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!

May 202017
 

An early news leak from sellers on Ruten has revealed that SEGA will be releasing special Hatsune Miku prize plushies, styled by the illustrator Sanpachi, for her upcoming 10th anniversary. The plushies stand at 15cm tall, and come in three variations. The release date is set in the fourth week of August, just in time for her 10th anniversary.

If you happen to be in Japan in August, try your hand at winning them at the local arcades!

May 192017
 

Following the previous collaboration store‘s success, the next Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary collaboration store has been announced for LUCUA 1100 in Osaka! The store will be up and running for around three weeks on June 28th~July 18th at LUCUA 1100 4F isetan Closet/the stage. We also have a lovely key visual for the new store from the artist “Booota“!

Not much is known about the store yet, but more information will follow along the way. We may expect some details to carry on from the previous collaboration store at Atre Akihabara such as a life-size panel, entrance wrappings, Miku’s in-store announcements, and such. If you’re planning a visit to Japan, be sure to visit the collaboration store in Osaka!

> Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration Store Official Website

May 172017
 

Crypton Future Media has announced an illustration recruitment for Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary compilation album (title to be determined)! The 10th anniversary compilation album will contain legendary songs from over the last decade, and its first press limited edition will include an illustration booklet containing fans’ illustrations from the recruitment (up to 100 illustrations per theme). The two themes are: “Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration” and “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”. 

The album will be released later this year in August 2017. In addition to having your illustration(s) featured in the illustration booklet, additional rewards from the recruitment include original goods and Piapro character gifts. The result announcement will follow in June 2017.

Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on June 15th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow in June 2017.

Target characters

“Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration”
– Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / MEIKO / KAITO

“Your Hatsune Miku illustration”
– Hatsune Miku

Work size / Resolution

A4 size (210 × 297 mm)

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Png or jpg format

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

350 dpi or more

Notes

  • Entries are limited to original works.
  • Entries are not limited to one entry per user.
  • Please refrain from submitting your entries to other sites.
  • Please note that entries may be trimmed, rotated, and used.
  • There is a case where the creator name can not be written when using the entry. Please understand.
  • When it comes to printing and using an entry, organizers will convert the entry to CMYK format. Because of this, colors may change slightly due to CMYK conversion. Please be forewarned.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: For the theme “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”, please draw the character alone floating in white background (sample).
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “10周年アルバムコラボ01” or “10周年アルバムコラボ02” (copy and paste without quotes) for the themes “Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration” and “Your Hatsune Miku illustration”, respectively. Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.

“Celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration”

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“Your Hatsune Miku illustration”

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May 162017
 

We have great news coming from C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 press conference for Hatsune Miku fans in Thailand, as Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 Japan tour screening has been announced for the event! Thailand’s been getting some attention recently with Animate Bangkok, Thailand bringing in Snow Miku goods for a limited time and announcing Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 digest for this weekend.

C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 will be held on June 10th~11th at Royal Paragon Hall 5th Floor, Siam Paragon shopping center. Online ticket sales will begin on May 18th at 13:00 ICT via Ticketmelon, with single day ticket priced at 300 Baht (~8 USD) and 2 days ticket package priced at 500 Baht (~14 USD).

We’ll also be attending the screening, we’ll see you there!

> Visit the official C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 website here.

#C3AFABKK ภายในงาน C3 AFA Bangkok นั้นจะมีการฉายเทปบันทึกภาพการแสดงพิเศษ ที่คัดมาจากงาน “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 Japan…

Posted by AFA – ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA on Tuesday, May 16, 2017