Uma Musume Pretty Derby is a franchise that displays humanoid, female forms of racehorses, known as horse girls. The game was originally slated for release in 2018 but was delayed to raise the quality of the game. It was launched for iOS and Android on February 24, 2021, while the PC version on March 10, 2021.
An anime and various manga spin-offs have been created and are achieving huge popularity among audiences. The manga focuses on the main character, Special Week, a horse girl from the countryside who moves to Tracen Academy to become the best in Japan.
The Manga’s final arc release date
Publisher Cycomics has confirmed that S.Kosugi’s STARTING GATE! (Uma Musume Pretty Derby) will be reaching the climax of its final arc in the sixth volume. It is set to release this coming July on the 30th.
The manga was launched on the Cycomi website and app in March 2017. The fifth volume of the series will be available digitally on June 30, 2021. An anime series was also inspired and two seasons were aired from April 2018 till March 2021.
What is the Plot of the franchise?
The story is set in a world where great racehorses of the past have a chance to be reborn as “horse girls”. These girls possess the ears and tails of horses as well as their strength and speed. The top horse girls go to Tokyo’s Tracen Academy to train themselves more.
The Uma Musume (Horse Girls) aim to become top idols and racers whilst earning fame and fortune. They are also determined to compete in the national sports entertainment show called “Twinkle Series”. To remain one of the best racers, the girls go through immense struggles and multiple injuries.