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!

Jun 212017
 


 
Taito’s newly announced Hatsune Miku prize figure, the Hatsune Miku Original Summer Dress Ver. Non-Scale Figure, can now be ordered online! Usually you would have to try your luck at arcades within Japan to win such prize figures, but recently direct sales have become more popular as worldwide interest in these figures grew. Prize figures have been increasing in quality, while remaining relatively inexpensive.

Our partners at Tokyo Otaku Mode are offering a chance to reserve yours before she’s unleashed at the arcades in Japan this August! She’s priced at $14.99 USD, with a scheduled release of December 2017 (4 months after Japan release). Please note the figure ships only to the United States and Canada.

Link: https://otakumode.com/fb/8pS

Based on an illustration by Naoki Saito, the Original Summer Dress Ver. of this figure has the beloved Vocaloid in a cute white dress featuring gray and blue sailor uniform details as she holds an eye-catching lifesaver above her~ The semi-transparency of her hair towards the ends adds a nice touch, too, along with the ever-so-slightly visible swimsuit on the inside of her dress.

She reaches a height of 7.1” and comes pre-painted and ready for display~

A secret detail of this figure that others were quick to hush is that this figure is also the castoff variety, allowing you to display Hatsune Miku in her swimsuit if you choose! Cute! (〃ω〃)

Jun 152017
 

 

A Hatsune Miku concert screening was leaked yesterday by Anime Expo when they uploaded the 2017 event schedule, but now we have the full details!

Crypton Future Media staff will be hosting a screening of the Miku Expo 2016 Japan tour concert event on July 2nd from 3:30PM~5:00PM in the Video 2 room at the JW Marriot. Be sure to bring your own glow sticks and join in on the fun! Entry is free to all AX attendees with badges.

Additionally, the same screening will also be played at Hyper Japan in London! Hyper Japan will be hosted from July 14th~16th at Tobacco Dock. More details of the screening schedule will be announced later.

Via @cfm_miku_en and @HYPERJAPANevent

Jun 142017
 

Every Miku fan’s favorite bicycle racing mascot is here! The Racing Miku 2016 TeamUKYO ver. is finally getting the Max Factory quality treatment, after previously appearing as a prize figure. Compared to that version, you can expect significant improvements in the sculpt and details.

The 2016 Racing Miku is here to support TeamUKYO as a scale figure!

The TeamUKYO Support Ver. of the official character of the Hatsune Miku GT Project, “Racing Miku” has been transformed into a scale figure! The illustration by popular animator Mai Yoneyama featuring Racing Miku in a TeamUKYO cycling jersey has been faithfully converted into a 1/7th scale figure.

She has a huge smile her face as she carries a spare bicycle tire and a bag filled with supplies for those who need some replenishment! The adorable Racing Miku is ready to support the team with a smile!

The figure is open for preorder now from Good Smile Company’s online shop, as well as various other partner shops. Preorders from GSC’s shop are available until August 3rd at 12:00 PM JST, with a price of 17,810 Yen ($163 USD), although this will vary among other shops. She’s expected to ship in March 2018.

Check out the shop links and gallery below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode Use code “MikuFan06” for $5 off
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search

Jun 122017
 

At this year’s E3 conference, Ubisoft announced yet another entry to their popular dance game series Just Dance!! And surprise surprise, Hatsune Miku will be making another debut, this time with Oster Project’s popular song Love-colored Ward! However, in Just Dance 2018, it will be simply called “Love Ward”.

After last year’s song choice of PoPiPo for Just Dance 2017, this song choice is a great improvement. How many of you look forward to getting the game due to the song’s inclusion?

The game will be available October 24th, 2017 for the Switch, Wii U, Wii, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4. Check out the official track gameplay below!

Jun 082017
 

Anime Expo has some surprising news for Miku fans attending the event this year! In celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, 3 guest producers from past Miku Expo events will be performing at AX Dance on July 2nd from 7:00 PM!

The guests are BIGHEAD (Miku Expo 2014 theme song artist), HachiojiP (Miku Expo 2016 theme song artist), and Orkestrate (Miku Expo theme song runner-up)! The event has been sponsored by Just Dance (the game series, surprising, right?), and will be quite a memorable event with such a producer lineup gathered for the night. Entry is also free!

Don’t miss it if you’re attending Anime Expo! MikuFan staff will also be attending AX this year once again, and we’ll post details of our visit and giveaways soon!

Event Detail: http://www.anime-expo.org/celebrating-hatsune-mikus-10th-anniversary-dance-party-ax-2017/