3 Episode Rule – takt op.Destiny

3 Episode Rule is a series in which I watch the first three episodes of a new anime and decide whether to stick with it or drop it based on those three episodes alone.

Takt op.Destiny comes from both MAPPA; who are responsible for Yuri on Ice, Jujutsu Kaisen and Zombieland Saga and was made in co-development with Madhouse; the studio that brought us A Place Further than the Universe, Death Note an the incredible first season of One Punch Man. I’m not usually a guy who follows studios too closely, but these two coming together to make this anime was reason alone for me to take an interest in this one.

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Sarazanmai is bizarre, progressive and has a lot of heart

In a season where nothing much was especially jumping out at me, I took some shots in the dark. Mostly due to a striking visual style and bizarre visuals, Sarazanmai caught my attention. After getting to know the extreme formulaic setup to episodes and repeated animation, I came close to dropping off. After getting to the half way point, I’m glad I didn’t.

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