Episode 12 of takt op.Destiny serves as a prelude, leaving much to be desired in terms of cohesion.
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If the goal of takt op.Destiny was to promote its upcoming mobile game, the finale of Season 1 did just that, somewhat concluding the story of Takt and Destiny while leaving enough room for the overall story to continue beyond the anime. As usual, the animation in the fight scenes is a major strength – but still not enough.
After turning Anna into a potential love interest in the shocking Episode 11, it’s unclear how takt op.Destiny will deal with that love triangle. Meanwhile, Destiny’s promise to bring Takt back at all costs fuels fears that she may not be seen again. This is how the trio’s fate ended in the final episode.
Sagan’s ability to regenerate Musicart Orpheus makes him a formidable foe, making it impossible for Destiny to get close enough to attack. But Takt and Destiny’s unusual relationship allowed the former to boost his powers so he could fight the Musicarts on his own, and his kick was enough to distract Destiny to fire an explosive shot. . At her insistence, Takt goes to find Sagan and finish him off.
Even though Sagan is an underdeveloped villain, there’s hope his motivations make it more complete. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. After witnessing so much destruction because of D2s, Sagan has the brilliant idea of drawing them all to the continent and wiping them out – despite the fact that there are still people living there. A great sacrifice for the greater good of the world.
Meanwhile, the stress of combat caused half of Takt’s hair to turn white so he now looks like part Conductor and part Musicart, making it all the more satisfying when he wields weapons. Destiny’s gas to kill Sagan.
The battle cost Takt and Destiny a lot and they found themselves lying on a beach, waiting for the rest of their friends. Takt begins to hum the complete tune he’s composed, as Destiny grabs his sleeve where his hand used to be. While he slept, Destiny sat up and stroked Takt’s face, her gentle touch. Tears began to fall as she leaned over and kissed him. With a smile on her face, Destiny confessed she loved Takt as the edges of her body began to fade until there was nothing left – except a thin rectangular pendant.
However, Sagan’s death doesn’t seem to erase D2 and the Symphonica has been reformed. To make things strange, the latest Conductor to join is none other than Anna – who has never expressed her desire to become a good Conductor in music. Considering the suffering their sister Takt and Destiny had to endure because of the Symphonica, it didn’t make any sense for Anna to become the Conductor. It feels like takt op.Destiny never developed Anna’s character beyond a nagging big sister to be able to tie this work to her.
The final episode is even weirder as Takt is not seen on screen at the end. In the post-credits scene, Anna is wearing the pendant as a necklace and is determined to do all she can so that Takt can play the music he wants. As she walked down the hall, Anna called Cosette’s name. Her eyes turn from the familiar brown to blue as she says the name Destiny and she transforms into a Musicart, determined on a mission to protect music.
takt op.Destiny can be seen as a prelude to mobile gaming, which explains why the design of Destiny in the game is so different from the anime – it’s actually Anna. In an attempt to be a good prequel to the game, the anime has been heavily influenced in its storytelling. takt op.Destiny seems to like putting everything into an all-in-one package – such as when Heaven and Hell combine to form Orpheus, or when Takt brings all the girls who love him into one being. , a Musicart.
Immediately after Destiny disappeared, Takt had a vision where he and Cosette were standing together. She gives him the charm and says a few words before disappearing. That charm is most likely in the nature of Destiny, who sacrificed herself to save Takt. Earlier in the series, Destiny noted that Cosette was still inside of her, meaning it’s possible she never left in the first place. So even though Destiny is ‘disappeared’, Anna still carries her parts when she transforms into Musicart.