Takt Op.Destiny: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Chapter 1: Conduct – Creed” [Series Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Cosette and Takt sitting within a factory area they destroyed

Classical music, gorgeous animation, eccentric characters, and over-the-top battles make Takt Op.Destiny a curious but engaging new show.


Classical music, gorgeous animation, eccentric characters, and over-the-top battles make Takt Op.Destiny a curious but engaging new show.


Aired 10/6/2021
Network VRV
Created By Kiyoko Yoshimura
Directed By Katsuya Shigehara
Written By Kiyoko Yoshimura
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy. Fantasy, Young Adult, Animation, Non-English, Musical

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Plot Overview

Takt, Anna, and Cosette are heading to New York City to have Cosette fixed by the New York Symphonica. But, with them traveling by car, from the west coast, and these beings called D2s congregating in middle America, the combination of Takt and Cosette will have to fight their way through middle America so they can reach New York.

Characters

Takt (Kōki Uchiyama)

A conductor with a notable love for music who detests that, because of the rise of D2s, the world has silenced music and musicians, all out of fear of awakening D2s.

Anna (Kaede Hondo)

Anna (Kaede Hondo) leaning on her car
Anna (Kaede Hondo)

Anna is Cosette’s older sister who treats her as a person, while Takt often treats her as a thing, if not a humanoid weapon.

Cosette (Shion Wakayama)

Cosette is a musicart who is connected to Takt and consumes his energy, and shares any damage she is inflicted with.

Groups & Organizations

  • D2: Some kind of alien creature that came to the world, following Musicarts, which nearly annihilated the humans of Earth due to their utter hatred of music.
  • Musicarts: Magical beings connected with a conductor, who fight D2 monsters and consume a high level of calories to do so, if not finely tuned.

Locations & Items

  • New York Symphonica: A premier place for musicarts and conductors

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Why are D2s named D2s, and are there higher ranks, or is D2 the sole kind to worry about?

What Could Happen Next

  1. Likely we’re in for a battle of the week feature as Anna drives Cosette and Takt cross country, perhaps with some flashbacks and maybe seeing how things are in New York.

Review

Highlights

Flashy Action & Quality Animation

Takt Op.Destiny is a beautiful show. One that, when it decides to pause the action, the dialog, and just let you bask in the art, makes it so you could make dozens upon dozens of wallpapers for your phone or computer. But, thankfully, the show isn’t just pretty to look at, but the action is also of decent quality.

Cosette (Shion Wakayama) after she does her magical girl transformation
Cosette (Shion Wakayama)

Now, will your jaw drop as Cosette takes on D2 monsters? No. The show isn’t that violent, nor are there notable struggles between Cosette and the D2s she faces. Yes, the D2s are exquisitely drawn, but the fighting animation is more so flashy than heart-pounding. Which, when mixed with the likes of Beethoven, gives you the ebb and flow of fast-paced action and the cooldown that is usually filled with weak dialog.

Luckily for us, however, even when Cosette isn’t fighting, this show remains interesting.

Quirky Characters

How so? Well, due to the characters being quite weird. Anna is perhaps the most normal, but with how worried she gets over Cosette and her sibling-like relationship with Takt, she is comical. However, she doesn’t compare to Takt and Cosette. With his disregard for anything that isn’t music and his “Can’t be bothered” nature, Takt makes a good partner to Cosette, who often comes off very alien, yet also the perfect balance to Takt’s attitude.

Takt (Kōki Uchiyama) smiling when he finds a piano
Takt (Kōki Uchiyama)

Then, together, they seem like a wonderfully dysfunctional family. One that you certainly would love to learn the background of, but for now? You’ll just enjoy Anna freaking out, Takt being annoyed Cosette isn’t as talented as he is, and Cosette being this little weirdo who is destructive but adorable.

Initial Impression

While Takt Op.Destiny may not achieve being the top show of the season; I do think it could be a fan favorite. Between the action, the music, the eccentric characters, and it presenting to fans it has an end goal and isn’t trying to go on forever, it has all it takes to be a good show. So, now let’s just hope it can maintain the trajectory it seems to be on.


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