Oct 212017
 

We recently gathered questions from the Vocaloid community to share with Rella, a well-known and highly popular Hatsune Miku illustrator in the Vocaloid community. Rella moved to Japan recently, which caused a delay, but she finally had the chance to answer our interview request. You asked the questions, here’s what Rella had to say!

MF: MikuFan
Rella: Rella

MF: “Hello, Rella, and thank you for joining us for an interview! There are many followers from overseas that are excited to connect with you and learn more about you and your work. We gathered some questions from fans around the world, we hope you look forward to it!” Continue reading »

Sep 212017
 

In celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, a particular group of fans in China by the name “VocaloPlanet” will be releasing a special album on September 30th titled “Miracle Annual” featuring 11 songs written for the special occasion and illustrations from 25 illustrators. Preorders for the album are currently open on Taobao at 55 yuan (8.34 USD), along with other various goods available. Check out the album crossfade in the Bilibili link below!

Tracklist:

01. 八月雨后,初晴与彩虹  / yk!
02. 勇気 / TUNO桐音
03. マジカルナンバー (魔法数字) / 味素
04. Sunny Sky Signals (晴空信号) / ANK
05. 夏に落ちるサンデー (坠入夏天的星期日) / Kolaa
06. Dreaming Girl / 板烧鹅尼子&nano
07. 君のいる所へ (有你的地方) / Utae
08. 花火 / Irish Kappa
09. EMP 电磁脉冲 / siren
10. Secret Love / 敌门
11. love in last sight (最后一瞥之恋) / reguluz

Illustrators: gocoli, CT, Captain, 疯狐, AIKO, 抹茶, 和茶, Iritoa, 罪音咩咩, Hanasa 花洒, -匙-, Itsia, 葬雪荒城, ajimita, Aimota, PSD, Sour暄, 千夜QYS3, あさひ@クロイ, 禾书 Zlin, 色毁, 二次元绝缘体, ivk, 四迹, and Radla.

  • Clear File: 15 yuan (2.27 USD)
  • Acrylic Stand: 15 yuan (2.27 USD)
  • Double Sided Metal Pendant: 25 yuan (3.79 USD)
  • CD (11 songs): 55 yuan (8.34 USD)
  • Artbook (50 pages): 65 yuan (9.86 USD)
  • Set A: CD, Artbook, Clear File: 100 yuan (15.16  USD)
  • Set B: CD, Artbook, Clear File, 6 postcards, double-sided metal pendant, acrylic stand, poster, paper bag: 150 yuan (22.74)

Official site → http://miku.work/index.html
Track previews → http://miku.work/music.html
Gallery → http://miku.work/gallery.html

Bilibili (album crossfade) → http://www.bilibili.com/video/av13579600/
Taobao → https://world.taobao.com/item/557326381215.htm




Sep 152017
 

MikuFan will be interviewing the artist Rella soon, and we’d like our fellow Hatsune Miku fans to participate! If you have any questions that you’d like Rella to answer, you can submit your questions in the comments on this article, or comment on the respective posts on any of our social media linked on our site’s widget (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, etc!).

Question submissions will remain open until September 22nd at 11:59 PM PST! Please make sure to “like” or upvote the questions you like the most, this will help us decide which questions the fans would like answered!

Rella has a long standing as arguably the most popular Hatsune Miku illustrator of all time on Pixiv, with 10 out of the top 20 Hatsune Miku artworks belonging to Rella. Her works are truly beautiful and awe-inspiring! Check out some of the work samples below, or on her Pixiv gallery here → https://pixiv.net/u/163536

Sep 152017
 

Hatsune Miku has been appointed as the ambassador for the “Cassette Store Day Japan” to be held on October 14th this year. Originating from the UK in 2013, the international annual event “Cassette Store Day” is held in dedication to the classic format of cassette tape.

The key visual filled with street fashion theme and, of course, a cassette tape and a player, comes from MONQ, whom we’re most familiar with as the official illustrator of Magical Mirai 2014. We’re certainly loving the idea behind pairing the world’s digital diva and the good old analog cassette tape together.

Specially announced for this occasion are the “MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition-” and its special counterpart “MIKU’S TAPE -10th- Anniversary Edition Cassette Player Set” to be released on October 14th. Both editions will come with 10 songs from the participating producers and a SONOCA card (setlist below), with the later to come with an exclusive cassette tape player.

The exclusive cassette tape player, decorated with the key visual by MONQ, will come with support for Hi-Fi stereo, auto reverse function, MP3 conversion by USB port, and come included with the software CD. Batteries are supplied via 2 AA batteries or USB port.

 

MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition- setlist

The MIKU’s TAPE -10th Anniversary Edition- is priced at 2,500 yen (tax excluded), while the special edition with cassette tape player is priced at 8,500 yen (tax excluded). Also announced today are the official t-shirts (3,200 yen excluding tax), clear file (300 yen excluding tax), and acrylic key holder (1,000 yen excluding tax). Additional details on the sales will follow up at later date.

Cassette Store Day → http://cassettestoreday.com/
Cassette Store Day Japan → http://cassettestoreday.jp/
SONOCA → http://sonoca.net/

Sep 102017
 

The celebration of Miku’s 10th anniversary is a celebration of many meanings for many of her fans around the world. One of the top focuses in this celebration is, of course, the music! Being a music software herself, music one of the cornerstones that helped make Hatsune Miku what she is today. We’d like to look at the special songs that Vocaloid artists contributed on the week of August 31st, the day of Miku’s 10th anniversary.

This list has a few special rules! First, the song has to have been uploaded to Nicovideo during the period of August 28th~September 3rd. This allows some room for Vocaloid producers that uploaded their songs a little early or late! Second, the song has to mention it was a 10th anniversary celebration song, either in the title, tags or description. Finally, songs will be ranked by average views per day, not total views! This gives a more accurate ranking of the fans favorite songs.

Without further day, here’s the Miku 10th anniversary song ranking! Do you have any favorites that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

#1: Thanks for being Lifeless by PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31825358
Uploaded 2017/08/28 – Total: 164,675 – Daily: 23,525

#2: Reverse Universe by Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31843582
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,789 – Daily: 15,198

#3: First Storm by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31842002
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,528 – Daily: 15,132

#4: Welcome Back Lonely by Agoaniki feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838997
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 56,613 – Daily: 14,153

#5: Ooedo Julia Night by Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku & Kaito

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31812792
Uploaded 2017/9/01 – Total: 21,746 – Daily: 7,249

#6: Shachiku♡Addiction by Eve feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837265
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,804 – Daily: 7,201

#7: Music Hour of Love by Papiko feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31832794
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,448 – Daily: 7,112

#8: Inzei Daisuki Forever by OwataP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31790872
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 25,783 – Daily: 6,446

#9: Dream to the Future by ELS feat. Hatsune Miku

A tribute video featuring many illustrators! Full list here → http://vocadb.net/S/166609
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837608
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 23,290 – Daily: 5,823

#10: Hatsune Miku by Hikappi feat. Hatsune Miku

Yes, the song is titled “Hatsune Miku”!
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840796
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 13,485 – Daily: 3,372

Honorable Mentions

While Hatsune Miku does not sing in the following songs, these fan-made melodies are amazingly well-made tributes to Miku’s 10th! Enjoy!

#1: ミクミク動画流星群 by Nitopan

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838536
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 62,950 – Daily: 15,738

#2: ミクミク動画葱祭 by Tashi

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840798
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 33,818 – Daily: 8,455