Jul 082016


In light of Hatsune Miku V4X’s software release scheduled for August, DTM Magazine, Japan’s leading desktop music magazine publication, has featured her art on the front cover of the August edition of the magazine.

Along with the front page feature, the magazine issue also features cross talks and questionnaires with popular Vocaloid producers such as Sasakure.UK, Deco*27, PinocchioP, cosMo, 164P, and MikitoP. There’s also an interview with Crypton Future Media’s Hatsune Miku V4X producer, Sasaki Wataru, and Yamaha’s VOCALOID group leader Ishikawa Katsumi. The magazine contents are of course in Japanese.

If you’d like to own a copy of this special and historic edition of DTM Magazine, it’s now up for grabs internationally on CDJapan! You can get it by clicking the banner above, or by clicking the link below.

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Jul 062016


Are you ready for cuteness and good fortune? Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Lion Dance version is now available from Good Smile Company’s online shop! This makes the second chinese-inspired Hatsune Miku nendoroid by design, and definitely captures that essence nicely.

Lion Dance Miku is here to bring you good luck and protection from evil!

From the ‘Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku’ comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing an outfit based on the traditional Chinese lion dance – a symbol of good fortune! The figure is based on the illustration by versus and includes both a Chinese-style Miku as well as a colorful lion dance Lion as a set!

She comes with three face plates including a cheerful smiling expression, a playful winking expression as well as a chewing expression with cute cheeks! She also comes with a decorated staff as well as a Chinese dumpling as optional parts! The included lion has movable eyebrows allowing for slightly different expressions, and the face part can even be removed and worn on Miku’s head! Be sure to add the Lion Dance Miku to your collection and enjoy the good fortune she brings with her!

From now until the 31st of August at 9:00 PM JST, preorders for this adorable nendoroid will be available exclusively from Good Smile Company’s online shop! She’s priced at 4500 Yen ($44), and is expected to ship out in December 2016, hopefully in time for the New Year! Check the full photo review over on Kahotan’s blog: http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2016/07/06/nendoroid-hatsune-miku-lion-dance-ver/

Jul 062016


SEGA’s Miku Flick mobile app team posted news to Twitter today announcing the service end for Miku Flick/02, one of their rhythm game apps for iOS devices. The tweet states the game’s service will end later this month on July 19th. The reasons for the discontinuation involve incompatibilities with newer device releases, changes in Apple’s billing APIs, and refocusing of SEGA’s team efforts.

Miku Flick/02 was released in August 2012 and saw nearly 4 years of service. To keep your copy of the game, be sure to have it downloaded with the desired DLC before this date. Compatibility on devices newer than the iPhone 5S and newer iOS software versions is sketchy, so be advised before deciding to download it.

Miku Fick/02 Official Site (English): http://miku.sega.jp/flick02/en/

Jul 062016


The Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X official English website has fully launched today. The site now fully displays the details carried over from the Japanese site in English, including: the introduction, Cloud Requests, music, modules, stages, concert editor, home, English trailers, and various associated game retailers.

The game is priced at $39.99 (CA $54.99) and $49.99 (CA $64.99) for the PS Vita and PlayStation 4 versions, respectively, and are currently available for preorders from various game retailers. Preorders will come with a preorder bonus of a free Hatsune Miku fabric pouch decorated with the 5 aura symbols from the game.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X will launch in North America on August 30th for PS Vita and PS4. The Japanese version of the game on PS4, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X HD, will launch around the same time on August 25th.

Official English website → http://miku.sega.com/divax/

Jul 042016

Goodsmile Racing has released a full gallery for the Figma Racing Miku 2016, and shows the figure in various poses equipped with her umbrella and flag accessories. Starting from June 16th, the Figma sponsorship 3rd round courses are currently accepting.

The courses will retain the same benefits from the previous rounds, and will close on November 30th. For the third round sponsorship, the figure is scheduled for release sometime in December this year.  More details regarding the Figma sponsorship courses.

In related news, the Nendoroid Racing Miku 2016 sponsorship 3rd round courses are also currently open. Similarly, the courses will close on November 30th, with release date set in December. More details regarding the Nendoroid sponsorship courses.

Sponsorship Course Page: http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/