jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!

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 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 152017
 

Japanese manga and game content localizer Seven Seas Entertainment has announced its license acquisition of Hitoshizuku-P × Yama△ and Tsubata Nozaki’s Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night, a three-volume gothic mystery manga series featuring Hatsune Miku other Vocaloids. It will release in single volumes, starting with the first book releasing on May 2nd for $13.99 USA / $15.99 CAN, with two more volumes due at a later date. The story was inspired by the popular Hatsune Miku song “Bad ∞ End ∞ Night“, released in 2012.

Hatsune Miku is a young woman seeking to become an actress, but just as it seems her chance has come, everything is thrown upside down when she finds herself hurled into the “world of stage” within a strange mansion. There she meets seven mysterious, and potentially dangerous, characters. Although each comes with their own secrets, they almost all have one goal in common—find the stolen script pages, or be trapped in this false world forever!

The manga’s first English release will also be printed with an oversize trim, perfect for displays. We’ll post sources for the book later when it releases.

Source: Seven Seas Entertainment

Original Music Video

Jan 102017
 

Get ready to sing and dance with your favorite digital singer and her friends all night long, because the rhythm game Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is now available in the Americas and Europe! A PlayStation®Network exclusive, it kicks off with a bang by giving players 200+ songs for Miku and her digital friends to perform. Newcomers and veterans alike will have new controls to master, and tons of customization thanks an unparalleled amount of costume modules to unlock, including throwbacks to classic SEGA titles – from Sonic and Virtua Fighter, to Valkyria Chronicles and Space Channel 5!

Players can choose their Future Tone collection – from ‘Future Sound,’ a collection of songs centered around the Project DIVA games or ‘Colorful Tone’ which collects songs related to the Project Mirai games and arcade songs. Lovers of all things Miku who purchase both packs will have both hairstyle customizations and exclusive “survival course” added on! Each package is available for $29.99 and the entire Future Tone bundle is specially priced at a discounted $53.99.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone features:

  • Energy to Surpass Miku Herself – As the arcade version of Hatsune Miku, Future Tone amps up the game’s speed and energy, and players will need to master a different style of control, making it the most frenetic Miku rhythm game yet.
  • Choose from Hundreds of Songs – With a final tally of 224 songs across both of Future Tone‘s packages, the game features the most expansive collection of songs yet from Hatsune Miku and her friends.
  • Set the Stage – Dress up Hatsune Miku and her friends with more 340 unique costume modules and accessories across the Future Tone packages. Players who purchase both packages will get access to an exclusive feature where they can mix and match costumes and hairstyles.
  • Bring the House Down –Future Tone takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4 and will present all of the arcade-style action rendered in glorious 1080p/60fps.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is a pure arcade experience – players will be able to unlock songs as they play the songs in any of the game’s up to five difficulties: EASY, NORMAL, HARD, and EXTREME, EXTRA EXTREME, earning the game’s VP currency commensurate to the challenge level. VP can be used to buy new costume modules and customized items to style Miku and her friends in the manner of players’ choosing.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is out now on the PlayStation®Store as a free download that contains two songs. Within the game’s user interface, players can purchase the ‘Colorful Tone’ and/or ‘Future Sound’ packages individually for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99.

Official Site: http://miku.sega.com/futuretone/

Jan 102017
 

December of 2016 was another hot month for new Hatsune Miku songs, and we’ve gathered a list of these songs from nicovideo and organized them by daily popularity. Since some songs would have been uploaded later in the month, it wouldn’t be fair to rank merely by view count alone, so we’re also ranking songs based on average daily views! Which ones are your favorites? Did you have any favorites from December that didn’t make the list? Share them in the comments below!

#1: Dokuhaku by MARETU feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 27th – 75,830 total – 18,958 daily

#2: 拝啓、私の特別な人へ by Kinoshita feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 26th – 74,399 total – 14,880 daily
EDIT: Kinoshita removed the video shortly after this article’s publication, saying he wasn’t happy with the quality of the work. Details here: https://k1n0shita.tumblr.com/post/155676415600/

#3: Dance Robot Dance by Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 6th – 282,143 total – 11,285 daily

#4: Smart wo Mosakusuru by Sasakure.UK feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 29th – 20,915 total – 10,458 daily

#5: Moon Walk Fever by Hinata Denkou feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 3rd – 282,651 total – 10,095 daily

#6: Kire Carry On by Police Piccadilly feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 15th – 105,267 total – 6,580 Daily

#7: Tsuki wo Sagashite by Koyori feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 23rd – 45,276 total – 5,660 daily

#8: Leica by Yamada feat. Hatsune Miku (Dark)

Uploaded Dec 18th – 66,668 total – 5,128 daily

#9: Yuusei Masshirake by PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 25th – 28,389 total – 4,732 daily

#10: Aria by MISUMI feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded Dec 24th – 20,625 total – 3,569 daily