Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

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Japanese: ウマ娘 プリティーダービー
English: Umamusume: Pretty Derby
German: Umamusume: Pretty Derby
Spanish: Umamusume: Pretty Derby
French: Umamusume: Pretty Derby
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2018 to Jun 18, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Game
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 5044150,441 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1601
Members: 133,272
Favorites: 599

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Famous racehorses that have left behind worthy legacies, unique as they can be, are reincarnated as horse girls in a parallel world. In this life, they start their journey anew as they continue to race and perhaps relive the success they once lived through.

Aspiring to become the best racehorse in Japan, a horse girl named Special Week moves to Tokyo to enroll in the Tracen Academy—an institution that nurtures horse girls like her to become better racers. There, Special Week witnesses the sophisticated running style of Silence Suzuka and is inspired to become a racer like her. Shortly after, Special Week finds herself recruited into Silence Suzuka's team, Spica. From there, she begins her path to the top—one lap at a time.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Special Week

Waki, Azumi

Silence Suzuka

Kouno, Marika

Tokai Teiou


Mejiro McQueen

Oonishi, Saori

Gold Ship

Ueda, Hitomi

Oguri Cap

Takayanagi, Tomoyo

Daiwa Scarlet

Kimura, Chisa

Seiun Sky

Kitou, Akari

El Condor Pasa

Takahashi, Minami

Symboli Rudolf

Tadokoro, Azusa


Akita, Minoru
Oikawa, Kei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Make Debut!" by Special Week (Azumi Waki), Silence Suzuka (Marika Kouno), Toukai Teio (Machico), Vodka (Ayaka Ohashi), Daiwa Scarlet (Chise Kimura), Gold Ship (Hitomi Ueda), Mejiro McQueen (Saori Oonishi)

Ending Theme

1: "Glow Up Shine! (グロウアップ・シャイン!)" by Special Week (waki Azumi), Silence Suzuka (Kouno Marika), Toukai Teio (Machico), Vodka (Ohashi Ayaka), Daiwa Scarlet (Kimura Chise), Gold Ship (Ueda Hitomi), Mejiro McQueen (Oonishi Saori)
2: "Arigatou, Kamisama (ありがとう、神様)" by Special Week (Waki Azumi) (eps 5)
3: "Silent Star" by Silence Suzuka (Kouno Marika) (eps 7)
4: "Find My Only Way" by Special Week (Waki Azumi), Silence Suzuka (Kouno Marika), Toukai Teio (Machico), Vodka (Ohashi Ayaka), Daiwa Scarlet (Kimura Chise), Gold Ship (Ueda Hitomi), Mejiro McQueen (Oonishi Saori) (eps 12)
5: "Umapyoi Densetsu (うまぴょい伝説)" by Special Week (Waki Azumi), Silence Suzuka (Kouno Marika), Toukai Teio (Machico), Vodka (Ohashi Ayaka), Daiwa Scarlet (Kimura Chise), Gold Ship (Ueda Hitomi), Mejiro McQueen (Oonishi Saori), El Condor Pasa


Feb 10, 2022
I would like to start by saying while I gave this a 7, I did not enjoy the series. But the quality and polish is without question.

The story: plot is that a horse-girl, Spe-Chan, wants to be the best horse girl of Japan. The setting is completely wonky with the idea of horse-girls. Are there horse-boys? We don't know. Do horse-girls have professions that arent racing? Not that we see. Why do horse-girls do idol performances after a race? To say thank you to the fans. We don't know a lot but horse girls are the most popular thing of Japan in this world. Why ...
Jul 5, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Progressive Animation Works.  P.A. Works.  Over the years I've come to anticipate and fear the kinds of projects they bring to light, seeing both the potential and missed potential of their primarily original works.  So, what's their follow-up to Sakura Quest?  A series that for all intents and purposes was a return to form for the company's standard style of storytelling?  Why it's a mobile game adaptation of course!  I'll be honest, was not expecting that one.


Uma Musume: Pretty Derby takes place in a world where special girls are birthed as horse girls, girls who are capable of running at incredible speeds and largely participate ...
May 29, 2023
I understand this is an anime series adapted from a gacha game. However, even leaving aside questions like "What is a horse girl" and "Why do they have an idol performance after a race," this show's viewing experience is still confusing and fragmented.

The beginning of the story introduces Special Week, a country horse girl who wants to become "No. 1 in Japan", which to some extent implies to the audience that this is a typical Shounen story;

However, even if the audience has watched the entire season, "becoming number one in Japan" is still an abstract concept: how to be number one in Japan? What ...

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