Dec 212015
 

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A lot of exciting Racing Miku news popped up today, regarding both Racing Miku 2016 (more on that later in the article), and Racing Miku 2015. The first up on the list is the announcement of open preorders for the Racing Miku 2015 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile Company!

The 2015 design of Racing Miku, the official character of the Hatsune Miku GT Project, is being made into a 1/8th scale figure! The figure’s design is based on Taiki’s illustration of Racing Miku as a ‘Princess Knight’, and has faithfully preserved all the details of the original illustration. The intricate outfit and dynamic pose all come together to create a cheerful Racing Miku that is sure to add new charm to any fan’s collection!

The expression of this particular Hatsune Miku figure is among the most charming I’ve seen, and will certainly make a great addition to the collection of Good Smile Racing and Hatsune Miku fans alike. Kahotan from Good Smile Company has released her full photo review of the figure, and is now available in English from her blog: http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2015/12/22/racing-miku-2015-ver/

The figure is priced at 13,800 Yen from Good Smile Company’s online shop, with an ending preorder date of January 20th at 9:00 PM JST. Preorders are expected to ship in August 2016. Other shop options are also available:

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Lastly, the new Racing Miku 2016 design was teased earlier today by Good Smile Racing via twitter. We only have a backside view for now, and we also do not yet know the name of the illustrator. The themes for the design were “Blaze”, “Victory”, and “Phoenix”, and incorporates elements from various winning artists from the Piapro collaboration.

Racing Miku 2016 teaser illustration shared by Good Smile Racing on twitter.

Racing Miku 2016 teaser illustration shared by Good Smile Racing on twitter.

The main Good Smile Racing website went offline for maintenance less than an hour ago to be updated, likely with the new Racing Miku design and information for the 2016 Super GT race season. GSR has mentioned via twitter that the site will come back online around 8:00 PM JST on December 23rd, and a year-end party stream was announced for 7:00 PM JST on the same day. You can watch the stream on this page from the player below when it starts!

Sep 052015
 

Two editions for the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2015 Blu-ray and DVD sets have been announced today, with preorders open from today until September 14th at 23:59 JST. Both come in limited and regular editions, and will ship on January 13th next year.

The regular editions offer a rich concert experience of all 27 tracks performed at Nippon Budōkan from September 4th~5th, whereas the limited edition will offer further bonus goods: an exclusive booklet with newly drawn illustration(s), live photo(s), and lyrics, a bonus disc, a bonus item, and a sleeve case with an illustration drawn by Hoshima for this special occasion.

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DVD CDJapan(regular edition)

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Sep 042015
 

Magical Mirai this year is filled with enthusiasm, crowds, and further announcements on a perceptible scale. The concerts will take place at Nippon Budōkan from September 4th~6th, while the exhibitions will take place at Tokyo Science Museum between September 4th and 6th. There’s also a report of heavy rain during the day today.

First is the sixth life-size Hatsune Miku statue on display in the event, and she’s dressed based on Magical Mirai 2015 main visual by the artist Hoshima(last year’s appearance). At a nearby area, there’s the third life-size Hatsune Miku statue(Deep Sea Girl) on display. Including the aforementioned statues, there’s a total of eight life-size Hatsune Miku statue up to date.

In the midst of events, Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2015 figure has been announced for preorder starting now. She stands at 1/10 of her actual height, or approximately at 16 cm tall. Preorders will close on December 16th at 21:00 JST, or until the limit has been reached. The release date is set in June 2016.

At VOLKS booth, there’s a display area of Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku “Siren” outfit, along with announcement notice for “Ribbon Girl” outfit. Preorders for “Siren” outfit are not yet mentioned, while “Ribbon Girl” is still in development.

Magical Mirai 2015 setlist via INSIDE:

  1. Tell Your World / livetune / Hatsune Miku
  2. Raspberry*Monster / HoneyWorks / Hatsune Miku
  3. Nice to Meet You, Mr. Earthling / PinocchioP/ Hatsune Miku
  4. Solitary Hide and Seek Envy / koyori / Hatsune Miku
  5. Love Trial / 40mP / Hatsune Miku
  6. Holy Lance Explosion Boy / rerulili / Kagamine Len
  7. Lost One’s Weeping / Neru / Kagamine Rin
  8. Remote Control / JesusP / Kagamine Rin & Len
  9. Nostalogic / yuukiss / MEIKO
  10. Snowman / halyosy / KAITO
  11. Envy catwalk / Tohma / Hatsune Miku
  12. Deep Sea Girl / Yuuyu / Hatsune Miku
  13. Sweet Devil / Hachioji P / Hatsune Miku
  14. 2D Dream Fever / PolyphonicBranch / Hatsune Miku
  15. Cat Food / doriko / Hatsune Miku
  16. Unhappy Refrain / wowaka / Hatsune Miku
  17. Romeo and Cinderella / doriko / Hatsune Miku
  18. glow / keeno / Hatsune Miku
  19. Ai Dee / Mitchie M / Hatsune Miku Luka
  20. Just Be Friends / Dixie Flatline / Megurine Luka
  21. shake it! / emon / Hatsune Miku
  22. Packaged / livetune / Hatsune Miku
  23. World is Mine / ryo (supercell) / Hatsune Miku
  24. ODDS & ENDS / ryo (supercell) / Hatsune Miku

<Encores>

  1. Hand in Hand / livetune / Hatsune Miku
  2. 39 / sasakure.UK × DECO * 27 / Hatsune Miku
  3. First Sound / malo / Hatsune Miku

Jul 262015
 

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This year’s Summer Wonder Festival has exhibited many outstanding reveals and new upcoming figure releases. We’ve gathered in this article all the official figure announcements today.

Highlights of reveals and announcements:

  • Hatsune Miku: Greatest Idol ver. 1/8 Scale figure by Goodsmile Company – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Hatsune Miku: Orange Blossom ver. 1/7 Scale figure by Max Factory – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Racing Miku 2015 1/8 Scale figure by Goodsmile Company – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Hatsune Miku: Winter Herione ver. 1/7 Scale figure by Max Factory, based on the outfit from Rage of Bahamut – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Hatsune Miku: Mebae ver. 1/7 scale figure by Max Factory – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Nendoroid Snow Mikudayo – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Racing Miku 2014 (Thailand ver.) 1/8 scale figure by FREEing  – Date and Pricing: N/A
  • Hatsune Miku in a swimsuit 1/12 scale figure by FREEing  – Date and Pricing: N/A 
  • Hatsune Miku nendoroid based on the Hatsune Miku Project series from SEGA in collaboration with Nendoroid Co-de  – Date and Pricing: N/A

Below is a gallery of official photos and a photo from @phaius66 on Twitter.

 

Jul 092015
 

After being recently teased, we finally get to enjoy the full music video for Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2015’s theme song, “Hand in Hand” by kz(livetune). The song also marks his first solo Vocaloid work since “Decorator“, the theme song for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, over a year earlier.

Magical Mirai 2015 will be taking place at Nippon Budokan venue in Tokyo between September 4th and 5th. Additionally, the Magical Mirai 2015 official album is still available for order, which includes a DVD with this music video. More here: https://www.mikufan.com/?p=12374

Enjoy the music video below from the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel!