YYB Type Hatsune Miku Model Joins the MikuMikuDance Ranks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 @ 9:29 am


YYB Type Miku in a lying pose. Image via 岳酔さん on Nico Seiga.

Another beautifully made Hatsune Miku MikuMikuDance model has made a surprise appearance online via Nico Seiga from a Chinese MMD artist named “YYB”. Due to the tradition of Hatsune Miku MMD models being named after their creators, the model has been dubbed the “YYB Type Hatsune Miku”.

This cute model has facial features that are reminiscent of a Chinese artist’s touch (rounder face and eyes), and has very fluid movement and physics. She has already proven popular, reaching 1500 downloads from bowlroll in just under 2 days.

You can find the download link and password for the model from the official post above on Nico Seiga. Additionally, you can watch the model motion demo from Bilibili below.

Motion demo video for YYB Type Miku. Click here to watch on Bilibili.

Good Smile Company’s Hatsune Miku: Tell Your World Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure Now Available For Preorder

Filed under: Uncategorized — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 @ 11:11 pm


 
After two years of waiting, and several teases at the Wonder Festival events, the Hatsune Miku: Tell Your World ver. 1/8 scale figure is now available for preorder!

This particular figure’s design is based on the original jacket illustration for “Tell Your World EP” album. The song was also featured in an award winning Google Chrome advert in 2011.

Official Video of Google Chrome feat. Hatsune Miku

Preorders from Good Smile Company’s online shop opened today, and will remain open until October 22nd at 9:00 PM JST. The price is set for 10,000 Yen ($94 USD), with an expected shipment period of May 2015. GSC shop preorders will also include an A3-size tapestry, featuring a high-res photo of the figure itself, as a bonus. The figure can be found from other online retailers like CDJapan and Amiami, but without the preorder bonus.

A special website has opened up for the preorder period, where fans can submit their “dream” to be featured on the box art for the figure. Simply submit a name up to 10 characters, and your “dream” message up to 100 characters. Don’t use any copyrighted quotes, however!

Submit your message here: http://event.goodsmile.info/tell_your_world/

For more photos and a figure review, head to the official GSC product page, and check out these articles by Kahotan from Good Smile Company:

Kahotan’s Review (Part 1)
Kahotan’s Review (Part 2)

Miku to be in Summer Sonic 2013!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Written by Lawrence Elsa on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

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Piapro has announced that Hatsune Miku will preform in Japan’s Summer Sonic music festival from 22:00 to 22:40 on August 9th!

The SONIC MANIA special event takes place in both Tokyo and Osaka on the 9th, while the main event takes place on the 10th, and 11th (Saturday and Sunday). The announcement also gave a link to the Summer Sonic official website where tickets are for sale. The Tokyo tickets and the SONIC MANIA tickets both sold out, but tickets for the Osaka viewing are still available for either a 1 day pass (13000 JPY) or a 2 day pass (23000 JPY).  Other bands to be included in the performance are Metallica, Linkin Park, Volbeat, Fall Out boy, and so much more.

Further news will be posted as information is given, stay posted!

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Sources: Summersonic Piapro Blog Creativeman

Good Smile Company Announces Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Yukata Ver. Natsutsubaki for Anime Expo 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

Good Smile Company has announced a couple all-new nendoroids that will be made available at Anime Expo 2013, and among them is the Hatsune Miku: Yukata Ver. Natsutsubaki nendoroid. She will also be obtainable through online orders starting July 8th, and at other summer events in east asian countries.

This beautiful Yukata Miku nendoroid comes in a red summer yukata outfit, complete with 3 different facial expressions and several different accessories. These include a pouch, a candy apple, and a decorative flower for her hair.

Event-goers will be able to get their hands on this figure months before anyone else, as online orders aren’t scheduled to ship until October 2013. You’ll even save by not having to pay shipping costs. Event prices are currently unannounced, but the online price is set at 3200 Yen.

You can read the official Good Smile product page here, and find higher resolution images from Mamitan’s blog. Lower resolution images can be seen below.

As another small announcement, I will personally be attending Anime Expo once again this year for the full 4 days, from July 4th through the 7th. I will have some special announcements regarding my visit, so stay tuned!

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Family Mart Announces 5th Anniversary “Miku Loves FamiMa” Prize Campaign

Filed under: Uncategorized — Written by jrharbort on Monday, August 13th, 2012 @ 9:59 pm


Man, this is shaping up to be a VERY busy month.

In addition to all of the other announcements in regards to Miku’s 5th anniversary, Family Mart has announced their participation in yet another event. With all of these events and announcements going on, it’s becoming almost impossible to keep track of each one.

The “Miku Loves FamiMa” campaign is a special event running from today (August 14th in Japan) until September 10th (Japan time). To participate, you simply need to buy 500 yen or more in select goods from the store, many of which are themed after Miku herself (one product even featuring official art from Zaneeds). Doing so will result in a chance to win various prizes such as prepaid cards (1,000 winners), Miku themed MP3 players (100 winners), and a grand prize featuring a Hatsune Miku decorated electric scooter (1 winner).

To help promote the event, Family Mart has released several commercials. There’s the main commercial itself, which shows Miku happily marching through Family Mart while singing what sounds like the store’s theme song. In addition, there are two hilarious blooper videos that feature scenes from the “filming” of the commercial. To check out the official Family Mart site for the event, just click the image above, or click here. And enjoy the videos!

Main Commercial.

 
Blooper #1.

 
Blooper #2.

 
Blooper #3.

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