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!

Dec 222019
 

In a surprising and previously unheard of move for any Vocaloid software, a voice library update has been issued by Crypton Future Media for Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese! This update to the voice library improves the pronunciation and sound quality, and is available for both the package and download versions of the software. Updated demo songs are embedded below.

The update is available via Crypton’s Sonicwire distribution platform, and is available to all people that have purchased or downloaded the software prior to December 23rd, 2019 (Japan Time). If you own the software, check out the links below!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Product Page: https://sonicwire.com/product/vocaloid/special/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Update Page: https://sonicwire.com/support/detail?id=1946



Dec 172019
 

Hatsune Miku hasn’t been slowing down at all in recent years, and sometimes the amount of news in one month can exceed the amount of news I’d cover in a year when I first started writing for this site! It’s hard to keep up these days, so I’ll try to quickly summarize the major points of news from the first week of this month. I’ll try to follow with another roundup for week 2 shortly!

Snow Miku is expanding her sports support reach beyond just baseball and snowboarding, and is now the first digital ambassador to support Japan’s B.LEAGUE (Japan’s Basketball league)! The B.LEAGUE All-Star Game 2020 will be hosted in Hokkaido on January 18th 2020, and will be supported by Snow Miku. The Japan basketball league chairman Okawa Masaaki says the move supports the planned theme of “future city” for the event, in which a digital character would fit perfectly.

More: http://blog.piapro.net/2019/12/mo20191202.html

We’ve seen the prototypes before, and preorders are now available for the Precious Figure F Miku ~Special Edition~ figure! This figure is exclusively available for preorder (officially) from 7net for 10,780 JPY, and is expected to ship in March 2020. You can use various proxy or 3rd party sites to get one of your own if you’re not in Japan!

Preorder Link: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1301437567

SEGA has announced another DAIBA de DIVA event in celebration of the upcoming MEGA 39s game release for the Nintendo Switch! The event will be held at Tokyo Joypolis from January 20th 2020 until March 9th 2020. More info on the event will come at a later date!

Event Page: https://tokyo-joypolis.com/event/SFHMP10_DdDIVA/index.html

A Hatsune Miku themed LCD computer monitor was created in a collaboration between ViewSonic and TSUKUMO. The 23.8″ 1080p monitor is available for order from TSUKUMO for 28,380 JPY (keep in mind electronics in Japan are more expensive in general). This monitor features a beautiful Hatsune Miku illustration drawn by Fukahire, which is visible on the product box, as well as on the included monitor cover to prevent it from getting dusty when not in use!

Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikudisplay/

Rella, the popular illustrator behind the artwork for Miku Symphony 2018~2019, has teased some images of the upcoming Hatsune Miku scale figure based on the official artwork! We’re definitely excited to see more about this figure soon.

Dec 162019
 

Spring has come early, thanks to various Sakura Miku themed prize figures, plushies and tapestries, now available for preorder from our partners at TOM! Check them out below!

Hatsune Miku Sakura Miku: Cherry Blossoms Ver. Non-Scale Figure

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: TAITO (Prize)
Size: 200mm
Release Date: July 2020
Illustrator: かも仮面
Additional Note: Lottery Limited prize figure in Japan

Hatsune Miku Sakura Miku Doll Crystal Figure

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: TAITO
Size: 140mm
Release Date: June 2020

Sakura Miku 2020 Ver. Prize Figure

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: TAITO (Prize)
Size: 180mm
Release Date: May 2020
Illustrator: iXima

Sakura Miku Ver. 2 Super Premium Figure

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: SEGA Prize
Size: 200mm
Release Date: July 2020

Mega Jumbo Lying Down Plush Sakura Miku

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: SEGA Prize
Size: 40cm x 22cm
Release Date: June 2020

Lying Down Plush Sakura Miku

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: SEGA Prize
Size: 16cm x 11cm x 12cm
Release Date: July 2020

Sakura Miku: 2020 Ver. Mini Plush

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: TAITO
Size: 110mm
Release Date: June 2020

Sakura Miku Tapestries (Prize)

Preorder Link: Tokyo Otaku Mode
Manufacturer: TAITO
Size: 135mm (Height)
Release Date: July 2020

Dec 012019
 

A Miku Expo 2020 tour for the United States and Canada has been confirmed for the Spring of 2020! Nine cities across the USA and Canada will feature concert events with Hatsune Miku and the rest of the Cryptonloid gang during April and May of 2020. Concert tickets are scheduled to go on sale on December 6th Japan time (with some possible exceptions if noted below). We’ll add links as they become available!

The stylish main visual for this tour was drawn by Non7, which will be used in various promotional material and merchandise for the tour.

Here’s the list of announced locations!

Vancouver, Canada at the Thunderbird Arena on April 4th Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 6PM PST)

San Jose, CA at the San Jose Civic on April 14th Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 4 10AM PST)

Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory on April 21st Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 6 10AM CST)

Atlanta, GA at the Gateway Center Arena on April 24th Fri.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Washington D.C. at the MGM National Harbor on April 29th Wed.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

New Jersey at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on May 2nd Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Boston, MA at the House of Blues Boston on May 5th Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Chicago, IL at the Aragon Ballroom on May 9th Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Toronto, Canada at the Coca Cola Coliseum on May 13th Wed.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 6 6PM EST)

Miku Expo 2020 US & Canada Official Site
https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

Nov 292019
 

New figure announcements by MegaHouse

MegaHouse Corp, the creators of the Desktop Army line of deformed-style (aka, chibi) 80mm tall figures, has announced a collaboration to create an all new figure line called Desktop Singer. Three characters have had figures announced for this new line: Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin!

The reveal came today at the Mega Hobby Expo 2019 event in Akihabara, Japan. The designs were arranged by BLADE, and design-wise makes us think of a chibi form of the popular Frame Arms Music Girl Hatsune Miku figure.

Further details such as pricing and release dates are expected later, so stay tuned!

Desktop Army Official Site: https://dt-a.jp/