Nov 052020
 

The official costume design for the upcoming Hatsune Miku NT virtual singer software has been released! Hatsune Miku NT, which is releasing later this month, will once again feature main visual art by iXima, who has been the software art designer since Hatsune Miku V3’s release in 2013.

Hatsune Miku NT design by iXima, photo via Sonicwire.

The new outfit design has a few subtle changes that add more frilly accents to the outfit, and some design elements that seem to take queues from the V4C design, such as the round hairbands. The arm sleeve and some mechanical design elements were created with assistance from Rella. Most notably, there is an increase in the volume of Miku’s hair compared to the V4X design, which some fans have humorously noted.

Boxart renders, a download version thumbnail and even design concept sketches have been released on a Sonicwire Blog update:

Hatsune Miku NT is set to officially release on November 27th, and will be Crypton Future Media’s first release of Hatsune Miku that uses their own proprietary singing synthesis engine, rather than VOCALOID, CevIO, Synthesizer V or other competing software. How this venture will fare among fans is yet to be seen, but we’re excited to see how Miku NT will perform!

Hatsune Miku NT (Boxed version): https://ec.crypton.co.jp/pages/prod/virtualsinger/mikunt
Hatsune Miku NT (DL version): https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

Oct 292020
 

There’s a couple news bits to cover from earlier this week, which cover the topics of Hatsune Miku NT and Miku Expo 2021, so let’s get to it!

While Crypton Future Media has yet to officially post the release date of Hatsune Miku NT in an announcement, it seems the official product page has already been updated with a release date: November 27th, 2020!

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

The prototype/beta version of the software is already available for those that have preordered it, so you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new features before release.

Finally, a new song contest for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has been announced! The song chosen as the grand prize winner will be performed at Miku Expo 2021 Online when the crowdfunding goal is reached (more news on the crowdfunding campaign is expected soon). Two runner-up winners will also be selected. The contest deadline is November 30th at 11:00 AM JST.

The grand prize winner of the contest will not only have their song played during the online event, it will also be a featured downloadable song during the crowdfunding campaign. The winner will also receive 100,000 JPY Sonicwire voucher, and an assortment of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character goods.

Runner-ups will also have their songs featured as downloadable content in the fundraiser, receive 30,000 JPY of Sonicwire credit, and Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character merch.

For the complete contest guidelines and rules, please check the official contest page! → https://mikuexpo.com/online2021/contest_en.html

Oct 092020
 

For Fans By Fans has officially launched their first-ever fan-designed, officially-licensed Hatsune Miku pin set, designed by artist Wawa!

Make beautiful music with our Record Scratcher Enamel Pins!
Featuring your favorite Piapro characters Hatsune Miku, Meiko, Megurine Luka, Kaito, and Kagamine Rin and Len etched in a shiny sterling gold metal with enamel finish, designed like they are on a cover of a record album by Wawa! Collect all 5 colorful pins and show them off to your friends!

The pins are available for order on For Fans By Fans’s online shop individually for $10 USD each or as a complete set of 5 for $45 USD.

Oct 022020
 

This weekend will be Goodsmile Racing’s 100th race in Super GT. The team has been participating in the racing series since 2008 as a “Racing Team Driven by Fans” with their unique Personal Sponsorship System. Throughout their career, the team has won 9 races and 3 championships being one of the most successful Super GT teams in the GT300 category.

To commemorate their 100th race, a special website has been made with illustrations of every Racing Miku drawn by different illustrators.

An art gallery will be held in Tokyo and Osaka with the Racing Miku illustrations exhibited and the sale of original merchandise as well.

The exhibition will take place at the Akiba CO Gallery in Tokyo from the 20th to the 29th November, and at the Animate store at Nihonbashi in Osaka from the 28th November to 13th December.

And lastly, there will be a fanart contest in collaboration with piapro to commemorate the 100th race. The winner will get a 1/8 Scale Figure of the 2020 Racing Miku and their artwork exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka.

Until then, we wish the team good luck on their 100th race at Super GT this weekend at Fuji Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of October.
Fight, GSR!

Commemorative website → https://special.goodsmile.info/hatsunemiku_gt/
Fanart Contest details → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/racingmiku_gt100/detail

Oct 012020
 

The vibrantly cute and futuristic Hatsune Miku: Kentaro Yabuki x osoba ver. 1/7 scale figure from Max Factory is now available for preorder from Good smile Company’s online shop, and other online stores!

A scale figure of Miku based on an incredibly cute design by Kentaro Yabuki!
Kentaro Yabuki’s futuristic Hatsune Miku design has been recreated as a scale figure under the complete supervision of Kentaro Yabuki himself! Her dynamic pose, detailed hair recreated with translucent parts and delicate paintwork, futuristic outfit and the figure’s stunning base have all be created with the utmost attention to detail. Be sure to add her to your collection!

The figure is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop (Global and USA) for 20,000 JPY ($191 USD), and is available for preorder until November 26th at 12:00 PM JST. The expected shipping period is December 2021. You can also grab her from these other online shops!

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