The brand-new short animation Uma Yuru will make its YouTube premiere on October 16 at 9:00 p.m. JST, according to the official website for the Uma Musume Pretty Derby series, which made the announcement on Tuesday. The first three episodes will air all at once, and subsequent episodes will stream every Sunday at 9:00 p.m.
New and returning characters in the cast include:
- Misato Matsuoka as Tanimo Gimlet
- Meiku Harukawa as Symboli Kris S
- Ayaka Ohashi as Vodka
- Chisa Kimura as Daiwa Scarlet
- Yoshino Aoyama as Tsurumaru Tsuyoshi
- Azumi Waki as Special Week
- Sumire Uesaka as Agnes Tachyon
- Eri Suzuki as Tosen Jordan
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Yukino Bijin
- Azusa Tadokoro as Symboli Rudolf
At Scooter Films, Seiya Miyajima (Umayon) is in charge of the series’ direction and character design. The scenario director is Tetsuya Kobari, while the scenario supervisor is Seiga Kajisaki. The composition of the series is being handled by Yoko Yonaiyama (The Ancient Magus’ Bride). The script is being written by Komi Can’t Communicate writers Yumi Suzumori and Seiichir Mochizuki. The supervisor of character design is Minami Kiyonaga. The director of photography is Tasuku Ozu, while the art director is Masanori Yamaguchi (Sweetness & Lightning). Tetsuya Uchida (Umayon) is the music’s producer. The sound director is Naofumi Jinbo (Pucchimiku D4DJ Petit Mix). Takuma Akitsu is the director of content. .
In February 2021, the Uma Musume Pretty Derby app and game were released for iOS and Android. Originally scheduled for release in Winter 2018, the game was postponed to improve its quality. In March 2021, DMM Games released the game on PC.
Uma Musume (Horse Girls), girls with exceptional sprinting prowess who want to become top idols and participate in the national sporting entertainment program “Twinkle Series,” are the game’s starting point. Players assist the girls in the Nihon Uma Musume Training Center Gakuen (Japan Horse Girls Training Center Academy) as their teacher and trainer as they prepare for their stage debut.
In April 2018, the first season of the 13-episode television anime Uma Musume Pretty Derby debuted. As the show was shown in Japan, Crunchyroll streamed it. In December 2018, a “BNW no Chikai” (BNW’s Oath) animation was included with the fourth Blu-ray Disc edition of the Uma Musume Pretty Derby television anime.
In January 2021, the main Uma Musume Pretty Derby television anime’s second season debuted.
As the anime aired in Japan, Crunchyroll streamed it.
The television anime Umayon, which debuted in July 2020 and aired through September 2020, was likewise inspired by the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise’s offshoot manga series.
Online premiere of a special animation marking the game’s first anniversary occurred in February.
Starting Gate: Uma Musume Pretty Derby and Haru Urara Ganbaru! are only two of the spinoff manga series that Cygames is now releasing on Cycomi.