Apr 202018
 

If you’re wishing to attend Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 concerts in Osaka and/or Tokyo, ticket applications for overseas visitors is now open! Ticket applications will remain open until May 28th at 11:59pm JST. Winners of the application will be notified by email on June 2nd at 6:00pm JST.

Ticket Applications: https://tixeebox.tv/lp/magicalmirai2018-entry-en/

If you’d like a shot at one of the accommodation package deals, they include an optional guaranteed SS rank concert ticket, and a bonus mini shoulder pouch! Applications for these packages open April 23rd at 12:00 PM JST at the following link: http://entame.knt.co.jp/tour/2018/08/gt_mgcl_rta/en/index.html

Apr 122018
 

Today’s Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 update is a big one, as the official website has been updated with the event’s main visual art, featuring Hatsune Miku in an outfit designed and drawn by illustrator Mika Pikazo!

Along with the absolutely adorable and colorful outfit design, the costume detail has also been published to the site. Perfect for those who need to start preparing their own cosplays!

We’re super excited with the reveal of this new outfit design, and look forward to future event announcements, stay tuned!

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/
Special Artwork Page: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/special.html

Mar 192018
 

M&H BOOKS is a cafe owned and run by the manager of Mofun Arcade, a game center located in Sadang, Seoul. Mofun was known as a “holy place” for Miku’s fans in Korea, for Mofun was one of the few places in Korea where one could play Project DIVA Arcade, also with a nice showcase of Miku merchandise and figures displayed in the shop. As a plan to diversify their business, last September Mofun opened a cafe called M&H BOOKS next to the game center through a collaboration with Hongji Bookstore, a comic/light novel-oriented bookstore franchise in Korea (hence the name M & H). Since its launch, M&H books has been running collaboration cafe business with various IP’s such as Ride Zero, Tales Shop’s games, and Hyperdimension Neptunia series. This time, they are opening the very first Hatsune Miku collaboration cafe in Korea with the cooperation of Crypton Future Media!

Cafe Schedule:
2018.03.19 – 2018.04.30
10:30AM – 10:00PM every day
Pre-open from 2018.03.09 (Miku’s day)
Original Goods and Special Menu begins from 03.23, and will be fully prepared by April.
For this reason, it is recommended for visitors from foreign areas to visit during April.

Place:
M&H Books
6 Donjak 3 St., Donjak-gu, Seoul
02-521-7447

One may exit through Exit #10 at Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2(Green Line) or Line 4(Blue Line).
The cafe is located at the 3rd floor of the building next to the Starbucks building in front of Exit #10 of Sadang Station.

Main Visual:
The main illustration of the collaboration event is drawn by the renowned illustrator RESS (@RESS00), who is famous for his influential career in Korean RPG games including Dungeon&Fighter, Elsword, and Closers. Original goods designed by M&H books featuring his artwork of Hatsune Miku will begin sale from late March~early April.

Special Menu:
M&H Books, as a cafe on its own, offers various coffee/tea/soft drinks with a few desserts as well.
During Hatsune Miku collaboration, they are adding a few specialties to their menu:

Miku’s Mint Chocolate Cake (7000 KRW) (The mint flavor is very much controlled for people who can’t handle mint!)
Hatsune Miku chocolate (2000 KRW)
Special Miku-Ade (7000 KRW)

M&H BOOKS is also famous for its “Latte Art” service, which allows customers to print an illustration or a photo of their own choice on top of a milk foam with a coffee drink. So far, they have offered this service for Hot Americano (6000 KRW) and Ice Chocolate (6500 KRW), and during Miku collaboration,

Mint Latte (7500 KRW) is going to be added to the “Latte Art” menu.

All listed prices may be subject to changes.


Collaboration Goods:
During collaboration period, a lot of Hatsune Miku related merchandise will be on sale at M&H BOOKS. These include

– Snow Miku Skytown goods
– Snow Miku 2018 goods
– COSPA Miku T-shirts
– Original M&H BOOKS Hatsune Miku goods, featuring the new artwork by RESS.

The original goods include
– Acrylic Stands (19000 KRW)
– Acrylic Key Holders (6500 KRW)
– Full Graphic T-Shirts (55000 KRW)
– T-Shirts (25000 KRW)
– Passport Cases (25000 KRW)
– Coffee Mugs (12000 KRW)
– Trading Can Badges (4000 KRW)
– Desk Pads (25000 KRW)
– Mobile Batteries (25000 KRW)
– Tapestries (22000 KRW)
– Blankets (45000 KRW)

The listed items and prices may be subject to change.

Gallery:
During collaboration period, M&H BOOKS changes its interior showcase in accordance with Hatsune Miku theme!
The exhibition includes Hatsune Miku and Crypton Vocaloid dolls and figures, design references for Miku V4X and 10th anniversary Miku, 1/1 sized panels featuring the works by KEI, iXima, and RESS, rare Vocaloid albums including Mitchie M’s “39D” and ryo’s “Melt,” and last but not least, Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer! All these displayed goods were voluntarily offered by the members of MikuWallets, the group that organized the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary digital signage project at Samsung station last year.

There is also a section featuring illustrations with congratulatory messages from Korean artists, including shnva, Popuru, Pingo, DORAE, hakusai, Lpip, Nardack, Young-in, JUNA, and Mauve. The Wall of Piapro is also installed!

Further information and updates are offered in the official twitter account (@mofun_collabo).
The owner of the arcade/cafe (@mofun_arcade) also runs a twitter account.
The chief manager of the cafe, also the head of MikuWallets (@koreafx), also has a twitter account.
MikuWallets (@39ADProject) is also helping out the operation of the cafe.

Here are some photos and videos of the cafe!

Photos are mostly taken by @mofun_collabo and @Aio392.

The 360 degrees VR video and 360 degrees photos of the cafe are taken by @miku1596:
https://theta360.com/s/juCgZdmXmS10rtC1HYSD5nLdM
https://theta360.com/s/3dsxK9tHPwzjQqLUA3m31kp52
https://theta360.com/s/rFXlZBfL6h9EqHHFGhT0jCp8O
https://theta360.com/s/o61nINDu2NEpTTwzRKx0PPGPk


The Miku Festival (미쿠제):
In the opening day (03.09), also the Miku Day, Hatsune Miku’s fans in Korea have gathered in M&H books to celebrate the opening of the first official Hatsune Miku shop in Korea. With the help and participation of MikuWallets members, we took photos and watched the Snow Miku 2018 Live offered by WOWOW.

Mar 152018
 

It looks like things for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai are about to get a bit more exciting! The first teaser CM for the event has been uploaded, giving us a preview of the event’s theme song “Greenlights Serenade” compose by Omoi. Additionally, the Magical Mirai 2018 official site has been updated to announce the event dates for Osaka and Tokyo!

Event Dates
Osaka Exhibition: August 25 ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Osaka Concerts: August 25th ~ 26th @ INTEX Osaka
Tokyo Exhibition: August 31 ~ September 2nd @ Makuhari Messe
Tokyo Concerts: September 1 ~ 2nd @ Makuhari Messe

Osaka Concert Start Times
Aug 25th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 25th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Aug 26th (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Aug 26th (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Tokyo Concert Start Times
Sep 1st (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 1st (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00
Sep 2nd (Daytime) – Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Sep 2nd (Evening) – Open 16:00, Start 17:00

Ticket Pricing
SS – 9000 Yen
S – 8000 Yen
A – 7000 Yen
U-18 – 3900 Yen

Domestic ticket applications will start on March 24th. Live ticket applications for overseas will be open from April 21st until May 28th, while accommodation package applications will be open from April 23rd until May 15th. Additional info on accommodations will be announced later.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Mar 112018
 

Excited for Miku Expo 2018 in USA and Mexico? How about a chance to win two tickets for free, and your own art designs featured on Miku Expo shirts? For Fans By Fans is running a Fan Forge Challenge until April 9th, 2018, where artists can submit their own original shirt designs for a chance to win Miku Expo 2018 tickets! Worried that you can’t make it to the event? You can also choose to win 5 pieces of Miku Expo merchandise! Winners will also receive commission for their merchandise.

Contest page: https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-info

Besides the grand prize, there will be 2 runner-ups that can win 3 items of merchandise from the Miku Expo tour. Just be sure to follow these guidelines in your entries! Just be sure to follow the guidelines below.

1: Design something original, creative and inspired by any of the Piapro characters.
2: Must be 18 years of age or older. Submissions are open internationally to all countries.
3: “Mashups-” or “Cross-overs” will not be accepted.
4: Use only characters from the Piapro family: Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, Kaito and Meiko.
5: Don’t submit similar versions of the same design, this will only divide your votes.
6: Your own take on or own versions of costumes is encouraged. BUT, please do not use costumes created by other artists in the community.
7: Please do not submit anything overtly sexual.

Entry submission page: https://community.forfansbyfans.com/m/fan-forge/submission/Hatsune-Miku-Fan-Forge
Entry voting page: https://community.forfansbyfans.com/m/fan-forge/designs/Hatsune-Miku-Fan-Forge