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 232017
 

Coming in as a little surprise today, Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Racing Miku 2018 visual by Hiro Kanzaki! Hiro Kanzaki, also known as HanasoumenP or HSP, is a professional trance music artist as well as a talented illustrator. He is most recognized for his illustrations in the popular light novels “Oreimo” and “Eromanga Sensei”. In the Vocaloid community, he has been has been around since June 2008 and most known for his song “Unfragment“.

An image of the prototype Nendoroid was also revealed along with the key visual, based on the original design announced a while back at Magical Mirai this year by kome100. Nendoroid sponsorship courses are expected to open in February 2018. More info regarding the courses is due at later date.

In addition, the official website has been updated with the new visual as well as the race schedule. Fight, GSR!

Goodsmile Racing: http://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/

Dec 222017
 

After the release of the teaser one month ago, the full music video is finally here for the Snow Miku 2018 theme song “Round off the Square Earth” by TOKOTOKO (NishizawasanP), with music video created by mogelatte. The music video features a bright and fun melody with Snow Miku and Yukine enjoying the winter of Hokkaido with everyone, human and animals alike, following the theme of “Animals” this year.

Check out the music video below, or watch it on Nicovideo!

Snow Miku 2018 Site: http://snowmiku.com/2018/
Snow Miku 2018 Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfm_snowmiku

Dec 212017
 

Both TAITO and SEGA had some announcements to make regarding upcoming Hatsune Miku prize figure release events. The first on the list is the 4th and final Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration prize figure in the lineup by TAITO, based on artwork by Apapico. All we have for now is the gorgeous artwork illustrated above to give an idea how it looks, but we should have a better look in a few months!

This figure will be part of a Family Mart Happy Kuji (lottery) event starting April 2018. More details to come later! Official page: http://kuji-honpo.jp/Product/0000000996/


Via Dengeki Hobby, we also have images of SEGA’s soon-releasing Hatsune Miku: Pierretta version prize figure, based on the module for the song “Cat Food” in Project Diva F. The prize figure is expected to officially release in the 4th week of January 2018. Try your chance at winning one from arcades in Japan, or find them from online retailers.

The Hatsune Miku: Pansy ver. prize figure, also made by SEGA, is hitting arcades and stores later this month! This figure’s design is based on the module for the song Weekender Girl, from Project Diva Future Tone. Keep and eye for her if you’d like her added to your collection! SEGA Miku Prize page: http://segaplaza.jp/info/page.php?data_id=121