My Little Pony: Harmony Unleashed: Anthro Bunraku x Equestria Girls - Prelude to Blood
Anime series information
Romaji and Hepburn: マイ·リトル·ポニー:ハーモニーアンリーシュド:アンソロ文楽Xエクエストリアガールズ - ブラッドの前置き
Mai· ritoru· ponī: Hāmonīanrīshudo: Ansoro bunraku X ekuesutoriagāruzu Anime supesharu - Buraddo no maeoki
Genre: Action/Adventure
Science Fantasy
Format: Hybrid Anime/Cartoon series
Created by: Aaron Montalvo
Lauren Faust
Bonnie Zacherle
Developed by: Aaron Montalvo
Rob Renzetti
Titmouse X Trigger
Directed by: Akira Amemiya
Mike Milo
Hiromi Wakabayashi
Jayson Thiessen
Hiroyuki Imaishi
Chris Prynoski
Story by: Aaron Montalvo
Written by: Greg Weisman
Adam Muto
Nicole Dubuc
Rob Renzetti
Joss Whedon
Music: Jamie Christopherson
Bear McCreary
No. of Episodes: 5
Animation Studio: Trigger
Duration of Episodes: 60 minutes
Studio: Hasbro Studios
Hollowfox Entertainment
Takara Tomy
Bandai Visual
Pony Canyon Enterprises
Kadokawa Pictures
Ultra Super Pictures
The Pony Network
DHX Media
ActionFliks Media Group
FremantleMedia Enterprises
Network: Bandai Channel/NicoNico
Original Run: June 2, 2018 present
International information
Distributor/Licensor: Hollowfox Digital Entertainment Inc.
Hasbro Studios
Aniplex of America
FremantleMedia Enterprises
English Network: Hulu/Crunchyroll/Netflix/Adult Swim (Toonami) (NA)

My Little Pony: Harmony Unleashed: Anthro Bunraku x Equestria Girls - Prelude to Blood (マイ·リトル·ポニー:ハーモニーアンリーシュド:アンソロ文楽Xエクエストリアガールズ アニメスペシャル: ブラッドの前置き, Mai· ritoru· ponī: Hāmonīanrīshudo: Ansoro bunraku X ekuesutoriagāruzu Anime supesharu - Buraddo no maeoki) is an American-Japanese animated 5-part special event produced by Titmouse and Studio Trigger with co-operation from Walt Disney Japan, Hasbro Studios, Hollow Fox Entertainment, Dentsu, Bushiroad, Takara Tomy, Bandai Visual, Aniplex of America, Pony Canyon Enterprises, We've, Kadokawa Pictures, Ultra Super Pictures, The Pony Network, DHX Media, ActionFliks Media Corp, and FremantleMedia Enterprises.

It's an event taking place after Mirror Raiders and before the new film Dual Equine Blood, chief directed by Chris Prynoski and directed by Jayson Thiessen and Mike Milo, supervised by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and all episodes co-directed by Akira Amemiya and Hiromi Wakabayashi.

The series was streamed on Hulu and Netflix on June 2, 2018 worldwide and released the Japanese dub in Japan on NicoNico and Bandai Channel the week after the overseas' release as well as streaming the dub overseas on Hulu and Crunchyroll. It also aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block on July 7, 2018. While airing on Adult Swim, the series is rated TV-PG-LV and TV-14-LV, with occasional TV-MA-LV ratings.

About the SeriesEdit

Main article: My Little Pony: Harmony Unleashed: Anthro Bunraku x Equestria Girls - Prelude to Blood/Episodes

Prynoski, Montalvo and Renzetti are planning to make a 5-part television special mini-series as a prequel for the Mirror Raiders sequel, Dual Equine Blood. They said that 2 episodes will be taking place in the Equestria Girls universe, 2 in the Anthro Bunraku universe and the final both simultaneously leading to the film. As the film is a Titmouse x Trigger project, Hiromi Wakabayashi will direct the first two and Akira Amemiya will direct the last 2, while both Amemiya and Wakabayashi directs the final episode with Mike Milo serves as creative director and Jayson Thiessen as chief director. It has been confirmed on Twitter by Otsuka and Renzetti that it will be released streaming on Hulu, YouTube and Netflix on December 2013 worldwide and releasing the japanese dub in Japan on NicoNico and Bandai Channel the week after the overseas' release as well as streaming the dub overseas on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

Plot: Equestria Girls UniverseEdit

Twilight Sparkle witnessed that Flash Sentry is not interested in her, even though he likes her as a friend, and gone back with Sunset Shimmer after she learned a lesson. This made Twilight Sparkle to suffer and cry over a relationship broken for her and repaired for Shimmer and Sentry. Applejack, decided to do another way as she had gone to transgender surgery after learning from a humanized Jasper Geronimo as well as her own development, now considered "his" and tries to comfort Twilight after a hard witness between the relationship of Sunset Shimmer and Flash Sentry. As the event goes on and Fausticorn claimed that she got nothing against romance and accepted Jasper's universe of based on her ponies' universe as its made for boys and girls over the age of 13, as well as Twilight Sparkle recognizing character development from an old "she" inside of a "he" during her own doubts, She moves on from Flash Sentry, and falling in love with the male Applejack now after all of her friends comforted her with hangouts and other stuff to make her feel better (as in trying to help Twilight not to have impulsive feelings towards him too soon and having both Twi and AJ to express love in other ways). Eventually, other things might happen for two worlds as the Mane Human Six and Spike, now doubled as a human and a dog (hence claiming that Dog Spike's owner is now Human Spike), investigate the other world Jasper is hinting, leading to the events of the sequel to Mirror Raiders.

Plot: Anthro Bunraku UniverseEdit

In the Anthro Bunraku Universe, Somepony claims that there might be another world between the AB universe and the EG universe. Twilight Sparkle and the others must do what it takes to gain their bonds of friendship as they try to investigate if what it said was completely true. They also team up with Flash Sentry, Sunset Shimmer, Big Macintosh, Applebloom, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, Shining Armor and Princess Cadance as they are either concerned or excited. However, Sentry and Applejack don't trust each other, and neither is Shimmer and Twilight. This also leads up to the sequel to Mirror Raiders.

Voice CastEdit

Characters English VA Japanese VA Spanish VA
Twilight Sparkle Tara Strong Maaya Sakamoto
Miyuki Sawashiro (EqG)
Carla Castaneda
Applejack Ashleigh Ball (EqG)
Matt Hill
Kenichi Suzumura
Sora Tokui/Yuki Ono (EqG)
Irwin Daayan
Claudia Motta
Rainbow Dash/Blitz Ashleigh Ball (EqG)
Drew Nelson
Showtaro Morikubo
Izumi Kitta (EqG)
Eduardo Garza (AB)
Analiz Sanchez (EqG)
Pinkie Pie Andrea Libman Suzuko Mimori Elsa Covian (AB)
Melissa Gedeon (EqG)
Rarity Tabitha St. Germain Aya Hirano
Mikoi Sasaki (EqG)
Christine Byrd (AB)
Elsa Covian (EqG)
Fluttershy Andrea Libman Kana Hanazawa
Emiri Kato (EqG)
Leyla Rangel (AB)
Maggie Vera (EqG)
Spike Brad Swaile
Cathy Weseluck (EqG)
Tetsuya Kakihara
Motoko Kumai [Dog] (EqG)
Takahiro Sakurai [Human] (EqG)
Victor Ugarte (AB/Human EqG)
Cecilia Gomez (Dog EqG)
Sunset Shimmer Rebecca Shoichet Nana Mizuki Circe Luna
Flash Sentry Vincent Tong Kisho Taniyama Javier Olguin
Jasper Geronimo Aaron Montalvo Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Yuki Kaji [EqG]
Arturo Castaneda
Princess/Principal Celestia Nicole Oliver Rie Tanaka
Kikuko Inoue [EqG]
Rebeca Patino
Princess/Vice-Principal Luna Tabitha St. Germain Ayako Kawasumi
Yumi Uchiyama [EqG]
Irene Jimenez
Shining Armor Andrew Francis Tomokazu Seki Jose Antonio Macias
Princess Cadance Britt McKillip Aki Toyosaki Romina Marroquin Payro


The series will have a simulcast premiere on both Japan and North America from December 9 to December 13 streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll in North America and on Hulu, Bandai Channel and NicoNico in Japan at 12:00 pm ET/11:00 am CT/1:00 pm PT. Later next week, FremantleMedia and the Harmony Unleashed Production Committee is releasing the series on YouTube and made available worldwide, as well as releasing on Netflix in New Year's week.


  • Music by: Jamie Christopherson, Bear McCreary, Mick Gordon

Opening ThemesEdit

Ending ThemesEdit


Crew Name
Developed by
  • Aaron Montalvo
  • Rob Renzetti
  • Titmouse X Trigger
Original Creators
  • Hasbro
  • Lauren Faust
  • Bonnie Zacherle
  • Meghan McCarthy
  • Aaron Montalvo
  • devanstar
Story Editor Greg Weisman
  • Adam Muto (Ep1)
  • Greg Weisman (Ep2)
  • Nicole Dubuc (Ep3)
  • Rob Renzetti (Ep4-5)
  • Joss Whedon (Ep5)
Character Designs
  • Nicole Gauss
  • Kora Kosicka
Animation Directors David Vandervoort
  • Jamie Christopherson
  • Bear McCreary
  • Mick Gordon
  • Jayson Thiessen (Eps. 4-5)
  • Chris Prynoski (Ep. 5/General)
  • Mike Milo (Eps 1-2)
American Animation Production Titmouse Inc.
Japanese Crew 日本人クルー


  • Hiroto Ishikawa
  • Hiroyuki Imaishi (General, Ep5)
  • Akira Amemiya (Eps 1-2, 5)
  • Hiromi Wakabayashi (Eps 3-5)

Japanese Story Editor:

  • Shotaro Suga
  • Kazuki Nakashima

Animation Directors:

  • Yoh Yoshinari
  • Sushio
Japanese Animation Production: Trigger

Production: Anthro Bunraku X Equestria Girls Committee

  • Aniplex
  • Bandai Visual
  • Bushiroad
  • Dentsu
  • Kadokawa Shoten
  • Pony Canyon Enterprises
  • Takara Tomy
  • Ultra Super Pictures
  • We've