Oct 302017

Step aside, Snow Miku! This time Hatsune Miku herself is getting her own themed car in the latest Daihatsu collaboration. For the 2018 Hatsune Miku X Daihatsu collab, the Daihatsu Move Canbus is getting the touch-up treatment to add bits of Hatsune Miku styling (specifically, that of KEI’s original Miku V2 design) to the vehicle’s interior and exterior.

For exterior accents, there’s the hood stripe decal in the shape of Miku’s tie, door mirror decal matching Miku’s “01” tattoo, rear quarter glass decal matching the pattern on Miku’s boots, fuel cap decal with Miku’s silhouette, and a rear emblem honoring Miku’s 10th anniversary.

For the Move Canbus’ interior touches, you’ll find even more customizations: steering wheel covers, shift lever covers, seat belt pads, rear seat floor mats, and seat covers!

Further details about the car’s availability and pricing is still to be announced, and Daihatsu will be posting updates on the official collaboration site, as well as the official Facebook page.

Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu site: https://www.dbsc.co.jp/lp/miku.html
Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daihatsu.miku/

Daihatsu has previously collaborated with Snow Miku for the Mira Cocoa (2014) and Cast Activa (2016). Perhaps we’ll see a new Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu collaboration every 2 years? For those curious, the Move Canbus is classified as a “KEI” type car, and isn’t legal for use in the United States, and possibly other countries.

Oct 292017

Get ready for the Snow Miku 2018 hype train! Concert ticket applications will begin November 2nd at 12:00 PM JST for both Japan and overseas applicants. Registrations will be open until November 20th at 11:59 PM JST, with registration results to be announced soon after. General ticket applications are scheduled for December 24th, but there’s no detail yet on overseas availability for this option.

Concert Start Times

February 9th, 2018 (Friday)
Daytime – Door 1:00 PM, Start 2:00 PM
Evening – Door 6:00 PM, Start 7:00 PM

February 10th, 2018 (Saturday)
Daytime – Door 1:00 PM, Start 2:00 PM
Evening – Door 5:00 PM, Start 6:00 PM


Venue: Zepp Sapporo
Address: 4 Chome-4 Minami 9 Jonishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 064-0809, Japan

Ticket Tiers

1st Floor (Standing, Daytime and Evening)
7,000 Yen per person
Suitable for 1~2 persons
Separate 500 Yen Drink Fee Per Person Required Upon Entry

2nd Floor (Seated, Evening Only)
7,000 Yen per person
Suitable for 3~5 persons
Separate 500 Yen Drink Fee Per Person Required Upon Entry

U-18 (Daytime only)
3,900 Yen per person
For those born after April 2, 1998
Separate 500 Yen Drink Fee Per Person Required Upon Entry

Snow Miku 2018 Official Site: http://snowmiku.com/2018/
Snow Miku 2018 Live Ticket Detail: http://snowmiku.com/2018/live_ticket.html

Oct 272017

Prior to her concert in Malaysia this December, Hatsune Miku will be making a stop at Shanghai, China to perform live as announced today on the official Hatsune Miku Weixin.  The live concert, titled “MIKU WITH YOU“, will be taking place at Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall E5) on November 25th, and features a main visual by the illustrator TID.

More information will follow soon. Stay tuned!

TID on Pixiv → https://www.pixiv.net/u/418969
Announcement on Weixin → https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Tuec1cbKO9EzjGxTWht1sg

EDIT: Official site is now live! http://www.scla.com.cn/hatsunemiku2017/index.asp

Oct 262017

The winning illustration for the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary figure project by Good Smile Company has been announced!  The grand prize winner will be made into a scale figure, with the top 100 entries (from nearly 2,400 entries) to receive the Hatsune Miku: 10th anniversary 1/7 scale figure as a prize.  Congratulations to the grand prize winner Pomu!

The winning illustration will be on display with the top 100 entries from the contest starting today at pixiv Zingaro in Nakano until November 7th. We’re getting not only one, but two Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary figures this year, and they both will be on display at the aforementioned exhibition.

Stay tuned for more information about the figure!

Official site → http://special.goodsmile.info/miku10th/en/
Pomu’s winning illustration on Pixiv → https://www.pixiv.net/i/65040104
Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary exhibition at pixiv Zingaro → http://pixiv-zingaro.jp/exhibition/miku10th
View the top 100 and all entries → https://www.pixiv.net/contest/miku10th


Oct 252017

As Hatsune Miku’s iconic appearance becomes more known around the world, Japan further recognizes her as an important symbol of modern Japan culture. This is reflected in the latest PR video from TokyoTokyo, where Hatsune Miku makes a surprise appearance. TokyoTokyo is an officially recognized tourist info page detailing Tokyo’s unique style of culture, mixing traditional with cutting-edge.

Hatsune Miku makes her appearance 7 seconds into the video, which symbolizes the theme of Tokyo offering “Unique” experiences you wont find anywhere else. She also appears in the short preview playing in the background of the TokyoTokyo homepage.

Quoted from TokyoTokyo Unique detail page:

The development of woodblock printing technology in the 18th century brought ukiyo-e prints into the mainstream of popular culture. Most arresting were the nishiki-e, or “brocade prints” made using more than 10 color print blocks, a unique Japanese art form that influenced the Impressionist artists. Meanwhile, it is now 10 years since the birth of Hatsune Miku, the Vocaloid character that symbolizes Japanese culture today. She is an example of Japan’s art finding new fans the world over.

Check out the official PR Video below!

TokyoTokyo Homepage: https://tokyotokyo.jp/
TokyoTokyo Unique Page: https://tokyotokyo.jp/old-meets-new/unique/