May 212017
 

If you’re living in or near Mexico City and feel up to giving a little exploration of the cultures of other countries, the now-running FICA event (Friend Cultures International Fair in English) at the Zocalo is where Hatsune Miku fans can find an interesting bit of Japan pop culture. If you stop by booth #45 representing Japan, you’ll be able to find a miniaturized projection box on display, featuring Hatsune Miku performing various songs.

The music and videos on display have been provided by various Japanese and Mexican producers, and selection will be changed several times throughout the event. The display comes courtesy by collaboration between the Japanese Embassy and Anime Latam to promote aspects of Japanese pop culture, with Hatsune Miku of course being one of the highlight icons. And although it’s been in operation for only 1 day so far, the display has gathered quite a bit of attention.

About FICA

FICA is a non profit cultural fair event that takes place in the heart of downtown Mexico City at the Zocalo. At the event, all countries which have any diplomatic relationship with Mexico are invited to participate. FICA will be open to the public until June 4th, and runs daily between the hours of 11:00 AM~8:00 PM. Stop by if you have the chance!

May 192017
 

Following the previous collaboration store‘s success, the next Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary collaboration store has been announced for LUCUA 1100 in Osaka! The store will be up and running for around three weeks on June 28th~July 18th at LUCUA 1100 4F isetan Closet/the stage. We also have a lovely key visual for the new store from the artist “Booota“!

Not much is known about the store yet, but more information will follow along the way. We may expect some details to carry on from the previous collaboration store at Atre Akihabara such as a life-size panel, entrance wrappings, Miku’s in-store announcements, and such. If you’re planning a visit to Japan, be sure to visit the collaboration store in Osaka!

> Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration Store Official Website

May 162017
 

We have great news coming from C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 press conference for Hatsune Miku fans in Thailand, as Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 Japan tour screening has been announced for the event! Thailand’s been getting some attention recently with Animate Bangkok, Thailand bringing in Snow Miku goods for a limited time and announcing Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 digest for this weekend.

C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 will be held on June 10th~11th at Royal Paragon Hall 5th Floor, Siam Paragon shopping center. Online ticket sales will begin on May 18th at 13:00 ICT via Ticketmelon, with single day ticket priced at 300 Baht (~8 USD) and 2 days ticket package priced at 500 Baht (~14 USD).

We’ll also be attending the screening, we’ll see you there!

> Visit the official C3 AFA Bangkok 2017 website here.

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May 122017
 

Due to the incredible feedback from last year’s Magical Mirai, it has been announced that the “Creators Market” section of the exhibition will be making its return, and bigger than ever!

Last year’s Creators Market area of the exhibition allowed fans to buy music directly from creators featured on Crypton’s KarenT music label. This gave the fans a chance to meet producers such as ATOLS, Yunosuke, Misumi, risou and more in person!


 
Magical Mirai’s announcement says they plan to expand the Creators Market area to introduce even more producers. Mitchie M seemed a little excited and also shared the news, so perhaps we can expect him to make an appearance at the event?

Magical Mirai Creators Market page: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_market.html

May 112017
 


Good news for Hatsune Miku and Goodsmile Racing fans! GSR has re-opened recruitment for Figma level personal sponsors! If you missed the first batch of sponsorship courses, applications for the same benefits will be open again until June 7th at 12:00 PM JST!

Sponsorship Courses Page: http://gsr-global.ecq.sc/

Depending on your sponsorship tier, you’ll be getting a Racing Miku 2017 edition Figma, along with other benefits like rubber straps, baseball caps, umbrellas, jackets and more! If you’d prefer to pledge your support later in the season, Goodsmile Racing also plans to re-open sponsorship courses at the following dates later this year:

July 14th ~ August 30th
October 27th ~ November 30th

Available pledge options become more limited when you wait, so the sooner the better! Additionally, current Nendoroid Racing Miku 2017 sponsor courses are open until May 24th at 11:59 PM JST!

Via GSR Blog
Photo via @ckom