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.

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/





Feb 102021
 

WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU 32 has kicked off with its usual bang, and brought us some new and exciting Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements! Before we get to those, however, it is important to note that Nendoroid and figma Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. are both available for order and preorder right now from the Good Smile Company online shops. The Nendoroid is available for immediate order in limited quanitities, afterwards normal preorders will be taken until March 29th, so act quick!

Nendoroid Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. Preorder Links
Goodsmile USA
Good Smile Online Shop

figma Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. Preorder Links
Goodsmile USA
Good Smile Online Shop

 

New Figure Announcements

 

Title: Hatsune Miku: Land of the Eternal
Scale: 1/8 Scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA
Other notes: Based on artwork by RELLA

Title: Nendoroid Racing Miku: 2021 ver.
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company/Goodsmile Racing
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: Hatsune Miku: Virtual Pop Star Ver.
Scale: 1/7 Scale
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Release Date & Price: TBA
Other notes: Based on artwork by Mikimoto

Title: Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver.
Scale: 1/8 Scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: HELLO GOOD SMILE Hatsune Miku/Kagamine Rin/Kagamine Len
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku (New Series)
Scale: Non-scale
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Release Date & Price: TBA

Via WHL4U





Jan 112021
 


The Kickstarter campaign for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has finally come to a close, and reached an impressive 245% of the original project goal! The initial goal of 25 Million Yen was reached within the first 9 hours of the Kickstarter going live, and finished with a total of 61,265,492 Yen from 3,588 backers. This was enough to complete all stretch goals, and allows for the fully fledged AR concert experience this Summer. Here’s the details!

▼ Event name
– HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online

▼ Date and time
– Early June 2021
*Detailed date and time will be announced at a later date

▼ Concert information
– AR online concert by Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters
– The set list consists of 16 songs including the winning song of the song contest.
– Free delivery from Sapporo to domestic and overseas
*Detailed information including how to participate will be announced at a later date.

▼ Sub-event information *Details will be announced at a later date
① MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2021 Online
An online club event featuring artists that are active in various regions both inside and outside Japan.
② #MikuWorldGallery
An online gallery displaying fan art of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters posted from all over the world via the SNS hashtag project “#MikuWorldGallery”.
③ LET’S PAINT 3.0
An online project that allows you to color your own 3D model of Hatsune Miku on a white background with your personal smartphone or tablet.

Additionally, the official music video for the Miku Expo 2021 Online theme song “Highlight” has been released! The music was composed by KIRA, the illustrations were done by Ekkoberry, and the video was put together by Riguruma.

Lastly, a new main visual artwork for Miku Expo 2021 Online has been released, and is the second main visual drawn by ryota. This illustration will be featured in goods sent as rewards to the Kickstarter backers. The Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako has also been published,

Miku Expo 2021 Online main visual by ryota

Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako

Via CFM





Jan 052021
 

The song contest for the next Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai in 2021 is now open for entries! The contest is open starting today and until February 23rd JST, and features a grand prize of 2 concert tickets to Magical Mirai (or a set of event goods), 100,000 Yen in Sonicwire credit, and having your song featured at the live event! If you’re interested in participating, check out the contest entry details below.

Magical Mirai 2021 Song Contest Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner): 2 tickets to the Magical Mirai event (travel expenses covered by the winner) OR a set of exhibition goods from the event. 100,000 JPY in Sonicwire credit, and song featured at the live event.
Runner-up Prize (Several winners possible): 30,000 JPY in Sonicwire credit

Entry Dates

Deadline: February 23rd at 5:00 PM JST.
Winner Announcement Date: April~May 2021

Contest Details

>Theme: None
>Number of works to be adopted: 1

Target Virtual Singer Software

Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / MEIKO / KAITO
* Append, V3, V4X, NT can also be used (including ENGLISH, CHINESE)
* Only one character can be used per work.

Eligibility

Piapro registrants who can follow all of Piapro’s Terms of Service and the “application method” and “application rules” of this collaboration.

Post Format

Song Length: 4 minutes and 30 seconds or less.
>The submitted song must be an original song, and not tied to any publisher contracts. Genre and language of the song does not matter.
>Please apply without license conditions (required).

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Remarks

>We are looking for songs that Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO will sing alone.
*Songs that use vocal sound sources or sampling voices (including human voices) that are not the main vocal characters, including choruses and shouts, are not eligible for application.
>You can post as many works as you like.

Notes

>If you announce your submitted work to other SNS / posting sites other than Piapro during the recruitment period, you will not be selected.
* There is no particular problem with posting to other SNS / posting sites after the results are announced.
>Be sure to post the lyrics along with the song. (In the description of the song post works best)
>Music works are converted after submission, and works that have been converted after the deadline will not be selected. The conversion process may take a long time or may fail, so please post with plenty of time.
*The “Posting date” displayed on the work page is the “Time when the submission was accepted”. It is not the time when the conversion was completed.
>Works that are not displayed in the work list on the official Piapro collaboration page will not be selected. Please make sure that it is reflected.

How to submit

  • Have an account registered on Piapro.jp
  • Please be absolutely sure to include and lock the art submission tag – “マジカルミライ2021_楽曲” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses. During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Best of luck to all contest participants!

Magical Mirai 2021 Song Contest Details→ https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2021_musiccontest/detail