May 212017
 

If you’re living in or near Mexico City and feel up to giving a little exploration of the cultures of other countries, the now-running FICA event (Friend Cultures International Fair in English) at the Zocalo is where Hatsune Miku fans can find an interesting bit of Japan pop culture. If you stop by booth #45 representing Japan, you’ll be able to find a miniaturized projection box on display, featuring Hatsune Miku performing various songs.

The music and videos on display have been provided by various Japanese and Mexican producers, and selection will be changed several times throughout the event. The display comes courtesy by collaboration between the Japanese Embassy and Anime Latam to promote aspects of Japanese pop culture, with Hatsune Miku of course being one of the highlight icons. And although it’s been in operation for only 1 day so far, the display has gathered quite a bit of attention.

About FICA

FICA is a non profit cultural fair event that takes place in the heart of downtown Mexico City at the Zocalo. At the event, all countries which have any diplomatic relationship with Mexico are invited to participate. FICA will be open to the public until June 4th, and runs daily between the hours of 11:00 AM~8:00 PM. Stop by if you have the chance!

May 192017
 

Following the previous collaboration store‘s success, the next Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary collaboration store has been announced for LUCUA 1100 in Osaka! The store will be up and running for around three weeks on June 28th~July 18th at LUCUA 1100 4F isetan Closet/the stage. We also have a lovely key visual for the new store from the artist “Booota“!

Not much is known about the store yet, but more information will follow along the way. We may expect some details to carry on from the previous collaboration store at Atre Akihabara such as a life-size panel, entrance wrappings, Miku’s in-store announcements, and such. If you’re planning a visit to Japan, be sure to visit the collaboration store in Osaka!

> Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Collaboration Store Official Website

May 122017
 

Due to the incredible feedback from last year’s Magical Mirai, it has been announced that the “Creators Market” section of the exhibition will be making its return, and bigger than ever!

Last year’s Creators Market area of the exhibition allowed fans to buy music directly from creators featured on Crypton’s KarenT music label. This gave the fans a chance to meet producers such as ATOLS, Yunosuke, Misumi, risou and more in person!


 
Magical Mirai’s announcement says they plan to expand the Creators Market area to introduce even more producers. Mitchie M seemed a little excited and also shared the news, so perhaps we can expect him to make an appearance at the event?

Magical Mirai Creators Market page: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_market.html

May 082017
 

An official livestream event has been announced by Good Smile Company where we can expect to hear further news about Snow Miku 2018, Racing Miku 2017, new figure announcements, and Magical Mirai 2017! The big highlight of the stream is the community voting for the next Snow Miku design!

Snow Miku 2018 design submissions will close on May 12th JST, from which Good Smile Company will choose several finalist designs. Tune into the live stream event below on May 24th at 7:00 PM JST, and watch for the moment for when it’s time to cast your votes! You can also timeshift to watch the stream later, but you will not be able to vote unless you watch live!

You can submit your own Snow Miku 2018 designs and check submissions from our English guide: http://www.mikufan.com/?p=18413



Apr 282017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest has begun! We’re now approaching the fifth anniversary of Magical Mirai, the holy grail of Hatsune Miku events, which bring us to the theme of the contest: “Anniversary”! Winning entry will be featured in Magical Mirai 2017, and be rewarded as follows:

The Grand Prix prize includes tickets for Magical Mirai 2017 live performance & exhibition (traveling and accommodation costs excluded) as well as various Magical Mirai 2017 official goods. The Semi-Grand Prix prize includes various Piapro Character official goods.

Please make sure to read the rules very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on June 16th at 5:00 PM JST! Result announcement to follow in July 2017.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, KAITO

Work size / Resolution

29.7 cm x 42 cm (A3 horizontal size)

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

File Format

Png or jpg format

Color mode

RGB

Image Resolution

350 dpi or more

Notes

  • Entries are limited to original works.
  • Please note that entries may be trimmed and used.
  • When it comes to printing and using an entry, organizers will convert the entry to CMYK format. Because of this, colors may change slightly due to CMYK conversion. Please be forewarned.
  • There is a case where the creator name can not be written when using the entry. Please understand.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2017_イラスト” (copy and paste without quotes). Please be very sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

We’re very excited as Magical Mirai will soon reach 5th anniversary, and the fact that this is the first year to have an illustration contest for the event. Let’s show our spirits to celebrate Magical Mirai 5th anniversary, and good luck to everyone!

Submissions Page →  http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2017_illust/list