Jun 092021
 

Live Band & Piapro Characters group photo via @mikuexpo

Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has finally come to a close! The online event featured three concert broadcasts to cover various time zones, and several Digital Stars DJ events to pass the time between concert showings. Below is a recap of the broadcast contents, and some of the new upcoming merch teased during the event!

Miku Expo 2021 Online Snapshots via @cfm_miku & @cfm_miku_en

The full concert spanned nearly 90 minutes and broadcasted a total of 3 times to cover time zones for viewers around the world. 16 songs were featured, some classics, and some new ones! Check out the full setlist below:

  1. World is Mine feat. Hatsune Miku by ryo (supercell)
  2. Alien Alien feat. Hatsune Miku by Nayutan Seijin
  3. Drag the ground feat. Hatsune Miku by Camelia
  4. Buraikku Jikorizer feat. Kagamine Len by JesusP
  5. Ungray Days feat. Kagamine Rin by Tsumiki
  6. Ghost City Tokyo feat. Hatsune Miku by Ayase
  7. Thousand Little Voices feat. Hatsune Miku by Vault Kid, Flanger Moose
  8. Highway Lover feat. Megurine Luka by MikitoP
  9. Karakuri Pierrot feat. Hatsune Miku by 40mp
  10. Romeo and Cinderella feat. Hatsune Miku by Doriko
  11. Innapropriate Lady feat. MEIKO by OSTER Project
  12. Reload Words  feat. KAITO by sat(Katakuna-p)
  13. Teo feat. Hatsune Miku by Omoi
  14. All I Need Are Things I Like feat. Hatsune Miku by PinocchioP
  15. Lucky☆Orb feat. Hatsune Miku by Emon
  16. Highlight feat. Hatsune Miku by KIRA

In-between the concerts, there was also the Let’s Paint 3.0 activities, and the Digital Stars DJ Live performances before each concert showing. These DJ Lives featured DJs from the U.S. (Tokyo Elvis & Flanger Moose), Japan (Utsu-P & PinocchioP), and the EU (Vault Kid & KIRA).

Did you enjoy some or all of these event activities, and what did you think? Share your experiences below in the comments! But first, let’s move onto the new figure announcements…

Alphamax has announced they’ll be creating a scale figure based on the Miku Expo 2021 main visual art by Ryota sometime in the near future. For now, we just have the 3D render prototype reveal, but no other details such as the scale size, release dates, etc. So stay tuned for updates on that!

Tokyo Otaku Mode has announced an upcoming exclusive Hatsune Miku figure, designed by LAM. What’s unique about this already cool-looking design is that a jacket based on the one Miku is wearing will also be made available alongside the figure! Further details of course will be announced at a future date.

Miku Expo 2021 Online Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/online2021/

May 292021
 

Good Smile Company’s Wonderful Hobby Life For You!! 33 event was held online yesterday, and featured a few notable Hatsune Miku figure reveals, as well as updates on previously teased upcoming figures! Check them out below, or look at the full WHL4U33 gallery on the official site.

  • Figure Title: Racing Miku 2013 Rd.4 SUGO Support Ver.
  • Scale: 1/7 scale
  • Manufacturer: Goodsmile Company (Previously by Aquamarine)
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Hatsune Miku: Virtual Popstar Ver.
  • Scale: 1/7 scale
  • Manufacturer: Max Factory
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku NT
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: figma Racing Miku: 2021 Ver.
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Max Factory (For Goodsmile Racing)
  • Release Info: TBA

  • Figure Title: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Stage Sekai Ver.
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
  • Release Info: TBA

Via WHL4U

May 102021
 

Goodsmile Racing has unveiled their Haregi version of the 2021 Racing Miku illustrated by En Morikura. Miku is seen wearing a pink haregi with a mix of maid aesthetics.

The haregi version is meant to be for the 10 Hours of Suzuka but the race was announced back in March earlier this year that it will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the disappointment from the team, they wrapped the new Racing Miku on a spare bonnet for display at the Akiba CO Gallery.

May 062021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the second round of Super GT in eighth position at Fuji Speedway. The race took place on a Tuesday as it was the weeklong holidays of Golden Week in Japan.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in 11th position after an improvement from their last round in qualifying prior to the race. The race would see the first use of the Full Course Yellow (FCY) meaning all cars on track must slow down and overtaking is not allowed. The same rule applies like with the safety car that the pit lane closes during a Full Course Yellow.


The 500km long race would finish with the #17 Astemo NSX winning in GT500 and the #60 Syntium GR Supra winning in GT300. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 8th with some cars in front of her were having problems falling down the grid before the finish.


With 3 points scored. Goodsmile Racing is currently 13th in the drivers’ standings. The next race will be on the 29th and 30th of May at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Header image by @kudou039 on Twitter

Apr 282021
 

Along with the announcement of the Snow Miku 2022 & Rabbit Yukine design finalists, Good Smile Company decided to announce and tease several new Hatsune Miku figures, and give updates on others. Check them out below! If you’d like to watch the live stream event, there’s a recording available on YouTube.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku if

Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.

Nendoroid & Scale Figure of Hatsune Miku NT

Hatsune Miku NT, the latest version release of Hatsune Miku’s software, is having her design transformed into a scale figure and Nendoroid! There’s no further details on the scale figure, such as a prototype or scale size. The figure will be produced by Good Smile Company. The Nendoroid had its unpainted prototype teased, but details about a price and release date for both figures are still TBA.

Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refine Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure

The classic Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. scale figure is being refined in a new release! The colors and sculpting have been reworked to more faithfully match the original artwork by Miwa Shirou. The scale figure is scheduled to become available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop on April 30th at 12:00 PM JST.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2021 Winter Festival Ver.

A Nendoroid based on the winter theme Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 is being created! So far there’s only a glimpse of her sleeve in this picture, holding hands with the Summer Matsuri ver. Nendoroid. Additional details such as release date and pricing are still pending.

Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series continues to grow with the announcement of Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku! The above image of the (near?) final design was revealed, so we can expect info regarding preorders fairly soon. Stay tuned!