May 242016
 

It’s been over a month since Magical Mirai 2016 main visual was revealed, and fans have taken great interest in the design. This year’s Magical Mirai main visual comes from the artist LENA[A-7], and features a maid-theme uniform with lovely bows to match the outfit.

Magical Mirai 2016 will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 10th~11th for live concerts and September 9th~11th for exhibitions. The live concerts will take place at hall 9, while the exhibitions will be at hall 10 and 11.

We have gathered a short gallery below featuring illustrations from various notable artists. Many More gorgeous illustration can be found with the “マジカルミライ” tag on Pixiv.

Illustration by ATdan

Illustration by 唯臣

Illustration by Eunyak

Illustration by 雪屋彦(あき)

Illustration by laejjo

Illustration by poapo/ ポプルP

Illustration by 格叽格叽贰

Illustration by hakusaiラノベ仕事募集中

Illustration by rumi

Illustration by hona

Illustration by かも 仮面

May 232016
 

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The Nendoroid Co-de Hatsune Miku: Sweet Pumpkin is now available for preorder! The nendroid takes on the design from the module “Sweet Pumpkin” based on the illustration by ICA used for the “Miku LOVES Famima Campaign 4th Happy Halloween TRICK or MIKU?” launched near Halloween in 2014.

Time for some tricks and treats!

From the SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project’s ‘Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone’ comes a Nendoroid Co-de of the popular ‘Sweet Pumpkin’ module!

The Sweet Pumpkin module was based on the illustration by ICA used for the ‘Miku LOVES Famima Campaign 4th Happy Halloween TRICK or MIKU?’. The colorful outfit has been faithfully recreated from the various little accessory designs to the ribbons on her dress and long twintails! Be sure to add the cute outfit to your collection!

The Nendoroid is priced at 3,000 Yen ($28 USD), with a preorder bonus of an exclusive Sweet Pumpkin badge via Good Smile Online Shop. Preorders will be opened until June 22nd at 21:00 JST, with release date set for October 2016.

Check out the review by Kahotan from Good Smile Company for more photos!

May 202016
 

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The Snow Miku live stream was carried out tonight with many fascinating news to reveal. The live stream opened with recaps, from Magical Mirai 2016 to Project DIVA series for PS4, then moving on to highlights of Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” and Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine design voting.

The colored prototype for Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” was revealed, with preorder and release date announced for May 24th and October, respectively. Below are images showing the prototype nendoroid as presented in the live stream.


The Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine finalists for this year came down to six designs each. Unlike the previous years, this year’s voting took place in live stream and web voting. The web poll will remain open until May 25th, with the final results to be announced at Magical Mirai 2016 on September 9th~11th

Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine outfit design poll

Snow Miku 2017 Finalists

1: 雪ミクさん案 by にぼし : http://piapro.jp/t/1WSt
2: SNOW MIKU 2017☆Stargazer by ゆにぃ : http://www.piapro.jp/t/S5v3?f
3: 雪ミク2017衣装デザイン案 by 9°C : http://piapro.jp/t/PYTJ
4: 雪ミク2017by 西名_にしな! : http://piapro.jp/t/HKTc
5: 雪☆ミク2017 ~type StarSnow by RAHWIA : http://piapro.jp/t/muF1
6: 星観察のミクちゃん by newrein : http://piapro.jp/t/v0kt

Rabbit Yukine 2017 Finalists:

1: スペースユキネ 2017年ユキネ衣装! by ほっほ : http://piapro.jp/t/orR9
2: Rabbit Yukine 2017 プチット・アストロノム by 虹ろ : http://piapro.jp/t/5rSH
3: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by コス(COS): http://piapro.jp/t/GaLe
4: 2017年ラビットユキネ衣装 by 7:24: http://piapro.jp/t/FcI4
5: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by LF : http://piapro.jp/t/r_Id
6: ラビット・ユキネ2017衣装デザイン案 by JING : http://piapro.jp/t/r8Ud

May 182016
 

PS4_mikum_headerIn celebration of the two upcoming Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series titles on PlayStation 4, Sony has announced a Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series-themed PlayStation 4 bundle “Special Pack” for preorder.

The “Special Pack” bundle provides customers the choices of the console color (Jet Black/Glacier White), storage (500 GB/1TB), and up to three bay covers: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone in Jet Black and Glacier White, and Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project ver. in Aqua Blue. The bay covers can also be purchased individually for Jet Black and Glacier White designs.

Preorders are now available at the JP PlayStation Store, with release date set on June 23rd. Preorders of the “Special Pack” bundle will come with two original Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA themes for PlayStation 4.

In related news, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone preorder is now open in Japan until June 22nd. More details in our past article.

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May 172016
 

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According to news via hokanko-alt and Gematsu, the latest Weekly Famitsu has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone will take place in Japan on June 23rd via the PlayStation network.

The main application needed to launch the game, “Prelude”, will be available for free download. However, adding playable songs and modules will require purchasing one (or both) of the following music packs for 4,212 Yen each: “Future Sound” with 120 songs and a focus on Project Diva and Project Diva F series music selection, and “Colorful Tone” with 100 songs and a focus on Project Mirai and Project Diva Arcade music selection. Combined, the two packs also have 340 modules (costumes). More details in our past article.

This means for 8424 Yen ($78), you get practically the entire Project Diva Arcade Future Tone music selection with enhanced visuals over the arcade counterpart. Not bad at all! Preorders start this month, and early bird buyers will be entitled to two PS4 themes as a bonus. Keep in mind the game is available only via the Japanese PlayStation network!