Dec 292017
 

Following the press release in October, the very first Hatsune Miku-themed car is getting some new updates today. The main visual for the collaboration project is now out, and comes from the artist Kamogawa, who illustrated the CD jackets of the Vocaloseasons album presented by EXIT TUNES.

In addition to the main visual release, we now have a lead on the release date – Spring 2018. For fans who wish for an early look at the real deal, the exhibition for the Daihatsu Move Canbus Hatsune Miku Ver. has been announced for Sapporo Motor Show 2018, which is to be held at at Sapporo Dome on January 19th~21st, 2018. Be sure to drop by if you’re visiting Japan during those times!

Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu site: https://www.dbsc.co.jp/lp/miku.html
Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daihatsu.miku/

Dec 272017
 

Hatsune Miku Expo is back again in Summer of next year, and as grand as ever! The event will cover 6 venues across 4 states in the U.S, and one in Mexicio City. We will update the ticket information as it becomes available!

June 29th (Fri) Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Ticket sales start @ 5PM PST → https://www.axs.com/artists/1104816/mikuexpo2018-tickets

July 1st (Sun) City National Civic, San Jose
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 5PM PST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-san-jose-california-07-01-2018/event/1C0054239F0321EC

July 6th (Fri) The Bomb Factory, Dallas
Ticket Sales start January 10th @ 7PM CST → https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1597994-hatsune-miku-expo-2018-dallas/

July 8th (Sun) H.E.B. Center, Austin

Ticket sales start January 10th @ 7:00 PM CST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-cedar-park-texas-07-08-2018/event/3A005425DCF73EBAC

July 12th (Thu) Washington, D.C., The Anthem
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 10AM EST → https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1624560-hatsune-miku-expo-2018-washington/

July 14th (Sat) New York City, Hammerstein Ballroom
Presales start January 9th @ 10AM EST, Normal sales start January 10th @ 8:00 PM EST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-new-york-new-york-07-14-2018/event/00005425E5A25ED1

July 19th (Thu) Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 7PM → http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/hatsune-miku-mexico-distrito-federal-19-07-2018/event/1400542997203B41

Lastly, there is a Miku Expo 2018 song contest, where the grand prize winner will have their song performed at the live events, among other rewards! There’s also two runner-up prizes available. A free trial of Hatsune Miku V4 English and Japanese are available for download to get you started, if you don’t yet own her software! The contest runs until January 31st, 2018. More details on the official contest site → http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018/contest

Dec 272017
 

Hatsune Miku will be making an appearance in the bullet train transforming robot anime “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion”, not as a cameo, but a complete role with the accompanying visual released today.

The virtual diva will be playing as an 11 years old pilot for the Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa as “Hatsune Miku”. While the name comes as no surprise, it’s written with the Japanese characters for “pronunciation” (発音ミク) instead of “first” and “sound” (初音ミク).

“Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” is an upcoming TV anime directed by Takahiro Ikezoe based on the line of transforming train toys, where gifted children piloted transforming bullet trains to combat monster that resembles a jet black bullet train. The series will broadcast on the Tokyo Broadcasting System network on Saturdays at 7:00AM JST starting from January 6th, 2018 .

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion official site: http://www.shinkalion.com/

Via Crunchyroll

Dec 252017
 

Merry Christmas, everyone! Or as Miku fans would say, Merry Mikuristmas! For today’s festive day, we would like to announce the results of our Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 plushie giveaway!

The winner of our giveaway is khaz from Washington, United States, who was the first to answer both questions correctly on our giveaway quiz! Congratulations! We reached out to khaz, who had this to say:

“Hatsune Miku is my spirit animal! Thank you Mikufan for helping me keep up with her.”

Question #1: What was Hatsune Miku’s BIGGEST concert appearance?
Answer: Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri

We chose our wording very carefully for this question! We weren’t talking about Hatsune Miku’s biggest concert performance, or even her biggest event. But rather, her BIGGEST concert appearance. And her appearance was certainly the biggest at Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri in 2012, where stood an amazing 10 meters (33 feet) tall! Below is a digest video of the event.

Question #2: Who is the “father” of Hatsune Miku?
Answer: Wataru Sasaki

Yet another very carefully worded question! When we talk about the father of a software, you of course refer to its creator. Many were quick to choose Hiroyuki Itoh for this question, since he’s the CEO of Crypton Future Media. But he wasn’t the creator of Miku’s software! That honor goes to Wataru Sasaki, aka CFM_Wat, or @vocaloid_cv_cfm on twitter, whom many of you may already follow! He was the head engineer behind Crypton Future Media’s Character Vocal series of products, which includes Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, and Megurine Luka.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We here at MikuFan wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Below is a collection of Hatsune Miku Christmas illustrations we gathered from Pixiv, enjoy!






Dec 232017
 

Coming in as a little surprise today, Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Racing Miku 2018 visual by Hiro Kanzaki! Hiro Kanzaki, also known as HanasoumenP or HSP, is a professional trance music artist as well as a talented illustrator. He is most recognized for his illustrations in the popular light novels “Oreimo” and “Eromanga Sensei”. In the Vocaloid community, he has been has been around since June 2008 and most known for his song “Unfragment“.

An image of the prototype Nendoroid was also revealed along with the key visual, based on the original design announced a while back at Magical Mirai this year by kome100. Nendoroid sponsorship courses are expected to open in February 2018. More info regarding the courses is due at later date.

In addition, the official website has been updated with the new visual as well as the race schedule. Fight, GSR!

Goodsmile Racing: http://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/