May 172017
 

Crypton Future Media has announced an illustration recruitment for Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary compilation album (title to be determined)! The 10th anniversary compilation album will contain legendary songs from over the last decade, and its first press limited edition will include an illustration booklet containing fans’ illustrations from the recruitment (up to 100 illustrations per theme). The two themes are: “Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration” and “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”. 

The album will be released later this year in August 2017. In addition to having your illustration(s) featured in the illustration booklet, additional rewards from the recruitment include original goods and Piapro character gifts. The result announcement will follow in June 2017.

Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on June 15th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow in June 2017.

Target characters

“Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration”
– Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / MEIKO / KAITO

“Your Hatsune Miku illustration”
– Hatsune Miku

Work size / Resolution

A4 size (210 × 297 mm)

Entry Eligibility

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

File Format

Png or jpg format

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

350 dpi or more

Notes

  • Entries are limited to original works.
  • Entries are not limited to one entry per user.
  • Please refrain from submitting your entries to other sites.
  • Please note that entries may be trimmed, rotated, and used.
  • There is a case where the creator name can not be written when using the entry. Please understand.
  • When it comes to printing and using an entry, organizers will convert the entry to CMYK format. Because of this, colors may change slightly due to CMYK conversion. Please be forewarned.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: For the theme “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”, please draw the character alone floating in white background (sample).
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “10周年アルバムコラボ01” or “10周年アルバムコラボ02” (copy and paste without quotes) for the themes “Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration” and “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”, respectively. Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.

“Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration”

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“Your Hatsune Miku illustration”

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May 032017
 

Welovefine has partnered with Hatsune Miku for the upcoming 10th anniversary celebration, and launched a Fan Forge event on Aptil 20th. Artists can submit designs to become shirts, prints, hats, apparel, accessories, bags and more! Selected artworks will earn commissions for each item sold using their works. Fans can also vote for their favorite designs to appear on these products.

The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2017! Fan voting will end sometime after at an unknown date. Check the official collaboration page for full rules, design templates, and submission voting! → http://www.welovefine.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-info.html

Apr 282017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest has begun! We’re now approaching the fifth anniversary of Magical Mirai, the holy grail of Hatsune Miku events, which bring us to the theme of the contest: “Anniversary”! Winning entry will be featured in Magical Mirai 2017, and be rewarded as follows:

The Grand Prix prize includes tickets for Magical Mirai 2017 live performance & exhibition (traveling and accommodation costs excluded) as well as various Magical Mirai 2017 official goods. The Semi-Grand Prix prize includes various Piapro Character official goods.

Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on June 16th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow in July 2017.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, KAITO

Work size / Resolution

29.7 cm x 42 cm (A3 horizontal size)

Entry Eligibility

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

File Format

Png or jpg format

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

350 dpi or more

Notes

  • Entries are limited to original works.
  • Please note that entries may be trimmed and used.
  • When it comes to printing and using an entry, organizers will convert the entry to CMYK format. Because of this, colors may change slightly due to CMYK conversion. Please be forewarned.
  • There is a case where the creator name can not be written when using the entry. Please understand.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2017_イラスト” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.

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We’re very excited as Magical Mirai will soon reach 5th anniversary, and the fact that this is the first year to have an illustration contest for the event. Let’s show our spirits to celebrate Magical Mirai 5th anniversary, and good luck to everyone!

Submissions Page →  http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2017_illust/list

Apr 142017
 

Start warming up your artistic fingers, because the Snow Miku 2018 art design collaboration on Piapro is now open! Next year’s theme is an interesting one, and the collaboration is calling for designs with the theme of “Animals“! So maybe some Hokkaido wildlife can serve for some inspiration?

Your designs for Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine will have a chance at being featured as the 2018 Snow Miku design for various collaborations and goods for next year’s Snow Miku events, including made into official nendoroids and figmas!

There’s some rule changes compared to last year, so make sure to follow these very closely, otherwise your entries will be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on May 12th at 5:00 PM JST!

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Work Size / Resolution

Any, Unspecified

Entry Eligibility

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

File Format

Any, Unspecified

Color Mode

RGB

Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.

Art Submission Notes

> Please use the Nendoroid 3 side chart template when drawing your design! Link → CLICK HERE
> You must draw Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine together on your entry as a set! Do not draw them on separate entries!
> VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure you lock the art submission tag on your design! Tag should be shown as “2018年雪ミク衣装”.
> VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your art is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

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Good luck to everyone that applies! If you wish to check out all the submissions so far, you can find them on the collaboration submissions page. If your submission does not appear on the submissions page linked below, then you missed one of the “VERY IMPORTANT” steps listed above! You will have to reupload your entry to fix it.

Submissions page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2018snowmiku/list

Apr 132017
 

If you go take a peek at the official Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary site, you’ll see the page has been completely updated with a new look and a new main anniversary artwork by KEI (pictured above), designed by Shimazaki Mari! KEI, best known among Miku fans as the original Hatsune Miku artist for her VOCALOID2 boxart, was undeniably the artist of choice for drawing the 10th anniversary artwork. Shimazaki also has past experience with Hatsune Miku as the designer behind the outfit of Racing Miku 2013.

Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Outfit Design Concept by Shimazaki Mari

Artist Comments from KEI

I couldn’t have imagined it has already been 10 years, but before I knew it a decade had passed in the blink of an eye. I felt this special ocassion called for an outfit more beautiful than usual.

Artist Comments from Shimazaki Mari

For the 10th anniversary, I designed a large ribbon on the base design of Hatsune Miku to give an anniversary feeling. Various appearances of Miku were born in the last 10 years, and the rainbow is to wish for many more shapes of Miku to appear in the future as we (the community) grow. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!

On the official anniversary site, you’ll also find a timeline outlining all the major points of Hatsune Miku’s history from her first software release, her first video game, first concert appearances, the birth of Snow Miku and more! Check it all out on the official site! → http://piapro.net/miku10th/