Jun 132018
 

Taito Toys has announced the latest Hatsune Miku figure in the Seasonal Series to be hitting the arcades in Japan this autumn – the Hatsune Miku 2nd Season Halloween Ver! She is designed by the artist Tama, which some may be more familiar with as the illustrator behind the Snow Miku 2015’s official music video “Snow Fairy Story“. More information to follow soon on the official site. Stay tuned!

Taito Prize page: https://www.taito.co.jp/prize

Jun 082018
 

Preorders are now open for the previously announced Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 official album! Depending on where you choose to get the album, there’s different bonuses available. The 2 disk album includes a CD and DVD for about 2,000 Yen.

If you pick up a copy of the album at the Magical Mirai 2018 exhibitions, you’ll get a swappable sleeve to change the album cover art (image pictured above)! Other online stores such as Amazon, Tower, Animate, Toranoana, Magical Mirai web store and HMV all offer different design can badges as a bonus, featuring illustrations by Honwa! Preorders are scheduled to begin shipping July 25th.

Check them out from the links below! Additional preorder details are available on the official site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/goods_cd.html

> CDJapan*
> Amiami*
> Amazon Japan
> Tower
> Animate
> Toranoana
> Magical Mirai 2018 web store (Orders open July 25th)
> HMV
*Please note that CDJapan and Amiami do not yet mention any bonuses.

Jun 072018
 

It’s just 3 more weeks until Miku Expo 2018 in USA and MX begins, but it’s not too late to pick up some new hot shirt designs by fans! For Fans By Fans will be offering all designs from the recent Fan Forge on 20% discount until August 31st with the promo code MIKUEXPO20.

Highlight designs by the grand prize winner and runner-ups include artworks by Pokkiu, Khee, Brandon Dunn, Belindraw and Fishu!

There’s also lots of other designs to see, so check them out on the Fan Forge results page! → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/miku-expo-challenge-designs-from-the-fan-forge.html

Jun 072018
 

The first batch of official goods for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 have been announced! Additionally, presales for many of the goods will begin tomorrow, June 8th at 5:00 PM JST, and close on June 22nd at 12:00 PM JST. This presale is for Japan residents only, however, so make sure to get some help to have them ready in Japan if you want them early! Otherwise, you can still obtain most of these goods at the event exhibitions.

Because these preorder goods typically ship just a few days before the events in Japan start, we advise against using a proxy service if you want the goods in time for the concerts.

Official Goods Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/goods.html
Official Goods Web Store: https://miku-store.com/

The Full Graphic Live Happi coat designs seen are exclusive to web orders, although you can also opt for the alternate coat versions sold at the event. Everything else listed are available for preorder, and will also be available at the Magical Mirai exhibitions. Expect the goods list to update as we get closer to the start of the events!

Listed goods so far include: Happi coats, full graphic shirts, penlights, penlight sleeves, muffler towels, handbags, picnic sheet, penlight holders, cool summer blanket, and a charm pouch!

Magical Mirai 2018 will take place in Osaka on August 25th~26th, and Tokyo on August 31st~September 2nd. Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Jun 062018
 

Looking for a fun way to learn Japanese language and culture? Hatsune Miku fans can do just that, thanks to a book called “Miku dé Nihongo”, which teaches through reading, singing and commentary!

Learn Japanese language and culture with this collection of 10 famous Hatsune Miku’s songs, a nursery rhyme and an original composition.

Each song (with one exception) shows 1) the original Japanese lyrics 2) how to read the lyrics in Romanized script; 3) the English translation, 4) a commentary on Japanese language or culture reflected in the lyrics, and 5) conversation practice with Hatsune Miku. Recordings of all the lyrics and of the Japanese conversation are downloadable with SONOCA.

◇Includes our own exclusive recording of the popular VOCALOID producer, teaeye: original “Meguri, natsu” (The Wheel of Seasons: Summer)
◇Original Miku illustrations for the cover and SONOCA card by borbone
◇Download voice recordings to practice Japanese conversation with Hatsune Miku

As the songs are introduced and explained in English, it’s a perfect introduction to Hatsune Miku overseas.

List of songs:
1. Hello / How are you – HoehoeP
2. Desktop Cinderella – HachiojiP
3. Haru ga kita – (Japanese nursery rhyme)
4. Hajimete no oto – malo
5. Saihate – Onyx
6. Tell Your World – kz (livetune)
7. Remote Controller – WONDERFUL★OPPORTUNITY!
8. Soyokaze Drive – 40mP
9. Sakura no ame – halyosy
10. Meguri, natsu – Teaeye (exclusively composed for this book)

You can preorder the book from Amazon Japan for 2,484 Yen ($23 USD) at the following link, which is scheduled to ship June 18th. And yes, it ships overseas! → http://amzn.asia/4bWs6Wr

Via Sanshusha and VNN