Aug 302017
 

Celebrate Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary with the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: 10th Anniversary Ver! Preorders for the Nendoroid have begun starting today. The Nendoroid features a bright and colorful ribbon matching the key visual by KEI, and a metallic feels with rainbow gradient. Don’t miss out on the winking face plate!

Hatsune Miku celebrates her 10th anniversary on the 31st August 2017, and her special 10th anniversary illustration has been transformed into a Nendoroid to celebrate! The original character designer of Hatsune Miku, KEI, has worked together with the designer and manga artist Mari Shimazaki to create a vivid illustration to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, which has been faithfully shrunk down into Nendoroid size!

Her colorful body, the iconic ribbon on her back as well as the ribbons in her hair have all been included to capture the more characteristic details of the 10th anniversary version. She comes with two face plates including a lovely smile based on the original illustration, as well as a cute winking expression for all sorts of adorable poses. Be sure to add the commemorative Nendoroid to your collection – the perfect item to celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary!

Preorders are open on Good Smile Company’s online shop at 4,500 yen (~40 USD) until October 12th at 12:00 JST, with release scheduled for January 2018. She’s also available at other online shops. Check out the links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> Good Smile Company’s online shop
> CD Japan
> AmiAmi
> HobbySearch

Official Product Page → http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6680/
Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: 10th Anniversary Ver. special page → http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/en/
Review by Kahotan → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/08/30/nendoroid-hatsune-miku-10th-anniversary-ver/

Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Figure Project Illustration Contest

In addition to the announcement above, Good Smile Company has announced the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration contest on Pixiv starting now! The winning entry will be made into a figure, with the top 100 entries to receive the Hatsune Miku: 10th anniversary 1/7 scale figure as a prize.

Entries must be uploaded with the tag “初音ミク10thイラコン” (copy and paste without quotes), with the time limit sets on October 2nd. Results announcement will follow at later date.

View entries → https://www.pixiv.net/search.php?word=初音ミク10thイラコン

 

Aug 292017
 

In celebration of the upcoming Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, we have a new Hatsune Miku collaboration announced for the “Colopl Rune Story” action RPG mobile game (originated as “White Cat Project” in Japan). The collaboration will be held on August 31st~September 21st featuring in-game Hatsune Miku character, collaboration songs, illustrations, special TV CM, and more!

The mentioned Hatsune Miku character will be available upon completing the first quest from the collaboration event, with more costumes available upon completing more quests. Collecting notes during this event will activate “Fever Time” allowing Miku to transform into her 10th anniversary design by Mari Shimazaki as illustrated by KEI. More than 20 participating illustrators have been announced, with their illustrations listed on the official site.

Also announced are the three newly-written collaboration songs to be featured in game: “Aitaina Seeker” by DECO*27, “S∀MPLING MΘNSTER” by sasakure.UK, and “Narcissism Kawaism” by Mitchie M. Finally, there’ll also be a TV CM featuring a cover of the theme song “Stand Up!” sang by Miku from Mitchie M featuring model by Kasoku Sato and choreography by Yumiko, with more supposedly due at later date.

Check out the illustrators lists, new songs, and TV CM below!

Official site → http://colopl.co.jp/shironekoproject/collabo_miku/

 

Aug 182017
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical 2017 was a big one! The exhibition map has been released, event live streaming plans were announced, autograph sessions with HachiojiP and Doriko, goods updates, Magical Mirai 2017 album benefits, and finally the cosplay show participation details! Check out the info below:

Exhibition Map

Check out the exhibition floor map below! This will come in handy when looking for your favorite vendors at the event.

Event Streaming

On September 2nd, TOKYO MX plans to stream and hour and a half of live footage of the exhibition, along with the following special guest appearances:

  • Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku CV)
  • Asami Shimoda (Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len CV)
  • Kobayashi Onyx
  • Hachioji P
  • Doriko
  • Hiroshi Morita (TOKYOMX)

The stream will take place on TOKYO MX (MX1) broadcasting station.

HachiojiP & Doriko Autograph Sessions

Both HachiojiP and Doriko will be available for autograph sessions. Both will have unique requirements and bonuses. Check them out below!

HachiojiP Autograph Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 12:30, 15:45~, 17:00~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 11:00~, 14:30~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 11:00~, 14:30~, 16:30~

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have ticket from album Last Dance Refrain (shipping August 30th)
BONUS:
Lottery with special prices will be available! Mobile batteries, phone rings, combs, and clear files available.

Doriko Autograph & Photo Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 13:30~, 14:30~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 12:00~, 13:00~, 17:15~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 12:00~, 13:30~, 15:30~

BONUS:
Receive special can badge exchange tickets and special participation tickets if you have any of the following Doriko albums with you: 「君のいない世界には音も色もない」 and 「doriko 10th anniversary tribute」.

Official Goods

11 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai merchandise list! Here’s what’s added: Wall stickers, key cover, temporary tattoos, stamp/seal set, bandana, flake seal (stickers), face pouch/purse, character socks, marriage charms, official hat, full graphic pen case.

Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album Benefit

If you purchase the Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album at the venue, you will receive a limited clear file featuring art by Honwa (pictured above).

Cosplay Show Participation

Show Time: September 2nd @ 11:30~12:30
Ticket Application: 10:30 @ Creative Stage area
Event Detail: Read previous article here.
Rules: Please be dressed in your cosplay and arrive at the Creative Stage area prior to 10:30 AM to receive a show participation ticket. In the event many cosplayers join, tickets will be served on a first-come first-served basis. Characters allowed for cosplay will be limited to Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and Kagamine Rin and Len, or any of their derived characters.

Via Magical Mirai news page

Jul 282017
 

One of the more creative (and tasty!) forms of Hatsune Miku artworks would definitely have to be pancake art! Some talented illustrators/chefs have created these delectable and adorable delights for us to admire. If only we could also taste them! Check them out below!

Tip: If you’re wondering how to make these, it’s all about layering and timing! This step-by-step by LaRietta99 should help: https://twitter.com/LaRicetta99/status/771663225582522372

Jul 202017
 

Goodsmile Racing has announced the 2018 Racing Miku design contest to begin starting from now! This makes the second Racing Miku design contest to date, with the first being the 2016 Racing Miku design contestThere is no theme for this contest, so be as creative as possible! 

Winner with the adopted design will receive a pair of tickets for any race of choice from SUPER GT 2018, and will have his/her name on the Hatsune Miku GT project vehicle. 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 August 17th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow at Magical Mirai 2017 on September 1st~3rd.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku

Work size / Resolution

Not specified

Entry Eligibility

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

File Format

Not specified

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

Not specified

Important Notes

  • Please make sure to draw and submit using the provided template.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “レーシングミク2018” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: 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”.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Submissions Page → http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/racingmiku2018/list