takt op.Destiny - Crunchyroll Fall 2021 Spotlight

MAPPA and Madhouse combine forces for series debuting this week!

takt op.Destiny


It's not just destiny that we're all here enjoying the Crunchyroll Fall 2021 anime lineup as it debuts, it's takt op.Destiny! MAPPA and Madhouse have combined forces to bring classical music to magical life in the upcoming series, which begins this week. While the orchestra gets all tuned up for the performance of the season, you can learn more in our full series spotlight below. 


Official Website







Launch Info

Launch Time: October 5 (Japan)

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page (coming soon!)


Official Trailers 





Durch Leiden zu Freude - L.V. Beethoven. Music is the light that illuminates people's hearts-- and that "light" was suddenly taken from the world. The world changed the night the black "Kuroya Meteorite" fell. Grotesque monsters known as D2 emerged from the meteorite and began to overrun the land and people. As the D2 were drawn to melodies people played, eventually "music" itself became taboo. However, those who opposed the monsters appeared. They are the "Musicart," girls who draw power from music. They possess the great operas and musical scores of human history and use them to defeat the D2. With them are the "Conductors" who lead the girls. The year is 2047. The United States has been devastated by the struggle against the D2. Takt the Conductor and Destiny the Musicart travel together to New York. In a world without music, Takt longs for it. Meanwhile, Musicart Destiny hopes to wipe out the D2. Will the melody they produce together be joy or despair?


Characters and Cast


Takuto Asahina

VA: Kōki Uchiyama (Toge Inumaki in JUJUTSU KAISEN)




VA: Shion Wakayama (Yume Minami from SSSS.Dynazenon)



Anna Schneider

VA: Kaede Hondo (Kazane Aoba from Keijo!!!!!!!!)



VA: Miku Itō  (Miku Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets)




VA: Satoshi Hino (Akito Takagi from Bakuman.)




VA: Inori Minase (Itsuki Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets)




VA: Reina Ueda (Shuka Karino from Darwin's Game)




VA: Daisuke Namikawa (Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter 2011)




VA: Eiji Hanawa (Ryo Inui from My Hero Academia)






Original Concept


Oji Hiroi (Sakura Wars)



Yuki Ito (storyboards on Attack on Titan Final Season; episodes 10, 15, 22 director on Demon Slayer)


Series Composition

Kiyoko Yoshimura (The God of High School)


Original Character Designs



Anime Character Designs

Reiko Nagasawa (sub-character designer on Overlord Season 3)


Chief Animation Director

Reiko Nagasawa

Toshiyuki Kanno


Art Director



Director of Photography

Akane Fushihara


Sound Director

Fumiyuki Go



Yoshihiro Ike (Dororo)


Opening Theme Song Performance

ryo (supercell) feat. mafumafu x gaku


Ending Theme Song Performance

Mika Nakashima


Animation Production




Additional Info


takt op. was first announced as a mixed media project in March. Here are a few of the original character designs revealed at that time: 


Destiny, representing Ludvig von Beethoven's Symphony No.5 in C Minor Op.67:



Jupiter, representing Gustav Holt's Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity Suite 'The Planets' Op.32-4:



Kirakira-boshi, representing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”K.265300e12 variations in C Major for Piano:



Walküre, representing Richard Wagner's Die Walküre:



Carmen, representing Georges Bizet's Carmen:






Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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