It’s March 9th, which means it’s Miku Day, a day for Hatsune Miku fans to celebrate the iconic Vocaloid character. That also means that Taito opened pre-orders for a special Spiritale Hatsune Miku Miku Day figure. The figure distribution is limited to the Taito Online Store in Japan and costs 35,200 Yen (about $259 USD).
The Hatsune Miku Miku Day Figure is formally named the “Hatsune Miku 39’s Special Day” figure. Since “3” and “9” can be read as “Mi-ku” in Japanese, that’s also why March 9th is celebrated as Miku day. The figure itself is made from PVC, and stands at 240mm tall (about 9.45 inches). The figure design recognizes Miku’s status a member of Vocaloid royalty, as she’s wearing a European-style royal mantle, and regalia. Like other Spirital PVC scale figures, the 39’s Special Day figure is manufactured with a special technique designed to emphasize smooth skin textures.
The Hatsune Miku Miku Day figure’s regalia includes a scepter, orb, and a crown. The designs seem to be patterned after the real-life crown jewels of the United Kingdom. She wears her mantle over a version of her classic outfit, and sits on the arm of a throne festooned with flowers. Her overall design is based on a 2D illustration by artist iXima.
Pre-orders for the figure are open from March 9, 2023 until May 8, 2023. It costs 35,200 Yen (about $259 USD), and will ship in September 2023. Other items on offer for Miku Day 2023 include apparel, stationery, and other character goods.