Trailer for the anime film Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning of a New Era

Trailer For The Anime Film Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning Of A New Era Uma Musume Pretty Derby Beginning Of A New Era Trailer Screenshot

A TOHO started showing this trailer for Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Beginning of a New Era (Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Shinjidai no Tobira), a new anime film in the franchise Uma Musume Pretty Derby which will premiere on May 24, 2024. In the video we can hear the theme “Ready!! Steady!! Derby!!” by Masayoshi Ōshi and below you can see a promotional image.

The film follows Jungle Pocket, who wants to participate in the Triple Crown Classic race, which can only be run once in a lifetime. She faces rivals Agnes Tachyon and Manhattan Cafe.

With animation by Cygames Pictures (Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Princess Connect! Re:Dive), directed by Ken Yamamoto (Pokémon: Hisuian Snow), the argument is Kiyoko Yoshimura (Cardfight!! Vanguard G) and the character design is by Jun Yamazaki (Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Road to the Top). A TOHO will distribute the anime film.

In the cast we have:

  • Yuri Fujimoto like Jungle Pocket
  • Sumire Uesaka as Agnes Tachyon
  • Yui Ogura like Manhattan Cafe
  • Aki Sairenji as Furious
  • Yui Tsukada like Transcend
  • Asaka as Espoir City
  • Hiyori Kono like No Reason
  • Saki Miyashita like Still in Love
  • Yōko Hikasa as Orfevre
  • Yū Serizawa as Gentildonna
  • Hika Tsukishiro as Win Variation
  • Haruna Fukushima as the new character Dantsu Flame

The 13-episode first season was animated by the studio PAWORKS and premiered in April 2018. A second season animated by Studio Kai premiered on January 5, 2021 and the third season premiered in October 2023.

The game was released on February 24, 2021 in Japan for mobile devices, while a PC version was released on March 10. Originally its launch was scheduled for winter 2018, however, it was postponed indefinitely to improve the quality of the final product.

The story of the game revolves around Uma Musume (horse girls) who have an excellent ability to run and who aim to become idols and compete in the “Twinkle Series” program. The player takes on the role of not only a coach but also a teacher for the girls at Uma Musume Training Center Gakuen (Japan Horse Girls Training Center Academy).

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