Mar 202018

Hatsune Miku will once again be performing a collaboration special live with Kodo, Japan’s internationally famous taiko drumming group, as one of the “This is NIPPON Premium Theater” series showing fascinating Japanese arts and culture as part of the Tokyo 2020 official program. It’s been a little over a year since Miku and Kodo first performed together in March 2017.

The live will be held at NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo on June 2nd~3rd, with ticket details to be released on March 28th. A short 15-second trailer is available below in the tweet from the officials today. Stay tuned!

Official website:
Official Twitter:

Mar 192018

M&H BOOKS is a cafe owned and run by the manager of Mofun Arcade, a game center located in Sadang, Seoul. Mofun was known as a “holy place” for Miku’s fans in Korea, for Mofun was one of the few places in Korea where one could play Project DIVA Arcade, also with a nice showcase of Miku merchandise and figures displayed in the shop. As a plan to diversify their business, last September Mofun opened a cafe called M&H BOOKS next to the game center through a collaboration with Hongji Bookstore, a comic/light novel-oriented bookstore franchise in Korea (hence the name M & H). Since its launch, M&H books has been running collaboration cafe business with various IP’s such as Ride Zero, Tales Shop’s games, and Hyperdimension Neptunia series. This time, they are opening the very first Hatsune Miku collaboration cafe in Korea with the cooperation of Crypton Future Media!

Cafe Schedule:
2018.03.19 – 2018.04.30
10:30AM – 10:00PM every day
Pre-open from 2018.03.09 (Miku’s day)
Original Goods and Special Menu begins from 03.23, and will be fully prepared by April.
For this reason, it is recommended for visitors from foreign areas to visit during April.

M&H Books
6 Donjak 3 St., Donjak-gu, Seoul

One may exit through Exit #10 at Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2(Green Line) or Line 4(Blue Line).
The cafe is located at the 3rd floor of the building next to the Starbucks building in front of Exit #10 of Sadang Station.

Main Visual:
The main illustration of the collaboration event is drawn by the renowned illustrator RESS (@RESS00), who is famous for his influential career in Korean RPG games including Dungeon&Fighter, Elsword, and Closers. Original goods designed by M&H books featuring his artwork of Hatsune Miku will begin sale from late March~early April.

Special Menu:
M&H Books, as a cafe on its own, offers various coffee/tea/soft drinks with a few desserts as well.
During Hatsune Miku collaboration, they are adding a few specialties to their menu:

Miku’s Mint Chocolate Cake (7000 KRW) (The mint flavor is very much controlled for people who can’t handle mint!)
Hatsune Miku chocolate (2000 KRW)
Special Miku-Ade (7000 KRW)

M&H BOOKS is also famous for its “Latte Art” service, which allows customers to print an illustration or a photo of their own choice on top of a milk foam with a coffee drink. So far, they have offered this service for Hot Americano (6000 KRW) and Ice Chocolate (6500 KRW), and during Miku collaboration,

Mint Latte (7500 KRW) is going to be added to the “Latte Art” menu.

All listed prices may be subject to changes.

Collaboration Goods:
During collaboration period, a lot of Hatsune Miku related merchandise will be on sale at M&H BOOKS. These include

– Snow Miku Skytown goods
– Snow Miku 2018 goods
– COSPA Miku T-shirts
– Original M&H BOOKS Hatsune Miku goods, featuring the new artwork by RESS.

The original goods include
– Acrylic Stands (19000 KRW)
– Acrylic Key Holders (6500 KRW)
– Full Graphic T-Shirts (55000 KRW)
– T-Shirts (25000 KRW)
– Passport Cases (25000 KRW)
– Coffee Mugs (12000 KRW)
– Trading Can Badges (4000 KRW)
– Desk Pads (25000 KRW)
– Mobile Batteries (25000 KRW)
– Tapestries (22000 KRW)
– Blankets (45000 KRW)

The listed items and prices may be subject to change.

During collaboration period, M&H BOOKS changes its interior showcase in accordance with Hatsune Miku theme!
The exhibition includes Hatsune Miku and Crypton Vocaloid dolls and figures, design references for Miku V4X and 10th anniversary Miku, 1/1 sized panels featuring the works by KEI, iXima, and RESS, rare Vocaloid albums including Mitchie M’s “39D” and ryo’s “Melt,” and last but not least, Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer! All these displayed goods were voluntarily offered by the members of MikuWallets, the group that organized the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary digital signage project at Samsung station last year.

There is also a section featuring illustrations with congratulatory messages from Korean artists, including shnva, Popuru, Pingo, DORAE, hakusai, Lpip, Nardack, Young-in, JUNA, and Mauve. The Wall of Piapro is also installed!

Further information and updates are offered in the official twitter account (@mofun_collabo).
The owner of the arcade/cafe (@mofun_arcade) also runs a twitter account.
The chief manager of the cafe, also the head of MikuWallets (@koreafx), also has a twitter account.
MikuWallets (@39ADProject) is also helping out the operation of the cafe.

Here are some photos and videos of the cafe!

Photos are mostly taken by @mofun_collabo and @Aio392.

The 360 degrees VR video and 360 degrees photos of the cafe are taken by @miku1596:

The Miku Festival (미쿠제):
In the opening day (03.09), also the Miku Day, Hatsune Miku’s fans in Korea have gathered in M&H books to celebrate the opening of the first official Hatsune Miku shop in Korea. With the help and participation of MikuWallets members, we took photos and watched the Snow Miku 2018 Live offered by WOWOW.

Mar 162018

It’s time to announce the results of our 10th anniversary giveaway contest! We quized 4 difficult questions with the theme of Snow Miku, and we received more entries than our last giveaway. Here’s our contest winners!

-= Snow Miku 2018 Plushie Winner =-
SayakaMiku Lover

-= Hatsune Miku Tapestry by TID =-

Congratulations to the two winners, and thank you to everyone that participated! We’ll review the questions below for those curious of the answers:

LamazeP’s popular song “Love Song” was performed live at Snow Miku Live 2018, but which Miku event in Sapporo did LamazeP himself first appear at? (Please provide event name and year!)
LamazeP first made a public appearance at a Miku event in Sapporo with the “MikuPa 2011 in Sapporo” event!

Which year did Snow Miku first serve as ambassador for the Sapporo Snow Festival?
This one is a bit tricky, as Snow Miku was first adopted as a Sapporo Snow Festival ambassador around mid-2011, but didn’t serve the role until the Snow Festival of 2012.

Which year did Snow Miku first collaborate with the popular amusement center Sugai Dinos in Sapporo?
This was a difficult one, as I recently learned about this during my visit to Snow Miku 2018! Advertisements playing on the street featured Miku announcing that this was her 5th year collaborating with Sugai Dinos, meaning the collaboration started in 2014!

When and where did the popular “Snow Miku Hair Christmas Tree” appear?
There was some flexibility with this answer! The tree appeared in New Chitose Airport on December 6th, 2014, but wasn’t removed until February 2015. So “New Chitose Airport 2014” or “New Chitose Airport 2015” were both valid answers! Kudos to those who got the exact starting date!

Mar 152018

It looks like things for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai are about to get a bit more exciting! The first teaser CM for the event has been uploaded, giving us a preview of the event’s theme song “Greenlights Serenade” compose by Omoi. Additionally, the Magical Mirai 2018 official site has been updated to announce the event dates for Osaka and Tokyo!

Event Dates
Osaka Exhibition: August 25 ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Osaka Concerts: August 25th ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Tokyo Exhibition: August 31 ~ September 2nd @ Makuhari Messe
Tokyo Concerts: September 1 ~ 2nd @ Makuhari Messe

Osaka Concert Start Times
Aug 25th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 25th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Aug 26th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 26th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Tokyo Concert Start Times
Sep 1st (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 1st (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Sep 2nd (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 2nd (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Ticket Pricing
SS – 9000 Yen
S – 8000 Yen
A – 7000 Yen
U-18 – 3900 Yen

Domestic ticket applications will start on March 24th. Live ticket applications for overseas will be open from April 21st until May 28th, while accommodation package applications will be open from April 23rd until May 15th. Additional info on accommodations will be announced later.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site:

Mar 142018

The massive hit kabuki play from last year “Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami“, starring the virtual idol Hatsune Miku and the kabuki actor Nakamura Shidō II, will be getting its own VR application for PlayStation VR starting in April for free, Dwango announced. The play told of a love story in a geisha quarter, and was performed at the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2017 event on April 29th~30th, 2017.

The VR application allows you to relive the Chokabuki experience in virtual reality, walk around the virtual world with a lantern, or snap photos with Hatsune Miku on the spot and share them online. Visit the official sites below for full gallery, or check out the official trailer now on Nicovideo!

Official site:
PlayStation Store JP: