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Uma Musume Pretty Derby
ウマ娘 プリティーダービー
(Uma Musume Puritī Dābī)
Starting Gate!: Uma Musume Pretty Derby
Written byS. Kosugi
Published byCycomics
Original runMarch 25, 2017 – present
Anime television series
Directed byKei Oikawa
Written byAkihiko Ishihara
Masafumi Sugiura
Music byUtamaro Movement (Taro Iwashiro)
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, KTV, sts
Original run April 2, 2018 June 18, 2018
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
GenreSimulation, Social network game
PlatformiOS, Android
  • JP: Q4 2018
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Uma Musume Pretty Derby (ウマ娘 プリティーダービー, Uma Musume Puritī Dābī, lit. "Horse Girl Pretty Derby") is a multimedia franchise created by Cygames. An upcoming mobile video game for iOS and Android was scheduled to debut in 2018 and then delayed for unknown release in 2019. A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by P.A.Works aired from April 2 to June 18, 2018.


The series follows Special Week, a horse girl who moves to a school in Tokyo as part of her goal of becoming the best horse girl in Japan.


The characters are based on famous Japanese racehorses.

Special Week (スペシャルウィーク, Supesharu Wīku)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki[1]
A young horse girl raised in Hokkaido, she never met another horse girl until she joined the Academy. Her birth mother died shortly after she was born and raised by her human mother to be the best horse girl in Japan (as she says she has two moms). She has great stamina and speed and an instinct on the track as to when to hold back and when to open up.
Silence Suzuka (サイレンススズカ, Sairensu Suzuka)
Voiced by: Marika Kōno[1]
An accomplished young horse girl. She is Special Week's roommate and teammate. Her racing, performance, and friendship inspire Special Week. Her goal is to make people dream and she believes that is what it means to be the best horse girl.
Tōkai Teiō (トウカイテイオー)
Voiced by: Machico[1]
A talented horse girl on Special Week's team. She has a strong admiration for the Student Council President, Symboli Rudolf, and wishes to one day be as good as her.
Vodka (ウオッカ, Uokka)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ōhashi[2]
Air Groove (エアグルーヴ, Ea Gurūvu)
Voiced by: Ruriko Aoki[1]
El Condor Pasa (エルコンドルパサー, Eru Kondoru Pasā)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi[1]
A horse girl who received training abroad and aspires to compete in foreign races. She sees Special Week as her rival, but remains on friendly terms with her even when competing together.
Oguri Cap (オグリキャップ, Oguri Kyappu)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Takayanagi[1]
Grass Wonder (グラスワンダー, Gurasu Wandā)
Voiced by: Rena Maeda[1]
A horse girl who is friends with Special Week. She gets injured and is unable to race for a short time, but aspires to regain her former speed and surpass Silence Suzuka.
Gold Ship (ゴールドシップ, Gōrudo Shippu)
Voiced by: Hitomi Ueda[1]
A horse girl on Special Week's team, Spica. She is somewhat eccentric and seems to hold a deep admiration for and friendly rivalry with Mejiro McQueen.
Symboli Rudolf (シンボリルドルフ, Shinbori Rudorufu)
Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro[1]
The student council president of the academy.
Taiki Shuttle (タイキシャトル, Taiki Shatoru)
Voiced by: Yuka Ōtsubo[1]
Daiwa Scarlet (ダイワスカーレット, Daiwa Sukāretto)
Voiced by: Chisa Kimura[1]
T.M. Opera Ō (テイエムオペラオー, Tei Emu Operaō)
Voiced by: Sora Tokui[1]
Narita Brian (ナリタブライアン, Narita Buraian)
Voiced by: Yuka Aisaka[1]
Hishi Amazon (ヒシアマゾン)
Voiced by: Yuiko Tatsumi[1]
Fuji Kiseki (フジキセキ)
Voiced by: Eriko Matsui[1]
Maruzensky (マルゼンスキー, Maruzensukī)
Voiced by: Lynn[1]
Mejiro McQueen (メジロマックイーン, Mejiro Makkuīn)
Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi[1]
Seiun Sky (セイウンスカイ, Seiun Sukai)
Voiced by: Akari Kitō[1]
Yukino Bijin (ユキノビジン)
Voiced by: Nozomi Yamamoto[1]
Winning Ticket (ウイニングチケット, Uiningu Chiketto)
Voiced by: Yui Watanabe[3]
Tamamo Cross (タマモクロス, Tamamo Kurosu)
Voiced by: Naomi Ōzora[3]
Seeking the Pearl (シーキングザパール, Shīkingu Za Pāru)
Voiced by: Ayaka Fukuhara[3]
Manhattan Cafe (マンハッタンカフェ, Manhattan Kafe)
Voiced by: Yui Ogura[3]
Tosen Jordan (トーセンジョーダン, Tōsen Jōdan)
Voiced by: Eri Suzuki[3]
Haru Urara (ハルウララ)
Voiced by: Yukina Shutō[3]
Kawakami Princess (カワカミプリンセス, Kawakami Purinsesu)
Voiced by: Karin Takahashi[3]
Mejiro Ryan (メジロライアン, Mejiro Raian)
Voiced by: Afumi Hashi[3]
Matikanefukukitaru (マチカネフクキタル, Machikanefukukitaru)
Voiced by: Hiyori Nitta[3]
Fine Motion (ファインモーション, Fain Mōshon)
Voiced by: Chinami Hashimoto[3]
Smart Falcon (スマートファルコン, Sumāto Farukon)
Voiced by: Hitomi Ohwada[3]
Narita Taishin (ナリタタイシン)
Voiced by: Keiko Watanabe[3]
Air Shakur (エアシャカール, Ea Shakāru)
Voiced by: Minami Tsuda[3]
Gold City (ゴールドシチー, Gōrudo Shichī)
Voiced by: Saki Kosaka[3]
Super Creek (スーパークリーク, Sūpā Kurīku)
Voiced by: Kana Yūki[3]
Inari One (イナリワン, Inari Wan)
Voiced by: Haruno Inoue[3]
Nishino Flower (ニシノフラワー, Nishino Furawā)
Voiced by: Haruna Kawai[3]
Biko Pegasus (ビコーペガサス, Bikō Pegasasu)
Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka[3]
Hishi Akebono (ヒシアケボノ)
Voiced by: Rei Matsuzaki[3]
Bamboo Memory (バンブーメモリー, Banbū Memorī)
Voiced by: Kotomi Aihara[3]
Marvelous Sunday (マーベラスサンデー, Māberasu Sandē)
Voiced by: Marie Miyake[3]
Mihono Bourbon (ミホノブルボン, Mihono Burubon)
Voiced by: Ikumi Hasegawa[3]
Sweep Tosho (スイープトウショウ, Suīpu Toushou)
Voiced by: Shiori Sugiura[3]
Ines Fujin (アイネスフウジン, Ainesu Fūjin)
Voiced by: Tomomi Mineuchi[3]
Biwa Hayahide (ビワハヤヒデ)
Voiced by: Yui Kondou[3]
Sakura Bakushin O (サクラバクシンオー, Sakura Bakushin'ō)
Voiced by: Sachika Misawa[3]
Shinko Windy (シンコウウインディ, Shinkou Uindi)
Voiced by: Yūki Takada[3]
Agnes Tachyon (アグネスタキオン, Agunesu Takion)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[3]
Zenno Rob Roy (ゼンノロブロイ, Zen'no Robu Roi)
Voiced by: Haruka Terui[3]
Meisho Doto (メイショウドトウ, Meishō Dotō)
Voiced by: Misaki Watada[3]
Rice Shower (ライスシャワー, Raisu Shawā)
Voiced by: Manaka Iwami[3]
Admire Vega (アドマイヤベガ, Adomaiya Bega)
Voiced by: Hitomi Sasaki[3]
Curren Chan (カレンチャン, Karen Chan)
Voiced by: Yū Sasahara[3]
Agnes Digital (アグネスデジタル, Agunesu Dejitaru)
Voiced by: Minori Suzuki[3]
Eishin Flash (エイシンフラッシュ, Eishin Furasshu)
Voiced by: Ayami Fujino[3]
Nakayama Festa (ナカヤマフェスタ, Nakayama Fesuta)
Voiced by: Shino Shimoji[3]
Mayano Top Gun (マヤノトップガン, Mayano Toppu Gan)
Voiced by: Ayaka Imamura,[3] Mio Hoshitani[4]
Mejiro Dober (メジロドーベル, Mejiro Dōberu)
Voiced by: Hikari Kubota[3]
Nice Nature (ナイスネイチャ, Naisu Neicha)
Voiced by: Kaori Maeda[3]
King Halo (キングヘイロー, Kingu Heirō)
Voiced by: Iori Saeki[5]



The game was announced in 2016. An animated trailer by P.A.Works debuted at that year's AnimeJapan event.[6] It was set to be released in late 2018,[7] but has been delayed.[8]


A manga series illustrated by S. Kozuki titled Starting Gate!: Uma Musume Pretty Derby began serialization on Cygames' Cycomics website on March 25, 2017.[9] The manga has been compiled into three tankōbon volumes as of May 30, 2018.[10][11]


A 13-episode anime television series adaptation by P.A.Works aired from April 2[12][13] to June 18, 2018 on Tokyo MX, with the first two episodes being broadcast back-to-back. Crunchyroll streamed the series.[14] The anime is directed by Kei Oikawa at P.A.Works with scripts written by Masafumi Sugiura and Akihiro Ishihara.[15] Utamaro Movement composed the music at Lantis. The series' opening theme is "Make Debut" and the ending theme is "Grow Up Shine!"; both are sung by Azumi Waki, Marika Kouno, Machico, Ayaka Ōhashi, Chisa Kimura, Hitomi Ueda, and Saori Ōnishi.[16]

No. Title[17][a] Original air date[18]
1"Gate of Dreams!"
"Yume no Gēto!" (夢のゲートっ!)
April 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)
Special Week arrives in Fuchu, Tokyo ready to become the best Horse Girl in all of Japan. Her first day, she watches a race and sees Silence Suzuka win. From then on, she wants to be as good as Suzuka.
2"The Debut Race out of Nowhere"
"Ikinari no Debyū-sen" (いきなりのデビュー戦)
April 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)
3"First Big Win"
"Hajimete no Dai Ichiban" (初めての大一番)
April 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)
4"Special Training!"
"Tokkun desu!" (特訓ですっ!)
April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)
5"The Derby With Rivals"
"Raibaru to no Dābī" (ライバルとのダービー)
April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)
6"Autumn Skies and Horse Girls"
"Ten takaku, Uma Musume moyuru aki" (天高く、ウマ娘燃ゆる秋)
April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)
"Yakusoku" (約束)
May 7, 2018 (2018-05-07)
8"For You"
"Anata no Tame ni" (あなたの為に)
May 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)
9"Dreams of Spica"
"Supika no Yume" (スピカの夢)
May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21)
10"No Matter How Many Times I Lose"
"Nando Maketemo" (何度負けても)
May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
11"Welcome Back!"
"Okaerinasai!" (おかえりなさい!)
June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
12"Stage of Dreams"
"Yume no Butai" (夢の舞台)
June 11, 2018 (2018-06-11)
13"Echo, Fanfare!"
"Hibike, Fanfāre!" (響け、ファンファーレ!)
June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)

Web animation[edit]

A YouTube channel titled Pakatube! (ぱかチューブっ!, Pakachūbu!) was launched on March 25, 2018. The channel features the character Gold Ship.[19]


  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.


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  18. ^ "放送情報" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "『ウマ娘 プリティーダービー』ゲーム事前登録開始と同時に新企画続々スタート! プロモーター武豊騎手出演のTVCMが4月より放送開始!" (in Japanese). Cygames. March 25, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.

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