Aug 172017
 

The music video for “A World Without You Has No Sound Or Color” (“Kimi no Inai Sekai ni wa Oto mo Iro mo Nai”) by doriko is now online, and features illustrations by nezuki. It’s been a while since we last saw a new upload from doriko, and good news is there’ll be a release of a mini album of the same title this month! The album is currently open for preorder on CD Japan at 2,200 yen, with release date set for August 30th this year.

Watch it on Nicovideo!

Aug 102017
 

Crypton Future Media’s record label KarenT has released the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest’s Grand Prix song Singularityby keisei and the runner-ups starting now, with the special selection titled “Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai 2017” Song Contest Selection“. The selection will include the following works available via iTunes, Amazon MP3 and more, with “Singularity” by keisei to feature an additional song “Winter Sky Discovery”.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 song contest’s result announcement video

Aug 042017
 

The latest Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 news update is a big one! Special extras, goods and activities were announced, check out the details below!

Sub-visual Art Gallery Released

A special gallery has been uploaded featuring illustrations by Magical Mirai co-operating artists! 8 different illustrations are currently on display, check them out here! → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/special.html#special_gallery

Official Goods Announced


The first batch of official goods contains 7 new items: A shopping bag with art by iXima and bob, full graphic T-shirt with art by Apapico, basic T-shirt with art by iXima, pen light featuring art by iXima, pen light sleeve set with art by Murakami Yuichi, pen light holder with art by CHRIS, and a 6 color muffler towel. Check out the goods gallery here → http://magicalmirai.com/2017/goods.html

Workshop & Creative Stage Updates


A special miniature Miku nanoblock kit will be available at the Workshop area of Magical Mirai for 500 yen. This set is limited and exclusive to this event! Additionally, the creative stage events will feature 3 different Vocaloid creators on September 2nd and 3rd. Apapico will host an art coloring session from 1:30 PM~3:30 PM on September 2nd, Saitou Naoki will host a “making of” art session from 11:30~12:30 on September 3rd, and monica:factory will be hosting a music composition and tips session from 4:00 PM~5:00 PM on September 3rd.

A Cosplayer Show will take place September 2nd from 11:30~12:30, where cosplaying participants can have a chance to show off and talk their favorite points of cosplay on stage! The event will be hosted by producer Nyanyannya. More info on participation will be announced later. Next, a video creators show will be hosted by none other than the popular Hatsune Miku video creators MasatakaP and Kasoku Satou! The show will be held September 3rd at 1:30~2:20.

Lastly, a talk session by Crypton Future Media staff will review the topic of Hatsune Miku’s overseas expansion, through events such as MIKU EXPO. The session will be hosted by Hiroyuki Itoh, Guillaume Devigne and Meguro Kumiko.

Workshop & Creative Stage events page: http://magicalmirai.com/2017/ex_workshop.html

Music Area Info

A “huge cake object” is being prepared for display, along with the first ever life-sized statues of Kagamine Rin and Len! Also planned is a special screening and art gallery for the PV “Sand Planet”, the official Magical Mirai 2017 theme song. The following activities will also be available in the music area:

– Musical Instrument Experience Corner hosted by YAMAHA: Experience instruments like Saxophones and Violins for the first time!
– VOCALOID Booth hosted by YAMAHA: Will introduce new Vocaloid products for the first time, and showcase previously popular products.
– Enterprise Development: Get closer to the world of music production. Exhibited by various music companies.
– Karent & SONOCA Corner: Exhibition corner of Crypton Future Media’s music label KarenT and their smart music card SONOCA.
– KarenT presents Creators Market – We previously published the details here! → http://www.mikufan.com/?p=19574

DJ Stage Lineup

Besides the ticketed DJ Live event that wasn’t open to overseas applicants, there will be Free Viewing DJ live events throughout the duration of Magical Mirai! Anyone can join the free viewing area at any time to enjoy the performances, granted there’s room to join. Here’s the lineup:

Day 1 (September 1st)
1:30~3:00 – Opening DJ Party featuring HachiojiP, DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING and Merochin!
4:00~4:30 – Enjoy various Vocaloid songs arranged by musicians with musical instruments.

Day 2 (September 2nd)
11:10~11:50 – 164P
2:10~3:00 – Nayutan & PinocchioP
3:40~4:20 – The Retrievers & (Coming Soon)
5:00~5:30 – Misumi

Day 3 (September 3rd)
11:00~11:40 – ATOLS
1:00~1:30 – Merochin
2:20~2:50 – Experience a new type of Hatsune Miku live with the R3 animation system.
3:10~3:30 – BIGHEAD
3:50~4:20 – Enjoy various Vocaloid songs arranged by musicians with musical instruments.

Jul 192017
 

A special Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration album was announced today, titled “Re:Start”. Planned for an August 30th release (just 1 day before Hatsune Miku’s anniversary!), the album will feature songs spanning two disks, and will be available in regular and limited editions. The total number of songs is yet to be announced, but 11 participating producers have been confirmed so far. Here’s what’s been announced:

Limited Edition (3900 Yen)
2 CDs
10th Anniversary Illustration Book
Special 3 Way Sleeve
Preorder bonuses vary by store

Regular Edition (3,000 Yen)
2CDs
Preorder bonuses vary by store

Producer List (so far)

  • n-buna
  • Neru
  • Halyosy
  • 40mP
  • KurageP
  • Orangestar
  • DECO*27
  • Nayutan
  • PinocchioP
  • Mitchie M
  • Rerulili
  • More coming soon…

Get the album from the following sites!

> CDJapan (Limited Edition)
> CDJapan (Regular Edition)

> Amazon Japan (Limited Edition)
> Amazon Japan (Regular Edition)

Re:Start Album Official Site: http://d-ue.jp/miku10th/

May 262017
 

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album has been announced, and is now open for preorder! The album features 9 tracks including the theme song and the grand prix song from the contest, and a DVD with the music video for the theme song “Sand Planet” by Hachi.

The album is priced at 2,500 yen (tax included), and will be released on August 2nd. International preorders are now open on CDJapan and Amazon JP. If you’re living in Japan, we recommend preorders via Amazon JP, Tower Records, Animate, Toranoana, and Gamers for their shop privileges – exclusive can badges in five designs illustrated by the artist Honwa!

> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album on CDJapan
> Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 official album on Amazon JP

DISC 1 (CD)

DISC 2 (DVD)

Check out the short comic below by Nokuhashi, the official Magical Mirai 2017 PR ambassador!

Miku & Luka: “This album will include multiple hit songs, starting with the theme song “Sand Planet” composed by Hachi”
(Middle) “Magical Mirai 2017 original album also releasing this year”
(Bottom) “Release on wednesday, 8/2”