A previous news leak from NHK months ago seemed to hint that Snow Miku wrapped buses would appear in Singapore sometime this year, but was quickly removed. However, a more recent press release from the Hokkaido District Transport Bureau has confirmed that these buses will be appearing in Singapore starting October 3rd.
A total of 10 charter buses operated by Singapore Airlines will be wrapped in a skin showing off Snow Miku 2015 on one side, and original art of Hatsune Miku by KEI on the other. The design will also implement graphics of the natural landscape and food of Hokkaido, Sapporo.
The buses will remain in operation until December 25th, 2014. If you’re a resident of Singapore, keep an eye out for them! Previously, Thailand featured the Snow Miku 2013 wrapped trains. So I wonder which other countries will be considered for decorating public transport with Miku-themed wraps?
EDIT: Now we have a photo of one of the buses, thanks to one of our article commenters. Thanks for sharing!
The details of the Pumpkin Dome attraction for the Halloween Party at Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles has been updated to announce a late night dance party featuring three DJ guests!
Titled “Halloween Dance Party With Tune in Tokyo”, the event will feature BIGHEAD/ELEKI, Machigerita and DJ Meirlin as the event’s DJs. The dance is for ages 21+ only, and will take place between Saturday October 11th at 10:00 PM, and October 12th at 2:00 AM. The event ticket price is $15 ($16.30 including ticket fee).
More exciting announcements are still on the way, so don’t miss them. We’ll see you guys at the dance party!
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