The show must go on…to air next month! takt op.Destiny, an original joint production from studios MAPPA (Jujutsu Kaisen) and MADHOUSE (Hunter x Hunter), revealed the anime’s main visual, along with new cast and theme song details ahead of its October 5 premiere.
Joining Kouki Uchiyama (Horimiya) on the cast list is Shion Wakayama (SSSS.DYNAZENON) as Destiny, Kaede Hondo (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) as Anna Schneider, Miku Itō (The Quintessential Quintuplets) as Titan, Satoshi Hino (Overlord) as Lenny, Inori Minase (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom) as Heaven, Reina Ueda (Darwin’s Game) as Hell, Daisuke Namikawa (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Shindler, and Eiji Hanawa (Dragon Ball Super) as Sagan.
And, of course, for a music-themed anime, the all-important opening and ending theme songs!
“Takt,” written and composed by ryo (supercell) (Guilty Crown) and sung by Mafumafu (Hortensia SAGA) and gaku, will be the opening theme; Mika Nakashima (DARLING in the FRANXX) will be performing the ending theme, titled “SYMPHONIA.”
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A trailer for takt op.Destiny was released as part of MAPPA’s 10th anniversary event in June, which features Kouki Uchiyama as Takt Asahina, a conductor who forms a contract with a “Musicart” girl (aka Destiny) as they battle with classical music.
Yuuki Itoh (Granblue Fantasy: The Animation) will be serving as director, with Kiyoko Yoshimura (Riddle Story of Devil) on series composition, Yoshihiro Ike (Kuroko’s Basketball) as the music composer, and Reiko Nagasawa (Overlord III monster/sub-character design) as character designer with original designs by LAM.
takt op.Destiny is part of a previously announced mixed-media project produced by BANDAI NAMCO Arts and DeNA, which also includes an RPG mobile game slated for a 2021 release.
Ouji Hiroi (Sakura Wars) is listed as the original creator, with conductor Hirofumi Kurita for musical research and composer Marasy as the key pianist.
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Source: Comic Natalie