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Uma Musume Project Staff Asks Fans to Avoid Making 'Harmful Representations' of Characters

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby project posted a request on Wednesday that asks fans to avoid making and spreading certain representations of the Uma Musume characters. The message asks fans to refrain from making "harmful representation" of the project's characters or the real-world racehorses that inspired them. The message further asked that people avoid representations that fans of the original racehorses, the horses' owners, or other related parties may find "unpleasant."

The post emphasized that the project is a collaboration with racehorse owners who gave their consent for the project to use the names and likenesses of their horses. The message also thanked fans for their continued support.

The anime's producer Jun'nosuke Ito recently said that he and his fellow staff members would like to make a new series in the franchise. The anime's staff had previously revealed that the fourth Blu-ray Disc will include a "completely new animation." Ito also recently appeared on a livestream program to reveal more information about the world of the project's story.

The television anime premiered on April 1, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

Cygames' Uma Musume Pretty Derby game is currently in development, with a planned release on iOS and Android in 2018. The game's concept begins with Uma Musume (Horse Girls), girls endowed with excellent running capability, and who aim to become top idols and compete in the national sports entertainment show "Twinkle Series." Players take the role of both teacher and trainer for the girls in the Nihon Uma Musume Training Center Gakuen (Japan Horse Girls Training Center Academy) and help them make their debut.

Source: Uma Musume Project's website

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