May 242019
 


Today is the qualifying race for SUPER GT 2019 Round 3 in Suzuka! Goodsmile Racing is hoping for a much better performance in today and tomorrow’s races, and this time the weather looks like it will make it easier. Illustrator Annin Oiko has drawn today’s cheer illustration, with a brilliant smile to help guide GSR to victory! Fight, GSR!

Just in time for the next round of races is the launch of figma Racing Miku 2019 from Good Smile Company’s shop! If you’ve been wanting this year’s Racing Miku figma without the additional sponsors benefits, now’s your chance to to snag her.

A figma of the official character of the 2019 Hatsune Miku GT Project!

The 2019 edition of the official character of the 2019 Hatsune Miku GT Project, Racing Miku, is joining the figma series! This year’s design is illustrated by Annindofu and the figma can easily be posed in the original pose from the original illustration along with various other poses! An articulated figma stand is also included, allowing for all sorts of different scenes!

The figma is available from Good Smile Company’s online shop starting today, and will be taking preorders until June 20th at 12:00 PM JST. She’s priced at 7,700 JPY ($69.99 USD), and is expected to ship in November 2019. She’s also available from these other online shops listed below!

This is a GSR Coupon item. Details here → https://www.goodsmileracing.com/sponsors/coupon/?language=en

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
> CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
> Hobby Link Japan
> Good Smile Company
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

For those that would like to enjoy additional benefits, round 2 of figma sponsors courses are available until June 17th, 2019! Check them out here → http://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/sponsor/personal/

May 242019
 

The first batch of Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 official goods is finally out, and they’re available for preorder starting now! The first batch includes: full graphic t-shirts, muffler towels, penlights, and shopping bags. The full graphic t-shirts and muffler towels are preorder exclusive, so don’t miss this opportunity as there is no venue sale!

  • Full graphic t-shirts: 5,500 yen (preorder exclusive)
  • Muffler towels: 1,500 yen (preorder exclusive)
  • Penlights: 3,000 yen
  • Shopping bags: 1,000 yen

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place in Osaka on August 9th~11th, and in Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st. Preorders will be available until June 2nd at 23:59 JST. Please note that shipping outside Japan requires friends or a proxy as all items can only be delivered within Japan.

Official Goods Page
https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods.html
Official Goods Web Store
https://miku-store.com/

May 242019
 

Ever wondered what Hatsune Miku would look like if she was drawn in the art style of Yuru Yuri anime and manga series? Well, the series character artist Namori has done just that with a recent doodle on Twitter!

Namori says it’s just a らくがき (sketch), so it leaves us wondering how this art would look if she went crazy with it. It’s already very cute as it is! Check out the full size artwork from the tweet above.

As a fun trivia, the voice actor of Sugiura Ayano from the Yuru Yuri anime series was Fujita Saki, the same voice provider for Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID voicebank!

May 232019
 

Snow Miku illust by Rassu

The final stage performance at this year’s 28th YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo will be livened up by a collaboration between Snow Miku and the Pokemon Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix! The trio will make a special appearance to enliven the event’s stage during the “Final Stage Part 1”, and perform to the song Gohatto Disco by Satsuki ga Tenkomori.

Additionally, Rabbit Yukine will be making an appearance at the event’s parade. The Snow Miku Special Team hopes you’ll come and enjoy the show, don’t miss it!

Snow Mikudayo and Rabbit Yukine

What is the YOSAKOI Soran Festival?

June, the month when lush greenery is abundant in the streets of Sapporo.
Situated along a main road one simply cannot miss, watch as Odori Park and several places around the city transform into the center stages of this event!

The YOSAKOI Soran Festival first came about when in 1992, the clappers used in the original Yosakoi Festival from Kochi Prefecture was adapted into Hokkaido’s traditional folk song “Soran Bushi”. Clothed in brightly colored outfits, the dancers beat their clappers to the melody of Soran Bushi, dancing in a spirited and dynamic way. The energy from their dances permeates through the streets, creating a lively atmosphere.”

Yosakoi Soran Homesite: https://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

May 192019
 

DIVALLER Controller Sample Image

Leave it to a smaller, independent controller creator to make what might be one of the better looking controllers out there for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games. Hong Kong based 3rd party controller maker GAMO2 appears to have done just that with their teaser of the “DIVALLER” USB controller for PS3, PS4 and PC platforms.

The controller button layout, as well as the inclusion of an actual arcade-style slide bar, might make for one of the most genuine arcade-like gameplay experiences for Project Diva players at home. Here’s to hoping this controller will function as well as it looks!

Being 3rd party, this controller is unofficial and purposely avoids any direct references to Hatsune Miku, minus the hairband and twin-tail decoration on the controller face. But Hatsune Miku fans will know quite well what this is for, and that means the design nailed it.

The controller is expected to be released around 4th quarter of 2019 for a currently unspecified amount, according to GAMO2 on Twitter. The design may also not be finalized yet, so be sure to watch for updates.