Kemono Friends Designer Draws Horse Girls for JRA Collaboration
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Although Uma Musume Pretty Derby and A Centaur's Life are likely candidates, the Japan Racing Association's (JRA) latest anime-related collaboration is with Kemono Friends. The collaboration opened a special "Uma no Friends" (Horse Friends) website on Friday.
Kemono Friends conceptual designer Mine Yoshizaki provided a set of characters for the collaboration that combines human girls with Thoroughbred horses. The "Thoroughbred Friends" come in three real Thoroughbred horse colors: chestnut, seal brown, and white. Kemono Friends main character Serval also reappears as "Athlete Serval," who is apparently ready to run with the horse girls.
The collaboration's website features a personality quiz from the Kemono Friends' aspiring detective character Reticulated Giraffe. People who take the five-question test can find out which character they are. The website's trivia section provides horse facts, and the "Oshiete Jūi-san!" (Teach me, Veterinarian!) video offers information about Thoroughbred horses.
Yoshizaki's Kemono Friends-inspired version of Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix character debuted at a department store in Osaka in May. Yoshizaki also created a tsuchinoko character for a festival held in Gifu in May.
Source: Comic Natalie