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!

Nov 212018
 

Great news for Hatsune Miku and Hatsune Miku Symphony lovers! Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2018-2019 ver. is now available for preorder!

“I wonder if I’m singing well?”
From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku based off of the main visual from the full orchestra concert “Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019”. The Nendoroid faithfully captures the neat and delicate design, originally illustrated by Rella. She comes with three face plates including a smiling expression, a winking expression and a singing expression!

Using the included melody parts, you can display Miku as though she is singing with the orchestra! Her costume features beautiful ribbons with pink and cyan accents, while her twintails showcase a beautiful gradient. Be sure to add her to your collection!

Preorders are open on Good Smile Company’s online shop from now until January 31st, 2019, with a price of 4700 Yen ($43 USD). Preorders from Good Smile Company’s store will also include an exclusive round base with the Hatsune Miku Symphony stage theme. You can also find the nendoroid available from the other online stores listed below!

> Good Smile Company
> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Below are some of GSC’s sample photos. You can also check out Kahotan’s photo review from her blog!

Nov 202018
 

If you couldn’t make the trip to Tokyo to see the “Hatsune Miku Links Tokyo150” water stage performance in late October, the official Tokyo government YouTube channel has uploaded the recording of the full performance to their YouTube channel!

Enjoy the performance from the embedded video above! If you’d like to get your hands on some of the event’s limited merchandise, overseas preorders are currently being accepted. Check out the details here → https://mikufan.com/?p=25069

Nov 132018
 

In a surprise announcement today, Good Smile Company has unveiled the latest Hatsune Miku nendoroid in their figure series lineup, Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2018~2019 version. The nendoroid was revealed today at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition 2018 (Autumn) in Ikebukuro Sunshine City, and is currently on display at the event.

The nendoroid is based on Hatsune Miku’s outfit design for the upcoming Hatsune Miku Symphony events planned for November 2018, and January 2019. This makes the second Hatsune Miku Nendoroid with an outfit designed by popular Hatsune Miku illustrator Rella.

Details of the Nendoroid’s release date and pricing info are still pending, according to event photos by Amiami. But with the prototype completed and revealed, we can likely expect some news soon!

Via GSC Kahotan and Amiami

Nov 082018
 

The recent Hatsune Miku x Tokyo 150 years collaboration event finished with great success, but there was one problem many fans complained about: The collaborations goods had such extremely limited availability, they sold out after the first 30 people in line! This left a lot of Hatsune Miku fans pretty upset, and rightfully so. That artwork by iXima is gorgeous!

The fan outcry was heard, and preorders are now being taken for an additional batch of these limited collaboration goods! Overseas orders are also available, via Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Shop link -> https://goo.gl/ESEnpb

The special event “Tokyo 150 Years Festival” was held from Oct. 26-28 at the Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the renaming of Edo to Tokyo, and Hatsune Miku was there to celebrate with everyone! At the event, visitors were treated to a Hatsune Miku projection mapping show along with a plethora of exhibits, booths, and shows to experience the past, present, and future of Tokyo. There were even special products available at the event featuring our favorite virtual diva, and they’re now available for fans overseas too!

The items available include the tapestry, pin badges, clear files, acrylic stands, T-shirts, and Japanese hand towels! These preorders are expected to ship January 2019, and will be closed when allocated preorder limits are reached.

Nov 082018
 

Suddenly out of nowhere, a Hatsune Miku x HONDA x Dwango Collaboration has been announced! The full details of he collaboration are not quite yet revealed, but the teaser wording and website graphics indicate there will be a sort of car collaboration coming soon, possibly something with Hatsune Miku themed coloring and/or design. The collaboration theme is “Let’s drive with Hatsune Miku!”.

Website → https://www.osoba.ai/

A timer on the website is ticking down for a livestream event on November 22nd at 9:30 PM JST, which should reveal many more details of the collaboration. The stream will be available from the following link, or the embedded player below:

Livestream page: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv316619887

A song contest has also been announced, with an application deadline of December 20th, 2018. This music collaboration comes with several rewards for the Grand Prix winner, which include:

– A luxury DTM set, with a 13″ Macbook Pro, Apogee Duet and dedicated USB cable, Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL A49, and a 30,000 Yen iTunes card.
– Your song will be delivered through Dwango services.
– Your song will be included in a new application in production.

If interested, your song must be uploaded to Nicovideo by December 20th, 2018 and follow these rules:

– Submit songs with the theme of “Songs that can be enjoyed while driving”.
– Use only Hatsune Miku for your song.
– Post your video with the following tag, and make sure to lock it: osobaコンテスト
– You can tag lock songs you have created in the past for this contest.
– At least one full chorus of vocals must be included, along with intro and outro.
– Professionals, amateurs, and music of all genres are welcomed!

Good luck to everyone that enters, and tune in later this month for updates!