Aug 222017
 

In one of the most unexpected and surprise returns, Wowaka has appeared after 6 years with a new Hatsune Miku song titled “Unknown Mother-Goose“. Wowaka’s works are widely known among the Vocaloid community, and created songs such as “Rolling Girl“, “Unhappy Refrain“, “World’s End Dance Hall” and “Two-Faced Lovers“.

The song is planned for release in the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration album Re:Start, which ships August 30th! Previous album details → http://www.mikufan.com/hatsune-miku-10th-anniversary-album-restart-announced-releasing-august-30th/

> Re:Start (Regular Edition) from CDJapan
> Re:Start (Limited Edition) from CDJapan
> Re:Start (Regular Edition) from Amazon Japan
> Re:Start (Limited Edition) from Amazon Japan

Check out the song from the official Nicovideo and YouTube players below! With the return of Hachi, Kemu and now Wowaka, Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary is shaping to be an amazing and memorable one for Hatsune Miku fans, both new and old!



Aug 222017
 

Dwango Co., Ltd. has announced that Niconico Honsha, an official store for the social video service Niconico operated by Dwango, and Crypton will be opening a collaboration café in Ikebukuro, Tokyo between August 28th~September 11th to celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary.

During this period, the collaboration café will offer their visitors with a plethora of Hatsune Miku inspired foods/drinks, goods and hold workshops inside their store. In addition, the smartphone application “NicoBox” will also take part in the celebration by featuring special pages.

<Details of the Collaboration>

  • Event Name: Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary x Nicocafé
  • Dates: August 28th (Mon.)~September 11th (Mon.)
  • Address: Niconico Honsha B2F, Ikebukuro P’PARCO, 1-50-35 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013

Nicocafé and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Nicocafé at Niconico Honsha will serve 16 different Hatsune Miku song-inspired foods and drinks. Visitors at the café will receive a free themed beverage coaster for every collaboration menu they order. Below are just a few examples of what will be in store.

– List of Songs included in the collaboration menu

Love Trial / Tale of the Deep Sea Lily / Solitary Envy / 2D Dream Fever / Alien Alien / Envy Catwalk / Thousand Cherry Blossoms / The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku / Vegetable Juice / Romeo and Cinderella / Ghost Rule / Two-Breaths Walking / SLoWMoTIoN / *Hello, Planet / Dune*

*”Dune” will not include free gifts

  • Dates: August 28th (Mon.)~September 11th (Mon.)
  • Location: Niconico Honsha B2F Nicocafé
  • Opening Hour: 11:00-21:00 JST (Last orders: Food 20:15 / Drinks 20:30)
  • Reservation: Reservation begins on August 15th (Tues.) 12:00~ https://reserve.nicohonsha.jp

Niconico Shop and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Niconico Shop, a store inside Niconico Honsha that specializes in Niconico related goods, will have a rich lineup of Hatsune Miku merchandises gathered from various stores!

Hatsune Miku Birthday Special Workshop

At the event space, a special workshop will be held with Hyakka Ryoran as MC. Guests include doriko and koyori who are Vocalo-P (Vocaloid songwriters) and the odorite (dancers) Ashibuto Penta. Together they will discuss how Hatsune Miku and Niconico culture developed over the past decade. The workshop will be streamed live on Niconico Live Streaming.

NicoBox and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Nicobox is an iOS/Android smart phone application used to specifically play music on Niconico Douga. During the collaboration period, NicoBox will have several features – Hatsune Miku songs chosen for the collaboration menu and top Hatsune Miku songs posted on Niconico in the past will be made into a playlist for users to enjoy. On the “ミク曲診断 (Miku Song Diagnosis)” page , users can also look up Miku songs which were uploaded on their birthday.

In addition, on August 31st, Miku’s birthday, NicoBox will be dressed up in a Hatsune Miku theme.

NicoBox can be downloaded for free from the links below:

*Collaboration projects above are subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Café menus, goods and special gifts are available in limited quantity.

Aug 212017
 

The Racing Miku 2017 figure by Good Smile Company is now available for preorder! Her scale is described as “1/1” scale, however, she is “fairy-sized”. So her canon height of 23cm is actually very tiny!

“The official character of the 2017 Hatsune Miku GT Project
A full scale figure of the official character of the Hatsune Miku GT Project “Racing Miku” in her 2017 version. The adorable fairy Miku illustrated by popular artist Tony has been transformed into a figure with careful attention to all of the details of her original design.

The figure makes use of multiple translucent parts in order to being out the see-through feel of the colors on the original illustration. The curves of her flexible, healthy looking body have all been captured to create a figure ready to charm both fans and newcomers alike! Be sure to add the fairy-sized Miku to your collection!”

She’s available starting today from Good Smile Company’s online shop for 13,800 Yen ($127 USD), and will close on September 21st at 12:00 PM JST. Her expected delivery date is July 2018. She’s also available at other online shops. Grab her from the links below!

> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan (Coming Soon)
> GSC Online Shop
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Kahotan’s Photo Review → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2017/08/21/racing-miku-2017/
Official Product Page → http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/6655/

Aug 192017
 

If you remember or were a contributor of the kickstarter campaign for the Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary advertisement project, you’ll be happy to hear the advertisements are now live at the Samseong station of Gang-Nam, Seoul, Korea!

Image tweets and even videos are now available, showing off the final product of everyone’s contribution. Some screens are dedicated to various Hatsune Miku illustrations, while others show an adorable ApiMiku MMD animation. There’s also a screen scrolling the names of the campaign’s contributors. Check out the images from the tweet above, and the videos below!

EDIT: The campaign organizers have notified us that the videos displayed are not final, and 3 new video adverts will be on display next week!

Aug 182017
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical 2017 was a big one! The exhibition map has been released, event live streaming plans were announced, autograph sessions with HachiojiP and Doriko, goods updates, Magical Mirai 2017 album benefits, and finally the cosplay show participation details! Check out the info below:

Exhibition Map

Check out the exhibition floor map below! This will come in handy when looking for your favorite vendors at the event.

Event Streaming

On September 2nd, TOKYO MX plans to stream and hour and a half of live footage of the exhibition, along with the following special guest appearances:

  • Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku CV)
  • Asami Shimoda (Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len CV)
  • Kobayashi Onyx
  • Hachioji P
  • Doriko
  • Hiroshi Morita (TOKYOMX)

The stream will take place on TOKYO MX (MX1) broadcasting station.

HachiojiP & Doriko Autograph Sessions

Both HachiojiP and Doriko will be available for autograph sessions. Both will have unique requirements and bonuses. Check them out below!

HachiojiP Autograph Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 12:30, 15:45~, 17:00~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 11:00~, 14:30~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 11:00~, 14:30~, 16:30~

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have ticket from album Last Dance Refrain (shipping August 30th)
BONUS:
Lottery with special prices will be available! Mobile batteries, phone rings, combs, and clear files available.

Doriko Autograph & Photo Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 13:30~, 14:30~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 12:00~, 13:00~, 17:15~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 12:00~, 13:30~, 15:30~

BONUS:
Receive special can badge exchange tickets and special participation tickets if you have any of the following Doriko albums with you: 「君のいない世界には音も色もない」 and 「doriko 10th anniversary tribute」.

Official Goods

11 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai merchandise list! Here’s what’s added: Wall stickers, key cover, temporary tattoos, stamp/seal set, bandana, flake seal (stickers), face pouch/purse, character socks, marriage charms, official hat, full graphic pen case.

Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album Benefit

If you purchase the Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album at the venue, you will receive a limited clear file featuring art by Honwa (pictured above).

Cosplay Show Participation

Show Time: September 2nd @ 11:30~12:30
Ticket Application: 10:30 @ Creative Stage area
Event Detail: Read previous article here.
Rules: Please be dressed in your cosplay and arrive at the Creative Stage area prior to 10:30 AM to receive a show participation ticket. In the event many cosplayers join, tickets will be served on a first-come first-served basis. Characters allowed for cosplay will be limited to Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and Kagamine Rin and Len, or any of their derived characters.

Via Magical Mirai news page