Dec 022016
 

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It’s been a confusing 24 hours, but after some back and forth communication with official sources, we can finally confirm that the heavily spread “China Miku Project” is indeed a real thing!

An official poster board and fliers distributed at the currently on-going Miku Expo event in Shanghai advertise the website poppro.cn, which teases a Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese voicebank development (original image seen above). The website has since updated asking users to please wait for additional updates.

Confirmation comes from a quick briefing with Hiroyuki Itoh, Crypton Future Media’s CEO. We’re extremely sorry for the confusion!

Official web: http://poppro.cn/

Dec 022016
 

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If you somehow missed out before on preorders for the simply beautiful Hatsune Miku: Deep Sea Girl 1/8 scale figure (this writer knows he did), then you may be happy to hear that this particular figure will be going back up for preorder again “very soon”. Other than for that missing detail, some info has been confirmed by Good Smile Company (at a recent event) and figsoku.

Price (before tax): 14,815 Yen
Release: September 2017

Keep an eye for the official announcements coming soon!

Nov 302016
 

When we first saw Hatsune Miku perform live years ago, we thought we’d seen it all. But dedicated Hatsune Miku fans in Japan decided to do something fun and experiment with the idea of Hatsune Miku DJ’ing “live” on stage.

At the VocaRealize fan event on November 20th near Shibuya in Japan, Hatsune Miku appeared on stage as a special guest DJ. The magic of the appearance lies in the technology of live motion capture, which provided movement to Hatsune Miku’s 3D model. This marks the first time Hatsune Miku ever appeared as a live DJ. Check out the videos below!

Nov 272016
 

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In a recent meeting to celebrate Japan’s 160 years of friendship with France, Japan’s Prime Minister Abe stated that he hopes to expand Hatsune Miku’s reach globally.

Abe: I hope to broaden the introduction of Hatsune Miku, dance, concerts, manga, literature, anime, Japanese movie, etc.

The target event for these plans is Japonisme 2018, and he hopes to include manga, other literature and anime, but pointed out that recent culture within the country should be included. It was stressed that the “21st Century Whirlwind Japonisme” will be one of the highlight events leading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have the world take notice of Japan.

Not too incredibly surprising, considering Prime Minister Abe’s embracing of Japan’s pop culture. He even dressed as Super Mario during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony.

Via TV Asahi

Nov 252016
 

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Snow Miku DJ Live “Celestial Museum” main visual by みふじ喜一

The Snow Miku 2017 DJ Live “Celestial Museum” main visual has been released, and features a spectacular artwork by the artist “みふじ喜一“. International ticket sales are now available starting from today via the official tour →  https://conv.toptour.co.jp/shop/evt/snowmiku2017/

SNOW MIKU 2017 presents “Celestial Museum” (Celestial Museum) will be held at Sound Lab mole on February 11th~12th. More info on the DJ Live and official tour were previously covered here.

Below is the DJ Live main visual by the artist “みふじ喜一“.

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