Aug 312020
 

Happy 13th Birthday to the world’s Digital Songstress, Hatsune Miku! The past year hasn’t been without a few hiccups, but some important memories were still made along the way. Snow Miku 2020 was quite enjoyable, Magical Mirai 2020 still appears to be happening in 2020, SUPER GT is underway, and there were a few collaborations here and there as well.

As always, there’s a wealth of new music and illustrations from various creators around the world to celebrate this special day. We’ll throw a few into the post below, but be sure to share some of your own favorites in the comments with other fans! You can explore more on Twitter with the hashtag #初音ミク誕生祭2020, and on Pixiv with the tag 初音ミク誕生祭2020!
















Aug 302020
 

Happy August 31st, everyone! As a surprise for Hatsune Miku’s 13th anniversary, the main visual art for Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo has been released! Also designed by Fuzi Choco, the design keeps a colorful festive theme, but Miku takes on a fluffier and cuter looking outfit for the Winter Festival.

Costume design detail via Magical Mirai Official Site

Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo is scheduled for December 18th~20th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Tokyo. Like the Osaka performance, however, the tickets will not be available for overseas due to pandemic concerns.

Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo
Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site

Aug 272020
 

At long last, the Hatsune Miku Nendoroid from the Digimon Adventure 20th anniversary collaboration is now available for preorder!

Presenting a collaboration Nendoroid from Hatsune Miku and Digimon!
From the Hatsune Miku x Digimon Adventure Collaboration for Digimon Adventure’s 20th Anniversary comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing an Agumon kigurumi! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a curious blank expression and a smiling expression. Optional parts include a butterfly and goggles. The Nendoroid features advanced articulation, allowing you to create all kinds of poses. Be sure to add this very special Nendoroid to your collection!

Good Smile Company isn’t making getting this particular Nendoroid easy. She seems to be locked to the Japanese store for 5500 JPY, possibly due to licensing restrictions. However, the website Hobby Search seems to have the situation covered, and is allowing worldwide reservations! Besides Hobby Search, if other sources also become available, we’ll add them here!

> CDJapan Product Page
> Hobby Search Product Page
> Amiami Product Page

If you plan to order from the Japanese GSC shop via a proxy, preorders will remain open until October 21st at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in May 2021.

Aug 242020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in 8th position after a chaotic race at the Suzuka International Circuit. The team placed 19th in qualifying after being eliminated in the first session prior to the race.

The race started with drama on the first lap when the #61 Subaru BRZ and #30 apr Toyota Prius collided causing the latter to crash into the foam barriers forcing them out of the race triggering the safety car. Just as the race restarts the #16 Mugen NSX collides with the barriers with their rear left tyre missing and retiring from the race.

Halfway into the race the safety car was deployed again when the bonnet of the #24 Realize GT-R came off onto the track. As the race restarted, most of the teams including the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG have pitted for their driver change and new tyres.

As the race was on it’s final laps, more drama started to unfold with GT300’s reigning champions the #55 ARTA NSX GT3 colliding with the #56 Realize GT-R forcing both cars off the track shortly followed the former having to pull over after their radiator failed.

As the cars were on their final lap the #61 Subaru BRZ would get involved with another contact, this time with the #65 Leon AMG crashing and spinning, but the battle for 3rd place was still up for grabs as the #2 Lotus Evora MC snatched the position overtaking both the BRZ and the GT-R around the spoon curve.

The race was over in GT500 with the #23 Nismo Motul Autech GT-R taking victory, but it wasn’t over yet in GT300 and the #56 Realize GT-R spins after colliding with the #10 Gainer GT-R. But in the end, it was the #11 Gainer TANAX GT-R who finished in GT300.

The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th place scoring 3 points for the team but remains in 13th in the drivers’ standing. The next race will be at the Twin Ring Motegi on the 12th and 13th of September.

The full race can be re-watched on The Race YouTube channel:



Aug 202020
 

The winner of the Snow Miku 2021 costume design contest has been announced! Although the announcement was supposed to be made during Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka, that event was delayed due to COVID-19 related concerns. However, they didn’t want that to hold back the big reveal. The winner of next year’s Snow Miku costume design was Entry #6, illustrated by Annatumikan!

Matching with the theme of “Illumination”, the outfit features holiday light accents, and a clock-tower design on her cap! Natsumikan was quite ecstatic about the win, saying their dream of designing a Snow Miku had finally come true.

If everything goes according to plan, we should see more news about the upcoming Snow Miku 2021 event this October or November, including Nendoroid and Figma figure info. We’ll see you then!

Snow Miku 2021 Contest Page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2021snowmiku/result
Snow Miku Official Site → https://snowmiku.com/