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takt op.Destiny Episode 11 Review – Best In Show

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takt op.Destiny Episode 11 Review – Quick Summary

In takt op.Destiny Episode 11, “Preparing for Battle -Orpheus-,” their last fight almost totally drained Takt, Destiny, and even Titan. Yet news spread of trouble at the Symphonia. Destiny was most concerned that her older sisters, Anna and Charlotte, were still there. Our weary heroes make their way back to the seat of Sagan’s power. What can the three of them do? Are Anna and Charlotte okay? And just what is Sagan up to?

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

Favorite Quote from takt op.Destiny Episode 11

takt op.Destiny Episode 11: Titan was a little miffed Takt and Destiny would not let her have her moment.

Takt and Destiny weren’t going to let Titan go off on her own. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

I’m not sure if you’d agree, but I think this show is at its best when the characters just talk to each other. Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoy the action! But the character interactions really make this show work for me.

In this episode, Titan was trying to be all brave and stuff. She wanted Takt and Destiny to get Anna and Charlotte to safety. Then, Titan said she would face Sagan alone.

Takt just signed and and asked Destiny if she was okay with adding one more thing to their to do list. She said sure, and Takt added that he didn’t want to leave the work of Lenny, his mentor, undone.

Titan really wanted to protect her friends. So she said out loud that the two would only slow her down, so they should stay away. Remember how Takt has the emotional sensitivity of a cinder block? He showed it again when he told Titan not to get the wrong idea. They were only following not to protect her, but because they wanted Sagan out of the way, too.

In an exasperated voice, Titan said (08:25), “You two really aren’t endearing at all, you know that?” 

Takt and Destiny just smiled. I really enjoy the dynamic between these three!

Best in Show Moment for takt op.Destiny Episode 11

takt op.Destiny Episode 11: Takt, a Conductor, conducts!

Takt, the conductor, conducts! It was a long time coming! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Walkure Returns!

This was a tough episode for me. In one way, it was the most conventional story line we’ve seen from this series. It’s what likely will turn out to be the penultimate episode, so its job was to setup the final battle. It did that well enough, though I have a number of questions I’d like answered before all is said and done. Chief among them were “What was Sagan’s plan” and “The tuning fork did what, now?”

Another question is “Where were all of the other conductors?” Because my favorite moment showed what a single conductor was capable of doing with just three Musicarts. But I’ll put all the questions aside and see where the final episode takes us. For now, let me tell you about my favorite moment.

takt op.Destiny Episode 11: Walkure returns just in time to save Anna and Charlotte!

It was great to see Walkure again! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

That favorite moment was almost the return of Walkure. I really like that character, and I’d be happy to see more about her. But fortunately, she played a part in my favorite moment. Takt, Destiny, and Titan walked into a large hall to find Walkure fighting hard but about to get her ass kicked by a particularly big D2. She was surprised (and if she would admit it, relieved) when Titan and Destiny opened fire from the upper floors. 

That wasn’t enough, though. That huge D2 seemed really tough. Destiny jumped down and, after thanking Walkure for saving her sisters (which was honestly a moment that was also in contention for my favorite!), helped her fellow Musicart to her feet.

Delivery: Takt, the Conductor, Conducts

Then Takt did something that I’ve been waiting for someone to do. He conducted in combat. Against a D2. Okay, we’ve seen Lenny and Takt do that before, but honestly, it seems like a rarity. From his position on the upper floors, he could see the whole theater of operation. He directed Titan to keep the monster distracted. As the D2 swayed back and forth trying to engage Titan, Takt directed Walkure to attack. Her attack contributed to its confusion. Caught between Titan and Walkure, the D2 didn’t know what to do. That’s when Takt sent Destiny in for the kill.

takt op.Destiny Episode 11: Destiny delivers the killing blow

Under Takt’s direction, Titan and Walkure put the D2 into a perfect position for Destiny to deliver the killing strike. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

It was simple. It was short. And it showed what a Maestro could do. I like that! I don’t know why we haven’t seen more of that. I don’t know why we saw so many Musicarts fighting alone in this episode. It felt kind of lonely, truth be told! But seeing Takt conducting the three Musicarts just felt right. 

I’m not sure what the last episode (if it’s indeed the last episode) will show us. But I’m glad I saw what the Maestro/Musicart relationship could look like, if both parties worked together. 

Now, if Takt could just find a way to augment his life-force and fight along-side Destiny like we saw he could do when he nearly punched Shindler’s lights out, that could some serious visual coolness!

What did you think of Anna kissing Takt? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Please feel free to let me know in the comments!

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3 thoughts on “takt op.Destiny Episode 11 Review – Best In Show

  1. I liked Anna kissing Takt. Destiny/Cosette is too young for him and he has too much control it to ever be an equal relationship. Anime has a bad habit of setting up unbalanced relationships like that. Anna is much closer to his psychological equal.

    1. That’s a great point. When I first saw it, I was taken aback. Then I reevaluated several of their scenes together. I have to wonder if Anna had held herself back out of compassion for Cosette. But now that she’s acknowledged Cosette’s gone, maybe she can be more honest with her feelings?

      I read a post or Tweet saying that her line after the kill had been mistranslated. Instead of “And I have no idea why I just kissed you!”, it should have been “And you have no idea why I just kissed you!” Not sure if that’s accurate, but it’s food for thought.

      But of all the reasons I considered, I hadn’t put it in the terms you just did. I think you hit the nail on the head.

      1. That is a problem with translations. They don’t always get it right. I have seen some horrible mistranslations in mainstream anime, even with my limited vocabulary. Like one time I heard “onii-chan” but the caption said “master.” Made no sense whatsoever.

        It does fly in the face of the typical anime trope where the guy always goes for the young girl over the older one closer to his age. That’s a good thing.

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