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Trivia / Uma Musume

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  • Anime First: The anime came out before its companion manga Umayon. Inverted with the Haru Urara and Starting Gate! comics, which came out before the game or anime did.
  • Colbert Bump:
    • Following Episode 7, Netkeiba, a Japanese website devoted to Horse Racing, reported that their page about Silence Suzuka (the horse, born 1994, died 1998) has risen to number 1 in hits.
      • Expanding on the earlier point, the anime ended up promoting Japanese horse racing or just horse racing in general more instead of the mobile game as intended on the international stage, if the huge amount of Reality vs Anime comparison videos of the races surfacing on the internet is anything to go by. Not to mention judging by the more recent comments, Youtube videos of the featured races became dominated by viewers who admitted to having this anime act their gateway to the world of horse racing especially in the 1998 Tenno Sho. And that's not counting the huge amount of examples in the shout outs page that casual fans never knew about until the anime aired...
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  • Harpo Does Something Funny: The voice actress for Gold Ship mentioned that she has to adlib at lot of Gold Ship's background chattering. For instance, in Episode 8, when they went to make wishes during hatsumode (the Japanese New Year ceremony), the final part Gold Ship's wish was not specified in the script. (It ended up being a nice tirade starting with "that orange juice starts coming out of faucets"). Seeing as Gold Ship is quite spontaneous and goofy, this sounds like a mild form of Enforced Method Acting.
  • I Knew It!: Anybody who knew about the actual Silence Suzuka guessed that its anime counterpart would suffer a leg injury. It happened in episode 7.
  • Playing Against Type: Marika Kouno, known for voicing "loli" type characters, delivers a very convincing Kuudere as Silence Suzuka.
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  • Relationship Voice Actor: Special Week and Seiun Sky once worked at a certain café.
  • Rule 34 – Creator Reactions: The anime's producers issued a request to fans not to produce pornographic material featuring the horse girls, out of concern that it would adversely affect the reputations of the owners of the characters' Real Life horse counterparts. The problem is that this is coming from people who produced an anime where the horses are all teenage horse girl idols and the announcement would have no doubt invoked the Streisand Effect in the international anime community if the general response to it was anything to go by, meaning that it backfired big time.
  • Word of God: According to an April 2018 livestream from the anime's producer:
    • Horse girls are a One-Gender Race.
    • Derbies are a purely sport event; there is no betting involved like actual horse races.
    • Horses do not exist.
    • Interspecies Romances are possible between humans and horse girls.
    • Tracen isn't the only academy out there, and the Twinkle Series isn't the only worthwile competition; some horse girls go to other schools away from Tokyo and participate in other competitions.
    • The horse girls' fathers are completely normal. They also are never appearing on-screen.
    • Horse girls are sort of the Pretty Derby equivalent to elves.

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