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Takt Op. Destiny Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Bandai Namco is no stranger to taking on major anime and gaming projects. The company is already the go-to producer for gaming adaptations on some of the biggest anime series like "Sword Art Online," "Naruto," and "Dragon Ball." When it comes to the company's very own gaming properties, we're likely to see some exciting anime adaptations. Via Dual Shockers, "Scarlet Nexus," the latest action RPG that feels like a spiritual successor to "Code Vein," is getting an anime series that will air next month with Funimation simulcasting it.

However, that's not the only major anime/gaming-related project coming from Bandai Namco. Via Crunchyroll, earlier this year, Bandai Namco announced their "Takt Op." project with production company DeNA, which would involve both a game and anime series based on the new IP. The premise feels like "Sailor Moon" meets Mozart, as it involves heroines who are the physical forms of classical pieces of music. There are already trailers for the mobile game, which is expected to release sometime in 2021. As for the anime series, it's called "Takt Op. Destiny," which has a definite release date and a few more intriguing details.

Here's everything we know so far.

When's the release date of Takt Op. Destiny?

Bandai Namco initially announced their "Takt Op." project back in March without any news of a release date or the animation studio behind it. Anime fans got quite a surprise during MAPPA's recent 10th anniversary event. They revealed they were behind the anime series, along with studio Madhouse and provided an official trailer and release date. Per the official anime website, "Takt Op. Destiny" is scheduled to debut this year in Japan on October 5. It'll broadcast on TV Tokyo. There's no news on an official English dub, but given the previous reportage on the upcoming series, anime fans will likely be able to stream it subtitled this fall on Crunchyroll.

MAPPA has been a busy animation studio lately, and it's astounding that "Takt Op. Destiny" has been in development and will be ready for this year's fall anime season. Along with the reveal of "Takt Op. Destiny," the studio also revealed a trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's popular Shonen Jump manga "Chainsaw Man" and a key visual for part two of the final season of "Attack On Titan" (via Comicbook.com).

Who's the cast of Takt Op. Destiny?

So far, only two characters for "Takt Op. Destiny" have been revealed, with only one voice actor officially listed in the cast. According to the official anime site, Koko Uchiyama is voicing the conductor Tokuta Ashina, who partners with another series main character: the Musicart Unmei. Speaking of Unmei, the heroine is based on Ludwig von Beethoven's "Symphony No.5 in C Minor Op.67" in the upcoming game and appears to be the franchise's key mascot. Per Anime News Network, the game will feature Kaede Hondo as Unmei's voice actress, so we could also see her reprise the role for the anime series.

As for the anime series' production, besides having powerhouses like MAPPA and Madhouse behind it, "Takt Op. Destiny" has some other impressive talent. Per Crunchyroll, Yuko Ito is the director, and his work includes doing storyboards for the final season of "Attack On Titan" and some episodes of "Demon Slayer." Composer Yoshihiro Ike, whose work includes "Tiger And Bunny" and "Dororo," will handle the music.

What's the plot of Takt Op. Destiny?

Based on the trailer, "Takt Op. Destiny" takes the idea of classical music and places it in a blender with striking visuals, alien invasions, and devastating attacks. In other words, it's a unique center stage only anime could provide. Per Anime News Network, the plot of "Takt Op. Destiny" has to do with the aliens D2. They appeared on Earth after a Black Meteorite fell from the sky and wiped away all music since it's their only weakness. But some oppose the D2, notably the young women called Musicarts who hold the power of music, specifically classical scores that can defeat the D2.

Conductor Tokuta Ashina can lead and bring out the musical power of these Musicarts. In 2047, he and Unmei find themselves on a quest to New York to stop the D2. The anime seems to mirror the central premise of the game. However, with several other Musicarts besides Unmei revealed in the upcoming title, it's likely that we will also be introduced to them in the anime series. Because the series is rooted in actual classical music pieces, it could also be a learning experience, perhaps briefly explaining the history of some of these famous compositions.