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!
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.
Good Smile Company is surprising us today with not one, but two preorder openings for Hatsune Miku Nendoroids. First up is Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 ver.!
Figure: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Symphony 5th Anniversary ver. & Scale Figure Reveal Type: Painted Prototype (Nendoroid) & Figure Planning Announcement (Scale Figure) Release & Price: TBA Via GSC Hama
Today is a good day for Snow Miku fans for updates! We’ve had official reveals of the Snow Miku 2021 Nednoroid, figma, as well as the wrapped street train today via Good Smile Comnpany staff, and the official Hatsune Miku blog. We’ve also now know the official name of the design: Glowing Snow ver.!
After acheiving all four original funding goals in their kickstarter campaign within just a few days, Crypton Future Media has added two new stretch goals to the Miku Expo 2021 Online kickstarter!
The race started with drama on the first lap when the #61 Subaru BRZ and #30 apr Toyota Prius collided causing the latter to crash into the foam barriers forcing them out of the race triggering the safety car. Just as the race restarts the #16 Mugen NSX collides with the barriers with their rear left tyre missing and retiring from the race.
Matching with the theme of “Illumination”, the outfit features holiday light accents, and a clock-tower design on her cap! Natsumikan was quite ecstatic about the win, saying their dream of designing a Snow Miku had finally come true.
The race started earlier than usual and the #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would gain some positions on the first few laps. There have been a rule change to pitstops where all teams must change all four of their tyres which would prevent teams from doing fuel only race strategies. The team decided to pit on the 21st lap.
The race went underway and was shortly followed by a Safety Car as the #64 Modulo NSX-GT collided with the #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R forcing the latter out of the race with big damage to the rear right of the car. The race restarted on the 6th lap.
Hatsune Miku’s appearance will involve streaming of the Magical Mirai 2019 concert footage, according to a tweet by the official Hatsune Miku English twitter. The exact details, including the time-slot Miku is set to appear in, have not yet been announced, but should be updated at a later date.
Unfortunately, the 10 Hours of Suzuka will be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of the teams that take part in it are from outside of Japan, it was inevitable that the race would get cancelled. Hopefully we’ll go back to racing soon with Super GT later in the year.
After the success of the previous two Hatsune Miku prize figure art collaborations, SEGA and Piapro are now running a third! For the new Super Premium Prize Figure art collaboration, SEGA and Piapro are seeking fan costume ideas for the pop summer theme, “Splash Parade“.
After various event cancellations postponements around the world during 2020, Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka is the next to face the heat to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Originally, ticket purchases to foreign visitors was blocked due to the virus concerns, but the current situation within Japan has forced further action by the event organizers.
The results of the Snow Miku 2021 design contest were announced last night in a short video uploaded by Good Smile Company, featuring Yuki Mikudayo! 6 finalists were chosen, and can be voted on by fans until May 11th, 2020. Only one vote will be counted per IP address/device, so make your vote count! Here’s the finalist designs:
The opening race at Okayama has been postponed to 11th and 12th of July, Fuji has been postponed to 8th and 9th of August, Sugo has been postponed to 12th and 13th of September, while Suzuka, Thailand and Sepang (Malaysia) are still yet to be confirmed. Autopolis and Motegi are expected to run on their initial scheduled dates.
FOR FANS BY FANS is launching a COZY AT HOME art challenge, where selected artists can win gift packages from Crypton Future Media, as well as commission on products sold with their art!
Art design entries for the costume of Snow Miku 2021 and her pet rabbit Yukine are being accepted on Piapro! Every year, Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku fans from around the world are invited so submit their design ideas for a chance to have their Snow Miku featured at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido! The winning design will also be turned into a Nendoroid and Figma, and will be used in promotional material for the event.
The grand prize winner of the fan forge was DIDIMOONS with their artwork titled “HIT IN AMERICA”. Several Miku Expo Award and Runner-up winners were also chosen: Bib Boss and their artwork titled “Rock Princess”, Larein and their artwork titled “Dazzling Rock Star”, 氷菓子(カナ) and their artwork titled “MIKUROCK”, and Lucas Prokopowich with their artwork “To The Beat of 2020”.
In further consideration of public health and safety, potential postponement of the Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada tour is being considered. All we can do from this point is wait to see the decisions that will be made. Stay safe, everyone!