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

Jun 182018
 

The Xiaomi x Hatsune Miku campaign, of which we shared the details of yesterday, has finally reached its next goal of 1,000,000 support points, and unlocked the new campaign theme artwork (sample above)! The illustration is drawn by Mame no Moto, an illustrator also well known for drawing the official Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese artwork, and drawing the main visual artwork for Snow Miku 2016.

Also announced is the public release of the previously exclusive Hatsune Miku phone theme for the limited edition Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. The theme is now available for all Xiaomi devices from Xiaomi’s theme shop in China for all compatible Xiaomi devices running MIUI.

The final phase of the campaign is set to automatically unlock on June 28th, but fans can unlock it early by helping the campaign reach 2,000,000 support points. As we speculated before, we strongly believe this campaign is leading up to the announcement of another Hatsune Miku edition smartphone release. Check out the campaign details in our previous article! → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=23306

Xiaomi x Hatsune Miku campaign page: https://www.bilibili.com/blackboard/activity-mixchuyin.html

Sep 062017
 

Following the first demo released on her 10th birthday, Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese gets four new demo songs released today along with the product page reveal! Digital download sales also begin starting now!

Hatsune Miku Chinese version sings with fine quality pronunciation and lovely voice.

Hatsune Miku V4 CHINESE” is a virtual singer for Chinese with Hatsune Miku like unique and pretty voice and beautiful and fine quality pronunciation. Consonants and vowels are clear tuned just by typing lyrics and can sing any genres like pops, dance, rock and etc. It has a function to make the VOCALOID voices sounds younger and adjust the brightness. It also supports the glow function, pitch snap function and pitch rendering function. Also, it comes with a standalone application of the vocal editor “Piapro Studio” which has been developed for this product. So you can make it sing a song without going through other music software.

The four new demo songs come from Kairiki bear, Mikai Music, 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI, and PIPPO, with all four being original songs with the exception of “Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (cover).

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese is priced at 10,800 yen (~99 USD) and 11,880 yen (~108 USD) for the digital download and limited package versions, respectively. Shipping for the limited package version will begin in mid September 2017. Check out the demo songs below!

Official product page → http://sonicwire.com/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese limited package edition → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/product/detail/39830
Poppro → http://www.poppro.cn/html/main.html

“Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (link to the original)



“你好~Hello~” by Mikai Music (song, lyrics, and arrangement)
MuiskM (song), 大铭 (lyrics), and Jun Kuroda (arrangement)



“时光船~Time boat~” by 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI (song & arrangement)
小旭音乐-若竹(lyrics)



“花与梦 ~keeping~” by PIPPO



Aug 232017
 

An early news leak by the user 死图P-V家情报收集 on Weibo has revealed that Hatsune Miku V4C preorders will (reportedly) open tomorrow at 680 yuan (~102 USD), along with the release date planned for September 10th. We also get a first look at the packages with the key visual by the illustrator Mame no Moto, which some may be more familiar with as the official illustrator of Snow Miku 2016.

The leak comes just a day before the official press conference planned for tomorrow in Shanghai (August 24th), and so we’re expecting confirmations and official announcements by then. In related news, there’s also the countdown timer on Poppro website to look forward to on August 31st.