May 202016


The Snow Miku live stream was carried out tonight with many fascinating news to reveal. The live stream opened with recaps, from Magical Mirai 2016 to Project DIVA series for PS4, then moving on to highlights of Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” and Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine design voting.

The colored prototype for Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” was revealed, with preorder and release date announced for May 24th and October, respectively. Below are images showing the prototype nendoroid as presented in the live stream.

The Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine finalists for this year came down to six designs each. Unlike the previous years, this year’s voting took place in live stream and web voting. The web poll will remain open until May 25th, with the final results to be announced at Magical Mirai 2016 on September 9th~11th

Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine outfit design poll

Snow Miku 2017 Finalists

1: 雪ミクさん案 by にぼし :
2: SNOW MIKU 2017☆Stargazer by ゆにぃ :
3: 雪ミク2017衣装デザイン案 by 9°C :
4: 雪ミク2017by 西名_にしな! :
5: 雪☆ミク2017 ~type StarSnow by RAHWIA :
6: 星観察のミクちゃん by newrein :

Rabbit Yukine 2017 Finalists:

1: スペースユキネ 2017年ユキネ衣装! by ほっほ :
2: Rabbit Yukine 2017 プチット・アストロノム by 虹ろ :
3: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by コス(COS):
4: 2017年ラビットユキネ衣装 by 7:24:
5: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by LF :
6: ラビット・ユキネ2017衣装デザイン案 by JING :

May 132016

The past week has been riddled with news bits that we didn’t have time to write about right away, so this is a recap article to cover the notable events that we have seemingly otherwise missed.


Isao Tomita, a largely recognized Japanese music producer, passed away on May 5th 2016. He is often regarded as the pioneer and forefather of the electronic and synthesized music we see today, thanks to his unique vision and productions in the 1960s and 70s using sequencers and synthesizers. Thanks to the rise in popularity of synthesized music, this later led to the birth of synthesizer software, which includes Vocaloid, and of course, Hatsune Miku.

Tomita became recognized by many Miku fans for his work with Ihatov Symphony in Tokyo in 2012, which for the first time combined a virtual singer with a philharmonic orchestra. This performance toured several locations around the world. The next project in planning was Tomita’s “Dr. Coppelius” with Hatsune Miku, which was due to premier in November of this year. After careful consideration, it has been decided that the project will be completed and held as planned.


The Snow Miku 2017 art entries closed on May 11th at 5:00 PM JST! Did you manage to get your own art submitted in time? If you didn’t participate, do you have any favorites? Good Smile Company will select the finalist designs, and an online vote will take place via live stream on Nicovideo on May 20th, JST. Stay tuned for updates regarding the live stream! You can view all submissions here →


Did you like Miku’s Magical Mirai 2016 outfit design as much as we did? The concept art behind the main visual has been released, and his now available on the Magical Mirai website! This will help make the creation of fan art much easier, as well as cosplays. We’d definitely like to see more of those!

Apr 142016


Is it just me, or does each Snow Miku design collaboration seem start earlier every year? Regardless, if you’ve wanted to try your hand at contributing a design idea for official Snow Miku 2017 and/or Rabbit Yukine adoption, now’s your chance!

Between now and May 11th at 5:00 PM JST, illustrators and fans alike can pitch their design ideas for Snow Miku 2017, her pet rabbit Yukine, or both! The theme for Snow Miku 2017 is “Starry Sky/Image of constellation in a Hokkaido Winter Night“! By that logic, Winter Night Miku would have been perfect for this…

How To Submit

To submit your Snow Miku or Rabbit Yukine designs, please make sure to have an account registered on Next, create your Snow Miku design in nendoroid form! You can use this provided template, if needed. Rabbit Yukine illustrations are completely freeform.

Start the submission process by clicking “新規投稿” from the top menu of, or by clicking here. After uploading your design, please add these tags to your artworks, and be sure to lock the tags! Locking the tags is very important for the submission process.

If uploading Snow Miku 2017 design art, use this link and then lock the tag when completed:年雪ミク衣装

If uploading Rabbit Yukine 2017 design art, use this link and then lock the tag when completed:年ユキネ衣装

After you’ve completed the above, that’s it! The finalist designs will be chosen by Good Smile Company, and there will be a community web vote for the winning designs later in May 2016. The first prototypes using the new design will be revealed at Magical Mirai 2016 between September 9th~11th. If you’d like to view the current art submissions, you can do so from these pages:

> Snow Miku 2017 design submissions
> Rabbit Yukine design submissions

Stay tuned for further updates!