What is Umamusume: Pretty Derby (TV) About?
Umamusume: Pretty Derby is a unique and captivating anime series that takes place in a world parallel to our own. In this world, legendary racehorses of the past are reincarnated as 'horse girls'—girls blessed with both the physical characteristics and skills of horses. These fascinating beings with ears and tails of horses attend Tokyo's prestigious Tracen Academy, a renowned institution where they receive training to become not only successful racers but also popular idols. The story revolves around the protagonist, Special Week, a high school horse girl hailing from the countryside, who transfers to Tracen with a fervent determination to fulfill her promise to her late mother—becoming the finest horse girl in Japan. On her way to school, she serendipitously visits a race track and is instantly captivated by the elegant racing style of Silence Suzuka, a prominent horse girl. This encounter ignites Special Week's unwavering resolve to race alongside Silence Suzuka on the same team. With perseverance and an indomitable spirit, she embarks on a thrilling journey filled with challenges and budding friendships, seeking to turn her dreams into reality. Umamusume: Pretty Derby offers a refreshing blend of sports, slice of life, and idol genres, inviting viewers to experience the trials and triumphs of these extraordinary horse girls as they strive to achieve greatness in both racing and entertainment.
The first episode of Umamusume: Pretty Derby aired on April 02, 2018 and the most recent episode to air was on December 28, 2023.