Dec 202020
 

Good Smile Company is surprising us today with not one, but two preorder openings for Hatsune Miku Nendoroids. First up is Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 ver.!

Miku from Magical Mirai 2019 has arrived!
From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing her outfit from the Magical Mirai 2019 main visual illustration! Illustrator ni02’s “future circus” version of Miku has been brought to life.

She comes with three face plates including an energetic standard expression, a smiling expression and a winking expression. She can be displayed with her top hat either on or off. Both a microphone and a cube are included as optional parts. Be sure to add her to your collection!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2019 Ver. is available for preorder exclusively from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5500 JPY ($54.99 USD), and can be ordered until February 4th 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in June 2021.

> Preorder from Good Smile Online Shop (Global)
> Preorder from Good Smile Online Shop (USA & Canada)

Next up is Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival Ver.!

Miku in a festival outfit from Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival has arrived!
From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing her outfit from the Magical Mirai 2019 Summer Festival main visual illustration! Illustrator Fuzichoco’s “Festival” version of Miku has been brought to life.

She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, an expression with her tongue sticking out and a smiling expression. A hand fan, cotton candy and a goldfish are all included as optional parts! Be sure to add her to your collection!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival Ver. is available for preorder exclusively from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 5500 JPY ($52.99 USD), and can be ordered until February 4th 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship out in June 2021.

> Preorder from Good Smile Online Shop (Global)
> Preorder from Good Smile Online Shop (USA & Canada)

Dec 172020
 

The Nendoroid celebrating 5 years of Hatsune Miku Symphony, and co-designed by Rella, is finally here and ready for preorder!

From “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku based off of the main visual from the full orchestra concert “Hatsune Miku Symphony 2020 ~5th Anniversary~”. The Nendoroid faithfully captures the beautiful design originally illustrated by Rella. She comes with two face plates including a smiling expression and an expression with closed eyes.

Her gramophone-inspired dress has been recreated in detail with translucent parts and gold paintwork. The Nendoroid also comes included with a box-style stand that can also be used as a storage box. Additionally, a joined hands part that can be used with Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2018-2019 Ver. (sold separately) to display them holding hands is included as well. Be sure to add her to your collection!



There is also a comment from the costume illustrator, Rella:

Once again, congratulations to Hatsune Miku Symphony on its 5th Anniversary! For this special occasion, I designed the symphony version of Hatsune Miku in a gramophone-inspired outfit. The gramophone is “a device for recording and reproducing sound.” Using the gramophone as a base, I aimed to create a somewhat different outfit for Miku that fit the Hatsune Miku Symphony theme of orchestral performances of Vocaloid masterpieces.

When I saw the initial painted prototype, I was so happy to see that so much attention to detail was put into the figure, and that the gold, pearl and transparent textures of her outfit were preserved beautifully in Nendoroid form! Thank you, Good Smile Company!

The nendoroid is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 7800 Yen ($74.99 USD), and will be available for preorder until January 28th at 12:00 PM JST, and GSC shop orders will also get an exclusive 5th anniversary base. She’s expected to ship out in August of 2021, but the uncertainty of COVID-19 may cause delays in overseas shipments. A safer bet for overseas buyers would be Tokyo Otaku Mode, but it does end up a bit more expensive (and no bonus base).

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> Good Smile Company (Global)
> Good Smile Company (North America)

Dec 172020
 

Goodsmile Racing has announced that they will take part in the 2021 season of Super GT in the GT300 class. The structure of the team remains the same as before with Goodsmile Company’s President Aki Takanori as the team owner. Former racing driver Ukyo Katayama as the team manager and Kono Takao as the team’s chief engineer. The driver line up remains the same with Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka, and the team will still use the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo.

A new Racing Miku for 2021 has also been revealed illustrated by En Morikura who is most notable for their character design of the Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI.

Their website has also been updated and personal sponsors for next year have been opened.

https://www.goodsmileracing.com/en/sponsor/personal

And finally, a line up of Racing Miku 2021 merchandise and more will be on sale at Magical Mirai in Tokyo this weekend from the 18th to 20th of December.

Dec 152020
 
初音ミク あみぐるトレインPR動画(USストア用)
初音ミク あみぐるトレインPR動画(USストア用)

Crypton Future Media’s latest mobile game “Hatsune Miku Amiguru Train” is now available to download and play for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

App Store → https://apps.apple.com/app/id1519155673
Play Store → https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.crypton.train

The game features the Piapro Characters Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO and KAITO as adorable hand-stitched plushies, or “Amigurumi”, that race along on various styled “carts”. You play the game simply by swiping left or right to move your character through the race track to collect useful items and avoid obstacles.

You’ll level up and collect new amigurumi and carts as you play. There’s 27 character styles and 36 carts in total to collect. Rabbit Yukine might also make an appearance in the game!

Crypton Future Media’s game development staff says they’ve made the game style to be over-the-top cute in style, and easy and fun to play. Feel free to give it a try when you have the time!

The game requires iOS9 or higher on Apple devices, and Android 5.0 or higher on Android.

Via CFM

Dec 022020
 

MIKULAND is making a return this Winter with Snow World 2021, and with it a new VR and AR amusement park experience! The virtual event will be held February 6th~7th 2021 via VirtualCast and HoloModels. The main visual art promoting this event was drawn by @choco_ikarashi.

What is MIKULAND?
The theme of “MIKULAND” is “somewhere near, in the near future”.
You can experience an official Hatsune Miku amusement park in VR and AR.
Using VR/AR apps, you can visit MIKULAND to experience the opening and ending ceremonies,
enjoy communicating with other users and purchase MIKULAND original merchandise.

Much of last Summer’s MIKULAND map is sticking around, but it will be livened up with a Winter theme, new content, and a new area to explore titled “Snow Globe Illumination”.

MIKULAND virtual map

There’s two ways to enjoy the event, and you can choose between VirtualCast (VR viewing) or HoloModels (AR viewing, more limited functionality). To view the methods of app installation and how to join, please click the link below to be taken to the “how to” guide. Please note the instructions are provided in Japanese only, but are relatively easy to follow.

If you can’t join through either programs, there will also be a video broadcast on both Nicovideo and YouTube during the event. Links will be live on the site when the event is live.

Various virtual shops will also be on display to explore.

There will be plenty of virtual activities to enjoy as well! These include Snow Globe (details coming soon), a mini concert (details coming soon), character Meet & Greets, Rhythm Games, Mystery Solving games, and a Snowball Fight event!

There’s a few other special areas, or “spots” to check out! These include Yukine Hills, a digital Piapro Art Wall, and Miku art gallery!

Virtual Snow Sculpture Recruitment


A snow sculpture modeling contest has been launched for this event, and the selected entries will be featured as snow sculptures in the “Snow Globe Illumination” area of MIKULAND! Entries will be accepted until January 15th, 2021 JST. If you’d like to enter, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

– Only files in fbx, obj or glb formats will be accepted. Please zip files before uploading.
– Please make sure your model follows the Piapro Character License rules.
– Create your model in under 10,000 polygons.
– Please do not affix textures to the model. Management will paste a snow texture onto the model.
– Do no attach bones or animations to the model.
– Create your models with the assumption that they will be filling a 3m x 3m x 3m space.

If your model is selected, you’ll receive the following rewards in VirtualCast and HoloModels: MIKULAND Plushie (Piapro Award for use with HoloModels), Clock (Virtual Cast Award for use with VirtualCast), Room Shoes (Gugenka® Award for use with HoloModels), and a Mask & Holder (TSUKUMO Award for use with HoloModels).

You can submit your entry at the following page → https://mikuland.com/2021snow/yukimiku.html

MIKULAND Snow World 2021 Official Site → https://mikuland.com/2021snow/index.html
MIKULAND Official Twitter → https://twitter.com/Mikuland_info