Jan 312017
 

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest!

Crypton Future Media has announced Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest as of today. Fans are invited to take the rare opportunity to have their songs performed at Magical Mirai, the biggest and most recognized Hatsune Miku concert & exhibition event held in Japan!

Grand Prix prize (1 person)

  • Hatsune Miku will sing your song at Magical Mirai 2017!
  • A pair ticket for Magical Mirai 2017 as well as special goods
  • SONICWIRE gift certificate (100,000 JPY)

Semi-Grand Prix prize (not limited to 1 person)

  • SONICWIRE gift certificate (30,000 JPY)

Recruitment period will begin on February 3rd at 17:00 JST with further details regarding the contest to follow on the same date. The deadline for song submissions will be on April 3rd at 17:00 JST.

Magical Mirai 2017 official site → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/
Magical Mirai official Twitter → https://twitter.com/magicalmirai

Official site →  http://magicalmirai.com/2017/contest/

UPDATE: The song contest has begun on Piapro! In celebration of the announcement, a trial version of Hatsune Miku V4x has been made available on SONICWIRE for a limited time of 39 days! Rules to consider are as follow:

  • Submissions must have vocals created in Hatsune Miku vocal software only.
  • Submissions must be under 4 minutes and 30 seconds in length, in any genre.
  • Submissions must be original, unreleased works not tied to any publishers, independent contracts, or management groups.
  • Submissions must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2017_楽曲” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag.

EDIT: The early tag has a space in it. It has been taken notice, and removed.

Jan 302017
 

What if Hatsune Miku didn’t particularly enjoy dancing to the song in that super viral music video you uploaded the other day? This fanmade action video by Chinese animator 008Gundy features Hatsune Miku expressing her displeasure after they recently featured her in a music video dancing to Gokuraku Jodo by GARNiDELiA. It’s been very popular with Chinese fans, gaining 700,000 views on Bilibili in just 3 days.

The video uses REMmaple’s Hatsune Miku V3 MikuMikuDance model, with impressive animation in 3DS Max. The ending also teases a new video that will be uploaded to 008Gundy’s Bilibili account on February 2nd, local China time.

We don’t want to give any further spoilers, so watch the video below to see what happens, or click the following link if the embedded video doesn’t play: http://www.bilibili.com/video/av8263165/

Jan 262017
 

Snow Miku 1/7 scale figure!

The Snow Miku figure is now open for preorder! The figure is part of the Good Smile Company 15th anniversary, and bases on an original design by MONQ, the official illustrator for Magical Mirai 2015.

The winter songstress speeding through the snow!

The very first scale figure of Snow Miku from Good Smile Company! Snow Miku was designed as a mascot character for Winter in Hokkaido, and this version was illustrated by MONQ in a lovely dynamic pose that has now been carefully converted into a figure with the utmost attention to detail!

Her long, flowing hair makes use of semi-transparent parts for a lovely icy appearance, the snowflake patterns all over the design have been faithfully included, and the sculpt has been carefully tuned to ensure the figure looks great from all sorts of different angles! She has a determined, cool expression on her face with a slight blush on her cheeks and glossy lips that bring out her feminine charm for fans to enjoy in their collection!

Preorders are now available until March 2nd at 12:00 JST. She’s priced at 14,800 yen on Goodsmile’s Online Shop, and is scheduled for release sometime in November  2017. She’s also available for preorder from the following online stores (prices, preorder end dates, and release dates may vary by stores):

> Snow Miku 1/7 Scale Figure on Tokyo Otaku Mode 
> Snow Miku 1/7 Scale Figure on CDJapan
> Snow Miku 1/7 Scale Figure  on Good Smile’s Online Shop
> Snow Miku 1/7 Scale Figure on Hobby Search
> Snow Miku 1/7 Scale Figure on AmiAmi 

Below is a gallery featuring the figure and the official CM!

Jan 252017
 

With Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary drawing closer, EXIT TUNES has decided to create VOCALOHISTORY, a mega-sized music compilation of many of Hatsune Miku’s greatest hits. While the total number of participating producers and songs (49 so far) are still to be confirmed, we do know the collection will span a total of 4 disks (yes, four!), and comes with lots of extras to compliment the large music package. This is also a limited production release of only 3939 sets, which is expected to release on March 15th, 2017.

You can find the album available for overseas shipping from these stores:

> CDJapan 8,000 Yen
> Amiami 8,640 Yen

Here’s what you’ll find in all packages:

– 4 disks with LP-size package.
– Illustration book featuring art from こみね、CHRIS、さいね、鈴ノ助、hatsuko、MACCO、RAHWIA、riria009、wogura.
– Complete collection of 15 original pins from past collections.
– Complete collection of 15 original postcards from past collections.
– LP-sized booklet.

Tracklist:
Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu / cosMo@ Bousou-P
Koi suru VOC@LOID / OSTER project
Yuuhizaka / doriko
Electric enjeu / Yasuo
celluloid / baker
Saihate / Onyx Kobayashi
Poppippo- / Lamaze P
Toruko Koushinkyoku -Owata- / Owata P
Motto Nobiro Bokuno Douga / Hikutsu P
1925 / Yuuto Tomita (tommy/ T-POCKET)
StargazeR / Kotsuban P
VOiCE / Lovely P
Hatsune Miku no Bousou- -Full ver.- / cosMo@ Bousou-P
Riajuu Bakuhatsu shiro! / KAZU-k & Hako Touka (Nayuta Touka)
1/6 -genesis mix- / Vocaliod P (noa)
Sakura Zensen Ijou Nashi / Wataru P
Rolling Girl / wowaka
E? Aa, sou. / Choucho P
Time machine / 1640mP (164 x 40mP)
Hannya Shinkyou Pop / Onuyu P
Torinokocity / 40mP
Himitsu Keisatsu / Buriru
Netoge Haijin Sprechchor / Satsuki ga Tenkomori
Shinpakusuu #0822 / Choucho P
Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga Kanarazu Shindafuri wo Shite imasu. / Hobobi P
Mata Ashita / Fuwari P
Miraisen / 1640mP (164 x 40mP)
Gaikoku Gakudan to Riria / Toma
BadBye / koma’n
Senbonzakura / Kurousa
Ikimasu! Karaoke Ikkyokume / Hobobi P
FREELY TOMORROW / Mitchie M
Sakura no Ame / halyosy
Kochira, Koufuku Anshin Iinkai desu. / Utata P
Black Board / Choucho P
Kazemachi Hello World / add9 (Heri P)
bitter / keeno
Sarishinohara / Mikito P
Tokyo Retro / Scop
Shuuten / cosMo@ Bousou-P
Mousouzei / DECO*27
Time mashin / Onyuu P
Umiyuri Kaiteitan / n-buna
Renai Saiban / 40mP
Tsugihagi Staccato / Toa
Suroo mooshon / Pinocchio P
Exhibition Kuuchuusen / Nayutan Seijin
Meryu- / n-buna
cosMo@ Bousou-P newly written song
etc…

Jan 232017
 

Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. figure!

The Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. figure is now available for preorder! She features an original design by Taiki, the official illustrator of Racing Miku 2015, under the theme of tropical beach and shows lovely tan from the warm sun and clear skies of Thailand.

A figure of the Hatsune Miku GT Project 2015 Ver.’s Thailand Version!

The Hatsune Miku GT Project’s mascot character ‘Racing Miku’ was specially illustrated for the 2015 Thailand race, and that illustration has now been transformed into a 1/8th scale figure!

The original illustration by Taiki and Shigeto Koyama has been faithfully converted into a lovely dynamic figure! Be sure to add her cheerful smile and beautifully tanned skin to your collection and enjoy a Racing Miku with a different charm!

Preorders are now available until February 23rd at 12:00 JST. She’s priced at 12,800 yen on Goodsmile’s Online Shop, and is scheduled for release sometime in July 2017. She’s also available for preorder from the following online stores (prices, preorder end dates, and release dates may vary by stores):

> Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure on Tokyo Otaku Mode
> Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure on CDJapan
> Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure on Good Smile’s Online Shop
> Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure on Hobby Search
> Racing Miku 2015: Thailand Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure on AmiAmi

Below is a gallery featuring the figure and original illustration by Taiki!