Rohto has announced their newest collaboration project with Hatsune Miku today, the VR Special LIVE. The new virtual reality collaboration will feature a full-scale VR live via Oculus Rift, with compatibility of connecting over a total of 10 units in the same space simultaneously. It’ll be viewed in such a way that Miku will always gaze at the fan during their VR experience.
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In addition to the VR, Rohto also announced a new set of goods: warm eye mask(included with a pouch) and a limited Hatsune Miku VR Live Experience Kit. While I did mention that, the two are only available as prizes from sending in Digi-Eye receipt. Another product, the cool eye mask, has also been announced but its details is expected to arrive at a later date.
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The VR experience can be enjoyed via HACOSCO app, available on iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Rohto has announced to release the VR on April 27th, so let’s all look forward to it!
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Niconico Chokaigi 2015 will take place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition on April 25th~26th. Below is the new special movie released by Rohto featuring a look at the VR Special LIVE.
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The Good Smile Company x Piapro collaboration for Snow Miku 2016 has begun! That means you can now submit your designs for not only next year’s official Snow Miku design, but her pet rabbit Yukine as well (yes, even he’s returning again!).
The design theme for submissions this year is “Enjoying Hokkaido Winter Sports“. Winter sports are popular in Hokkaido, so it’s the perfect theme to help spread that bit of extra cheer next year. A required design element is a “Knitted Cap” for Snow Miku’s design, so don’t forget this!
The designs for Snow Miku 2016 and Yukine are to be submitted separately, if you decide to try submitting designs for both. A design template for Snow Miku is provided, which are required for use for this year’s submissions. Yukine has no template, so you are free to think of unique poses.
Before submitting a design, click on the Edit Tags button 「編集」.
Copy and Paste (do not type) the tag ２０１６年雪ミク衣装 into the space if applying for the Snow Miku outfit, or ２０１６年ユキネ衣装 if applying for the Yukine rabbit outfit. (If tag field already has a tag, ignore this step)
Click 「ロックする」 to lock the tag.
Confirm that the Lock Icon is on the left-hand side of your tags, and submit (the tag MUST be locked!).
Once your submission is successfully completed, it can be found listed with the other submissions on the official site. Other participation rules can be found here. The submission deadline is May 11th at 5:00 PM JST! Don’t miss it!
In the most recent news, a Snow Miku wrapped bus has been announced to operate in Tokyo starting from today until May 31st. The collaboration this time is with Hato Bus, one of the most renowned sightseeing tour services in Tokyo.
The Snow Miku wrapped bus will be an exclusive ride for Dynamic Tokyo course, featuring a visit to several Tokyo attractions such as the Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge and many more.
Two different wrappings are applied to the bus, including Snow Miku Sky Town advertisement on one side and Sapporo tourism on the other. The bus will remain in operation up to May 31st. Below are photos of the bus spotted early by twitter user @hajime24.
To learn more about Snow Miku Sky Town, check out our previous article. More information about the tour can be found here: http://www.hatobus.com/en/course/11.html
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
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.