Vocaloid virtual idol Hatsune Miku and kabuki actor Nakamura Shidō II are once again teaming up to perform a series of "Super Kabuki" live exhibitions at the Nico Nico Super Conference 2017, which will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba on April 29 - 30, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good Smile Company is as busy as ever with their super deformed Nendoroid figure line. Not only are there new additions from Saekano, Kancolle, Touken Ranbu, and Haikyu!, they're lining up exclusives for next month's Wonder Festival event, with a Snow Miku and even maniacal take on Fate/Grand Order's female protagonist. Get a look after the jump.
On Thursday in Seven Seas' week of book announcements, the publisher announced two new manga tie-ins to familiar names: Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night and The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! Get the details after the jump.
Hatsune Miku gets her name from combining Hatsu (初, first), Ne (音, sound), and Miku (ミク, future) . The cute synthesized voice software package, created by sampling Saki Fujita's singing, was the first Japanese Vocaloid2 in the Vocaloid2 Character Vocal Series, released August 31, 2007. So, it's a couple-hundred-odd days until her 10th birthday and the Crypton Future Media folks are getting ready to celebrate.
Hatsune Miku's 39ch has posted an early look at the "Star Night Snow" music video, AO FUJIMORI and yuiti hinata's animated take on the Snow Miku 2017 theme by n-buna and Orangestar. The song will later be including in the January 25th's KARENT presents Winterland’s Anthology feat. Hatsune Miku album. Miku will then take part in her home town's Hokkaido Winter Festival February 6-12.
See a song from Hatsune Miku's stop in China during this year's Miku Expo! The virtual idol wowed her Chinese fans with a cover of one of her popular ballads. Hit the jump to see the video!
GOODSMILE RACING and TeamUKYO will continue their collaboration in the new year alongside a new design for "Racing Miku 2017". Hit the jump to learn more.
Step back in time and get a 2012 Snow Miku for your toy shelf -- the "fluffy coat" design of five years ago is now available as a Figma! Complete with props and a display stand, she's looking as adorable as ever. Hit the jump to find out where to get your own!
If you're in the vicinity of a Project DIVA Arcade machine, be sure to check out the two newest songs coming this month! Vocaloid favorites from marasy and T-POCKET will be joining the arcade game next week. Hit the jump for a preview!
Get the story behind the final work of electronic music legend Isao Tomita, Dr. Coppelius, this weekend on NHK. A new documentary will go behind the scenes of his collaboration with virtual idol Hatsune Miku and show how he worked to bring a holographic ballerina to life. Hit the jump for more information.