Classical music meets anime in a new series announced by MAPPA during their 10th anniversary event on Sunday, June 27.
Originally a mixed media project by BANDAI Namco Arts and DeNa, takt op.Destiny will feature young women called "Musicart", who are themed after pieces of classical music. These women battle monsters using their music alongside a Conductor in order to defeat them and fully bring back music to their ruined world.
This series is in collaboration with Madhouse and is set to premiere on October 5, 2021. MAPPA presented a teaser visual, promotional video, and a list of the staff during the panel.
Kōki Uchiyama (Haikyuu!!, Jujutsu Kaisen) is the voice of Asahina Takt, the protagonist of the series. Takt is a Conductor teamed up with a Musicart named Unmei. You can find the teaser visual here.
The production staff includes the following:
Director: Yūki Itoh (Granblue Fantasy The Animation)
Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura (The God of High School)
Character Design: Reiko Nagasawa (Overlord III)
Music: Yoshihiro Ike (Dororo)
Original Creators: Ouji Hiroi, DeNA
An announcement of this project last March included the cast who will voice the Musicart girls:
Kaede Hondo as Unmei (Fate), Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op.67"
Natsu Yorita as Mokusei (Jupiter), Gustav Holst's "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity"
Maria Sashide as Kirakira-boshi (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star), Mozart's "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman' K.265 (300e)"
Sumire Uesaka as Walküre, Wagner's "Die Walküre"
Yumiri Hanamori as Carmen, Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen"
You can watch the promotional video through the official MAPPA YouTube channel below: