Apr 142017

Start warming up your artistic fingers, because the Snow Miku 2018 art design collaboration on Piapro is now open! Next year’s theme is an interesting one, and the collaboration is calling for designs with the theme of “Animals“! So maybe some Hokkaido wildlife can serve for some inspiration?

Your designs for Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine will have a chance at being featured as the 2018 Snow Miku design for various collaborations and goods for next year’s Snow Miku events, including made into official nendoroids and figmas!

There’s some rule changes compared to last year, so make sure to follow these very closely, otherwise your entries will be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on May 12th at 5:00 PM JST!

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Work Size / Resolution

Any, Unspecified

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Any, Unspecified

Color Mode


Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.

Art Submission Notes

> Please use the Nendoroid 3 side chart template when drawing your design! Link → CLICK HERE
> You must draw Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine together on your entry as a set! Do not draw them on separate entries!
> VERY IMPORTANT: Please make sure you lock the art submission tag on your design! Tag should be shown as “2018年雪ミク衣装”.
> VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your art is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Good luck to everyone that applies! If you wish to check out all the submissions so far, you can find them on the collaboration submissions page. If your submission does not appear on the submissions page linked below, then you missed one of the “VERY IMPORTANT” steps listed above! You will have to reupload your entry to fix it.

Submissions page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2018snowmiku/list

Apr 132017

If you go take a peek at the official Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary site, you’ll see the page has been completely updated with a new look and a new main anniversary artwork by KEI (pictured above), designed by Shimazaki Mari! KEI, best known among Miku fans as the original Hatsune Miku artist for her VOCALOID2 boxart, was undeniably the artist of choice for drawing the 10th anniversary artwork. Shimazaki also has past experience with Hatsune Miku as the designer behind the outfit of Racing Miku 2013.

Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Outfit Design Concept by Shimazaki Mari

Artist Comments from KEI

I couldn’t have imagined it has already been 10 years, but before I knew it a decade had passed in the blink of an eye. I felt this special ocassion called for an outfit more beautiful than usual.

Artist Comments from Shimazaki Mari

For the 10th anniversary, I designed a large ribbon on the base design of Hatsune Miku to give an anniversary feeling. Various appearances of Miku were born in the last 10 years, and the rainbow is to wish for many more shapes of Miku to appear in the future as we (the community) grow. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!

On the official anniversary site, you’ll also find a timeline outlining all the major points of Hatsune Miku’s history from her first software release, her first video game, first concert appearances, the birth of Snow Miku and more! Check it all out on the official site! → http://piapro.net/miku10th/

Apr 112017

Here’s our playlist of the Top 10 Hatsune Miku songs uploaded to Nicovideo in the month of March 2017! We don’t organize lists only by which songs have more views, since that would be unfair to songs uploaded later in the month! Instead, we also take daily average views into account. Check out the songs below, and let us know if any of your favorite songs made the list! If not, feel free to share them in the comments below!

#1: Sekai no Man’naka wo Aruku by Natsushiro Takaaki feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 23rd – 95,737 total – 13,677 daily

2: Collapse by Sabato feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 29th – 10,549 total – 10,549 daily

Collapse 【初音ミク】

3: Teikoku Shoujo by R Sound Design feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 9th – 128,925 total – 6,140 daily

4: Krank by Yuukisan feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 17th – 54,762 total – 4,213 daily

5: DEVIL ALIVE by cisco & Armida feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 24th – 17,259 total – 2,877 daily

6: Tokoyo by ATOLS feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 3rd – 68,838 total – 2,550 daily

7: Psycho Sense by Zekkai feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 9th – 52,730 total – 2,511 daily

8: Sweetie! by Spacelectro feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 14th – 29,231 total – 1,826 daily

9: Sabishii Natsu no Sei ni Shite by Zig feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 16th – 20,561 total – 1,469 daily


10: Usotsuki by Ozone feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 9th – 14,236 total – 678 daily

Apr 092017

The first race of 2017 Super GT series has concluded with Goodsmile racing winning the first place at Okayama international circuit. Congratulations to the team, and the drivers Nobuteru Taniguchi (left) & Tatsuya Kataoka (right)! It’s been nearly two years since Goodsmile Racing won the first race of the season back in 2014, and we’re excited to see a good start for the team this year.

We also have a Racing Miku cheer illustration from Tony Taka, the official Racing Miku 2017 illustrator, for Goodsmile Racing. Fight, GSR!

Apr 062017

In celebration of Anime Matsuri 2017 starting today (April 7th), VOLKS USA has announced a limited web event for yet another re-release of the original Dollfie Dream, Hatsune Miku! She’ll also be available at VOLKS’ booth at Anime Matsuri in limited quantities. As for costumes, you’ll also find the Senbonzakura and Siren outfits back up for grabs!

Orders are open beginning today, and will remain open until April 17th, 2017, or until stock sells out, so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to get your own DD Miku at retail price!

-= Hatsune Miku Dollfie Dream =-
Price: $682
Includes: Doll / Wig / Hair Accessories (x 2) / Headset / Necktie / Necktie Pin / Blouse / Arm Covers / Decoration Parts for Arm Covers (x2) / Skirt with Belt / Panties / Boots / Normal Left Hand (DDII-H-01-SW) / Paper-Outspread Right Hand (DDII-H-04-SW) / Special Decal / DD Skin Protect Tape (Semi-White)
Shop Page: http://volksusastore.com/webstores/dollfie/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=4057

-= Senbonzakura Outfit Set =-
Price: $198
Includes: Hat / Kimono / Sarashi (Inner Bust Wrap) / Cuffs / Gloves / Skirt with Suspender Belt / Thigh-high Socks / Boots / Wig / Special Animetic Eyes
Shop page: http://volksusastore.com/webstores/dollfie/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=4058

-= Siren Outfit Set =-
Price: $130
Includes: Headdress, Choker, Dress, Gloves (for Normal Hands), Gloves (for Holding Hands), Under Skirt, Petticoat, Shoes
Shop page: http://volksusastore.com/webstores/dollfie/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=5453

Via: VNN