Oct 192020
 

The official Snow Miku 2021 website received a big update today, with a new main visual art, theme song information, themed train planning and more!

The chosen illustrator for the beautiful Snow Miku 2021 main visual art was necömi, well known for their contributions to character designs for vtubers, figures, game characters and more. It’s certainly a beautiful and festive design for the season!

It has also been announced that Heavenz will be in charge of the Snow Miku 2021 theme song. Heavenz has been involved in the Vocaloid/Virtual Singer music scene since 2008, and is well known for Rock and Ballad song styles. Notable masterpieces include “Strangers” and “Even If It’s Your Happiness“. We can’t wait to see the song they’ll create for the special occasion.

Previous year photo

The ever-popular Snow Miku train will be returning again this year! The train is typically wrapped with the Snow Miku figma and Nendoroid designs, and can be seen making its rounds daily in central Sapporo city.

The train will be in operation from November 21st, 2020 through March 24th, 2021. The operation times are 7:0 AM ~ 6:00 PM daily.

For those wanting to experience what riding in the street train is like, there is a new “Snow Miku Train VR” experience in development! The project plans to allow you to view the photoshoot session of the train in VR, plus observe what it’s like to ride from the train driver’s seat in VR from your PC and smartphone! Futher details of the Snow Miku Train VR will be announced when it’s ready, so stay tuned.

A Snow Miku snow sculpture will be on display again next year at Odori Park from February 4th~11th. Don’t miss out on the chance to capture a photo, and enjoy the evening light shows!

The exhibition, goods booths, workshops and more have been moved to a new location for next year. Rather than the Sapporo Factory Hall, the exhibition activities will be held in Wing Bay Otaru in the nearby city of Otaru. The exhibition will be located on the 4th floor of the venue. You can locate it at the following address → 小樽市築港11番

Lastly, an Official Tour package has been announced, but so far only for domestic visitors. The package will include usual tour-exclusive goods, as well as the Snow Miku 2021 Nendoroid. Further details of the options will be announced at a later date.

The Snow Miku 2021 festival is a yearly celebration held alongside the Sapporo Snow Festival. It will be held from February 4th~11th 2021.

Snow Miku 2021 Official Site → https://snowmiku.com/2021/

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.






【雪ミク】 Gohatto Disco / さつき が てんこもり 【SNOW MIKU】

【雪ミク】 Gohatto Disco / さつき が てんこもり 【SNOW MIKU】



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