May 232020
 

Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Haregi version of the 2020 Racing Miku to cheer on the team for the 2020 10 Hours of Suzuka in August. Illustrated by LEN[A-7], Racing Miku is sporting the usual pink Haregi with the cherry blossoms in the background.

Unfortunately, the 10 Hours of Suzuka will be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of the teams that take part in it are from outside of Japan, it was inevitable that the race would get cancelled. Hopefully we’ll go back to racing soon with Super GT later in the year.

 

Until then, Stay home and Fight, GSR!

 

May 212020
 

After a first highly successful run, Good Smile Company has decided to rerelease the POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku figure! If you missed her the first time around, now you’ll have another chance at the first of Good Smile Company’s highly affordable line of character figures.

Nothing about the figure has really changed from her first run just over a year ago, but here’s the preorder specifics!

The rerelease of POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop from now until June 25th, 2020 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s listed at 3,900 JPY ($37.99), and will ship in October 2020. She’s also available from these other online stores!

Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
Good Smile Company USA & Canada
Amiami
Hobby Search
Nippon Yasan

May 192020
 

The latest Hatsune Miku drawing trend on Twitter rides on the heels of the recent #sailormoonredraw trend. After watching artists redraw Usagi from Sailor Moon, a popular Hatsune Miku illustrator named MayoRiyo decided “I want to see this with Miku, too!”.

And thus, the #HatsuneMikuDraw trend began! At first, some artists tried redrawing the pose from original Hatsune Miku VOCALOID2 boxart illustration by KEI.


Then some artists got the idea to mix #HatsuneMikuDraw and #SailorMoonRedraw trends together:


MayoRiyo even contributed their own art to the mix!

And for some fun, here’s a few more! But be sure to check the rest out yourself, or contribute your own on Twitter via the #HatsuneMikuDraw tag.





May 192020
 

After the success of the previous two Hatsune Miku prize figure art collaborations, SEGA and Piapro are now running a third! For the new Super Premium Prize Figure art collaboration, SEGA and Piapro are seeking fan costume ideas for the pop summer theme, “Splash Parade“.

Applications must use the provided template, and must be submitted by June 15th at 5:00 PM JST. Please be sure to follow the rules of the collaboration below carefully!

Costume design with the theme of Splash Parade
Theme: Splash Parade
Application Period: May 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM JST ~ June 15th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM JST
Number of works to be adopted: 1

Target Character
Hatsune Miku

Qualification for Participation
Must be 18 or older, have a Piapro.jp account and follow the rules of entry.

Post Format
Work Size: Not Specified (Please use the provided template) → Click here for Template ←
File format: jpg, png
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: Not Specified
License Condition: Please post without any licenses (required).


** If you accidentally post with a license, you will need to delete and resubmit your work, as the license cannot be changed.

Remarks
> You can submit any number of artworks.
> The costume design can include any hairstyle and accessories.

Additional Notes
> Please be sure to use all 3 sides of the provided template.
> Please no more than 2 accessories per costume (hat, microphone, etc). Keep accessory handles as small as possible.
> Please refrain from overly dressy clothes and fishnets.
> Please avoid complicated clothes shapes and hair-styles.
> Please note the chosen design may require alterations to be recreated in 3D form.
> Please make sure to submit your artwork with the tag “セガ_フィギュア3“, and make sure to lock the tag.

=> Click Here To Submit Artwork <=

To submit your artwork, please make sure you’re logged into piapro.jp, and then click the above link. It should automatically begin the process to post your submission with the tag “セガ_フィギュア3” already attached. During the submission, make sure to check the box for “no licenses”, and verify once you’ve finished. Then be sure to lock the tag.

If done correctly, your submission should become visible on the submissions list page. Good luck to all participants!

Collaboration Detail → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/figure3_fw3k/
Submissions List → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/figure3_fw3k/list

May 152020
 

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA fans with a Nintendo Switch can rejoice! Mega Mix is now officially available to download and play from the Nintendo eShop.

The game clocks in at 13.9GB in size (16.9GB with all updates and DLC), making it one of the largest games in filesize on the Nintendo eShop. Unless you have your Nintendo Switch’s internal memory relatively free, it is recommended to invest in a sizeable and speedy MicroSD card, which will also help with those loading times (128GB cards can be had for around $25). The base game is priced at $39.39 on the eShop.

Also available on the same day as the game’s launch are the 6 DLC song packs with six songs each, for a total of 36 additional songs. This brings the game’s total song count to 141 songs, the largest of any of the Diva games on a mobile console! Each of the 6 packs cost $6.99 each, or you can buy the DLC bundle for a discounted price of $29.99. The T-shirt design pack DLC is also available for free!

If you purchase the Mega Mix Mega Pack version, you can get the game and all DLC song packs for $59.99 (shirt DLC still needs to be downloaded separately). The theme song pack with 4 bonus songs was included for free for those that preordered the game early, while others will have to wait until June 12th to download it.

Screenshot of Touch Play mode, via @pjd_sega

Lastly, the new “Tap Play” mode is also included in the game’s launch. To activate it, simply navigate these menus in the game: Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Tap Play > Enable. For the best experience and feedback, it is also recommended to play this mode with the “stylus” mode enabled for the touch pad in the Switch’s settings menu.

It is also confirmed that the HORI Arcade Controller is supported in the Western release of the game. To activate it, go to Customization > Game/control config > Arcade Mode > Arcade Controller Settings. We hope they eventually update Western version of Future Tone on the PS4 to support the arcade controller as well.

Official Game Site: https://miku.sega.com/megamix/