Crunchyroll Hosts Miku Expo Contest & Exclusive Miku Expo in Jakarta Concert Footage

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Music — Written by jrharbort on Monday, September 1st, 2014 @ 3:24 am

In collaboration with Crypton Future Media, Crunchyroll will be giving away a pair of Miku Expo tickets to either Los Angeles or New York, along with two Hatsune Miku grab bags full of goods.

“Sharing the World” by BIGHEAD ft. Hatsune Miku is the main theme song for Hatsune Miku’s upcoming MIKU EXPO 2014 in Los Angeles & New York, and was composed and recorded especially for the event.

It’s a song about reaching out to each other through creation, with Hatsune Miku bringing together people all over the world in a common feeling of positivity.

Share your world, your experiences and creativity, and let’s all make a music video for “Sharing the World”!”


How To Enter

To participate, record a video 30 seconds or less of you (or you and friends) drawing, cosplaying, having fun, or being creative in any way to “Sharing the World”! Upload the video to YouTube, then post it on the Crunchyroll forum thread.

The first prize winner will receive a pair of concert tickets to their choice of Miku Expo in Los Angeles (October 11th~12th) or New York (October 17th~18th). The second and 3rd place winners will each receive a Hatsune Miku goodie bag.

But you must be quick, as the contest will end on September 19th! The winners will be announced on September 26th.

Additionally, Crunchyroll has exclusive footage of Miku Expo in Indonesia available for viewing on their site with over 30 minutes of concert event footage. The event-exclusive Indonesian song “Venus di Ujung Jari” is also included. The video is available to free users until September 14th, and will be available to Crunchyroll premium members after that date. Enjoy!

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 – Indonesia – HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in Indonesia -Live-

Via Crunchyroll

Magical Mirai 2014: New Reveals in Osaka

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by Mercuryw on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 7:11 am

Magical Mirai this year is held at two different locations. The first took place in Osaka, Japan at Osaka Intex on August 30th, while another is scheduled in Tokyo, Japan at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on September 20th.  The new life-sized Miku statue was presented in the recent Osaka event. Unlike other previous statues we’ve witnessed, this seems to be the first to ever go public with real fabric clothing. Including this new Miku, we now have the sixth life-sized statue ever created to date(you can view the other 5 here).

The mysterious Nendoroid that was teased way back in early May was also showcased in Osaka event, with the title of “ NendoroidHatsune Miku Halloween version”. She will be available for purchase at Miku Expo in Los Angeles and New York. Further details including pricing are expected to be announced later.

On another side, here we have a surprise launched from Volks booth, where an additional outfit “Mikuzukin” will be coming soon. Details have not been released yet and are expected to arrive later.  

Lastly, it has been confirmed from that figma Racing Miku 2014 sponsorship courses will come with three usual different accessories. These include: umbrellas(folded and unfolded ver.), trophies(amount varies with victories during the season), and the team iconic flag

Happy 7th Anniversary, Hatsune Miku!

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Other — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 5:17 am

Illustration “Happy Birthday Miku!” by Tsuzakitsu Nomi from Pixiv.

Hatsune Miku has finally reached the 7th year of her journey since her first release on August 31st, 2007. Seven is quite a lucky number, and we’ve certainly been lucky to be able to enjoy what she’s been able to bring to the lives of fans around the world for all those years.

The past year has brought brought us the release of Hatsune Miku’s VOCALOID3 software, the beginning of an international Miku Expo event, a new Racing Miku and Snow Miku design, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd’s international release, and so much more. And not to forget the endless amounts of video, music and illustrative art works.

And as per tradition, artists have taken to Pixiv to overload the servers with a vast amount of illustrations to celebrate the birthday of our beloved virtual diva. Below are some of our personal favorite picks, but you can view the full selection of images for Hatsune Miku’s 7th anniversary from here:ミク誕生祭2014

Happy 7th Birthday, Hatsune Miku!

6 by えこいくしま on pixiv

Happy Birthday by TID on pixiv

おめでとう by うさしろまに on pixiv

8/31 by 萌葱 on pixiv

ハジメテノオト by Rella on pixiv

~MIKU’S 7TH BIRTHDAY~ by 薯子Chuko on pixiv

miku by mery on pixiv

❤HAPPY BIRTHDAY❤ by 黑川紙 on pixiv

歌姫 by kina on pixiv

Mitchie M Releases Full-Lenght Version of “Burenai ai de”

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Other,Software — Written by Lawrence Elsa on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

An extended version of Mitchie M’s song featured in Rohto’s Digi-Eye AR app has been released on YouTube and Niconico with a complete song and 3DPV.

The YouTube upload of Hatsune Miku’s up-beat love ballad features full English subtitles on the Youtube upload. The video was directed by llcheesell, and the dance choreography was provided by Malo chan (Tatsuro Ogata). The model is the same one used in the AR app, and was modeled by Kasoku Satō (KSK), who also made the model of Miku for the Happy Birthday song in 2012.
Rohto Digi-Eye was exhibited at Magical Mirai in Osaka as well.

Racing Miku 2014 Ver. Scale Figure and Sandmaster Racing Miku 2014 Ver. Preorders Open

Filed under: Figures,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 @ 2:50 am

The previously showcased Racing Miku 2014 version scaled figure has been opened for preorders starting today (August 26th), and will remain open on Good Smile Company’s online shop until September 24th at 9:00 PM JST. The MSRP is set at 10,800 Yen ($104 USD), and has an expected shipment date of April 2015. The figure is also available via CDJapan and Amiami.

The surprising reveal today, however, was the launch of preorders for the Sandmaster Racing Miku 2014 version RC car. This specially decorated version of the Sandmaster will include a non-articulating figure of the 2014 Racing Miku nendoroid, and the frame was adjusted to allow the figure to fit inside. As it was designed for use with the Sandmaster, the bottom half of the Nendoroid will not be included.

Prorders for the Sandmaster will be open until September 17th at 9:00 JST, and it has a price of 27,864 Yen ($269 USD). It is available only from Good Smile Company’s online shop for now, although more options may become available later. The expected release is sometime in December 2014.

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