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!

Mar 162018
 


 
It’s time to announce the results of our 10th anniversary giveaway contest! We quized 4 difficult questions with the theme of Snow Miku, and we received more entries than our last giveaway. Here’s our contest winners!

-= Snow Miku 2018 Plushie Winner =-
SayakaMiku Lover

-= Hatsune Miku Tapestry by TID =-
ReaperDrone43

Congratulations to the two winners, and thank you to everyone that participated! We’ll review the questions below for those curious of the answers:

LamazeP’s popular song “Love Song” was performed live at Snow Miku Live 2018, but which Miku event in Sapporo did LamazeP himself first appear at? (Please provide event name and year!)
LamazeP first made a public appearance at a Miku event in Sapporo with the “MikuPa 2011 in Sapporo” event!

Which year did Snow Miku first serve as ambassador for the Sapporo Snow Festival?
This one is a bit tricky, as Snow Miku was first adopted as a Sapporo Snow Festival ambassador around mid-2011, but didn’t serve the role until the Snow Festival of 2012.

Which year did Snow Miku first collaborate with the popular amusement center Sugai Dinos in Sapporo?
This was a difficult one, as I recently learned about this during my visit to Snow Miku 2018! Advertisements playing on the street featured Miku announcing that this was her 5th year collaborating with Sugai Dinos, meaning the collaboration started in 2014!

When and where did the popular “Snow Miku Hair Christmas Tree” appear?
There was some flexibility with this answer! The tree appeared in New Chitose Airport on December 6th, 2014, but wasn’t removed until February 2015. So “New Chitose Airport 2014” or “New Chitose Airport 2015” were both valid answers! Kudos to those who got the exact starting date!

Mar 152018
 

It looks like things for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai are about to get a bit more exciting! The first teaser CM for the event has been uploaded, giving us a preview of the event’s theme song “Greenlights Serenade” compose by Omoi. Additionally, the Magical Mirai 2018 official site has been updated to announce the event dates for Osaka and Tokyo!

Event Dates
Osaka Exhibition: August 25 ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Osaka Concerts: August 25th ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Tokyo Exhibition: August 31 ~ September 2nd @ Makuhari Messe
Tokyo Concerts: September 1 ~ 2nd @ Makuhari Messe

Osaka Concert Start Times
Aug 25th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 25th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Aug 26th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 26th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Tokyo Concert Start Times
Sep 1st (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 1st (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Sep 2nd (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 2nd (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Ticket Pricing
SS – 9000 Yen
S – 8000 Yen
A – 7000 Yen
U-18 – 3900 Yen

Domestic ticket applications will start on March 24th. Live ticket applications for overseas will be open from April 21st until May 28th, while accommodation package applications will be open from April 23rd until May 15th. Additional info on accommodations will be announced later.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Mar 112018
 

Excited for Miku Expo 2018 in USA and Mexico? How about a chance to win two tickets for free, and your own art designs featured on Miku Expo shirts? For Fans By Fans is running a Fan Forge Challenge until April 9th, 2018, where artists can submit their own original shirt designs for a chance to win Miku Expo 2018 tickets! Worried that you can’t make it to the event? You can also choose to win 5 pieces of Miku Expo merchandise! Winners will also receive commission for their merchandise.

Contest page: https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-info

Besides the grand prize, there will be 2 runner-ups that can win 3 items of merchandise from the Miku Expo tour. Just be sure to follow these guidelines in your entries! Just be sure to follow the guidelines below.

1: Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
2: Must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
3: “Mashups-” or “Cross-overs” will not be accepted.
4: Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, Kaito and Meiko.
5: Don’t submit similar versions of the same design, this will only divide your votes.
6: Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged. BUT, please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
7: Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

Entry submission page: https://community.forfansbyfans.com/m/fan-forge/submission/Hatsune-Miku-Fan-Forge
Entry voting page: https://community.forfansbyfans.com/m/fan-forge/designs/Hatsune-Miku-Fan-Forge

Mar 102018
 

Had an amazing Miku Day? The celebration hasn’t ended yet by the folks over at For Fans By Fans, as they’re offering 39% off all Miku merch until March 11th at 11:59 PM PST (tonight)!

Use code “THANKYOU” to get the 39% off promo on anything on their Hatsune Miku fandom page! → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/fandom/fandom-hatsune-miku.html

Mar 102018
 

The Miku Expo 2018 main visual artworks are now live on the Miku Expo 2018 USA & MX website! The first artwork is the illustrator JohnSu from the United States, while the second is by Hikusa from Mexico! You can expect to see these artworks used in promotional materials and merchandise for the event.

Miku Expo 2018 USA & MX Site: http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018/

Lastly, the full version of the Miku Expo 2018 theme song “Decade”, composed by Dixie Flatline is now up on the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel! Dixie’s music and vocal tuning style takes a very different approach with this song, what do you think? Listen below!