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!

Aug 202020
 

The winner of the Snow Miku 2021 costume design contest has been announced! Although the announcement was supposed to be made during Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka, that event was delayed due to COVID-19 related concerns. However, they didn’t want that to hold back the big reveal. The winner of next year’s Snow Miku costume design was Entry #6, illustrated by Anzu Natsumikan!

Matching with the theme of “Illumination”, the outfit features holiday light accents, and a clock-tower design on her cap! Natsumikan was quite ecstatic about the win, saying their dream of designing a Snow Miku had finally come true.

If everything goes according to plan, we should see more news about the upcoming Snow Miku 2021 event this October or November, including Nendoroid and Figma figure info. We’ll see you then!

Snow Miku 2021 Contest Page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2021snowmiku/result
Snow Miku Official Site → https://snowmiku.com/

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.