Music and politics don’t usually go along very well, but Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 somehow makes it work. Let’s find out what this beautiful yet mysterious world is all about in this review!
Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 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 sixth episode of the series right here! The episode is also stylised as Takt Op. Destiny Episode 7.
– Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 Review does not contain spoilers –
Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 Review- Plot and Characters
Certain anime shows are mostly popular for their aesthetic and world-building than the actual strength of the plot or the characters. Depending on who you ask on any given day, such shows range from Cowboy Bebop to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and tons of shows in between. Many shows are saved by their aesthetic and feel despite not having a great story, like my favourite of the Big 3, Bleach. Whether Takt Op Destiny belongs in that conversation depends on one thing- the number of episodes it has.
You see, I thought Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 was brilliant. It was a much-needed return to the show’s regular action and smack talk that we had grown accustomed to seeing before the past couple of episodes, and it had everything that was good about the show. The episode had fantastic emotional beats accompanied by a comedy of errors and a reveal at the end that hit very hard despite being obvious from a mile away.
For the sake of not spoiling it, I’ll just say that Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 revealed something extremely critical to the backstories of Takt, Cosette, and Anna. There were no surprises anywhere, as it was a pretty standard reveal that the show had already telegraphed back in Episode 5. However, such a reveal at this point in the show’s runtime could mean that the show is entering the last legs of its story.
As the number of episodes in Takt Op Destiny has never been announced, it is still a mystery as to how long the show was supposed to last. I was hoping for it to be 12, as shows that go beyond that and don’t have material to adapt tend to become directionless and a shell of their former selves towards the end. However, a Season 2 was always a possibility and had the potential to do just as well as the first season.
If it ends after a limited run of just 12 episodes, Takt Op Destiny risks just remaining an aesthetic rather than a fully fletched anime. The anime surprised everyone by being an actually great advertisement for a mobile game of all things, and I feel like it has more legs than to end at 12 episodes. The aesthetic is too good to remain just that, and the story is not nearly fleshed out by Takt Op Destiny Episode 7. What we do have, however, is still fantastic.
The interactions the three main characters had with each other in Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 were tremendous, as we saw Destiny learning to be more like a normal human being. Despite not remembering what Cosette was like, she still retains her good nature and helpful personality alongside the love she had for Anna and Takt. These elements are as lovely as the action scenes and add some much-needed personality to the show. Overall, a great effort by the show this time around.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 Review- Art and Music
The more you think about it, the universe of Takt Op Destiny is very unique. Personally, I haven’t ever seen the continental USA represented in such a manner in an anime before. Sure, there have been some anime that have tried, including special episodes of heavy hitters like Steins Gate and My Hero Academia. None have come close to nailing the feel of central and southern USA as this show has, although I’m not sure if the country still has as many diners as Takt Op Destiny shows.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 7 had all the elements that have made the show such an entertaining watch so far. It was funny, heartfelt, fast-paced, and violent in all the right ways and had a cliffhanger that will leave viewers chomping on the bit.
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