Kadokawa posted a commercial on YouTube for the 16th volume of the Unbreakable Machine-Doll Light Novel series on Friday. The video revealed the fact that the 16th volume of the series will be the last. It will be released in two parts on July 25th.
The series was originally launched in 2009, and the previous volume was released in 2015. Unbreakable Machine-Doll received a manga adaptation that was published in Media Factory’s Comic Alive magazine in 2010. The novels inspired an image and drama CD the same year. Most notably, Unbreakable Machine-Doll’s anime adaptation aired in October 2013.
MAL’s Rewrite Club describes the story:
The Walpurgis Royal Academy of Machinart was founded alongside the development of “Machinart,” machine magic capable of giving life and intelligence to mechanical dolls subsequently called as “automaton.” Its aim: train skilled puppeteers to control the automatons, as militaries across the globe have begun incorporating Machinart into their armies.
After miserably failing the academy’s entrance exams, Raishin Akabane and his humanoid automaton Yaya must defeat one of the top one hundred students to earn the right to take part in the Evening Party, a fight for supremacy between puppeteers using their automatons. The last one standing is bestowed the title of “Wiseman” and granted access to the powerful forbidden arts.
Thus, Raishin challenges Charlotte Belew and her automaton Sigmund to a duel, but before they even begin, Sigmund is attacked by other students. After saving his opponents from their assaulters, Raishin cancels the duel but is forced to search for a new way to gain access to the Party. Driven by the tragedies of his past, Raishin fights alongside Yaya to rise to the top and claim the title of Wiseman.