Mar 142018
 

The massive hit kabuki play from last year “Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami“, starring the virtual idol Hatsune Miku and the kabuki actor Nakamura Shidō II, will be getting its own VR application for PlayStation VR starting in April for free, Dwango announced. The play told of a love story in a geisha quarter, and was performed at the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2017 event on April 29th~30th, 2017.

The VR application allows you to relive the Chokabuki experience in virtual reality, walk around the virtual world with a lantern, or snap photos with Hatsune Miku on the spot and share them online. Visit the official sites below for full gallery, or check out the official trailer now on Nicovideo!

Official site: http://chokabuki.jp/vr/
PlayStation Store JP: https://www.jp.playstation.com/games/chokabuki-vr-kuruwa-kotoba-awase-kagami-ps4/

Mar 042018
 

MikuFan.com turned 10 years old today! All the way back on March 4th, 2008, MikuFan.com opened to serve as a leading source of Hatsune Miku news and resources for overseas fans. And to this day, it’s still the longest running overseas news page dedicated to the digital songstress.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, and thank our followers for your continued support, we’re hosting another giveaway! This time we’re going to be offering a Snow Miku 2018 plushie from the recent Snow Miku festival in Sapporo, along with a gorgeous tapestry illustrated by TID (68x93cm size). But you can only choose one of the prizes!

The quiz for this giveaway will test how much you know about Snow Miku! We’ll keep the quiz open until 12:00 AM PST on March 9th (Miku Day), or until both prizes have been claimed by the winners. We’ll contact the winners by email, so watch your inboxes for an email to see if you’ve won! Good luck!

Jan 172018
 

Starting from January 15th, Snow Miku will be promoting subway manners awareness in her hometown, Sapporo, until late March this year. The collaboration campaign features a key visual by the artist Kurisu Toshi, which can be seen across the stations during this time in forms of posters and digital signage. Furthermore, Snow Miku will also be making an announcements on the matter!

If you’re planning for a visit to Snow Miku festival this year, don’t miss out!

Check out the illustrations below, or visit the artist’s Pixiv for high resolution image!

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

Dec 292017
 

Following the press release in October, the very first Hatsune Miku-themed car is getting some new updates today. The main visual for the collaboration project is now out, and comes from the artist Kamogawa, who illustrated the CD jackets of the Vocaloseasons album presented by EXIT TUNES.

In addition to the main visual release, we now have a lead on the release date – Spring 2018. For fans who wish for an early look at the real deal, the exhibition for the Daihatsu Move Canbus Hatsune Miku Ver. has been announced for Sapporo Motor Show 2018, which is to be held at at Sapporo Dome on January 19th~21st, 2018. Be sure to drop by if you’re visiting Japan during those times!

Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu site: https://www.dbsc.co.jp/lp/miku.html
Hatsune Miku x Daihatsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daihatsu.miku/

Dec 272017
 

Hatsune Miku will be making an appearance in the bullet train transforming robot anime “Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion”, not as a cameo, but a complete role with the accompanying visual released today.

The virtual diva will be playing as an 11 years old pilot for the Shinkalion H5 Hayabusa as “Hatsune Miku”. While the name comes as no surprise, it’s written with the Japanese characters for “pronunciation” (発音ミク) instead of “first” and “sound” (初音ミク).

“Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion” is an upcoming TV anime directed by Takahiro Ikezoe based on the line of transforming train toys, where gifted children piloted transforming bullet trains to combat monster that resembles a jet black bullet train. The series will broadcast on the Tokyo Broadcasting System network on Saturdays at 7:00AM JST starting from January 6th, 2018 .

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion official site: http://www.shinkalion.com/

Via Crunchyroll