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/

Mar 082019
 

Sakura Miku is finally joining the cherry blossom festivities this year in a new joint collaboration with the Hirosaki Sakura Festival, starting this April! Starting this year, and for the next two years, Sakura Miku will be adopted as an official supporting character in the festival traditions.

Hirosaki Sakura Festival Official Page: https://www.hirosaki-kanko.or.jp/web/edit.html?id=cat02_spring_sakura

The Sakura Festival takes place every year at Hirosaki City Aomori Prefecture Hirosaki Park from April 20th ~ May 6th. This year will be the 101st celebration of the festival!

Sakura Miku’s collaboration details are scheduled as follows:

· Hirosaki Sakura Festival collaboration poster
· Publication in the official sakura festival poster and flyer
· Posting of PR sign at Hirosaki station free passage central entrance
· Sightseeing stamp rally, present original postcards to those who cleared the rally
· Shopping Street Flag and Sakura Festival Strip Poster
· Character printed to sightseeing guide map
· Public information Hirosaki April 1 issue Cover issue
· Sale of character goods at tourist facilities

Several creators have also created beautiful artworks for this collaboration, which will likely make appearances at the event. Check them out below!

Illustration by iXima

Via Piapro Blog

Mar 012019
 

An official announcement via the official Hatsune Miku Twitter has revealed four new Sakura Miku Sega Prize goods to hit the local arcades in Japan this April. The four will be released in a weekly order, starting with the Sakura Miku special plushie, a trio of plushies, a super premium figure, and then a premium bath towel.

If you happen to be in Japan this April, try your hand at winning them at local arcades!

Special page: http://segaplaza.jp/info/page.php?data_id=121

Apr 032018
 

If you’re one of the lucky owners of your very own Gatebox Miku, you might have been surprised to see your own Miku transform into Sakura Miku on April 2nd, in celebration of the Spring season!

Many excited owners took to twitter to share their photos and videos of Gatebox Miku’s transformation, a couple of which we’ve shared below. It’s currently unknown how long she will remain like this. But like sakura tree blossoms, enjoy your Sakura Miku while she lasts, she might not be around for long!