Oct 022020
 

This weekend will be Goodsmile Racing’s 100th race in Super GT. The team has been participating in the racing series since 2008 as a “Racing Team Driven by Fans” with their unique Personal Sponsorship System. Throughout their career, the team has won 9 races and 3 championships being one of the most successful Super GT teams in the GT300 category.

To commemorate their 100th race, a special website has been made with illustrations of every Racing Miku drawn by different illustrators.

An art gallery will be held in Tokyo and Osaka with the Racing Miku illustrations exhibited and the sale of original merchandise as well.

The exhibition will take place at the Akiba CO Gallery in Tokyo from the 20th to the 29th November, and at the Animate store at Nihonbashi in Osaka from the 28th November to 13th December.

And lastly, there will be a fanart contest in collaboration with piapro to commemorate the 100th race. The winner will get a 1/8 Scale Figure of the 2020 Racing Miku and their artwork exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka.

Until then, we wish the team good luck on their 100th race at Super GT this weekend at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Fight, GSR!

Commemorative website → https://special.goodsmile.info/hatsunemiku_gt/
Fanart Contest details → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/racingmiku_gt100/detail

Sep 282020
 

It comes as unfortunate news today that Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada has been officially cancelled. Due to several postponements, and an uncertain future caused by the spread of COVID-19 in North America and the world, it was decided that it would not be possible to create a safe environment for such an event.

Not all hope appears to be lost, as CFM appears to be working on new event ideas. Perhaps this is related to the Miku World 2021 and Miku Galaxy Live 2021 announcements we saw teased during the Galaxy Live 2020 VR concert?

Sometime within the next ~30 days, the respective ticket vendors for the cancelled events should begin accepting applications for refunds.

Miku Expo 2020 USA & CA Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

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 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 Annatumikan!

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/

May 132020
 

After various event cancellations postponements around the world during 2020, Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka is the next to face the heat to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Originally, ticket purchases to foreign visitors was blocked due to the virus concerns, but the current situation within Japan has forced further action by the event organizers.

An update to the official website announces that the event originally planned for August 7th~9th 2020 has now been postponed to an unknown future date. Those planning to attend are asked to please wait for future announcements regarding the new event and concert dates. Already purchased tickets will be able to carry over to the new date, and refunds are also being prepared for those no longer able or willing to attend the new event dates.

There is no word yet on postponement of the Tokyo event, which is still currently scheduled for December 18th~20th. Ticket information for this event has also not yet been announced.

More About Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka
Magical Mirai 2020’s theme is “MATSURI”, with Osaka having a Summer theme, and Tokyo having a Winter theme. The gorgeous and festive main visual art for Osaka’s event was illustrated by Fuzichoco, which also has a subtle hint at December’s event in the reflection at Miku’s feet.

Illustration by Fuzichoco, via @magicalmirai

The event was scheduled to take place from August 7th~9th at the Osaka Intex for the exhibition, and August 8th~9th for the live concert performances.

The theme song titled “愛されなくても君がいる” was composed by PinocchioP, and was previously teased in a 16 second announcement CM. The full song release might also be held off until a more solid timeline for the event has been reached.

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/
Osaka Event Detail → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/osaka/
Tokyo Event Detail → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/tokyo/