Jul 202020
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes in 9th position at the opening round of Super GT at Fuji Speedway after months of waiting as the COVID-19 situation eased in Japan. Qualifying took place on the morning of race day as the #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes AMG GT3 failed to qualify into the second qualifying session. The team would start in 18th for the race later in the afternoon.

The race went underway and was shortly followed by a Safety Car as the #64 Modulo NSX-GT collided with the #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R forcing the latter out of the race with big damage to the rear right of the car. The race restarted on the 6th lap.

A lot of racing action at the front of the field in both categories, especially in GT300 with the #52 Saitamatoyopet GreenBrave driving the new JAF GT300 spec Toyota Supra fighting for the lead. Just halfway through the race the safety car got deployed again when the #360 RunUp GT-R stopped in the middle of the track after colliding with the #23 Motul Autech GT-R. The #4 Miku AMG were lucky to stop for their mandatory pit stop and driver change before the incident, only changing their left tyres.

After 66 laps the chequered flag was waved as the #37 KeePer TOM’s GR Supra won the race in the GT500 category, while the #52 GreenBrave Supra claimed their first ever win for the team and the new Toyota Supra in the GT300 category. The #4 Miku AMG would finish in 9th place after a good recovery finishing in the points from starting in 18th.

Goodsmile Racing currently stands 9th in the drivers’ championship. With the season only just beginning there is still another 7 more races left, but due to the ongoing situation, Super GT will only race at 3 different racetracks within Japan.

The next race will be back at Fuji Speedway again on the 8th and 9th of August.

The full race can be seen on ‘The Race’ YouTube channel.

Jul 062020
 

It’s time to get your cheer in gear, the Racing Miku 2020 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile Company is now available for preorder exclusively from their online shop!

A scale figure of the official character of the 2020 Hatsune Miku GT Project!
The official character of the 2020 Hatsune Miku GT Project, Racing Miku 2020 Ver. by popular illustrator LEN[A-7], is now a 1/8th scale figure! The original 2020 Racing Miku illustration by LEN[A-7] has been carefully brought to life in eye-popping detail.
The figure features a perfect balance between the mechanical parts featured on her boots and headphones and her adorable, fit physique. Be sure to add her to your collection!

The Racing Miku 2020 scale figure is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and will be available to order until September 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s priced at 16,800 JPY ($160 USD), and is expected to ship in September 2021. You can grab her from the links below!

> Good Smile Online Shop (US & CA Store)
> Good Smile Online Shop (Global)

And if you’re interested in a better preview, you can read Kahotan’s photo review over on her blog. → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2020/07/06/racing-miku-2020-ver-hatsune-miku-gt-project/

Jun 142020
 

The official album for Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 has been announced! Although the event for Osaka has been postponed, it looks like the official album will be released as planned. The song list is of course a partial spoiler for the concert setlist, so you’ve been warned!

The album features 10 songs and 2 PVs in a CD+DVD combo set for 2200 JPY (tax included), and it expected to ship on Hatsune Miku’s birthday on August 31st, 2020. Check out the tracklist below!

DISC.1 [CD]

01. 愛されなくても君がいる / PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku <Magical Mirai 2020 Theme Song>
02. キミペディア / Junky feat. Kagamine Rin & Len
03. Hyper Reality Show / Utsu-P feat. Hatsune Miku
04. YY / 23.exe feat. Hatsune Miku
05. きみとぼくのレゾナンス / NanameueP feat. MEIKO <MEIKO 15th Anniversary Theme Song>
06. Kanzensei Complex / Yamichro feat. Megurine Luka
07. Shabon / Hachiya Nanashi feat. Hatsune Miku
08. Mikaboshi / 3106。 feat. KAITO
09. Marui Unabara / GoBS feat. Hatsune Miku <Song Contest Winner>
10. NEW SONG BY KINOSHITA / Kinoshita feat. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka, MEIKO <Bonus Track>

DISC.2 [DVD]

01. 愛されなくても君がいる / PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku <Music Video>
02. きみとぼくのレゾナンス / NanameueP feat. MEIKO <Music Video>

The album is currently available for preorder on CDJapan, although most overseas shipping options are unavailable due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also planned to be released on Amazon Japan, Amiami, Animate and more. Hopefully more shipping options will become available soon!

EDIT 6/22/2020 (New Shop Links)

> CDJapan
> Amazon Japan
> Amiami

Official Album Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2020/osaka/goods_cd.html

Jun 092020
 

Following the postponement of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 event for Los Angeles, there’s now official confirmation via the official Miku Expo Twitter and tour website site that the rest of the locations for the 2020 Tour are having their dates pushed back yet again to April~May 2021. This applies to all announced USA and Canada locations. The cause for postponement is safety concerns and restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The exact dates for each location will be confirmed at a later time, and already purchased tickets will also carry over to the new dates. For any questions about ticket refunds or any other inquiries, you should contact the appropriate ticket vendor.

Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada Official Site:
https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

May 282020
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced as one of the featured artists/performers at the upcoming Digital Mirage 2 Online Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from June 5th~7th, and headlines various DJs and music artists.

Hatsune Miku’s appearance will involve streaming of the Magical Mirai 2019 concert footage, according to a tweet by the official Hatsune Miku English twitter. The exact details, including the time-slot Miku is set to appear in, have not yet been announced, but should be updated at a later date.

You can now RSVP for the event at https://digitalmirage.io/. 100% of the proceeds are set to be donated to the Plus1 Covid-19 relief fund, as well as the performing artists.