Jul 212017

The music video for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 theme song “Sand Planet” by Hachi is now online, and features animation by minakata laboratory! The song and music video will be available via the official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 album which we’ve previously covered in May 2017. Preorder for the album is currently open on CDJapan and Amazon JP, with the release date set on August 2nd.

Watch it on Nicovideo!

Jul 132017

The list of participating Vocaloid producers for this year’s Creators Market at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai has been announced, with no-less than 39 different producers! This makes the number of participating artists nearly 4X larger than last year. The Creators Market is a dedicated section of the Magical Mirai exhibition where you can meet various Vocaloid producers in-person and show your support by buying their albums from their own tables!

Here’s the list of participating artists, and the dates they will be present:

Be sure to stop by and say hello to your favorite producers at the event! Additional info via official Magical Mirai website: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_market.html

Jul 122017

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest results are finally here! The contest was first announced in June with the theme “Anniversary” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the grand idol Hatsune Miku this year. Congratulations to the Grand Prix winner, Asahi!

The Grand Prix rewards include tickets for the live performance and exhibition at Magical Mirai 2017 (traveling and accommodation costs excluded) as well as various Magical Mirai 2017 official goods, where the Semi-Grand Prix rewards include various Piapro Character official goods. Entries will be featured in the live performance and exhibitions at Magical Mirai 2017

> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 illustration contest results

Grand Prix


Semi-Grand Prix

Magical Mirai by 龍犬 / Magical Change! by RAHWIA

Magical Mirai by 姐川 / Magical✳Mirai by gari

Jul 092017

More details regarding the upcoming Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 event were announced during a Tokyo MX television broadcast, and reveals some exciting new concert details and exhibition attractions. Here’s the rundown of the updates!

  1. There will be partially different concert setlists for each of the 3 days of the concert.
  2. The concert requires 50% more CG animation than normal, due to the daily changing setlists.
  3. Something about “old Miku(s) making an appearance” (using old models, perhaps?)
  4. Illustrator APA will be hosting drawing teaching sessions.
  5. There will be an exhibit of Crypton’s “R3” animation technology (a form of real-time motion capture).
  6. An all-new life-sized Miku statue is in production for display at the event.
  7. Mobile and desktop wallpapers can be downloaded after completing questionnaires at the event.

Special thanks to @tomono39 on Twitter for sharing the broadcast summary!

Jun 282017

Another year, another Anime Expo! This year MikuFan staff will be attending as an exhibitor at North America’s largest anime convention. We’ll be helping out the ChinAnime staff with operating their booths, which is a circle representing artists like Rella, TID, Sayori and more! The booth numbers are #3716~3717, #1915~1917 and #2925. MikuFan staff will be working at Booth #1915!

We’ll also be giving away free MikuFan pin badges to the first 100 visitors to booth #1915, and show they follow MikuFan via any of our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+, etc). Here’s what they look like!

While checking out the booths, take advantage of special discounts by showing the coupon below, or free poster giveaways of Rella’s artworks for being a MikuFan follower!

BOOTH GIVEAWAY (Follow MikuFan to enter!)
36 free posters will be given out at the convention. 3 free posters at each giveaway time.
Email tangsi86*gmail.com (* = @) at each giveaway time below to enter. First 3 people will receive a winning reply, so you can pick up your poster at the booth!

Saturday (Jul 1st) Give Away Time: 11 AM, 1PM, 3PM
Sunday (Jul 2nd) Give Away Time: 11 AM, 1PM, 3PM
Monday(Jul 3rd) Give Away Time: 11 AM, 1PM, 3PM
Tuesday(Jul 4th) Give Away Time: 11 AM, 1PM, 2PM

You can also get all 4 of Rella’s art books at a discount by showing the image below on your smartphone. See you guys at Anime Expo! Anime Expo takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown LA between July 1st~4th.