The entrance to the high school for horse girls. Pic credit: Cygames

To celebrate the game’s first anniversary, the studio behind Uma Musume has released a special anime episode on PakuTube, Gold Ship’s YouTube channel.

The special features the original cast of the anime reprising their earlier parts, with a special focus on Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond.

You can watch it here:

An interesting thing to note is that all seasons of Uma Musume thus far have featured pairs of protagonists, so the inclusion of both Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond in this special might suggest they could appear as protagonists in an upcoming season. , as they were seen in previous seasons of the anime as kids looking up to the horse girls, with Satono Diamond being a big fan of Mejiro McQueen, the deuteragonist from Uma Musume season 2.

Alternatively, it could be a nice throwback to the series’ tenacity and legacy it’s built over the years through the rivalry and camaraderie that defined the series. It’s possible they included this to show the future of the franchise in a more metaphorical sense – to show what happened to the characters in the time between seasons, or to show how the past seasons influenced the future of both Kitasan Black and Satono Diamond in how they chose to pursue their future.

Anyway, it’s a lovely little episode that you should definitely watch!

What is the special about?

The special follows Kitasan Black during Tracen Academy’s spring entrance ceremony and chronicles her adventures as she meets the colorful cast of characters who have come to define the franchise. There she meets Satono Diamond, whom she comes to cherish as both a best friend and a rival. The anime marks the beginning of the future that awaits them, whatever it may be.

What is Uma Musume’s One Year Anniversary Event?

To celebrate Uma Musume’s one year anniversary on the 24th of this year, they are partnering with various games and companies to showcase the event with exclusive merchandise (in the case of FamilyMart), events (a Granblue collaboration), and in-game resource drops and free gacha rolls to thank players for all their support thus far and to encourage more people to join the Uma Musume experience. We are curious what else they will do!

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