New Orleans looks like it’s seen better days, but then all the younger people fled when the D2s attacked. Anna and Destiny get supplies while Takt stumbles upon an underground jazz bar and puts on an impromptu performance.
Takt Op. Destiny (Episode 6) – Sunrise -Rooster-
On the way into New Orleans, Anna commented about how quiet it seemed and noted that the further west they go, the more rundown the cities will become. Luckily, Destiny confirms that there are no D2s in the area. She then mocks Takt, showing that she has developed something resembling a sense of humour. They park up and go looking for supplies, leaving Takt to sit in the car.
At the shop, they end up helping the owner with a delivery. Then, they fix the porch of the lady that they delivered the groceries to. They also help a woman get her cat off a rooftop and were then mistaken for someone’s daughter. Of course, her daughter had died when the D2s attacked and now believes that anyone young is her daughter.
Meanwhile, Takt finds an underground jazz bar, listens to a recording of his father’s music, gets caught up in the enthusiasm of the place and reveals he is the son of the legendary composer. Luckily, they have a piano set up in a soundproof room and allow Takt to put on a performance. Anna and Destiny find him there and catch the end of the show. Everyone seems a little bit happier and ready to hit the road once more.
What did you think?
So, Hell was there at the Boston Tragedy and was one of the Musicarts that saved Takt. She also reported back to Sagan via his Musicart, Heaven. Other than that, there was no development of the story. Let me preface what I’m about to say by stating that I don’t really care for slice of life anime. I can tolerate it if there’s something more to it like it’s set in a fantasy world. This episode was boring. So far, I have enjoyed each episode less than the previous one and the run has continued all the way to episode six.
It was nice to actually see that things are starting to look a little more post-apocalyptic, however, these old people still have shops and cafes, are able to make fancy cakes, and there appears to be no supply chain issues. This is one of the most poorly thought out post-apocalyptic settings I’ve seen in any medium, and I am all over them. Can we go back to the pointless battles with no stakes and mindless D2s?
What have you learnt?
As far as the story goes, we learnt pretty much nothing and once again finished the episode by making absolutely no progress. Sure, they made it to New Orleans and have now left, but that could have been a footnote for all the interest it held. I’m a big fan of the post-apocalyptic genre and this does not fit into it one bit. Even if we just look at Takt, Destiny, and Anna for a moment. Their clothes are clean and there isn’t a missed stitch. Anna’s jeans are ripped, but I think that was a fashion choice.
It makes the entire idea that this is somehow a world recovering from an alien invasion somewhat bonkers. I’m starting to believe there wasn’t an invasion. This brings up something that’s been bugging me about the D2s for a few episodes. They just appear to be mindless creatures who charge at music and since the first episode, they haven’t really been that threatening. The more I think about it the more this series starts to unravel.
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-