Sep 252019
 

Goodsmile Racing Finishes 2nd after a wild wet race at Sportsland Sugo. The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG qualified in 6th while the #61 Subaru BRZ set the fastest track record in GT300 taking them to pole position during qualifying.

The race started under the Safety Car as the whole track was wet. There was a mix of teams racing with dry slick tyres and wet threaded tyres as teams gambled whether the track would dry up or not. The race went underway on the third lap with teams on the wet tyres overtaking the team on the dry tyres that were struggling for grip on the wet track.

The #4 Miku AMG would catch up to 4th place overtaking the cars with slick tyres. There were overtakes and spins all over the track, as Miku would take on the Evangelion Unit 01 that is the #33 EVA Nissan GT-R. The Miku AMG would overtake the EVA GT-R and would chase the #56 Realize GT-R overtaking it at the chicane just like the EVA some few laps ago.

The #4 Miku AMG would then chase the #55 ARTA NSX GT3 for the lead but right behind them was GT300’s reigning champions the #65 Leon AMG. The battle for 2nd place would last for about 25 or so laps until Leon’s Bridgestone tyres would take advantage over Miku’s Yokohama tyres and would overtake Miku for second place.

Halfway through the race, the safety car would deploy when the #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R beached itself in the gravel. The top 3 GT300 cars (ARTA, Leon and Miku) would stop for their mandatory pit stop before the safety car deployed.

The race would restart on Lap 43 where Miku and Leon would return to their battle from where they left off. The Miku AMG would take back the position back from the Leon AMG from around the outside of the final turn.

The Miku AMG would catch up to the ARTA NSX where they kept on battling for the lead while lapping other GT300 cars and moving out of the way for the GT500 cars, until the latter was able to fend off Miku until they started making a gap as the race reached the closing stages and eventually winning the race with Miku finishing 2nd place just 15 seconds behind the leading car.

Goodsmile Racing has jumped to 3rd place in the championship standing. But in order for the team to win the championship they must win the race and secure pole position in qualifying as well as should ARTA place 11th or below and K-Tunes placing 3rd or below.

The next race which would be the season finale will be at Twin Ring Motegi on the 2nd and 3rd of November. Who will be the new Super GT champions of 2019? Anything can happen.

Until then, Fight GSR!

Sep 192019
 

The Snow Miku: Snow Princess 1/7 scale figure from Good Smile Company, based on the Snow Miku 2019 main visual design, is now available for preorder!

Presenting the lovely snow princess.

The Hokkaido support character Snow Miku is now a 1/7th scale figure! Based on the theme “Princess of the Hokkaido Winter”, illustrator KEI key visual of Snow Miku 2019 has been brought to life in outstanding detail. The numerous soft frills of her dress and pearly appearance of her intricate hairstyle are just two highlights of this magnificent figure.

Miku’s joyous expression as illustrated by KEI has been faithfully captured and brought to life. A special memorial base featuring a design based on 10 years of Snow Miku history is included. Be sure to add this sweet snow princess to your collection!

Preorders are available from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 24,800 JPY, or $236.99 USD, and is available for preorder until November 21st at 12:00 PM JST. The expected shipping date is March 2021. You can also find her available from these other online stores!

Check back for pending links!
> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!) PENDING
> CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
> Good Smile Company
> Good Smile Company US
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan (PENDING)
> Hobby Link Japan

Don’t forget to check out Kahotan’s photo review on her blog! → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2019/09/18/snow-miku-snow-princess-ver/

Sep 172019
 

The MIKU EXPO 2020 European tour has just launched a new site update with five-cities tour reveal and a main visual release by the artist POKImari! The five cities include London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Barcelona, and will have their ticket sales go live on September 27th at 5:00 pm JST. Check out the dates and venues below!

London

Date: January 11th, 2020
Venue: O2 Academy Brixton (ticket page)

Paris

Date: January 16th, 2020
Venue: Le Zénith Paris (ticket page coming soon)

Berlin

Date: January 20th, 2020
Venue: Verti Music Hall (ticket page)

Amsterdam

Date: January 24th, 2020
Venue: Ziggo Dome (ticket page)

Barcelona

Date: January 28th, 2020
Venue: Sant Jordi Club (ticket page coming soon)

Additionally, as part of MIKU EXPO 5th anniversary, a special song contest will be held on October 1st at 17:00 JST~October 31st at 23:59 JST in search for a Grand Prix winner featuring Miku in any languages to be adopted into the tour’s concert setlist. More details will be announced on September 27th.

Miku Expo Twitter
https://twitter.com/mikuexpo
Miku Expo 2020 European tour

https://mikuexpo.com/europe2020/

Tweet by the main visual artist POKImari

Sep 122019
 

The official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel has uploaded a recording of the live performance of “Bless Your Breath” from Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo! Check it out below:

Additionally, a digest video of the Magical Mirai 2019 exhibition in Osaka has been uploaded, summarizing the various activities from the event:

Feel free to share some of your own positive memories from the event in the comments below!

Sep 102019
 

Based on the visual by Kanzaki Hiro, the Racing Miku 2018 Summer Ver. 1/7 scale figure is now open for preorder! She’s now available on Good Smile Company’s online shop and other online stores!

Featuring the official character of the 2018 Hatsune Miku GT Project.
Presenting a 1/7th scale figure of the official character of the 2018 Hatsune Miku GT Project: Racing Miku 2018 Summer Ver.! Popular illustrator Hiro Kanzaki’s original illustration has been brought to life in meticulous detail.

Translucent parts are utilized for recreating her hair in order to give it a delicate, slightly see-through appearance. Don’t miss the masterful sculpting of her toned legs, stomach and shoulders shown off in her Summer Ver. outfit. Be sure to add her to your collection!

*This product is a GSR coupon item.
https://www.goodsmileracing.com/sponsors/coupon/?language=en

Preorders open now until October 10th at 12:00 JST. She’s priced at 16,500 yen on Good Smile Company’s online shop, and will ship in December 2020. She’s also available from these online stores!

Product Page
https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/8772/
Check out the review on Kahotan’s blog for more photos!
 → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2019/09/06/racing-miku-2018-summer-ver/

Check back in a few hours for pending links!
> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
> CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
> Good Smile Company
> AmiAmi
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan
> Hobby Link Japan