Snow Miku Shows Love For “Love Local Hokkaido” Themed Daihatsu Mira Cocoa

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Other — Written by jrharbort on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 @ 6:27 am

Promotional artwork by Amemura from Pixiv.

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).

First photo via @totokototoko on twitter.

Last 5 photos via Hatsune Miku Blog

Happy 7th Anniversary, Hatsune Miku!

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Other — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 5:17 am

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:ミク誕生祭2014

Happy 7th Birthday, Hatsune Miku!

6 by えこいくしま on pixiv

Happy Birthday by TID on pixiv

おめでとう by うさしろまに on pixiv

8/31 by 萌葱 on pixiv

ハジメテノオト by Rella on pixiv

~MIKU’S 7TH BIRTHDAY~ by 薯子Chuko on pixiv

miku by mery on pixiv

❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY❤ by 黑川紙 on pixiv

歌姫 by kina on pixiv

Mitchie M Releases Full-Lenght Version of “Burenai ai de”

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Other,Software — Written by Lawrence Elsa on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

An extended version of Mitchie M’s song featured in Rohto’s Digi-Eye AR app has been released on YouTube and Niconico with a complete song and 3DPV.

The YouTube upload of Hatsune Miku’s up-beat love ballad features full English subtitles on the Youtube upload. The video was directed by llcheesell, and the dance choreography was provided by Malo chan (Tatsuro Ogata). The model is the same one used in the AR app, and was modeled by Kasoku Satō (KSK), who also made the model of Miku for the Happy Birthday song in 2012.
Rohto Digi-Eye was exhibited at Magical Mirai in Osaka as well.

CDJapan Hatsune Miku Birthday Special: Earn 10% Extra Points on CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs and Books

Filed under: Albums,Figures,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Other — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 @ 10:51 am

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.

Via Vocaloid Reddit

Greatest Idol by Mitchie M
Miku Color by KEI
Mikupa in Kansai 2013

Share a Drink With Hatsune Miku Using Oculus Rift and Unity Game Engine

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Other,Software — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

Snapshot of the Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 in action.

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.

The demonstration video below features the song “Meteor” by John, and the Tda model edit by Yamamoto. Via Mikustream

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