They have finally made it to New York where Anna is reunited with her family. Luckily, her older sister who works for Symphonica is able to check them out and hopefully tune Destiny, freeing her from her bond with Takt!
Takt Op. Destiny (Episode 9) – Family -Eroica-
Anna, Takt, and Destiny are a little surprised to see that New York appears to be pretty much unaffected by the D2s invasion. The only thing missing from before is music. They don’t waste any time and head straight to Anna’s house where they find her parents and her older sister Lotte. Lotte works for Symphonica and has been in contact with Lenny. She’s somewhat aware of their situation and takes them to get examined right away.
After a thorough going over, Lotte tells them that she is unable to break the bond between them that is essentially killing them both. Destiny uses Takt’s lifeforce to power herself up, but it also works both ways which is why Takt is able to fight almost like a Magicart! Basically, if they stop fighting the D2s they could live a long and happy life.
Unfortunately, Destiny is unsure of how her life would go if she couldn’t fight the D2s, but that thought has to wait as she hears the tuning fork waking the nearby D2s from their slumber. They hurry to Anna’s house but before they can explain anything, Lenny calls and tells them to run. When Takt refuses, Lenny decides to tell him the truth of Symphonica and the Boston Tragedy!
What did you think?
Nothing says post-apocalyptic like a famous city in ruins. Well, you’re not going to get that here as New York is in pristine condition. In fact, it’s probably better than ever! Although it would appear that is about to change as someone… we all know it’s Sagan… is trying to summon the D2s to New York. I’m half expecting a giant D2 similar to Godzilla to attack in the next episode, but not until Lenny has been able to finish his discussion with Takt.
Otherwise, this episode was boring as hell. I don’t see how this can even be the same series that we saw in the first episode. Honestly, I really wish I didn’t have this conviction to finish stuff once I start it. I guess I’ll just have to be a little more careful next time I pick a show to watch and review.
What have you learnt?
Apparently, if you want to build mystery and tension have someone clench their fist repeatedly while not actually saying what’s bothering them. I am glad in a way that Lotte gave up on her exposition speech about Alpha Youths and how they are compatible to become Musicarts. She realised that I didn’t care and promptly moved on to other important things, like taking Takt and Destiny to the aquarium!
Then we were treated to a montage of eating and shopping and it was exactly as boring as you might imagine. It wasn’t even animated for the most part. There were just a bunch of images showing us them doing different things. As if that wasn’t enough, Takt and Destiny considered settling down and taking it easy… Of course, all that can wait as Lenny is about to cliffhanger us with some information about Symphonica. Lenny, you tease!
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-