Rohto’s “Hatsune Miku VR LIVE -ALIVE-” Experience at Niconico Chokaigi, HACOSCO VR Headset Introduced

Filed under: Events,Exhibitions,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Software — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 @ 1:02 pm

Hatsune Miku waving to viewers during Virtual Reality event at Niconico Chokaigi

Rohto’s Digi-Eye booth at the recent Niconico Chokaigi event was a large one, and it attracted many viewers due it’s unique large-scale virtual reality attraction featuring Hatsune Miku and Oculus Rift. Titled “Hatsune Miku VR LIVE -ALIVE-“, the event was announced as the largest-of-it’s-kind virtual reality gathering, which allowed 10 simultaneous viewers.

The largely popular Japanese video blog channel “KazuChannel” has shared his experience of the VR event on YouTube.

Teased at the end of the video was a special Rohto Digi-Eye version of the new HACOSCO VR Headset, a simple cardboard-based headset that allows you to turn most smartphones into a virtual reality device. The headset makes use of its own free app for Android and iOS, and even features its own mobile version of “Hatsune Miku VR LIVE -ALIVE-“!

The headset itself is available from Amazon Japan and various book stores in Japan for 1000 Yen ($8.30 USD), so acquiring the headset from overseas may be somewhat difficult. A video showing how to assemble and use your HACOSCO VR headset is available below. Via MikuStream

Japan-based Vocaloid News Blog “Miku Stream” Joins Up With

Filed under: Other — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 @ 11:51 am

Joining the ranks of the partnerships today is Miku Stream, a Japan-based Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid news site operated by Kowhey, and co-edited by one of our own writers, Mercuryw! We’ll be working together to help bring you more news coverage in the future.

You can visit their official site by clicking the banner above, the partner banner on the right, or clicking here. You can also follow their social media pages, listed below:

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Year Long Snow Miku Cafe Announced for Thailand

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by Mercuryw on Friday, May 1st, 2015 @ 3:28 am

Click to visit SNOW TOWN website(EN/TH)

While it never snows in Thailand, it seems Snow Miku has taken quite a liking to the place. Two years ago there were Snow Miku trains, and now Snow Miku returns once more in the form of Snow Miku cafe. Despite the name cafe, you’ll find it offers more than just food and drink.

In this cafe you will find several illustrations, figures, 500+ sets of doujinshi, and a life-sized Hatsune Miku statue. On weekdays customers can enjoy activities such as cosplay photography, illustration sales, and more.

Monthly events will be held where customers can compete in cosplay and illustration competitions to win a tour to Japan, as well as be featured in Japanese magazine. Please note that winners will be selected via votes from customers in the cafe only.

The cafe will take place at SNOW TOWN theme park and will remain open starting from July 1st, 2015 to June 2016. For precise location please visit the SNOW TOWN website.

Impressive Racing Miku 2015 Model For MikuMikuDance Released by Digitrevx

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku News,MMD,Software — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

Official release image by Digitrevx

It’s not often you see a Hatsune Miku model for MikuMikuDance that is so high quality, you’d think it was official. The 3D modeler Digtrevx from Deviantart has created an MMD model based on Racing Miku 2015 that impressively matches what we’ve seen from official illustrations and figures.

The first official demo video was uploaded only yesterday, and today the model is now available for free download. If you plan to use the model, please kindly read the creator’s terms of use. Thanks! You can enjoy the demo video below, featuring the song Decorator by kz.livetune.

Model download:

Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo Preorders Open, Original Mikudayo Re-released

Filed under: Figures,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 @ 9:21 pm

What started out as just a prank is now a reality: Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo is up for preorder and ready to invade your collection (and eventually the world). Preoders are available starting today until June 3rd at 9:00 PM JST.

“Originally created as an April Fools joke in 2013, the cherry blossomed themed version of Mikudayo, ‘Sakura Mikudayo’ is now actually being released! Her strangely thin twin-tails have been covered in cherry blossom patterns for a cuter look than ever before!
Optional parts include three-color ‘hanami dango’ for enjoying the cherry blossoms, as well as Mikudayo’s favorite food – tuna sushi! The incredible detail of the sushi that shares a pink color with the cherry blossoms has Mikudayo most pleased! Be sure to add the late-blooming Sakura Mikudayo to your collection!”

As a character with a fixed (and somewhat creepy) expression, there are no additional faceplates, but you do get a few food accessories for her to enjoy (and hopefully spare devouring your soul). An exclusive bonus item is available only to those that buy from GSC’s online store: A pop candy (cherry flavor color). Alternate online stores also have the figure available, but without the bonus.

Lastly, the original Mikudayo nendoroid is also back up for grabs, with the same end date for preorders. If you don’t yet have the original, ordering both together is a great way to save on shipping (ordering both also makes you insane for wanting two monsters in your home). Both figures are expected to ship August 2015.

Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo
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Nendoroid Mikudayo
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Mikudayo is coming!

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