Sep 242020
 

This weekend should be an exciting one for Hatsune Miku fans everywhere! For two nights, you can enjoy the live VR concert experience for free, featuring Hatsune Miku via the INSPIX Live app on Android and iOS starting on the evening of September 26th, JST.

To enjoy the live concert, you will need to download the INSPIX Live app for either Android (or install via APK if you live outside of Japan), or iOS (with a Japanese App Store account). After logging in, you can choose to watch either Saturday or Sunday night’s live VR event, but you can only choose one!

Day 1 Start Time: September 26th @ 7:00 PM JST (Doors open 6:30)
Day 2 Start Time: September 27th @ 7:00 PM JST (Doors open 6:30)

The best way to experience the event is with a VR google headset, if you have one! You can download the apps officially via the following links (or through alternative means, if you look them up):

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pulse227.inspix&hl;=ja
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/inspix-live/id1471497988

Hatsune Miku’s special costume design for this event was designed by kannnu, and illustrated by Nou. The theme song, teased in the preview video above, was composed by Nayutalien.

The official Project G account has been teasing a countdown to the event, just a little more than a day to go!


Project G Official Site: https://pj-g.com/
Project G Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/miku_pjg_00

Sep 142020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in 9th position at the fourth round of Super GT at the Twin Ring Motegi. Qualifying on the previous day was split into two groups in GT300. The second group would be unlucky as rain poured down onto the track and the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG who was part of the second group were eliminated in the first session placing 18th for the start of the race.

The race started off clean until the #87 JLOC Lamborghini Huracan side-swiped the #8 ARTA NSX causing the former to spin off the track and collide with the #19 WedsSport Supra. The safety car was deployed to clear the cars and debris off the track. Another collision shortly followed during the safety car with the #7 Studie BMW M6 driving into the back of the #22 R’Qs AMG forcing both to retire from the race. The race restarted on the 15th lap.

The safety car would then be deployed again on the 46th lap when the teammates of the #36 au TOM’s and #37 Keeper TOM’s collided leaving debris on the track. It was back to racing on the 51st lap.

The race ended after 63 laps with the #17 KEIHIN NSX taking their second win this season in GT500 followed by the #65 Leon AMG winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG crossed the finish line in 10th place but was moved up to 9th position after the #56 Realize GT-R was given a 30 second time penalty post-race due to an infraction during their pit stop.

With only 2 points scored, Goodsmile Racing now stands 15th in the drivers’ standing as we are now halfway through the Super GT season. The team has got a lot of catching up to do if they want to be fighting for the championship.

The next race will be back at Fuji Speedway for the third time this season on the 3rd and 4th of October.

The full race can be seen on The Race YouTube channel:

Aug 302020
 

Happy August 31st, everyone! As a surprise for Hatsune Miku’s 13th anniversary, the main visual art for Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo has been released! Also designed by Fuzi Choco, the design keeps a colorful festive theme, but Miku takes on a fluffier and cuter looking outfit for the Winter Festival.

Costume design detail via Magical Mirai Official Site

Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo is scheduled for December 18th~20th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Tokyo. Like the Osaka performance, however, the tickets will not be available for overseas due to pandemic concerns.

Magical Mirai 2020 in Tokyo
Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site

Aug 242020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in 8th position after a chaotic race at the Suzuka International Circuit. The team placed 19th in qualifying after being eliminated in the first session prior to the race.

The race started with drama on the first lap when the #61 Subaru BRZ and #30 apr Toyota Prius collided causing the latter to crash into the foam barriers forcing them out of the race triggering the safety car. Just as the race restarts the #16 Mugen NSX collides with the barriers with their rear left tyre missing and retiring from the race.

Halfway into the race the safety car was deployed again when the bonnet of the #24 Realize GT-R came off onto the track. As the race restarted, most of the teams including the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG have pitted for their driver change and new tyres.

As the race was on it’s final laps, more drama started to unfold with GT300’s reigning champions the #55 ARTA NSX GT3 colliding with the #56 Realize GT-R forcing both cars off the track shortly followed the former having to pull over after their radiator failed.

As the cars were on their final lap the #61 Subaru BRZ would get involved with another contact, this time with the #65 Leon AMG crashing and spinning, but the battle for 3rd place was still up for grabs as the #2 Lotus Evora MC snatched the position overtaking both the BRZ and the GT-R around the spoon curve.

The race was over in GT500 with the #23 Nismo Motul Autech GT-R taking victory, but it wasn’t over yet in GT300 and the #56 Realize GT-R spins after colliding with the #10 Gainer GT-R. But in the end, it was the #11 Gainer TANAX GT-R who finished in GT300.

The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th place scoring 3 points for the team but remains in 13th in the drivers’ standing. The next race will be at the Twin Ring Motegi on the 12th and 13th of September.

The full race can be re-watched on The Race YouTube channel:

Aug 202020
 

The winner of the Snow Miku 2021 costume design contest has been announced! Although the announcement was supposed to be made during Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka, that event was delayed due to COVID-19 related concerns. However, they didn’t want that to hold back the big reveal. The winner of next year’s Snow Miku costume design was Entry #6, illustrated by Anzu Natsumikan!

Matching with the theme of “Illumination”, the outfit features holiday light accents, and a clock-tower design on her cap! Natsumikan was quite ecstatic about the win, saying their dream of designing a Snow Miku had finally come true.

If everything goes according to plan, we should see more news about the upcoming Snow Miku 2021 event this October or November, including Nendoroid and Figma figure info. We’ll see you then!

Snow Miku 2021 Contest Page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2021snowmiku/result
Snow Miku Official Site → https://snowmiku.com/