Apr 162019
 

Picture via @goodsmileracing

During last night’s news stream by Goodsmile Racing, the design for this year’s Thailand Cheer version of Racing Miku 2019 was announced! The design by @Annin_Oiko features Racing Miku with the usual tanned look, along with a sailor-outfit inspired 2 piece bikini and umbrella. She’s absolutely cute!

This design will be featured in upcoming merchandise, as well as at this year’s Round 4 race in Thailand for the SUPER GT 2019 competition. A figure is also likely to be announced sometime later, so stay tuned for those updates!

Trivia: Thailand version Racing Miku has been a reoccurring idea since the first design in 2014.

Apr 142019
 

As quoted by one of Goodsmile Racing’s own reporters, last night’s SUPER GT Sound 1 race in Okayama was… A strange one. The rainy weather was among the worst we’ve seen in any races to date, and resulted in many delays and accidents during the race. All of this eventually led to the early finish of the race at 31/82 laps completed, as there would have been no way to finish the race by 17:30, by regulation.

Although Goodsmile Racing suffered some minor damage to their rear bumper after a collision by two other nearby cars, they were still able to race. But the early race finish resulted in GSR placing 9th overall. This ranking was bumped to 8th after a confirmed penalty on the #11 car (the GAINER TANAX GT-R).

All drivers in the top 10 received half points for an incomplete race, resulting in GSR having a total of 1 and a half (1.5!) points. Quite an unusual race with an unusual score result. Here’s to hoping Round 2 in Fuji has better weather! That race will take place May 3rd~4th. Fight, GSR!



Apr 122019
 

Good Smile Company has shared the date for the Snow Miku 2020 livestream event, where they plan to reveal some of the preliminary Snow Miku 2020 fan submitted designs for voting! The livestream event will take place on May 9th at 7:00 PM JST (May 9th @ 3:00 AM PST) on Nicovideo and YouTube.

If they continue previous tradition, they should allow voting both during the livestream event, and via an online poll. Livestream voting must be done via the Nicovideo stream, so be sure to watch there if you’d like to put in an early vote! We’ve also embedded the YouTube stream below.

Here’s the full list of the livestream event topics:
– Magical Mirai 2019
– Racing Miku 2019
– New products
– Snow Miku 2020

Nicovideo Link: https://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv319510808

Apr 022019
 

Photos via cfm_miku

In preparation for the upcoming Hirosaki Sakura Festival, a billboard featuring Sakura Miku has been posted at Hirosaki Station in Japan! This billboard will be seen by many people entering or leaving the station. This is one of the first stages of Sakura Miku’s participation as a supporting character for the Sakura Festival, which begins April 20th.

You can read more about the Hirosaki Sakura Festival collaboration here: https://www.mikufan.com/sakura-miku-joins-hirosaki-sakura-festival-as-official-supporting-character/

Mar 242019
 

At the recent Anime Japan 2019 exhibition, plushie maker GIFT brought various plushie for display, including an unannounced Racing Miku 2019 plushie! This gives us our first look at what the plushie will look like before it goes into production at a later date.

A couple photos were shared via one of GIFT’s official twitter accounts (@Giftkanegon). Stay tuned for later info on this plushie’s release!