Mar 142018
 

The massive hit kabuki play from last year “Kuruwa Kotoba Awase Kagami“, starring the virtual idol Hatsune Miku and the kabuki actor Nakamura Shidō II, will be getting its own VR application for PlayStation VR starting in April for free, Dwango announced. The play told of a love story in a geisha quarter, and was performed at the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2017 event on April 29th~30th, 2017.

The VR application allows you to relive the Chokabuki experience in virtual reality, walk around the virtual world with a lantern, or snap photos with Hatsune Miku on the spot and share them online. Visit the official sites below for full gallery, or check out the official trailer now on Nicovideo!

Official site: http://chokabuki.jp/vr/
PlayStation Store JP: https://www.jp.playstation.com/games/chokabuki-vr-kuruwa-kotoba-awase-kagami-ps4/

Feb 152018
 

Prepare yourself for a musical extravaganza! The Vocaloid Goddess Hatsune Miku will once again grace us with her presence in Brave Frontier, bringing with her spectacular dungeons quests and other Vocaloid characters. In conjunction with Snow Miku 2018 Festival this February, starting from February 7 to March 19, gumi Inc. and Crypton Future Media will present Hatsune Miku’s Winter and Spring Collaboration in Brave Frontier!

The highlights of this collaboration are as follows:

Winter Chapter

  • COLLABORATION SUMMON: SNOW MIKU  (Feb 7 – Mar 6)
    Coming this winter season, get a chance to summon Snow Miku 2018! Adding more to the festivities, Snow Miku 2017 will be available in the Collaboration Summon as well! Be charmed by their uplifting melodies and refreshing voices as they journey across Grand Gaia. The perfect companions for your favorite Squad!
  • WINTER DUNGEON: MELODY OF WINTER (Feb 7 – Feb 28)
    While looking for her animal friends during a snowstorm, Snow Miku accidentally stumbled into Grand Gaia. Blessed with an ability to create soothing melodies to quiet storms and pacify the greatest of monsters, she bravely ventured into the unknown. Lost and unsure of the way back home, will you be her guide and help her return to her own world?Venture into the dungeon, collect “Yukine Tokens” and exchange them for the event exclusive Sphere, Kagura Suzu! And while you play, enjoy The Snow Miku 2018 Festival theme song Round Off The Square Earth by TOKOTOKO as the background music!

Spring Chapter

  • COLLABORATION SUMMON: SAKURA MIKU (Feb 28 – Mar 19)
    Spring is coming with more Hatsune Miku! Celebrate the season of a thousand cherry blossoms with the phenomenal Senbonzakura Miku! But wait, there’s more! Back for a rerun, grab the chance to summon Mankai Sakura Miku from the Spring Themed Summon Gate during this period as well!
    * More events related to the Spring Chapter will be announced on the Brave Frontier official channel at a later time.

Returning Contents

  • EVENT DUNGEON: SONGSTRESS OF LIGHT (Feb 7 – Mar 19)
    The Hatsune Miku dungeon from the first collaboration is back! Catch her famous performance deep in the ancient ruins during the event period. Don’t miss this chance to get yourself the one and only, the original, Hatsune Miku!
  • COLLABORATION SUMMON: VIRTUAL SINGERS (Feb 7 – Mar 19)
    Furthermore, the 2014 Virtual Singers series returns for another round of fun! Seize the chance to summon all of the 2014 Virtual Singers – Meiko, Kaito, Rin, Len, and Luka at the Special Summon Gate!

Other Events

  • COLLABORATION LOGIN & MILESTONE CAMPAIGN
    Log in daily and work together with other Summoners to achieve dungeon clear milestones and obtain valuable items such as Summon Tickets, Gems, Elementum Tomes, and Omni Frogs.

Brave Frontier is available for download globally on iOS, Android, Amazon, and Windows Phone devices.

Note: All dates mentioned are PST.

Brave Frontier updates are available on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BraveFrontierGlobal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bravefrontiergl
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BraveFrontierGlobal
Official Site: http://bravefrontier.gumi.sg/

Dec 032017
 

For the first time in nearly 3 years, MikuMikuDance has received an update, although it’s actually a fairly small one. Specifically, the version 9.27 update fixes a mouse bug with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

If you run Windows 10, and encounter issues with the controls in MMD, be sure to grab the latest version from the official site! → http://www.geocities.jp/higuchuu4/index_e.htm

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 062017
 

Following the first demo released on her 10th birthday, Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese gets four new demo songs released today along with the product page reveal! Digital download sales also begin starting now!

Hatsune Miku Chinese version sings with fine quality pronunciation and lovely voice.

Hatsune Miku V4 CHINESE” is a virtual singer for Chinese with Hatsune Miku like unique and pretty voice and beautiful and fine quality pronunciation. Consonants and vowels are clear tuned just by typing lyrics and can sing any genres like pops, dance, rock and etc. It has a function to make the VOCALOID voices sounds younger and adjust the brightness. It also supports the glow function, pitch snap function and pitch rendering function. Also, it comes with a standalone application of the vocal editor “Piapro Studio” which has been developed for this product. So you can make it sing a song without going through other music software.

The four new demo songs come from Kairiki bear, Mikai Music, 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI, and PIPPO, with all four being original songs with the exception of “Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (cover).

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese is priced at 10,800 yen (~99 USD) and 11,880 yen (~108 USD) for the digital download and limited package versions, respectively. Shipping for the limited package version will begin in mid September 2017. Check out the demo songs below!

Official product page → http://sonicwire.com/mikuv4c
Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese limited package edition → https://ec.crypton.co.jp/product/detail/39830
Poppro → http://www.poppro.cn/html/main.html

“Shippaisaku Shoujo” by Kairiki bear (link to the original)

“你好~Hello~” by Mikai Music (song, lyrics, and arrangement)
MuiskM (song), 大铭 (lyrics), and Jun Kuroda (arrangement)

“时光船~Time boat~” by 小旭PRO-乌龟SUI (song & arrangement)
小旭音乐-若竹(lyrics)

“花与梦 ~keeping~” by PIPPO