Uma Musume Season 3 has finally been announced!
Anime adaptions of popular video games are still a work in progress for creators and production houses, with many series failing to shine or even come close to their franchise’s success.
One can blame and attribute the failures to lackluster animation, unfaithful storyline adaptions, or low budget, but whatever the reasons are, they don’t seem to work.
While most video game-based animes fail, there are few exceptions to this case, as series like Uma Musume have managed to carve out a standalone stage for themself.
The anime girl has gone through quite an evolution over the years, and while the regular old human is still a great staple, we’ve seen everything from aliens to cats, monsters, and devils, but the evolution has reached its final peak in the form of anime horse girls which is the premise of Ume Musume.
The story follows girls reborn as horses with ears and tails, wherein the best of them get to train at Tokyo s’ Tracen Academy in order to achieve racing legacy and fame.
Amidst the many dreamers is the show s main character Special Week who, after school, witnesses a young accomplished horse girl, Silence Suzuka, and immediately falls in love with her style.
Inspired by the racing performance of Silence Suzuka, Special Week gets recruited into her team named Spica.Now alongside her idol, Special Week can become the best horse racing girl in Japan and fulfill her mother s’ wish; this is the show’s central plot.
Uma Musume, albeit a sports anime, has many folds as it’s also a story of friendship and the struggles to leap past adversity no matter what.
The first and second season of Uma Musume was much loved and enjoyed by the fandom, who were beginning to wonder when will the third installment come out.
The good news is there is a definite and positive answer to that question. So, Keep scrolling to find out more on all the latest news and updates about Uma Musume Season 3.
Uma Musume Season 3 is rated 7.3/10 and ranked #2519 with 119k members on MyAnimeList.
Uma Musume season 1, titled Uma Musume Pretty Derby, aired from 2nd April 2018 to 11th June 2018 for 12 episodes. The series was renewed for a second season which aired from 5th January 2021 to 30th March 2021 for 13 episodes.
On 6th November 2022, during the Uma Musume 4th Event, a trailer for the new web anime titled Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top was revealed, which confirmed the release date as April 2023.
|Uma Musume Season 1||2nd April 2018|
|Uma Musume Season 2||5th January 2021|
|Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top||April 2023.|
Furthermore, the announcement clearly states that Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top is “Different from the TV anime series” and should not be confused or considered Uma Musume Season 3.
Now, if you are wondering why the new project isn’t part of a third installment, it’s because Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top will be a web-streaming series rather than a regular broadcast TV show in Japan.
Additionally, for those fans who are disappointed about the lack of Uma Musume Season 3, there is no cause to fret yourself as creators have assured more seasons are on the way.
In an interview with Famitsu, executive producer Nobuhiro Takenaka was asked, “Whether you have plans for Uma Musume Season 3?”. Takenaka replied that they not only wanted to continue Uma Musume, but he’d like to keep making more anime as long as the game continues.
As of writing, there is no information on either a renewal for a third season which consequently means updates on Uma Musume Season 3 trailer and Uma Musume Season 3 release date are also scarce.
The web anime announcement came as no shock considering how well the anime series has done to bring in more users and boost the revenue of the game, which gained a 57.5% increase on the App store. Hence, we can expect Uma Musume Season 3 announcement pretty soon, considering how popular the game is in Japan.
You can watch the announcement and trailer for Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top below:
Uma Musume manga titled Uma Musume Cinderella Gray is written by Masafumi Sugiura and illustrated by Taiyō. It began serialization in Weekly Young Jump on 11th June 2022. The manga has been collected into eight volumes, with the latest issue released on 19th August 2022.
Uma Musume Cinderella Gray is rated 8/10 and ranked #685 with 1.3k members on MyAnimeList.
Another manga series titled Starting Gate!: Uma Musume Pretty Derby, written by Cygames and illustrated by Kosugi, began serialization on Cygames Cycomics website on 25th March 2017. The manga has been collected into six volumes, with the latest issue released on 18th March 2022.
Starting Gate! Uma Musume Pretty Derby is rated 7/10 and ranked #6982 with 1k members on MyAnimeList.
Uma Musume anime is directed by Kei Oikawa and written by Akihiro Ishihara. Characters are designed by Tomoko Tsuji and Yosuke Kabashima, while music is composed by Taro Iwashiro.
Studio P.A. Works produced animation for the First season of Uma Musume, after which Studio Kai took over for season two. Animation for Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top will be produced by CygamePictures.
You can find the list of Uma Musume characters and voice cast below:
|Special Week||Azumi Waki|
|Silence Suzuka||Marika Kōno|
|Mejiro Ryan||Afumi Hashi|
|Seiun Sky||Akari Kitō|
|Symboli Rudolph||Azusa Tadokoro|
|Queen Berry||Chinatsu Akasaki|
|Daiwa Scarlet||Chisa Kimura|
|Inari One||Haruno Inoue|
|Mejiro Dober||Hikari Kubota|
|Gold Ship||Hitomi Ueda|
|King Halo||Iori Saeki|
|Super Creek||Kana Yūki|
|Hana Tōjō||Megumi Toyoguchi|
|El Condor Pasa||Minami Takahashi|
|Air Groove||Ruriko Aoki|
Our favorite need for speed horse girls will be back in the new web anime, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby- Road to the Top