to Kimberly): “Then I just need to be the last man standing.”