Good Smile Company Company Launches Hatsune Miku Nendoroid Doll Art Contest With Theme “Win Everyone’s Hearts ♡ Date Outfit Coordination”
After several successful launches of several versions of Hatsune Miku in Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Doll series, they’re now looking towards officially adopting a fan-created Nendoroid Doll design to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the series in November 2021!
Hatsune Miku is once again lending her aid for safety awareness in the Hokkaido prefecture of Japan! In response to an increase in deadly motorcycle accidents, the Hokkaido Prefectural Police Traffic Department has adopted Hatsune Miku in a motorcyclist safety awareness campaign.
The full concert spanned nearly 90 minutes and broadcasted a total of 3 times to cover time zones for viewers around the world. 16 songs were featured, some classics, and some new ones! Check out the full setlist below:
Hatsune Miku is joining Good Smile Company’s newest Nendoroid series Swacchao! This special and more affordable series of Nendoroids features some of your favorite characters in a new chair-sitting position. This release is based on the previous Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.0, and there’s also an optional parts set for those that already own the original Miku 2.0 Nendoroid!
The haregi version is meant to be for the 10 Hours of Suzuka but the race was announced back in March earlier this year that it will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the disappointment from the team, they wrapped the new Racing Miku on a spare bonnet for display at the Akiba CO Gallery.
The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would start in 11th position after an improvement from their last round in qualifying prior to the race. The race would see the first use of the Full Course Yellow (FCY) meaning all cars on track must slow down and overtaking is not allowed. The same rule applies like with the safety car that the pit lane closes during a Full Course Yellow.
The Hatsune Miku: Love is War Refined Ver. 1/8 scale figure from Good Smile company is now available for preorder! This special figure remake also includes a Good Smile Company 20th anniversary book, which features the staff’s top 20 items, special interviews and more (book is in Japanese only).
Based on Hatsune Miku’s earlier concept art/prototype design by KEI, before her finalized 2007 software box design. Despite this, the outfit was popularly drawn and admired by fans. This Nendoroid is still in development, and further details such as price and release date are TBA.
The theme for the Snow Miku 2022 design contest was “The Sea in the image of a Wintery Hokkaido“. Take a look at the finalists below, then go cast your vote! The chosen design will be featured in the upcoming Snow Miku 2022 in February next year.
The #4 Hatsune Miku Mercedes-AMG would fight her way into 23rd place before the first safety car got deployed due to the #30 apr Toyota Prius got spun around by the #34 Yogibo Honda NSX forcing the Toyota to retire from the race. The race would restart on Lap 13.
The next Miku Expo inspired Fan Forge from For Fans By Fans is up and running, and accepting art entries from all over the world! Your artworks, if selected, could be used for shirts, wallets, backpacks, and other collectables.
The Snow Miku 2022 art contest has one more week to go before the entry deadline on April 19th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM JST, so if you haven’t completed and submitted your entry yet, then don’t delay any longer! Check out the contest entry details below if you want to get your entry in before the deadline.
In addition, a collaboration with Super Sonico has been announced with Sonico also wearing the 2021 racing outfit. As well as a 1/18 and 1/43 scale model of the Hatsune Miku AMG the team is driving with for this season. The 1/18 scale model comes with a special acrylic casing. Both models are available for preorder from 30th March 2021 until 29th April 2021 at 1200hrs JST.
A new Hatsune Miku animated series, as well as a webtoons and comics, are currently in the early stages of development. The news officially broke via an exclusive posted by Deadline, and was later confirmed by Graphic India, one of the partners in the series creation.
Starting at 0:19 into the commercial, Miku makes her surprise appearance with the text “北海度でつくる” (Made in Hokkaido). This brief 1 second scene features a clip taken from the MV for the Miku Expo 5th anniversary theme song “Lucky☆Orb“. This of course is a nod towards Crypton Future Media, which is based in Sapporo. The MV animator, Kasoku Sato, is based in Tokyo.
WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU 32 has kicked off with its usual bang, and brought us some new and exciting Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements! Before we get to those, however, it is important to note that Nendoroid and figma Snow Miku: Glowing Snow ver. are both available for order and preorder right now from the Good Smile Company online shops. The Nendoroid is available for immediate order in limited quanitities, afterwards normal preorders will be taken until March 29th, so act quick!
Most travel to Sapporo tends to be done through the much larger New Chitose airport, as it is capable of landing and takeoff of much larger aircraft. But residents of Hokkaido are familiar with Sapporo’s own airport, currently named Okadama Airport. There are plans to expand the airport to accommodate larger aircraft, which would allow more direct travel to the popular city. This plan for expansion also brought along the idea of renaming the airport to better represent the city.
The song contest for the next Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai in 2021 is now open for entries! The contest is open starting today and until February 23rd JST, and features a grand prize of 2 concert tickets to Magical Mirai (or a set of event goods), 100,000 Yen in Sonicwire credit, and having your song featured at the live event! If you’re interested in participating, check out the contest entry details below.
Sakura Miku: Sakura Fairy Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure Preorders Open, Plushie & Noodle Stopper Figure Also Available!
We’re happy to present the next in the TAITO SPIRITALE line, an amazing figure of Sakura Miku! Miku is in her signature outfit with a cherry blossom twist, featuring bright pinks and translucent hair that is adorned with lovely cherry blossoms as well. With Miku is sitting atop a Sakura branch that is adorned with soft flower blossoms and petals she will be a fantastic addition to any Hatsune Miku collection!