Aug 182017
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical 2017 was a big one! The exhibition map has been released, event live streaming plans were announced, autograph sessions with HachiojiP and Doriko, goods updates, Magical Mirai 2017 album benefits, and finally the cosplay show participation details! Check out the info below:

Exhibition Map

Check out the exhibition floor map below! This will come in handy when looking for your favorite vendors at the event.

Event Streaming

On September 2nd, TOKYO MX plans to stream and hour and a half of live footage of the exhibition, along with the following special guest appearances:

  • Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku CV)
  • Asami Shimoda (Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len CV)
  • Kobayashi Onyx
  • Hachioji P
  • Doriko
  • Hiroshi Morita (TOKYOMX)

The stream will take place on TOKYO MX (MX1) broadcasting station.

HachiojiP & Doriko Autograph Sessions

Both HachiojiP and Doriko will be available for autograph sessions. Both will have unique requirements and bonuses. Check them out below!

HachiojiP Autograph Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 12:30, 15:45~, 17:00~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 11:00~, 14:30~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 11:00~, 14:30~, 16:30~

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have ticket from album Last Dance Refrain (shipping August 30th)
BONUS:
Lottery with special prices will be available! Mobile batteries, phone rings, combs, and clear files available.

Doriko Autograph & Photo Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 13:30~, 14:30~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 12:00~, 13:00~, 17:15~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 12:00~, 13:30~, 15:30~

BONUS:
Receive special can badge exchange tickets and special participation tickets if you have any of the following Doriko albums with you: 「君のいない世界には音も色もない」 and 「doriko 10th anniversary tribute」.

Official Goods

11 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai merchandise list! Here’s what’s added: Wall stickers, key cover, temporary tattoos, stamp/seal set, bandana, flake seal (stickers), face pouch/purse, character socks, marriage charms, official hat, full graphic pen case.

Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album Benefit

If you purchase the Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album at the venue, you will receive a limited clear file featuring art by Honwa (pictured above).

Cosplay Show Participation

Show Time: September 2nd @ 11:30~12:30
Ticket Application: 10:30 @ Creative Stage area
Event Detail: Read previous article here.
Rules: Please be dressed in your cosplay and arrive at the Creative Stage area prior to 10:30 AM to receive a show participation ticket. In the event many cosplayers join, tickets will be served on a first-come first-served basis. Characters allowed for cosplay will be limited to Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and Kagamine Rin and Len, or any of their derived characters.

Via Magical Mirai news page

Aug 042017
 

The latest Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 news update is a big one! Special extras, goods and activities were announced, check out the details below!

Sub-visual Art Gallery Released

A special gallery has been uploaded featuring illustrations by Magical Mirai co-operating artists! 8 different illustrations are currently on display, check them out here! → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/special.html#special_gallery

Official Goods Announced


The first batch of official goods contains 7 new items: A shopping bag with art by iXima and bob, full graphic T-shirt with art by Apapico, basic T-shirt with art by iXima, pen light featuring art by iXima, pen light sleeve set with art by Murakami Yuichi, pen light holder with art by CHRIS, and a 6 color muffler towel. Check out the goods gallery here → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/goods.html

Workshop & Creative Stage Updates


A special miniature Miku nanoblock kit will be available at the Workshop area of Magical Mirai for 500 yen. This set is limited and exclusive to this event! Additionally, the creative stage events will feature 3 different Vocaloid creators on September 2nd and 3rd. Apapico will host an art coloring session from 1:30 PM~3:30 PM on September 2nd, Saitou Naoki will host a “making of” art session from 11:30~12:30 on September 3rd, and monica:factory will be hosting a music composition and tips session from 4:00 PM~5:00 PM on September 3rd.

A Cosplayer Show will take place September 2nd from 11:30~12:30, where cosplaying participants can have a chance to show off and talk their favorite points of cosplay on stage! The event will be hosted by producer Nyanyannya. More info on participation will be announced later. Next, a video creators show will be hosted by none other than the popular Hatsune Miku video creators MasatakaP and Kasoku Satou! The show will be held September 3rd at 1:30~2:20.

Lastly, a talk session by Crypton Future Media staff will review the topic of Hatsune Miku’s overseas expansion, through events such as MIKU EXPO. The session will be hosted by Hiroyuki Itoh, Guillaume Devigne and Meguro Kumiko.

Workshop & Creative Stage events page: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_workshop.html

Music Area Info

A “huge cake object” is being prepared for display, along with the first ever life-sized statues of Kagamine Rin and Len! Also planned is a special screening and art gallery for the PV “Sand Planet”, the official Magical Mirai 2017 theme song. The following activities will also be available in the music area:

– Musical Instrument Experience Corner hosted by YAMAHA: Experience instruments like Saxophones and Violins for the first time!
– VOCALOID Booth hosted by YAMAHA: Will introduce new Vocaloid products for the first time, and showcase previously popular products.
– Enterprise Development: Get closer to the world of music production. Exhibited by various music companies.
– Karent & SONOCA Corner: Exhibition corner of Crypton Future Media’s music label KarenT and their smart music card SONOCA.
– KarenT presents Creators Market – We previously published the details here! → http://www.mikufan.com/?p=19574

DJ Stage Lineup

Besides the ticketed DJ Live event that wasn’t open to overseas applicants, there will be Free Viewing DJ live events throughout the duration of Magical Mirai! Anyone can join the free viewing area at any time to enjoy the performances, granted there’s room to join. Here’s the lineup:

Day 1 (September 1st)
1:30~3:00 – Opening DJ Party featuring HachiojiP, DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING and Merochin!
4:00~4:30 – Enjoy various Vocaloid songs arranged by musicians with musical instruments.

Day 2 (September 2nd)
11:10~11:50 – 164P
2:10~3:00 – Nayutan & PinocchioP
3:40~4:20 – The Retrievers & (Coming Soon)
5:00~5:30 – Misumi

Day 3 (September 3rd)
11:00~11:40 – ATOLS
1:00~1:30 – Merochin
2:20~2:50 – Experience a new type of Hatsune Miku live with the R3 animation system.
3:10~3:30 – BIGHEAD
3:50~4:20 – Enjoy various Vocaloid songs arranged by musicians with musical instruments.

Jul 212017
 

The music video for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 theme song “Sand Planet” by Hachi is now online, and features animation by minakata laboratory! The song and music video will be available via the official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 album which we’ve previously covered in May 2017. Preorder for the album is currently open on CDJapan and Amazon JP, with the release date set on August 2nd.

Watch it on Nicovideo!

Jul 122017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest results are finally here! The contest was first announced in June with the theme “Anniversary” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the grand idol Hatsune Miku this year. Congratulations to the Grand Prix winner, Asahi!

The Grand Prix rewards include tickets for the live performance and exhibition at Magical Mirai 2017 (traveling and accommodation costs excluded) as well as various Magical Mirai 2017 official goods, where the Semi-Grand Prix rewards include various Piapro Character official goods. Entries will be featured in the live performance and exhibitions at Magical Mirai 2017

> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest results

Grand Prix

ALL THE MIRAI♬ by Asahi

Semi-Grand Prix

Magical Mirai by 龍犬 / Magical Change! by RAHWIA


Magical Mirai by 姐川 / Magical✳Mirai by gari

Jun 152017
 

 

A Hatsune Miku concert screening was leaked yesterday by Anime Expo when they uploaded the 2017 event schedule, but now we have the full details!

Crypton Future Media staff will be hosting a screening of the Miku Expo 2016 Japan tour concert event on July 2nd from 3:30PM~5:00PM in the Video 2 room at the JW Marriot. Be sure to bring your own glow sticks and join in on the fun! Entry is free to all AX attendees with badges.

Additionally, the same screening will also be played at Hyper Japan in London! Hyper Japan will be hosted from July 14th~16th at Tobacco Dock. More details of the screening schedule will be announced later.

Via @cfm_miku_en and @HYPERJAPANevent