May 232019
 

Snow Miku illust by Rassu

The final stage performance at this year’s 28th YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo will be livened up by a collaboration between Snow Miku and the Pokemon Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix! The trio will make a special appearance to enliven the event’s stage during the “Final Stage Part 1”, and perform to the song Gohatto Disco by Satsuki ga Tenkomori.

Additionally, Rabbit Yukine will be making an appearance at the event’s parade. The Snow Miku Special Team hopes you’ll come and enjoy the show, don’t miss it!

Snow Mikudayo and Rabbit Yukine

What is the YOSAKOI Soran Festival?

June, the month when lush greenery is abundant in the streets of Sapporo.
Situated along a main road one simply cannot miss, watch as Odori Park and several places around the city transform into the center stages of this event!

The YOSAKOI Soran Festival first came about when in 1992, the clappers used in the original Yosakoi Festival from Kochi Prefecture was adapted into Hokkaido’s traditional folk song “Soran Bushi”. Clothed in brightly colored outfits, the dancers beat their clappers to the melody of Soran Bushi, dancing in a spirited and dynamic way. The energy from their dances permeates through the streets, creating a lively atmosphere.”

Yosakoi Soran Homesite: https://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

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 122019
 

Good Smile Company has shared the date for the Snow Miku 2020 livestream event, where they plan to reveal some of the preliminary Snow Miku 2020 fan submitted designs for voting! The livestream event will take place on May 9th at 7:00 PM JST (May 9th @ 3:00 AM PST) on Nicovideo and YouTube.

If they continue previous tradition, they should allow voting both during the livestream event, and via an online poll. Livestream voting must be done via the Nicovideo stream, so be sure to watch there if you’d like to put in an early vote! We’ve also embedded the YouTube stream below.

Here’s the full list of the livestream event topics:
– Magical Mirai 2019
– Racing Miku 2019
– New products
– Snow Miku 2020

Nicovideo Link: https://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv319510808

Mar 202019
 

It’s that time of the year; the time for Snow Miku and her rabbit partner Yukine design submission is finally here! Show off your artistic talent and take on this chance to have your designs as the stars of the next Snow Miku festival. This year we’re onto the theme of “Musical Instrument”!

Entries are open starting now until April 19th, 2019at 5:00 PM JST, with the result announcement to follow by the end of August 2019. Please follow the rules below closely otherwise your entries will be invalid!

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: 350 dpi or more
License terms: Please post without licensing

Additional Remarks

Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together as there is no separate submission for the two.
You can post any number of works made by yourself.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here! (and for yukine!)
  • Because of difficulty in capturing detailed expressions, please note that there may be adjustments and omissions in the direction of final design.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2020年雪ミク衣装” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses.  During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.
  • Please note that submissions may be trimmed and used. Please understand.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If it all goes well, your submissions will appear on the submission page. Please double check on this, otherwise, you may have to reupload your submissions to fix it. That’s all, and good luck to everyone!

Submissions page: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2020snowmiku/list

Mar 012019
 

Hello, Miku and Snow Miku fans! It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally managed to sort through our collection of photos to bring you our photo report of Snow Miku 2019 and its various activities! This year was made extra special, largely in part to it also being the 10th anniversary of Snow Miku.

From the Snow Miku Sky Town, to the week-long festivities, up until the exhibition and concert weekend, we did our best to capture it all! Check out the gallery below!

Snow Miku Sky Town & Pronto Cafe

Located inside the New Chitose airport on the 4th floor, the Snow Miku Sky Town store is open year-round and carries various exclusive goods. The Pronto cafe next to this shop offers Snow Miku collaboration food dishes during the Snow Miku celebration week.

Snow Miku 2019: Day 0

I explored Odori Park in central Sapporo on Sunday, February 3rd, to catch early glimpses of the completed snow sculptures. I also saw the Snow Miku sculpture just as the ice crown was placed on her head, giving a rare look at its jewel-like transparency before it was snowed on the next day! Continue reading »