Sep 152017
 

MikuFan will be interviewing the artist Rella soon, and we’d like our fellow Hatsune Miku fans to participate! If you have any questions that you’d like Rella to answer, you can submit your questions in the comments on this article, or comment on the respective posts on any of our social media linked on our site’s widget (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, etc!).

Question submissions will remain open until September 22nd at 11:59 PM PST! Please make sure to “like” or upvote the questions you like the most, this will help us decide which questions the fans would like answered!

Rella has a long standing as arguably the most popular Hatsune Miku illustrator of all time on Pixiv, with 10 out of the top 20 Hatsune Miku artworks belonging to Rella. Her works are truly beautiful and awe-inspiring! Check out some of the work samples below, or on her Pixiv gallery here → https://pixiv.net/u/163536

Sep 152017
 

The official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 goods store is now open! If you happen to miss out the event or the goods this year, now’s your chance! The store offers goods from the Magical Mirai this year from the special happi, face reel pouch, tattoo stickers, wall stickers, cube-type character stamp set, flake seal, to key cover. Sales will be held until December 22nd at 12:00 JST.

Official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Goods Store: → https://miku-store.com

All orders will have a 1,000 Yen processing fee, along with the EMS shipping fee. All shirts are measured in Japanese sizes, and are offset by 1 size compared to U.S. sizes (Japanese XL is U.S. Large, Japanese Medium is U.S. Small, etc). Please note that orders from the USA site will require address in the USA.

Update: Preorders for the happi will close on September 25th at 12:00 JST, with release scheduled for November 10th. Preordering other items together with the happi will have them shipped together on November 10th

Sep 152017
 

Hatsune Miku has been appointed as the ambassador for the “Cassette Store Day Japan” to be held on October 14th this year. Originating from the UK in 2013, the international annual event “Cassette Store Day” is held in dedication to the classic format of cassette tape.

The key visual filled with street fashion theme and, of course, a cassette tape and a player, comes from MONQ, whom we’re most familiar with as the official illustrator of Magical Mirai 2014. We’re certainly loving the idea behind pairing the world’s digital diva and the good old analog cassette tape together.

Specially announced for this occasion are the “MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition-” and its special counterpart “MIKU’S TAPE -10th- Anniversary Edition Cassette Player Set” to be released on October 14th. Both editions will come with 10 songs from the participating producers and a SONOCA card (setlist below), with the later to come with an exclusive cassette tape player.

The exclusive cassette tape player, decorated with the key visual by MONQ, will come with support for Hi-Fi stereo, auto reverse function, MP3 conversion by USB port, and come included with the software CD. Batteries are supplied via 2 AA batteries or USB port.

 

MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition- setlist

The MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition- is priced at 2,500 yen (tax excluded), while the special edition with cassette tape player is priced at 8,500 yen (tax excluded). Also announced today are the official t-shirts (3,200 yen excluding tax), clear file (300 yen excluding tax), and acrylic key holder (1,000 yen excluding tax). Additional details on the sales will follow up at later date.

Cassette Store Day → http://cassettestoreday.com/
Cassette Store Day Japan → http://cassettestoreday.jp/
SONOCA → http://sonoca.net/

Sep 142017
 

Previously teased at a booth at Magical Mirai 2016, Chara-Ani has now opened reservations for the Jumbo Fuwafuwa ver. Hatsune Miku plushie, as well as the Hatsune Miku ver. Danbo!

The Jumbo Fuwafuwa is the largest plushie of this style (namingly the SEGA plushies line), and stands at a massive 50cm tall! She’s scheduled to ship November 2017 with a retail of 8,640 Yen, or 6,912 Yen with the limited 20% discount applied (must be logged into Chara-Ani). Reservations will close after October 31st, 2017.

Jumbo Fuwafuwa Hatsune Miku plushie: http://www.chara-ani.com/details.aspx?prdid=B17815249

EDIT 9/18/2017 – Second shipment order page: http://www.chara-ani.com/details.aspx?prdid=B17910506


 
Next is the Hatsune Miku ver. Danbo ver. pose-able figure! It’s 5.3cm tall, and has 360-degree pose-able twintails mounted via magnets. It’s expected to ship December 2017 with a retail of 2,000 Yen. Reservations end after December 31st, 2017.

Hatsune Miku ver. Danbo figure: http://www.chara-ani.com/details.aspx?prdid=C17800203


 
Both items are available only via the Japanese Chara-Ani shop, which of course only seems to ship within Japan, so a proxy or friend would be needed to get these. They do have an overseas store, however, where they might be added later, so keep an eye on it! Overseas page → https://us.smaoku.com/store-132523/

Sep 122017
 

Starting today, VOLKS is exhibiting Hatsune Miku Dollfie Dream with a very special traditional Japanese outfit at an event at Kyoto Takashimaya, Japan. The exhibition, titled “ぼくらが日本を継いでいく-琳派・若冲・アニメ-” (no proper English translation available), or just “Rimpa” for short, is an event that pays homage to the “Rimpa” Japanese art style that was created in the 1700s.

Based on an illustration by artist KEI, the traditionally dressed Miku Dollfie will be on display at the venue until September 25th, and entry to the venue is free! There’s no word yet on if this outfit will be made available for order, but we’re sure many DD Miku owners would love it!

Official VOLKS blog post: https://ameblo.jp/blog-dd/entry-12310076610.html