Crunchyroll has recently begun streaming an anime from the Uma Musume Pretty Derby franchise’s spinoff manga series: Umayon on Tuesday in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, (except Turkey, Russia, and Italy), Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on Tuesday as well.
Here’s a brief description of the anime:
The horse girls are back to charm you in this special, bite-size anime. Umayon, which is currently serialized through Cygames’ very own app, Cycomics, comes alive as a cute and eye-catching anime! At a school-turned-training facility, the girls will race, perform, and train… but that’s not all! Saddle up for a short-form anime that displays the laidback school days of the horse girls!
Aaaaand, they’re off!– Crunchyroll
Seiya Miyajima (from BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico) will be the director of that anime at DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio. Miyajima will be drawing up storyboards alongside the manga’s Jin Itō, who’s also serving as the character designer and chief animation director. Masanori Yamaguchi (Studio White) is directing the art, and Masahiro Hayashi is the compositing director of photography. Yūichi Morita is the sound director. Cygames is handling the music with Tetsuya Uchida as the music producer.
Jet Kuma launched the manga on Cygames’ Cycomi website during March of 2018. The four-panel manga centers on the everyday cute lives of the characters Special Week, Silence Suzuka, and more from the franchise.