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!

Jul 082021
 

The first Hatsune Miku Nendoroid based on Project SEKAI, the smartphone game from SEGA and Colorful Palette, is finally here and now available for preorder!

“Turn around here and wink! ♡”
From the smartphone game project “Project SEKAI Colorful Stage! feat.Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku from the SEKAI of the Stage! She comes with three face plates including a winking expression, a gently smiling singing expression and an adorable smiling expression. Optional parts include her microphone, a three-leaf clover effect part and an uchiwa cheering fan for cheering on other idols! Miku’s outfit from the game has been carefully recreated in Nendoroid form! Be sure to add her to your collection!

The Nendoroid is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5,800 JPY ($58.99 USD), and is available to preorder until August 5th at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in December 2021. Preorders from Good Smile Company’s online shops will also include an exclusive four-leaf clover effect part. Read more about the figure over on Kahotan’s blog!

The Nendoroid is also available from these other online shops, but they will not include the bonus four-leaf clover effect accessory.

Jun 242021
 

A software update for Hatsune Miku NT and Piapro Studio NT has been released today, finally bringing us the missing Whisper and Dark vocal libraries that were promised. The update also fixes some bugs, and adds some new functionality to help streamline the user experience. Check out the patch notes below!

Hatsune Miku NT v1.0.0.7 Update

  • Hatsune Miku NT Dark+ and Hatsune Miku Whisper+ libraries added.
  • There’s now an ability to correct the length of consonants according to the phrase and melody you’ve typed in.
  • Optimized articulation of phoneme transitions in some situations.

To download this update, you will need to login to your sonicwire account and check your purchased product licenses for the updater ZIP files.

If you have not yet purchased Hatsune Miku NT, you can download or opt for a retail package version of the software from the following pages:

Hatsune Miku NT (Download)
Hatsune Miku NT (Retail Package)

Demo video of the completed Hatsune Miku NT Original, Whisper & Dark Libraries.

Piapro Studio NT v3.0.3.4 Update

  • Now supports the newly added Hatsune Miku NT Dark+ and Hatsune Miku Whisper+ libraries.
  • Fixed an issue where editing the pitch of consonants with some phonetic symbols was not possible.
  • Fixed an issue where the portamento parameters were not saved.
  • Fixed an issue in the plugin version where it freezes on playback after loading a ppsf file with a different tempo than the host.

CFM notes that improvements in processing speed are being worked on for a future update, notably where processing loads become heavier as the song becomes longer.

The Piapro Studio NT v3.0.3.4 update is installed at the same time as the Hatsune Miku NT v1.0.0.7 update, so there’s no need for a separate installer.

Via Sonicwire News Blog

Jun 232021
 

Hatsune Miku Tycoon, a new free-to-play mobile card game from Crypton Future Media, is now available for download on iOS and Android platforms!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.crypton.match
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1561931022

Hatsune Miku Tycoon is a mobile platform card game based on the Japanese card game Daifugo, but with some added some charm featuring Hatsune Miku and her friends.

 

The game supports single player and local multiplayer through bluetooth (Note there is no online play function). Players can enjoy 27 different types of character themed cards, send fun character stickers to each other to communicate, and earn points for gacha items like stickers and icons. Be sure to watch for what happens when 8 Flushes and Revolutions happen!

New Player Tip: If you’re curious about the rules of the game, there’s a rulebook available in the game’s settings menu.

Via CFM News Release

Jun 142021
 

After successful launches of several versions of Hatsune Miku in Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series, they’re now looking towards officially adopting a fan-created Nendoroid Doll design to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the series in November 2021!

Good Smile Company is looking for designs from artists around the world to be used in an upcoming Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku release. The theme for this art contest is “Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination“! (Alternatively, “A date outfit that will strike him/her in the heart “)

Nendoroid Doll Hatsune Miku Design Contest Details

  • Theme
    『Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination』
  • Time Period
    5:00 PM on June 14th, 2021 JST ~ 5:00 PM on July 26th, 2021 JST
  • Result Announcement Date
    November 2021
  • Number of works to be selected:
    1
  • Target Character:
    Hatsune Miku
  • Qualifications:
    Be a registered member of Piapro.jp, and conform your submissions to the collaboration rules and guidelines (explained in English below).

Submission Format

  • Work Size:
    Please be sure to use only the provided JPG or PNG templates, do not modify the template size or specifications.
    [CLICK FOR JPG TEMPLATE] [CLICK FOR PNG TEMPLATE]
  • File Format:
    JPG, PNG
  • Color Mode:
    RGB
  • Post Tagging:
    Please submit your artworks with the tag “ねんどろいどどーる” (without quotes). This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again. This tag should be automatically added if you use this link, or the link at the bottom of this article to begin your art submission.
  • Tag locking:
    Please make sure the tag for “ねんどろいどどーる” is locked. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection.
  • License Terms:
    Please submit your artworks without any licenses. This is critical to your submission being eligible for selection. If this is not done during the submission process, it cannot be changed, and you will have to submit your entry again.

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Additional Notes

  • You can submit any number of artworks created by yourself.
  • High resolution data of the winning design may be requested, so keep all files safe until the winner is announced.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the 3-view templates provided for your illustration.
  • Please note that detailed expressions and elements may be difficult to recreate in 3D/fabric, so some details may have to be omitted.
  • Please avoid using an excessive amount of shapes, patterns and colors, as this makes recreation in figure form more difficult.
  • Please make sure to lock your submission tag.
  • Please note that some modifications may be made to the chosen design.
  • Please avoid placing any text information on the submission. However, the corresponding character arm tattoos (i.e., “01”) is fine.
  • Derivative characters (i.e, Snow Miku and Mikudayo) are not eligible for selection.
  • Please remember to post your submission without any license conditions (check example above).
  • The adopted work will require data to be converted to CMYK for printing. Please note this might result in some slight color change.

If you’ve followed all of the rules and guidelines above, you can submit your designs using the link below!

-> Click here to begin submission <-

If you did everything correctly, your submission will appear on the collaboration submission list page. If it doesn’t appear, then you probably forgot to remove licensing terms, or forgot to include or lock the “ねんどろいどどーる” tag. Delete your post and then try again!

Good luck everyone!

Good Smile Company x Piapro collaboration page:
https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/gsc_doll/index