jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!

Apr 032020
 

Art design entries for the costume of Snow Miku 2021 and her pet rabbit Yukine are being accepted on Piapro! Every year, Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku fans from around the world are invited so submit their design ideas for a chance to have their Snow Miku featured at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido! The winning design will also be turned into a Nendoroid and Figma, and will be used in promotional material for the event.

The theme for next year is “Illumination in the image of Hokkaido Snow“. Entries are being accepted until April 17th at 5:00 PM PST. The finalists will be announced at the end of April, and the chosen design will be announced in August 2020.

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: 350dpi
License terms: Please post without licensing terms

Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.
The winning outfit design may be modified before use.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here!
  • Please also use the provided Yukine template. Download the high resolution template from here.
  • Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together on your entry as there is no separate submission for the two.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2021年雪ミク衣装” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses. During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If submitted correctly, your artwork should appear on the collaboration’s list of artwork entries. If you forgot to submit your artwork design without licenses, you will need to delete your post and try again, as the license cannot be modified afterwards.

Good luck to all participants!

> Snow Miku 2021 Collaboration Detail
> Snow Miku Official Site

Mar 302020
 

The classic Snow Miku 2011 Nendoroid, known as the “Snow Playtime Edition”, is getting a 2.0 version update and release, and is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop!

Nendoroid Snow Miku is back with a brand new 2.0 look!
In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of New Chitose Airport’s Snow Miku Sky Town, Nendoroid Snow Miku is back as Nendoroid Snow Miku 2.0! Snow Miku’s familiar outfit featuring gloves and a scarf has been brought into Nendoroid form. She comes with three face plates including an energetic smiling expression, an eager motivated expression and a cute winking expression.

Rabbit Yukine is also included, dressed in a blue scarf! Optional parts include various interchangeable hand parts with both glove and bare hand options, a snow crystal and a keyboard! Paper craft versions of Snow Miku’s different outfits from 2012 to 2020 on hangers are included along with a paper craft closet to display them in. Be sure to add this updated 2.0 version of Snow Miku to your collection!

The Snow Miku 2.0 Nendoroid is available exclusively for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5,000 JPY ($47.99 USD), and will be available for preorder until May 28th at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out sometime in August 2020! The Nendoroid is also expected to be available at GSC’s booth at future conventions and events, as well as the Snow Miku Sky Town shop this August, while supplies last.

You can also check out a more thorough photo review by Kahotan on her blog! → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2020/03/27/nendoroid-snow-miku-2-0/

> Preorder at Good Smile Company Online Shop (Global)
> Preorder at Good Smile Company Online Shop (USA & CA)

Mar 112020
 

As was previously hinted, there is now official confirmation that the Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada tour for this Spring is being postponed to a later, currently undecided time. Many other large gatherings and events have been suspended or delayed due to Coronavirus concerns, so this delay was inevitable until we see some sort of improvement in the situation globally. The health and safety of everyone is a priority!

Further postponement and ticket details for those that have purchased concert tickets are also due to be announced later via the official Miku Expo Twitter, or the official site. We hope for options to either transfer or refund tickets to be available, but we’ll have to wait to find out.

Miku Expo 2020 in USA & Canada Official Site: https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

Mar 102020
 

The new lineup of products from the recent Hatsune Miku fan forge from FOR FANS BY FANS is finally here! Coinciding with the upcoming Miku Expo 2020 USA and Canada tour, artworks were gathered to create illustrations with the theme of “Hatsune Miku ROCK!”. For this fan forge, 5 artist designs were chosen for t-shirt and backpack designs.

The grand prize winner of the fan forge was DIDIMOONS with their artwork titled “HIT IN AMERICA”. Several Miku Expo Award and Runner-up winners were also chosen: Bib Boss and their artwork titled “Rock Princess”, Larein and their artwork titled “Dazzling Rock Star”, 氷菓子(カナ) and their artwork titled “MIKUROCK”, and Lucas Prokopowich with their artwork “To The Beat of 2020”.

And remember, any FFxF merch purchase also supports the artists via commissions! And as luck would have it, there is a coupon code for 20% off that is valid until March 17th at 11:59 PM PST. Just remember to use the code MIKU2020 at checkout.

Fan Forge Feature Page: https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-community-designs.html

Mar 102020
 

Due to recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak concerns around the globe, and now in the southern region of California, it has been announced that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is being postponed to October 2020, for the weekends of the 16th and 23rd. Hatsune Miku’s appearance at the event will be postponed as well until these dates.

In further consideration of public health and safety, potential postponement of the Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada tour is being considered. All we can do from this point is wait to see the decisions that will be made. Stay safe, everyone!