Jan 092020
 

Goodsmile Racing has revealed their Racing Machine for the SUPER GT 2020 racing season at the TOKYO AUTO SALON today at Makuhari Messe, which will once again be the Mercedes AMG GT3! The brand new car is also adorning the new Racing Miku 2020 design artwork by LEN[A-7].

In addition, it was also announced that Goodsmile Racing has been voted the most popular GT300 class team for the SUPER GT 2019 season, making this their 3rd straight win for popularity! Congratulations GSR!

The first round of the SUPER GT 2020 season will take place in OKAYAMA on April 11th~12th. Fight, GSR!

Jan 022020
 

This one’s a quick one, but big: Hatsune Miku is a confirmed music guest at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California in 2020! Simply known as “Coachella”, the event is known as the largest music festival in the world, held across two weekends at the Indio polo grounds in Southern California.

Hatsune Miku is scheduled to make appearances on both Fridays on April 10th and the 17th. Tickets for the weekend of 17th~19th are still available for reservation on the Coachella Music Festival official site.

As a side note, I live only 10 miles/16km away from the event, and will be attending to also give away free goodies to fellow Miku fans. More details to come later!

Coachella Music Festival Official Site: https://coachella.com/

Dec 262019
 

Two big Snow Miku collaborations have been just announced, which will no doubt make for more fun for fans visiting Hokkaido. The first is a collaboration between Snow Miku 2020 and Pokémon, more specifically with Alola Rokon (known in the West as Alolan Vulpix). The second is yet another collaboration between Snow Miku and Hello Kitty for the Winter season of 2020. Below are the full details of these collaborations!

Illustration by Saitou Naoki

Pokémon will be cross promoting with Snow Miku during the Snow Festival in Sapporo from February 4th through February 11th 2020. During this time, the usual Snow Miku sculpture at Odori Park block 11 will be accompanied by a snow scuplture of Alolan Vulpix! Additionally, the Pokémon Center Sapporo office branch will have a booth set up at Odori Park block 11 to sell various collaboration themed goods, which will be detailed at a later date.

Announcement Page: https://snowmiku.com/2020/collabo_alola.html


Illustrations by 胡麻乃りお

Snow Miku and Hello Kitty will be collaborating for their 3rd consecutive year! This year, various collaboration goods will be available at the Snow Miku Sky Town store at the New Chitose Airport (Domestic Terminal 4th Floor). Some goods are already available, while others will be released gradually into the year 2020. These goods include full-graphic T-shirts, towels, clear files, can badges, keychains & more! Check the full list from the official goods page!

Collaboration Goods Page: https://gotochikitty.com/gentei/468

Samples of Snow Miku x Hello Kitty collaboration goods

Dec 232019
 

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Miku Symphony, three new performances have been announced for 2020! The first stop will be the Suntory Hall in Tokyo on May 24th, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Advance ticket reservation is already open from now until January 26th at 11:59 PM JST. General release tickets will be made available on February 22nd at 10:00 AM JST.

Tickets → https://w.pia.jp/t/mikusymphony20/

Ticket prices range from 5,500 ~ 16,300 JPY, depending on the seating you choose. Buyers of the Special Seat tier for 16,300 JPY will also receive a special design ticket and limited goods!

Additionally, performances in Yokohama and Osaka have also been decided, with ticket sales to be announced at a later date. The Yokohama performance is scheduled for October 17th, 2020 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Grand Hall, while the Osaka performance is scheduled for November 27th, 2020 at the Osaka Festival Hall.

Rella once again illustrated beautiful artwork for this announcement, and you can check that and the official announcement out from the tweets below. Stay tuned for more info!

※Hatsune Miku Symphony is performed by a full orchestra, and does not feature any singing or video/screening effects of traditional Hatsune Miku concerts.

Miku Symphony Official Site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/


Dec 212019
 

Goodsmile Racing announced their entry for the 2020 Super GT season at their End of Year Party. The team remains the same with Aki Takanori as Team Owner, Ukyo Katayama as Team Director, Kono Takao as Chief Engineer, Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka as the drivers, and Kamui Kobayashi as their third driver for the 10 Hours of Suzuka that the team will also take part in for 2020. The team will be getting a new car for 2020 as they planned on selling their current car to a lucky fan. The new car they will be using is the new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

The next Racing Miku has also been announced with illustrations by LEN[A-7]. The same artist who did the visuals for Magical Mirai 2016. The Nendoroid designed has also been announced and is on display at their end of year party.

 

Goodsmile Racing will also be exhibiting at Anime Matsuri at Houston, Texas, USA from the 9th to the 12th of July 2020

 

The livery for the Hatsune Miku AMG will be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon from 10th to the 12th of January 2020.

Until then.