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 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

Dec 162017
 


 
The latest Hatsune Miku Expo concert in Malaysia has come to a close! Below is a music setlist of the concert, thanks to a post on Reddit by our friend loserbait. Did you watch the event live via the Tamago app, or live in-person in Malaysia? Share your thoughts and experiences!

Pre-Concert Instrumental Songs Source
P1: ゆりと feat. 巡音ルカ – ウララ
P2: Anamanaguchi feat. 初音ミク – MIKU (MINO MINO Remix)
P3: ラマーズP feat. 初音ミク – Advance
P4: オカメP feat. 初音ミク Append (Dark) – Die For You
P5: ゆりと feat. 巡音ルカ – Re:Actor

Song List

1: 黒うさP feat. 初音ミク – 千本桜
2: ゴム, HoneyWorks feat. 初音ミク – ラズベリー*モンスター
3: DECO*27, Naoki Itai feat. 初音ミク V4X (Original) – ゴーストルール
4: ギガP feat. 初音ミク V3 (Solid) – ヒビカセ
5: 八王子P, kz feat. 初音ミク – Weekender Girl
6: Guitar Hero Piano Zero feat. 初音ミク V3 (English) – Glass Wall
7: のりぴー feat. 鏡音リン – 右肩の蝶
8: Neru, おればななP feat. 鏡音リン Append (Sweet) – 東京テディベア
9: nyanyannya feat. KAITO – ドクター=ファンクビート
10: OPA, 0-9 feat. MEIKO – 忘却心中
11: SonaOne feat. 初音ミク – Chentaku (Malaysian song. Source)
12: ナユタン星人 feat. 初音ミク – エイリアンエイリアン
13: wowaka feat. 初音ミク – アンハッピーリフレイン
14: mohax_2000 feat. 初音ミク – Venus di Ujung Jari (Indonesian song)
15: じーざすP feat. 鏡音リン, 鏡音レン – 8 HIT
16: じーざすP feat. 鏡音リン, 鏡音レン – リモコン
17: みきとP feat. GUMI, 鏡音リン – いーあるふぁんくらぶ (Chinese language version due to GUMI licensing issues)
18: Dixie Flatline feat. 巡音ルカ – Just Be Friends
19: samfree feat. 巡音ルカ – ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー
Intermission: Band Introduction
20: 八王子P feat. 初音ミク – 気まぐれメルシィ
21: cosMo, Storyteller feat. 初音ミク – 初音ミクの激唱
22: sasakure.UK, DECO*27 feat. 初音ミク – 39
23: ryo feat. 初音ミク – メルト (Final Song)
ENCORE
E1: kz feat. 初音ミク – Satisfaction
E2: ryo, supercell feat. 初音ミク – ワールドイズマイン
E3: doriko feat. 初音ミク – 歌に形はないけれど
E4: kz feat. 初音ミク – Tell Your World

Dec 152017
 

With the mobile game Hatsune Speed: Hatsune Miku Roller Skating Music now released in China, here’s a quick guide detailing how to download, register an account, and login to play the game from almost anywhere in the world.

Keep in mind the game is still in open beta, so the servers and game often go down for maintenance and updates. Feel free to contribute any extra gameplay details and guides in the comments below!

Step 1: Download the game

First go to http://miku.163.com, and download and install the game using the pink button, as shown on the image above. Please note Android users may have to enable ‘allow installation from unknown sources’. iOS users may need to register a Chinese Apple ID.

Step 2: Register a dummy @163.com email

Because China often only allows site and game registrations using China-based email addresses, we need to set up a quick @163.com email address, which is easy and takes only a minute by following the image above. Use a valid mobile phone number! To get to the registration page, go here (if using mobile, force the browser into “desktop mode”): http://reg.email.163.com/

Step 3: Login to the game

Now load up the game, and then you can login using the email you just registered by clicking the icon above! This is highly recommended for keeping track of your game progress across multiple devices, otherwise all your data may be lost if you choose to play using a temporary account.

Enjoy the game, and please feel free to contribute any useful tips and guides in the comments below!

Dec 152017
 

The official Snow Miku 2018 info site released quite a few news updates on December 15th, here’s a quick summary of those updates!

An added benefit of visitors attending the exhibition at the Sapporo Factory Hall on February 10th~11th are these collectable charms, one of three different designs chosen at random. You can re-enter the venue to get additional pieces, if you like.

Crypton’s music label KarenT will be distributing this year’s special Snow Miku themed album titled “Nocturne of Snow Light”, priced at 1,200 Yen at the venue. It’ll come with the following tracks:

01. 四角い地球を丸くする / TOKOTOKO(西沢さんP) feat. 初音ミク <SNOW MIKU 2018テーマソング>
02. ひとりぼっちとココロの本と / PIPPO feat. 初音ミク
03. メルヘンスノーマン / RUBY-CATMAN feat. 初音ミク
04. 三冬月。雨と0時 / キョータ(スコアP) feat. 初音ミク
05. カノープスが落ちた夜 / さまぐら feat. 初音ミク
06. アイビィ / ジグ feat. 初音ミク
07. Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! (Wafooooooo Remix) / daniwellP feat. 初音ミク <bonus track>

Similar to last year, the Dinos amusement centers and theaters will be participating in goods giveaways at their arcades, bowling alleys and movie theaters. These festivities begin December 23rd, and run until February 28th. As examples, you can win a free magnet with one of 8 different designs every time you spend at least 500 yen on a participating prize machine. Just contact a staff member before you insert the money!

At Dinos Bowling (ディノスボウル), you can get a free Snow miku mug with the purchase of a bowling game for just 2,500 Yen, with 4 designs to choose from. You can also collect a 5th design at the Dinos Cinemas (ディノスシネマズ) for 2,000 Yen, which also comes with a soft drink.

Lastly, you can collect 1 of 3 different Snow Miku calendars, and a silicone watch, from crane games as prices! Try your luck!

There will also be a screening of the Magical Mirai 2017 concert at the Dinos Cinemas, but if the event is like last year, they wont plan to make the tickets available to overseas visitors. We’ll post updates if this changes.

A special gallery had been uploaded with various official Snow Miku 2018 artworks, go check them out on the official site! → http://snowmiku.com/2018/special_gallery.html

Dec 142017
 

Can’t quite make it all the way to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for the latest Miku Expo concert event, or missed out on your chance for a ticket? Don’t worry, as Tamago LIVE will be officially broadcasting the event for free via their social streaming mobile app.

Via Yubin Ng, Head of Tamago:

“We are excited to live stream the Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 on Tamago, thanks to our partners Crypton Future Media, INC and Digi. As there are millions of Hatsune Miku fans across the globe, those unable to attend the concert will get to experience this concert via Tamago. The concert live stream will be available to everyone. Just download the Tamago app and tune into 16 December to enjoy.”.

To grab the Tamago app, click the following link on your mobile device (or search “Tamago Live” on your app store): https://tamago.app.link/

Then tune in when the concert starts on December 16th at 8:00 PM Malaysia Time, or December 16th at 4:00 AM US Pacific Time. Enjoy the show!