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!

Oct 212017
 

We recently gathered questions from the Vocaloid community to share with Rella, a well-known and highly popular Hatsune Miku illustrator in the Vocaloid community. Rella moved to Japan recently, which caused a delay, but she finally had the chance to answer our interview request. You asked the questions, here’s what Rella had to say!

MF: MikuFan
Rella: Rella

MF: “Hello, Rella, and thank you for joining us for an interview! There are many followers from overseas that are excited to connect with you and learn more about you and your work. We gathered some questions from fans around the world, we hope you look forward to it!” Continue reading »

Oct 182017
 

We’ve seen Hatsune Miku PC case mods before, but these mods making Miku appear inside your computer case take it to a whole new level.

Using a transparent LCD panel in place of of the normal side panel, the modification makes it appear as if Miku is dancing inside the case itself. This particular creation comes from @nissyan_daze on Twitter, who used an InWin 707 case for the mod. It’s on display at “PC BUILDERS 2” in Osaka, a fan-created event/gathering.

Check out extra images and video below!


The first versions of this mod were originally made back in July 2017, and appeared at OlioSpec in Tokyo. Below is a video of the earlier revision.

Via twitter and akiba-pc

Oct 122017
 

In what has to be the longest Hatsune Miku art exhibition ever showcased, the display in Otemachi, Tokyo definitely looks stunning at 23 meters in length.

The exhibition comes as a collaboration between Crypton Future Media and the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the very same paper that featured a 2 page advertisement celebrating Miku’s 10th anniversary. Over the 10 years, there has been a lot of memories, and a lot of artwork! No wall could ever hope to fit them all, but this display is an impressive feat. Topping it all off, the popular life-sized Miku statue designed by iXima is also displayed at the exhibition.


The exhibition started today (October 13th), and will be open daily between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM until the 5th of November (will be closed October 22nd for Holiday). The location of the exhibition is the Yomiuri Newspaper Building 3F, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. A limited number of gifts are available for free to visitors while the supplies last!

Exhibition Detail: https://info.yomiuri.co.jp/event/exhibition/3392.html

EDIT 10/14/2017: Fan-made introduction video now available!

Oct 112017
 

During their interviews of overseas tourists in Japan, the Japanese television broadcast “Why did you come to Japan?” has recently bumped into Hatsune Miku fans not just once, but twice on their show! The interviews were clearly around the period of Magical Mirai 2017, which likely brought more overseas visitors than any previous events.

The first interview was broadcasted on October 2nd interviewed two male Miku fans from America. One of them has a 12 monitor studio set up, all with Hatsune Miku wallpapers! The second interview on October 9th was with a female fan named Saya Scarlet from Russia (YouTube channel here), who also leads a major Russian Miku fan community. Check out the images and videos below!

Oct 032017
 

Possibly one of the most beautiful Hatsune Miku figures of all time, the Hatsune Miku: Harvest Moon ver. 1/8 scale figure is now available for preorder!

“Won’t you admire the moon with me?”

From the “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku wearing dressed up in outfit based on those seen at the Mid-Autumn Festival in China.

The translucent feeling from the original illustration by Chinese illustrator Rella has been captured as faithfully as possible, with a beautiful sculpt that captures her elegance. The paintwork is also a highlight of the figure, with the gentle colors of the design blending with the translucent parts to create an stunning appearance. Enjoy a moonlit light with the gentle smile of Harvest Moon Miku by your side!

The Harvest Moon ver. figure is available from Good Smile Company’s online shop, as well as other online stores for various prices. GSC’s price is 12,800 JPY ($114 USD), with orders accepted until November 2nd at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship November 2018. Check out the shop links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Use code MF1017 for $10 off!)
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Good Smile Company
> Hobby Search
> Nippon-Yasan

Check out the gallery below, as well as Kahotan’s review on her blog! → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/10/03/hatsune-miku-harvest-moon-ver-character-vocal-series-01-hatsune-miku/