Dec 292017
 

Following the press release in October, the very first Hatsune Miku-themed car is getting some new updates today. The main visual for the collaboration project is now out, and comes from the artist Kamogawa, who illustrated the CD jackets of the Vocaloseasons album presented by EXIT TUNES.

In addition to the main visual release, we now have a lead on the release date – Spring 2018. For fans who wish for an early look at the real deal, the exhibition for the Daihatsu Move Canbus Hatsune Miku Ver. has been announced for Sapporo Motor Show 2018, which is to be held at at Sapporo Dome on January 19th~21st, 2018. Be sure to drop by if you’re visiting Japan during those times!

Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu site: https://www.dbsc.co.jp/lp/miku.html
Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daihatsu.miku/

Dec 272017
 

Hatsune Miku will be making an appearance in the bullet train transforming robot anime “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion”, not as a cameo, but a complete role with the accompanying visual released today.

The virtual diva will be playing as an 11 years old pilot for the Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa as “Hatsune Miku”. While the name comes as no surprise, it’s written with the Japanese characters for “pronunciation” (発音ミク) instead of “first” and “sound” (初音ミク).

“Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” is an upcoming TV anime directed by Takahiro Ikezoe based on the line of transforming train toys, where gifted children piloted transforming bullet trains to combat monster that resembles a jet black bullet train. The series will broadcast on the Tokyo Broadcasting System network on Saturdays at 7:00AM JST starting from January 6th, 2018 .

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion official site: http://www.shinkalion.com/

Via Crunchyroll

Dec 252017
 

Merry Christmas, everyone! Or as Miku fans would say, Merry Mikuristmas! For today’s festive day, we would like to announce the results of our Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 plushie giveaway!

The winner of our giveaway is khaz from Washington, United States, who was the first to answer both questions correctly on our giveaway quiz! Congratulations! We reached out to khaz, who had this to say:

“Hatsune Miku is my spirit animal! Thank you Mikufan for helping me keep up with her.”

Question #1: What was Hatsune Miku’s BIGGEST concert appearance?
Answer: Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri

We chose our wording very carefully for this question! We weren’t talking about Hatsune Miku’s biggest concert performance, or even her biggest event. But rather, her BIGGEST concert appearance. And her appearance was certainly the biggest at Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri in 2012, where stood an amazing 10 meters (33 feet) tall! Below is a digest video of the event.

Question #2: Who is the “father” of Hatsune Miku?
Answer: Wataru Sasaki

Yet another very carefully worded question! When we talk about the father of a software, you of course refer to its creator. Many were quick to choose Hiroyuki Itoh for this question, since he’s the CEO of Crypton Future Media. But he wasn’t the creator of Miku’s software! That honor goes to Wataru Sasaki, aka CFM_Wat, or @vocaloid_cv_cfm on twitter, whom many of you may already follow! He was the head engineer behind Crypton Future Media’s Character Vocal series of products, which includes Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, and Megurine Luka.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We here at MikuFan wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Below is a collection of Hatsune Miku Christmas illustrations we gathered from Pixiv, enjoy!






Dec 192017
 

Imagine Hatsune Miku at a size of a miniature Nendoroid, but made with the art of paper folding; even more so, made by you. A Hatsune Miku fan on Twitter by the name “TkyOrigami” has gained a lot of attention recently with the tweet showing Hatsune Miku origami, and comes complete with step-by-step guide for all to follow. Started at a size of a 24cm square paper, the Hatsune Miku origami requires mere 45 steps to complete. Are you up for the challenge?

Try folding the Hatsune Miku origami, or perhaps origamiku, and share with us the results in the comments!

TkyOrigami: https://twitter.com/TkyOrigami

The folding from step 35 to 36 can be quite challenging, so make sure to refer to the video below!

Nov 272017
 

Nothing quite says “celebration” like a nice glass of bubbly, and why not celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary with some sparkling wine (non-alcoholic, of course!).

The 0.0% metallic sparkling wine made by Bodegas Copaboca Bodega and imported from Spain has Halal certification, a Muslim certification agency. The bottle comes turquoise colored, and is available in two different editions: Bottle-only, or a 10th Anniversary box set, which also includes a special glass made by Lehmann Glass, a french company.

The regular edition costs 3900 Yen, while the Box Set costs 7800 Yen. While Rakuten will only ship the item within Japan, you can order this item overseas by using the Tenso proxy, which also conveniently provides an address format for Rakuten. Grab both editions from the links below!

Hatsune Miku 10th Sparkling Wine (Bottle-only): https://item.rakuten.co.jp/wineschool/10002134-390/
Hatsune Miku 10th Sparkling Wine (Box Set): https://item.rakuten.co.jp/wineschool/10002134-393/