Takt Op. Destiny

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Japanese: takt op.Destiny
English: Takt Op. Destiny
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2021 to Dec 22, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: DeNA, Bandai Namco Arts
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse, MAPPA
Source: Mixed media
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.151 (scored by 211497211,497 users)
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Ranked: #35522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #435
Members: 508,577
Favorites: 4,643

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The United States of America has been in chaos ever since the emergence of D2s, an invasive species originating from a black meteorite that fell to Earth. A public decree banned citizens from playing any melodies, to prevent further casualties caused by the D2s' hatred for music—even now, in 2047, this prohibition is still in effect. Humanity's only form of defense against the D2s are Musicarts, young women representing pieces of classical music; and Conductors, the ones controlling them.

Takt Asahina, an aloof piano prodigy, finds himself transformed into a Conductor following a spontaneous D2 attack. The same incident kills Anna Schneider's younger sister, Cosette, and brings Takt into contact with his Musicart, Destiny. Searching for a means of stabilizing the pact between themselves, Takt and Destiny—alongside Anna—embark on a perilous journey to the Symphonica Headquarters in New York City.

Takt is in a hurry to reach the city so that he can play the piano again, even though his passion attracts the creatures he has come to despise. Meanwhile, Destiny's sense of duty drags the group into trouble along the way. With a D2-infested path and many more arduous obstacles ahead of them, will the trio make it to New York City in one piece?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Takt Op. Destiny is a mixed-media project centered on classical music, created by Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA. Under the same umbrella, a Japanese RPG for smartphones is being developed by Game Studio. The game, titled Takt Op. Unmei wa Akaki Senritsu no Machi o, was made available for pre-registration in March 2021 and was originally announced to be released by the end of the same calendar year before being delayed to 2022 and then again to 2023. A beta test was held in April 2023 and the game is set to be released on June 28th a few months after.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Wakayama, Shion

Asahina, Takt

Uchiyama, Kouki


Itou, Miku

Schneider, Anna

Hondo, Kaede


Minase, Inori


Hino, Satoshi


Ueda, Reina


Hanawa, Eiji


Uesaka, Sumire


Namikawa, Daisuke


Fukushi, Yuuichirou
Kimura, Makoto
Producer, Executive Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"takt (タクト)" by ryo (supercell) feat. Mafumafu, gaku

Ending Theme

"SYMPHONIA" by Mika Nakashima


Dec 21, 2021
Takt OP. is the perfect example of “style over substance”.

Whilst I admittedly enjoyed watching the anime, I would be remised to not speak on the lack of any real cohesive story. We’re essentially thrown into a beautifully rendered world brought to life by MAPPA and Madhouse, told there’s a war between humans and aliens who hate music, and made to fend for ourselves. In fairness, the backstory is fleshed Outstanding a bit more, but that doesn’t mean the writing gets much better. This show honestly felt like a tech demo for new animation and storyboarding techniques. Like imagine those Unreal Engine 5 play-tests, but ...
Dec 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Over 10 years ago, studio MAPPA was founded on the grounds to make a show called 'Kids on the Slope'. Madhouse has an even more extensive history tracing all the way back to the 1970s. Fash forward to 2021 and the rest is history. When you put these two studios together to producer a quality show, what can go wrong? Well, let me tell you. A lot.

Since the announcement in March this year, the franchise didn't really spark much hype at the time. After it was revealed that studio MAPPA and Madhouse would handle the production, the show got boosted interest. The previews and promotional ...
Dec 21, 2021
Takt Op. Destiny may rival Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Grand Order as the single most kludgy, embarrassing, confused mishmash of otaku-culture stew that the Japanese anime industry as ever attempted to pour down my throat. You have to be confident when you recognize vapidness to say, “This is vapid. There is nothing of value here. I cast it aside. I’m moving on with my life.” And this show desperately calls for that kind of an axe-grinding. If you can watch even the first episode of this gacha game commercial and see anything other than lifeless, artless, cynical trash appealing to the absolute lowest common denominator of the ...

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