Within a week of its release in the Japanese market, the third Blu-ray package of the second season of the anime Uma Musume: Pretty Derby accumulated 140,719 copies sold. The package was launched on July 21 and this figure maintains the rhythm of very high sales registered in the last two launches, which have also exceeded 100,000 units sold in their first week.
The package was released on July 21 in Japan and includes episodes eight to ten of this second season. The Blu-ray package is priced at 9,790 yen (about US $94) and the benefits include codes for the popular smartphone game of the same name, an illustration booklet with an original novel and production material, and part of the project’s soundtrack.
This second season aired in Japan during the Winter-2021 season, while its distribution license is in the hands of the Crunchyroll platform. On the other hand, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby is a multimedia franchise created by Cygames. A smartphone game was planned to be released for iOS and Android devices in 2018, however it was postponed and released on February 24 in Japan.
- Kei Oikawa took over the direction of the anime at Studio KAI, replacing P.A.WORKS studios who this time are listed as assistants.
- Yousuke Kabashima was in charge of the character design in collaboration with Tomoko Tsuji, with both also taking care of the animation direction.
- Yuuichi Morita, Taro Iwashiro, and Utamaro returned as sound director, music producer, and soundtrack composer, respectively.
Synopsis of Uma Musume Pretty Derby
Within the world of horse racing, Team Spica’s horse girls have been gaining popularity as they continue to rack up victories. The one who receives the most attention in the group is Toukai Teiou, known for her cheerful personality and her exceptional running abilities. Teiou aims to become an undefeated Triple Crown horse girl by winning all three G1 races in a row, a feat that has not been accomplished since the legendary Symbolic Rudolf managed to do it so many years ago. On his way to obtain the Triple Crown, Teiou faces many challenges, meeting old and new rivals. However, amid her fierce rivalries, Teiou is soon faced with decisions that will leave a huge impact on her own running career.