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!

Jul 292020
 

I’ve personally been very excited for this day to arrive: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Kōrin Kimono Ver. is now available for preorder! And she’s definitely one of the more stunning and beautiful Hatsune Miku Nendoroids to date.

From the Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku in the Kōrin Kimono!
From the Tokyo National Museum and the National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties’ Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing the Kōrin Kimono!

Hatsune Miku has been recreated in Nendoroid size based on the original illustration of her wearing the Kōrin Kimono by illustrator/character designer En Morikura. She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a smiling expression and a smiling expression with closed eyes. A Japanese umbrella and Chinese bellflower to pair with her kimono are included as well. A portion of the sales of this product will be donated to the Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project.

About the Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project: https://cpcp.nich.go.jp/fuyuki/

*For every purchase, Crypton Future Media and Good Smile Company will donate 5% of the purchase price to the Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project

The Nendoroid is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 6800 Yen ($65 USD). She’ll be available for preorder until September 24th at 12:00 PM JST, and is expected to ship out in January 2021. She’s also available for preorder from the other shops linked below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

For more photos of the figure, you can check out Kahotan’s blog! → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2020/07/28/nendoroid-hatsune-miku-korin-kimono-ver/

Jul 212020
 

The scale figure figure commemorating 5 years of Hatsune Miku Expo around the world, featuring the outfit design from the music video Lucky☆Orb, is now available for preorder!

Clap Your Hands Up!
From the music video for Lucky☆Orb feat. Hatsune Miku by emon(Tes.), the 5th Anniversary Theme Song for the world concert tour series “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO”, comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku!

This version of Hatsune Miku created from a special collaboration between Kasoku Sato, animation director of the music video and creator of the “Kasoku-Shiki Miku”, and Fantasista Utamaro, director of the music video and creator of the artwork that adorns Miku’s outfit, has been faithfully recreated in figure form under the complete supervision of both artists.

Miku’s twisted twintails, a hallmark of the Kasoku-Shiki Miku design, and her delicate physique have been carefully sculpted in detail. Be sure to add her to your collection!

The figure is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 19,800 JPY ($189 USD), which also includes a special artwork print as a bonus! She’s available for preorder until September 17th at 12:00 PM JST, and is expected to ship out in April 2022.

You can also preorder her from the other shop links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search

As always, there’s a photo review up on Kahotan’s blog if you’re craving more previews of this bright and colorful figure! → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2020/07/21/hatsune-miku-miku-expo-5th-anniv-lucky%e2%98%86orb-uta-x-kasoku-ver/

Jul 062020
 

It’s time to get your cheer in gear, the Racing Miku 2020 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile Company is now available for preorder exclusively from their online shop!

A scale figure of the official character of the 2020 Hatsune Miku GT Project!
The official character of the 2020 Hatsune Miku GT Project, Racing Miku 2020 Ver. by popular illustrator LEN[A-7], is now a 1/8th scale figure! The original 2020 Racing Miku illustration by LEN[A-7] has been carefully brought to life in eye-popping detail.
The figure features a perfect balance between the mechanical parts featured on her boots and headphones and her adorable, fit physique. Be sure to add her to your collection!

The Racing Miku 2020 scale figure is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and will be available to order until September 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s priced at 16,800 JPY ($160 USD), and is expected to ship in September 2021. You can grab her from the links below!

> Good Smile Online Shop (US & CA Store)
> Good Smile Online Shop (Global)

And if you’re interested in a better preview, you can read Kahotan’s photo review over on her blog. → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2020/07/06/racing-miku-2020-ver-hatsune-miku-gt-project/

Jun 262020
 

Well, the time since 2011 has really flown, hasn’t it? It has taken a little less than 9 years, but the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel is celebrating its 1 Million Subscriber milestone today!

The channel was originally launched in December 2011, in a move that many fans felt was long overdue at the time. 312 uploads and 100+ million video views later, there’s been a lot to talk about and celebrate in the Hatsune Miku fan community!

It was also around the 2011 time period that the overseas fanbase for Hatsune Miku really started to take off, and we’ve continued to grow at a steady pace around the globe. We, the fans, have come together to make this achievement possible!

Is there any video in particular over the years from the channel that was a favorite of yours? Share them in the comments below! Personally, I enjoy the event digest videos recapping major events, such as Snow Miku and Magical Mirai.

Jun 262020
 

Hatsune Miku Tap Wonder, the tapping progression mobile game from Crypton Future Media and Ateam is now available for download on Android, iOS and Amazon devices! Early downloaders will also receive the Hatsune Miku V4X costume set for free after signing into the game.

Website & Download → https://www.miku-tap.com/en/

Additionally, a new BGM and illustration recruitment collaboration has been launched on Piapro. Summer-themed background music, costume designs and pets are being accepted until July 17th at 5:00 PM JST. Roughly 25 works in total will be adopted in this collaboration, and will be featured in the game! To enter, please make sure to follow the guidelines below.

Collaboration Page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/index

BGM Collaboration Detail


■ Number of works to be adopted: 10
■ Target Character: Hatsune Miku (Kagamine Rin/Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito can all be used for chorus)
■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Song Length: 5 minutes or less.
■ Song Format: MP3
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ Song entries must be new or previously unpublished works, and not signed into any contracts.
■ Be sure to attach the lyrics with the song (easiest way would be in the song description).
■ If posting song titles in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized titles in the description.
■ Please note you will need to provide WAV data if your song is selected.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the BGM if your song is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_BGM2” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit BGM <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list

Pet Design Detail


■ Number of works to be adopted: 10
■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Work Size: 1000px X 1000px or larger.
■ Filetype: JPG, PNG
■ Color mode: RGB
■ Resolution: 300dpi
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ Pet designs must be original.
■ Please drawn only 1 pet design per submission.
■ Any pet pose is fine, but make sure important details are visible.
■ Please make sure to name your pet in your submission title. Name must be 8 characters or less.
■ If posting names in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized name in the description.
■ Effects and abilities of the pet will be chosen by the game staff.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the pet design if your design is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_ペットデザイン2” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit Pet Design <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list_b

Costume Design Detail


■ Theme: Summer! Crate a Hatsune Miku costume perfect for Summer.
■ Number of works to be adopted: 5
■ Template: Please be sure to use this template for your submission! Click Here

Template preview. Click for full resolution template.

■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Post Format: Once again, please be sure to use the template!
■ Filetype: JPG, PNG
■ Color mode: RGB
■ Resolution: 300dpi
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ The costume design must be original.
■ Please use the provided design template.
■ Please make sure your costume covers these 5 parts:
①Head:Hairstyle and ornaments.
②Dress:Keep below the face.
③Hands:Objects/instruments that can be held with 1 hand, or like a guitar.
④Tone:Draw note-like effects that would pop out of Miku when tapped.
⑤Decoration:Decorations and other effects around Miku.
■ Depending on your design, you may delete parts of the template. But do not delete major parts, such as the face or hairstyle.
■ Please make sure to name your costume in your submission title. Name must be 8 characters or less.
■ If posting names in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized name in the description.
■ Naming of individual costume parts will be decided by the staff.
■ Costume effects and rarity will be decided by the game staff.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the costume design if your design is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_コスチューム” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit Costume Design <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list_c