May 102018
 

Good Smile Company’s live stream event has finished, and there’s quite a bit of news to share! If you missed your chance to watch it live, you can still cast your votes for Snow Miku 2019’s outfit design on the web poll → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2019/en/index.html

Here’s everything we saw announced and revealed during the stream!

New Figures, Goods & Reveals

  • Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 ver.
  • Nendoroid Racing Miku 2013: Sepang ver.
  • Racing Miku 2017 SPA ver. 1/7 Scale Figure
  • Hatsune Miku: Vintage Dress ver. 1/7 Scale figure
  • “Piyokuru” Product Line Announced
  • Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese ver. GIFT Plushie
  • Tony returns to draw Racing Miku SUZUKA 10HOURS ver. for 2018


 
The last part of the stream was of course the long-awaited community vote! There were 6 finalists to choose from.

Finalist #1: RAHWIA – http://piapro.jp/t/liso
Finalist #2: – L F – – http://piapro.jp/t/70Dn
Finalist #3: mgr – http://piapro.jp/t/1oP2
Finalist #4: ermo – http://piapro.jp/t/Mne6
Finalist #5: トバキョーコ – http://piapro.jp/t/e6cX
Finalist #6: 三日 – http://piapro.jp/t/579f

Outfit design #2 by “- L F -” was the live stream vote with 27.5% of viewers voting in the outfit’s favor! However, this was just the first phase of the voting. You can also cast your vote on the official online poll until May 17th JST! → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2019/en/index.html

Apr 202018
 

Good news for artists participating in the Snow Miku 2019 design contest! If you didn’t quite make the deadline in time with your Snow Miku 2019 art submissions, the deadline has been extended until April 23rd @ 11:00 AM JST. So you still have 2 more days to finalize your submissions!

Read submission details here: https://www.mikufan.com/?p=22585

Voting Livestream info here: https://www.mikufan.com/?p=22727

Apr 182018
 

Voting time is around the corner for next year’s Snow Miku! Good Smile Company has announced a live stream event to be held on May 10th @ 7:00 PM JST on Nicovideo, YouTube, and the official Hatsune Miku Twitter. Those who tune into the Nicovideo stream will also be able to cast their community vote for the winning Snow Miku 2019 design!

Before the voting begins, Good smile Company will first cover the topics of Racing Miku 2018, and Magical Mirai 2018. We’ve embedded the streams below, so you can tune in here when they start!

Apr 102018
 

A collaboration between Snow Miku and Japan’s Traffic Safety Movement has been announced! Snow Miku, the version of Hatsune Miku that supports Hokkaido, is now helping encourage traffic rules compliance and eradication of drunk driving in Hokkaido!

Artwork for the collaboration comes from @dera_fury, an artist from Hokkaido who also created the design for Snow Miku 2014! Snow Miku is seen in a police officer outfit, and is serving the role of “Traffic Safety Special Public Relations Officer”!

This collaboration comes not long after Snow Miku collaborated with subways in Hokkaido during the Snow Miku festival period to promote train politeness awareness. An odd thing about this particular Traffic Safety collaboration is that drunk driving in itself isn’t a common problem in Japan. But any excuse for more cute Snow Miku collaborations is always welcome!

Watch the newly-released collaboration video below!

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

Mar 162018
 


 
It’s time to announce the results of our 10th anniversary giveaway contest! We quized 4 difficult questions with the theme of Snow Miku, and we received more entries than our last giveaway. Here’s our contest winners!

-= Snow Miku 2018 Plushie Winner =-
SayakaMiku Lover

-= Hatsune Miku Tapestry by TID =-
ReaperDrone43

Congratulations to the two winners, and thank you to everyone that participated! We’ll review the questions below for those curious of the answers:

LamazeP’s popular song “Love Song” was performed live at Snow Miku Live 2018, but which Miku event in Sapporo did LamazeP himself first appear at? (Please provide event name and year!)
LamazeP first made a public appearance at a Miku event in Sapporo with the “MikuPa 2011 in Sapporo” event!

Which year did Snow Miku first serve as ambassador for the Sapporo Snow Festival?
This one is a bit tricky, as Snow Miku was first adopted as a Sapporo Snow Festival ambassador around mid-2011, but didn’t serve the role until the Snow Festival of 2012.

Which year did Snow Miku first collaborate with the popular amusement center Sugai Dinos in Sapporo?
This was a difficult one, as I recently learned about this during my visit to Snow Miku 2018! Advertisements playing on the street featured Miku announcing that this was her 5th year collaborating with Sugai Dinos, meaning the collaboration started in 2014!

When and where did the popular “Snow Miku Hair Christmas Tree” appear?
There was some flexibility with this answer! The tree appeared in New Chitose Airport on December 6th, 2014, but wasn’t removed until February 2015. So “New Chitose Airport 2014” or “New Chitose Airport 2015” were both valid answers! Kudos to those who got the exact starting date!