Nov 262017
 

The Snow Miku 2018 street car first revealed to the public today, along with the reveal of Snow Miku 2018 Nendoroid and Figma! Every year the Snow Miku street car early reveal exhibition will be held for fans to visit a day before the operation, in the case of this year the operation period will be from tomorrow onward until March 27th, 2018.

Following the theme of “Animals” this year, the Snow Miku 2018 street car features the winning Snow Miku design by Taichadon as a red-crowned crane shrine maiden. The street car is fully decorated inside out with various Snow Miku commodities, and feature a reserved spot for the first public reveal of the Snow Miku 2018 Nendoroid and Figma. Snow Mikudayo also made her appearance today, and we in fact have a short recording of it via tweet by Kahotan from Good Smile Company just below.

Both the Nendoroid and Figma will be available to visitors at the Snow Miku festival and Winter Wonder Festival in February next year, while international preorders are expected to open shortly after the event of Winter Wonder Festival.

Be sure to check out more photos on Kahotan’s blog! https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12330937508.html

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 222017
 

It’s been an amazing wild ride over the past 10 years, with Hatsune Miku growing and reaching out to the world in ways longtime fans like myself would have never dreamed possible. And here we are, soon to celebrate with an Extra Encore Pack for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone on the PS4 in the Americas and Europe!

It will be available for download on Dec. 14 for $7.99 (with proportional European pricing) on the PSN, so get ready to party it up for Miku’s 10th!

The new pack features an updated Photo Mode (with the ability to change the aspect ratio, add stamps and borders, and crop, rotate, and share your photos!), new modules, and two additional songs:

Two New Songs
  • Ghost Rule by DECO*27
  • Suna no Wakusei feat. Hatsune Miku by hachi
Two New Modules
  • Ghost
  • Celebration


 
In addition to the new add-on content, a free patch that includes minor fixes to the game and adds PS4 Pro 4K display support will go live on the same day. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone and the DLC Season Pass (Extra Encore Pack not included) are available on the PlayStation Store now, and the Extra Encore Pack will be available on Dec. 14.

For more info, visit the official site: http://miku.sega.com/futuretone/

Nov 212017
 

Following the demo at Magical Mirai this year, the “Living with Hatsune Miku” project by Gatebox has its key visual revealed in today’s site update, and features none other than the illustrator LEN[A-7], best known as the official illustrator of Magical Mirai 2016. The rare sight of Miku in an apron eagerly waiting at home, outfitted with an original costume, is quite a charming scene to behold.

While the demo featured LAT Miku model, the finalized model will be based on the key visual as shown. The project is due for March 9th, 2018 release. Would you like Hatsune Miku as your virtual home assistant?

Also announced in today’s update is the additional sales details for Gatebox units, which announced to open from November 28th at 12:00 JST to December 11th at 24:00 JST. Be sure to visit the official site listed below for more details!

Official site: https://gatebox.ai/campaign/
Living with Hatsune Miku Project: https://gatebox.ai/livingwithproject/hatsunemiku/index.html

Nov 142017
 

The Vocaloid producer DaniwellP, best known as the original creator of the Nyan Cat song, has been busy with releasing a lot of new content. Among these are new games, songs, albums, and surprisingly, a MikuMikuDance model! DaniwellP is definitely a Hatsune Miku community favorite, so here’s a roundup of his recent works.

If you missed the quick announcement from our social media, DaniwellP created a fun and very addicting webapp called Mikutap, where you can generate random Miku sounds to the rhythm of background music. It’s both uniquely cute and fun! Check out the official trailer above, and the webapp from the official site → https://aidn.jp/mikutap/

Protip: You can add the webapp to your device’s homescreen as an app to quickly launch it from anywhere! Just use Chrome or Safari’s “add to home screen” option.

Daniwell releasing a Hatsune Miku model for MikuMikuDance was definitely an unexpected surprise for sure. Rather than something “life-like” or an attempted mirror of Miku’s normal style, Daniwell went the creative route and went for a more simplistic, block-styled Miku, but with its own unique charm. It even has a neko ear option! Download it from the official site → http://aidn.jp/mmd/box_miku/

Tying in with the MMD model release, Daniwell also created a short music video using the new model, and surprisingly, the Hatsune Miku’s English voicebank. At just 23 seconds in length, it’s perfect to have as your ringtone. In fact, Daniwell also makes it downloadable from his official site, so go nuts! → http://aidn.jp/sound/

Lastly, Daniwell released his 3rd album “UCHU ZENBU” a couple months ago, and it was sadly overlooked by many. But it’s definitely worth a listen and addition to any Hatsune Miku fan’s collection! Check out the official page for all the shop links → https://aidn.jp/daniwell/uz/