Feb 162018

The much anticipated SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018 official video is now live on Youtube! This is the second SNOW MIKU LIVE! performance since 2015, and we’re most excited to see Snow Miku’s appearance returns in the show. Three encore songs for this live features Snow Miku appearances from different years, one of which is covered in this video.

The five-minutes concert footage features the theme song for this year “Round off the Square Earth” by TOKOTOKO (NishizawasanP) starring Snow Miku 2018 herself, while the second half features the song Rolling Girl by wowaka. The Rolling Girl performance utilizes a real-time 3DCG control system “R3” developed by Crypton Future Media allowing a level of interaction with the audience as seen in the video.

Check out the official video below, or watch it now on Nicovideo!

Feb 142018

The winner of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 song contest, and its runner-ups have been announced! Before we get to the list, we’d like to say congratulations to the winners, you all did an amazing job!

First up is “Can’t Make A Song!!” by beat_shobon!

Next are the runner-up winners “Time Bomb!” by Simon Ton, and “Bye-Bye School!” by Marvin Valentin:

Honerable mentions go to “I’m Not You” by VnaneP, and “On Top” by nostraightanswer:

Feb 112018

The Hatsune Miku orchestra concert “Hatsune Miku Symphony” has been announced to return this year and the next for Tokyo and Osaka. This would make the third Hatsune Miku Symphony to date, and the very first to be held across year like this. While the details are not live on the official site just yet, here’s what the official tweet has for us to share. Stay tuned for more info!

Tokyo performance

Date: November 24th, 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall of Yokohama
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita

Osaka Performance

Date: January 25th, 2019 (Friday)
Venue: Orix Theater
Orchestra: Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Hirofumi Kurita

Hatsune Miku Symphony: http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Feb 022018

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai song contest makes a return this year and is open starting now! The grand prize winner will have his/her song performed at the live events, a pair of tickets to the live where the winning entry will be performed, and SONICWIRE gift certificate worth of 100,000 yen, whereas the runner-ups will receive SONICWIRE gift certificate worth of 30,000 yen.

The last year’s contest had Keisei with his song “Singularity” as the winning entry. Will yours be next?

Target characters

Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / MEIKO / KAITO
(Including V3, V4X, ENGLISH, and CHINESE voicebanks, but limited to one character per submission)

Entry Eligibility

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

File Format

MP3 (Under 4 minutes and 30 seconds)

Result release date

Early May 2018

Other Notes

  • The contest will remain open until March 29th at 17:00 JST.
  • Please include lyrics of the song in the submission’s description.
  • Submissions must be original, unreleased works not tied to any publishers, independent contracts, or management groups
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “マジカルミライ2018_楽曲” (copy and paste without quotes). Please make sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure your entry is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

Magical Mirai 2018: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/
Song Contest: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2018_music/
Submission list: http://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2018_music/list

Feb 022018

The official theme song for Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 has just been released today titled “Decade“, and came from none other than Dixie Flatline. Dixie Flatline is a Vocaloid producer since March 2008, and most notably known for his song “Just be Friends” featuring Megurine Luka with over 3.6 million views on Nicovideo.

Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 in USA & Mexico will take place across six locations this Summer. Check out the theme song preview below, and remember to stay tuned for more updates in the future! Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Miku Expo 2018 in USA & Mexico Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikuexpo/
Miku Expo 2018 in USA & Mexico Official site: http://mikuexpo.com/usamx2018/