The diva and the goddess, Hatsune Miku, has made an appearance in a popular RPG mobile app “Brave Frontier” for a limited time period, under a collaboration title “Songstress of Light”. Players will be able to freely meet and engage in battle against Miku in Vortex dungeon, facing her as the final boss “Diva Hatsune Miku”.
The game will also feature Miku Expo theme song, Sharing The World by ELEKI/BIGHEAD, as the boss BGM. Despite the collaboration title, Miku is an earth-type unit. Players will be able to acquire her as their unit by winning against her in the dungeon, but be alerted that she is strong.
The collaboration starts at October 9th, 07:00 PST and ends at October 20th, 06:59 PST. At level 60, players have a choice to evolve Diva Hatsune Miku to Goddess Hatsune Miku, which is Hatsune Miku Append in appearance.
Source: Brave Frontier’s forum.
Mikuture, an augmented reality photo app, is looking for photos from fans to be used for promoting the app. The announcement was recently made today via official Mikuture twitter account.
Fans will then take the best photo with Mikuture app, and proceed to submit them on twitter using the following tag: ＃みくちゃ写真集. Submitted photos will be carefully selected by Mikuture on twitter.
(Click on the tag to view submitted photos)
Mikuture is an augmented reality app that is available to enjoy on both Android and iOS platforms. The app requires at least Android 4.0 or iOS 7.0 or above to operate. Further details on the app can be found in our article here.
The more, the merrier! Image via pixiv.
It is always an interesting and fun to make new connections and friends within the Vocaloid community. Especially on an international level. That’s what makes the community so awesome!
So Mikufan is proud to announce two new site partners. Both of which offer something unique and enjoyable for everyone.
Mikustar is a relatively new fansite that started out aimed at the Canadian fanbase. But the owner Scott has recently broadened his reach to become a North American fansite. You’ll find updates on news, character bios, and also unique art done specially for Mikustar. So go check them out!
The second newest partner is Tokiko’s Diary Sapporo, which is a Japanese blog written by a user living directly in Sapporo. The hometown of Hatsune Miku herself! The site is in Japanese, but she offers a translation button to help with understanding what the articles are about. You’ll find interesting picture stories on daily activities such as cooking, TV broadcasts, outdoor expeditions, etc. But all done using her cute Nendo figurines, and various accessories.
You can find the sites listed on the right under “Partner Sites”, making browsing between sites a simple one click process. I’m proud to make these connections, and I hope everyone enjoys what both sites have to offer!
Well, something like that. To keep things short and sweet, I’ll just quickly introduce myself.
I simply go by the name of jrharbort (no, not Junior) and I’ve been a very happy member of the Vocaloid community for almost 4 years now.
Thanks to rather unusual and funny circumstances, I have been invited by Erik to be a contributor to this site. The details of which can be read in the comments of the previous post. A surprising twist indeed, but a happy one.
Starting today, I’ll be taking on the responsibility of a news writer for the site. Thank you very much to the people of Mikufan for the opportunity, and I hope everyone else watching will enjoy what I have to contribute.
Just don’t touch the leeks, and we should all get along just fine. =P
As many of you know, the number one source for the latest Hatsune Miku songs and videos always has been and always will be NicoNicoVideo.
Improving buffering speeds with a Japanese VPN
With the recent changes on the latest version of nicovideo.jp many users might have noticed that response speeds and buffering times seem to have highly increased.
The reason for this is that the videos are now partly buffered/stores on a different server than before. This server has a much worse route (read: connection) with some of the American Tier-3 providers. This means that no matter of your internet connection, the video will load much, much slower than you might be used to from before.
This problem can be bypassed currently by using a Japanese Proxy, or better a Japanese VPN. Most VPNs are commercial services, but are available over at vpntraffic for as low as $10 for three months. Using a Japanese VPN will make it almost as if you were actually browsing websites from Japan. Your IP will be Japanese and all websites will see you as if you were browsing from Japan directly. Of course the data is still being routed back to wherever you are, but the routing paths with a proxy or VPN are much better than the current default Nicovideo servers.
In our testing the buffering speeds on a popular video at primetime have gone up from 40kB/s to up to 1300kB/s.
Using a download tool
For those with more patience, who do not mind watching a video with delays, there is always the option to download a video directly instead of attempting to watch it while buffering. You can use the popular Firefox extension NicoFox to download any video or song from NicoNico to your computer. With NicoFox, you can download videos first and then watch them without interruption from your computer. NicoFox even saves the comments for each video, so you are not missing out on that either.
- Improve buffering speed directly with a Japanese VPN
- Use NicoFox to permanently store videos on your computer
We hope that these steps help you to enjoy viewing Nico videos without much interruption again. If you know of any other ways to get around the current problems, let us know in the comments below!