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

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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

Mar 232018
 

The time has finally came! Snow Miku 2019 and her rabbit partner Yukine design submissions are now open! We’re getting a brand new theme for this year, that is, “Princess” in the image of Hokkaido’s Snow. Now is your chance to take on this once-in-a-year opportunity to have your very own designs featured in the next Snow Miku festival! The collaboration opens a little early compare to last year’s. Is it perhaps getting earlier with each year?

Entries are open starting now until April 20th, 2018 at 5:00 PM JST, with the result announcement to follow by the end of August 2018. 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
License terms: Please post without licensing

Additional Remarks

You can post any number of works made by yourself.
Submissions may be trimmed and used. Please understand.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here!
  • Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together on your entry as there is no separate submission for the two.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2019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.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If it all goes well, your submissions will appear on the submission page normally as they should be. Otherwise, you may have to reupload your submissions to fix it. Please follow the steps very closely! We can’t wait to see the submissions from fans. Good luck to everyone!

Submissions page: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2019snowmiku/list

Mar 072018
 

Happy 150th anniversary, Hokkaido! It has been 150 years since the northern island region of Japan, Hokkaido, was given its name. The Hokkaido region is also home to the city of Sapporo, which is Hatsune Miku’s home town!

To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the “Hokkaido 150th Year Project” has been launched by various companies, groups, municipalities, etc, to help plan out the further development of Hokkaido for the next 50 years. One of the partner companies is, of course, Crypton Future Media!

While the details on CFM’s involvement is not yet known, they have released two new Snow Miku visual artworks, which “will appear in various scenes in the future”. Snow Miku is Crypton Future Media’s mascot of choice when it comes to partnerships and collaborations in the Hokkaido region.

The first main visual art features an adorable Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine illustrated by Yuzuki Kihiro! The second sub-visual art is a more simplistic style illustration by Nekosumi! We’re hoping further details of this partnership will be announced at a later date.

Snow Miku x Hokkaido 150th Site: http://snowmiku.com/hokkaido150th/
Hokkaido 150th Site: https://hokkaido150.jp/

Jan 252018
 

Snow Miku and Hello Kitty Lavender collaboration has been announced to promote Hokkaido, the home town of Snow Miku while also being widely known for its lavender season, starting from late January. The two will be bringing a series of collaboration goods for limited release in Hokkaido featuring the main visual by the artist Sakuragi Kei, including: acrylic stands, acrylic key holders, mirrors, can badges, ballpoint pen, fur keyring tail, fur bag charm, clear file, and note pads.

If you’re visiting Hokkaido or Snow Miku Sky Town during this period, don’t miss out this chance!

Via Hatsune Miku blog