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!

Apr 162018
 

This news report hits a bit closer to home for me, since I live inside the Coachella Valley area of Southern California. And I was sure surprised when I heard news that Hatsune Miku made a brief appearance on stage at the Coachella Music Festival last Friday! Simply dubbed “Coachella”, the event is one of the largest music festivals in the world, drawing artist and visitors from all over.

Miku’s appearance was made in the form of some video jockey (VJ) clips on the large glass screen behind the music group DREAMS (images above) on the evening of April 13th. While the music group is new, the members are not new to music. One member, for example, is Daniel Johns from Silverchair, a 90s music group.

There’s also a recording of Miku’s brief appearance in the tweet below. What do you guys think of the idea of Miku making an actual performance appearance at the Coachella Music Festival in the future?

Apr 122018
 

Today’s Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 update is a big one, as the official website has been updated with the event’s main visual art, featuring Hatsune Miku in an outfit designed and drawn by illustrator Mika Pikazo!

Along with the absolutely adorable and colorful outfit design, the costume detail has also been published to the site. Perfect for those who need to start preparing their own cosplays!

We’re super excited with the reveal of this new outfit design, and look forward to future event announcements, stay tuned!

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/
Special Artwork Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/special.html

Apr 102018
 

A collaboration between Snow Miku and Japan’s Traffic Safety Movement has been announced! Snow Miku, the version of Hatsune Miku that supports Hokkaido, is now helping encourage traffic rules compliance and eradication of drunk driving in Hokkaido!

Artwork for the collaboration comes from @dera_fury, an artist from Hokkaido who also created the design for Snow Miku 2014! Snow Miku is seen in a police officer outfit, and is serving the role of “Traffic Safety Special Public Relations Officer”!

This collaboration comes not long after Snow Miku collaborated with subways in Hokkaido during the Snow Miku festival period to promote train politeness awareness. An odd thing about this particular Traffic Safety collaboration is that drunk driving in itself isn’t a common problem in Japan. But any excuse for more cute Snow Miku collaborations is always welcome!

Watch the newly-released collaboration video below!

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

Apr 082018
 

Round 1 cheer illustration by Kanzaki Hiro

Perhaps not the best start to the SuperGT racing season, but Goodsmile Racing definitely isn’t going out without a fight! After placing 15th in the qualifying race on April 7th, GSR was faced with some pretty difficult odds for the Round 1 race at Okayama.

Despite the setback, they managed to pull ahead 7 positions, ending the race in 8th place and gaining 3 points. The next race of the season will be in Fuji on May 3rd~4th. Fight, GSR!

Photos via GSR Blog and @reporter_e

Apr 032018
 

If you’re one of the lucky owners of your very own Gatebox Miku, you might have been surprised to see your own Miku transform into Sakura Miku on April 2nd, in celebration of the Spring season!

Many excited owners took to twitter to share their photos and videos of Gatebox Miku’s transformation, a couple of which we’ve shared below. It’s currently unknown how long she will remain like this. But like sakura tree blossoms, enjoy your Sakura Miku while she lasts, she might not be around for long!