Following the previous newsannouncements of the next Real Action Heroes Hatsune Miku figure, the April edition of the Hobby Japan magazine has finally been released. Inside is a page showing the official concept art for the “Honey Whip” outfit for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f/F, created by Saitom (also known as the official illustrator for Racing Miku 2013).
This same artwork is being referenced for the next Real Action Heroes figure design, which was the community vote winner. The bottom of the page says that “major followup announcement will come in April”. So unfortunately, this magazine release didn’t tell us much for information, but we may be able to expect orders to open this April.
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The recent announcement from SEGA today brings us new information on the Project Mirai DX, including five new PVs, opening movie teaser images, and new mini-game reveal. The game is set to release in North America on May 26th, Japan on May 28th, and Europe on May 29th, 2015.
Lastly, the announcement features a new mini-game called “Mikku Reversi” where you’ll challenge Miku to a Riversi/Othello game. Miku’s expressions vary depending on her situation on the board (which can change from this to this).
The latest announcement from Good Smile Racing brings us the 2nd recruitment for 2015 Racing Miku Nendoroid courses. The 2nd recruitment will offer the same goods, but will also include an “S” size for apparel. Enrollment will open up in mid-March, and further details will arrive once the date has been finalized. Let’s give the Good Smile Racing team more support than ever this year!
As a side note, the 1st recruitment is still opened and will close at the end of this week on February 28th, JST. Below is a a reveal of the 2015 Racing Miku rubber strap included in all Nendoroid sponsor courses from @gsr_swemy!
Crypton Future Media has recently announced the “Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka” concert album for digital release on iTunes via their own record label, KarenT. Priced at $11.99 USD, the album contains the full concert setlist to reproduce the arrangement of the live concert event.
The track “Wonderland and the Sheep’s Song” by Hachi, however, has been excluded from the album for unknown reasons. All copies of the physical album also appear to have completely sold out online (sorry to be the bearer of bad news!).
As a reminder, the Magical Mirai 2014 blu-ray concert sets (regular and limited) are still availble for order, and are scheduled to ship on March 11th, 2015. Details and available sources can be found here: http://www.mikufan.com/?p=9655
Below is official concert footage of Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka from the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel (blu-ray footage should be much better).
In entertaining recent news, it seems a (currently unknown) Japanese construction company has adopted Hatsune Miku as the (literal) poster girl for their “No Trespassing” posters. A recent photo by @raizinng on twitter revealed the poster for the world to see.
Located at the Toride City intersection in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, the poster shows Miku holding a shovel with a negi (green onion) handle. Hatsune Miku seems to be working many second jobs besides being a virtual idol.