Horse Girls Hit the Tracks in "Uma Musume - Pretty Derby" TV Anime

New key visual, main cast, and more revealed for upcoming TV anime about girls who are also racehorses


The official website for Uma Musume - Pretty Derby - an upcoming TV anime based on the mixed media project by Cygames, TOHO animation, and Lantis about a world where some high school girls are also thoroughbred race horses - has ponied up a ton of new information, including a new key visual, the main cast list, and more.


The main cast for Uma Musume - Pretty Derby includes:



Azumi Waki as Special Week.



Marika Kouno as Silence Shizuka.



Machico as Tokai Teio.



Ayaka Ohashi as Vodka.



Chisa Kimura as Daiwa Scarlett.



Hitomi Ueda as Gold Ship.



Saori Ōnishi as Mejiro McQueen.



Kōji Okino as Trainer.



And Megumi Toyoguchi as Hana Tojo.


Yukiyo Fuji was also announced as the voice of Tazuna Suruga (not pictured).


Additionally, the opening and ending themes for Uma Musume - Pretty Derby it will be performed in-character by the 7 main horse girls listed above. The opening theme is entitled "Make Debut!", while the ending theme is entitled "Glow Up Shine!".



Uma Musume - Pretty Derby is directed by Kei Oikawa and features animation by P.A. Works. The story follows Special Week, a horse girl from the countryside who moves to the big city in order to train at a school dedicated to racing. Together with her teammates, Special Week aims to conquer the "Twinkle Series" and to earn the title of "Japan's Number 1 Horse Girl".



Uma Musume - Pretty Derby will broadcast on Tokyo MX, Kansai Telecasting Corporation, Sun TV, BS11, and AbemaTV beginning in April of 2018.




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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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