jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!

Dec 272017
 

Hatsune Miku Expo is back again in Summer of next year, and as grand as ever! The event will cover 6 venues across 4 states in the U.S, and one in Mexicio City. We will update the ticket information as it becomes available!

June 29th (Fri) Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles
Ticket sales start @ 5PM PST → https://www.axs.com/artists/1104816/mikuexpo2018-tickets

July 1st (Sun) City National Civic, San Jose
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 5PM PST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-san-jose-california-07-01-2018/event/1C0054239F0321EC

July 6th (Fri) The Bomb Factory, Dallas
Ticket Sales start January 10th @ 7PM CST → https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1597994-hatsune-miku-expo-2018-dallas/

July 8th (Sun) H.E.B. Center, Austin

Ticket sales start January 10th @ 7:00 PM CST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-cedar-park-texas-07-08-2018/event/3A005425DCF73EBAC

July 12th (Thu) Washington, D.C., The Anthem
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 10AM EST → https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1624560-hatsune-miku-expo-2018-washington/

July 14th (Sat) New York City, Hammerstein Ballroom
Presales start January 9th @ 10AM EST, Normal sales start January 10th @ 8:00 PM EST → https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hatsune-miku-new-york-new-york-07-14-2018/event/00005425E5A25ED1

July 19th (Thu) Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City
Ticket sales start January 10th @ 7PM → http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/hatsune-miku-mexico-distrito-federal-19-07-2018/event/1400542997203B41

Lastly, there is a Miku Expo 2018 song contest, where the grand prize winner will have their song performed at the live events, among other rewards! There’s also two runner-up prizes available. A free trial of Hatsune Miku V4 English and Japanese are available for download to get you started, if you don’t yet own her software! The contest runs until January 31st, 2018. More details on the official contest site → http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018/contest

Dec 252017
 

Merry Christmas, everyone! Or as Miku fans would say, Merry Mikuristmas! For today’s festive day, we would like to announce the results of our Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 plushie giveaway!

The winner of our giveaway is khaz from Washington, United States, who was the first to answer both questions correctly on our giveaway quiz! Congratulations! We reached out to khaz, who had this to say:

“Hatsune Miku is my spirit animal! Thank you Mikufan for helping me keep up with her.”

Question #1: What was Hatsune Miku’s BIGGEST concert appearance?
Answer: Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri

We chose our wording very carefully for this question! We weren’t talking about Hatsune Miku’s biggest concert performance, or even her biggest event. But rather, her BIGGEST concert appearance. And her appearance was certainly the biggest at Natsu no Owari no 39 Matsuri in 2012, where stood an amazing 10 meters (33 feet) tall! Below is a digest video of the event.

Question #2: Who is the “father” of Hatsune Miku?
Answer: Wataru Sasaki

Yet another very carefully worded question! When we talk about the father of a software, you of course refer to its creator. Many were quick to choose Hiroyuki Itoh for this question, since he’s the CEO of Crypton Future Media. But he wasn’t the creator of Miku’s software! That honor goes to Wataru Sasaki, aka CFM_Wat, or @vocaloid_cv_cfm on twitter, whom many of you may already follow! He was the head engineer behind Crypton Future Media’s Character Vocal series of products, which includes Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, and Megurine Luka.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! We here at MikuFan wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Below is a collection of Hatsune Miku Christmas illustrations we gathered from Pixiv, enjoy!






Dec 212017
 

Both TAITO and SEGA had some announcements to make regarding upcoming Hatsune Miku prize figure release events. The first on the list is the 4th and final Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration prize figure in the lineup by TAITO, based on artwork by Apapico. All we have for now is the gorgeous artwork illustrated above to give an idea how it looks, but we should have a better look in a few months!

This figure will be part of a Family Mart Happy Kuji (lottery) event starting April 2018. More details to come later! Official page: http://kuji-honpo.jp/Product/0000000996/


Via Dengeki Hobby, we also have images of SEGA’s soon-releasing Hatsune Miku: Pierretta version prize figure, based on the module for the song “Cat Food” in Project Diva F. The prize figure is expected to officially release in the 4th week of January 2018. Try your chance at winning one from arcades in Japan, or find them from online retailers.

The Hatsune Miku: Pansy ver. prize figure, also made by SEGA, is hitting arcades and stores later this month! This figure’s design is based on the module for the song Weekender Girl, from Project Diva Future Tone. Keep and eye for her if you’d like her added to your collection! SEGA Miku Prize page: http://segaplaza.jp/info/page.php?data_id=121

Dec 192017
 

In celebration of one of our official twitter accounts reaching its 3,939 follower milestone, we’re giving away a Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 plushie!

Simply answer the two questions correctly on the form below, think about your answers carefully! We’ll announce and contact the winner on December 31st, 2017 after we confirm they have answered both questions correctly, or if there’s no winner, we’ll award the plushie on the 31st to the person with the closest answers.

Good luck to everyone!

-= EDITED 12/20 @ 4:39 PM PST =-

The giveaway has a winner! We’ll announce the winner, as well as the correct answers to the giveaway, on December 25th! Thank you to all who participated!

Dec 192017
 

There isn’t really much that can be said outside the article title! Plans of Miku Expo events in 2018 for the U.S. and Mexico have been teased on the official Hatsune Miku social media outlets, telling us to stay tuned. So stay tuned we shall!

🇺🇸2018🇲🇽More details will be coming soon :Dill. by lawlietlk

Posted by Hatsune Miku on Monday, December 18, 2017