Nov 292020
 

Looking to add a little Miku decor to your Christmas Holiday season, or maybe looking for a quick gift for a friend? Numbskull has both covered, with a Hatsune Miku Christmas ornament, and sets of enameled pins! And you can be assured they’re quality made, as my Miku plushie above was happy to show.

The Hatsune Miku Christmas ornament is made from metal, rather than glass or plastic, so you don’t have to worry about accidental breaking it! The ornament goes for $7~$10, depending on the store you grab it from. If you’re quick, it should arrive just before Christmas.

Bauble Heads Hatsune Miku Christmas Ornament → http://www.numskull.com/bauble-heads-hatsune-miku-christmas-decoration-ornament/

The enameled pins have 3 different designs/sets, and add that bit of cute Miku touch to whatever you fasten them to. They’re the perfect gift for a friend, or even to treat yourself! The enameled pins typically go for about $7.99 per set, but there’s a special offer for a 3 for $20 (or 3 for £20) promo going on Geek Store right now! Global shop links available via the official pin detail pages.

Pin set 1.1 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-1/
Pin set 1.2 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-2/
Pin set 1.3 → http://www.numskull.com/pin-kings/pin-kings-hatsune-miku-enamel-pin-badge-set-1-3/

Have a Merry, safe, and very Miku Christmas!

Nov 292020
 

Goodsmile Racing Finishes in 15th position at the season finale of Super GT at the Fuji International Speedway. Unfortunately, the team was eliminated from fighting for the championship as they failed to get pole position and would start the race in 24th.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would fight her way through the GT300 field until they were spun around by the #25 Hoppy Porsche on the 7th lap dropping the Miku AMG down to the bottom of the field again. The Porsche was given a drive through penalty for the incident.

As the race was about to end, the #37 Keeper TOM’s Supra was certain to win the race and take the championship, but suddenly as it was going through the final corner, the car ran out of fuel and the lead was snatched by the #100 Raybrig NSX along with the championship giving the team their second and final championship of their career. The number #56 Realize GT-R would win the championship in GT300 after finishing 2nd in the race in its class.

With no points scored for Goodsmile Racing after finishing in 15th place. The team has placed in 8th position in the drivers’ standing ending the team’s streak where they would win the championship every 3 years since 2011. A provisional schedule for the 2021 Super GT season was announced.

The full race can be seen on The Race YouTube Channel



 

Nov 272020
 

If you didn’t manage to get in on the beta version of Hatsune Miku NT, the official release is now here! The release isn’t without caveats, however, as only part of the software is ready for launch day.

The Original+ vocal database is the only one immediately available for use, as the Whisper+ and Dark+ DBs are being further refined before they’re pushed out as an addition via an update at a later date. This update will be provided for free to purchasers of the software. CFM staff has issued an apology for the delay in the inclusion of the other DBs.

Hatsune Miku NT via Sonicwire(Digital) → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt
Hatsune Miku NT via Crypton Web Store (Physical box with DL code) → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/pages/prod/virtualsinger/mikunt

A new demo has also been released, showcasing the raw vocal capabilities of the software, with very minimal tuning or adjustment. Everything showcased uses features built natively into the Hatsune Miku NT software and accompanying editor. The songs featured, in order, are cover versions of “Milk Crown on Sonechka” by yuzy, “Imerpial Girl” by R Sound Design, and “Hm? Ah, Yes.” by ChouchouP.

Lastly, a couple new main visual artworks were uploaded to the official Sonicwire page! The first is another standing pose of Hatsune Miku NT by iXima. Others may be added later, so be sure to check the page for updates. iXima also tweeted the photo below:

The second illustration uploaded as the background for the “Voice Library Summary” section is a beautiful illustration by Rella! They’ve also made the illustration available on their Twitter:

Nov 262020
 

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka kicked off today, and as expected, there were quite a few Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements made at the event! We’ve counted nine announcements so far, but will add more if we missed any at the time of writing.

Figure: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Symphony 5th Anniversary ver. & Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype (Nendoroid) & Figure Planning Announcement (Scale Figure)
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku Because You’re Here ver.
Reveal Type: Figure Planning Announcement
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival ver.
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival 1/7 Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype/Orders Opened
Release & Price: Preorders Now Open (Via F:NEX) Until Jan 27th, 2021, Priced at 24,640 JPY, Delivery June 2021
OTHER SHOPS: Tokyo Oaku Mode, Amiami
Via F:NEX

Figure: Sakura Miku 1/7 Scale Figure (Art by 岩十)
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via Spiritale

Figure: POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku YYB Type Ver.
Reveal Type: Unpainted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama

Figure: Hatsune Miku × ESP Doll Action Figure Nexus 1/6 Scale
Reveal Type: Figure Planning Announcement
Additional Detail: It is a seamless soft-skin pose-able type figure.
Release & Price: Release Summer 2021, Price TBA
Via Heart Co.

Figure: YOWU × F:NEX Hatsune Miku Cat Ear Headphone ver. 1/7 Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Photo via mikkurium

Nov 192020
 

Today is a good day for Snow Miku fans for updates! We’ve had official reveals of the Snow Miku 2021 Nednoroid, figma, as well as the wrapped street train today via Good Smile Comnpany staff, and the official Hatsune Miku blog. We’ve also now know the official name of the design: Glowing Snow ver.!

First up is the Snow Miku 2021 Nendoroid design, which is absolutely pretty! in case you previously missed it, the winning costume for Snow Miku 2021 was designed by Annatumikan. Three different faceplates will come included, along with a music book for some festive poses!



A lower resolution photo of the figma was also shared over on the Hatsune Miku blog. We expect more details about this figure to be released as we get closer to the Snow Miku event date:


Please note that pricing has not yet been mentioned for either figure, but they are scheduled to go up for pre-order on February 7th, 2020 JST.

Lastly, the wrap and interior of the Snow Miku street car has been revealed over on GSC Kahotan’s blog. The interior also features a banner of the upcoming Hatsune Miku NT software version release, and another photo of the figma!

If you’re wondering about the Snow Miku Street Train VR experience we mentioned before, the full experience will be made available starting December 1st, JST. So check back after that date!

Snow Miku Street Train VR → https://snowmiku.com/2021/location_train.html#train_vr

Via Piapro Blog & Kahotan