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 222019
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 official album has been announced! In preparation for the upcoming Magical Mirai events in Osaka and Tokyo, the official album will be releasing on July 10th. The two disk album will be priced at 1,944 Yen, and will contain the following tracks and videos (in no particular order):

-= CD Tracklist =-
Bless Your Breath by KurageP feat. Hatsune Miku
Jump For Joy by EasyPop feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
ある計画は今も密かに by Shinra feat. Hatsune Miku (Song Contest Winner)
Until I Throw My Dreams Away and Become an Adult by Kasamura Touta feat. Hatsune Miku
Kill, Carry On by Police Piccadilly feat. Hatsune Miku
Even If It’s Your Happiness by HeavenzP feat. Megurine Luka
Deep Sea City Underground by tanakaB feat. Kagamine Rin
Main Character by *Luna feat. Kagamine Len
Ramnade Blue Longing by Aoto Kei feat. MEIKO
– 書き下ろし楽曲 by Umetora feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, KAITO

-= DVD Tracklist =-
– Bless Your Breath (Music Video)
– Jump For Joy (Music Video)

There’s also a chance to win a concert ticket for buying the album! Each copy of the album contains a unique serial code that can be entered into a lottery drawing for a free Magical Mirai concert ticket.

↓↓ Get the album on CDJapan! ↓↓

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place in Osaka on August 9th~11th, and in Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st. Applications for concert tickets will be open until May 13th at 11:59 PM JST!

Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Via @magicalmirai

Apr 182019
 

The main visual artwork and teaser song for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 has been released! This year’s main theme artwork was drawn by ni02 with the theme of “Future Circus”, giving her that fun carnival vibe! There’s concept art available, for those looking to make a cosplay or fan art!

Next is the special 15 second video, teasing a sample of the new theme song titled “Bless Your Breath” composed by producer KurageP/Wada Takeaki! Check it out below, along with the newly refreshed Magical Mirai 2019 official site!

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place this August and September in Osaka and Tokyo. Live event tickets are still on sale, so don’t miss out!

Magical Mirai 2019 Official Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Apr 172019
 

VOLKS, the creator of the Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku dolls, has announced there will be online after-event sales after the Dolls Party 41 event on April 28th! The online sales are announced to begin May 11th, 2019 JST. The Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku information page has been updated to show new information on the dolls, and the event dates.

Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku details page: https://www.volks.co.jp/miku/

Both DD Sakura Miku and Hatsune Miku Reboot will use VOLKS’ newer “F3” type body frame, which allows even better flexibility and posing possibilities versus previous versions.

The precise time the sale starts is not yet announced, so be sure to watch closely for that announcement at a later date! Dollfie Dream Sakura Miku will be priced at 72,144 Yen, while Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku Reboot will be priced at 71,064 Yen. Each one has their own details page as well.

Dollfie Dream Sakura Miku detail: https://www.volks.co.jp/miku/dd_miku_reboot/
Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku Reboot detail: https://www.volks.co.jp/miku/dd_miku_reboot/
VOLKS DD Twitter: https://twitter.com/volks_dd


Via @volks_dd

Apr 162019
 

Picture via @goodsmileracing

During last night’s news stream by Goodsmile Racing, the design for this year’s Thailand Cheer version of Racing Miku 2019 was announced! The design by @Annin_Oiko features Racing Miku with the usual tanned look, along with a sailor-outfit inspired 2 piece bikini and umbrella. She’s absolutely cute!

This design will be featured in upcoming merchandise, as well as at this year’s Round 4 race in Thailand for the SUPER GT 2019 competition. A figure is also likely to be announced sometime later, so stay tuned for those updates!

Trivia: Thailand version Racing Miku has been a reoccurring idea since the first design in 2014.

Apr 142019
 

As quoted by one of Goodsmile Racing’s own reporters, last night’s SUPER GT Sound 1 race in Okayama was… A strange one. The rainy weather was among the worst we’ve seen in any races to date, and resulted in many delays and accidents during the race. All of this eventually led to the early finish of the race at 31/82 laps completed, as there would have been no way to finish the race by 17:30, by regulation.

Although Goodsmile Racing suffered some minor damage to their rear bumper after a collision by two other nearby cars, they were still able to race. But the early race finish resulted in GSR placing 9th overall. This ranking was bumped to 8th after a confirmed penalty on the #11 car (the GAINER TANAX GT-R).

All drivers in the top 10 received half points for an incomplete race, resulting in GSR having a total of 1 and a half (1.5!) points. Quite an unusual race with an unusual score result. Here’s to hoping Round 2 in Fuji has better weather! That race will take place May 3rd~4th. Fight, GSR!