While it’s not quite Winter yet, Daihatsu is starting the season early with a new addition to its lineup of Mira Cocoa vehicles. For the model’s 5th anniversary, Daihatsu has collaborated with Crypton Future Media to release a limited edition Snow Miku themed Mira Cocoa, with the theme name of “Love Local Hokkaido”.
The car features a number of cosmetic changes to match the theme of Snow Miku: A winter blue and white paint job on the exterior, a Hatsune Miku rear emblem, Snow Miku handle cover, blue and white seat covers, Snow Miku tank cover decal, and a Snow Miku roof rail decal.
The car can be yours for the price of 1.7 million Yen (roughly $16,200 USD), but only within Japan, unfortunately. Check out the special page here. If the collaboration doesn’t make sense, just look at it this way: Daihatsu(ne) Mira(i).
Illustration “Happy Birthday Miku!” by Tsuzakitsu Nomi from Pixiv.
Hatsune Miku has finally reached the 7th year of her journey since her first release on August 31st, 2007. Seven is quite a lucky number, and we’ve certainly been lucky to be able to enjoy what she’s been able to bring to the lives of fans around the world for all those years.
The past year has brought brought us the release of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID3 software, the beginning of an international Miku Expo event, a new Racing Miku and Snow Miku design, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd’s international release, and so much more. And not to forget the endless amounts of video, music and illustrative art works.
And as per tradition, artists have taken to Pixiv to overload the servers with a vast amount of illustrations to celebrate the birthday of our beloved virtual diva. Below are some of our personal favorite picks, but you can view the full selection of images for Hatsune Miku’s 7th anniversary from here: http://www.pixiv.net/search.php?word=ミク誕生祭2014
It seems that KarenT isn’t the only one offering up Vocaloid music on a special offer. CDJapan is also offering a special campaign on qualifying Vocaloid albums, books, DVD’s and Blu-Rays.
Until September 1st, all qualifying Vocaloid goods will earn you an additional 10% points back on your purchase, which can be used towards the purchase of future products. They can even be used on figures and accessory items, goods you may not have known they offered.
There’s only 7 days left, so don’t miss out! Check out the campaign page here.
The second revision of the Oculus Rift development kit hasn’t been out long, but the developer CST on Nicovideo already came up with an interesting idea of how to use it. The improved motion sensing of the new dev kit allows for precise head tracking. This allows more realistic interaction within a virtual world, such as sharing a drink with another character.
Combined with the Unity game engine, CST was able to create a program that allows you to enjoy a virtual experience of sharing a drink with Hatsune Miku. “I was always envious of couples sharing drinks, and I was always alone. Now I no longer worry. The future age of sharing straws with Hatsune Miku is here!“, CST commented in the video description.