Hatsune Miku continues to prepare for the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival appearance with the story of her Snow Fairy alter-ego, as told in a music video written by 40mP, with illustration by Tama, guitar from [Test], base from mao and mastering by yasu (Tinkle-POP).
Hatsune Miku returns to Vocaloid developer Crypton Future Media's home town for the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival. In additition to "live" performances on February 7th and 8th, a booth with exhibit and merchandise, and other promotions, Miku's sixth visit to the winter event of course features a frozen sculpture. This year, the Snow Bell Ver. Miku will be displayed in Chuo-ku, Sapporo's Odori Park February 5-11. Check out the work after the jump.
Along with usual suspects liks Attack on Titan (volume 1 was #1 on January 4th and hovering around top, joined by volume 2 of spin-off No Regrets), Kingdom Hearts (KH II volume 3 was #1 on January 11th) and Sword Art Online (Fairy Dance volume 2 was #1 January 25th) a couple of differant names made it to the top of the New York Times Manga Best Seller list this month. More after the jump.
Back in March 2014, four-member Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken collaborated with the most popular vocaloid character Hatsune Miku for the digital-only alternative version of "ray," the leading track of their 7th album "RAY." Check how they performed the song together in Tokyo Dome after the jump!
Starting this week, a Snow Miku 2015 commercial will begin airing in the Hokkaido area. The blue-haired virtual singer returns for the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival, as she's done annually since 2010. She enjoys local ties to the event, with Crypton Future Media, the company developed the vocaloids Meiko, Kaito, Miku, Kagamine Rin/Len, and Megurine Luka, based in the area. More after the jump.
Following the well-received normal version announced in 2013, VOLKS has added a new Hatsune Miku doll from its popular figure line Dollfie Dream, Yuki Miku/Snow Miku, which is based on the 2011 version of the popular winter edition of the most popular vocaloid character. Hit the jump for more details.
A look at the new updates to Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone has been posted. The rhythm game is getting "Yume no Tzuzuki (Continuation of The Dream)" by Dixie Flatline, "Mellow Yellow" by Melissa P and "Hello, Worker" by KEI for January. Then Kaito's ninth birthday is celebrated in February with "Snowman" by halyosy. Roll out is scheduled for January 27th. Get a look after the jump.
Broadly speaking, Wonder Festival is to figures what Comiket is to doujinshi. While there are plenty of garage kits and customs, familiar figures makers also bring their goodies. With the event coming up February 8th at Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan, Good Smile Company has previewed their semi-event exclusive figures, offered at WonFes, online during the event, and in some cases at other events.
Hatsune Miku, in her Snow Miku 2015 guise, for returns The 6th Snow Miku festival, held between February 5 and 11, 2015, in conjuction with the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival. This year, blue-haired home town girl will be joined by some mahou shoujo friends. A Kyubey ice sculptor celebrating Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion will be displayed along with a shop selling goods featuring a visual from Shaft and character designer Junichiro Taniguchi.
Good Smile Company has posted a video preview of Hatsune Miku: Risa Ebata Ver., the first figure from Max Factory's new Character Vocal Series. The 1/7th scale figure is based on the cover art that Macross Frontier character designer Risa Ebata drew for SmileR's first album, "Melody Line(s)," released in Japan last April. Get a look after the jump.
Sega has announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, a 3D rhythm game developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS, will be available on store shelves and via digital download in North America on May 26, 2015, followed by Japan and Korea on May 28 and Europe on May 29. More after the jump.
Sekai Project has announced that an English version of MikuMikuDance (MMD), the tool for animating 3D character models, mainly, or at least initially, used to choreograph Vocaloid dance numbers, has been greenlit on the Steam digital distribution service. More after the jump.