Jan 092019
 

Following the well-received feedback from last year’s collaboration, the Snow Miku x Hello Kitty second collaboration has been announced for Hokkaido under an all-new visual by the artist Saine. The collaboration features limited goods release now on sale at souvenir shops all over Hokkaido, including the one and only Snow Miku Sky Town. Limited release goods include exclusive clear files, notepads, can badges, hair rubbers, souvenir bags, and so much more to browse through!

If you’re visiting Hokkaido this year, don’t forget to drop by and look for these adorable souvenirs!

Snow Miku x Hello Kitty second collaboration: https://gotochikitty.com/gentei/425
Official Hatsune Miku blog: http://blog.piapro.net/2019/01/c1901081-1.html

 

Sep 082018
 

Starting tomorrow (or today, for some of you around the world) on September 9th, 2018 at 1:00 PM CST on Twitch, 12 Vocaloid illustrators will be joining a charity stream event hosted by VikingJesus to raise donations for the Japanese Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts for the recent typhoon and earthquake natural disasters that slammed the Kansai and Hokkaido regions of Japan.

Stream donors will be able to make art requests from 12 participating talented illustrators, with all proceeds going to the Japan Red Cross. So be sure to tune in to join for good times, and help out!

Participating artists:

mikumiku_ebooks
cillia
goldfishu
secret_sans
Crusher-P
staySOCKY
hhatss
cigardoesart
Ekkoberry
MystSaphyr
GHOST
starcircuits

Stream Link → https://www.twitch.tv/vikingjesus
Via mikumiku_ebooks

Sep 062018
 

Japan was recently bombarded by Typhoon Jebi on September 4th 2018, the worst Typhoon that Japan has seen in 25 years. The storm caused catastrophic damage across the Kansai region of Japan, and neighboring areas. Following this recent event, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake was reported in the Hokkaido region of Japan on September 6th, causing widespread water and power outages.

Recoveries from the typhoon will take many months, possibly years. And it will take up to a week for water and electricity to be restored to all areas of Hokkaido. The Hokkaido region of Japan is also home to Sapporo, the hometown of Crypton Future Media, the creators of Hatsune Miku. Hiroyuki Itoh, the CEO of Crypton Future Media, has reported that their office was thankfully not majorly affected by the earthquake. But many areas were not as fortunate.

We here at MikuFan wish all people of Japan safety and speedy recovery from the recent natural disasters. Below are tweets from Hiroyuki Itoh of Crypton Future Media, and a summary video showing the severity of Typhoon Jebi.


Jul 102018
 

Hatsune Miku and NewDays collaboration returns once again but this time with Snow Miku to support Hokkaido! The collaboration, in celebration of Hokkaido’s 150th anniversary, will be bringing a variety of Hokkaido’s specialties starting today at all NewDays, NewDays KIOSK, and KIOSK shops until August 6th. Also included are clear files upon purchases and stamp rally with various prizes.

Fans who make purchases over 700 yen from now until July 23rd will receive a limited edition clear file of Snow Miku in NewDays uniform by KEI, where a second clear file by Mame no Moto will substitute in from July 24th until the end of collaboration. This makes it the second year we’re seeing Miku in her NewDays and JR East uniforms.

A stamp rally with QR codes will also be carried out. The rewards start out small from various designs of clear files to a limited edition Shinkalion the Animation postcard (where Miku piloted a bullet train transforming robot, and yes you read that right), and eventually, a special video with the names of winners called out by Miku herself.

In celebration of the launch of the campaign today, a new music video titled “NEWDAYS” by Michita has been released featuring Hatsune Miku and a Japanese music artist “pinoko” rapping together about Hokkaido. Movie & illustration courtesy of the artist iXima himself.

Enjoy the campaign promotional video and “NEWDAYS” music video now below!

Snow Miku NewDays: https://www.j-retail.jp/info/detail.html?id=3128
Snow Miku Stamp Rally: https://www.stamprally.net/natsukita-miku

https://youtu.be/n7lTelQRXi0

Apr 102018
 

A collaboration between Snow Miku and Japan’s Traffic Safety Movement has been announced! Snow Miku, the version of Hatsune Miku that supports Hokkaido, is now helping encourage traffic rules compliance and eradication of drunk driving in Hokkaido!

Artwork for the collaboration comes from @dera_fury, an artist from Hokkaido who also created the design for Snow Miku 2014! Snow Miku is seen in a police officer outfit, and is serving the role of “Traffic Safety Special Public Relations Officer”!

This collaboration comes not long after Snow Miku collaborated with subways in Hokkaido during the Snow Miku festival period to promote train politeness awareness. An odd thing about this particular Traffic Safety collaboration is that drunk driving in itself isn’t a common problem in Japan. But any excuse for more cute Snow Miku collaborations is always welcome!

Watch the newly-released collaboration video below!

Via Hatsune Miku Blog