Miku Channel Documentary: Road to HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in Indonesia

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Friday, July 11th, 2014 @ 4:53 am


 
I would like to apologize for this being shared late on the site, despite being shared earlier on MikuFan’s other social media outlets. It was uploaded while most MikuFan staff was at Anime Expo, and I forgot to publish an article. Thank you for your understanding.

Having any sort of official Hatsune Miku concert event far outside of Japan is not easy, and such events like Mikunopolis in Los Angeles in 2011 required the sponsorship support of Toyota to make it happen. So with the news of Crypton hosting an entire expo dedicated to Miku on top of a concert, you can imagine a lot of work is involved in the process.

Thanks to this documentary video from the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel, we get an in depth look at what it took to make such an event possible. With Miku Expo in Los Angeles and New York scheduled for this October, and a 4th unannounced location, this is a great look into what fans can expect to see when attending these events.

The MikuBook FindMe campaign is also still open for choosing the 4th Miku Expo location, so cast your vote if you haven’t already!

Hatsune Miku Expo Announced For Los Angeles and New York This October

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Monday, June 9th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm


 
Picked by the FindMe campaign on MikuBook, Crypton Future Media has just announced the United States as the country for the second Hatsune Miku Expo! The event will take place in two cities: Los Angeles from October 11th~12th at the Nokia Theater, and New York from October 17th~18th at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Just like with Miku Expo in Jakarta Indonesia, Miku Expo in the U.S. will bring famous creations, exhibitors, and also a live concert event. Ticket purchaes will open starting June 13th at 10:00 AM PDT for LA, and 10:00 AM EST for NY. Here is the Live Concert and ticketing info, with more expo details to come later:

Los Angeles – Nokia Theater

Ticket Page: http://mikuexpo.com/la_ticket
1st Show
Oct. 11, 2014
START : 7:00pm (DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm)
2nd Show
Oct. 12, 2014
START : 12:30pm (DOORS OPEN : 11:30am)

New York – Hammerstein Ballroom

Ticket Page: http://mikuexpo.com/ny_ticket
1st Show
Oct. 17, 2014
START : 8:30pm (DOORS OPEN : 7:00pm)
2nd Show
Oct. 18, 2014
START : 6:30pm (DOORS OPEN : 5:00pm)

What is Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angles/New York?

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO is a festival that presents multiple contents featuring Hatsune Miku, including an artwork exhibition focused on the virtual singer and the cultural movement that was inspired by her, fan gathering activities and as absolute highlight the Hatsune Miku concert show using cutting-edge projection technology and live band. HATSUNE MIKU EXPO in the U.S. will be held in Los Angeles and New York.

We’re excited to announce that Nokia Theatre will be the HATSUNE MIKU live concert venue for the Los Angeles show, and the Hammerstein Ballroom for the New York show!! The HATSUNE MIKU exhibition and related events will be held in nearby locations TBA. More details coming soon!

If you would like to see an official event in YOUR area, make sure to cast your vote at http://www.mikubook.com/findme! One more location can still be decided.

Official Announcement Video

Hatsune Miku Expo 2014 In Jakarta, Indonesia: Day 1 Highlights

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm


 
The first day of Miku Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia came to an end, and gives us a look at what the event may be like for attendees of future Miku Expo locations. The event took place at the Jakarta Convention Center, and day 2 of the event will begin later today.

The variety of activities has already been fully covered on the Miku Expo website, but a surprise event not mentioned until later is that Crypton Future Media’s CEO Hiroyuki Itoh would hold a chat session near the Kunokuniya book shop. There he revealed a few details of how Miku Expo came to be, including how Jakarta received over 100,000 votes on the Find Me campaign on Mikubook.

As a special surprise for Indonesian fans, one of the songs performed at the concert was Venus di Ujung Jari, produced by the Indonesian music circle called VOCALO.ID. Here was the full song setlist:

1. Senbozakura
2. Kocchi Muite Baby
3. Marginal
4. Love Colored Ward
5. Colorful x Melody
6. Fire Flower
7. Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder
8. Melancholic
9. Kokoro
10. Torinoko City
11. Musunde Hiraite Rasetsu to Mukuro
12. Romeo and Cinderella
13. Piano x Forte x Scandal
14. Pane Dhiria
15. Thousand Year Solo
16. PoPiPo
17. Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa
18. Venus di Ujung Jari
19. Double Lariat
20. Luka Luka Night Fever
21. Himitsu Keisatsu
22. Yellow
23. Hatsune Miku no Gekishou
24. Melt
#ENCORE#
E1. Tell Your World
E2. Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru
#End song#
Letter Song

Official photos from the first concert event have been shared online, and we have also gathered fan photos and compiled them into a gallery below. If this looks like something you’d like to see in your area, be sure to vote for your own city at mikubook.com/findme!

Hatsune Miku Opens The Artpop Ball in Atlanta, Georgia

Filed under: Concerts,English Miku,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by Lawrence Elsa on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

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For the first time since 2011, Hatsune Miku has once again performed in the United States; this time, as the opening act for Lady Gaga’s Artpop Ball in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photos via gaga99101kesha on twitter.

 
The 3D model resembles Model 14 from Bump of Chicken’s Ray, and animations used for the songs were fairly high quality. Unlike previous concerts, there was no live band with Miku, but there where two back-up dancers on stage with her. With each of the 6 songs and time between them, the opening lasted approximately 25 minutes.
 

Hatsune Miku performing “Story Rider” during her opening act.

 
Each of the songs had a unique remix for the concert, as well as a new animation for it. The songs played are as follows:

 

 
There are still 15 concerts left, and tickets are still available for many of them.
 
More information will be posted as it is received.
 
via Vocaloid Reddit, Lady Gaga official Facebook

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 Update: Accommodation Packages, Osaka Exhibition Hall Details

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Friday, April 18th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm


Click to visit official Magical Mirai website.

Adding to my previous announcement of Magical Mirai 2014′s ticket details (found here), additional details have been added for accommodation and tour packages for the Osaka event. Packages are available for both Japanese and overseas visitors.

Accommodation packages for overseas visitors cost anywhere from 21,500 JPY to 32,500 JPY per person, depending on the room size and number of nights. The price also includes an SS seating ticket (seating chart here), breakfast, and a special gift giveaway. Package reservations will open starting April 26th at 12:00 PM JST, and will end on May 20th at 12:00 PM JST (unless sold out). Please refer to the below links for full details.

Overseas visitor packages: http://entame.knt.co.jp/2014/magicalmirai/en/
Japanese visitor packages: http://entame.knt.co.jp/2014/magicalmirai/

Details of the exhibition hall for the Osaka event has also been updated to reveal activities and attractions. These will include life-sized figures, an illustration gallery, a music listening area, commemorative photo area, stage events and a workshop area. The exhibition activities will take place in building 4 of the Osaka Intex.

Lastly, the Magical Mirai official website has also been updated with new main visual artwork (seen above), illustrated by MONQ.

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