Apr 292021
 

The Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver. 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile company is now available for preorder! This special figure remake also includes a Good Smile Company 20th anniversary book, which features the staff’s top 20 items, special interviews and more (book is in Japanese only).

Celebratory Figure:
Presenting a new “Refined” version of Good Smile Company’s 1/8th scale figure “Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver.” originally released in 2012. From “Love is War”, the popular song composed by ryo and produced by supercell with illustrations by Shirou Miwa, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku! Shirou Miwa’s illustration has been faithfully recreated, with key details like the contrast between Miku’s pale skin and her vivid hair color masterfully captured in figure form. Miku is posed holding a megaphone in one hand as she leans over the railing to shout, with her skirt and hair waving wildly as though blown by the wind. Be sure to add this dynamic, powerful figure of a girl entrenched in a war of love to your collection!

The scale figure is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 19,800 JPY ($188.99 USD), and can be preordered until May 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST, or until preorder inventory is depleted. She’s expected to release in March 2022. You can also find her at the other online shops listed below!

Links will be updated as they become available.

  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • CDJapan (Link Pending)
  • Amiami (Link Pending)
  • Hobby Search (Link Pending)
  • Nippon Yasan (Link Pending)

Lastly, don’t forget to check out Kahotan’s more in-depth photo review on her blog! → https://ameblo.jp/gsc-mikatan/entry-12670243116.html

Apr 282021
 

Along with the announcement of the Snow Miku 2022 & Rabbit Yukine design finalists, Good Smile Company decided to announce and tease several new Hatsune Miku figures, and give updates on others. Check them out below! If you’d like to watch the live stream event, there’s a recording available on YouTube.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku if

Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.

Nendoroid & Scale Figure of Hatsune Miku NT

Hatsune Miku NT, the latest version release of Hatsune Miku’s software, is having her design transformed into a scale figure and Nendoroid! There’s no further details on the scale figure, such as a prototype or scale size. The figure will be produced by Good Smile Company. The Nendoroid had its unpainted prototype teased, but details about a price and release date for both figures are still TBA.

Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refine Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure

The classic Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. scale figure is being refined in a new release! The colors and sculpting have been reworked to more faithfully match the original artwork by Miwa Shirou. The scale figure is scheduled to become available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop on April 30th at 12:00 PM JST.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2021 Winter Festival Ver.

A Nendoroid based on the winter theme Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 is being created! So far there’s only a glimpse of her sleeve in this picture, holding hands with the Summer Matsuri ver. Nendoroid. Additional details such as release date and pricing are still pending.

Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series continues to grow with the announcement of Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku! The above image of the (near?) final design was revealed, so we can expect info regarding preorders fairly soon. Stay tuned!





Apr 282021
 

The six finalists for the Snow Miku 2022 outfit design contest have been chosen, and can now be voted on by the community! Voting will be open on the official voting website until May 10th JST, and the winner will be announced on an unspecified future date.

The theme for the Snow Miku 2022 design contest was “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. Take a look at the finalists below, then go cast your vote! The chosen design will be featured in the upcoming Snow Miku 2022 in February next year.

Official Voting Site → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2022/en/index.html

  • Finalist #1 by クスノキさん – Used scallops as inspiration in the outfit design.
  • Finalist #2 by でつさん – A design inspired by a ship captain.
  • Finalist #3 by イルカさん – A design using elements of various popular hokkaido seafoods.
  • Finalist #4 by にゃんにゃさん – Used the sea angel (clione) as the design inspiration.
  • Finalist #5 by 皐月うさぎさん – Design inspired by whales, and a traditional Hokkaido fisherman song.
  • Finalist #6 by ARAM – Design motifs of a captain of an ice breaker ship.





Apr 122021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the opening race of Super GT at the Okayama International Circuit in 14th position after starting at the back of the grid in 27th place after being eliminated in the first qualifying session prior to the race on the previous day.

The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.

The safety car got deployed again when the #360 Run-Up Nissan GT-R went off the track and collided with the wall at the first corner of the track. But before the safety car deployed, a lot of teams stopped for their mandatory pitstop fearing that the safety car would deploy again which led to the pit lane being overcrowded as teams were pushing back their cars due to the limited space they have.

The race would finish with the #14 ENEOS Toyota Supra winning the race in GT500 while the reigning champions in GT300, the #56 Realize Nissan GT-R would win in their category with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in 14th position just a lap behind from the class leader.

With no points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing is currently outside of the top 10 in the drivers’ standing along with the other teams that also did not score points. As this was only the first race, we still have another seven more races so look forward to the upcoming races.

The next race will be at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of May. Do keep in mind that the race will run on a Tuesday as it will be Golden Week in Japan.

Apr 112021
 

The next Miku Expo inspired Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans is up and running, and accepting art entries from all over the world! Your artworks, if selected, could be used for shirts, wallets, backpacks, and other collectables.

Submission Deadline

  • April 26th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow Ver.
  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • DX Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

Runner Up Prize (Several Winners)

  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

GUIDELINES

  • Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or have guardian consent.
  • Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
  • “Mash-ups” or “cross-overs” will not be accepted.
  • Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
  • Don’t submit similar versions of the same design. This will only divide your votes.
  • Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged, but please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
  • Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

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Click here for contest detail