May 242017
 

There was a lot of exciting news from Good Smile Company’s livestream event! In the way of new announcements, the beginning of the stream revealed two new figures: Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2013 version, and a 1/7 scale figure of Racing Miku 2016: TeamUKYO version!

Next was the Snow Miku 2018 design finalists announcement, with 6 designs chosen. The six finalists were Anzu Natsumikan (#1), Mori (#2), Wanekoto (#3), Komadori Ui (#4), Zaao♪ (#5), and Taicha Don (#6). The initial live stream vote showed the #5 design by Zaao♪ to be the most popular. However, voting isn’t done yet!

Until May 29th, Good Smile Company has opened a web poll on their website where worldwide fans can choose their favorite Snow Miku design out of the 6 finalists. The results will be announced at this year’s Magical Mirai! Cast your vote at the following page:

http://event.goodsmile.info/snowmiku2018/en/

May 242017
 

The community voting live stream events for Snow Miku 2018’s design begin tonight in about 20 minutes! Here’s several stream sources linked below where you can tune in. There will also be new figure announcements and news for Magical Mirai 2017. We’re unsure if the two sources besides Nicovideo will offer the voting interfaces like we’ve seen with Nicovideo in the past, so show some caution if you use them!

EDIT: Website voting after the streams has also been confirmed. We’ll share details in the next article!







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