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

Mar 282018
 

For those wanting the Racing Miku 2018 nendoroid, but not quite needing the extras offered by a Good Smile Racing Sponsors Course, she’s now available as a standalone figure from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and other partner stores!

A Nendoroid of the official character of the 2018 Hatsune Miku GT Project!

The 2018 edition of the official character of the 2018 Hatsune Miku GT Project, Racing Miku, is joining the Nendoroid series! This year’s design is illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki and has been faithfully converted into adorable Nendoroid size! She comes with both a cheerful smiling face plate as well as a bit of a mischievous winking face plate.

Optional parts include the golden staff that was included to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Hatsune Miku GT Project, as well as a Nendoroid-sized car that Miku can even ride! Be sure to add the adorable 2018 edition of the Nendoroid to your collection, and be sure to cheer for the team once again this year!

Included Bonus: Good Smile Racing Coupon Code (GSR issued a statement that the code will serve no function for overseas buyers)

The Racing Miku 2018 nendoroid is priced at 6,000 JPY/$56.99 USD from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and is accepting orders until April 26th at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to release in October 2018. She’s also available from the other stores listed below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Good Smile Company
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Mar 282018
 

The Hatsune Miku x KODO Taiko Special Live 2018 official site receives an all new update today telling us the much anticipated ticket information. Presales lottery will be held on April 4th at 11:00 JST~April 11th at 11:00 JST, where general sales will begin from May 2nd at 10:00 JST onward. Seating options include S seats at 7,500 yen (tax included) and A seats at 6,500 yen (tax included).

In addition to the ticket details, a new note section is now live on the official site. The notes cover from the basics to everything such as prohibiting food and drinks inside the auditorium, warning the visitors to not queue in line a day before at midnight, asking the visitors to refrain from bringing in raw green onions and such. Additionally, an original penlight will be given to all the viewers attending the special live.

The live will be held at NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo on June 2nd~3rd.

Official website: http://kodo-miku.com
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/kodo_miku

Mar 232018
 

The time has finally came! Snow Miku 2019 and her rabbit partner Yukine design submissions are now open! We’re getting a brand new theme for this year, that is, “Princess” in the image of Hokkaido’s Snow. Now is your chance to take on this once-in-a-year opportunity to have your very own designs featured in the next Snow Miku festival! The collaboration opens a little early compare to last year’s. Is it perhaps getting earlier with each year?

Entries are open starting now until April 20th, 2018 at 5:00 PM JST, with the result announcement to follow by the end of August 2018. Please follow the rules below closely otherwise your entries will be invalid!

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
License terms: Please post without licensing

Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.
Submissions may be trimmed and used. Please understand.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here!
  • Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together on your entry as there is no separate submission for the two.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2019年雪ミク衣装” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses.  During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If it all goes well, your submissions will appear on the submission page normally as they should be. Otherwise, you may have to reupload your submissions to fix it. Please follow the steps very closely! We can’t wait to see the submissions from fans. Good luck to everyone!

Submissions page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2019snowmiku/list

Mar 202018
 

Hatsune Miku will once again be performing a collaboration special live with Kodo, Japan’s internationally famous taiko drumming group, as one of the “This is NIPPON Premium Theater” series showing fascinating Japanese arts and culture as part of the Tokyo 2020 official program. It’s been a little over a year since Miku and Kodo first performed together in March 2017.

The live will be held at NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo on June 2nd~3rd, with ticket details to be released on March 28th. A short 15-second trailer is available below in the tweet from the officials today. Stay tuned!

Official website: http://kodo-miku.com
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/kodo_miku