May 232020
 

Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Haregi version of the 2020 Racing Miku to cheer on the team for the 2020 10 Hours of Suzuka in August. Illustrated by LEN[A-7], Racing Miku is sporting the usual pink Haregi with the cherry blossoms in the background.

Unfortunately, the 10 Hours of Suzuka will be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of the teams that take part in it are from outside of Japan, it was inevitable that the race would get cancelled. Hopefully we’ll go back to racing soon with Super GT later in the year.

 

Until then, Stay home and Fight, GSR!

 

May 192020
 

After the success of the previous two Hatsune Miku prize figure art collaborations, SEGA and Piapro are now running a third! For the new Super Premium Prize Figure art collaboration, SEGA and Piapro are seeking fan costume ideas for the pop summer theme, “Splash Parade“.

Applications must use the provided template, and must be submitted by June 15th at 5:00 PM JST. Please be sure to follow the rules of the collaboration below carefully!

Costume design with the theme of Splash Parade
Theme: Splash Parade
Application Period: May 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM JST ~ June 15th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM JST
Number of works to be adopted: 1

Target Character
Hatsune Miku

Qualification for Participation
Must be 18 or older, have a Piapro.jp account and follow the rules of entry.

Post Format
Work Size: Not Specified (Please use the provided template) → Click here for Template ←
File format: jpg, png
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: Not Specified
License Condition: Please post without any licenses (required).


** If you accidentally post with a license, you will need to delete and resubmit your work, as the license cannot be changed.

Remarks
> You can submit any number of artworks.
> The costume design can include any hairstyle and accessories.

Additional Notes
> Please be sure to use all 3 sides of the provided template.
> Please no more than 2 accessories per costume (hat, microphone, etc). Keep accessory handles as small as possible.
> Please refrain from overly dressy clothes and fishnets.
> Please avoid complicated clothes shapes and hair-styles.
> Please note the chosen design may require alterations to be recreated in 3D form.
> Please make sure to submit your artwork with the tag “セガ_フィギュア3“, and make sure to lock the tag.

=> Click Here To Submit Artwork <=

To submit your artwork, please make sure you’re logged into piapro.jp, and then click the above link. It should automatically begin the process to post your submission with the tag “セガ_フィギュア3” already attached. During the submission, make sure to check the box for “no licenses”, and verify once you’ve finished. Then be sure to lock the tag.

If done correctly, your submission should become visible on the submissions list page. Good luck to all participants!

Collaboration Detail → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/figure3_fw3k/
Submissions List → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/figure3_fw3k/list

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/

Apr 302020
 

The results of the Snow Miku 2021 design contest were announced last night in a short video uploaded by Good Smile Company, featuring Yuki Mikudayo! 6 finalists were chosen, and can be voted on by fans until May 11th, 2020. Only one vote will be counted per IP address/device, so make your vote count! Here’s the finalist designs:

Finalist #1 design by noncom (link)
Finalist #2 design by こり (link)
Finalist #3 design by 白雪とわ (link)
Finalist #4 design by 朝顔みのる (link)
Finalist #5 design by YUK (link)
Finalist #6 design by 杏夏蜜柑 (link)

-= CLICK HERE TO CAST VOTE =-

The results of the poll will be announced later at Magical Mirai 2020 (which one is not specifically mentioned). Happy voting, and good luck to the finalists!

And if you happen to be collecting previous Snow Miku figures, various Snow Miku figma and nendoroids are once again available for reservation from Good Smile Company’s USA online shop until May 1st at 11:59 PM PST. Don’t miss it!

Apr 222020
 

Goodsmile Racing recently broadcasted several announcements in a live stream on their YouTube Channel. Unlike their previous live streams where everyone is together, the stream was mostly broadcasted through video calls to practice social distancing because of the current situation that is the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the first half of the Super GT season had to be postponed to later dates in hope that the situation improves.

The opening race at Okayama has been postponed to 11th and 12th of July, Fuji has been postponed to 8th and 9th of August, Sugo has been postponed to 12th and 13th of September, while Suzuka, Thailand and Sepang (Malaysia) are still yet to be confirmed. Autopolis and Motegi are expected to run on their initial scheduled dates.

An illustration was published by LEN[A-7] on the 10th of April as the opening race was supposed to happen on that weekend, but instead the team encouraged fans to stay home to help reduce the spread of the virus.

A new “Tropical” version of the 2020 Racing Miku has been announced sporting the usual tan to cheer on the team for the oversea races in Thailand and Malaysia under the blazing humid tropical weather.

A collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Super Sonico also wearing the 2020 racing outfit with an illustration by 津路参汰 (ニトロプラス)

And to conclude the stream, a new theme song for 2020 was announced, called “Burning!!” written and composed by DIVELA, who is most known for winning the 2018 Magical Mirai Song Contest with METEOR. You can listen to the theme song at the end of the stream.