Apr 122018
 

Today’s Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 update is a big one, as the official website has been updated with the event’s main visual art, featuring Hatsune Miku in an outfit designed and drawn by illustrator Mika Pikazo!

Along with the absolutely adorable and colorful outfit design, the costume detail has also been published to the site. Perfect for those who need to start preparing their own cosplays!

We’re super excited with the reveal of this new outfit design, and look forward to future event announcements, stay tuned!

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/
Special Artwork Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/special.html

Apr 102018
 

A collaboration between Snow Miku and Japan’s Traffic Safety Movement has been announced! Snow Miku, the version of Hatsune Miku that supports Hokkaido, is now helping encourage traffic rules compliance and eradication of drunk driving in Hokkaido!

Artwork for the collaboration comes from @dera_fury, an artist from Hokkaido who also created the design for Snow Miku 2014! Snow Miku is seen in a police officer outfit, and is serving the role of “Traffic Safety Special Public Relations Officer”!

This collaboration comes not long after Snow Miku collaborated with subways in Hokkaido during the Snow Miku festival period to promote train politeness awareness. An odd thing about this particular Traffic Safety collaboration is that drunk driving in itself isn’t a common problem in Japan. But any excuse for more cute Snow Miku collaborations is always welcome!

Watch the newly-released collaboration video below!

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

Apr 082018
 

Round 1 cheer illustration by Kanzaki Hiro

Perhaps not the best start to the SuperGT racing season, but Goodsmile Racing definitely isn’t going out without a fight! After placing 15th in the qualifying race on April 7th, GSR was faced with some pretty difficult odds for the Round 1 race at Okayama.

Despite the setback, they managed to pull ahead 7 positions, ending the race in 8th place and gaining 3 points. The next race of the season will be in Fuji on May 3rd~4th. Fight, GSR!

Photos via GSR Blog and @reporter_e

Apr 032018
 

If you’re one of the lucky owners of your very own Gatebox Miku, you might have been surprised to see your own Miku transform into Sakura Miku on April 2nd, in celebration of the Spring season!

Many excited owners took to twitter to share their photos and videos of Gatebox Miku’s transformation, a couple of which we’ve shared below. It’s currently unknown how long she will remain like this. But like sakura tree blossoms, enjoy your Sakura Miku while she lasts, she might not be around for long!



Mar 312018
 

Happy April 1st, and April Fools Day! While we don’t have any pranks planned for today, we’d like to share two great MikuMikuDance PVs created by the highly talented animator “Thanks“! These two videos celebrate Hatsune Miku and Kasane Teto’s 10th anniversaries, and summarize all the MMD animations Thanks created with the two characters. And as always, his works are candy for the eyes!

And for those out of the loop, Kasane Teto also celebrates her 10th anniversary today, since she was originally revealed 10 years ago as an April Fools Day prank. However, she eventually became an officially recognized original character, and the most widely recognized UTAUloid!