Dec 232017
 

Coming in as a little surprise today, Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Racing Miku 2018 visual by Hiro Kanzaki! Hiro Kanzaki, also known as HanasoumenP or HSP, is a professional trance music artist as well as a talented illustrator. He is most recognized for his illustrations in the popular light novels “Oreimo” and “Eromanga Sensei”. In the Vocaloid community, he has been has been around since June 2008 and most known for his song “Unfragment“.

An image of the prototype Nendoroid was also revealed along with the key visual, based on the original design announced a while back at Magical Mirai this year by kome100. Nendoroid sponsorship courses are expected to open in February 2018. More info regarding the courses is due at later date.

In addition, the official website has been updated with the new visual as well as the race schedule. Fight, GSR!

Goodsmile Racing: http://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/

Dec 212017
 

Both TAITO and SEGA had some announcements to make regarding upcoming Hatsune Miku prize figure release events. The first on the list is the 4th and final Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration prize figure in the lineup by TAITO, based on artwork by Apapico. All we have for now is the gorgeous artwork illustrated above to give an idea how it looks, but we should have a better look in a few months!

This figure will be part of a Family Mart Happy Kuji (lottery) event starting April 2018. More details to come later! Official page: http://kuji-honpo.jp/Product/0000000996/


Via Dengeki Hobby, we also have images of SEGA’s soon-releasing Hatsune Miku: Pierretta version prize figure, based on the module for the song “Cat Food” in Project Diva F. The prize figure is expected to officially release in the 4th week of January 2018. Try your chance at winning one from arcades in Japan, or find them from online retailers.

The Hatsune Miku: Pansy ver. prize figure, also made by SEGA, is hitting arcades and stores later this month! This figure’s design is based on the module for the song Weekender Girl, from Project Diva Future Tone. Keep and eye for her if you’d like her added to your collection! SEGA Miku Prize page: http://segaplaza.jp/info/page.php?data_id=121

Dec 192017
 

In celebration of one of our official twitter accounts reaching its 3,939 follower milestone, we’re giving away a Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 plushie!

Simply answer the two questions correctly on the form below, think about your answers carefully! We’ll announce and contact the winner on December 31st, 2017 after we confirm they have answered both questions correctly, or if there’s no winner, we’ll award the plushie on the 31st to the person with the closest answers.

Good luck to everyone!

-= EDITED 12/20 @ 4:39 PM PST =-

The giveaway has a winner! We’ll announce the winner, as well as the correct answers to the giveaway, on December 25th! Thank you to all who participated!

Dec 172017
 

The Snow Miku goods previously exclusive to the Snow Miku Sky Town shop in Sapporo, Japan are now available online! Our partners at Tokyo Otaku Mode have worked with Crypton Future Media to be able to offer them to fans outside Japan. Don’t miss out this chance!

Use code MIKU1718 for $5 off! → https://goo.gl/DCYpjy
Other Vocaloid goods → https://goo.gl/1XdYRf

Snow Miku Sky Town official website → http://snowmiku.com/skytown/index_en.html

Dec 152017
 

With the mobile game Hatsune Speed: Hatsune Miku Roller Skating Music now released in China, here’s a quick guide detailing how to download, register an account, and login to play the game from almost anywhere in the world.

Keep in mind the game is still in open beta, so the servers and game often go down for maintenance and updates. Feel free to contribute any extra gameplay details and guides in the comments below!

Step 1: Download the game

First go to http://miku.163.com, and download and install the game using the pink button, as shown on the image above. Please note Android users may have to enable ‘allow installation from unknown sources’. iOS users may need to register a Chinese Apple ID.

Step 2: Register a dummy @163.com email

Because China often only allows site and game registrations using China-based email addresses, we need to set up a quick @163.com email address, which is easy and takes only a minute by following the image above. Use a valid mobile phone number! To get to the registration page, go here (if using mobile, force the browser into “desktop mode”): http://reg.email.163.com/

Step 3: Login to the game

Now load up the game, and then you can login using the email you just registered by clicking the icon above! This is highly recommended for keeping track of your game progress across multiple devices, otherwise all your data may be lost if you choose to play using a temporary account.

Enjoy the game, and please feel free to contribute any useful tips and guides in the comments below!