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takt op.Destiny Episode 10 Review – Best In Show

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takt op.Destiny Episode 10 Review – Quick Summary

In takt op.Destiny Episode 10, “Master and Pupil -Lenny-,” Lenny agreed to meet with Takt and Destiny to answer all of Takt’s questions – about the Symphonica, about Sagan, about everything. But before Lenny call tell them, Sagan steped out, flanked by Heaven and Hell, and confirmed Lenny’s worst fears. Even with Titan by his side, does Lenny have any hope of standing against two of the most powerful Musicarts? Can Takt, as weakened as he has become, do anything to support his friend? And just why has Lenny supported Takt for all this time?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

Favorite Quote from takt op.Destiny Episode 10

I’m pretty sure Titan didn’t expect Destiny to actually say they had been on date! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I’m going to pick a happy quote, given that the tone of this episode was anything but happy. At least at the end. But it was a really happy quote, and I think it deserves to be recognized. So here we go.

When Lenny and Titan met Takt and Destiny near the park foundation, Lenny asked teasingly if he and Titan had interrupted anything. Titan flat out ask if they were on a date.

Destiny, the perfect straight man, asked, “What is a date?”

“Well,” Titan said, all excited, “it’s when you go out and do something fun with someone you’re interested in!”

“We had such an occurrence yesterday,” Destiny said, much to Takt’s embarrassment. 

“Squee!” was all Titan could say (04:07).

It was such a happy little moment. But it didn’t last long.

Best in Show Moment for takt op.Destiny Episode 10

After he heard Takt sobbing, Lenny knew an apology wasn’t what the youngster needed. He needed something bigger. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Is Sagan an Idiot?

Do you mind if I use the world “behold?” It’s a cool word. It’s ancient, but it almost sounds like something that would show up in Urban Dictionary with some weird meaning. But I’d like to use it in its original meaning, because this episode proved something. Conclusively, I might add. 

Ready?

Behold the raw power of willing the suspension of disbelief! This episode committed two Grave Sins of Literary Commission. In case you’ve never heard of literary sins, they’re quite a bit less serious than the carnal sins, but are far less fun. Though maybe those two properties go hand in hand. 

Anyway, this episode did two things that I thought I universally detested. It featured a villain who made a profoundly stupid and inexplicable error. Even worse is something that absolutely pisses me off every time I see it: This episode featured a hero shot full of holes who nevertheless was able to give an eloquent and emotional final speech.

Sagan has the tactical awareness of a very solid, medium-sized cement block. The hollow kind you use to build walls, not the solid kind you use to build foundations. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Sagan still had a partially functional Hell, whereas Destiny was down and Titan had spent her energy in one final apocalyptic shot. Sagan could have walked up and shoved a pencil into Takt’s brain, and no one could have stopped him. On top of that, Lenny, having taken three medium caliber bullets nearly point blank, still managed to share eloquent and moving final words. 

That should have ruined the episode for me.

But because I have decided that this show has something to say that I want to hear, I overlooked those things. That’s why I used “behold.” Because it seems like a biblical miracle that in spite of those two flaws, I embraced this episode!

Delivery: Lenny Died As Lenny Lived

What does that leave as my favorite moment? It wasn’t Lenny’s death and subsequent imagined reunion with Takt’s father and Lenny’s mentor. I did find that to be moving. No, my favorite moment was a lot more subtle, but it was something that perfectly demonstrated why Lenny took those bullets. He wasn’t just being a Nice Guy. He was trying to live up to a promise he’d made.

Just after Takt’s father had died, Lenny had gone to Takt’s house to apologize to the youngster. But inside of the garage (the one that Destiny trashed back in episode 3), he heard Takt sobbing. Lenny paused, his arm still wounded and in a sling from his own injuries. He thought (21:05), “Apologizing to that boy is not what I should do right now. I swear to you, I’ll create a world… A World where you can play the timbre of your heart.”

Titan cutting loose was a treat to watch. But it had a rather high cost… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Out of respect for his mentor’s memory, Lenny wanted to give Takt a world in which he could compose and perform. His mission would have failed utterly if Takt had been killed. Writing these words, I find I can’t capture why this moment meant so much to me. In the final analysis, I think taking the bullets because of his promise seemed such a Lenny thing to do. 

I’m going to miss him.

What did you think of Titan discarding her bows? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Please feel free to share them in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “takt op.Destiny Episode 10 Review – Best In Show

  1. One big issue for me was that Titan had the power to do some real damage from the beginning, but that would mean that Lenny wouldn’t get a chance to sacrifice himself.

    Your two points were also annoying. For me, this series keeps doing things like that and it’s ruined it. Forget the D2s, plot armour has taken over!

    1. For some reason that honesty mystifies me, I’m still really enjoying it. I tried to convey that mystification in this post.

      Part of me wonders what this would be like with solid battle strategies and tactics. If I could chose one fix to fix or clarify, it’s why the Conductors think they’re above the fray. Because Heaven didn’t hesitate to pump bullets into Lenny (nor did she try to change position to fire around him), and Takt has shown that if he wants to, he can borrow/use some of Destiny’s power.

      Battle choreography is really important!

      And yet, I still love this show!

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