Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year, everyone! Kicking off the new year is a Hatsune Miku album released today by Mikai Music on iTunes and Amazon MP3, titled “The First Dream”. This album is the first created using songs with Hatsune Miku’s recently released V4 Chinese vocaloid software.

The album features 9 songs, and is also a great introduction for Hatsune Miku fans to some of the amazing music created by producers using her Chinese ver. software. Check out the crossfade below, the album on iTunes, and be sure to also check out the music videos for many of these songs on Mikai Music’s official YouTube channel!

The First Dream on iTunes → https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-first-dream/1327225599
The First Dream on Amazon MP3 → https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H82Q8F/
Mikai Music Official Channel → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFONQl-be-yxvkWTw1HtA_w

1. Nihao feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
2. The First Dream feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
3. The Miracle Of The Star feat. Hatsune Miku / Jun Kuroda & MusikM
4. Confess feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
5. Holy S**t Grass Snake feat. Hatsune Miku / Uncle McDonald
6. Mutton Soup feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
7. Confess Ver.B feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
8. Mutton Soup Remix feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
9. The First Dream Ver.B feat Hatsune Miku / MusikM

Nov 142017
 

The Vocaloid producer DaniwellP, best known as the original creator of the Nyan Cat song, has been busy with releasing a lot of new content. Among these are new games, songs, albums, and surprisingly, a MikuMikuDance model! DaniwellP is definitely a Hatsune Miku community favorite, so here’s a roundup of his recent works.

If you missed the quick announcement from our social media, DaniwellP created a fun and very addicting webapp called Mikutap, where you can generate random Miku sounds to the rhythm of background music. It’s both uniquely cute and fun! Check out the official trailer above, and the webapp from the official site → https://aidn.jp/mikutap/

Protip: You can add the webapp to your device’s homescreen as an app to quickly launch it from anywhere! Just use Chrome or Safari’s “add to home screen” option.

Daniwell releasing a Hatsune Miku model for MikuMikuDance was definitely an unexpected surprise for sure. Rather than something “life-like” or an attempted mirror of Miku’s normal style, Daniwell went the creative route and went for a more simplistic, block-styled Miku, but with its own unique charm. It even has a neko ear option! Download it from the official site → http://aidn.jp/mmd/box_miku/

Tying in with the MMD model release, Daniwell also created a short music video using the new model, and surprisingly, the Hatsune Miku’s English voicebank. At just 23 seconds in length, it’s perfect to have as your ringtone. In fact, Daniwell also makes it downloadable from his official site, so go nuts! → http://aidn.jp/sound/

Lastly, Daniwell released his 3rd album “UCHU ZENBU” a couple months ago, and it was sadly overlooked by many. But it’s definitely worth a listen and addition to any Hatsune Miku fan’s collection! Check out the official page for all the shop links → https://aidn.jp/daniwell/uz/

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
 

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/