Jun 262020
 

Hatsune Miku Tap Wonder, the tapping progression mobile game from Crypton Future Media and Ateam is now available for download on Android, iOS and Amazon devices! Early downloaders will also receive the Hatsune Miku V4X costume set for free after signing into the game.

Website & Download → https://www.miku-tap.com/en/

Additionally, a new BGM and illustration recruitment collaboration has been launched on Piapro. Summer-themed background music, costume designs and pets are being accepted until July 17th at 5:00 PM JST. Roughly 25 works in total will be adopted in this collaboration, and will be featured in the game! To enter, please make sure to follow the guidelines below.

Collaboration Page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/index

BGM Collaboration Detail


■ Number of works to be adopted: 10
■ Target Character: Hatsune Miku (Kagamine Rin/Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito can all be used for chorus)
■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Song Length: 5 minutes or less.
■ Song Format: MP3
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ Song entries must be new or previously unpublished works, and not signed into any contracts.
■ Be sure to attach the lyrics with the song (easiest way would be in the song description).
■ If posting song titles in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized titles in the description.
■ Please note you will need to provide WAV data if your song is selected.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the BGM if your song is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_BGM2” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit BGM <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list

Pet Design Detail


■ Number of works to be adopted: 10
■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Work Size: 1000px X 1000px or larger.
■ Filetype: JPG, PNG
■ Color mode: RGB
■ Resolution: 300dpi
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ Pet designs must be original.
■ Please drawn only 1 pet design per submission.
■ Any pet pose is fine, but make sure important details are visible.
■ Please make sure to name your pet in your submission title. Name must be 8 characters or less.
■ If posting names in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized name in the description.
■ Effects and abilities of the pet will be chosen by the game staff.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the pet design if your design is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_ペットデザイン2” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit Pet Design <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list_b

Costume Design Detail


■ Theme: Summer! Crate a Hatsune Miku costume perfect for Summer.
■ Number of works to be adopted: 5
■ Template: Please be sure to use this template for your submission! Click Here

Template preview. Click for full resolution template.

■ Eligibility: Must have a Piapro account, and follow all rules and terms of application.
■ Post Format: Once again, please be sure to use the template!
■ Filetype: JPG, PNG
■ Color mode: RGB
■ Resolution: 300dpi
■ License setting: Please post without licenses.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes & Precautions
■ You can post any number of works made by yourself.
■ The costume design must be original.
■ Please use the provided design template.
■ Please make sure your costume covers these 5 parts:
①Head:Hairstyle and ornaments.
②Dress:Keep below the face.
③Hands:Objects/instruments that can be held with 1 hand, or like a guitar.
④Tone:Draw note-like effects that would pop out of Miku when tapped.
⑤Decoration:Decorations and other effects around Miku.
■ Depending on your design, you may delete parts of the template. But do not delete major parts, such as the face or hairstyle.
■ Please make sure to name your costume in your submission title. Name must be 8 characters or less.
■ If posting names in Japanese, please be sure to also post English and/or romanized name in the description.
■ Naming of individual costume parts will be decided by the staff.
■ Costume effects and rarity will be decided by the game staff.
■ Please note there might be some changes made to the costume design if your design is selected.
■ Please be sure to add the tag “TAPWONDER_コスチューム” during the submission process (this should be done automatically if you use the submission link below), and lock the tag. If the tag is not locked, your submission will not be valid!

=> Click Here To Submit Costume Design <=

If you’ve submitted your entry correctly, it should be visible on the submissions list page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/tapwonder_02/list_c

Jun 222020
 

We hope everyone out there is staying safe and well! The winners of the recent “Stay Cozy” themed Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans have been announced, and merch featuring the designs are now available! Check them out below.

The grand prize winner of the Fan Forge with their cute Cryptonloid chibi design is Nina! The “Cozy at Home” design award went to Shinkuplanet, while the runner up design awards went to Miwaku and Hekopon!

You can browse these designs and more on the Hatsune Miku Fan Forge landing page → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-community-designs.html

Additionally, you can get 20% off ALL Hatsune Miku march on For Fans By Fans until June 29th @ 11:59 PM PST with the coupon code “COZYMIKU20“. Stay cozy this Summer, and most importantly, safe!

EDIT: It seems For Fans By Fans forgot to activate the coupon code, so wait a bit if it’s not working for you and try again later!

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 102020
 

Xiaomi and Crypton Future Media have announced a collaboration for Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5, their newest fitness smartband launching on June 18th in China. The collaboration includes a set of Hatsune Miku themes for the smartband, which can be changed to the wearer’s preference.

Hatsune Miku isn’t the only one, as several other IPs were also announced to have themes of their own. These include Detective Conan, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Spongebob Squarepants.

This is all the info that has been teased for now. The Mi Band 5 is also expected to become available sometime later for international markets, but it’s unknown if these themes will also be available for them. The Mi Band 5 is expected to have a launch price of 189 Yuan ($27 USD).

Via Weibo (Xiaomi & CFM)

Jun 062020
 

Hatsune Miku NT’s prototype/beta version is finally here and available for download by those that have preordered the full version! If you missed the previous announcement regarding the changes and planned features, you can catch up on our previous article. → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=28803

Preorder Hatsune Miku NT → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

What new things have been discovered since the prototype launch? A few quality of life tweaks. These include being able to deactivate/de-register the software from online via your Sonicwire account (versus on the computer the software was installed on), and being able to import VSQ/VSQX files (no VPR file support). This is a big relief for those who’ve had a computer fail while older software versions were still registered, as well as those who were hoping for backwards compatibility with older exported files.

There’s some issues, of course. There’s users reporting issues such as choppy shifting between vowels and consonants, crashing when adding vibrato, and issues opening complete .ppsf files (thanks to @dspear732 for these reports). There’s other bugs reported as well, but there’s already a patch on the way later this month.

Sonicwire tweeted they’ve listened to feedback from users, and will implement fixes and tweaks for Vibrato functions, sound quality and fluctuation improvements, and other bug fixes in the next update.

Hatsune Miku NT’s full software is scheduled to release for 19,800 JPY ($180) in August 2020.