Nov 232019
 

Photo via @zouzou_bana_kim on Twitter

Today’s the day of the press release reveal of the Snow Miku 2020 Street Car, Nendoroid and figma designs in Sapporo city! Official and fan photos have made their way online, giving us an early glimpse of how they look. The name of the design has also been revealed as the “Snow Parade Ver.”, matching her marching-band style outfit.

Photos via @gsc_hama & @MXF_official

The street car will go into operation starting tomorrow (November 25th JST), and will run until March 25th. The Nendoroid and Figma will be available for early purchase at Snow Miku 2020, with online reservations becoming available after the 2020 Winter Wonder Festival around mid-February.

Check out the additional photos from the tweets below!



Nov 212019
 

As with the past several years of Snow Miku, the 2020 event will also have a DJ Live event at the Sound Lab Mole venue in central Sapporo!

The doors to the venue are scheduled to open at 6:00 PM JST on February 7th (Friday) 2020, with the show beginning at 6:30 PM JST. The event is scheduled to run for 3 hours. Here’s the list of performers for the night!

Camellia
PSYQUI
sasakure.UK
Hachiya Nanashi
DJ Snow Mikudayo & MC Rabbit Yukine

Event tickets are 3900 Yen per person, and will be available via lottery from November 27th at 6:00 PM JST until December 4th at 11:59 PM JST. After the lottery, general sales will be available starting December 15th at 10:00 AM. Check the following link at the lottery start time for links to the reservations page: https://snowmiku.com/2020/location_mole_en.html

-= Ticket Details =-
– Includes entry number
– Limit two tickets per person.
– Purchase of 1 drink required upon entry. *Alcohol not to be sold at this event
– Preschool children (ages 5 and under) are not allowed.

Sound Lab Mole
Japan, 〒060-0063 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami-3jo Nishi-2chome 14

IMPORTANT NOTICES
– There will not be any appearances by Virtual Singers.
– Entry will be in order of ticketing number from 18:00
– Performing lineup may be subject to change due to unforseen circumstances, and tickets will not be refunded in such an event.
– Please do not bring in large suitcases or other baggage that may be obstructive (There are only a limited number of coin lockers in the venue. It is suggested that you rent a locker outside of the venue before arrival.)
– Please do not leave bags or other items on the floor.
– This is a non-smoking venue. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
– Portions of this event will be filmed by staff.
– Photography equipment such as DSLR cameras, digital cameras, selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, etc. are not allowed in the venue.

DJ Live Event Detail: https://snowmiku.com/2020/location_mole_en.html
Snow Miku 2020 Offical Site (EN): https://snowmiku.com/2020/index_en.html
Snow Miku 2020 Official Site (JP): https://snowmiku.com/2020/

Nov 192019
 

The results are now in for the Miku Expo 5th anniversary song contest! Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner “AlexTrip Sands“, the two runner-ups “Turbo” and “potatoTeto“, and one honorable mention “Lorenly“! This year’s song contest accepts songs in any languages, so you may find yourself in for a surprise!

Expect the Grand Prize winner on the stage at Miku Expo 2020 European tour in January 2020, and the two runner-ups and one honorable mention via Miku Expo 5th anniversary song contest SONOCA. Stay tuned for more info!

Grand Prize

Runner-ups

Honorable Mention

Miku Expo 2020 EUROPE: https://mikuexpo.com/europe2020/
Miku Expo 5th Anniversary Song Contest: https://mikuexpo.com/5thcontest/

Nov 082019
 

Now this was a genius idea: A Racing Miku themed talking coin bank, where Miku grabs your coins and stores them safely for you! The manufacturer SHINE thought to make exactly this with not just one, or even two, but FOUR versions to choose from! These adorable chatting coin banks are now available for preorder.

A talking and moving Racing Miku coin bank!
A talking and moving Racing Miku coin bank! Place a coin down and Racing Miku will peek out from the box and take your coin! She’ll say all kinds of phrases or even sing as she moves her hand to take your coin! Each color variation comes with 3 different kinds of stickers.

The coin bank is available for preorders until around early December 2019 from most online stores, and is typically priced for about 4,000 Yen ($40). It’s expected to ship in January 2020. Check it out from these online stores!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan! Save 11% on 11/11 with code W1111)
> Good Smile US Shop
> Amazon Japan

Lastly, here’s a preview of how it works from SHINE on Twitter!

Nov 052019
 

Goodsmile Racing finished the season finale of Super GT at the Twin Ring Motegi in 5th position after struggling during the qualifying session the previous day and were out of championship contention as they failed to secure pole position. The team qualified in 7th.

The race went underway with the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG overtaking the #33 EVA Nissan GT-R at the start of the race. There were overtakes here and there as teams have been let go of all their success ballast in the shortest race of the season at only 250 kilometres or 53 laps.

The #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R suffered an engine failure on the 15th lap forcing the car to retire. No Safety car was deployed.

As the race reached its halfway point, teams started to do their pit stops. This would play an important role to the position of when cars would come out of the pitlane especially with a championship at risk in both categories.

While the #55 ARTA NSX GT3 was sitting comfortably in a good position to win the championship. Meanwhile in GT500 the fight was still on for the championship with the #37 Keeper TOM’s LC500 leading the race and the #6 WAKO’s LC500 needing at least 2nd place to secure the championship. The latter would then overtake the #36 au TOM’s after a late lunge and both cars going off the track.

In the end, the #37 Keeper TOM’s won the race but the #6 WAKO’s won the championship in the GT500 category by just 2 points. Meanwhile in GT300 the #65 Leon AMG was hoping for a third consecutive win at Motegi but suddenly, the car slowed down as it was reaching the finish line. The car has run out of fuel! And the #11 Gainer TANAX GT-R snatched the win from them! The #55 ARTA NSX would secure the championship finishing in fourth place followed by the #4 Miku AMG in fifth place.

Goodsmile Racing has placed 4th in the drivers’ championship standing. It was still an impressive finish even after struggling with race pace and strategies. ARTA has got their redemption after losing to the title last year to Leon. A provisional 2020 calendar was unveiled which would see the return of the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia for the first time since 2013 and will be Super GT’s first ever night race.

The season may be over but there will be one more race which is the Super GT x DTM Dream Race where GT500 cars would once again take on the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters that is happening on the 23rd and 24th of November at Fuji International Speedway. This is a non-championship race, so it does not affect the standings. GT300s will also be racing in a separate support race during the weekend.

Until then, Fight GSR!