Sony Japan Teases Magical Mirai Mystery Event On PlayStation Plus Website

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

Sony Japan’s PlayStation Plus website has recently teased an unknown event related to the upcoming Magical Mirai event later this month. The site merely shows a silhouette of MONQ’s illustration for Magical Mirai, and says to watch for updates coming August 27th.

Image taken from PlayStation Plus website.

While the detail is not mentioned, it is suspected that Sony PlayStation Plus members in Japan will be able to watch a stream of the Magical Mirai concert in Osaka, as Sony is one of the event’s participating sponsors. We should know more details soon.

Miku Expo Exhibition Event Locations Announced for Los Angeles and New York

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Figures,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 2:30 am


 
The details regarding the Exhibition events for Miku Expo in both Los Angeles and New York have been released, and reveals some exciting details unique to each location. For Los Angeles, the exhibition will be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios from October 11th~12th, and Wallplay in New York from October 9th~19th. Entrance to both events will be free to the public.

Los Angeles Art Exhibition Details: This event is held as a Japanese Matsuri-styled festival event, with an art exhibition around the universe of Hatsune Miku, featuring a selection of gorgeous artworks by popular artists, and centered around a special Halloween-themed space. Exclusive items will be on sale at the shop to make for a fun and original Halloween celebration. [Link]

New York Art Exhibition Details: A selection of cool and exclusive artworks and posters featuring the universe of Hatsune Miku, showcasing different aspects of the culture that she initiated in her native Japan and that is now taking on the world. Some of the posters exhibited are on sale at the venue. [Link]

It has also been revealed that an official Hatsune Miku Halloween version nendoroid (based on the illustration above) will be on sale this fall, and sold at both Miku Expo venues. Although they did not directly reveal what the nendoroid looks like, a tweet from Hama at Good Smile Company gave us a hint at what we can expect, and says the nendoroid will be fully revealed at Magical Mirai in Osaka later this month.

This previously unknown nendoroid revealed at the Good Smile Company live stream last May will be the upcoming Nendoroid: Hatsune Miku Halloween version.

Backside view of upcoming Nendoroid: Hatsune Miku Halloween version.

Miku Expo Exhibition Event Locations Announced for Los Angeles and New York

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Figures,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 @ 2:30 am


 
The details regarding the Exhibition events for Miku Expo in both Los Angeles and New York have been released, and reveals some exciting details unique to each location. For Los Angeles, the exhibition will be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios from October 11th~12th, and Wallplay in New York from October 9th~19th. Entrance to both events will be free to the public.

Los Angeles Art Exhibition Details: This event is held as a Japanese Matsuri-styled festival event, with an art exhibition around the universe of Hatsune Miku, featuring a selection of gorgeous artworks by popular artists, and centered around a special Halloween-themed space. Exclusive items will be on sale at the shop to make for a fun and original Halloween celebration. [Link]

New York Art Exhibition Details: A selection of cool and exclusive artworks and posters featuring the universe of Hatsune Miku, showcasing different aspects of the culture that she initiated in her native Japan and that is now taking on the world. Some of the posters exhibited are on sale at the venue. [Link]

It has also been revealed that an official Hatsune Miku Halloween version nendoroid (based on the illustration above) will be on sale this fall, and sold at both Miku Expo venues. Although they did not directly reveal what the nendoroid looks like, a tweet from Hama at Good Smile Company gave us a hint at what we can expect, and says the nendoroid will be fully revealed at Magical Mirai in Osaka later this month.

This previously unknown nendoroid revealed at the Good Smile Company live stream last May will be the upcoming Nendoroid: Hatsune Miku Halloween version.

Backside view of upcoming Nendoroid: Hatsune Miku Halloween version.

Official Hatsune Miku Panel to be Hosted by Crypton Future Media at Fan Expo Canada

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 5:17 pm


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As a quick heads up to Hatsune Miku fans in Canada: Crypton Future Media will be hosting an official panel at Fan Expo later this month. They will be screening media (content unknown), and giving away prizes. A pair of tickets to Miku Expo in New York City is also up for grabs. The exact date and time of the panel is not yet announced, so be sure to follow Fan Expo for upcoming updates.

UPDATE: The panel will take place at 12:15 PM on Sunday, August 31st.

Sapporo Short Fest UGC Award Open for Entry

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Software — Written by Lawrence Elsa on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

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Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market is holding a video contest for Vocaloid Music videos with the support of Crypton Future Media. The history of this festival starts as the CGM Award, but was renamed to UGC (User Generated Contents) Award in the 9th SAPPORO Short Fest to celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 5th anniversary, and since then has screened various promotional videos from a wide range of artists and producers.
 
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All the submitted videos and films are previewed by the selection committee, and some works will be chosen for an official UGC Award of SAPPORO Short Fest 2014. Those videos and films will be screened at their main theater, and will give a grand prize for the UGC Grand Prix and two winners of UGC awards.
 
[Submission Regulations]

  • The singing synthesizer software has to be used in the work.
  • The images have to be original works.
  • Copyright has to be clear with illustration and music.
  • The length of the video or film has to be within 30 minutes.
  • The video or film is published on the website.
  • Resolution of the video must be more than 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • A director or a group of directors can submit only one video or film.

 
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Last year’s winners
 
Submissions are open from July 18, to August 31, 2014 15:00 JST and can be submitted here (instructions in both Japanese and English).

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