Sep 122021
 

Goodsmile Racing finished in 23rd place at the fifth round of Super GT at Sportsland Sugo.
The team placed in 7th in the qualifying session prior to the race to determine their starting position for the race.

The race started with the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG getting a good start overtaking the #88 Granseed Lamborghini for 6th place and held on to that position until their scheduled pitstop.

Unfortunately, their chances to score points in the race would go in an instant when the car needed to return to the pits due to a tyre puncture.

After 83 laps of racing around the shortest track on the Super GT season, the #12 Calsonic GT-R wins the race in the GT500 class ending their streak of no wins since 2016, followed by the #61 Suburu BRZ winning the race in the GT300 class for the first time with their next-generation model. The #4 Miku AMG would finish the race in 23rd after their unscheduled pitstop.

With no points scored, Goodsmile Racing is currently 11th in the drivers’ standings. With a 19 points difference with the current team leading the championship.

The next race will be on the 23rd and 24th of October at Autopolis.

Aug 312021
 

SEGA and Colorful Palette have come bearing a surprise announcement for Hatsune Miku’s 14th anniversary: A planned and soon-coming English localization of Project SEKAI: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku! Check out the official announcement trailer above.

The Western release will be renamed to “Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!”, likely to help put more emphasis on Crypton Future Media’s characters, versus the other original characters also present in the game.

The original Japanese release of the mobile rhythm game has been available on Android and iOS for about a year, and proved popular among Western fans despite not having an official English translation.

The launch date of the English release is set for later in 2021, so stay tuned for that announcement!

Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage Official Links:

Aug 252021
 

The early prototype design of Hatsune Miku with a ponytail by KEI, named “Hatsune Miku if”, has been made into a Nendoroid and is ready to preorder!

A “What if?” version of Hatsune Miku from an alternate reality.
From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku based on an illustration by KEI from the art exhibition “Hatsune Miku Chronicle”. Based on the theme “What if a design without twintails was chosen for the original Hatsune Miku design?”, the ponytailed version of Hatsune Miku has been brought into Nendoroid form!

She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a singing expression and an adorable angry expression with puffed out cheeks. A mic stand and a software box based on what could have been are both included as optional parts! Be sure to add this alternate reality version of Hatsune Miku to your collection!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: if Ver. is available for preorder exclusively from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5,500 JPY ($54.99 USD), and is available for preorder until September 23rd, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in December 2021.

Aug 232021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the fourth round of Super GT in third place at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Some changes were made to the livery of the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG with the Haregi version of the 2021 Racing Miku on the bonnet of the car since there will be no 10 Hours of Suzuka race this year. And a collaboration with the streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club decorated on the rear wing of the car.

The race started off with the leading GT500 car, the #64 Modulo NSX suffering a brake failure and crashing into the foam barriers bringing out the Full Course Yellow (FCY) and then a safety car shortly after.

The race finished with a dominant Nissan victory in GT500 locking out the podium with the #23 Motul Autech taking the win. While in GT300 the #244 Takanaka-no-yu Supra won with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in third to secure their first podium this season.

With 11 points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands 9th in the Drivers’ Ranking. We’re halfway through the season so it’s not over yet.

The next race will be at Sportsland Sugo on the 11th and 12th of September.

Jul 302021
 

Good Smile Company has started an all-new figure line called HELLO! GOOD SMILE, which features characters in a simple yet charming style, and for very low prices. The first characters available in this series are Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, and of course, Hatsune Miku!

HELLO! Hatsune Miku
Presenting a new figure of Hatsune Miku from “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku”! HELLO! GOOD SMILE is a new chibi figure series by Good Smile Company! The neck of each figure includes a simple joint that can be moved left and right. Made with the creative direction of art director Shigeto Koyama, HELLO! GOOD SMILE figures feature a cute chibi design that will leave you wanting more and more! https://special.goodsmile.info/hello/

The figure is available now from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 1,500 JPY ($14.99 USD), and will be available for preorder until August 26th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in November 2021. You can also find the figure for sale at these other online shops!