Recent News Roundup: April 1st Edition (Happy April Fools!)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Megurine Luka,Miku News,Project Diva,Software,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 @ 10:27 pm

Illustration by Kenji from Piapro

Happy April 1st, everyone! Today also marks the 7th anniversary of Kasane Teto, who was originally revealed as a “Vocaloid” on April Fools day as a prank in 2008, but actually turned out to be for the newly-announced UTAU software.

While other sites are busy having fun with April Fools, we’ll focus on covering the news event from the past few days. To start, the 3DCG artist Kasoku Sato, best known for creating the movies and models for Mitchie M’sBurenai ai de” and Digi-eye, has teased a Sakura Miku edition of his Hatsune Miku model on twitter.

This could be just for fun, or we may expect to see a Sakura Miku-themed collab with this model and Rhoto’s Digi-Eye AR app. Or perhaps a new Sakura Miku-themed PV altogether?

The Magical Mirai 2015 website updated yesterday to reveal the new main event artwork (by Hoshima), along with the concept art sketches (by Shikimi). The new design seems to take a lot of inspiration from last year’s Magical Mirai 2014 artwork, but still feels new and fresh. Further event information is still TBA. Event website: http://magicalmirai.com/2015/index_en.php

Cute miniature Hatsune Miku and Shiteyan’yo plushies, created by TAITO, were announced as available machine prizes (likely from SEGA UFO catcher machines). The plushies come in 3 varieties with Miku holding an even smaller Shiteyan’yo. The plushies seem to continue from a previous collaboration, where even smaller miniature figures with the same theme were released. Location availability list: https://www.taito.co.jp/prize/item/0000000269

Lastly, Senbonzakura-themed ball-chain figures were announced by TAITO, also as a machine prize. They are available from the listed locations: https://www.taito.co.jp/prize/item/0000000270


 
While seeming like a prank at first, this comes as real news: SEGA has made the Mikudayo mask/head accessory available for Project Diva Arcade Future Tone, and is available starting today (April 1st) with a cost of 1500vp (and we repeat, this is not a joke!). Official announcement video below:

Crypton Future Media couldn’t resist having a little fun on April Fools this year, and has “announced” the company’s own CEO, Hiroyuki Itoh, to have his own VOCALOID V4X software release. A demo clip is even provided on the site. While not actually real, it does serve as an interesting joke to push people to purchase the new Megurine Luka V4X software instead. The “purchase” button for Hiroyuki Itoh V4X simply “runs away” when you attempt to click it (to repeat, this is a prank).

Product Page: http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/prod/vocaloid/hiroyukiv4x.jsp

Recent News Roundup: April 1st Edition (Happy April Fools!)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Megurine Luka,Miku News,Project Diva,Software,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 @ 10:27 pm

Illustration by Kenji from Piapro

Happy April 1st, everyone! Today also marks the 7th anniversary of Kasane Teto, who was originally revealed as a “Vocaloid” on April Fools day as a prank in 2008, but actually turned out to be for the newly-announced UTAU software.

While other sites are busy having fun with April Fools, we’ll focus on covering the news event from the past few days. To start, the 3DCG artist Kasoku Sato, best known for creating the movies and models for Mitchie M’sBurenai ai de” and Digi-eye, has teased a Sakura Miku edition of his Hatsune Miku model on twitter.

This could be just for fun, or we may expect to see a Sakura Miku-themed collab with this model and Rhoto’s Digi-Eye AR app. Or perhaps a new Sakura Miku-themed PV altogether?

The Magical Mirai 2015 website updated yesterday to reveal the new main event artwork (by Hoshima), along with the concept art sketches (by Shikimi). The new design seems to take a lot of inspiration from last year’s Magical Mirai 2014 artwork, but still feels new and fresh. Further event information is still TBA. Event website: http://magicalmirai.com/2015/index_en.php

Cute miniature Hatsune Miku and Shiteyan’yo plushies, created by TAITO, were announced as available machine prizes (likely from SEGA UFO catcher machines). The plushies come in 3 varieties with Miku holding an even smaller Shiteyan’yo. The plushies seem to continue from a previous collaboration, where even smaller miniature figures with the same theme were released. Location availability list: https://www.taito.co.jp/prize/item/0000000269

Lastly, Senbonzakura-themed ball-chain figures were announced by TAITO, also as a machine prize. They are available from the listed locations: https://www.taito.co.jp/prize/item/0000000270


 
While seeming like a prank at first, this comes as real news: SEGA has made the Mikudayo mask/head accessory available for Project Diva Arcade Future Tone, and is available starting today (April 1st) with a cost of 1500vp (and we repeat, this is not a joke!). Official announcement video below:

Crypton Future Media couldn’t resist having a little fun on April Fools this year, and has “announced” the company’s own CEO, Hiroyuki Itoh, to have his own VOCALOID V4X software release. A demo clip is even provided on the site. While not actually real, it does serve as an interesting joke to push people to purchase the new Megurine Luka V4X software instead. The “purchase” button for Hiroyuki Itoh V4X simply “runs away” when you attempt to click it (to repeat, this is a prank).

Product Page: http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/prod/vocaloid/hiroyukiv4x.jsp

March Release DLC Announced For Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Western Version)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Project Diva,Software,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

“Miku Cute” module

SEGA has released today the first batch of March DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (western version), with three releases total planned for the month of March. The content available starting today includes two new rhythm game songs: Solitude’s End by Hikarisyuyo and To the End of Infinity by TsurishiP. Also included is Kagamine Rin’s Black Star and Kagamine Len’s Blue Moon Costume Modules, and four custom UI skins*.

The second batch of DLC arriving on March 17th will include two rhythm game songs, Just Be Friends by Dixie Flatline and Magnet by Minato (RyuuseiP), three custom UI skins*, and five Costume Modules: Fairy Macaron and Nagisa Replica for Megurine Luka, Aile d’Ange for Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka Conflict, and Hatsune Miku’s Snow Miku 2015.

The third and final DLC batch arrives March 31st, and will contain the rhythm game songs Rosary Pale by Shinjou-P and Promise by samfree, three custom UI skins*, and four Costume Modules: Hatsune Miku Cute, Kagamine Rin Cute, and Classic and Campus for Kaito.

All content is cross-buy enabled, meaning that content purchased on either platform functions on both the PS3 and PS Vita, and can be purchased individually on PlayStation Network. For fans who want to own every piece of content, SEGA offers the Costume Club and Song Club, both of which offer more than 25% savings, available on the PlayStation Network.

The full gallery of screenshots and descriptions are available below. *Skins are available for free for the first 39 days after release.

March Release DLC Announced For Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Western Version)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Project Diva,Software,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

“Miku Cute” module

SEGA has released today the first batch of March DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (western version), with three releases total planned for the month of March. The content available starting today includes two new rhythm game songs: Solitude’s End by Hikarisyuyo and To the End of Infinity by TsurishiP. Also included is Kagamine Rin’s Black Star and Kagamine Len’s Blue Moon Costume Modules, and four custom UI skins*.

The second batch of DLC arriving on March 17th will include two rhythm game songs, Just Be Friends by Dixie Flatline and Magnet by Minato (RyuuseiP), three custom UI skins*, and five Costume Modules: Fairy Macaron and Nagisa Replica for Megurine Luka, Aile d’Ange for Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka Conflict, and Hatsune Miku’s Snow Miku 2015.

The third and final DLC batch arrives March 31st, and will contain the rhythm game songs Rosary Pale by Shinjou-P and Promise by samfree, three custom UI skins*, and four Costume Modules: Hatsune Miku Cute, Kagamine Rin Cute, and Classic and Campus for Kaito.

All content is cross-buy enabled, meaning that content purchased on either platform functions on both the PS3 and PS Vita, and can be purchased individually on PlayStation Network. For fans who want to own every piece of content, SEGA offers the Costume Club and Song Club, both of which offer more than 25% savings, available on the PlayStation Network.

The full gallery of screenshots and descriptions are available below. *Skins are available for free for the first 39 days after release.

SEGA Reveals More PV Screenshots and “Mikku Reversi” Mini-game for Project Mirai DX

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Videogames — Written by Mercuryw on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

Click on the image to visit Project Mirai DX website

The recent announcement from SEGA today brings us new information on the Project Mirai DX, including five new PVs, opening movie teaser images, and new mini-game reveal. The game is set to release in North America on May 26th, Japan on May 28th, and Europe on May 29th, 2015.

Newly announced PVs include: PIANO*GIRL, DoReMiFa Rondo, Invisible, Deep Sea Girl, and Common World Domination. The opening movie has been announced to be directed by edielec, renowned as video creator in collaboration with PinocchioP.

Lastly, the announcement features a new mini-game called “Mikku Reversi” where you’ll challenge Miku to a Riversi/Othello game. Miku’s expressions vary depending on her situation on the board (which can change from this to this).

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