New Hatsune Miku V3 Apparel Up For Preorder: Shirts, Tapestries and more!

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 @ 10:25 am

COSPA is gearing up production of all new apparel based on Hatsune Miku’s V3 artwork by iXima. These items include shirts, tapestries, straps and a messenger bag. All items are scheduled to ship at verious times in May. The single exception is the color full-graphic shirt, which is scheduled for early June.

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, and so on. Prorders don’t have an actual end date, and will close once the order limits are reached. Click the images for additional photos.

Hatsune Miku V3 Shirt (Full Graphic)

Expected Ship Date: Early June 2014
Order From CDJapan (6000 Yen): XS | S | M | L | XL
Order from Amiami (6480 Yen): XS | S | M | L | XL


Hatsune Miku V3 Shirt (Black & White)

Expected Ship Date: Late May 2014
Order From CDJapan (2900 Yen): S | M | L | XL
Order from Amiami (3132 Yen): S | M | L | XL


Hatsune Miku V3 Tapestry

Expected Ship Date: Late May 2014
Order from CDJapan (3800 Yen): [Link]
Order from Amiami (4104 Yen): [Link]


Hatsune Miku V3 Strap and Messenger Bag

Expected Ship Dates: Mid-May 2014 (Strap) and Late May 2014 (Bag)
Order from CDJapan: Strap (800 Yen) | Messenger Bag (4200 Yen)
Order from Amiami: Strap (864 Yen) | Messenger Bag (4536 Yen)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Releases Tomorrow in Japan, SEGA Confirms Western Release

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

The past several hours have been pretty exciting for news regarding Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, including an apparent early release through some online retailers like Amiami, and even a confirmed schedule for a Western release in Fall 2014! SEGA hints at some ‘fun stuff’ for the Western version of the game, and announced that in addition with the physical version for PS3, a physical release is planned for Vita as well through reservations.

Check the announcement video below, and SEGA’s official news post here. More news is expected as E3 draws closer.

All very exciting indeed, but the Japanese version officially launches tomorrow on March 27th, so let’s take a look at what we can expect. The game has been improved quite a bit in the visual graphics department, indicating that SEGA developed the game this time as a PS3-first title, then made a port to VITA. These improvements were made apparent with the game PV for DECORATOR.

Note the improvements in lighting effects compared to the previous game.

What's new in this game?

■ PS3 and Vita releases will contain the same songs. No paid DLC needed!
■ 20 all new songs, 20 remade classics from previous titles. 40 songs total!
■ 160 modules (outfits) total. 40 new, 40 classics, and 80 from Project Diva F.
■ Previous game save data can be imported to unlock already-owned items.
■ Two new ☆ icons for scratch notes: Double scratch (use both fingers) and link scratch.
■ Redesigned HUD with 20 different customization patterns.
■ Largely improved PV editor functions (must be downloaded for Vita version, free).
■ More pose choices and AR mode/photo editor functions.

If you can't wait for the Western release, you can pick up a Japanese copy due to no region restrictions on the PS3 and Vita. But be sure to support the upcoming Western release if possible! Here's a few preorder sources:

CDJapan (Includes bonus B3 size calendar poster, 7000 Yen): PS3 | Vita
Amiami: (Includes bonus multipurpose stand, 7220 Yen): PS3 | Vita

Video showcasing all 40 songs.

Two Day Voca Nico Night Event Begins April 26th

Filed under: Events,Music — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 @ 6:03 am

The next Voca Nico Night will be a big one, as they are planning to run the event non-stop over a 2 day period starting on April 26th. The event will feature over 20 different Vocaloid producers and live bands. The entire cast list is not yet available, and neither is the live stream link, but those will be announced later once they are made available.

The producer and band list so far includes HachiojiP, Samfree, 40mP, Manbou, UtsuP, emon, Kikuo, Sasakure.UK, Tenkomori, Ceasar, Suketch, TEKINA, Nanou, カラスヤサボウ, KEI, PolyphonicBranch and WakaG. Also making a surprise appearance to DJ at this event is SEGA’s own Mikudayo! [Source]

DJ VocaNico Is also returning to perform at this event, and a poll has once again been opened to allow people to submit requests for songs they would like to be played during his session. Suggestion submissions end March 30th at 11:59 PM JST.

Suggestion form:

How to submit your suggestion:

You can expect the official Voca Nico Night website to be updated with more information as the event approaches.

Tickets for Official Hatsune Miku Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia Now On Sale

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Friday, March 21st, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

Starting today, March 22nd, concert tickets for the first Hatsune Miku Expo event in Jakarta Indonesia are now on sale. Ticket purchases are available via Rajakarcis, and are available in 4 purchase tiers. There will also be 3 showings of the event. So if you can’t make it to one, others will be available. Additionally, entry to the exhibition hall and company booths are free.

Location: Jakarta Convention Center

Ticket tiers (pricing is the same for all 3 shows):

■PLATINUM SEATS: Rp 1,390,000
■GOLD SEATS: Rp 1,000,000
■SILVER SEATS: Rp 700,000
■BRONZE SEATS: Rp 390,000

Show start times (all shows take place in the Cendrawasih Room):

■1st Show: 28 May 2014, 7:30pm
■2nd Show: 29 May 2014, 1:00pm
■3rd Show: 29 May 2014, 7:30pm


What is Hatsune Miku Expo in Indonesia 2014?

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in Indonesia is a festival that will host the most popular contents about Hatsune Miku. Included are exhibitor booths with Miku-related items, toys and services, an exhibition about the history and cultural movement that was inspired by Miku, fan gathering activities and as absolute highlight the fabulous live show of Hatsune Miku using cutting-edge projection technology.

Fans will have the chance to enjoy the rare appearance of Hatsune Miku in Indonesia, and to gather with other fans of the community; other music, art and technology lovers will have the opportunity to get to know Miku, related activities, various creators and artists, and the fan community.

Hatsune Miku Featured in Live2D, Enter Live2D Creative Award 2014 to Win Prizes

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Software — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 @ 3:45 am

The software company Cybernoids has announced the release of a new Hatsune Miku model for their 2D modeling an animation program called Live2D for Cubism Editor. The model uses the original Hatsune Miku V2 box art illustration by KEI (pictured left), and can be manipulated within the application to “bring it to life”.

Along with this release is the announcement of an upcoming Live2D Creative Award competition, which will include a number of prizes. These include drawing tablets, cash prizes, Cubism Editor software, and also copies of the Hatsune Miku V3 software bundle.

The Pro version of Cubism editor will be free to use during the competition period, and the Hatsune Miku model is also provided for download from the website. Use of the model must follow Crypton’s usage terms. The competition will begin on March 27th, and end on June 1st. Read the full contest guidelines and details here:

Below is a video showing a sample of animation from the Live2D Cubism editor.

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