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Uma Musume Pretty Derby Project's Anime, Game Promo Videos Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Azumi Waki, Marika Kōno, Machico star in 2018 anime, game

Game developer Cygames began streaming the first promotional video for the anime adaptation of its upcoming Uma Musume Pretty Derby game as well as the second promotional video for the smartphone game on Saturday. The videos feature the song "Endless Dream!!" performed by the cast and reveal that both the anime and game will debut in 2018.

The projects' "1st EVENT Special Weekend!" event, which was held at Maihama Ampitheatre in Chiba, also announced 41 new characters and cast members on Saturday. 15 cast members attended and performed at the event.

The cast of Uma Musume (Horse Girls) includes:

P.A. Works (A Lull in the Sea, Shirobako) is in charge of animation for the anime, while Cygames, TOHO animation, and Lantis are producing the anime. P.A. Works previously animated a promotional video for the game, which debuted at last year's AnimeJapan 2016 event.

The manga, titled STARTING GATE! -Uma Musume Pretty Derby-, already launched on Cygames' Cycomi manga website in March. S.Koisugi is drawing the manga.

The game is currently in development. 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.

Update: Cygames removed the anime promo video and replaced it on July 20. The new video has been embedded.

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