Aug 162017
 

The Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Computer Glasses Set is being produced and released by Washin Co., Ltd. (Tokyo). Created in celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, the set includes a special version of the Hatsune Miku V4X Computer Glasses featuring the 10th anniversary logo in addition to computer glasses based on Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO for a total of five computer glasses. Also included in this premium collector’s set are glasses cloths based on each of the characters and a special carrying case. The set is priced at $1050.99 and is limited to only 39 in the world.

Details
[Set Contents]
● 5 computer glasses (Hatsune Miku HM-V4X 10th Anniversary Edition, Rin & Len, Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO)
● Computer glasses storage case
● 5 character glasses cloths
● 1 large 10th anniversary cloth
● Carrying case

[Computer Glasses]
Materials: acetate (frames), plastic (lenses – CR39 blue light-cutting lenses)
Dimensions (lens diameter/bridge width/temple length):
– Miku: 54/17/137
– Luka: 51/17/140
– Rin/Len: 50/18/138
– KAITO: 55/17/140
– MEIKO: 51/17/139

[Glasses Cloths]
Character cloths: 150 x 150 mm | 5.9” x 5.9”
Large cloth: 440 x 220 mm | 17.3” x 8.7”

[Glasses Storage Case]
Material: Polyurethane (synthetic leather)
Dimensions:
External: 48 x 175 x 254 mm | 1.9” x 6.9” x 10”
Internal: 34 x 164 x 240 mm | 1.3” x 6.5” x 9.4”

[Carrying Case]
Custom Armor case
Dimensions: 440 x 271 x 117 mm | 17.3” x 10.7” x 4.6”
Weight (approx.): 3.7 kg | 8.2 lbs
Features removable inner sponge

Sales
Release Date: Aug. 21, 2017 @ 12 noon (JST)
Product Page: https://otakumode.com/fb/HatsuneMiku10thAnniversaryComputerGlassesSet (Opens August 21st)
Sales Regions: Worldwide (excluding Japan)
Price: $1050.99
Delivery Month: October 2017

Aug 162017
 

Following up on our previous article, the goods for the Hatsune Miku x NewDays collaboration have been announced! Additionally, the exclusive JR Station outfit design for the Akihabara store has been revealed (seen above). From August 22nd until September 4th, the following goods will be available from participating NewDays convenience store locations: A4 size clear file sets, trading pin badges, pick sets, acrylic keychains, and rubber pass cases.


■Participating Stores (20 Locations)
【Tokyo】
Shinjuku Station NewDays Shinjuku
Ikebukuro Station NewDays Ikebukuro North Exit
Tokyo Station NewDays Keiyo Street
Akihabara Station NewDays Atre Akihabara
Akabane Station NewDays Akabane
Machida Station NewDays Machida
Hachioji Station NewDays Hachioji
【Saitama】
Omiya Station NewDays Omiya
Higashikawaguchi Station NewDays Higashigakucho
Musashi Urawa Station NewDays Musashi Urawa
【Chiba Prefecture】
Chiba Station NewDays Perrier Chiba Central Ticket gate south
Maihama Station NewDays Maihama
Hiroshima Makuhari Station NewDays Kaihin Makuhari Central
【Kanagawa Prefecture】
Yokohama Station NewDays Yokohama North Exit
Kawasaki Station NewDays Kawasaki
Tsurumi Station NewDays Tsurumi West Exit
Kamoi Station NewDays Kamoi
Fujisawa Station NewDays Fujisawa
【Ibaraki Prefecture】
Mito Station NewDays Mini Mito 1
【Tochigi Prefecture】
Utsunomiya Station NewDays Utsunomiya Central

■Second Volume Exclusives (2 Locations)
A second volume of goods will be released exclusively to two of the above stores starting August 31st. These two stores will also offer benefits not available at other locations. The participating locations are the stores at Akihabara Station and Kaihin Makuhari Central. The following goods will be available from August 31st until September 4th: Storage container, large format multi-cloth, full graphic T-shirts, tote bags/rucksacks, B2-size tapestry, muffler towel, and mugs.

Aug 152017
 

Hatsune Miku has been appointed as the PR character for the “Vegetables Day” campaign between NewDays, an in-station convenience store by East Japan Railway company, and Kewpie, Japanese food manufacturer. We all know how well Miku, leek, and vegetable juice share a long history together, but there’s more to it to this collaboration; The date “Vegetables Day” in Japan comes from how August 31st can be pronounced as “Yasai” (Vegetables) in Japanese, and it’s also the date of the world’s virtual idol’s 10th birthday this year.

From August 22nd to September 4th, purchases of products from the “Vegetables Day” campaign at NewDays totaled to 600 yen or more (tax included) will receive a special clear file of Miku in NewDays uniform illustrated by iXima. Another design in JR East uniform has also been teased, and will be available from August 31st onward. Additionally, receipts from shoppings at NewDays will come with a QR code for Hatsune Miku stamp-style images available in 5 types.

Original CM, song, and collaboration goods have also been announced, with more details due at later dates. If you find yourself a chance in Japan during the collaboration period, be sure to check out the NewDays store at JR Shinjuku Station East exit for the special wrappings!

Via Nlab and the official Hatsune Miku blog

Aug 102017
 

It looks like Hatsune Miku’s V4 Chinese Vocaloid software release date (?) has possibly been decided, as a special countdown page has opened up at http://www.poppro.cn/, linked from the main SCLA teaser page. Poppro.cn is suspected to become China’s own version of Piapro.jp, which is Crypton Future Media’s peer professional collaboration site for Vocaloid content creators.

The countdown shows 20 days remaining in China time, which translates to the timer ending on Hatsune Miku’s birthday on August 31st. The timer runs off your system time, so it’ll show different timers for different countries, be careful! Whether or not the countdown is for the launch of Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese, Poppro.cn, or both, is still a mystery. Stay tuned!

Easter Egg: Try swiping left or right while visiting the countdown website on mobile!

Aug 102017
 

Crypton Future Media’s record label KarenT has released the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest’s Grand Prix song Singularityby keisei and the runner-ups starting now, with the special selection titled “Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai 2017” Song Contest Selection“. The selection will include the following works available via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more, with “Singularity” by keisei to feature an additional song “Winter Sky Discovery”.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest’s result announcement video