With an original idea credited to DeNA and Ouji Hiroi of Sakura Wars fame, the anime component for takt: op continues to get updates. Set for an October 6th, 2021 debut, this update brings us a 100-second promo that makes it clear that MAPPA and Madhouse working together is a thing of beauty. Combined with the theme song piece, it definitely clicks well.
The blend of music and anime has been going on forever but when you’re able to combine the two with such stunning animation – especially for a TV series – with a striking musical piece like this, the end result is fascinatingly beautiful. Takt and Cosette fight a D2 in this nearly three-minute clip to excellent results.
The fall 2021 project has Yuuki Itoh on board as the director working from the series composition by Kiyoko Yoshimura. Reiko Nagasawa is adapting LAM’s original designs with MAPPA handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Kouki Uchiyama as Takt Asahina
- Shion Wakayama as Destiny
- Kaede Hondo as Anna Schneider
- Miku Itō as Titan, a Musicart
- Satoshi Hino as Lenny, a Conductor
- Inori Minase as Heaven, a Musicart
- Reina Ueda as Hell, a Musicart
- Daisuke Namikawa as Shindler
- Eiji Hanawa as Sagan
- Rie Takahashi as Belkis
The series has Mafumafu and Gaku performing the opening theme song “Takt” that’s been designed by Ryo of supercell while the ending theme song is “Symphonia” by Mika Nakashima.
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Plot Concept: One day a black meteorite fell on the world, and the world completely changed. The meteorite produced grotesque monsters called D2, which started running rampant. D2 very quickly banned all music, which was the one thing able to overcome them. But there were some people who resisted the D2. They are young women who hold the power of music, the “Musicart.” These young women hold “scores” that are able to defeat the monsters. And there are also people who lead these women, the Conductor.
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