Oct 132020

Starting on September 9th, 2020, Hatsune Miku was appointed as a Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter in Japan, joining a team of eight other representatives to help spread awareness of ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Earlier today, a video message featuring Hatsune Miku was uploaded and posted to the official Coronavirus prevention site in Japan. Check out the video above!

Official Japanese Coronavirus Countermeasure Site → https://corona.go.jp/

The team includes several sports athletes, doctors, CEOs of high-profile Japanese companies, the Pepper robot from Softbank Robotics, and of course the virtual singer Hatsune Miku herself. She will serve her position as representative until March 31st, 2021. We may hear other news or messages along the way until then, so stay tuned!

Coronavirus Countermeasure Supporter Team

Via CFM and Corona.go.jp

Jan 242020

Summers in Japan can be quite dangerous for unfamiliar tourists! Extreme heat and humidity can cause heatstroke if you’re not careful, so it’s important to try to keep cool and hydrated. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Hatsune Miku and V-tubers such as Mirai Akari, YuNi and more will be partnering as Pocari Sweat** ambassadors to raise awareness of this potential issue.

** Pocari Sweat is a popular hydration beverage in Japan, packing sodium and and other essential electrolytes lost in sweat.

The first stage of this collaboration is a new music video titled “Nechusho No!No! feat. Hatsune Miku & MEIKO”, composed by Mitchie M! In the video, Hatsune Miku and MEIKO sing in news-reporting style about the importance of staying safe in Japan’s summer heat, and also interview popular V-tubers/singers Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, and YuNi. They’re even joined by Hoshino Ichika from the upcoming mobile game, “Project Sekai Colorful Stage“!

This was definitely a cute and creative way to raise awareness of “Nechusho(heatsroke)”, and we hope overseas visitors will stay safe this summer!

Jun 262019

Japanese PC and electronics retailer TSUKUMO has just unveiled their latest collaboration: Hatsune Miku styled laptop computers from Acer and Dell! These laptops are available for limited preorder within Japan starting today, and will ship on July 12th.

These laptops clock in at 14″ for the Acer, and 13.3″ for the Dell, and are designed for long-lasting and ultraportable use (powerhouse users beware!). Each one comes with it’s own unique color themes and/or decorations to the shell, and even the touchpads! The Acer is listed at 127,440 Yen ($1,185 USD) after taxes, while the Dell is available for 116,640 JPY ($1,084 USD) after taxes.

The Acer SF314-56-A58U/MIKU adopts a full turquoise colored body, and Hatsune Miku silhouettes on the backside of the screen, as well as the touchpad. The main visual art for Acer×HATSUNE MIKU was drawn by Agonasubi! The theme is ‘activeness’, and features Miku in athletic-wear. Agonasubi notably illustrated the art for the hugely popular Hatsune Miku song TODAY THE FUTURE.

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display 14″、1080p、IPS
CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U @ 3.9GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 256GB SSD (NVMe、PCIe)
Network: IEEE802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2×2 MU-MIMO, bluetooth 5.0)
Battery: About 12 hours
Weight: 1.45KG
Size: 17.95×228×323mm
Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikupc_acer

The Dell Inspiron 13 5370 Miku ver. has its shell laser engraved with a beautiful artwork by LEN[A-7], and the box it comes in also features the main visual art for the Dell×HATSUNE MIKU collaboration! This one shows Miku towering over the TSUKUMO store in Akihabara, and is wearing the TSUKUMO store clerk apron. LEN[A-7] was the illustrator and designer for the Magical Mirai 2016 main visual art, as well as the GATEBOX×HATSUNE MIKU collaboration!

This laptop is also offered in two colors: Silver and Pink Champagne!

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display 13.3″、1080p、IPS
CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U @ 3.4GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe)
Network: IEEE802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (bluetooth 4.2)
Battery: About 8.5 hours
Weight: 1.40KG
Size: 323.9×219.9×15.8mm
Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikupc_dell

Via Tsukumo

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:


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

Mar 302018

The “Hey MIKU!” Alexa app released to the Amazon Alexa store in Japan last November has been upgraded to improve its overall interaction and functionality. She’s also now able to sing!

The update coincides Amazon Echo’s March 30th general launch in Japan. Am,azon Echo smart speaker hardware, and thus, the Hey MIKU! app, had limited access to users in Japan until this release. Hopefully they will have worked out some of her quirks with this update. Note that using this app requires a Japanese Amazon account.

Check out the announcement video below!