More Hatsune Miku x Rascal the Raccoon Merchandise Announced for Magical Mirai 2018
It was recently announced that Hatsune Miku, along with Vocaloid companions Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO, was teaming up with Rascal the Raccoon to release a line of collaborative merchandise.
The merchandise will receive an early release from August 25, 2018 exclusively at ANi★CUTE―the official shop of Nippon Animation―as well as the Hatsune Miku live show Magical Mirai 2018 and Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018.
As well as the superdeformed character merchandise that was revealed on June 28, 2018, it was also announced that there were plans for regular proportion character merchandise too. The wait is finally over as we see a line-up of items for all 6 of the Vocaloids.
Even more merchandise is in the works using these same illustrations. Pick them up early at one of the events or wait until the end of September where they will be available at general sale.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Okkime Badge Collection (12 Designs + 1 Special Design / ¥400 each or Box Set ¥4,800 + tax)
These slightly large badges are 75mm. If you purchase the box set you’ll get a special alternative Hatsune Miku design.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Mini Square Paper Collection (12 Designs + 1 Special Design / ¥500 each or Box Set ¥6,000 + tax)
These mini coloured papers are 120mm x 135mm. If you purchase the box set you’ll get special Miku, Rin & Len paper.
Maker: Cocollabo (https://www.cocollabo.net/)
More items are set to be announced, so stay tuned and be sure to check the Rascal the Racoon website and social media for the latest details.
Rascal the Raccoon x Datsugoku Gokko Crossover Launches
14.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME
UUUM has joined paws with the popular Japanese character Rascal the Raccoon to roll out a second collaboration inside the mobile online multiplayer game Datsugoku Gokko. The crossover, which launched last Friday, is running until July 25.
Pick from a colourful line-up of Rascal skins
Battle against giant Rascal in the crossover raid
Give your character a fluffy tail like Rascal with this limited-edition accessory
Clear a certain challenge and receive a Maple backpack
Datsugoku Gokko is a multiplayer game that launched in September 2019 and has over 6 million downloads as of April 2021. Featuring over 30 different game modes, the game is a mix of werewolves and escape.
In this special crossover event with Rascal the Raccoon, players can enjoy a variety of themed content from accessories to an all-out raid against Rascal himself. A line-up of Japan-exclusive merchandise is also available as part of the collaboration. More details will roll out on the game’s official Twitter ＠DatsugokuGokko.
Rascal x Datsugoku Gokko
Running: June 4, 2021 – July 25, 2021
Free Accessory: Rascal Tail
Challenge Clear: Maple Backpack
Store Item: Rascal Backpack
HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021 Online Event Announced For August
Crypton Future Media has announced that the ‘HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021’ online music event will take place on August 29, 2021 as part of their Digital Stars project. The club event sees fans come together to party online.
Merchandise for the event is available to buy on HOBBY STOCK between May 20 and June 10.
The HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021 Compilation, a CD which is part of the annual Digital Stars series, was also released at music stores in Japan on May 18.
For more information on the event, check the official website below.
Sakura Miku Blossoms On Merchandise at Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 2021 in Aomori
Japanese anime, game, and hobby merch site CharaAni released a new collection of Sakura Miku merchandise on Monday in collaboration with the Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 2021 festival.
Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 2021 x Sakura Miku Line-Up
Folders | ¥450 Each (Tax Included)
Tapestries | ¥3,500 Each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Stands | ¥1,500 Each (Tax Included)
Holographic Pins | ¥550 Each (Tax Included) *Blind box, designs are random
Reversible Blankets | ¥5,500 Each (Tax Included)
Scarf Towel (Art by iXima) | ¥2,000 (Tax Included)
Happi (Art by iXima) | ¥6,000 (Tax Included)
Hand Towel (Art by Mamo) | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Motel Key Ring (Art by iXima) | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Teacups | ¥1,700 Each (Tax Included)
Flat Pouch (Art by iXima & Mamo) | ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Drum Bag (Art by iXima) | ¥6,500 (Tax Included)
Full Graphic T-Shirt (Art by Morichika) | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Full Graphic Zipper Hoodie (Art by Hechima) | ¥9,900 (Tax Included)
Fashion Mask (Art by iXima) | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Desk Mat (Art by iXima) | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Shitakawa Rayaki Dove Whistle | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Music Box: “Haru o Matsu Hito” – PolyphonicBranch feat. Hatsune Miku
The Sakura Miku x Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 2021 collection invites on board four artists: iXima, Mamo, Hechima, and Morichika who have created original artwork for the line-up. The items can be bought both at the festival and online.
The collection also includes Sakura Miku-inspired dove whistles made by Shitakawa Rayaki Tsuchi Ningyo, a clay doll company that has been around for over 200 years. The company began in the latter half of the Edo Period when Takaya Kanegura, who had learned how to make ceramics in the town of Chikuzen in Fukuoka, was employed by the Hirosaki Domain to build a furnace.
Miku fans can also get their hands on a music box which features an original song created for the festival called Haru o Matsu Hito (“Person Waiting For Spring”). It features artwork by iXima.
Art by iXima / Mamo / へちま / もりちか © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri 2021 Merchandise
Order Window: May 10, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Event Details: https://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/
Music Box – “Haru o Matsu Hito”
Price: ¥10,000 (Tax Included)
Order Window: Late August 2021 – Early September 2021
Song: “Haru o Matsu Hito” by PolyphonicBranch feat. Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku Features in Pocari Sweat Promotion as Official Ambassador
Otsuka Pharmaceutical released a 30-second video titled “Netsunarero” on their official YouTube channel on May 6 announcing Hatsune Miku and members of Leo/need from the Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku mobile game as the official ambassadors for the Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat.
The importance of “Netsunare”
The video stresses the importance of netsunare – sweating in order to get used to the heat during summer. Leading the promoting of this message is Hatsune Miku who is followed by Leo/need, MEIKO, Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, and YuNi. The video features the original song Waiting for Clear Weather created by Orangestar for the Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku mobile game. The popular track has been streamed over 1.9 million times as of April 2021.
The Character Line-Up
Since December 2019, Otsuka Pharmaceutical has appointed Hatsune Miku, MEIKO, Leo/need, MEIKO, Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, YuNi, and other familiar faces as official ambassadors for Pocari Sweat to spread information on how to overcome Japan’s hot summer weather to the world. It is part of the beyond2020 project which Otsuka describes: “With an eye to 2020 and beyond, this cultural program will contribute to the creation of a legacy befitting a maturing society that will make the next generation proud, through Japan’s strength which consists of its local and diverse culture.”
Leo/need from Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku
Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku is a mobile game for iOS/Android. The members of Leo/need include guitarist and vocalist Ichika Hoshino, keyboardist Saki Tenma, drummer Honami Mochizuki, and bassist Shino Hinomori. They will release their first single on June 9, 2021.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical is also holding a Twitter campaign in Japan as part of the promotion where 200 random people can win a box of seven 500ml Pocari Sweat bottles for cooling down in the summer heat.
How to Sign Up
Step 1: Follow Pocari Sweat on Twitter @pocarisweat_jp
Step 2: Retweet or quote any of Pocari Sweat’s posts featuring the hashtag #ネツナレろ (“Netsunarero”)
Running: May 6, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (Japan Only)
Campaign Site: https://pocarisweat.jp/action/pocarimiku/netsunarero/
© SEGA / © CP / © CPM / © Mirai Akari Project / © YuNi / © Fuji Aoi
Released: May 6, 2021
Official Website: https://pocarisweat.jp/action/pocarimiku/
Vocaloid’s Sakura Miku and Virtual Singing Friends Collaborate With Illustrator Shirabi
A new collection of Sakura Miku merchandise has been released for the Spring 2021 season. The collection features original artwork by Japanese illustrator Shirabi and is available to purchase on ARMA BIANCA.
Sakura Miku is joined by her Vocaloid friends Kagamine Rin, Kagamnine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO in this collection which uses the main visual drawn by Shirabi for the Sakura Miku Pop-Up Shop that ran from March 19 to April 4 at the AMNIBUS STORE in Shinjuku Marui Annex in Tokyo.
Here’s a select look at some of the items up for grabs, all of which is sure to be a cute feast for the eyes of Vocaloid fans.
Acrylic Key Rings: ¥650 Each (Before Tax) / Whole Collection ¥5,850 (Before Tax)
Affix your favourite Vocaloid to your bag or decorate your room with these key rings featuring the most popular Vocaloid characters individually and in pairs.
If you buy the whole box of key rings, you’ll also get this bonus limited-edition key ring featuring the entire cast.
Zipper Hoodies | ¥5,980 Each (Before Tax)
The hoodie collection is a simple pullover type perfect for wearing at home, outdoors, at anime events and concerts – pretty much anywhere!
Mobile Batteries | ¥4,500 Each (Before Tax)
A lightweight and compact battery that’s handy for when your device is running out of juice.
Changing Mug | ¥2,980 (Before Tax)
A mug which changes its design when you pour a hot drink inside. Enjoy twice the amount of Miku when making your morning coffee.
Check out the mug in action in this video below.
Wappa Bento Box | ¥5,480 (Before Tax)
Take your lunch to work out enjoy a meal outdoors with this bento box that’s made from wood. It has that distinct natural wood feel and smell to it.
Coin Purse | ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Keep your coins or other little bits and bobs safe in this cute and compact purse.
Check out the link below for the full list of merch.
Art by しらび © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Shirabi x Sakura Miku Collection
Released: April 15, 2021
Cute Hatsune Miku Artwork by Esther Kim Releases for MikuWorldCollab
As part of MikuWorldCollab, a project launched to have the internationally-beloved virtual singer collaborated with famous overseas IP’s, popular Korean-American illustrator Esther Kim has teamed up with Crypton Future Media to release a super cute piece of artwork of Miku.
Miku is joined by Esther Bunny, an adorable bunny created by Esther Kim. Kim was born in Los Angeles and spent her teenage years in Tokyo. Her multicultural background has influenced her art which has led to collaborations with popular fashion and cosmetic brands in South Korea, Japan, and elsewhere.
Kim has cute and stylish touches to Miku and Esther Bunny. The illustration will be released on merchandise sometime this year. Another illustration by a designer at Crypton will also be released in the near future.
Hatsune Miku x Esther Kim
Released: Marrch 29, 2021
Hatsune Miku Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfm_miku
Nintendo Releases Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S for the Switch
25.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 18. The game was published by Crypton Future Media, who are known for creating VOCALOID, and comes as their first-ever puzzle game. The game is available for 25% off until March 31.
The main visual for the game was created by illustrator NEGI
The game is the expanded and complete version of Hatsune Miku Logic Paint -MIKULOGI- which was released for smartphones in March 2020. Players use the numbers in the top and left-hand sides of the screen to fill in a grid of square in order to create an image. They can also use the X marks to prevent mistakes. The images include illustrations of Piapro characters including Hatsune Miku and her familiar line-up of friends.
Players can also set their favourite songs to play in the home and puzzle screens and can unlock more songs by collecting Stars.
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S builds on the MIKULOGI version by introducing even more puzzles – over 350, including the addition of new 20 x 20 puzzles alongside the original 5 x 5, 10 x 10, and 15 x 15. Players can now choose favourite Piapro character to solze puzzles together with, including Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, Kaito, and Meiko. There are also Missions for players to complete which will unlock artwork and 18 different songs.
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S
Released: March 18, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/cfm_mobile
Mr. Osomatsu x Rascal the Raccoon Collaboration Launching
Nippon Animation has released a collaborated collection between The TV anime series Rascal the Raccoon and the TV anime series Mr. Osomatsu. The collection is called “Mr. Ras-Matsu” and it’s available for purchase in the form of a lottery draw from March 25 on Rakuten Collection.
S-Tier Prize: Die-cut Collection (6 Designs)
A-Tier Prize: Acrylic Calendar (2 Designs)
A-Tier Prize: Mr. Osomatsu Fan club member exclusive Acrylic Calendar (15 Designs)
B-Tier Prize: Pouch (6 Designs)
C-Tier Prize: Acrylic Key Ring (6 Designs)
D-Tire Prize: Acrylic Stand Figure (6 Designs)
E-Tire Prize: Pins (6 Designs)
Bonus Prize: Buy 10 sets of lotteries and get 1 mini pin of your choice.
The S-Prize is a die-cut collection, the A-Prize is an acrylic calendar, the B-Prize is a pouch, the C-Prize is an acrylic key ring, the D-Prize is an acrylic figure stand and the E-Prize is a pin. Also, you will receive the Bonus-Prize, a mini pin of your choice from 6 designs, when you buy 10 sets of lotteries at once. The illustrations were drawn exclusively for this lottery collection. Everyone is a winner on this lottery draw, you will always receive a prize.
As a project linked to the Mr. Osomatsu fan club, an exclusive prize is prepared only for the club members. When you purchase a lottery on a member exclusive page and win the A-Prize, you can get an acrylic calendar with your favorite character combination from 15 designs. At the time of purchase, authentication on the fan club is required. Additionally, if you follow the official Twitter account of Rakuten Collection and retweet a prize campaign tweet during a limited period, 3 lucky people will be given the RT-Prize of all 6 designs of the E-Prize.
Don’t miss out the exclusive collection of Mr. Ras-Matsu full of cuteness.
Mr. Osomatsu x Rascal the Raccoon
Order Window: From March 25,2021 to April 8, 2021 at 11:59 (JST)
Price:¥693 per turn (tax included)
Product detail and purchase:
Mr. Osomatsu fan club exclusive prize:
Rakuten Collecgion Official Twitter:
Rascal the Raccoon Anime Series Pop-Up Store to Open in Saitama
Nippon Animation is opening a pop-up store for its adorable anime series Rascal the Raccoon at Aeon Lake Town Mori in Koshigaya, Saitama which will run from March 19 to August 31.
Bacteria Elimination Spray | ¥500 (Before Tax)
Notepad Box | ¥800 (Before Tax)
Mousepad | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)
PU Leather Tablet Sleeve Case (8-11″ Size Tablets) | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
PU Leather Laptop Sleeve Case (Laptops up to 13.5″) | ¥2,273 (Before Tax)
Denim Design / Dreamy-Cute Design
Leather Pins (3 Designs) | ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Denim Tote Bag | ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Mousepad | ¥1,280 (Before Tax)
PU Leather Tablet Sleeve Case (8-11″ Size Tablets) | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
PU Leather Laptop Sleeve Case (Laptops up to 13.5″) | ¥2,273 (Before Tax)
Original Magnet Sheet
Romeo’s Blue Skies Official Store
Original Shopping Bag
The pop-up shop will sell a variety of new merchandise with different designs. An official store for Nippon Animation’s Romeo’s Blue Skies anime series will also open up alongside the pop-up shop. For every ¥1,500 spent on merchandise (including tax), fans will receive a free original magnet sheet.
Rascal’s Tail ~Nippon Animation Store~
Japanese Name: ラスカルのしっぽ ～日本アニメーションストア～
Running: March 19, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Where: Aeon Lake Town Mori Floor 3F
Address: 3-1-1 Lake Town, Koshigaya, Saitama, 343-0828
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
Official Website: https://www.araiguma-rascal.com/
Hatsune Miku Artwork to Feature On Vinyl Release Of Isao Tomita’s Symphony Ihatov
Nippon Columbia is set to release a vinyl record of what is widely considered to be Isao Tomita’s greatest work, Symphony Ihatov, on March 31, 2021. The symphony is composed of various sections including one featuring virtual singer Hatsune Miku. Tomita was inspired to create the piece after reading the works of the acclaimed Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa.
The vinyl will feature artwork from the popular Vocaloid illustrator Rella. A collection of Hatsune Miku acrylic stands will also release alongside the LP. Everything will be available to purchase worldwide via Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Art for Symphony IHATOV by Rella
Ribbon Knight Art by Rella ©CFM／©Tezuka Productions
All Other Art by Rella ©CFM
Vinyl Release Info
Embroidered Art Cover LP Edition
Price: ¥39,000 (Before Tax)
Limited to 390 sets via Columbia Music’s shop
Price: ¥6,000 (Before Tax)
Available: All record stores in Japan
All acrylic stands cost ¥2,000 before tax and are available to purchase overseas via Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku Welcomes New Creators
Colorful Palette’s popular music rhythm and adventure mobile game Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku has welcomed two new creators, YASUHIRO and DIVELA, as well as added four new songs.
YASUHIRO will perform the songs for Wonderlands x Showtime while DIVELA will perform the songs forMORE MORE JUMP!, both being in-game musical show units.
New Songs Added
Wonderlands x Showtime Smile of Dreamer
Kohane Azusawa & Momoi Airi’s Birthday Live Event
White Day Live Event
© SEGA / © Colorful Palette Inc. / © Crypton Future Media, INC.
Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku
Platforms: iOS / Android
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1489932710
Official Website: https://pjsekai.sega.jp
Hatsune Miku Collaborates With Pusheen as Part of MikuWorldCollab
24.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Crypton Future Media unveiled an illustration on Friday (February 19) announcing Hatsune Miku’s collaboration with Pusheen as part of MikuWorldCollab, a project that launched to have the internationally-beloved virtual singer collaborated with famous overseas IP’s.
Pusheen is the instantly-recognisable cat character created in the U.S. by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff back in 2010. Originally featured as a comic strip, Pusheen went on to become a series of stamps on Facebook in 2013, and has seen countless collaborations, original merchandise, and more ever since.
The cute illustration of Miku and Pusheen was created by Japanese illustrator Choke. More illustrations by the Pusheen team are set to roll out this year along with a merchandise collection and other digital content, so stay tuned!
Hatsune Miku x Pusheen
Hatsune Miku Official Twitter (English): https://twitter.com/cfm_miku_en
Hatsune Miku Official Twitter (Japanese): https://twitter.com/cfm_miku
■Who is Hatsune Miku? https://piapro.net/
The Hatsune Miku voice synthesizer software was developed based on the voice of Japanese voice actress Saki Fujita, and first released on August 31st, 2007. Since her release, Hatsune Miku has evolved into a phenomenon of highly participatory cyber culture, with Miku-related content created and shared everyday around the globe.
■Who is Pusheen? https://pusheen.com/
Pusheen is a tubby tabby cat who brings smiles and laughter to people all around the world. She became famous through her animated comics and GIFs posted on Pusheen.com, as well as through her widely used animated stickers on Facebook, Instagram, iMessage, and other platforms.
Pusheen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pusheen
Pusheen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pusheen/
Pusheen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pusheen/
Pusheen YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/pusheenthecat