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A collaborative live performance “Gatebox Home Live feat. Hatsune Miku” has been announced for Magical Mirai 2016 featuring the Gatebox technology by vinclu Inc. The technology utilizes video projection technologies and various sensors to bring out an in-dept virtual character in a cylindrical case.

Gatebox is the World First Holographic Communication Robot that allows you to live with your Loved One. The holographic projection technology brings the digital characters to communicate with you. Gatebox concept model was developed in dreaming of a world where she comes to see you from the other side of the screen.

For visitors to Magical Mirai this year, registration for the performance is now available on the special site launched today. The date and time can be chosen up to three choices on September 9th~11th and 10:00~17:50 JST, with the venue being Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall.

The winning results will be announced on August 31st at 24:00 JST.

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Below are Gatebox concept movies with display of many functions it held from basic voice command tasks to gesture interactions, featuring the character Hikari Azuma.

https://youtu.be/_hxzyRiJcYs

https://youtu.be/JZnb0fwBirk

Via press release

Aug 222016
 

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In celebration of Hatsune Miku’s upcoming 9th anniversary, Crypton Future Media’s music label KARENT has released a special 19 album music collection from 16 Vocaloid producers. This collection includes the following works, available via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YvLELEIz78

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Popular Vocaloid artist DECO*27 will be releasing his newest album “GHOST” on September 28th, over 2 years since his last album release. Long time fans of his works will be excited to see what the album has to offer, and it comes in no less than three different editions. The album will contain some of his more recent popular works, such as “Ghost Rule” and “LIAR DANCE“.

The first is the “Limited Quantity Special Edition” straight from UMAA’s own online shop. It comes in a special pizza-box shaped case, and contains a limited edition 20 page booklet, a CD with 13 tracks, a DVD encoded to Region 0 (NTSC/North America), a T-shirt, towel, postcard set (autographed!), and napkins. This edition costs 6,000 Yen, and will only be available for preorder until September 4th due to high demand. Get it here: http://umaa.jugemcart.com/?pid=1612890

The second is the more basic “Limited Edition” with the Pizza box, 20 page booket, CD, and a DVD encoded for Region 2 (Japan). This edition costs 2963 Yen, and is available via CDJapan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UMA-9083

Lastly, there’s the regular edition containing just the CD and a 16 page booklet for just 2500 Yen. It’s also available via CDJapan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/UMA-1083

Check out the tracklist and product gallery below, and the official PV for “Ghost Rule”!

Tracklist
Disc 1
1: Ghost Rule
2: Reversible
3: LOVE DOLL
4: Sanzan Dame Choushi
5: Mousou Kanshou Daishou Renmei
6: Iiya
7: Seigi no Turret
8: LIAR DANCE
9: Find The Light
10: Seishinbyou
11: Harinezumi
12: Sprite Girl
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Disc 2 – DVD (comes with limited editions)
1: Streaming Heart
2: Find The Light -short MV-
3: 『MIKU in the GHOST』

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KushW6zvazM

Aug 182016
 

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Are you a user of Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe’s Creative Cloud services and products? A newly announced tutorial campaign in collaboration with Hatsune Miku was just announced by Adobe to help with image editing basics and how-to’s.

“Project #1” of the collab features artwork by the popular illustrator zerokichi, and teaches how to give images more perspective through the use of blurring effects. A free download of the PSD is available for this tutorial, along with a free trial of Adobe Photoshop from the links below.

Adobe Creative Cloud site: http://www.adobe.com/jp/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Project #1 Page: https://helpx.adobe.com/jp/photoshop/how-to/give-perspective-illustration.html

Adobe’s announcement video (below) hints that at least a few more project will be released in this collaboration (likely by TNSK and MONQ), so keep an eye out for it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saRumECOZaE

Aug 172016
 

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SEGA has announced Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live for western release scheduled for October 14th. The demo of the game will be available at the upcoming Gamescom, an annual trade fair for video games held in Germany. The demo will be located in the PlayStation booth in hall 7.1.

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live takes players into Hatsune Miku virtual reality concert at front seats, and features rhythm/motion mechanics to fill a voltage meter to get the crowd excited. A special event to join Miku on-stage will trigger upon meeting the goal. More info is expected to be revealed later.

Exclusive to PlayStation VR, the Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live bridges the gap between the physical world we live in and the digital world of Hatsune Miku in a completely immersive way. Leave the living room behind (figuratively speaking), as it transports players to a virtual stadium, fully immersing them in the crowd of Miku fans and going wild for the digital singer. As the lights dim and Miku gets ready to take the stage, the player’s controller transforms into a glow stick. When the show begins, players can keep time with the song by taking cues from the rest of the crowd waving their glow sticks, with the goal of cheering on Miku during the concert. As players encourage her, it builds up the voltage. Once the voltage reaches its climax, players will find themselves transported on stage for a special one-on-one encore performance with Miku!

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live launches in Japan on October 13th, and America and Europe on October 14th. The game will be a PlayStation VR exclusive app with prices to be determined.