Aug 232021
 

Goodsmile Racing finishes the fourth round of Super GT in third place at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Some changes were made to the livery of the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG with the Haregi version of the 2021 Racing Miku on the bonnet of the car since there will be no 10 Hours of Suzuka race this year. And a collaboration with the streetwear brand Anti Social Social Club decorated on the rear wing of the car.

The race started off with the leading GT500 car, the #64 Modulo NSX suffering a brake failure and crashing into the foam barriers bringing out the Full Course Yellow (FCY) and then a safety car shortly after.

The race finished with a dominant Nissan victory in GT500 locking out the podium with the #23 Motul Autech taking the win. While in GT300 the #244 Takanaka-no-yu Supra won with the #4 Miku AMG crossing the finish line in third to secure their first podium this season.

With 11 points scored in this race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands 9th in the Drivers’ Ranking. We’re halfway through the season so it’s not over yet.

The next race will be at Sportsland Sugo on the 11th and 12th of September.

Jul 302021
 

Good Smile Company has started an all-new figure line called HELLO! GOOD SMILE, which features characters in a simple yet charming style, and for very low prices. The first characters available in this series are Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, and of course, Hatsune Miku!

HELLO! Hatsune Miku
Presenting a new figure of Hatsune Miku from “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku”! HELLO! GOOD SMILE is a new chibi figure series by Good Smile Company! The neck of each figure includes a simple joint that can be moved left and right. Made with the creative direction of art director Shigeto Koyama, HELLO! GOOD SMILE figures feature a cute chibi design that will leave you wanting more and more! https://special.goodsmile.info/hello/

The figure is available now from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 1,500 JPY ($14.99 USD), and will be available for preorder until August 26th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in November 2021. You can also find the figure for sale at these other online shops!

Jul 182021
 

Goodsmile Racing finished in fifth position at the third round of Super GT at the Twin Ring Motegi. Initially the race was to take place at Suzuka on the 30th of May, but the race had to be postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases within the country.

This race was special for the team as they celebrated their 100th race in Super GT. A special commemorative video was uploaded as well as a 1/7 scale figure of the 2021 Racing Miku had been announced.

The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start the race in 5th place and would maintain her position until their mandatory pitstop where they only changed their left tyres. The team would gain positions after two cars infront of her collide forcing both cars out of the points. But the chances for a podium would fade as another two cars would overtake the Miku AMG as her tyres were wearing out.

The race would finish with GT500’s reigning champions, the #1 STANELY NSX crossing the finish line followed by the #2 Lotus Evora MC winning the race in the GT300 category.

With 6 points scored in the race, Goodsmile Racing currently stands in 10th place in the drivers’ standings with their best finish so far this season.

The next race will be on the 21st and 22nd of August at the Suzuka International Circuit that was postponed since May.

Jul 082021
 

The first Hatsune Miku Nendoroid based on Project SEKAI, the smartphone game from SEGA and Colorful Palette, is finally here and now available for preorder!

“Turn around here and wink! ♡”
From the smartphone game project “Project SEKAI Colorful Stage! feat.Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku from the SEKAI of the Stage! She comes with three face plates including a winking expression, a gently smiling singing expression and an adorable smiling expression. Optional parts include her microphone, a three-leaf clover effect part and an uchiwa cheering fan for cheering on other idols! Miku’s outfit from the game has been carefully recreated in Nendoroid form! Be sure to add her to your collection!

The Nendoroid is now available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5,800 JPY ($58.99 USD), and is available to preorder until August 5th at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in December 2021. Preorders from Good Smile Company’s online shops will also include an exclusive four-leaf clover effect part. Read more about the figure over on Kahotan’s blog!

The Nendoroid is also available from these other online shops, but they will not include the bonus four-leaf clover effect accessory.

Jun 302021
 

It appears the Tokyo 2020 (now 2021) Olympics will be proceeding as planned for July 23rd, as more and more media outlets are beginning to promote the Olympics event. BBC is getting in on this with their own official trailer, which just happens to feature Hatsune Miku at not just one, but two points in the 67 second trailer.

In the video above, you can first hear Hatsune Miku singing at 0:16~0:24. Kenji Kawai was in charge of the music composition for this commercial, so fans may recognize the hints at some of their other music works! Finally, there’s a Racing Miku 2017: Team Ukyo Cheer ver. prize figure from BANPRESTO is visible on the shelf at 0:42 in the trailer.

Doesn’t that look familiar?

We’re wondering in what other ways Hatsune Miku might play a role on the upcoming Olympics, and we can’t wait to what’s possibly in store!