Oct 202017
 

Back in early October, Hatsune Miku was appointed as the ambassador for the “Cassette Store Day Japan” and had her very own cassette tape announced. The tape comes with 10 songs from the participating producers, as well as a SONOCA card, and decorated with the key visual by MONQ. Once exclusive to Japan, the limited Miku’s tape -10th Anniversary Edition- is now available for international preorder thanks to our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Miku’s Tape -10th Anniversary Edition-

Hatsune Miku has come over all retro for her 10th anniversary and has made a “Miku’s Tape” (see what she did there?) just for you! The 10-track cassette tape features a new illustration by Monq of Miku in appropriately classic street fashion and also includes a SONOCA download card which includes the entire album and accompanying digital data in MP3 format.

The Miku’s tape -10th Anniversary Edition- is currently priced at 26.99 USD on Tokyo Otaku Mode. Follow the link below and use the coupon code “MF1017” to get an extra 10 USD off for for all orders above 50 USD until November 10th! In addition, all Vocaloid items come with 50X TOM Points on the TOM Shop until October 21st at 23:59 PDT. Now is your chance!

Tokyo Otaku Mode product page → https://otakumode.com/shop/59e05a3d8308e65c481c8982/Miku-s-Tape-10th-Anniversary-Edition
More details on the Cassette Store Day Japan 2017 collaboration → http://www.mikufan.com/?p=20633

Oct 192017
 

The official Snow Miku 2018 main visual is finally here, and now live on the official site! Following the theme of “Animals” this year, the Snow Miku 2018 designed by Taichadon is in a shrine maiden costume with red-crown crane as a motif. She stands amidst the snowy night of Hokkaido clouded in a mysterious yet alluring atmosphere.  The main visual is brought to you by the illustrator Yasumo.

Snow Miku 2018 original design by Taichadon → http://piapro.jp/t/u9XO

 

In addition to the main visual reveal, the official site update also brought us an announcement for the live performance “SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018”.  The live performance, which will be held on February 9th~10th, will have daytime and night performances for each days at Zepp Sapporo. Ticket details will follow at later date.

It’s been almost 3 years since the last SNOW MIKU LIVE! in 2015, and that last time Snow Miku herself even showed up to perform. Perhaps something similar will also happen this time?

Daytime performance open 13:00, start 14:00
Night performance open 18:00, start 19:00

The Snow Miku festival 2018 will be held on February 5th~12th, 2018 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Are you ready for Snow Miku 2018? Stay tuned for more details, or checkout our visit to the last year’s event in the meanwhile!

Snow Miku 2018 official site → http://snowmiku.com/2018/
Taichadon on Piapro → http://piapro.jp/hfuasoasj
Yasumo on Pixiv → https://www.pixiv.net/u/871153

Oct 182017
 

We’ve seen Hatsune Miku PC case mods before, but these mods making Miku appear inside your computer case take it to a whole new level.

Using a transparent LCD panel in place of of the normal side panel, the modification makes it appear as if Miku is dancing inside the case itself. This particular creation comes from @nissyan_daze on Twitter, who used an InWin 707 case for the mod. It’s on display at “PC BUILDERS 2” in Osaka, a fan-created event/gathering.

Check out extra images and video below!


The first versions of this mod were originally made back in July 2017, and appeared at OlioSpec in Tokyo. Below is a video of the earlier revision.

Via twitter and akiba-pc

Oct 122017
 

In what has to be the longest Hatsune Miku art exhibition ever showcased, the display in Otemachi, Tokyo definitely looks stunning at 23 meters in length.

The exhibition comes as a collaboration between Crypton Future Media and the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the very same paper that featured a 2 page advertisement celebrating Miku’s 10th anniversary. Over the 10 years, there has been a lot of memories, and a lot of artwork! No wall could ever hope to fit them all, but this display is an impressive feat. Topping it all off, the popular life-sized Miku statue designed by iXima is also displayed at the exhibition.


The exhibition started today (October 13th), and will be open daily between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM until the 5th of November (will be closed October 22nd for Holiday). The location of the exhibition is the Yomiuri Newspaper Building 3F, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. A limited number of gifts are available for free to visitors while the supplies last!

Exhibition Detail: https://info.yomiuri.co.jp/event/exhibition/3392.html

EDIT 10/14/2017: Fan-made introduction video now available!

Oct 112017
 

During their interviews of overseas tourists in Japan, the Japanese television broadcast “Why did you come to Japan?” has recently bumped into Hatsune Miku fans not just once, but twice on their show! The interviews were clearly around the period of Magical Mirai 2017, which likely brought more overseas visitors than any previous events.

The first interview was broadcasted on October 2nd interviewed two male Miku fans from America. One of them has a 12 monitor studio set up, all with Hatsune Miku wallpapers! The second interview on October 9th was with a female fan named Saya Scarlet from Russia (YouTube channel here), who also leads a major Russian Miku fan community. Check out the images and videos below!