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!

Jun 282019
 

IO DATA Japan has announced they will be collborating with Hatsune Miku to create a special themed version of their CDReco smartphone optical drive, called the “MIKUReco”. The drive is planned to be made first available at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo. The product design is still yet to be revealed, but should be made available soon.

The CDReco is a smartphone enabled optical disk drive that is able to copy music CDs directly to your smartphone via cable or wifi, depending on which model you choose. No PC is required! We’re unsure which version the Miku edition will be based on, but we’d have to guess it would be the wired version. We’ll have to wait and see!

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st.

MIKUReco Collaboration Site: https://www.iodata.jp/ssp/cdreco/mikureco/
Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Jun 282019
 

We’ve been wondering if these Hatsune Miku gaming accessories would ever see the light of day! It appears the Hatsune Miku gaming accessories by TSUKUMO and Thermaltake, seen at their “Hatsune Miku game room” exhibit at Niconico Chokaigi, will be coming to market!

TSUKUMO’s store magazine “99magazine” was recently updated to detail the newly announced laptop collaboration, but it also reveals that the Miku themed chair and PC case will be made available sometime soon. The magazine also shows silhouettes for headphones, keyboard and a mouse planned for a future announcement. The exact release details are still unclear, so keep watching for updates!

For live photos of these accessories in action, check out Thermaltake’s tweet below from their Niconico Chokaigi exhibit!

Jun 272019
 

Illust. by Kurojishi, via chibamonoPR

Chiba City Monorail has announced they will be collaborating with Magical Mirai again this year with another “Miku Flyer” edition vehicle. Following the success of last year’s collaboration, Chiba City Monorail plans to significantly extend the service of this year’s collaboration! The main visual art for this year’s collaboration was drawn by Kurojishi.

Starting July 1st, and until October 31st, 2019, one of the monorail vehicles will be transformed from its usual “URBAN FLYER” spec into the “MIKU FLYER Evo.” specification. The monorail car will be wrapped inside and out in the main visual artwork, along with other piapro characters and the Magical Mirai 2019 logo. The station departure melody will also be changed to a jingle of the Magical Mirai 2019 theme song Bless Your Breath. You can also find life-size character cutouts on display at 4 stations along the monorail route!

Chiba City Monorail will also exhibit goods featuring the main visual art and more at this year’s Magical Mirai 2019 in Chiba. Here’s a list of what will be offered:

1: 5 piece set hard-type memorial monorail admission tickets (1500 pieces x 1000 Yen each)
2: IC Card Pass Case (300 pieces x 1500 Yen each)
3: Clear File 2 Pieces (1500 pieces x 400 Yen each)
4: Acrylic Keychain (500 pieces x 800 Yen each)

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st.

Announcement from Chiba City Monorail: https://chiba-monorail.co.jp/index.php/2019hatsune-miku-corabo/
Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Jun 262019
 


Japanese PC and electronics retailer TSUKUMO has just unveiled their latest collaboration: Hatsune Miku styled laptop computers from Acer and Dell! These laptops are available for limited preorder within Japan starting today, and will ship on July 12th.

These laptops clock in at 14″ for the Acer, and 13.3″ for the Dell, and are designed for long-lasting and ultraportable use (powerhouse users beware!). Each one comes with it’s own unique color themes and/or decorations to the shell, and even the touchpads! The Acer is listed at 127,440 Yen ($1,185 USD) after taxes, while the Dell is available for 116,640 JPY ($1,084 USD) after taxes.

The Acer SF314-56-A58U/MIKU adopts a full turquoise colored body, and Hatsune Miku silhouettes on the backside of the screen, as well as the touchpad. The main visual art for Acer×HATSUNE MIKU was drawn by Agonasubi! The theme is ‘activeness’, and features Miku in athletic-wear. Agonasubi notably illustrated the art for the hugely popular Hatsune Miku song TODAY THE FUTURE.

Specifications
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display 14″、1080p、IPS
CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U @ 3.9GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 256GB SSD (NVMe、PCIe)
Network: IEEE802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2×2 MU-MIMO, bluetooth 5.0)
Battery: About 12 hours
Weight: 1.45KG
Size: 17.95×228×323mm
Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikupc_acer

The Dell Inspiron 13 5370 Miku ver. has its shell laser engraved with a beautiful artwork by LEN[A-7], and the box it comes in also features the main visual art for the Dell×HATSUNE MIKU collaboration! This one shows Miku towering over the TSUKUMO store in Akihabara, and is wearing the TSUKUMO store clerk apron. LEN[A-7] was the illustrator and designer for the Magical Mirai 2016 main visual art, as well as the GATEBOX×HATSUNE MIKU collaboration!

This laptop is also offered in two colors: Silver and Pink Champagne!

Specifications
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display 13.3″、1080p、IPS
CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U @ 3.4GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe)
Network: IEEE802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (bluetooth 4.2)
Battery: About 8.5 hours
Weight: 1.40KG
Size: 323.9×219.9×15.8mm
Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikupc_dell

Via Tsukumo

Jun 242019
 

Here at MikuFan.com, we’re extremely grateful that we continue to have such active followers after all these years! Our Instagram page recently reached 20,000 followers, and our newly launched discord also reached 1,000 members. So to celebrate, we’re giving away some prizes to 4 lucky winners in a worldwide giveaway!

Here’s what you can win in our giveaway (1 given per winner at random):

– (2 sets) Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: V4 Chinese ver. & a copy of Mikai Music’s “The First Dream” Music Album
– (1 set) Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 Plushie
– (1 set) Frame Music Girl Hatsune Miku Figure

There’s no restrictions, other than countries we can’t ship the prizes to. Our giveaway contest will remain open until July 1st @ 9:59 PM PST. After that, we’ll reach out to the winners via email to send out the prizes! 4 winners will be chosen at random. Good luck to all, and thanks again for supporting MikuFan.com!

Enter below, or click this link if the embedded contest doesn’t render correctly: https://gleam.io/D5MGu/mikufans-celebration-giveaway

MikuFan’s Celebration Giveaway