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!

Dec 072017
 

With the holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Miku fans to treat a friend (or themselves!) to something special, and For Fans By Fans (formerly WeLoveFine) is offering a special sale for the month of December. Simply enter “MIKUCUTE30” for 30% off any Miku merch on their store, valid until December 31st. (Now if only they had made it a 39% off sale as tribute to Miku fans)

Store link → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/fandom/fandom-hatsune-miku.html

Dec 072017
 

Gatebox has released a new video update for their “Living With Hatsune Miku Project”, this time showing off their new model featuring the design by LEN[A-7]. Here she’s performing her welcome home greeting for her master.

They say the model is still in development, and the final look may be different. It’s pretty safe to say at this point that the earlier LAT model was just a temporary placeholder.

How would you enjoy having this Miku live with you in your everyday life with Gatebox?

Dec 032017
 

For the first time in nearly 3 years, MikuMikuDance has received an update, although it’s actually a fairly small one. Specifically, the version 9.27 update fixes a mouse bug with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

If you run Windows 10, and encounter issues with the controls in MMD, be sure to grab the latest version from the official site! → http://www.geocities.jp/higuchuu4/index_e.htm

Nov 272017
 

Nothing quite says “celebration” like a nice glass of bubbly, and why not celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary with some sparkling wine (non-alcoholic, of course!).

The 0.0% metallic sparkling wine made by Bodegas Copaboca Bodega and imported from Spain has Halal certification, a Muslim certification agency. The bottle comes turquoise colored, and is available in two different editions: Bottle-only, or a 10th Anniversary box set, which also includes a special glass made by Lehmann Glass, a french company.

The regular edition costs 3900 Yen, while the Box Set costs 7800 Yen. While Rakuten will only ship the item within Japan, you can order this item overseas by using the Tenso proxy, which also conveniently provides an address format for Rakuten. Grab both editions from the links below!

Hatsune Miku 10th Sparkling Wine (Bottle-only): https://item.rakuten.co.jp/wineschool/10002134-390/
Hatsune Miku 10th Sparkling Wine (Box Set): https://item.rakuten.co.jp/wineschool/10002134-393/

Nov 232017
 

With the recent release of Hatsune Miku’s official Chinese Vocaloid software, it was only a matter of time before a figure was released based on her design, and now you can make her your own with Good Smile Company’s latest Nendoroid release!

The electronic diva that also excels at singing in Chinese!
A Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku: V4 CHINESE – the Chinese version of Hatsune Miku known for her silvery and cute voice! The adorable design created by illustrator mamenomoto has been shrunk down to Nendoroid size ensuring she looks as adorable as possible! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a smiling expression and a playful expression with her tongue sticking out!

She also comes with a selection of optional parts that allow you to pose her singing, as well as a writing brush to cheer you on as you produce songs as well as a steaming basket and peach bun for some more playful poses. In addition, she also comes with a musical note hair part which can be attached for some more eye-catching poses! Enjoy the somewhat different Chinese version of Miku in your Nendoroid collection!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: V4 Chinese ver. preorders are open from Good Smile Company’s online shop until December 21st, 12:00 PM JST, with an exclusive heart-shaped hair piece bonus. She’s priced at 4500 Yen ($41 USD), and is scheduled to ship in June 2018. She’s also available from these other shops below, but without the extra hair piece bonus.

> Good Smile Online Shop (Hair piece bonus)
> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Use code MIKU1718 for $5 off)
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

For additional photos, check the gallery below, or Kahotan’s photo review: http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/11/22/nendoroid-hatsune-miku-v4-chinese-character-vocal-series-01-hatsune-miku/