Jul 212017

The music video for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 theme song “Sand Planet” by Hachi is now online, and features animation by minakata laboratory! The song and music video will be available via the official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 album which we’ve previously covered in May 2017. Preorder for the album is currently open on CDJapan and Amazon JP, with the release date set on August 2nd.

Watch it on Nicovideo!

Jul 202017

Goodsmile Racing has announced the 2018 Racing Miku design contest to begin starting from now! This makes the second Racing Miku design contest to date, with the first being the 2016 Racing Miku design contestThere is no theme for this contest, so be as creative as possible! 

Winner with the adopted design will receive a pair of tickets for any race of choice from SUPER GT 2018, and will have his/her name on the Hatsune Miku GT project vehicle. Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on August 17th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow at Magical Mirai 2017 on September 1st~3rd.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku

Work size / Resolution

Not specified

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Not specified

Color mode


Image Resolution

Not specified

Important Notes

  • Please make sure to draw and submit using the provided template.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “レーシングミク2018” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure your art is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Submissions Page → http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/racingmiku2018/

Jul 192017

A special Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration album was announced today, titled “Re:Start”. Planned for an August 30th release (just 1 day before Hatsune Miku’s anniversary!), the album will feature songs spanning two disks, and will be available in regular and limited editions. The total number of songs is yet to be announced, but 11 participating producers have been confirmed so far. Here’s what’s been announced:

Limited Edition (3900 Yen)
2 CDs
10th Anniversary Illustration Book
Special 3 Way Sleeve
Preorder bonuses vary by store

Regular Edition (3,000 Yen)
Preorder bonuses vary by store

Producer List (so far)

  • n-buna
  • Neru
  • Halyosy
  • 40mP
  • KurageP
  • Orangestar
  • DECO*27
  • Nayutan
  • PinocchioP
  • Mitchie M
  • Rerulili
  • More coming soon…

Get the album from the following sites!

> CDJapan (Limited Edition)
> CDJapan (Regular Edition)

> Amazon Japan (Limited Edition)
> Amazon Japan (Regular Edition)

Re:Start Album Official Site: http://d-ue.jp/miku10th/

Jul 192017

Goodsmile Racing has reopened both the Nendoroid and Figma Racing Miku 2017 sponsorship courses starting from now, as they announced in early May this year. The sponsorship courses will feature the same benefits as the first round courses, and will be open until August 30th. There are five tiers with rewarding benefits to consider, from rubber keychains, caps, umbrellas, jackets and more. Now is your chance!

Sponsorship Courses Page: http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/

The fourth sponsorship courses are scheduled for October 27th~November 30th.

Via GSR Blog

Jul 132017

The list of participating Vocaloid producers for this year’s Creators Market at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai has been announced, with no-less than 39 different producers! This makes the number of participating artists nearly 4X larger than last year. The Creators Market is a dedicated section of the Magical Mirai exhibition where you can meet various Vocaloid producers in-person and show your support by buying their albums from their own tables!

Here’s the list of participating artists, and the dates they will be present:

Be sure to stop by and say hello to your favorite producers at the event! Additional info via official Magical Mirai website: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_market.html