Jun 302016
 

The official music video for Magical Mirai 2016 theme song “39 Music!” by MikitoP has been released! The event this year will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 9th~11th.

The official theme song will be released in the official Magical Mirai 2016 album currently available for preorder on CDJapan! The album will come with two discs of CD and DVD each, and will be released on August 3rd. More info here: http://www.mikufan.com/?p=15931

Enjoy the music video below from the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel!

Video by Not-116. Illustrations by まご.

https://youtu.be/OuLZlZ18APQ

Jun 092016
 

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The Magical Mirai 2016 official album has been announced! The album features two discs of CD and DVD each, and comes with original goods illustrated by “ほんわ” from purchases at the associated stores. Each store benefits will come with different designs.

  • Amazon (original can badge)
  • Tower Records (original can badge)
  • Animate (original can badge)
  • Magical Mirai 2016 event venue (original poster)
  • Other stores (original sticker).

The official album is now available for international preorder on CDJapan. The release date is set on August 3rd, just a month before Magical Mirai 2016.

> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2106 OFFICIAL ALBUM on CDJapan

DISC 1 (CD)

01. “39 Music!” by MikitoP feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2016 theme song)
02. “Resonate by GigaP and Reol feat. Hatsune Miku
03. “Sea Lily Deep Sea Tale” by n-buna feat. Hatsune Miku
04. “Sweet Magic” by Junky feat. Kagamine Rin
05. “Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence” by HoneyWorks and ChorusP feat. Kagamine Len
06. “Animal Divination” by scop feat. Hatsune Miku
07. “Doctor=Funk Beat” by nyanyannya feat. KAITO
08. “Narisumashi Genga” by KulfiQ feat. Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin
09. “Strangers” by HeavenzP feat. Hatsune Miku
10. <bonus track> “Tears River” by MikitoP feat. Hatsune Miku (original music)

DISC 2 (DVD)

01. “39 Music!” by MikitoP feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2016 theme song)
(illust : まご Movie : Not-116)

May 302016
 

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Miku Symphony main visual by KEI

Sega has made a surprise announcement today to hold a Hatsune Miku orchestra concert titled “Miku Symphony“. The orchestra concert will be held at Tokyo International Forum on August 26th with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, widely known as Japan’s oldest classical orchestra. Presales lottery will begin on May 31st~June 13th.

Interestingly, there’s a mention of “Miku and Friends Anniversary Orchestra Concert 2016-2017” in the upper right corner of the official website. More information regarding the matter is expected to surface at a later date.

> Visit the official Miku Symphony website

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 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!