You really can’t say Hatsune Miku has no chill. The virtual idol’s been charming fans for nearly a decade, with her perky personality and literally thousands of songs capturing the hearts and playlists of fans across the globe.
Moreover, Miku’s a Hokkaido girl at heart. Every year, she makes sure to keep super frosty at the Sapporo Snow Festival, where Miku’s been appearing as a snow sculpture since 2010.
Feel free to groan at that one.
Bad jokes aside, the Snow Miku display’s become a major draw at the Sapporo Snow Festival since her first appearance. Special displays, exhibitions, and even merchandise have been produced to promote the software songstress’s presence each year. I’m not talking about just plush dolls and mugs, either. Snow Miku actually received a special car model devoted to her in 2014.
With this in mind, it should come as little surprise that Miku’s preparing for another grand experience this year. Earlier this week, the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel updated with an animated music video for this year’s Snow Miku theme, Star Night Snow. The four-minute video sees Miku (decked out in her Snow Miku costume for this year) wandering through a frigid forest, discovering the magic of Hokkaido’s snowy winters.
The video was produced by the two-person team of Ao Fujimori and Yuiti Hinata. Star Night Snow was a co-production between composers n-buna and Orangestar.
This year’s Sapporo Snow Festival will run from February 6 – 12, though it’s unknown whether μ’s will make it to this year’s event. Still, the annual snow sculpture is likely to impress, and the usual array of merch is confirmed, though, with T-shirts, lucky charms (omamori), and even a sleeping mask being offered at a pop-up shop.
Then there’s the snow sculpture itself, which is always impressive. For an idea of what to expect, check out a few photos of sculptures of years past below:
Source: YouTube (HatsuneMiku)