Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - Road to the Top

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウマ娘 プリティーダービー Road to the Top


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Type: ONA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2023 to May 7, 2023
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: CygamesPictures
Source: Game
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, RacingRacing
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 51675,167 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5924
Members: 11,658
Favorites: 77

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Episodes: /4

Synopsis

The anime will stream online and focus on T.M. Opera O, Admire Vega, Narita Top Road, and other Uma Musume aiming to win the Classic competitions.

(Source: MAL News)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Haru Urara

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Shutou, Yukina
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Curren Chan

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Sasahara, Yuu
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Staff

Kanasaki, Takaomi
Sound Director
Kinome, Yuu
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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"Glorious Moment!" by Narita Top Road (CV: Kanna Nakamura), Admire Vega (CV: Hitomi Sasaki), T.M. Opera O (CV: Sora Tokui)
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Reviews

May 8, 2023
Road to the Top focuses primarily on both Narita Top Road’s and Admire Vega’s ambitions to win the three Classic competitions (similar to the American triple crown). This being a side story the other parts of the franchise are not necessary prerequisites to watch this, but would help in the sense of knowing the cast members and concept of Uma Musume a little deeper.

With only four episodes of runtime the story is largely concise and stays focused on developing the main pair. Many aspects familiar from the television series are there (comedy, character cameos, etc), but toned down in order to not stray too ...
May 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I've been an Uma Musume fans from the game release back in February 2021 (in turn, fan of the real Japanese horse racing as well) and consumed all of its media since then. So I was very delighted when they announced the production of this anime and season 3. While I enjoyed the overall content of this anime, there are some points that I'd like to address.

PLOT: 7/10
I would give a lower score if this is a full season anime, but since it's just a 4-episode ONA I give it a loose pass.

The pros:
+ Reference and accuracy with real-life events. Somewhat comparable with faithfulness to ...
Jul 22, 2023
I was wondering if Uma Musume's formula was starting to wear off on me while watching this. I mean, admittedly it probably is since it still follows the same beats, moods, writing, and racing "twists" as the first two seasons despite the new main characters. And while season 2 had this same problem after watching season 1, the difference there is the high highs that ultimately made parts of it very emotional and memorable. While Road to the Top certainly has emotional moments, they didn't reach me.

The MAIN main character, Narita Top Road, is the strongest of the main three thanks to her emotional struggle ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - Road to the Top Episode 4 Discussion
Xanek - May 7, 2023
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Poll: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - Road to the Top Episode 2 Discussion
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Poll: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - Road to the Top Episode 3 Discussion
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Poll: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby - Road to the Top Episode 1 Discussion
Xanek - Apr 16, 2023
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Oct 15, 2023 2:20 PM
Can I go blind into this?
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