Nov 012019
 

Taito Toys has just announced the latest addition to the Hatsune Miku prize figure line – a new Sakura Miku prize figure based on the design by iXima! She comes adorned with additional Sakura flowers to her lightly-colored twintails, a noticeably larger pair of her signature cherry hair holders, and her very own Sakura-shaped stand.

She’ll be available via the local arcades by spring 2020. Alternatively, you can find her from the many online retailers when she’s available.

Taito Prize 
https://www.taito.co.jp/prize
Taito Toys on Twitter 
https://twitter.com/Taito_Toys

 

Aug 092019
 

A tweet from Good Smile Company’s Hamako has given us a surprise reveal on the Figma Sakura Miku by Max Factory! She was originally announced at this year’s Summer WonFes but was hugely overlooked; this latest reveal comes from a quick look by Hamako at today’s Magical Mirai 2019 exhibition booth in Osaka.

She’s based on a visual by KEI for the collaboration with Hirosaki Sakura Festival as the official supporting character. More details on the figure are expected soon. Stay tuned!

Magical Mirai 2019 https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

EDIT: Added higher resolution tweet from GSC’s Hamako!

Jul 062019
 

After a successful collaboration with the Hirosaki Sakura Festival as its newest support character, this time Sakura Miku will be joining in the Summer celebrations for the Hirosaki Neputa Festival!

From August 1st until August 7th, Sakura Miku will be supporting the Hirosaki Neputa Festival with event posters, stickers, and stamp rally activities! To celebrate the colllaboration, two main visual artworks have been drawn by iXima and Kiya (above). These artworks will be visible on posters throughout the event.

Additional artworks by Najo and Nekosumi have also been drawn for the upcoming event. We expect the art by Najo to be used for stickers or stamps, while the art by Nekosumi joins Sakura Miku with the Hirosaki mascot character Takamaru-kun! This could be a sign of a lasting relationship between Sakura Miku and the city of Hirosaki.

What is the Hirosaki Neputa Festival?
The Hirosaki Neputa Festival is a summer festival held in the old castle town of Hirosaki. About 80 neputas of various sizes – large fan-shaped floats depicting epic and fantastic images of warriors – parade through the town. In 1980, Hirosaki Neputa Festival was designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan.

More on Hirosaki Neputa Festival: https://www.en-aomori.com/culture-039.html

Via @cfm_miku

May 092019
 

Good Smile Company’s “Snow Miku Time” livestream event has finished, and has a lot of exciting news to share! If you missed the live stream event, you can rewatch the YouTube recording for as long as it’s available. Let’s get started on the announcements!

Even though it was the last part of the live stream, the reveal of the Snow Miku and Yukine 2020 design finalists is what everyone was waiting for! Here’s the list of the 6 finalists:

#1: “Grand Piano” by 杏夏蜜柑 → https://piapro.jp/t/saxQ
#2: “Taiko” by こり → https://piapro.jp/t/YxrR
#3: “Horn” by メープル → https://piapro.jp/t/HnGM
#4: “Accordion” by mgr → https://piapro.jp/t/sWBP
#5: “Flute” by 二六時中 → https://piapro.jp/t/lO2m
#6: “Marching Band” by ππ → https://piapro.jp/t/P9Kf

Community voting will be counted until May 17th, JST. Only one vote per person/device will be counted! The winning design will be announced at Magical Mirai 2019.

-> CLICK HERE TO VOTE! <-

If you’re curious to know the results of the initial community vote on the Nicovideo live stream, here’s a quick screenshot!

Magical Mirai 2019

A new piece of artwork showing off Magical Mirai 2019 themed outfits for Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO were revealed during the livestream. Expect these designs to play part in decorations and goods for Magical Mirai 2019!

The Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 ver. was also announced during the stream! Details regarding pricing and release date were not yet announced, but we can expect to hear more soon.

Racing Miku 2019

Good Smile Company announced a 1/8 scale figure for Racing Miku 2018, based on the art design by Annin Oiko! There’s only a prototype sculpture being teased for now. Expect a painted version to be revealed, along with pricing and release info at a later date.

Good Smile Racing and Nitroplus are collaborating together again this year with Racing Miku and Super Sonico. Two new artworks by Minoa and 津路参汰 were released as part of this collaboration. Other details of the collaboration will come at a later time.

Other Goods & Collabs

A scale figure of Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018~2019 will be made! The figure will be based on the original artwork by Rella. Other details are not yet available, so keep watching for that.

Also, a Hatsune Miku x Macaron collaboration was announced, which will make special Cryptonloid themed Macaroons available, along with an A2 size visual poster!

Lastly, SEGA announced the availability and release dates for the following prize plushies and figures: Hatsune Miku: White Dress ver. plushie (releases 3rd week of May 2019), Hatsune Miku: White Dress ver. premium figure (releases 4th week of May 2019), a new trio of Hatsune Miku keychain plushies (releases 3rd week of June 2019) and Mega Jumbo Fuwafuwa ver. Sakura Miku plushie (on preorder at Chara-Ani until May 28th).

Apr 022019
 

Photos via cfm_miku

In preparation for the upcoming Hirosaki Sakura Festival, a billboard featuring Sakura Miku has been posted at Hirosaki Station in Japan! This billboard will be seen by many people entering or leaving the station. This is one of the first stages of Sakura Miku’s participation as a supporting character for the Sakura Festival, which begins April 20th.

You can read more about the Hirosaki Sakura Festival collaboration here: https://www.mikufan.com/sakura-miku-joins-hirosaki-sakura-festival-as-official-supporting-character/