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.


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.


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 →


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!

Apr 242016


The first concert of Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 in North America has reached its conclusion in Seattle, Washington on April 23rd! Thanks to this event, we have a glimpse at what appears to be the concert setlist for the North American tour. So this is your obligatory spoiler warning before proceeding!

The setlist is very similar to the Miku Expo Japan setlist, but there are some changes. Click the spoiler before for the setlist preview.

Miku Expo 2016 North America Tour – Seattle, Washington April 23rd Setlist
World is Mine feat. Hatsune Miku (by ryo/supercell)
Two-Faced Lovers feat. Hatsune Miku (by Wowaka)
ハローシアトルこんにちは (Hello Seattle)
あいあむ初音ミク (I’m Hatsune Miku)
さんきゅーはっばぐっとタイム (Thank you and have a good time)
Unhappy Refrain feat. Hatsune Miku (by Wowaka)
World’s End Dancehall feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka (by Wowaka)
Magnet feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka (by Minato)
Weekender Girl feat. Hatsune Miku (by HachioujiP and kz(livetune))
Deep Sea Girl feat. Hatsune Miku (by Yuuyu)
Glass Wall feat. Hatsune Miku (by Guitar Hero Piano Zero)
Snowman feat. Kaito (by halyosy)
Change Me feat. Meiko (by shu-t)
Tokyo Teddy Bear feat. Kagamine Rin (by neru)
Remote Control feat. Kagamine Rin & Len (by JesusP)
Love is War feat. Hatsune Miku (by ryo/supercell)
Last Night, Good Night feat. Hatsune Miku (by kz(livetune))
Ten Thousand Stars feat. Hatsune Miku (by CircusP)
Just be Friends feat. Megurine Luka (by Dixie Flatline)
Secret Police feat. Hatsune Miku (by BuriruP)
Sekiranun Graffiti feat. Hatsune Miku (by ryo and Dixie Flatline)
Tell Your World feat. Hatsune Miku (by kz(livetune))
Blue star feat. Hatsune Miku (by HachioujiP)
Encore 1
Sharing the World feat. Hatsune Miku (by BIGHEAD)
Encore 2
39 feat. Hatsune Miku (by Deco*27 and Sasakure.UK)
Encore 3
Star Fragment feat. Hatsune Miku (by Eiji Hirasawa)

Apr 222016


Good news for Hatsune Miku fans, international and Japan alike: Applications are now open for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 concert event tickets! From today until May 23rd at 11:59 PM JST, you can apply for either SS or S seating tickets vias the official Magical Mirai website. The application enters you for a raffle to win a shot at being able to buy one of the better seats right off the bat. It seems this is the only option available to overseas applicants.

SS seats cost 9,000 Yen (tax included), while S seats cost 8,000 Yen (tax included). Here’s the concert times:

concert times

Concert tickets include admission to the exhibition once during the same day as your event ticket. Exhibition entry tickets are otherwise 500 yen, or free for children 5 and under. The open hours are 1:00 PM~6:00 PM for September 9th, and 10:00 AM~6:00 PM for September 10th and 11th.

The concert and exhibition will both be located at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba, Japan from September 9th~11th 2016.

Below is the official 15 second commercial for Magical Mirai 2016, with a teaser that this event’s theme song will be “39 Music!” by MikitoP. We’re really excited to see the event this year, what about you guys?

Apr 142016


Main visual by LENA[A-7]

The main visual for Magical Mirai 2016 has been published! The latest update today brings us the details on schedules for live concerts, exhibitions, ticket sales, as well as accommodation packages.

The live concerts will be held on September 10th~11th at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9, while the exhibitions will be hold on September 9th~11th at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 10 and 11. Further details regarding exhibitions are expected to be revealed in the future.

There will be two period of ticket sales: the presales lottery on April 23rd at 12:00 JST~May 23rd at 23:59 JST and the general sales  from July 30th onward. Interestingly, the seating charts presented on the official site yield slight differences based on the site’s language chosen, as shown below.

The accommodation packages will go on sale on April 25th 12:00 JST~May 16th 12:00 JST.