Aug 312020
 

Happy 13th Birthday to the world’s Digital Songstress, Hatsune Miku! The past year hasn’t been without a few hiccups, but some important memories were still made along the way. Snow Miku 2020 was quite enjoyable, Magical Mirai 2020 still appears to be happening in 2020, SUPER GT is underway, and there were a few collaborations here and there as well.

As always, there’s a wealth of new music and illustrations from various creators around the world to celebrate this special day. We’ll throw a few into the post below, but be sure to share some of your own favorites in the comments with other fans! You can explore more on Twitter with the hashtag #初音ミク誕生祭2020, and on Pixiv with the tag 初音ミク誕生祭2020!
















May 192020
 

The latest Hatsune Miku drawing trend on Twitter rides on the heels of the recent #sailormoonredraw trend. After watching artists redraw Usagi from Sailor Moon, a popular Hatsune Miku illustrator named MayoRiyo decided “I want to see this with Miku, too!”.

And thus, the #HatsuneMikuDraw trend began! At first, some artists tried redrawing the pose from original Hatsune Miku VOCALOID2 boxart illustration by KEI.


Then some artists got the idea to mix #HatsuneMikuDraw and #SailorMoonRedraw trends together:


MayoRiyo even contributed their own art to the mix!

And for some fun, here’s a few more! But be sure to check the rest out yourself, or contribute your own on Twitter via the #HatsuneMikuDraw tag.





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

Apr 032020
 

Art design entries for the costume of Snow Miku 2021 and her pet rabbit Yukine are being accepted on Piapro! Every year, Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku fans from around the world are invited so submit their design ideas for a chance to have their Snow Miku featured at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido! The winning design will also be turned into a Nendoroid and Figma, and will be used in promotional material for the event.

The theme for next year is “Illumination in the image of Hokkaido Snow“. Entries are being accepted until April 17th at 5:00 PM JST. The finalists will be announced at the end of April, and the chosen design will be announced in August 2020.

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: 350dpi
License terms: Please post without licensing terms

Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.
The winning outfit design may be modified before use.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here!
  • Please also use the provided Yukine template. Download the high resolution template from here.
  • Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together on your entry as there is no separate submission for the two.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2021年雪ミク衣装” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses. During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If submitted correctly, your artwork should appear on the collaboration’s list of artwork entries. If you forgot to submit your artwork design without licenses, you will need to delete your post and try again, as the license cannot be modified afterwards.

Good luck to all participants!

> Snow Miku 2021 Collaboration Detail
> Snow Miku Official Site

Mar 092020
 

Happy Miku Day (March 9th) to all Hatsune Miku fans! It’s time for the yearly Hatsune Miku appreciation day, where fans celebrate their love for Hatsune Miku in various ways! Some create music, others draw artworks, create photography or even share cosplay dances.

Of course, there’s too much to fit here! So our yearly tradition to celebrate is to share some of our favorite illustrations from Pixiv and Twitter. Although we definitely encourage you to check out more yourself by searching the tag ミクの日 to find more!

HAPPY MIKU DAY – By Gongha