Aug 272015
 

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The Japanese card company Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. Ltd has announced an official collaboration between VISA and Hatsune Miku to create actual physical credit cards and debit cards, and not just a digital e-money iD card like we’ve seen in the past. Although there will be a new design for those as well, along with the popular SONOCA music cards.

Applications for the card(s) will start at Magical Mirai 2015 in Tokyo at booth #18 in the exhibition area. Most of the cards feature exclusive artwork by iXima, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID3 box art. The prepaid card features art from KEI, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID2 software.

The cards have various benefits after application. The credit card offers a chance to win a special metallic version of the 1/4 scale Hatsune Miku V3 scale figure. Applicants of the credit card have to simply spend 70,000 Yen or more with it between September 15th and December 31st 2015 to enter a random drawing for one of 50 available figures.

The first 1,500 applicants will also receive the prepaid gift card preloaded with 500 Yen. The first 1,000 applicants will receive a SONOCA music card with a code preloaded to download a free sample of the song “Selfish Style feat. Hatsune Miku” by HachioujiP.

All of the above offers are only for residents of Japan, of course, but we’d enjoy seeing some official Western collabs in the future.

Aug 272015
 

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The Japanese card company Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. Ltd has announced an official collaboration between VISA and Hatsune Miku to create actual physical credit cards and debit cards, and not just a digital e-money iD card like we’ve seen in the past. Although there will be a new design for those as well, along with the popular SONOCA music cards.

Applications for the card(s) will start at Magical Mirai 2015 in Tokyo at booth #18 in the exhibition area. Most of the cards feature exclusive artwork by iXima, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID3 box art. The prepaid card features art from KEI, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID2 software.

The cards have various benefits after application. The credit card offers a chance to win a special metallic version of the 1/4 scale Hatsune Miku V3 scale figure. Applicants of the credit card have to simply spend 70,000 Yen or more with it between September 15th and December 31st 2015 to enter a random drawing for one of 50 available figures.

The first 1,500 applicants will also receive the prepaid gift card preloaded with 500 Yen. The first 1,000 applicants will receive a SONOCA music card with a code preloaded to download a free sample of the song “Selfish Style feat. Hatsune Miku” by HachioujiP.

All of the above offers are only for residents of Japan, of course, but we’d enjoy seeing some official Western collabs in the future.

Aug 272015
 

p_0001105

The Japanese card company Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. Ltd has announced an official collaboration between VISA and Hatsune Miku to create actual physical credit cards and debit cards, and not just a digital e-money iD card like we’ve seen in the past. Although there will be a new design for those as well, along with the popular SONOCA music cards.

Applications for the card(s) will start at Magical Mirai 2015 in Tokyo at booth #18 in the exhibition area. Most of the cards feature exclusive artwork by iXima, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID3 box art. The prepaid card features art from KEI, the official illustrator of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID2 software.

The cards have various benefits after application. The credit card offers a chance to win a special metallic version of the 1/4 scale Hatsune Miku V3 scale figure. Applicants of the credit card have to simply spend 70,000 Yen or more with it between September 15th and December 31st 2015 to enter a random drawing for one of 50 available figures.

The first 1,500 applicants will also receive the prepaid gift card preloaded with 500 Yen. The first 1,000 applicants will receive a SONOCA music card with a code preloaded to download a free sample of the song “Selfish Style feat. Hatsune Miku” by HachioujiP.

All of the above offers are only for residents of Japan, of course, but we’d enjoy seeing some official Western collabs in the future.

Aug 272015
 

Pulse Films will be creating their own Hatsune Miku documentary, and they’re looking for overseas Hatsune Miku fans to contribute their own videos for the project. Pulse Films will be recording their own live footage at Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai in Tokyo on September 4th, but they would also like worldwide fans to join in for the documentary.

To participate, simply record a video of yourself that’s between 30 seconds and 2 minutes long, explaining what Hatsune Miku means to you, and why you love her. Then send a link of the video to mikumirai@gmail.com (the sooner the better!).

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Aug 262015
 

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Crypton Future Media has announced today the Hatsune Miku Expo song contest, in search for original tracks to perform at a future Hatsune Miku Expo concert. Fans are invited to participate in the song submissions starting now on Soundcloud.

In celebration of the announcement, a two-week trial version of Hatsune Miku V3 English will be available for free on SONICWIRE. The followings below are essential rules to consider for song submissions:

  • Make sure your submission(s) includes a song title and lyrics in the track description
  • Disable downloads via Soundcloud
  • Submit your song to the Hatsune Miku Expo Song Contest Soundcloud group.

The grand winner will be rewarded with 100,00 JPY worth of products from SONICWIRE and a pair of tickets to Hatsune Miku Expo concert where the winning entry will be performed. Furthermore, the winner will have an opportunity to take a commemorative photo with Hatsune Miku on stage (does not cover travel expenses).

Among other participants, two runner-ups will be chosen and presented with 30,000 JPY worth of products from SONICWIRE. Fans are more than welcome to submit songs in any languages they prefer.

The contest opens now up to October 19th. We look forward to hear songs from fans around the world, and to the next location of Hatsune Miku Expo. Now is your chance to take your song around the world!

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