Umamusume: Pretty Derby Announces Short Anime Project UmaYuru

Plus more information on spinoff manga, new horse girls, collabs, and Nendoroids

A new short animation series: UmaYuru


Wishing for more horse girls? Cygames hears you. There are more on the way. So many more. Yes, even after yesterday's big announcement.


Today marks day 2 of the Umamusume: Pretty Derby live event "SPECIAL DREAMERS!!," and it was stacked with big announcements. Chief amongst them is UmaYuru, a new short anime project. The series will be animated by SCOOTER FILMS Inc., the studio behind Mahjong Soul Pon☆, and is set to premiere in the autumn.


Check out the first teaser:



RELATED: Umamusume: Pretty Derby Game Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary with Special Anime Clip


See those two horse girls up front? They're part of the announcement, too!


Symboli Kris S and Tanino Gimlet


As with the other characters in the media mix series, the pair are based on real-world Japanese racehorses. 


Symboli Kris S will be voiced by Meiku Harukawa, who has appeared as Hiyori in Ultraman Ginga S and Himari in Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga, as well as playing Sailor Star Fighter in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon -Le Mouvement Final-.


Umamusume - Symboli Kris S


Tanino Gimlet will be voiced by Misato Matsuoka, who played model-turned-animator Tsubame in Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! and is currently appearing as Nekozaki in Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie.


Umamusume - Tanino Gimlet


We also got more information on the upcoming spinoff manga focused on new character Sakura Laurel. The series will be published on the Tonari no Young Jump webcomics site, the home of Akebi's Sailor Uniform, as well as the new home of Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida's manga Choujin X.


Umamusume: Sakura Laurel spinoff

RELATED: Umamusume: Pretty Derby Announces New Anime Series Production


Nendoroids have also been announced of Oguri Cap, Daiwa Scarlet, and Twin Turbo:


Umamusume Nendoroids - Oguri Cap, Daiwa Scarlet, Twin Turbo


And, last but not least, we can look forward to an upcoming collaboration between Umamusume: Pretty Derby and Suntory coffee brand BOSS:

Suntory BOSS x Umamusume: Pretty Derby


Umamusume: Pretty Derby 4th Event -SPECIAL DREAMERS!!- finishes its Yokohama run today. Another two-day performance will take place November 5-6 at Saitama's Belluna Dome.


Source: Comic Natalie


Watch Umamusume: Pretty Derby on Crunchyroll!




Kara Dennison is the book reviewer for Sci-Fi Magazine and a regular features writer for Otaku USA Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at

Other Top News

Sort by:
Hime banner

Try The NEW CrunchyrollBeta

check it out