The snack “Umaibou” and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) will collaborate in the collaboration project “Umaibou Derby” on Twitter from May 12, 2021. A special anime has also been produced, and eight voice actors, including Yamashita Daiki, Sugita Tomokazu, and Sakura Ayane, will participate as horses.
The “Umaibou Derby” is a collaboration project in commemoration of the 88th Japan Derby, which will be held on May 30.
The official “Umaibou Derby” Twitter account will be giving away a set of 530 original design Umaibous and a “Golden Umaibou Server”, which serves one Umaibou at a time, to a total of 800 people (100 per day).
The wrapping of the Umaibou’s come in 8 different designs to match the colors of the 8 different collaboration characters. Different flavors of the Umaibous have become unique horses such as Meet the Nattou (inspired by Makenki Nattou flavor) and Takoyaki Black (inspired by Takoyaki flavor).
Special anime “Umaibou Derby” will be released on the official website and Twitter. Eight voice actors: Yamashita Daiki, Sugita Tomokazu, Aimi, Yonaga Tsubasa, Sakura Ayane, Namikawa Daisuke, Hino Satoshi, and Mimori Suzuko, will be playing the horses.
The anime depicts the horses in a fierce race to win the hidden treasure of the ancient ruins of Derbyrinth, the Golden Umaibou Server. It will be interesting to see how the story unfolds.
Character Voice: Mimori Suzuko (“Love Live!” Sonda Umi and other characters)