Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Review: Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of

After taking care of the Schindler problem in an unconventional way, Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 heads off to explore Musicarts in an altered manner. Let’s see what the fuss is all about in this review!

Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Overview

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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 eighth episode of the series right here! The episode is also stylised as Takt Op. Destiny Episode 9.

– Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Review does not contain spoilers –

Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Review- Plot and Characters

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Let me get this straight. A guy unleashes the monsters who hate music on your music recital, almost kills you and changes someone you love fundamentally, then tries to do it again, and you just let him go? Not even a scratch on Schindler, who got to go on his merry ways having just lost his post as chief of the Symphonica? All of this happened because Heaven just managed to be there at the right moment to stop Destiny from killing Hell and, in turn, Schindler? There’s one word to describe it, and it starts with bull and ends with shit.

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Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 sees Takt, Destiny, and Anna finally reach their destination, New York. One would imagine that it would be an enormous occasion for the trio, and the show would take some time to reflect on that, but nope. It was treated as just another location as we moved forward to more pressing issues, which somehow also failed to provide any answers that we hadn’t already figured out from watching the show for so long now.

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For a show with such extensive worldbuilding, Takt Op Destiny‘s plot is astonishingly thin. Many times, things are either too predictable or inserted in the lore with little rhyme or reason. Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 especially dragged a lot at the start, as it created even more questions instead of providing solutions, something the show had told us we’d get in New York. No, roaming around Central Park eating snacks doesn’t count as exposition, and it isn’t particularly fun to watch if it is not what you were expecting.

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Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 is also the wrong kind of “mysterious”. It is the kind of mystery where instead of dropping breadcrumbs for the audience to pick up on, the media withholds critical information to induce a sense of artificial mystery that wouldn’t have been remotely interesting if it wasn’t hidden in this manner. So, it is safe to say that I didn’t particularly appreciate this episode’s storyline and plot beats. However-

Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Review- Art and Music

On the other hand, I adored the aesthetic this episode was going for. Places in anime other than Japan always catch my attention more than usual, and a city as iconic as New York being drawn in this style is beautiful to see. The iconic landmarks such as Central Park were animated with much attention to detail, alongside the entire skyline being depicted unchanged from its normal state. The animation was great here and certainly a high point for the show so far.

In the same vein, the music was also tremendous in this episode. The show sure took its time to find its footing in this department, considering it is an anime based around the medium, but it managed to get there eventually. There is a lot of variety here for most listeners to pick and choose what they like. From classical tracks to original OSTs, there is a lot of fantastic material here.

Verdict

While Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 had some terrible plot decisions, its aesthetic was good enough to make it a decent watch. The ride has certainly gotten rougher here, and I hope that it gets better again.

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SUMMARY

While Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 had some terrible plot decisions, its aesthetic was good enough to make it a decent watch. The ride has certainly gotten rougher here, and I hope that it gets better again.

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Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 Review: Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made OfWhile Takt Op Destiny Episode 9 had some terrible plot decisions, its aesthetic was good enough to make it a decent watch. The ride has certainly gotten rougher here, and I hope that it gets better again.