The show has been in quite a rut for the past two episodes. Can Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 break that cold streak and deliver a good episode as the season ends? Let’s find out in this review!
Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 Overview
Takt Op Destiny is a collaboration project by two of the biggest studios currently operating in the anime industry, Madhouse and MAPPA. Studio Madhouse is known for creating several classics such as HunterxHunter, Death Note, and the recent Sonny Boy. Meanwhile, Studio MAPPA holds the entire industry’s attention in the palm of its hands with behemoths such as Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan under its development wing.
Takt Op Destiny is a multi-media project between Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA, which comprises a mobile game and this anime series we are talking about. Yuuki Itou directs the series, and Kiyoko Yoshimura serves as the primary writer of the show’s script. You can go back and read our review of the tenth episode of the series right here! The episode is also stylised as Takt Op. Destiny Episode 11.
– Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 Review does not contain spoilers –
Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 Review- Plot and Characters
The action in Takt Op Destiny has always been a highlight of the show. It is colourful, fast-paced, smooth, and impactful, all of which are cornerstones in the current trend of action anime. All fight scenes and escape sequences that have been featured so far have been great, even if there was no motive for the fights sometimes. This is being mentioned here because Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 was basically just a giant action set piece, and thus the show knocked it out of the park.
Although it started in the same confusing manner that the show usually does, with the new antagonist Sagan (who is probably named after Carl Sagan and is going to have a space-related backstory, just a hunch) unleashing a fresh hell on the headquarters of the Symphonica for a yet-unknown reason. Meanwhile, Charlotte, who received a mysterious visit from Heaven a few episodes back, somehow is still alive and kicking. Anna got a lot to do in this episode, finally. She also had a weird scene which we can’t discuss with the spoiler warning, but you’ll know it when you see it.
This leads to an episode where D2s are everywhere, and the entire Musicart battalion comes out of the woodwork to fight them off. There are some new faces among those show battling, although you might recognise one of them from earlier in the series. I’m glad that they were brought back for another round, as that was a Chekhov’s Gun that the show had still left unused. It was somewhat simple slashing and shooting-based action, but it was effective nonetheless.
Takt’s illness has become a major plot point of Takt Op Destiny Episode 11, as the show has been dropping multiple ominous hints that one or more of the characters aren’t coming back from this final battle for the sake of saving the world and music. The show has previously hinted towards several other death omens, especially with Lenny, who died in the previous episode. Hence, the uncertainty of who lives and dies is still alive and kicking. I guess that’s one way to retain an audience to the finale.
Yes, the finale. While there still hasn’t been an official statement by anyone involved with the project regarding the number of episodes in this show, it is now safe to assume that that number will be twelve. Not only are twelve the normal number of episodes a new show can manage from to get a channel, but the story also seems perfectly set up to be over by the next time we discuss it. There could still be an aftermath-style episode or even a Season 2, but this season’s story is more than likely ending next week.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 Review- Art and Music
If there’s one word that perfectly captures the animation of this episode, it is “smooth”. Everything flowed well as D2s got their brains blown out by Musicarts. The new Musicarts that we saw have great designs, and as it appears that we have seen all the musicarts that are present in the show, we can say that all of them have been distinctive and well designed. While Destiny is the most detailed and unique by far and away, the others also look great.
The music was at its usual high quality in Takt Op Destiny Episode 11. As discussed in a previous review, classical music and kicking ass go hand in hand. While I wouldn’t dare to comment on any classical pieces I have no knowledge about, what I can say is that they sounded good. The show is very good with using more familiar tunes with important moments in the show, raising their profile that much more.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 11 saw an undeniable increase in quality as the show moved towards more of an action offering than the drama roots it was pursuing. The episode was well animated, and the action was fun to watch. The final fight has been set up well, and the show will have to work very hard to mess that one up.
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