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1st ‘Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top’ Anime Episode Previewed

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The winter 2021 second anime season of Uma Musume saw a January 4th, 2021 debut but it’s been mostly quiet since that series aired. We got the confirmation that the show was getting more anime in November 2022 as Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top. The net anime is listed with an April 16th, 2023 premiere for it.

with that coming up soon, the official site has now dropped its first teaser for the four-episode run to give us a taste of what’s to come below.

Tomoaki Oota served as the supportive director with Kei Oikawa as the main director as they worked from the scripts by Shingo Nagai and Tetsuya Kobari. Yousuke Kashima is serving as character designer and chief animation director.

The Japanese cast includes Azumi Waki as Special Week, Marika Kōno as Silence Suzuka, Machico as Tōkai Teiō, Ayaka Ohashi as Vodka, Chisa Kimura as Daiwa Scarlet, Hitomi Ueda as Gold Ship, Saori Ōnishi as Mejiro McQueen, Yukiyo Fujii as Tazuna Hayakawa, Kōji Okino as Trainer, and Megumi Toyoguchi as Hana Tōjō.

Cast members will perform the opening “Yume o Kakeru!” and Tōkai Teiō and Mejiro McQueen sing the ending theme song “Komorebi no Yell!”

The first season opening theme song is “Make Debut!” while “Glow Up Shine!” is the ending theme song.

Plot Concept: This is a tale of a world where “horse girls” with glorious names and incredible running abilities live alongside humanity. Horse girl Special Week has moved from the country to the city to attend Tracen Academy. There, she and her classmates compete to win the Twinkle Series and earn the title of “The County’s #1 Horse Girl.”

Previous promos and visuals:

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