Apr 282021
 

Along with the announcement of the Snow Miku 2022 & Rabbit Yukine design finalists, Good Smile Company decided to announce and tease several new Hatsune Miku figures, and give updates on others. Check them out below! If you’d like to watch the live stream event, there’s a recording available on YouTube.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku if

Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.

Nendoroid & Scale Figure of Hatsune Miku NT

Hatsune Miku NT, the latest version release of Hatsune Miku’s software, is having her design transformed into a scale figure and Nendoroid! There’s no further details on the scale figure, such as a prototype or scale size. The figure will be produced by Good Smile Company. The Nendoroid had its unpainted prototype teased, but details about a price and release date for both figures are still TBA.

Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refine Ver. 1/8 Scale Figure

The classic Hatsune Miku: Love is War ver. scale figure is being refined in a new release! The colors and sculpting have been reworked to more faithfully match the original artwork by Miwa Shirou. The scale figure is scheduled to become available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop on April 30th at 12:00 PM JST.

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2021 Winter Festival Ver.

A Nendoroid based on the winter theme Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 is being created! So far there’s only a glimpse of her sleeve in this picture, holding hands with the Summer Matsuri ver. Nendoroid. Additional details such as release date and pricing are still pending.

Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series continues to grow with the announcement of Nendoroid Doll Snow Miku! The above image of the (near?) final design was revealed, so we can expect info regarding preorders fairly soon. Stay tuned!

Apr 282021
 

The six finalists for the Snow Miku 2022 outfit design contest have been chosen, and can now be voted on by the community! Voting will be open on the official voting website until May 10th JST, and the winner will be announced on an unspecified future date.

The theme for the Snow Miku 2022 design contest was “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. Take a look at the finalists below, then go cast your vote! The chosen design will be featured in the upcoming Snow Miku 2022 in February next year.

Official Voting Site → https://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2022/en/index.html

  • Finalist #1 by クスノキさん – Used scallops as inspiration in the outfit design.
  • Finalist #2 by でつさん – A design inspired by a ship captain.
  • Finalist #3 by イルカさん – A design using elements of various popular hokkaido seafoods.
  • Finalist #4 by にゃんにゃさん – Used the sea angel (clione) as the design inspiration.
  • Finalist #5 by 皐月うさぎさん – Design inspired by whales, and a traditional Hokkaido fisherman song.
  • Finalist #6 by ARAM – Design motifs of a captain of an ice breaker ship.

Apr 112021
 

The Snow Miku 2022 art contest has one more week to go before the entry deadline on April 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM JST, so if you haven’t completed and submitted your entry yet, then don’t delay any longer! Check out the contest entry details below if you want to get your entry in before the deadline.

The theme for 2022 is “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. This is a rather difficult theme to think of ideas for since the sea is not usually something that comes to mind when you think of the snow! It might help to check out the entry list if you need help imagining how to make this theme work.

Please be sure to use the following templates in your entries. Some modifications of these templates are allowed (details below): JPG Template, PNG Template

Target Characters

Snow Miku, Rabbit Yukine

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

File format: JPG or PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: 350dpi
License terms: Please post without licensing terms

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Allowed & Unallowed Edits

  • You can redraw Snow Miku’s eyes and pose.
  • You can add patterns to Yukine, and change the shape of his tail and ears.
  • Do not erase or move the copyright text on the template.
  • Do not delete, resize or move any elements of the template.
  • Do not change the resolution of the template.

Additional Remarks

  • You can post any number of works made by yourself.
  • Please design your entry with the theme “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“.
  • Draw a design for both Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine.
  • Put snowflakes in the design.

Precautions

  • Be sure to use the provided templates for drawing your entry: JPG Template, PNG Template
  • Please note that some details might be difficult to recreate in 3D for use in figures, so some design elements may be omitted or require modification.
  • Please avoid using large numbers of patterns, colors, shapes or designs that would be too difficult to be 3-dimensionalized into a figure.
  • Please be sure to lock the tags on your entry.
  • Make sure your entry contains the tag “2022年雪ミク衣装”. This tag should be automatically applied if you use the application link provided below. (Copy and paste the tag without the quotes if needed)
  • During the collaboration period, the “Piapro Official Collaboration Wanted” (募集中のピアプロ公式コラボ) tag is displayed in the tag selection field on the new post screen. All you have to do is select and apply the relevant tag when submitting your entry.
  • Please note the chosen artwork may be modified before being finalized for use in Snow Miku 2022.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If submitted correctly, your artwork should appear on the collaboration’s list of artwork entries. If you forgot to submit your artwork design without licenses, you will need to delete your post and try again, as the license cannot be modified afterwards.

Good luck to all participants!

> Snow Miku 2021 Collaboration Detail
> Snow Miku Official Site

Nov 192020
 

Today is a good day for Snow Miku fans for updates! We’ve had official reveals of the Snow Miku 2021 Nednoroid, figma, as well as the wrapped street train today via Good Smile Comnpany staff, and the official Hatsune Miku blog. We’ve also now know the official name of the design: Glowing Snow ver.!

First up is the Snow Miku 2021 Nendoroid design, which is absolutely pretty! in case you previously missed it, the winning costume for Snow Miku 2021 was designed by Annatumikan. Three different faceplates will come included, along with a music book for some festive poses!



A lower resolution photo of the figma was also shared over on the Hatsune Miku blog. We expect more details about this figure to be released as we get closer to the Snow Miku event date:


Please note that pricing has not yet been mentioned for either figure, but they are scheduled to go up for pre-order on February 7th, 2020 JST.

Lastly, the wrap and interior of the Snow Miku street car has been revealed over on GSC Kahotan’s blog. The interior also features a banner of the upcoming Hatsune Miku NT software version release, and another photo of the figma!

If you’re wondering about the Snow Miku Street Train VR experience we mentioned before, the full experience will be made available starting December 1st, JST. So check back after that date!

Snow Miku Street Train VR → https://snowmiku.com/2021/location_train.html#train_vr

Via Piapro Blog & Kahotan





Oct 192020
 

The official Snow Miku 2021 website received a big update today, with a new main visual art, theme song information, themed train planning and more!

The chosen illustrator for the beautiful Snow Miku 2021 main visual art was necömi, well known for their contributions to character designs for vtubers, figures, game characters and more. It’s certainly a beautiful and festive design for the season!

It has also been announced that Heavenz will be in charge of the Snow Miku 2021 theme song. Heavenz has been involved in the Vocaloid/Virtual Singer music scene since 2008, and is well known for Rock and Ballad song styles. Notable masterpieces include “Strangers” and “Even If It’s Your Happiness“. We can’t wait to see the song they’ll create for the special occasion.

Previous year photo

The ever-popular Snow Miku train will be returning again this year! The train is typically wrapped with the Snow Miku figma and Nendoroid designs, and can be seen making its rounds daily in central Sapporo city.

The train will be in operation from November 21st, 2020 through March 24th, 2021. The operation times are 7:0 AM ~ 6:00 PM daily.

For those wanting to experience what riding in the street train is like, there is a new “Snow Miku Train VR” experience in development! The project plans to allow you to view the photoshoot session of the train in VR, plus observe what it’s like to ride from the train driver’s seat in VR from your PC and smartphone! Futher details of the Snow Miku Train VR will be announced when it’s ready, so stay tuned.

A Snow Miku snow sculpture will be on display again next year at Odori Park from February 4th~11th. Don’t miss out on the chance to capture a photo, and enjoy the evening light shows!

The exhibition, goods booths, workshops and more have been moved to a new location for next year. Rather than the Sapporo Factory Hall, the exhibition activities will be held in Wing Bay Otaru in the nearby city of Otaru. The exhibition will be located on the 4th floor of the venue. You can locate it at the following address → 小樽市築港11番

Lastly, an Official Tour package has been announced, but so far only for domestic visitors. The package will include usual tour-exclusive goods, as well as the Snow Miku 2021 Nendoroid. Further details of the options will be announced at a later date.

The Snow Miku 2021 festival is a yearly celebration held alongside the Sapporo Snow Festival. It will be held from February 4th~11th 2021.

Snow Miku 2021 Official Site → https://snowmiku.com/2021/