Oct 082017
 

We’re now approaching near the end of the season with the conclusion of the round 7th at Chang international circuit this weekend, plus a refreshing result for the team to boot; Goodsmile Racing places 2nd in the race, and currently takes the lead in 2017 series point ranking.

In early April this year, Goodsmile Racing won the first race of the 2017 Super GT series (and in fact we wrote about about it). It was the team’s first victory of the season since 2014, and served as a very good start of the season. Many fans held hope to see the team wins their 3rd championship since 2011 and 2014.

Perhaps winning the 3rd championship isn’t a distance goal now?

The next and the final round will soon take place at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan on November 11th~12th. Fight, GSR!

 

Sep 302017
 

The Racing Miku 2017 Ver. 1/1 scale figure from Amakuni is now open for preorder! Once exclusive to HobbyJAPAN, she’s also now available online thanks to our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode. The figure stands at a “fairy height” of 25cm, and was sculptured by Lira and Pinpoint.

The long-awaited Hatsune Miku GT Project for 2017 by HobbyJAPAN has finally arrived! based on an illustration by Tony Taka, this figure has a 1/1 height of 9.8″ and was sculptured by Lira and Pinpoint.

With a languid pose, Miku exudes all the traits of a playful fairy. She proudly display two lovely flowers as she moves with the wind, wings translucent. Her etheral outfit and expert mix of mint, white, and pink offer her a delicate sensibility that’s fitting for a fairy you’ll want to display and protect forever.

She is available now for $172 on Tokyo Otaku Mode’s shop with a special 10.99% cash-back bonus. Orders are expected to ship sometime in November 2018. Follow the link below and use the coupon code “MF1017” to get an extra 10 USD off for for all orders above 50 USD until November 10th!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode

Aug 312017
 

It’s August 31st in Japan, and to many Hatsune Miku fans around the globe, it’s the 10th birthday of their favorite twintailed diva Hatsune Miku! The past 10 years hold many precious memories and events to all of us, and our staffs at MikuFan.com have begun compiling these events each year for fans to see. Let’s take a look at this year’s memories together!

  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone Now Released in Americas and Europe on PlayStation 4
  • Twinkle Snow Outfit Set Announced for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Song Contest (Winning entry: “Singularity” by Keisei)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Released
  • Hatsune Miku Figure Showcase At Winter Wonder Festival 2017
  • Official Hatsune Miku Smartphone Cases Released for Latest Sony Xperia Phones
  • Goodsmile Racing’s 2017 Theme Song Released: one feat. Hatsune Miku by AVTechNO!
  • Snow Miku 2018 Design Collaboration Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Illustration Contest
  • Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Compilation Album Illustration Recruitment
  • Hatsune Miku Featured in Big Boi’s Music Video “Kill Jill ft. Killer Mike, Jeezy”
  • Korean Miku Fans Launch Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Advertisement Project
  • VOLKS Announces Deep Sea Girl Outfit for Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku
  • Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibition ~ The World Connected by Isao Tomita exhibition
  • Adobe Announces Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary “MIKU DANCING FES.”
  • 2018 Racing Miku Design Contest Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Theme Song “Sand Planet” (the fastest Vocaloid song to achieve one million views to date)
  • Sasakure.UK Reveals PV for “Hello Planet feat. Hatsune Miku” Made Almost Entirely in MS Paint
  • Gatebox Announces “Living With Hatsune Miku” Project Start, Demo Available At Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku Appointed as PR Character for NewDays x Kewpie “Vegetables Day Campaign”
  • Music Video for “A World Without You Has no Sound or Color” by doriko Now on Youtube
  • Vocaloid Producer Wowaka Returns With New Hatsune Miku Song “Unknown Mother-Goose”
  • Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Updates: Demo Song, Nendoroid, Preorder Date, and Poppro Site Revealed
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Life-Size Statue Teaser Images Released

There were so much announcements, songs, and illustrations released today, and we’re very excited to tell about them. It’ll be quite a long ride. Here are some of the announcements made today!

Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary countdown images now online!

The official Hatsune Miku Twitter account had been counting down to Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary starting from 100 days. Today’s Hatsune Miku countdown illustration comes from KEI, celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary! Check out all the countdown illustrations here → http://piapro.net/miku10th/gallery.html

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders now open! Full demo song released!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders are now open! Preorders are now open on Taobao at 680 yuan (~103 USD) with release scheduled for early September 2017. We have previously covered on the demo, nendoroid teaser, and poppro site reveal recently just this month. The demo song “First Storm” by DECO*27 is also now available in full song, and features illustrations by Rella! Check it out!

Taobao site → http://www.scla.com.cn/hatsunemikuv4c/

Massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi

Enjoy this massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi! The music video features an especially written song for this occasion “Dream to the Future” by EVERGREEN LELAND STUDIO (ELS) and illustrations from over 50 illustrators. Check out the music video below, or watch it on Nicovideo!

Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual and ticket details released

The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual by KEI has been revealed today, and features a black-pink theme dress and a gorgeous crystalline violin. As per usual, there’ll be three types of tickets for sale: “Special Sheet” including exclusive ticket design, official brochure, and more to be announced at later date at 14,800 yen, S seat tickets at 9,000 yen, and A seat tickets at 8,000 yen.

Visitors to Magical Mirai 2017 will get a chance for early ticket reservation via brochure at the booth. Alternatively, presales lottery is expected to begin from September 4th at 12:00 JST. Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 will be held on November 17th and 29th at Osaka Festival Hall and Tokyo International Forum Hall A, respectively.

Official site → http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PC and mobile phone wallpapers, PS4 collaboration models preorders now open

In celebration of the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, Sega has released a special Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX theme wallpaper set for PC and mobile phone. The wallpapers are now available for download for free on the official blog! Go grab them now! → http://info.miku.sega.jp/12907

Sega also announced the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PlayStation 4 collaboration models for preorder starting now! The models come in two variants: “Special Pack” with original top cover (left), theme, and design package priced at 33,480 yen and 38,480 yen for 500 GB and 1TB models, respectively, and the stand-alone top cover (right) priced at 3,000 yen. Preorders are now open at associated Sony Store, with release date scheduled for November 22nd, 2017.

Official site → http://www.sony.jp/playstation/store/special/ps4/miku-ft-dx/

MIKU DANCING FES. celebration video by Adobe Japan released

The MIKU DANCING FES. campaign by Adobe has its celebration movie released today, and features a massive amount of fan submissions (see the full gallery here!). The 15-seconds version of the celebration movie is now available on Youtube, with the full 90-seconds celebration video available on the official site.

Official site → http://www.adobe.com/jp/creativecloud/information/miku10th-fes.html

New Hatsune Miku MMD model releases from Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour

The MMD artists Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour have released their new Hatsune Miku MMD models today in celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary: Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X, REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku (10th), YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, and Sour-type Hatsune Miku models. Interestingly, this would be Tda’s second MMD model ever released to date since the first and only model was the Hatsune Miku Append MMD model released back in 2012

Check out the model preview from REMmaple, YYB, and Sour on Nicovideo and Youtube!

Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X MMD model → http://3d.nicovideo.jp/works/td30681
REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku model (10th) → https://bowlroll.net/file/146102
YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146083 (password: 20170831)
Sour-type Hatsune Miku model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146103

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper features original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima

On the morning of August 31st, a morning edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper released in Japan features an original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima to celebrate Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary. If you’re living in Japan, don’t miss a chance to grab one at nearby convenience stores!

Image source → http://blog.piapro.net/2017/08/n170308281-1.html

Next Miku Expo Announced for Malaysia

The next Miku Expo has been announced for Malaysia! The event features key visual by FeiGiap, and will take place in Kuala Lumpur on December 16th. Not much is known about the event as of now. More details are expected to arrive at later date.

Official site → http://mikuexpo.com/may2017/

MikuFan.com was first created on March 8th, 2008, and it’s been over 9 years for us with over 1,100 articles on our site. Miku has now grown beyond a mere software, and continue to grow in an unpredictable ways. We’re looking forward to the next year’s anniversary, the 20th anniversary, and the years to come after. Thank you for your continued support for our site!





Aug 282017
 

The Figma Racing Miku 2016: TeamUKYO Support ver. is now available for preorder! The figma is based on an original design by Mai Yoneyama, Racing Miku 2016’s illustrator, to cheer on for Good Smile Racing and TeamUKYO’s bicycle racing team!

The 2016 edition of Racing Miku is here to cheer on for TeamUKYO!

GOODSMILE RACING & TeamUKYO’s team manager Ukyo Katayama also leads a bicycle team called TeamUKYO, and Racing Miku is here to cheer them on! This special design of the 2016 edition of Racing Miku has now been transformed into a figma for fans to enjoy by their side.

  • The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to act out a variety of different scenes.
  • A flexible plastic is used in specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
  • She comes with both a cheerful smiling expression and a more serious, confident expression.
  • Optional parts include a drink bottle as well as a partially pre-painted plastic model kit for a bicycle.
  • An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

Preorders are now open on Good Smile Company’s online for 8,300 yen (~$76 USD) until September 28th at 12:00 JST, with release scheduled for February 2018. She’s also available at other online shops. Check out the links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> GSC Online Shop
> Amiami
> Hobby Search

Official Product Page → http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6678/

 

 

Aug 212017
 

The Racing Miku 2017 figure by Good Smile Company is now available for preorder! Her scale is described as “1/1” scale, however, she is “fairy-sized”. So her canon height of 23cm is actually very tiny!

“The official character of the 2017 Hatsune Miku GT Project
A full scale figure of the official character of the Hatsune Miku GT Project “Racing Miku” in her 2017 version. The adorable fairy Miku illustrated by popular artist Tony has been transformed into a figure with careful attention to all of the details of her original design.

The figure makes use of multiple translucent parts in order to being out the see-through feel of the colors on the original illustration. The curves of her flexible, healthy looking body have all been captured to create a figure ready to charm both fans and newcomers alike! Be sure to add the fairy-sized Miku to your collection!”

She’s available starting today from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 13,800 Yen ($127 USD), and will close on September 21st at 12:00 PM JST. Her expected delivery date is July 2018. She’s also available at other online shops. Grab her from the links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan (Coming Soon)
> GSC Online Shop
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Kahotan’s Photo Review → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/08/21/racing-miku-2017/
Official Product Page → http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6655/