Uma Musume Pretty Derby is a popular smartphone game featuring anthropomorphized real-life race horses in the form of lovely ladies. Their races are sure to get you fired up!
In the latest arc, the Aoharu Cup, a new character hits the stage - acting chairwoman Riko Kashimoto.
Who is Riko Kashimoto?
This character debuted in the latest arc, Aoharu Hai (also known as the Aoharu Cup and Aoharu League) within the smartphone game Uma Musume Pretty Derby. This arc was released on August 30th, 2021.
Riko is subbing in for chairwoman Yayoi Akikawa, who is away on a business trip. She’ll be the acting chairwoman, spending her time with the Uma Musume ladies at Tracen Academy.
She’s implemented a new training regimen that’s very strict and intense, and Trainer will now have to bet on a team race that was traditionally done at the school. And Uma Musume raised by Riko Kashimoto, like Little Cocon and Bitter Glasse, will be on your rival team, First.
Just how will the girls fare with this thoroughly exhaustive and almost excessive chairwoman at the reins…?!
While Riko initially comes off as quite cold and stern, you’ll come to learn that there’s more to her than meets the eye as you continue the scenario. You may even uncover some past trauma underneath that harsh facade of hers…
And as the scenario suggests, the focus of these races won’t be on your best girl making it to the finish line first. This time, you’ll need to cheer on a team you’ve formed in this intense marathon crafted by the ruthless Kashimoto!
In addition to Riko herself, there’s also fan art of Uma Musume Pretty Derby original ladies, Little Cocon and Bitter Glasse, featured below. Do you have a favorite among these three?