May 262017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album has been announced, and is now open for preorder! The album features 9 tracks including the theme song and the grand prix song from the contest, and a DVD with the music video for the theme song “Sand Planet” by Hachi.

The album is priced at 2,500 yen (tax included), and will be released on August 2nd. International preorders are now open on CDJapan and Amazon JP. If you’re living in Japan, we recommend preorders via Amazon JP, Tower Records, Animate, Toranoana, and Gamers for their shop privileges – exclusive can badges in five designs illustrated by the artist Honwa!

> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album on CDJapan
> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album on Amazon JP

DISC 1 (CD)

DISC 2 (DVD)

Check out the short comic below by Nokuhashi, the official Magical Mirai 2017 PR ambassador!

Miku & Luka: “This album will include multiple hit songs, starting with the theme song “Sand Planet” composed by Hachi”
(Middle) “Magical Mirai 2017 original album also releasing this year”
(Bottom) “Release on wednesday, 8/2”

May 242017
 

There was a lot of exciting news from Good Smile Company’s livestream event! In the way of new announcements, the beginning of the stream revealed two new figures: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2013 version, and a 1/7 scale figure of Racing Miku 2016: TeamUKYO version!

Next was the Snow Miku 2018 design finalists announcement, with 6 designs chosen. The six finalists were Anzu Natsumikan (#1), Mori (#2), Wanekoto (#3), Komadori Ui (#4), Zaao♪ (#5), and Taicha Don (#6). The initial live stream vote showed the #5 design by Zaao♪ to be the most popular. However, voting isn’t done yet!

Until May 29th, Good Smile Company has opened a web poll on their website where worldwide fans can choose their favorite Snow Miku design out of the 6 finalists. The results will be announced at this year’s Magical Mirai! Cast your vote at the following page:

http://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2018/en/

May 242017
 

The community voting live stream events for Snow Miku 2018’s design begin tonight in about 20 minutes! Here’s several stream sources linked below where you can tune in. There will also be new figure announcements and news for Magical Mirai 2017. We’re unsure if the two sources besides Nicovideo will offer the voting interfaces like we’ve seen with Nicovideo in the past, so show some caution if you use them!

EDIT: Website voting after the streams has also been confirmed. We’ll share details in the next article!







May 242017
 

New Hatsune Miku Sega Prize figures and plushies have been announced at the 48th Prize Fair today. In addition to the previously announced Hatsune Miku “10th Anniversary Ver.” prize plushies, we have two more Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary theme prize figures in line for August and October.

You may find them at the local arcades in Japan. Alternatively, you may also find them for resale online on Mandarake. Here are the future releases to forward to.

  • Hatsune Miku Sega Prize figure “Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary” / First week of August
  • Hatsune Miku Sega Prize figure “Hatsune Miku Christmas” Ver.1.5 / Second week of October
  • Hatsune Miku Sega Prize figure “Hatsune Miku -Pansy-” / Fourth week of December
  • Miku & MEIKO & KAITO Christmas Plushies / Third week of October
  • Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len & Megurine Luka Christmas Plushies / Second week of November
  • Miku Christmas Plushie (big size) / First week of November

Via Sega News Navi

May 212017
 

If you’re living in or near Mexico City and feel up to giving a little exploration of the cultures of other countries, the now-running FICA event (Friend Cultures International Fair in English) at the Zocalo is where Hatsune Miku fans can find an interesting bit of Japan pop culture. If you stop by booth #45 representing Japan, you’ll be able to find a miniaturized projection box on display, featuring Hatsune Miku performing various songs.

The music and videos on display have been provided by various Japanese and Mexican producers, and selection will be changed several times throughout the event. The display comes courtesy by collaboration between the Japanese Embassy and Anime Latam to promote aspects of Japanese pop culture, with Hatsune Miku of course being one of the highlight icons. And although it’s been in operation for only 1 day so far, the display has gathered quite a bit of attention.

About FICA

FICA is a non profit cultural fair event that takes place in the heart of downtown Mexico City at the Zocalo. At the event, all countries which have any diplomatic relationship with Mexico are invited to participate. FICA will be open to the public until June 4th, and runs daily between the hours of 11:00 AM~8:00 PM. Stop by if you have the chance!