May 102021
 

Goodsmile Racing has unveiled their Haregi version of the 2021 Racing Miku illustrated by En Morikura. Miku is seen wearing a pink haregi with a mix of maid aesthetics.

The haregi version is meant to be for the 10 Hours of Suzuka but the race was announced back in March earlier this year that it will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the disappointment from the team, they wrapped the new Racing Miku on a spare bonnet for display at the Akiba CO Gallery.

May 062021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the second round of Super GT in eighth position at Fuji Speedway. The race took place on a Tuesday as it was the weeklong holidays of Golden Week in Japan.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in 11th position after an improvement from their last round in qualifying prior to the race. The race would see the first use of the Full Course Yellow (FCY) meaning all cars on track must slow down and overtaking is not allowed. The same rule applies like with the safety car that the pit lane closes during a Full Course Yellow.


The 500km long race would finish with the #17 Astemo NSX winning in GT500 and the #60 Syntium GR Supra winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th with some cars in front of her were having problems falling down the grid before the finish.


With 3 points scored. Goodsmile Racing is currently 13th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will be on the 29th and 30th of May at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Header image by @kudou039 on Twitter

Apr 292021
 

The Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver. 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile company is now available for preorder! This special figure remake also includes a Good Smile Company 20th anniversary book, which features the staff’s top 20 items, special interviews and more (book is in Japanese only).

Celebratory Figure:
Presenting a new “Refined” version of Good Smile Company’s 1/8th scale figure “Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver.” originally released in 2012. From “Love is War”, the popular song composed by ryo and produced by supercell with illustrations by Shirou Miwa, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku! Shirou Miwa’s illustration has been faithfully recreated, with key details like the contrast between Miku’s pale skin and her vivid hair color masterfully captured in figure form. Miku is posed holding a megaphone in one hand as she leans over the railing to shout, with her skirt and hair waving wildly as though blown by the wind. Be sure to add this dynamic, powerful figure of a girl entrenched in a war of love to your collection!

The scale figure is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 19,800 JPY ($188.99 USD), and can be preordered until May 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST, or until preorder inventory is depleted. She’s expected to release in March 2022. You can also find her at the other online shops listed below!

Links will be updated as they become available.

  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • CDJapan (Link Pending)
  • Amiami (Link Pending)
  • Hobby Search (Link Pending)
  • Nippon Yasan (Link Pending)

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Kahotan’s more in-depth photo review on her blog! → https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12670243116.html

Apr 282021
 

Along with the announcement of the Snow Miku 2022 & Rabbit Yukine design finalists, Good Smile Company decided to announce and tease several new Hatsune Miku figures, and give updates on others. Check them out below! If you’d like to watch the live stream event, there’s a recording available on YouTube.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku if

Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.

Nendoroid & Scale Figure of Hatsune Miku NT

Hatsune Miku NT, the latest version release of Hatsune Miku’s software, is having her design transformed into a scale figure and Nendoroid! There’s no further details on the scale figure, such as a prototype or scale size. The figure will be produced by Good Smile Company. The Nendoroid had its unpainted prototype teased, but details about a price and release date for both figures are still TBA.

Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refine Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure

The classic Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. scale figure is being refined in a new release! The colors and sculpting have been reworked to more faithfully match the original artwork by Miwa Shirou. The scale figure is scheduled to become available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop on April 30th at 12:00 PM JST.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2021 Winter Festival Ver.

A Nendoroid based on the winter theme Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 is being created! So far there’s only a glimpse of her sleeve in this picture, holding hands with the Summer Matsuri ver. Nendoroid. Additional details such as release date and pricing are still pending.

Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series continues to grow with the announcement of Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku! The above image of the (near?) final design was revealed, so we can expect info regarding preorders fairly soon. Stay tuned!





Apr 282021
 

The six finalists for the Snow Miku 2022 outfit design contest have been chosen, and can now be voted on by the community! Voting will be open on the official voting website until May 10th JST, and the winner will be announced on an unspecified future date.

The theme for the Snow Miku 2022 design contest was “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. Take a look at the finalists below, then go cast your vote! The chosen design will be featured in the upcoming Snow Miku 2022 in February next year.

Official Voting Site → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2022/en/index.html

  • Finalist #1 by クスノキさん – Used scallops as inspiration in the outfit design.
  • Finalist #2 by でつさん – A design inspired by a ship captain.
  • Finalist #3 by イルカさん – A design using elements of various popular hokkaido seafoods.
  • Finalist #4 by にゃんにゃさん – Used the sea angel (clione) as the design inspiration.
  • Finalist #5 by 皐月うさぎさん – Design inspired by whales, and a traditional Hokkaido fisherman song.
  • Finalist #6 by ARAM – Design motifs of a captain of an ice breaker ship.