Uma Musume is an anime modification of a horse to a waifu. For some people, this anime is just another moe anime. But if we look at it from the other side, Uma Musume is quite successful in breaking the clichés in moe anime.
For those of you who don’t know, Uma Musume’s first season aired in April 2018. At that time, the studio that handled Uma Musume’s first season was P.A Works with 13 episodes. Furthermore, this anime continued into a spinoff and was produced by different studios, namely DMM.futureworks and also W-Toon Studio. Finally, in the second season, it was also produced by a different studio, namely Studio Kai.
Then, what makes this moe anime different from the others? Let’s see the review below.
One of the things that stands out about Uma Musume is the depth of its character. For those of you who may be very anti-moe anime, you should think again about this Uma Musume. Quite a lot of modification anime have been aired such as Kancolle, Azur Lane, Girl’s Frontline, and the like. However, in terms of story quality, Uma Musume could be more top.
As previously mentioned, Uma Musume took the theme of a horse that was modified into a girl. However, the girls in Uma Musume are better than some of the previously mentioned anime. With the depth of the characters, the audience can know the background and motivation of each character to compete in the horse race.
Even the audience does not only see the depth of character from the main character, but also the supporting players. In this second season, the supporting characters get more screentime than the first season. speaking of figures, we will go into the second reason.
The interesting thing about the second season of Uma Musume is that the main character’s focus is different. In the first season, the audience was presented with two central characters in Special Week and Silence Suzuka. Meanwhile, in the second season, we focused on Tokai Teio and Mejiro McQueen.
This concept looks fresh because here the main character can be replaced by anyone. However, on the other hand, this concept can backfire if the execution fails. Fortunately, the studio was successful and even beyond expectations.
Considering that Uma Musume is a typical sports anime, then of course the element of drama here is very strong. It was also actually presented in the first season. The main problem at that time was in Suzuka’s Silence. Then for the second season, the focus of the problem is on Tokai Teio.
For the drama element in the second season, it’s much better. Even the emotional side is very much in the last episode. The collaboration between the commentator and the audience who witnessed the horse race succeeded in provoking the audience’s emotions. Inevitably this is what makes this anime so different from similar more anime.
Even though Uma Musume season two looks perfect, there are still shortcomings such as some side characters who just pass by and the universe is quite chaotic. However, this anime is still worth watching, especially for fans who are anti-moe.