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 182021
 

Goodsmile Racing finished in fifth position at the third round of Super GT at the Twin Ring Motegi. Initially the race was to take place at Suzuka on the 30th of May, but the race had to be postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases within the country.

This race was special for the team as they celebrated their 100th race in Super GT. A special commemorative video was uploaded as well as a 1/7 scale figure of the 2021 Racing Miku had been announced.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start the race in 5th place and would maintain her position until their mandatory pitstop where they only changed their left tyres. The team would gain positions after two cars infront of her collide forcing both cars out of the points. But the chances for a podium would fade as another two cars would overtake the Miku AMG as her tyres were wearing out.

The race would finish with GT500’s reigning champions, the #1 STANELY NSX crossing the finish line followed by the #2 Lotus Evora MC winning the race in the GT300 category.

With 6 points scored in the race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands in 10th place in the drivers’ standings with their best finish so far this season.

The next race will be on the 21st and 22nd of August at the Suzuka International Circuit that was postponed since May.

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 302021
 

It appears the Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) Olympics will be proceeding as planned for July 23rd, as more and more media outlets are beginning to promote the Olympics event. BBC is getting in on this with their own official trailer, which just happens to feature Hatsune Miku at not just one, but two points in the 67 second trailer.

In the video above, you can first hear Hatsune Miku singing at 0:16~0:24. Kenji Kawai was in charge of the music composition for this commercial, so fans may recognize the hints at some of their other music works! Finally, there’s a Racing Miku 2017: Team Ukyo Cheer ver. prize figure from BANPRESTO is visible on the shelf at 0:42 in the trailer.

Doesn’t that look familiar?

We’re wondering in what other ways Hatsune Miku might play a role on the upcoming Olympics, and we can’t wait to what’s possibly in store!

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