Apr 202016

SEGA has surprised us today by announcing a DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X that probably no one expected: A module of Hastsune Miku in the Racing Miku 2016 outfit. This marks the first time a Racing Miku design has been featured as a module in any Diva game since Racing Miku 2012. The reason for the gap of unused Racing Miku designs (2013~2015) remains unknown to this day.

The module will be released to the Japanese PlayStation network on April 28th JST with a price of 300 Yen. SEGA also released the render below. As a reminder, Project Diva X is expected to launch in the Americas for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 in Fall 2016.

Via SEGA Miku blog 731d5581c51776909084ab9a7939a9f0-445x800

Apr 182016


The newest release in the trio of announced Hatsune Miku Nendoroid Co-de figures is the Raspberrism ver., which comes from Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X to accompany the song Raspberry Monster. She’s definitely one of the “louder” Hatsune Miku figure designs in terms of deviation from her “default” outfit and look.

The Raspberry Monster that travels freely through cyberspace!

From the SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project’s ‘Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- X’ comes a Nendoroid Co-de of the conspicuous ‘Raspberryism’ module!

The rich colors of the module that give her the energetic appearance she is known for have been faithfully included in the design, creating a Miku who is rather different to the one we normally see. A unique design for fans to add to their Co-de collection!

The good news is that since all three Hatsune Miku Co-de nendoroids were announced in such a short time span of each other (the others being Ha2ne and Bless You), it’s possible to pick up all three together in the same order. The Raspberrisim ver. nendoroid is priced at 3,000 Yen ($28 USD), and has an expected shipping period of August 2016. Preorders will remain open until May 18th at 9:00 PM JST.

Good Smile Company online shop orders will include an exclusive pin badge, for those who enjoy extras for collection. You can also find her available from these other online shops for less, but without the preorder bonuses.

> Get her on CDJapan!
> Get her on Amiami!
> Get her on Hobby Search!
> Get her on Tokyo Otaku Mode!

If you’d like to see a full photo review, you can check out some closeups on Kahotan’s blog!

Apr 142016


Is it just me, or does each Snow Miku design collaboration seem start earlier every year? Regardless, if you’ve wanted to try your hand at contributing a design idea for official Snow Miku 2017 and/or Rabbit Yukine adoption, now’s your chance!

Between now and May 11th at 5:00 PM JST, illustrators and fans alike can pitch their design ideas for Snow Miku 2017, her pet rabbit Yukine, or both! The theme for Snow Miku 2017 is “Starry Sky/Image of constellation in a Hokkaido Winter Night“! By that logic, Winter Night Miku would have been perfect for this…

How To Submit

To submit your Snow Miku or Rabbit Yukine designs, please make sure to have an account registered on Piapro.jp. Next, create your Snow Miku design in nendoroid form! You can use this provided template, if needed. Rabbit Yukine illustrations are completely freeform.

Start the submission process by clicking “新規投稿” from the top menu of Piapro.jp, or by clicking here. After uploading your design, please add these tags to your artworks, and be sure to lock the tags! Locking the tags is very important for the submission process.

If uploading Snow Miku 2017 design art, use this link and then lock the tag when completed: http://piapro.jp/upload_step/?dt=2017年雪ミク衣装

If uploading Rabbit Yukine 2017 design art, use this link and then lock the tag when completed: http://piapro.jp/upload_step/?dt=2017年ユキネ衣装

After you’ve completed the above, that’s it! The finalist designs will be chosen by Good Smile Company, and there will be a community web vote for the winning designs later in May 2016. The first prototypes using the new design will be revealed at Magical Mirai 2016 between September 9th~11th. If you’d like to view the current art submissions, you can do so from these pages:

> Snow Miku 2017 design submissions
> Rabbit Yukine design submissions

Stay tuned for further updates!

Apr 142016


Main visual by LENA[A-7]

The main visual for Magical Mirai 2016 has been published! The latest update today brings us the details on schedules for live concerts, exhibitions, ticket sales, as well as accommodation packages.

The live concerts will be held on September 10th~11th at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9, while the exhibitions will be hold on September 9th~11th at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 10 and 11. Further details regarding exhibitions are expected to be revealed in the future.

There will be two period of ticket sales: the presales lottery on April 23rd at 12:00 JST~May 23rd at 23:59 JST and the general sales  from July 30th onward. Interestingly, the seating charts presented on the official site yield slight differences based on the site’s language chosen, as shown below.

The accommodation packages will go on sale on April 25th 12:00 JST~May 16th 12:00 JST.

Apr 132016


While European Project Diva fans eagerly await announcements regarding an official release for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X in their region, Rice Digital has conveniently opened preorders for the game to help with purchasing the North American version. This bypasses the need for importing and customs duties, which is definitely a plus.

So if you don’t mind the slight hassles of regional differences, the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions of the game can be preordered for $44.99 and $59.99, respectively. Both games are set to launch in North America sometime in Fall 2016.

> Preorder Vita Version on Rice Digital
> Preorder PS4 Version on Rice Digital

Interestingly, preorders for the North American release within North America have yet to open up anywhere.