D&A’s Crunchyroll Spotlight: Uma Musume: Pretty Derby!

Here we are on this rainy Tuesday night (where we’re located) as we bring you another title from the guys n’ gals down at Crunchyroll! If you happen to be a fan of horses as well as girls, why not have both? In fact why not fuse the two together and have them race against one another to see which one of them comes out on top – like a derby, perhaps? If you’re wondering where this is going, then check out this anime title known as Uma Musume: Pretty Derby! (Basically a show about horse-girls!)

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Ready for the rundown? Of course you are! In a world that’s similar to our own, rather famous horses from past derbies have been reborn as horse-girls; ordinary girls with a pair of horse ears and a tail, with the extraordinary speed and endurance of a horse. They also love to eat carrots just like horses do! The best of them go to train at Tokyo’s Tracen Academy in hopes of moving on to fame and fortune as not just racers, but idols. (Did we forget to mention that they’re idols as well? If we did, well…surprise!)

Special Week (the name of the main character horse girl) is a high school horse-girl from the countryside, who has just transferred to Tracen Academy to keep her promise to her mother, that she would be the best horse-girl in Japan. She makes a quick stop at a race track on her way to school, as she instantly falls in love with Silence Suzuka’s style, and becomes determined to be on the same team with her.

That pretty much sums up what this title is all about. All we can say is that there’s girls, horses, racing, comedy, sports, slice-of-life and more, all wrapped up into a special box and handed to you as a present. If you haven’t gotten the chance to check this show out, head on over to Crunchyroll or FunimationNow and stream some episodes!

That’s all we’ve got for filler posts tonight, but there’s more on the way later this week!

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