Apr 122021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the opening race of Super GT at the Okayama International Circuit in 14th position after starting at the back of the grid in 27th place after being eliminated in the first qualifying session prior to the race on the previous day.

The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.

The safety car got deployed again when the #360 Run-Up Nissan GT-R went off the track and collided with the wall at the first corner of the track. But before the safety car deployed, a lot of teams stopped for their mandatory pitstop fearing that the safety car would deploy again which led to the pit lane being overcrowded as teams were pushing back their cars due to the limited space they have.

The race would finish with the #14 ENEOS Toyota Supra winning the race in GT500 while the reigning champions in GT300, the #56 Realize Nissan GT-R would win in their category with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in 14th position just a lap behind from the class leader.

With no points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing is currently outside of the top 10 in the drivers’ standing along with the other teams that also did not score points. As this was only the first race, we still have another seven more races so look forward to the upcoming races.

The next race will be at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of May. Do keep in mind that the race will run on a Tuesday as it will be Golden Week in Japan.

Apr 112021
 

The next Miku Expo inspired Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans is up and running, and accepting art entries from all over the world! Your artworks, if selected, could be used for shirts, wallets, backpacks, and other collectables.

Submission Deadline

  • April 26th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow Ver.
  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • DX Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

Runner Up Prize (Several Winners)

  • Full Set of Record Scratcher Pins
  • Gift Pack from Crypton Future Media
  • Commission on all sales of your work

GUIDELINES

  • Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or have guardian consent.
  • Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
  • “Mash-ups” or “cross-overs” will not be accepted.
  • Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
  • Don’t submit similar versions of the same design. This will only divide your votes.
  • Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged, but please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
  • Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

Click here to submit entry

Click here to view and vote on entries

Click here for contest detail

Apr 112021
 

The Snow Miku 2022 art contest has one more week to go before the entry deadline on April 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM JST, so if you haven’t completed and submitted your entry yet, then don’t delay any longer! Check out the contest entry details below if you want to get your entry in before the deadline.

The theme for 2022 is “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. This is a rather difficult theme to think of ideas for since the sea is not usually something that comes to mind when you think of the snow! It might help to check out the entry list if you need help imagining how to make this theme work.

Please be sure to use the following templates in your entries. Some modifications of these templates are allowed (details below): JPG Template, PNG Template

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: 350dpi
License terms: Please post without licensing terms

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Allowed & Unallowed Edits

  • You can redraw Snow Miku’s eyes and pose.
  • You can add patterns to Yukine, and change the shape of his tail and ears.
  • Do not erase or move the copyright text on the template.
  • Do not delete, resize or move any elements of the template.
  • Do not change the resolution of the template.

Additional Remarks

  • You can post any number of works made by yourself.
  • Please design your entry with the theme “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“.
  • Draw a design for both Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine.
  • Put snowflakes in the design.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the provided templates for drawing your entry: JPG Template, PNG Template
  • Please note that some details might be difficult to recreate in 3D for use in figures, so some design elements may be omitted or require modification.
  • Please avoid using large numbers of patterns, colors, shapes or designs that would be too difficult to be 3-dimensionalized into a figure.
  • Please be sure to lock the tags on your entry.
  • Make sure your entry contains the tag “2022年雪ミク衣装”. This tag should be automatically applied if you use the application link provided below. (Copy and paste the tag without the quotes if needed)
  • During the collaboration period, the “Piapro Official Collaboration Wanted” (募集中のピアプロ公式コラボ) tag is displayed in the tag selection field on the new post screen. All you have to do is select and apply the relevant tag when submitting your entry.
  • Please note the chosen artwork may be modified before being finalized for use in Snow Miku 2022.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If submitted correctly, your artwork should appear on the collaboration’s list of artwork entries. If you forgot to submit your artwork design without licenses, you will need to delete your post and try again, as the license cannot be modified afterwards.

Good luck to all participants!

> Snow Miku 2021 Collaboration Detail
> Snow Miku Official Site

Mar 302021
 

Goodsmile Racing reveals the Tropical Version of the 2021 Racing Miku in a recent livestream broadcasted on their YouTube channel. Despite the absence of the overseas rounds in Super GT due to the ongoing pandemic, it is still nice to see Miku with a different look if the oversea races were to happen.

In addition, a collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Sonico also wearing the 2021 racing outfit. As well as a 1/18 and 1/43 scale model of the Hatsune Miku AMG the team is driving with for this season. The 1/18 scale model comes with a special acrylic casing. Both models are available for preorder from 30th March 2021 until 29th April 2021 at 1200hrs JST.

 

1/18 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10995

1/43 Scale Miku AMG → https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/10996

And finally, a special commemorative site has opened to celebrate the team’s 100th race in Super GT. Last year they celebrated their 100th race with the Hatsune Miku GT Project which included non-Super GT races to clarify.

Commemorative Site → https://www.goodsmileracing.com/100thrace/





Mar 112021
 

Good Smile Company has opened preorders today for a new Hatsune Miku POP UP PARADE figure, based on the 3DCG model created by YYB!

The very first figure of YYB’s 3DCG model “YYB Type Hatsune Miku”.
POP UP PARADE is a new series of figures that are easy to collect with affordable prices and speedy releases! Each figure typically stands around 17-18cm in height and the series features a vast selection of characters from popular anime and game series, with many more to be added soon!

Presenting a POP UP PARADE figure of YYB’s 3DCG model “YYB Type Hatsune Miku”. This version of Miku features an slender, mature look. The use of translucent parts across the figure provide an extra level of detail not to be missed. Be sure to add her to your collection!

▼POP UP PARADE Special Site
https://special.goodsmile.info/popupparade/en/

The figure is priced at 3,900 JPY ($38 USD) from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and will be available to order until April 8th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in July 2021. Check out these other online shops as well!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Hobby Search