Apr 302017
 

As we suspected, the TRICK or MIKU figure by Union Creative has made its way to various online stores! Preorders are now available from the following shops (may be updated as more become available):

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Use coupon code “SpringMikuFan”!)
> CDJapan
> Hobby Search
> Amiami

The highly detailed figure based on an illustration by Hidari is 17cm tall and 18cm wide, posed on a base decorated with candy. Perfect for the Halloween holiday! Like we previously announced, the figure is expected to ship in late October 2017. Check out the gallery below!

Apr 302017
 

The result of the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 music contest is in! The winner is Keisei, with his song titled “Singularity“, congratulations! The announcement comes from a live panel yesterday at Niconico Chokaigi.

Keisei’s music description comment:

Thank you not just for 10 years, but also 20, 100, and I believe far into the distant future.

I surely trust technologies make us happier.
♪♫ ◟¶(⁄•˅̥•∖)⁋ ♪♬

Congratulations to Hatsune Miku for celebrating 10 years!

Keisei’s song will be featured in the live concert this summer at Magical Mirai 2017, which is pretty honorable! You can listen to the song from the piapro player below, or from the piapro link: http://piapro.jp/t/Hxk-

EDIT: Now also featured on the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel!

Apr 292017
 


 
You probably saw the non-painted sculpture of the new Halloween Miku figure teased at the last WonFes, and wanted to know more… And now thanks to Union Creative’s reveal on twitter and figure display at Atre in Akihabara, now we have photos of the painted version, and a preorder starting date!

The 170mm tall figure will go up for preorder on Union Creative’s site on May 1st at 11:00 AM JST. It has a final price of 17,064 Yen, and is expected to ship in October 2017, just in time for Halloween! An acrylic keychain using Hidari’s artwork is also included as a preorder bonus, and measures H72 x W95mm in size. Preorders end on May 28th at 23:59 JST.

A small issue for overseas Miku fans wanting this figure is that Union Creative’s Japanese site (where the figure is listed) does not accept overseas preorder requests. However, Good Smile Company and other online stores are known suppliers of Union Creative figures, so we should hopefully expect this figure to pop up at other shops. Union Creative may also add it to their overseas storefront. We’ll keep you posted!

Official Product Page: http://www.union-creative.net/SHOP/UC701118.html

Apr 282017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest has begun! We’re now approaching the fifth anniversary of Magical Mirai, the holy grail of Hatsune Miku events, which bring us to the theme of the contest: “Anniversary”! Entries will be featured in Magical Mirai 2017, and be rewarded as follows:

The Grand Prix prize includes tickets for Magical Mirai 2017 live performance & exhibition (traveling and accommodation costs excluded) as well as various Magical Mirai 2017 official goods. The Semi-Grand Prix prize includes various Piapro Character official goods.

Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on June 16th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow in July 2017.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, KAITO

Work size / Resolution

29.7 cm x 42 cm (A3 horizontal size)

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Png or jpg format

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

350 dpi or more

Notes

  • Entries are limited to original works.
  • Please note that entries may be trimmed and used.
  • When it comes to printing and using an entry, organizers will convert the entry to CMYK format. Because of this, colors may change slightly due to CMYK conversion. Please be forewarned.
  • There is a case where the creator name can not be written when using the entry. Please understand.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2017_イラスト” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

We’re very excited as Magical Mirai will soon reach 5th anniversary, and the fact that this is the first year to have an illustration contest for the event. Let’s show our spirits to celebrate Magical Mirai 5th anniversary, and good luck to everyone!

Submissions Page →  http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2017_illust/list

Apr 232017
 

If you were a holdout for the accommodations plans for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017, applications are now open for overseas visitors! The plans are perfect for those quick visits, and give you rooms at a hotel near the event venue, along with tickets to the event, and free gifts!

Applications page: http://entame.knt.co.jp/2017/jimagicalmirai/en/

Plans include various 1 night stay options, as well as the benefit of directly buying an SS-rank concert ticket (at additional cost, of course). The free gift is the cute luggage bag tag you see pictured above.

Applications will be open until May 15th @ 12:00 PM JST, or until accommodation space runs out (so you may want to act quickly!).