Jul 032019
 

The highly anticipated and stunning Hatsune Miku: Memorial Dress ver. scale figure from Good Smile Company is now available for preorder!


From the past to the future, reaching ever higher.

A beautiful scale figure of Hatsune Miku based on the winning illustration of the Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Illustration Contest! The winning entry was Pomu’s “Reaching Ever Higher”, which has now been transformed into a gorgeous figure at the hands of the esteemed sculptor, Takayuki Kawahara!

Each and every detail of the figure has been meticulously to faithfully capture the theme of the original illustration – the past and future of Hatsune Miku. Her unique dress, the accessories that adorn her hair and the microphone stand at her fingertips all incorporate motifs from the numerous songs Hatsune Miku has sung in the past.

Her hair has been sculpted with translucent sections which not only create an ethereal appearance but also bring out the perfect hue. The charming expression on her face has also been perfected in figure form, filled with hope for the future to match the title of the illustration – “Reaching Ever Higher”. This work of art challenges the limitations of what is possible for the world of figures, and can truly be called a masterpiece among Hatsune Miku figures! Be sure to add her to your collection.


The 1/7 scale figure will stand 430mm tall with the included stand, and will look truly magnificent in any collection! She’s priced at 43,329 JPY ($413 USD) from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and is expected to ship in December 2020. GSC shop preorders will be open until September 5th, 2019 @ 12:00 PM JST, and will include a clearfile featuring the illustration as a bonus.

The figure is also available from these other online stores!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
> CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
> Good Smile Company
> Amiami
> Hobby Link Japan
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Lastly Kahotan uploaded a photo review to her blog, so be sure to check that out! → https://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2019/07/03/hatsune-miku-memorial-dress-ver/

Jul 012019
 

It’s now July 2nd in Japan, and it’s the 10th anniversary of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project! In commemoration of the anniversary, Sega has announced a brand new Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA title “Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s” to be released as the first Project DIVA title ever on the Nintendo Switch.

The game will come with 100 songs that signifies the 10 years history of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project, plus a newly written theme song that’s yet to be revealed. Included in the list is 10 new songs to the Project DIVA series, 2 of which were revealed to be “Alien Alien” by Nayutan Alien and “39 Music!” by MikitoP.

In addition to the 101 songs, a total of 300 modules has also been confirmed.

 

Speaking of modules, there’ll also be a t-shirt design contest to be made into in-game module(s). Creator(s) of the winning entry will also appear in the roll credits as well as gifted a copy of the game. The contest will be held on Piapro starting from July 5th, where a link to the contest will soon surface shortly.

As the first Project DIVA title on the Nintendo Switch, the game will also feature a unique gameplay mode in a similar fashion to Project Mirai Deluxe’s Button/Touch modes for the Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, the origin of the title will also be revealed in the upcoming July 4th edition of Weekly Famitsu magazine; we’re expecting more reveal there as well.

For PS4/Arcade players, SEGA says some of the new content from MEGA 39’s will also come to Future Tone.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s will be released for Nintendo Switch in early 2020 in Japan. For the first on-hand experience on the game, be sure to visit Sega booth at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st to try your chance on the demo!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s: http://miku.sega.jp/mega39s/

 

Jun 282019
 

The crossfade preview for the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 official album is now up on the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel!

The album features the following 10 tracks, which will be part of the upcoming live concert experience in Osaka and Tokyo. Be sure to get in your practice for the cheer calls!

-= CD Tracklist =-
1: Bless Your Breath by KurageP feat. Hatsune Miku
2: Kill, Carry On by Police Piccadilly feat. Hatsune Miku
3: Jump For Joy by EasyPop feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
4: Main Character by *Luna feat. Kagamine Len
5: A plan is still in progress covertly. by Shinra feat. Hatsune Miku (Song Contest Winner)
6: Even If It’s Your Happiness by HeavenzP feat. Megurine Luka
7: Deep Sea City Underground by tanakaB feat. Kagamine Rin
8: Ramnade Blue Longing by Aoto Kei feat. MEIKO
9: Until I Throw My Dreams Away and Become an Adult by Kasamura Touta feat. Hatsune Miku
10: SURVIVE by Umetora feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, KAITO
Bonus Song: Bless Your Breath (Yasuha Remix) (Album Exclusive SONOCA Card Download)

-= DVD Tracklist =-
– Bless Your Breath (Music Video)
– Jump For Joy (Music Video)

There’s additional bonus benefits, such as limited edition can badges or stickers, depending on which store you preorder the album from. All of these are listed on the Official Album website: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods_cd.html

We’ve picked out a few of the shops that are easy for overseas fans to use! The album is expected to start shipping out on July 10th, 2019.

Album on CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
Album on Amazon Japan
Album on Amiami

Jun 282019
 

IO DATA Japan has announced they will be collborating with Hatsune Miku to create a special themed version of their CDReco smartphone optical drive, called the “MIKUReco”. The drive is planned to be made first available at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo. The product design is still yet to be revealed, but should be made available soon.

The CDReco is a smartphone enabled optical disk drive that is able to copy music CDs directly to your smartphone via cable or wifi, depending on which model you choose. No PC is required! We’re unsure which version the Miku edition will be based on, but we’d have to guess it would be the wired version. We’ll have to wait and see!

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st.

MIKUReco Collaboration Site: https://www.iodata.jp/ssp/cdreco/mikureco/
Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Jun 282019
 

We’ve been wondering if these Hatsune Miku gaming accessories would ever see the light of day! It appears the Hatsune Miku gaming accessories by TSUKUMO and Thermaltake, seen at their “Hatsune Miku game room” exhibit at Niconico Chokaigi, will be coming to market!

TSUKUMO’s store magazine “99magazine” was recently updated to detail the newly announced laptop collaboration, but it also reveals that the Miku themed chair and PC case will be made available sometime soon. The magazine also shows silhouettes for headphones, keyboard and a mouse planned for a future announcement. The exact release details are still unclear, so keep watching for updates!

For live photos of these accessories in action, check out Thermaltake’s tweet below from their Niconico Chokaigi exhibit!