May 242016
 

It’s been over a month since Magical Mirai 2016 main visual was revealed, and fans have taken great interest in the design. This year’s Magical Mirai main visual comes from the artist LENA[A-7], and features a maid-theme uniform with lovely bows to match the outfit.

Magical Mirai 2016 will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 10th~11th for live concerts and September 9th~11th for exhibitions. The live concerts will take place at hall 9, while the exhibitions will be at hall 10 and 11.

We have gathered a short gallery below featuring illustrations from various notable artists. Many More gorgeous illustration can be found with the “マジカルミライ” tag on Pixiv.

Illustration by ATdan

Illustration by 唯臣

Illustration by Eunyak

Illustration by 雪屋彦(あき)

Illustration by laejjo

Illustration by poapo/ ポプルP

Illustration by 格叽格叽贰

Illustration by hakusaiラノベ仕事募集中

Illustration by rumi

Illustration by hona

Illustration by かも 仮面

May 242016
 

It’s been over a month since Magical Mirai 2016 main visual was revealed, and fans have taken great interest in the design. This year’s Magical Mirai main visual comes from the artist LENA[A-7], and features a maid-theme uniform with lovely bows to match the outfit.

Magical Mirai 2016 will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 10th~11th for live concerts and September 9th~11th for exhibitions. The live concerts will take place at hall 9, while the exhibitions will be at hall 10 and 11.

We have gathered a short gallery below featuring illustrations from various notable artists. Many More gorgeous illustration can be found with the “マジカルミライ” tag on Pixiv.

Illustration by ATdan

Illustration by 唯臣

Illustration by Eunyak

Illustration by 雪屋彦(あき)

Illustration by laejjo

Illustration by poapo/ ポプルP

Illustration by 格叽格叽贰

Illustration by hakusaiラノベ仕事募集中

Illustration by rumi

Illustration by hona

Illustration by かも 仮面

May 242016
 

It’s been over a month since Magical Mirai 2016 main visual was revealed, and fans have taken great interest in the design. This year’s Magical Mirai main visual comes from the artist LENA[A-7], and features a maid-theme uniform with lovely bows to match the outfit.

Magical Mirai 2016 will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 10th~11th for live concerts and September 9th~11th for exhibitions. The live concerts will take place at hall 9, while the exhibitions will be at hall 10 and 11.

We have gathered a short gallery below featuring illustrations from various notable artists. Many More gorgeous illustration can be found with the “マジカルミライ” tag on Pixiv.

Illustration by ATdan

Illustration by 唯臣

Illustration by Eunyak

Illustration by 雪屋彦(あき)

Illustration by laejjo

Illustration by poapo/ ポプルP

Illustration by 格叽格叽贰

Illustration by hakusaiラノベ仕事募集中

Illustration by rumi

Illustration by hona

Illustration by かも 仮面

May 202016
 

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The Snow Miku live stream was carried out tonight with many fascinating news to reveal. The live stream opened with recaps, from Magical Mirai 2016 to Project DIVA series for PS4, then moving on to highlights of Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” and Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine design voting.

The colored prototype for Nendoroid Co-de: Hatsune Miku “Sweet Pumpkin” was revealed, with preorder and release date announced for May 24th and October, respectively. Below are images showing the prototype nendoroid as presented in the live stream.


The Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine finalists for this year came down to six designs each. Unlike the previous years, this year’s voting took place in live stream and web voting. The web poll will remain open until May 25th, with the final results to be announced at Magical Mirai 2016 on September 9th~11th

Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine outfit design poll

Snow Miku 2017 Finalists

1: 雪ミクさん案 by にぼし : http://piapro.jp/t/1WSt
2: SNOW MIKU 2017☆Stargazer by ゆにぃ : http://www.piapro.jp/t/S5v3?f
3: 雪ミク2017衣装デザイン案 by 9°C : http://piapro.jp/t/PYTJ
4: 雪ミク2017by 西名_にしな! : http://piapro.jp/t/HKTc
5: 雪☆ミク2017 ~type StarSnow by RAHWIA : http://piapro.jp/t/muF1
6: 星観察のミクちゃん by newrein : http://piapro.jp/t/v0kt

Rabbit Yukine 2017 Finalists:

1: スペースユキネ 2017年ユキネ衣装! by ほっほ : http://piapro.jp/t/orR9
2: Rabbit Yukine 2017 プチット・アストロノム by 虹ろ : http://piapro.jp/t/5rSH
3: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by コス(COS): http://piapro.jp/t/GaLe
4: 2017年ラビットユキネ衣装 by 7:24: http://piapro.jp/t/FcI4
5: 2017年ユキネ衣装 by LF : http://piapro.jp/t/r_Id
6: ラビット・ユキネ2017衣装デザイン案 by JING : http://piapro.jp/t/r8Ud

May 132016
 

The past week has been riddled with news bits that we didn’t have time to write about right away, so this is a recap article to cover the notable events that we have seemingly otherwise missed.

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Isao Tomita, a largely recognized Japanese music producer, passed away on May 5th 2016. He is often regarded as the pioneer and forefather of the electronic and synthesized music we see today, thanks to his unique vision and productions in the 1960s and 70s using sequencers and synthesizers. Thanks to the rise in popularity of synthesized music, this later led to the birth of synthesizer software, which includes Vocaloid, and of course, Hatsune Miku.

Tomita became recognized by many Miku fans for his work with Ihatov Symphony in Tokyo in 2012, which for the first time combined a virtual singer with a philharmonic orchestra. This performance toured several locations around the world. The next project in planning was Tomita’s “Dr. Coppelius” with Hatsune Miku, which was due to premier in November of this year. After careful consideration, it has been decided that the project will be completed and held as planned.

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The Snow Miku 2017 art entries closed on May 11th at 5:00 PM JST! Did you manage to get your own art submitted in time? If you didn’t participate, do you have any favorites? Good Smile Company will select the finalist designs, and an online vote will take place via live stream on Nicovideo on May 20th, JST. Stay tuned for updates regarding the live stream! You can view all submissions here → http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/2017snowmiku/list

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Did you like Miku’s Magical Mirai 2016 outfit design as much as we did? The concept art behind the main visual has been released, and his now available on the Magical Mirai website! This will help make the creation of fan art much easier, as well as cosplays. We’d definitely like to see more of those!