Aug 102015
 

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Following the recent and surprising announcement, SEGA has released details on the illustration collaboration with Piapro for the new Project Diva game. We’ve been very eager to see further announcement on this matter.

The goal of this collaboration is to gather illustrations for end credits in the new Project Diva, and ignite an explosion of creativity among the community. Rules and instructions regarding the collaboration are gathered below.

Rules and Instructions:

  • The collaboration consists of two themes, with 100 winning illustrations each
    • Theme A: “To Miku and Friends, Thank You” / “From Miku and Friends, Thank You”
    • Theme B: “Your Ideal Live (Concert)”
  • Before submitting a design, click on the Edit Tags button 「編集」
  • Copy and Paste (do not type) the tag “SEGA06コラボA” or “SEGA06コラボB” into the space for tag entry, then Click 「ロックする」 to lock the tag.
  • Confirm that the Lock Icon is on the left-hand side of your tags, then submit (the tag MUST be locked!)

Important notes

  • Target characters include Miku, Rin & Len, Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO
  • Image size must exceed 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels (ratio 16:9) in JPEG format
  • Color Mode: RGB
  • Resolution must be 350 dpi or more
  • Piapro license and agreement must be accepted

A total of 200 illustrations will be recruited and used in the new Project Diva, which remains a mystery for now. The collaboration begins now up to September 9th at 9:00 JST. All the winning illustrations will be announced shortly after on October 12th.

Click to enter the collaboration page on Piapro

Lastly, the project is hinted by Sega to be presented at Magical Mirai 2015 on September 4th~6th. The winners will be rewarded with a gift from SEGA, which is left as a surprise for now.

Dec 132014
 

Some of you may remember our previous announcement of the first round of Hatsune Miku V3 merchandise offered by COSPA. They have just announced a second wave of new Miku V3 merch, and since Kaito and Meiko have both since gotten their own V3 release, they also have goods included in this announcement!

The list of items include full-graphic T-shirts, tapestries and straps. The delivery time varies between February and March 2015, depending on the item. As a reminder, Japanese sizes differ from U.S. sizes. A Japanese XL is the same size as a U.S. Large, and a Japanese Medium is the same size as a U.S. Small, etc. Prorders don’t have an actual end date, and will close once the order limits are reached.

Hatsune Miku V3 Shirt ver.2.0 (Full Graphic)

Expected Ship Date: Early March 2015
Order From CDJapan (6000 Yen): S | M | L | XL
Order from Amiami (6480 Yen): S | M | L | XL

 

Hatsune Miku V3 Shirt ver.2.0 (Black & White)

Expected Ship Date: Mid-February 2015
Order From CDJapan (2900 Yen): S | M | L | XL
Order from Amiami (3132 Yen): S | M | L | XL

 

Hatsune Miku V3 Tapestry ver.2.0

Expected Ship Date: Late February 2015
Order from CDJapan (3800 Yen): [Link]
Order from Amiami (4104 Yen): [Link]

 

Hatsune Miku V3 Strap and Messenger Bag ver.2.0

Expected Ship Dates: Late February 2015 (Strap) and Mid-February (Bag)
Order from CDJapan: Strap (800 Yen) | Messenger Bag (4200 Yen)
Order from Amiami: Strap (864 Yen) | Messenger Bag (4536 Yen)

 
Of course, we did mention matching merchandise releases for Meiko and Kaito, and here they are:

Kaito V3 merchandise on CDJapan: [Link]
Kaito V3 merchandise on Amiami: [Link]
Meiko V3 marchandise on CDJapan: [Link]
Meiko V3 merchandise on Amiami: [Link]

Aug 052014
 


 
COSPA will be releasing rubber keychain and strap sets of Crypton Future Media’s characters this October. All Cryptonloids are featured, which includes Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin and Len, Meiko and Kaito. Each character comes in two styles: A keychain for use on backpacks, handbags or key sets, or a strap that fits into the headphone jack of any mobile device.

Hatsune Miku: Keychain | Strap
Megurine Luka: Keychain | Strap
Kagamine Rin: Keychain | Strap
Kagamine Len: Keychain | Strap
Meiko: Keychain | Strap
Kaito: Keychain | Strap

The straps can be found on Amiami for just 648 Yen each, and their small size also makes them convenient to bundle with other orders without increasing the shipping costs (shipping for the strap alone would normally be more than the strap itself). They are available for preorder now, and scheduled to release sometime in late October.


Closeup View of the Hatsune Miku Rubber Strap


Via Hatsune Miku Official Blog

May 272014
 

One of the largest Vocaloid albums to date, and likely the largest digital release, Vocaloid Parade was a massive collaboration project that brought together the efforts of 35 different producers from all over the world for a total of 36 songs. Despite the album’s massive size, it has a rather tiny price point: Only $9.99 for all 36 songs. It features several vocaloids including Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, GUMI, Yuzuki Yukari and more. Give the crossfade below a listen.

If the album or just a single song tickles your fancy, you can find it available on all global iTunes stores: https://itunes.apple.com/album/bokaronoparedo-feat.-chu-yinmiku/id872541010

Album Announcement Poster (Click for larger)

Jan 302014
 


 
After the success of the past WeLoveFine shirt designs in collaboration with Crypton Future Media and the community, WeLoveFine is further expanding their selection with several new designs: Two new tops for Rin and Len fans, and 5 new Hatsune Miku shirts based on judging staff favorites from the design contest.

The previous “I am Hatsune Miku” tanks proved quite popular, so a Rin and Len version are being added into the mix. Be sure to check out the full selection available from WeLoveFine’s site. Lastly, keep an eye out for possible upcoming promotions between MikuFan and WeLoveFine. More announcements hopefully coming soon!