Takt and Cossette attempt to destroy the D2s that attacked the festival and they’re doing quite well, but then Cossette falls, drained as more appear. Luckily, help is on hand in the form of Lenny and Titan!
Takt Op. Destiny (Episode 3) – Awakening -Journey-
Cossette had been reborn by the amber jewel around her neck and somehow combined with Takt. Together, they attacked the D2s mercilessly, determined to wipe them out. However, as Cossette attacked, it drained Takt’s energy until he had no more to give. She collapsed unable to go on and he followed almost immediately after. More D2s surrounded their lifeless bodies, closing in for the kill.
That was when Lenny and Titan arrived on the scene, saving them from an untimely end. Of course, the first they knew of this was when Takt woke up a day later and found Cossette… well, it was and it wasn’t Cossette. She seemed robotic, almost alien, and now called herself Destiny.
Lenny explained everything to them over lunch. He was a Conductor and Titan was his Musciart. It would appear that Cossette had been reborn as Destiny naturally with Takt becoming her Conductor. A naturally occurring Musicart had never been seen before, so this was unprecedented. There was no telling what might happen.
In the middle of lunch as Takt, Anna, and Lenny discussed travelling to New York to the Symphonica in hopes that they would be able to help Destiny, she disappeared. Titan did a scan and found some D2s nearby. Takt ran after Destiny, followed shortly after by Lenny and Titan. Lenny confirmed his fears that Destiny was using his life force as fuel and she could devour him if left unchecked.
What did you think?
So, this episode was fine. I loved the first episode and how it threw you into things without trying to spoonfeed you. The second episode jumped back and showed us how it all started for Cossette and Takt. This episode felt like a huge exposition dump but somehow still managed to not tell us anything we couldn’t have already worked out. The animation is still beautiful, but I am a little concerned about the story.
Another thing that is bothering me is how the Musicarts don’t actually seem to use music as a weapon. I would have thought it would have been far more integral to the story other than being a way to attract the D2s. While we’re talking about that, at the end of the first fight there was a shadowy figure on a rooftop with a large tuning fork. Obviously, this is what attracted the D2s in such numbers. Someone is using them to fulfil some sort of evil agenda.
What have you learnt?
It still doesn’t feel terribly post-apocalyptic. They talk about dead spots in the country and how hard it is to travel around, but then they still have lavish lunches with produce that would almost certainly have come from somewhere. Details like this pull me out of the story. It’s almost as if they are more concerned with making everything look pretty than whether it actually makes sense in the story.
Lenny has basically confirmed that there is some sort of connection to the event that killed Takt’s father and that the Musicarts are the opposing force to the D2s. Ancient space travelling entities that have been at war for aeons. It feels like this series is trying to be mysterious when it’s quite clearly not. I worry that it will end up not making much sense when we get to the end. It’s also the prequel to a video game so I don’t see any sort of satisfying conclusion either.
Other posts in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Conduct -Creed-
- Episode 2 – Music -Reincarnation-
- Episode 3 – Awakening -Journey-
- Episode 4 – Let the Performance Begin -Showtime-
- Episode 5 – Equitation -Valkyrie-
- Episode 6 – Sunrise -Rooster-
- Episode 7 – Truth -Noise-
- Episode 8 – Destiny -Cosette-
- Episode 9 – Family -Eroica-
- Episode 10 – Master and Pupil -Lenny-
- Episode 11 – Preparing for Battle -Orpheus-
- Episode 12 – Takt -Hope-