Jul 262019

Starting on August 1st, Nankai Electric Railway in Osaka will begin its collaboration with Hatsune Miku, transforming the look of its trains, station decor, and offering exclusive goods! This means visitors traveling to Magical Mirai in Osaka will also have a chance to check out what the collaboration has to offer.

Three main visuals have been created for this collaboration by the illustrators apapico, Maou, and Nokuhashi.

Here’s a quick rundown of the collaboration details!

Original Head Mark Design by Apapico (Aug 1st ~ Aug 30th)
・Head mark placed on six 9000 series cars operating on the Nankai Main Line, Airport Line, Wakayamakoko Line.
・Head mark placed on six 6200 series cars operating on the Takano Line and Senboku High-speed Railway Line.

Head Mark design by apapico

Life-size Panel Display (Aug 1st ~ Aug 30th)
・LOCATIONS: Namba Station 2F Service Center, Kansai Airport Station Home Waiting Room, Mikunigaoka Station Concourse.
・3 types in total (1 per location).

Station Name Poster (Aug 1st ~ Aug 30th)
・LOCATION: Mikunigaoka Station (Down-train Platform)

Station name poster preview

Goods Sale (Aug 9th ~ Sep 1st)
・Sales will end early if sold out.
・Business hours will vary by store.
・Limited pin badge (1000 total) given to individuals (1 per person) that spend 3900 Yen or more at these store locations:
– Namba Station the second floor service center
– Asahiya bookstore Namba CITY store
– Ansuri N. KLASS Sangokugaoka store

– Namba Station 2F Service Center A, Ansley N. KLASS Sangokugaoka store (in front of Nankai Electric Railway Sangokugaoka Station ticket gate)
– Asahiya bookstore Namba CITY store Oh, AAS HOBBY SHOP (Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 ・ International flight south departure area 2F)
– AAS Character Shop MM (Kansai International Airport Terminal 1, General Area, 3rd Floor)

・CONTENTS: A4-size clear files (3 kinds, 500 Yen each), 7.5cm can badges (8 kinds, 500 Yen each), 15cm can badge (1 kind, 1500 Yen), Acrylic keychains (8 kinds, 1000 Yen each), IC card stickers (4 kinds, 1000 Yen each), muffler towels (4 kinds, 2000 Yen each), full-graphic t-shirt (7000 Yen), coaster (1000 Yen).

> Nanakai Press Release
Via @cfm_miku

Jul 252019

Crypton Future Media has announced their very own app for sharing information on Hatsune Miku and other virtual singers, titled Miku Navi! Miku Navi is an app that keeps Miku followers updates on news, goods, event information and more. Users can also check-in at events (starting with Magical Mirai 2019) by scanning QR codes with the app for a chance to get special gifts.

Miku Navi Official Site: https://mikunavi.com/index_en.html

Miku Navi is available for both iOS and Android platforms, and is available in Japanese, Chinese, and even English! The artwork and visuals for the app were drawn by Nokuhashi, which increases the app’s cuteness factor by x39. Grab the app and check it out for yourself!

> Download for iOS
> Download for Android

It looks like we’re getting even more competition. 頑張ります!

Jul 252019

The Hatsune Miku: Gradation Resort ver. prize figure from SEGA is now available at local arcades in Japan and various online stores. She’s based on the Gradation Resort ver. module from Project Diva Arcade: Future Tone, and wears a lovely polka dot swimsuit complemented with turqoise-colored music note hair clips and scrunchies – a perfect figure to lift up your spirit for summer!

Try your chance at winning her at the local arcades, or keep an eye out for online stores!

Product Details: http://segaplaza.jp/channel/sub_channel.php?t=253&sub_channel_id=4606

Jul 252019

A prototype of the Hatsune Miku: Miku Expo Digital Stars Ver. 1/7 scale figure has made its first public appearance today at Miku Expo 2019 in Hong Kong!

Photos via @umaslim

The figure’s design is based on Tsurushima Tatsumi’s main visual art for the Miku Expo Digital Stars DJ live events in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Photos from fans has given us a nice view of the unpainted sculpture, as well as its DJ board styled base. She will be 23cm tall with the base.

Local preorders for the figure in Hong Kong will be open until September 12th, 2019 at the Youme Cafe and Manga Shop, and has a price of $1,099 HKD ($140 USD). Orders placed at these stores are expected to ship in Autumn 2019. However, they only ship to the following countries: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, and Japan.

We’re hoping this figure will also be made available for an overseas release!

Miku Expo 2019 in TW & HK: https://mikuexpo.com/twhk2019/