Apr 242019
 

A new visual for Hatsune Miku Symphony 2019 has been released, depicting Miku in a royal chair drawn by the artist Rella! Stand by her side is MEIKO, whom will be celebrated her 15th anniversary together with the symphony this year, says CFM’s Wataru Sasaki.

In addition to the new visual release, the Blu-ray & CD for the previous symphony “Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 Orchestral Live” has been released today. A short version of one of the songs performed “Girls’ Friendship” by Mitchie M, has also been released to celebrate the release, showing off the bond between Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka.

Hatsune Miku symphony 2019 will be held in Yokohama and Osaka in October 14th and December 23rd, respectively. If you haven’t grabbed the previous symphony’s Blu-ray & CD, we also got you covered.

> Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 Orchestral Live Blu-ray on CDJapan
> Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 Orchestral Live CD on CDJapan

Hatsune Miku Symphony official site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Via Warner Music Japan

Jul 142018
 

Hatsune Miku illustrations, like the music, are a quintessential part of what makes Hatsune Miku who she is. It’s another medium for artists to express their feelings and ideas through Hatsune Miku’s character, and there’s a lot of amazing artworks out there! Some of you might be looking to add some of these artworks to your collections, and we found three excellent art books available for order right now from overseas!

These are also official sources, so you’ll also be helping support these artists works. If you know of other great art books, feel free to share below in the comments. Just be sure to keep them official!

Transfer by Rella

After we saw the announcement for Rella’s newest art book, we knew we had to share it! Rella is a highly acclaimed illustrator on Pixiv, and one of the most popular Hatsune Miku and Vocaloid artists of all time. We even interviewed her last year.

Rella’s newly announced 3rd Vocaloid art book contains 36 pages of full-color prints in A4 size, and is available for preorder on Alice-Books until Jul 28th! Regular sales and shipment will begin August 13th after Summer Comiket ends. It’s priced at 1800 Yen ($16 USD) with small packet and EMS shipping options available, and an English website interface.

Artwork Samples

-= Overseas Shipping =-
Alice-Books: http://alice-books.com/item/show/2377-9

-= Others (Proxy Needed) =-
Toranoana: https://ec.toranoana.shop/tora/ec/item/040030646722/
Melonbooks: https://www.melonbooks.co.jp/fromagee/detail/detail.php?product_id=378768

-= Follow Rella! =-
Pixiv: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=163536
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rellakinoko

Miku Rhythm by QYS3

QYS3, much like Rella, is also a popular Hatsune Miku illustrator from China. His art themes are more diverse, and are known to range anywhere from beautiful, to cool, and even hilarious. He’s offering a really amazing bundle over on Taobao.

You can get his two newest art books “Miku Rhythm” (32 pages) and “Tales From The Thousand and One Nights” (28 pages), two keychains, and your choice from 3 different tapestry designs measuring 80x60cm. And all of this is available for just 150 Yuan, or about $23 USD! You can optionally also choose just the books, keychains or tapestries on their own if you wish.

Bundle Previews

If you don’t know how to order direct from Taobao, you can easily order the bundle using the proxy TaobaoFocus, which has great pricing and flexible shipping options to many countries.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To choose the tapestry, make sure to mention in the buyer’s notes which tapestry design you want in CHINESE. Morning Miku = 初音NEET系列, Beach Miku = 初音泳装, Bride miku = 初音私服系列.

Taobao (Direct): https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=569279044210
TaobaoFocus (Proxy): https://shop.tbfocus.com/item.php?id=569279044210#3822245687011

-= Follow QYS3! =-
Pixiv: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=7210261
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QYSThree

Snow Miku 3 by Snowmi

Another artist’s book worth adding to your collection is “Snow Miku 3” by Snowmi, and the 3rd book in her “Snowmi’s Miku” series. Snowmi’s art styles are the kind that will make you think “That’s cute!” every time you turn the page.

The book features 12 color illustrations, and is available from Alicebooks for just 500 Yen ($5 USD). This makes it a good bundle item along with Rella’s newest book “Transfer”!

Artwork Samples

Alice-Books: http://alice-books.com/item/show/3558-5

-= Follow Snowmi! =-
Pixiv: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=679963
Twitter: https://twitter.com/snowmioo

Jun 042018
 

The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019‘s long-anticipated June 4th update has revealed the concerts’ main visual by Rella, the highly well-known Hatsune Miku illustrator. The main visual features Hatsune Miku and friends joined by Kasane Teto in attires inspired by orchestra instruments.

In addition to the visual reveal, ticket pre-sale begins starting now until June 11th at 23:59 JST. The pre-sale is available in two options: the Special Seat option at 14,800 yen included with an exclusive ticket, goods, and a brochure, and the non-Special Seat option consisting of S and A seats (9,000 and 8,000 yen, respectively).

Ticket pre-sale for U-18 seats (A seats for those under age of 18) will open on June 18th at 12:00 JST~June 25th at 23:59 JST. Additionally, a first-come-first-served accommodation plan with limited goods has been announced for July 2nd at 12:00 JST~July 23rd at 12:00 JST. The general release date is September 8th.

The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 will be held in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall of Yokohama in Tokyo on November 24th, 2018 and the Orix Theater in Osaka on January 25th, 2019. The performances will be carried out by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for Tokyo and Osaka performances, respectively, with Hirofumi Kurita as the conductor.

Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 official site: http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Oct 212017
 

We recently gathered questions from the Vocaloid community to share with Rella, a well-known and highly popular Hatsune Miku illustrator in the Vocaloid community. Rella moved to Japan recently, which caused a delay, but she finally had the chance to answer our interview request. You asked the questions, here’s what Rella had to say!

MF: MikuFan
Rella: Rella

MF: “Hello, Rella, and thank you for joining us for an interview! There are many followers from overseas that are excited to connect with you and learn more about you and your work. We gathered some questions from fans around the world, we hope you look forward to it!” Continue reading »

Oct 032017
 

Possibly one of the most beautiful Hatsune Miku figures of all time, the Hatsune Miku: Harvest Moon ver. 1/8 scale figure is now available for preorder!

“Won’t you admire the moon with me?”

From the “Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku” comes a 1/8th scale figure of Hatsune Miku wearing dressed up in outfit based on those seen at the Mid-Autumn Festival in China.

The translucent feeling from the original illustration by Chinese illustrator Rella has been captured as faithfully as possible, with a beautiful sculpt that captures her elegance. The paintwork is also a highlight of the figure, with the gentle colors of the design blending with the translucent parts to create an stunning appearance. Enjoy a moonlit light with the gentle smile of Harvest Moon Miku by your side!

The Harvest Moon ver. figure is available from Good Smile Company’s online shop, as well as other online stores for various prices. GSC’s price is 12,800 JPY ($114 USD), with orders accepted until November 2nd at 12:00 PM JST. She’s expected to ship November 2018. Check out the shop links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode (Use code MF1017 for $10 off!)
> CDJapan
> Amiami
> Good Smile Company
> Hobby Search
> Nippon-Yasan

Check out the gallery below, as well as Kahotan’s review on her blog! → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/10/03/hatsune-miku-harvest-moon-ver-character-vocal-series-01-hatsune-miku/