Displayed recently were these fine Snow Miku papercrafts at the Comic World Hong Kong 39. The event was held on March 1st and located in Hong Kong. Several other goods were also on display such as the Love-colored ward, Lat-type Miku papercrafts and Snow Miku clear file.
More papercrafts from the event can be seen on the creator’s facebook page below. For further information on the event, please visit the CMHK website
Photos via @nandakaomo‘s website. Papercrafts by 紙漫糖.
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.
Hatsune Miku fans attempting to visit MikuBook.com today were instead greeted by the above message, announcing the closure of the site. According to a tweet by Crypton Future Media CEO, Hiroyuki Itoh (posted below), the site closure will allow the CFM staff to focus their efforts and resources on other future projects.
MikuBook.com launched in July 2011, with the “Very Early Beta!” release first announced to visitors of Anime Expo 2011, where the massively popular Mikunopolis concert event took place. At first it focused on a community-based Vocaloid music suggestion service, which offered new songs for you to try based on the favorites you chose, and favorites by others.
The site later went on to also host game events, offer news updates, and act as a hub for the “Find Me!” campaign for Miku Expo. We’d like to thank Crypton for their service in providing a site for fans to enjoy, and we look forward to what their future projects hold in store.
You know Hatsune Miku’s presence worldwide is growing when her image is appearing on commercial vehicles. First there were Snow Miku trains in Thailand, then Snow Miku buses in Singapore. However these were all officially endorsed. It’s different when a fan decides to decorate their business vehicle just for fun.
A fan from Japan recently tweeted images of an itasha tow truck in Thailand, fully decorated in Hatsune Miku vinyls wraps. We can only see one side of the vehicle, but we see illustrations from at least five different illustrators, including iXima and Tony. I’m positive that any Hatsune Miku fan would be delighted to see this truck pull up to transport their car.
Photos via @Piro_Shiki on twitter. You can see more photos from the driver’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007986159517
Every year always contains new and exciting surprises for Hatsune Miku and the world of Vocaloid, and 2014 was no exception by any means. Many huge notable events happened this year, and it will surely give 2015 hard time to top. Here is a quick list of just some of the events that happened in the year 2014:
• Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Released in Japan (and later overseas).
• Three new life-sized Hatsune Miku statues were revealed (Wing Shop, Magical Mirai and Sky Town).
• Hatsune Miku Expo events held in Jakarta Indonesia, and Los Angeles and New York in the United States.
• The “Hatsune Miku Project Diva” game series celebrated its 5th anniversary.
• Hatsune Miku cameoed with the popular J-rock band “Bump of Chicken”.
• Many new figures and nendoroids of various types announced and released.
• Hatsune Miku opened for Lady Gaga’s Artpop Ball tour across the United States and Canada.
• Pharrell Williams remixed the Hatsune Miku classic “Last Night, Good Night”.
• “Mikuture”, a free ApiMiku AR app, released worldwide in Japanese and English.
• Project Mirai DX for 3DS announced for Western release (and later for Japan).
• Hatsune Miku celebrates her 7th anniversary.
• Magical Mirai concert events held in Osaka and Tokyo.
• A second Hatsune Miku English voice bank is announced for development.
• Snow Miku 2015 design chosen.
• Hatsune Miku debuts on David Letterman.
• Good Smile Racing wins the 2014 SUPER GT championship.
• 2015 Racing Miku design revealed.
And this is just a small list of everything that happened! We are excited to see what 2015 will bring, and we hope you are, too. Enjoy this New Year’s illustration by Snowmioo from Twitter. Happy new year, everyone!