Mercuryw

A Hatsune Miku fan from Thailand since 2009, Mercuryw joined MikuFan.com as the co-writer since mid-2014. You can find Mercuryw on Twitter at @Mercuryw_.

Aug 222017
 

Dwango Co., Ltd. has announced that Niconico Honsha, an official store for the social video service Niconico operated by Dwango, and Crypton will be opening a collaboration café in Ikebukuro, Tokyo between August 28th~September 11th to celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary.

During this period, the collaboration café will offer their visitors with a plethora of Hatsune Miku inspired foods/drinks, goods and hold workshops inside their store. In addition, the smartphone application “NicoBox” will also take part in the celebration by featuring special pages.

<Details of the Collaboration>

  • Event Name: Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary x Nicocafé
  • Dates: August 28th (Mon.)~September 11th (Mon.)
  • Address: Niconico Honsha B2F, Ikebukuro P’PARCO, 1-50-35 Higashi Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013

Nicocafé and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Nicocafé at Niconico Honsha will serve 16 different Hatsune Miku song-inspired foods and drinks. Visitors at the café will receive a free themed beverage coaster for every collaboration menu they order. Below are just a few examples of what will be in store.

– List of Songs included in the collaboration menu

Love Trial / Tale of the Deep Sea Lily / Solitary Envy / 2D Dream Fever / Alien Alien / Envy Catwalk / Thousand Cherry Blossoms / The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku / Vegetable Juice / Romeo and Cinderella / Ghost Rule / Two-Breaths Walking / SLoWMoTIoN / *Hello, Planet / Dune*

*”Dune” will not include free gifts

  • Dates: August 28th (Mon.)~September 11th (Mon.)
  • Location: Niconico Honsha B2F Nicocafé
  • Opening Hour: 11:00-21:00 JST (Last orders: Food 20:15 / Drinks 20:30)
  • Reservation: Reservation begins on August 15th (Tues.) 12:00~ https://reserve.nicohonsha.jp

Niconico Shop and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Niconico Shop, a store inside Niconico Honsha that specializes in Niconico related goods, will have a rich lineup of Hatsune Miku merchandises gathered from various stores!

Hatsune Miku Birthday Special Workshop

At the event space, a special workshop will be held with Hyakka Ryoran as MC. Guests include doriko and koyori who are Vocalo-P (Vocaloid songwriters) and the odorite (dancers) Ashibuto Penta. Together they will discuss how Hatsune Miku and Niconico culture developed over the past decade. The workshop will be streamed live on Niconico Live Streaming.

NicoBox and Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration

Nicobox is an iOS/Android smart phone application used to specifically play music on Niconico Douga. During the collaboration period, NicoBox will have several features – Hatsune Miku songs chosen for the collaboration menu and top Hatsune Miku songs posted on Niconico in the past will be made into a playlist for users to enjoy. On the “ミク曲診断 (Miku Song Diagnosis)” page , users can also look up Miku songs which were uploaded on their birthday.

In addition, on August 31st, Miku’s birthday, NicoBox will be dressed up in a Hatsune Miku theme.

NicoBox can be downloaded for free from the links below:

*Collaboration projects above are subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Café menus, goods and special gifts are available in limited quantity.

Aug 182017
 

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX will be getting a new additional song bearing the title of Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai theme song this year – “Sand Planet” by Hachi. Uploaded on July 21st, the song quickly rose to popularity and garnered over one million views in just under a week, making it the fastest Vocaloid song to achieve one million views to date.

Those who own the digital version will be able to enjoy the content in the upcoming DLC along with “Ghost Rule” by DECO*27 in December 2017. With the addition of “Sand Planet”, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX’s song list now totaled up to 238 songs!

Aug 182017
 

Following up on the previous announcements, the Hatsune Miku x NewDays collaboration has its 30-seconds CM released along with a teaser of the theme song “Digitable” by Junky. The collaboration will begin from August 22nd until September 4th, and includes many goods as well as store wrappings which we’ve previously covered in the recent article.

Also announced today is the Hatsune Miku x NewDays collaboration special page! Check it out!

Aug 172017
 

The music video for “A World Without You Has No Sound Or Color” (“Kimi no Inai Sekai ni wa Oto mo Iro mo Nai”) by doriko is now online, and features illustrations by nezuki. It’s been a while since we last saw a new upload from doriko, and good news is there’ll be a release of a mini album of the same title this month! The album is currently open for preorder on CD Japan at 2,200 yen, with release date set for August 30th this year.

Watch it on Nicovideo!

Aug 152017
 

Hatsune Miku has been appointed as the PR character for the “Vegetables Day” campaign between NewDays, an in-station convenience store by East Japan Railway company, and Kewpie, Japanese food manufacturer. We all know how well Miku, leek, and vegetable juice share a long history together, but there’s more to it to this collaboration; The date “Vegetables Day” in Japan comes from how August 31st can be pronounced as “Yasai” (Vegetables) in Japanese, and it’s also the date of the world’s virtual idol’s 10th birthday this year.

From August 22nd to September 4th, purchases of products from the “Vegetables Day” campaign at NewDays totaled to 600 yen or more (tax included) will receive a special clear file of Miku in NewDays uniform illustrated by iXima. Another design in JR East uniform has also been teased, and will be available from August 31st onward. Additionally, receipts from shoppings at NewDays will come with a QR code for Hatsune Miku stamp-style images available in 5 types.

Original CM, song, and collaboration goods have also been announced, with more details due at later dates. If you find yourself a chance in Japan during the collaboration period, be sure to check out the NewDays store at JR Shinjuku Station East exit for the special wrappings!

Via Nlab and the official Hatsune Miku blog