Dec 172019
 

Hatsune Miku hasn’t been slowing down at all in recent years, and sometimes the amount of news in one month can exceed the amount of news I’d cover in a year when I first started writing for this site! It’s hard to keep up these days, so I’ll try to quickly summarize the major points of news from the first week of this month. I’ll try to follow with another roundup for week 2 shortly!

Snow Miku is expanding her sports support reach beyond just baseball and snowboarding, and is now the first digital ambassador to support Japan’s B.LEAGUE (Japan’s Basketball league)! The B.LEAGUE All-Star Game 2020 will be hosted in Hokkaido on January 18th 2020, and will be supported by Snow Miku. The Japan basketball league chairman Okawa Masaaki says the move supports the planned theme of “future city” for the event, in which a digital character would fit perfectly.

More: http://blog.piapro.net/2019/12/mo20191202.html

We’ve seen the prototypes before, and preorders are now available for the Precious Figure F Miku ~Special Edition~ figure! This figure is exclusively available for preorder (officially) from 7net for 10,780 JPY, and is expected to ship in March 2020. You can use various proxy or 3rd party sites to get one of your own if you’re not in Japan!

Preorder Link: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1301437567

SEGA has announced another DAIBA de DIVA event in celebration of the upcoming MEGA 39s game release for the Nintendo Switch! The event will be held at Tokyo Joypolis from January 20th 2020 until March 9th 2020. More info on the event will come at a later date!

Event Page: https://tokyo-joypolis.com/event/SFHMP10_DdDIVA/index.html

A Hatsune Miku themed LCD computer monitor was created in a collaboration between ViewSonic and TSUKUMO. The 23.8″ 1080p monitor is available for order from TSUKUMO for 28,380 JPY (keep in mind electronics in Japan are more expensive in general). This monitor features a beautiful Hatsune Miku illustration drawn by Fukahire, which is visible on the product box, as well as on the included monitor cover to prevent it from getting dusty when not in use!

Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikudisplay/

Rella, the popular illustrator behind the artwork for Miku Symphony 2018~2019, has teased some images of the upcoming Hatsune Miku scale figure based on the official artwork! We’re definitely excited to see more about this figure soon.

Jun 202019
 

NewDays x Hatsune Miku collaboration returns once again in the upcoming Natsukita 2019 Hokkaido Fair! The event is aimed to promote Hokkaido products with famous stores to deliver the charm of Hokkaido, with Hatsune Miku (and Snow Miku!) as the PR character. The collaboration includes limited goods, in-store videos and broadcasts, as well as an AR stamp rally to enjoy.

Starting from July 2nd, purchases over 800 yen at NewDays and NewDays KIOSK shops will net a limited edition clear file by the artist iXima on a first come, first served basis. From July 16th onward until July 29th, another design by the artist Kamogawa will be offered in place.

Furthermore, in celebration of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project 10th anniversary, there’ll be special goods sold at the associated NewDays and BOOK EXPRESS stores, including 8 different types of can badges and acrylic key chains featuring modules from the game. Said stores will also have acrylic stand and muffler towel featuring visuals by iXima and Kamogawa on sale.

There’ll also be a special AR rally held via the anime AR tourism app “Butai Meguri”.

Example of Hatsune Miku AR rally photo via the Butai Meguri app

In this AR rally, there will be over 39 unique Hatsune Miku AR data based on Project DIVA modules to collect at 39 target stores. Additionally, collecting three or more AR data will also unlock a bonus recording of Miku. To enter the rally, simply take a photo with over 390 yen worth of products from the associated stores, follow NewDays on Twitter, then upload the image with hashtag “#ナツキタミク“. Winners will be decided via lottery, although creativity will also boost your chance of success!

Prizes include autographed Snow Miku acrylic panel by iXima (10 winners), Hatsune Miku original post card set (100 winners), and 2kg of Hokkaido Yumepirika rice (50 winners). Natsukita 2019 Hokkaido Fair will be held across all NewDays and NewDays KIOSK shops from July 2nd to 29th .

J-Retail: https://www.j-retail.jp/special/natsukita2019
@Press: https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/186535

JR Hokkaido x NewDays x Snow Miku collaboration visual by iXima

NewDays x Hatsune Miku collaboration visual by Kamogawa

May 232019
 

Snow Miku illust by Rassu

The final stage performance at this year’s 28th YOSAKOI Soran Festival in Sapporo will be livened up by a collaboration between Snow Miku and the Pokemon Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix! The trio will make a special appearance to enliven the event’s stage during the “Final Stage Part 1”, and perform to the song Gohatto Disco by Satsuki ga Tenkomori.

Additionally, Rabbit Yukine will be making an appearance at the event’s parade. The Snow Miku Special Team hopes you’ll come and enjoy the show, don’t miss it!

Snow Mikudayo and Rabbit Yukine

What is the YOSAKOI Soran Festival?

June, the month when lush greenery is abundant in the streets of Sapporo.
Situated along a main road one simply cannot miss, watch as Odori Park and several places around the city transform into the center stages of this event!

The YOSAKOI Soran Festival first came about when in 1992, the clappers used in the original Yosakoi Festival from Kochi Prefecture was adapted into Hokkaido’s traditional folk song “Soran Bushi”. Clothed in brightly colored outfits, the dancers beat their clappers to the melody of Soran Bushi, dancing in a spirited and dynamic way. The energy from their dances permeates through the streets, creating a lively atmosphere.”

Yosakoi Soran Homesite: https://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/

Via Hatsune Miku Blog

Mar 222019
 

SEGA’s Japanese Project Diva team has announced that Extra Data (DLC) for the Snow Miku 2018 and 2019 modules for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone, and their respective PS4 themes, are now available for download!

There’s three different modules included in the DLC: Snow Miku 2019 (design by – L F -), and Snow Miku 2018 in hooded and non-hooded versions (design by Taichadon).

PS4 home screen themes are also included in this DLC! Check out the previews below.

The DLC is available starting today for the Japanese and U.S. versions of Project Diva Future Tone for 900 Yen/$6.99 USD (U.K. & EU region release pending). SEGA also announced plans to release these modules in Project Diva Arcade at a later date, and said to stay tuned for further update info.

Via SEGA’s Blog and Twitter

Mar 202019
 

It’s that time of the year; the time for Snow Miku and her rabbit partner Yukine design submission is finally here! Show off your artistic talent and take on this chance to have your designs as the stars of the next Snow Miku festival. This year we’re onto the theme of “Musical Instrument”!

Entries are open starting now until April 19th, 2019at 5:00 PM JST, with the result announcement to follow by the end of August 2019. 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
Resolution: 350 dpi or more
License terms: Please post without licensing

Additional Remarks

Please draw Snow Miku and rabbit Yukine together as there is no separate submission for the two.
You can post any number of works made by yourself.

Art Submission Notes

  • Please use the 3-side Nendoroid template as much as possible. Download the high resolution template here! (and for yukine!)
  • Because of difficulty in capturing detailed expressions, please note that there may be adjustments and omissions in the direction of final design.
  • Please be absolutely sure to lock the art submission tag – “2020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.
  • Please note that submissions may be trimmed and used. Please understand.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

If it all goes well, your submissions will appear on the submission page. Please double check on this, otherwise, you may have to reupload your submissions to fix it. That’s all, and good luck to everyone!

Submissions page: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2020snowmiku/list