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takt op.Destiny Episode 6 Review – Best In Show

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takt op.Destiny Episode 6 Review – Quick Summary

In takt op.Destiny Episode 6, “Sunrise -Rooster-”, Anna managed to get Takt and Destiny to New Orleans. Anna and Destiny go to get supplies, because Takt just can’t be bothered to get out of the car. Anna made Takt promise he would stay in the car, because she did not want him to get lost or into trouble. Guess how long Takt kept his promise? And guess what he found when he broke his promise? It was probably among the last things he expected.

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

Favorite Quote from takt op.Destiny Episode 6

I think Destiny will try her best. But I’m not optimistic that Anna will ever taste the homemade apple jam. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Anna and Destiny had an enjoyable little adventure delivering groceries, rescuing a kitten, and even giving comfort to a mother who could not get beyond the death of her daughter. I really enjoyed seeing Destiny begin to open up and interact more comfortably with Anna. Sure, I missed the bombastic fights from the previous episodes. But after Jigoku/Hell’s fight in the previous episode, I thought a slower-paced episode fit well here.

The woman whose groceries they delivered rewarded them with homemade apple jam. Very, very sweet homemade apple jam. You can imagine how much that pleased Destiny!

It pleased her so much that as they left New Orleans, she sat in the back seat of the car, opened the jar, found some bread or crackers, and began shoveling the jam into her mouth. 

Destiny told Anna how delicious it was. Anna, intrigued, asked Destiny to save some for her. Destiny froze in mid-bite.

“Yes. I will take the proper measures… as best as I can,” she said (20:59). 

I admire both her self-awareness and her honesty!

Best in Show Moment for takt op.Destiny Episode 6

I don’t think we have to wonder how Takt felt about Cosette. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

Setup: Three Sympathetic Characters: Destiny, Anna, and Takt

You know those times when your workload bypasses “crushing” and escalates to “planetary mass?” My workload in my primary career doubled. Another aspect of my life tripled in load. Both are temporary. But the planetary mass reminded me of something. It reminded me of what it feels like to have so much work that I can’t adequately process what’s happening. 

Instead of a deliberate, consciously-considered review, you’re getting an analysis based solely on my unfiltered reaction to this episode. Is that good new or bad news? Well, if you like the series, it’s good news. Because this episode hit my emotional sweet spot.

I’m already favorably inclined towards Destiny. She, and Cosette who came before, feel like dear children to me. Given that she’s a strategic weapon, it’s not that I want to protect her. But I want to see her happy. I want to see her confront and overcome the challenges in front of her.

I want to see these two happy. Isn’t that a good sign, in terms of character design and presentation? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

And Anna? Her dedication to — for all intents and purposes — her deceased younger sister is overwhelmingly beautiful. I would like to protect her, given that she’s merely a human like me. So, from a narrative perspective, I think both characters hit the mark. I’m rooting for both, in different ways.

That leaves Takt. Dude’s seen some stuff — the death of his father being the one of most impactful things he’s seen. I remember seeing my father after he passed away, as the EMTs wheeled him from the house. That was a natural event. Heart-attacks suck, but they’re natural. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to see a D2 take my father’s life. But Takt watched it. And he’s been dealing with that ever since. So, yeah, I’m rooting for him, too.

Delivery: A Confidential Revelation and a Phantom Love

Cosette is dead. She was a free-spirited, dear young woman. Of course, the narrative designed her that way. She was designed to be infinitely sympathetic. Youth cut off in her prime; a budding love crushed into the dirt. That sucked for Cosette. It also sucked for Takt. Just as Cosette had reached his heart, just as Takt had begun to reacquire himself through music and Cosette’s affection, the D2s murdered her.

Destiny has begun to adopt some of Cosette’s mannerisms. Is Cosette still in there? Maybe. But regardless, Destiny is in there. And she’s talking. She said something that cut through me in this episode. I want to reproduce her whole speech, because I thought it was so cool. She said (18:09), “The only skill the Maestro has is the piano. But the Maestro’s music is very… passionate. You can feel very strong emotions come through. It is truly a battle of life or death. It’s the same when I am in battle. His passionate feelings flow into me, and I can become the music that the Maestro plays himself. It’s times like this that I’m happy to be a Musicart.”

Destiny showed a surprising amount of emotion as she described how Takt played. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

That set up my favorite moment, which was when Takt played the piano for the surprised audience in the underground speak-easy. As he relaxed into the performance, as the music overwhelmed the walls he had built around himself, just for an instant, out of the corner of his eye, he saw Cosette. It was just a single second; blink, and you’d miss it. But what it said about Takt, especially in the context of what Destiny had said about him, moved me. 

There’s hope for all three of these folks. Anna, to maybe see Cosette again; for Destiny, to come to terms with who she is; and Takt, to regain himself and if he’s profoundly fortunate, to explore what he has with Destiny. Which all makes me want to watch the next episode.

Isn’t that the mark of a series’ success?

What did you think of Destiny’s reaction to rescuing the kitten? What were your favorite moments in this episode? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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