Studio MAPPA and MADHOUSE Team Up for Original Anime takt op.Destiny

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Liam Dempsey
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Ten years ago, studio MAPPA was created by ex-MADHOUSE founder and producer Masao Maruyama. Now, the studio is coming home to co-produce an original TV anime titled takt op.Destiny!

The MAPPA 10th anniversary stage event on Sunday unveiled a teaser visual, trailer and staff details for the collaboration, which is currently scheduled for October 5.

The trailer features Kouki Uchiyama (Horimiya) in the main role as Takt Asahina, a Conductor who forms a contract with “Musicart” girl (aka Destiny) as they battle with classical music.

Yuuki Itou (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.

The following voice cast were announced when the project was first revealed: Kaede Hondo (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) as Destiny, Natsu Yorita (Gleipnir) as Jupiter, Maria Sashide (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club) as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Sumire Uesaka (DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO) as Valkyrie, and Yumiri Hanamori (Kemono Jihen) as Carmen.

Are you hyped for a MAPPA x MADHOUSE team-up? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: takt op.Destiny official Twitter account, website

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