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Following the recent Hatsune Miku Expo in Shanghai on June 27th~28th, the latest announcement from qingdao.sdnews.com.cn today has announced for two Hatsune Miku mini-concerts at Joypolis in Qingdao, China.

Fans in China will experience the mini-concerts “Qingdao de DIVA vol.1″ on July 3rd~August 28th and “Qingdao de DIVA vol.2″ on August 29th~October 11th. Both mini-live concerts will be completely different from each other. Further information is expected to arrive at a later date.

Jun 272015
 

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With two major nearby events coming up, I’d like to announce MikuFan’s return to Anime Expo in Los Angeles, as well as a visit to the Hatsune Miku art exhibition at Gallery Nucleus. The head writer (myself) be attending both events from July 2nd until July 5th, although I’ll be arriving on Day 0 (July 1st) if you want to catch me early.

What do I mean by “catch”? Similar to last year, I’ll be hosting a small goods giveaway event (the prizes of which are secret) by tweeting hints of my location at random times, and what I’m wearing (will always be a Miku shirt of some variety). If you’d like to win one of these prizes, or just say hello, follow @jrharbort on twitter to catch location hints, or even just to keep up with live Vocaloid related news at the events.

I’ll also be attending the announced IA concert, and look forward to meeting fans at that event as well. See you guys next week!

Jun 272015
 

Today is the beginning of Hatsune Miku Expo in Shanghai. Several exhibitions and goods are showcased in the event, including PlayStation and Good Smile Company, following with concerts in afternoon and evening sessions. We’ll be covering details on the first day, which come with two surprise announcements.

First to announce is the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Chinese Lunar Festival Ver, designed by Chinese artist Rella. She will only be on display during the event, and will be sold later at Chinese Lunar Festival in September. Global orders will open soon, with shipping to begin after Chinese Lunar Festival. We expect orders to sell out fast, so please be prepared.

Next is the announcement of the newest official life-sized Hatsune Miku statue, making her the 8th official statue ever existed. She has pose based on the original Hatsune Miku concept art by KEI. For details on all the past life-sized statues, we have covered them in an album on facebook and two articles on our site.

Hatsune Miku Expo in Shanghai takes place at the Storm Gaming hall on June 27th~28th. Details on exhibitions and goods are covered in our previous article. Enjoy photo tweets regarding the event below.

UPDATE: Concert setlist by @ejiwarp on Twitter (Chinese songs*):

  1. Sharing The World feat. Hatsune Miku
  2. Nijigen Dream Fever feat. Hatsune Miku
  3. Two-faced Lovers feat. Hatsune Miku
    – Greetings from Miku #1
  4. Common World Domination feat. Hatsune Miku
  5. Tokyo Teddy Bear feat. Kagamine Rin
  6. Meltdown feat. Kagamine Rin
  7. Fire◎Flower feat. Kagamine Len
  8. Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder feat. Kagamine Rin & Len
  9. Tsumugiuta feat. Kagamine Rin & Len* (original song is in Japanese)
  10. Romeo and Cinderella feat. Hatsune Miku
  11. Weekender Girl feat. Hatsune Miku
  12. World’s End Dancehall feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
  13. Akatsuki Arrival feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
  14. Pane dhiria feat. KAITO
  15. Change me feat. MEIKO
  16. Deep Sea Girl feat. Hatsune Miku
  17. Last night, Good night feat. Hatsune Miku
  18. Just Be Friends feat. Megurine Luka
    – Band members introduction
  19. Tell Your World feat. Hatsune Miku
  20. Cat Food feat. Hatsune Miku
  21. Secret police feat. Hatsune Miku
  22. The Intense Singing of Hatsune Miku feat. Hatsune Miku
  23. World is Mine feat. Hatsune Miku
  24. Odds & Ends feat. Hatsune Miku
    – Greetings from Miku #2
  25. (first encore) Moon West River feat. Hatsune Miku*
  26. (first encore) 39 feat. Hatsune Miku
  27. (second encore) Star Fragment/Beautiful Ballade feat. Hatsune Miku

Jun 142015
 

Beginning June 12th, Hatsune Miku fans were able to place reservations at the Huaihai Road store in Shanghai for 100 white PlayStation 4 units, and 100 white PlayStation Vita units, each with their own unique bonuses. The PS4 bundle was priced at 2899 Yuan ($465 USD), and included a replacement hard drive cover plate with a decorative Miku Expo decal, and a ticket voucher for an “A” section seat at the concert. The Vita bundle included a somewhat simple looking Miku Expo shirt, and cost 1299 Yuan ($208 USD).

As one of the main event sponsors of Hatsune Miku Expo in Shanghai, Sony PlayStation China seems to have underestimated the attraction Hatsune Miku goods have to hardcore fans, and didn’t have nearly enough stock of their event promotion bundles (haven’t we seen something like this happen before?). Despite planning to keep reservations open until June 20th, the bundles have been reported to be completely sold out in the first 24 hours. Honestly, who didn’t see that one coming?

Hopefully Sony will learn from this and stock enough goods in the future. And preferably with goods not as expensive as the Miku Xperia edition phone, which sold poorly for being too costly. Official promotion page: http://www.playstation.com.cn/activities/MIKU.htm

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Jun 042015
 

The official soundtrack for the upcoming Magical Mirai 2015 event has just been announced, and is now available for preorder from a few sites, with more options to come soon. The album will include 10 songs that will be featured at the event, with the limited edition version offering a DVD with the music video for “Hand in Hand” by kz.livetune, which is also the theme song for the event. The album is set to ship August 12th, 2015.

Preorder sites:

CDJapan (Limited Edition)
Amazon Japan (Limited Edition)
Amazon Japan (Limited Edition w/ Bonus Pin)

Tracklist:

DISC 1 (CD)
01. Hand in Hand / livetune feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2015 Theme Song)
02. Remote Control / Wonderful★opportunity! feat. Kagamine Rin & Len
03. Raspberry*Monster / HoneyWorks feat. Hatsune Miku
04. Unhappy Refrain / wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
05. Nostalogic (MEIKO-SAN mix) / yuukiss feat. MEIKO
06. Ai Dee / Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
07. Romeo and Cinderella / doriko feat. Hatsune Miku
08. Snowman / halyosy feat. KAITO
09. Love Trial / 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku
10. <bonus track>

DISC 2 (DVD)
01. Hand in Hand -Music Video- / livetune feat. Hatsune Miku

Official CM for Magical Mirai 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe_cLrWuEhc