Oct 192017
 

The official Snow Miku 2018 main visual is finally here, and now live on the official site! Following the theme of “Animals” this year, the Snow Miku 2018 designed by Taichadon is in a shrine maiden costume with red-crown crane as a motif. She stands amidst the snowy night of Hokkaido clouded in a mysterious yet alluring atmosphere.  The main visual is brought to you by the illustrator Yasumo.

Snow Miku 2018 original design by Taichadon → http://piapro.jp/t/u9XO

 

In addition to the main visual reveal, the official site update also brought us an announcement for the live performance “SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018”.  The live performance, which will be held on February 9th~10th, will have daytime and night performances for each days at Zepp Sapporo. Ticket details will follow at later date.

It’s been almost 3 years since the last SNOW MIKU LIVE! in 2015, and that last time Snow Miku herself even showed up to perform. Perhaps something similar will also happen this time?

Daytime performance open 13:00, start 14:00
Night performance open 18:00, start 19:00

The Snow Miku festival 2018 will be held on February 5th~12th, 2018 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Are you ready for Snow Miku 2018? Stay tuned for more details, or checkout our visit to the last year’s event in the meanwhile!

Snow Miku 2018 official site → http://snowmiku.com/2018/
Taichadon on Piapro → http://piapro.jp/hfuasoasj
Yasumo on Pixiv → https://www.pixiv.net/u/871153

Aug 312017
 

It’s August 31st in Japan, and to many Hatsune Miku fans around the globe, it’s the 10th birthday of their favorite twintailed diva Hatsune Miku! The past 10 years hold many precious memories and events to all of us, and our staffs at MikuFan.com have begun compiling these events each year for fans to see. Let’s take a look at this year’s memories together!

  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone Now Released in Americas and Europe on PlayStation 4
  • Twinkle Snow Outfit Set Announced for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Song Contest (Winning entry: “Singularity” by Keisei)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Released
  • Hatsune Miku Figure Showcase At Winter Wonder Festival 2017
  • Official Hatsune Miku Smartphone Cases Released for Latest Sony Xperia Phones
  • Goodsmile Racing’s 2017 Theme Song Released: one feat. Hatsune Miku by AVTechNO!
  • Snow Miku 2018 Design Collaboration Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Illustration Contest
  • Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Compilation Album Illustration Recruitment
  • Hatsune Miku Featured in Big Boi’s Music Video “Kill Jill ft. Killer Mike, Jeezy”
  • Korean Miku Fans Launch Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Advertisement Project
  • VOLKS Announces Deep Sea Girl Outfit for Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku
  • Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibition ~ The World Connected by Isao Tomita exhibition
  • Adobe Announces Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary “MIKU DANCING FES.”
  • 2018 Racing Miku Design Contest Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Theme Song “Sand Planet” (the fastest Vocaloid song to achieve one million views to date)
  • Sasakure.UK Reveals PV for “Hello Planet feat. Hatsune Miku” Made Almost Entirely in MS Paint
  • Gatebox Announces “Living With Hatsune Miku” Project Start, Demo Available At Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku Appointed as PR Character for NewDays x Kewpie “Vegetables Day Campaign”
  • Music Video for “A World Without You Has no Sound or Color” by doriko Now on Youtube
  • Vocaloid Producer Wowaka Returns With New Hatsune Miku Song “Unknown Mother-Goose”
  • Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Updates: Demo Song, Nendoroid, Preorder Date, and Poppro Site Revealed
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Life-Size Statue Teaser Images Released

There were so much announcements, songs, and illustrations released today, and we’re very excited to tell about them. It’ll be quite a long ride. Here are some of the announcements made today!

Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary countdown images now online!

The official Hatsune Miku Twitter account had been counting down to Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary starting from 100 days. Today’s Hatsune Miku countdown illustration comes from KEI, celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary! Check out all the countdown illustrations here → http://piapro.net/miku10th/gallery.html

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders now open! Full demo song released!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders are now open! Preorders are now open on Taobao at 680 yuan (~103 USD) with release scheduled for early September 2017. We have previously covered on the demo, nendoroid teaser, and poppro site reveal recently just this month. The demo song “First Storm” by DECO*27 is also now available in full song, and features illustrations by Rella! Check it out!

Taobao site → http://www.scla.com.cn/hatsunemikuv4c/

Massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi

Enjoy this massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi! The music video features an especially written song for this occasion “Dream to the Future” by EVERGREEN LELAND STUDIO (ELS) and illustrations from over 50 illustrators. Check out the music video below, or watch it on Nicovideo!

Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual and ticket details released

The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual by KEI has been revealed today, and features a black-pink theme dress and a gorgeous crystalline violin. As per usual, there’ll be three types of tickets for sale: “Special Sheet” including exclusive ticket design, official brochure, and more to be announced at later date at 14,800 yen, S seat tickets at 9,000 yen, and A seat tickets at 8,000 yen.

Visitors to Magical Mirai 2017 will get a chance for early ticket reservation via brochure at the booth. Alternatively, presales lottery is expected to begin from September 4th at 12:00 JST. Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 will be held on November 17th and 29th at Osaka Festival Hall and Tokyo International Forum Hall A, respectively.

Official site → http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PC and mobile phone wallpapers, PS4 collaboration models preorders now open

In celebration of the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, Sega has released a special Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX theme wallpaper set for PC and mobile phone. The wallpapers are now available for download for free on the official blog! Go grab them now! → http://info.miku.sega.jp/12907

Sega also announced the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PlayStation 4 collaboration models for preorder starting now! The models come in two variants: “Special Pack” with original top cover (left), theme, and design package priced at 33,480 yen and 38,480 yen for 500 GB and 1TB models, respectively, and the stand-alone top cover (right) priced at 3,000 yen. Preorders are now open at associated Sony Store, with release date scheduled for November 22nd, 2017.

Official site → http://www.sony.jp/playstation/store/special/ps4/miku-ft-dx/

MIKU DANCING FES. celebration video by Adobe Japan released

The MIKU DANCING FES. campaign by Adobe has its celebration movie released today, and features a massive amount of fan submissions (see the full gallery here!). The 15-seconds version of the celebration movie is now available on Youtube, with the full 90-seconds celebration video available on the official site.

Official site → http://www.adobe.com/jp/creativecloud/information/miku10th-fes.html

New Hatsune Miku MMD model releases from Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour

The MMD artists Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour have released their new Hatsune Miku MMD models today in celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary: Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X, REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku (10th), YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, and Sour-type Hatsune Miku models. Interestingly, this would be Tda’s second MMD model ever released to date since the first and only model was the Hatsune Miku Append MMD model released back in 2012

Check out the model preview from REMmaple, YYB, and Sour on Nicovideo and Youtube!

Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X MMD model → http://3d.nicovideo.jp/works/td30681
REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku model (10th) → https://bowlroll.net/file/146102
YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146083 (password: 20170831)
Sour-type Hatsune Miku model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146103

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper features original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima

On the morning of August 31st, a morning edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper released in Japan features an original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima to celebrate Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary. If you’re living in Japan, don’t miss a chance to grab one at nearby convenience stores!

Image source → http://blog.piapro.net/2017/08/n170308281-1.html

Next Miku Expo Announced for Malaysia

The next Miku Expo has been announced for Malaysia! The event features key visual by FeiGiap, and will take place in Kuala Lumpur on December 16th. Not much is known about the event as of now. More details are expected to arrive at later date.

Official site → http://mikuexpo.com/may2017/

MikuFan.com was first created on March 8th, 2008, and it’s been over 9 years for us with over 1,100 articles on our site. Miku has now grown beyond a mere software, and continue to grow in an unpredictable ways. We’re looking forward to the next year’s anniversary, the 20th anniversary, and the years to come after. Thank you for your continued support for our site!





May 242017
 

There was a lot of exciting news from Good Smile Company’s livestream event! In the way of new announcements, the beginning of the stream revealed two new figures: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2013 version, and a 1/7 scale figure of Racing Miku 2016: TeamUKYO version!

Next was the Snow Miku 2018 design finalists announcement, with 6 designs chosen. The six finalists were Anzu Natsumikan (#1), Mori (#2), Wanekoto (#3), Komadori Ui (#4), Zaao♪ (#5), and Taicha Don (#6). The initial live stream vote showed the #5 design by Zaao♪ to be the most popular. However, voting isn’t done yet!

Until May 29th, Good Smile Company has opened a web poll on their website where worldwide fans can choose their favorite Snow Miku design out of the 6 finalists. The results will be announced at this year’s Magical Mirai! Cast your vote at the following page:

http://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2018/en/

May 242017
 

The community voting live stream events for Snow Miku 2018’s design begin tonight in about 20 minutes! Here’s several stream sources linked below where you can tune in. There will also be new figure announcements and news for Magical Mirai 2017. We’re unsure if the two sources besides Nicovideo will offer the voting interfaces like we’ve seen with Nicovideo in the past, so show some caution if you use them!

EDIT: Website voting after the streams has also been confirmed. We’ll share details in the next article!







May 082017
 

An official livestream event has been announced by Good Smile Company where we can expect to hear further news about Snow Miku 2018, Racing Miku 2017, new figure announcements, and Magical Mirai 2017! The big highlight of the stream is the community voting for the next Snow Miku design!

Snow Miku 2018 design submissions will close on May 12th JST, from which Good Smile Company will choose several finalist designs. Tune into the live stream event below on May 24th at 7:00 PM JST, and watch for the moment for when it’s time to cast your votes! You can also timeshift to watch the stream later, but you will not be able to vote unless you watch live!

You can submit your own Snow Miku 2018 designs and check submissions from our English guide: http://www.mikufan.com/?p=18413