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 122019
 

Good Smile Company has shared the date for the Snow Miku 2020 livestream event, where they plan to reveal some of the preliminary Snow Miku 2020 fan submitted designs for voting! The livestream event will take place on May 9th at 7:00 PM JST (May 9th @ 3:00 AM PST) on Nicovideo and YouTube.

If they continue previous tradition, they should allow voting both during the livestream event, and via an online poll. Livestream voting must be done via the Nicovideo stream, so be sure to watch there if you’d like to put in an early vote! We’ve also embedded the YouTube stream below.

Here’s the full list of the livestream event topics:
– Magical Mirai 2019
– Racing Miku 2019
– New products
– Snow Miku 2020

Nicovideo Link: https://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv319510808

Apr 072019
 

Sad and unfortunate news has broken today that the well-known Vocaloid producer and guitarist wowaka has died at the age of 31. The announcement comes from the official news site for the band Hitorie, for which wowaka was the guitarist and vocalist. He passed away in his sleep from acute heart failure on April 5th.

The recent tour announced by his band Hitorie will be suspended, and information will be provided tomorrow to those that bought tickets on how they can receive a refund. Hitorie staff and band members are still coming to terms with the news, so people are asked to please be patient.

Funeral services will be held in private.

wowaka was well known in the Vocaloid community for popular songs such as Rolling Girl, World’s End Dance Hall, Unhappy Refrain, and more recently, Unknown Mother Goose for Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary. He will be remembered and dearly missed by many, and we wish our deepest sympathies for his friends and family.

Rest in Peace, wowaka.

Hitorie News Post: https://www.hitorie.jp/news/#505751

Apr 022019
 

Welcome back for another Top 10 Hatsune Miku songs compilation! It’ll be fun to look back on the songs created during March 2019, the month that also celebrates Miku Day, so let’s get to it! Remember that our Top 10 songs rankings lists songs by average daily views on Nicovideo, so the ranking stays fair!

Check out the songs below! Did you find any new favorites, or have a favorite song from the month of March that didn’t make the list? Share it in the comments!

1. 奇跡さえも by Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin

Uploaded March 29th – 62,159 Total – 20,720 Daily

2. Illumination by Shaberu Boushi feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 27th – 102,442 Total – 20,489 Daily

3. Relationship Scramble by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku

Uploaded March 22nd – 183,172 Total – 18,318 Daily

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Apr 022019
 

Photos via cfm_miku

In preparation for the upcoming Hirosaki Sakura Festival, a billboard featuring Sakura Miku has been posted at Hirosaki Station in Japan! This billboard will be seen by many people entering or leaving the station. This is one of the first stages of Sakura Miku’s participation as a supporting character for the Sakura Festival, which begins April 20th.

You can read more about the Hirosaki Sakura Festival collaboration here: https://www.mikufan.com/sakura-miku-joins-hirosaki-sakura-festival-as-official-supporting-character/

Mar 242019
 

At the recent Anime Japan 2019 exhibition, plushie maker GIFT brought various plushie for display, including an unannounced Racing Miku 2019 plushie! This gives us our first look at what the plushie will look like before it goes into production at a later date.

A couple photos were shared via one of GIFT’s official twitter accounts (@Giftkanegon). Stay tuned for later info on this plushie’s release!