May 102018
 

Good Smile Company’s live stream event has finished, and there’s quite a bit of news to share! If you missed your chance to watch it live, you can still cast your votes for Snow Miku 2019’s outfit design on the web poll → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2019/en/index.html

Here’s everything we saw announced and revealed during the stream!

New Figures, Goods & Reveals

  • Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 ver.
  • Nendoroid Racing Miku 2013: Sepang ver.
  • Racing Miku 2017 SPA ver. 1/7 Scale Figure
  • Hatsune Miku: Vintage Dress ver. 1/7 Scale figure
  • “Piyokuru” Product Line Announced
  • Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese ver. GIFT Plushie
  • Tony returns to draw Racing Miku SUZUKA 10HOURS ver. for 2018


 
The last part of the stream was of course the long-awaited community vote! There were 6 finalists to choose from.

Finalist #1: RAHWIA – http://piapro.jp/t/liso
Finalist #2: – L F – – http://piapro.jp/t/70Dn
Finalist #3: mgr – http://piapro.jp/t/1oP2
Finalist #4: ermo – http://piapro.jp/t/Mne6
Finalist #5: トバキョーコ – http://piapro.jp/t/e6cX
Finalist #6: 三日 – http://piapro.jp/t/579f

Outfit design #2 by “- L F -” was the live stream vote with 27.5% of viewers voting in the outfit’s favor! However, this was just the first phase of the voting. You can also cast your vote on the official online poll until May 17th JST! → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2019/en/index.html

Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year, everyone! Kicking off the new year is a Hatsune Miku album released today by Mikai Music on iTunes and Amazon MP3, titled “The First Dream”. This album is the first created using songs with Hatsune Miku’s recently released V4 Chinese vocaloid software.

The album features 9 songs, and is also a great introduction for Hatsune Miku fans to some of the amazing music created by producers using her Chinese ver. software. Check out the crossfade below, the album on iTunes, and be sure to also check out the music videos for many of these songs on Mikai Music’s official YouTube channel!

The First Dream on iTunes → https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-first-dream/1327225599
The First Dream on Amazon MP3 → https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H82Q8F/
Mikai Music Official Channel → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFONQl-be-yxvkWTw1HtA_w

1. Nihao feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
2. The First Dream feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
3. The Miracle Of The Star feat. Hatsune Miku / Jun Kuroda & MusikM
4. Confess feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
5. Holy S**t Grass Snake feat. Hatsune Miku / Uncle McDonald
6. Mutton Soup feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
7. Confess Ver.B feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
8. Mutton Soup Remix feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
9. The First Dream Ver.B feat Hatsune Miku / MusikM

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/

Nov 192017
 

I admittedly haven’t heard too much of the music produced with the recently released Hatsune Miku Chinese voicebank, but this one is definitely what I’d call a star example of what music producers can do with the software. “The Miracle Of The Star” by Mikai Music both looks and sounds beautifully made, and takes on an uplifting Drum and Bass style. A wonderful ride from start to finish!

The song has been fairly popular on Bilibili, reaching 190,000 views since it was uploaded on November 4th. It was also recently shared to YouTube and Nicovideo for overseas fans to enjoy! Check out the official music video below.

Mikai Music Official Site: http://www.mikaimusic.com/
Mikai Music Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFONQl-be-yxvkWTw1HtA_w

Also on Nicovideo and Bilibili

Sep 062017
 

Following the first demo released on her 10th birthday, Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese gets four new demo songs released today along with the product page reveal! Digital download sales also begin starting now!

Hatsune Miku Chinese version sings with fine quality pronunciation and lovely voice.

Hatsune Miku V4 CHINESE” is a virtual singer for Chinese with Hatsune Miku like unique and pretty voice and beautiful and fine quality pronunciation. Consonants and vowels are clear tuned just by typing lyrics and can sing any genres like pops, dance, rock and etc. It has a function to make the VOCALOID voices sounds younger and adjust the brightness. It also supports the glow function, pitch snap function and pitch rendering function. Also, it comes with a standalone application of the vocal editor “Piapro Studio” which has been developed for this product. So you can make it sing a song without going through other music software.

The four new demo songs come from Kairiki bear, Mikai Music, 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI, and PIPPO, with all four being original songs with the exception of “Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (cover).

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese is priced at 10,800 yen (~99 USD) and 11,880 yen (~108 USD) for the digital download and limited package versions, respectively. Shipping for the limited package version will begin in mid September 2017. Check out the demo songs below!

Official product page → http://sonicwire.com/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese limited package edition → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/product/detail/39830
Poppro → http://www.poppro.cn/html/main.html

“Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (link to the original)

“你好~Hello~” by Mikai Music (song, lyrics, and arrangement)
MuiskM (song), 大铭 (lyrics), and Jun Kuroda (arrangement)

“时光船~Time boat~” by 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI (song & arrangement)
小旭音乐-若竹(lyrics)

“花与梦 ~keeping~” by PIPPO