Good Smile Company has teamed up with piapro (Cypton Future Media’s image, music, and song lyrics sharing site) to bring Hatsune Miku fans a brand new Nendoroid Snow Miku for the upcoming Winter 2014 season.
This year’s theme for Snow Miku was decided to be “Mahou Shoujo” (Magical Girl), and piapro users were encouraged to come up with their cutest designs for the new Snow Miku under that motif, and submit them for consideration to be made into an actual Nendoroid.
Unique to this year’s contest, in addition to a design for Nendoroid Snow Miku, Good Smile Company and piapro were also soliciting designs for a pet that would come with Snow Miku.
After a contest period of a couple of weeks and careful consideration from the judges, the numerous entries submitted by Miku fans were whittled down to just nine each for Snow Miku, and Snow Miku’s pet.
From this group of nine finalists, one design will be voted on and picked by fans to officially become Nendoroid Snow Miku 2014 and Snow Miku’s pet.
The voting and decision-making will be held during a Nico Nico Live broadcast that will begin at 7PM Japan time (GMT+0900 hours) tonight – that’s 6PM Singapore time – and viewable from this link: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv137133495
The livestream will also contain gameplay footage from Project Mirai 2 (3DS) and other cool Hatsune Miku corners. So if you’re a Miku fan, make sure to tune in or watch the time-shifted programme later.
Here are the finalists for Snow Miku 2014:
And here are the ones for Snow Miku’s pet: