Who would have thought that the guy who has a name like “Schindler” and has a Musicart named “Hell” would be evil? Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 leans deeper into the sheer surprise factor of this reveal. Let’s get right into the review!
Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 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 seventh episode of the series right here! The episode is also stylised as Takt Op. Destiny Episode 8.
– Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 Review does not contain spoilers –
Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 Review- Plot and Characters
This might have been the most conflicting episode of Takt op Destiny yet. On the one hand, this episode was enormously fun and entertaining in all the right ways. On the other hand, there are some glaring issues here that brought the episode and the show as a whole down a few rungs of the proverbial ladder. Let’s tackle both ends one by one, starting from the bad parts first so we can end on a high note.
Felix Schindler is not a good antagonist for a series such as this. He doesn’t have much of a character other than “EVIL”. The commander did bad things for no reason other than just because and was essentially pointless everywhere, even in Takt Op Destiny Episode 8, where the entire episode was supposed to revolve around him. He essentially served as a means to an end, as he was useful only to tie the plot hole of “Why did the D2s attack Takt and Cossette” and nothing more. I feel we won’t be seeing much of him anymore, as he has fulfilled his purpose.
The story up to this point has also been more than a little generic. Felix was just a symptom of the biggest problem the series has right now- the plot is just too thin. Despite creating a fascinating world full of unique power systems and environments, Takt op Destiny doesn’t have a very interesting plot. It can be very predictable at times, and the characters lack the nuance to elevate them from good to great.
That’s all for the bad stuff. Time for the elements that were great about Takt Op Destiny Episode 8. While Schindler is a terrible character, his Musicart Hell is not. Hell is on the fun side of generic and not on the boring side like Schindler. The episode also saw the return of fan-favourite characters Titan and Lenny to aid our heroes again, and it was great to see them back. Father figure characters in anime are always a delight, and Lenny is no different.
The bond between the three main characters is deeper than ever before. Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 featured many heart-to-heart conversations between Destiny and the other two leads, Anna and Takt. The scenes were incredibly written and executed, with the emotions carrying right across the screen to the viewers. Destiny acts more like a human as the episodes progress and days go by, and the transformation is great to witness.
At last, the elephant in the room. The action scenes in Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 were mindblowing in their smoothness and colour palettes, but that’s almost every episode of this show. What was special about this particular outing was the catharsis behind some of the moments alongside the real emotions attached to the fights for once. No one should really be surprised that the show looks this good, and I hope there’s a lot more to come where this came from.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 Review- Art and Music
The animation in Takt is fantastic, but what the show is based on is music. Hence, it is only fair to expect the show to sound at least just as good as it looks, if not even better. Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 did not disappoint on that front either, as the episode featured some absolute classics in its OST alongside some new tracks that fit the show’s tone perfectly. Whenever the show plays a somewhat popular piece, it is instantly gratifying as, for once, you get to feel like a fine arts aficionado. It’s a feeling that’s hard to explain and even harder to replicate.
Takt Op Destiny Episode 8 had its problems, but it was still a fantastic episode that featured tons of great action, music, and animation. There were even some emotional moments, which are always a bonus.
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