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!

May 212017
 

If you’re living in or near Mexico City and feel up to giving a little exploration of the cultures of other countries, the now-running FICA event (Friend Cultures International Fair in English) at the Zocalo is where Hatsune Miku fans can find an interesting bit of Japan pop culture. If you stop by booth #45 representing Japan, you’ll be able to find a miniaturized projection box on display, featuring Hatsune Miku performing various songs.

The music and videos on display have been provided by various Japanese and Mexican producers, and selection will be changed several times throughout the event. The display comes courtesy by collaboration between the Japanese Embassy and Anime Latam to promote aspects of Japanese pop culture, with Hatsune Miku of course being one of the highlight icons. And although it’s been in operation for only 1 day so far, the display has gathered quite a bit of attention.

About FICA

FICA is a non profit cultural fair event that takes place in the heart of downtown Mexico City at the Zocalo. At the event, all countries which have any diplomatic relationship with Mexico are invited to participate. FICA will be open to the public until June 4th, and runs daily between the hours of 11:00 AM~8:00 PM. Stop by if you have the chance!

May 132017
 

It’s not too often you see a new Hatsune Miku model pop up based on an original design concept, but DigitrevX’s latest project is definitely an awesome one: One of the racing Miku 2016 finalist designs by RSK has been made into a MikuMikuDance model!

For the final 2016 Racing Miku design, Goodsmile Racing decided to incorporate details from all the finalists chosen, including elements from RSK’s submission, into a single design. RSK’s solo design, however, was a popular fan favorite (and one of ours as well!).

RSK’s Racing Miku 2016 Design Submission

The model is freely available for download from DigitrevX’s deviantart. Just be sure to follow all model usage guidelines! Link → http://digitrevx.deviantart.com/art/Racing-Miku-RSK-Ver-MMD-Release-680450730

May 122017
 

The Hatsune Miku Figure-riseBust, teased by BANDAI at several past events, finally got a release date and price announced at the 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show! The bust will become available in August 2017, with a surprisingly low price of 1,944 Yen ($17). Its overall availability, however, is yet to be known. We’ll try to keep you updated!


Photos via dengeki and @sugipack

May 122017
 

Due to the incredible feedback from last year’s Magical Mirai, it has been announced that the “Creators Market” section of the exhibition will be making its return, and bigger than ever!

Last year’s Creators Market area of the exhibition allowed fans to buy music directly from creators featured on Crypton’s KarenT music label. This gave the fans a chance to meet producers such as ATOLS, Yunosuke, Misumi, risou and more in person!


 
Magical Mirai’s announcement says they plan to expand the Creators Market area to introduce even more producers. Mitchie M seemed a little excited and also shared the news, so perhaps we can expect him to make an appearance at the event?

Magical Mirai Creators Market page: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_market.html

May 112017
 


Good news for Hatsune Miku and Goodsmile Racing fans! GSR has re-opened recruitment for Figma level personal sponsors! If you missed the first batch of sponsorship courses, applications for the same benefits will be open again until June 7th at 12:00 PM JST!

Sponsorship Courses Page: http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/

Depending on your sponsorship tier, you’ll be getting a Racing Miku 2017 edition Figma, along with other benefits like rubber straps, baseball caps, umbrellas, jackets and more! If you’d prefer to pledge your support later in the season, Goodsmile Racing also plans to re-open sponsorship courses at the following dates later this year:

July 14th ~ August 30th
October 27th ~ November 30th

Available pledge options become more limited when you wait, so the sooner the better! Additionally, current Nendoroid Racing Miku 2017 sponsor courses are open until May 24th at 11:59 PM JST!

Via GSR Blog
Photo via @ckom