Hatsune Miku to Appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 8th

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 @ 11:55 am

Recent news releases by several major sources, and confirmed via the official Miku Expo twitter, has told us that Hatsune Miku is scheduled to make an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 8th. The Late Show is a hugely popular variety talk show featuring David Letterman and Paul Shaffer on the CBS channel in the U.S.

For the appearance, Hatsune Miku will make a brief performance to show off the technology used to allow her to perform “live on stage” at concert events. The appearance is likely to help promote the Hatsune Miku Expo events in Los Angeles and New York, which will take place just a few days later.

How the U.S. audience will react to Hatsune Miku’s appearance is unknown, but we will find out in less than a month’s time.

SEGA Reveals Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Remix Details Via Project Mirai Deluxe Announcement

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 @ 11:19 am

Today is a day where fans anticipating the release of Project Mirai Remix for the West are finally getting some information about the game, although not from the source we expected. Despite being announced over 2 months earlier in the West, the details for “Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix” for the Nintendo 3DS were first released by SEGA of Japan yesterday, via an announcement for the Japanese version of the game titled “Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe”. They are essentially the same game with two different titles.

While we wait for an official press release from SEGA of America, here’s what we do know about both games: All new 3D promotional and opening videos are being created for the new title, with the opening theme being composed by PinocchioP. The game will be exhibited at the Tokyo Game Show event that takes place between September 18th~21st JST. More details about the game itself are expected to be released in the October 2nd & 9th combo issue of Kadokawa’s Famitsu magazine releasing on Thursday.

The release date of Project Mirai Deluxe is announced for Spring 2015, while Project Mirai Remix is is still dated for an unknown period in 2015.

Lastly, SEGA is also due to announce an all new SEGA feat. Hatsune Miku Project game title at the Tokyo Game Show later this week. It is a new working title, unrelated to the news of Project Mirai Remix/Deluxe.

The only teaser screenshot of Project Mirai Remix/Deluxe so far, via Famitsu.

Hatsune Miku AhR Arrives on Android for Georgia Coffee x Hatsune Miku Campaign, Free Album Released

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Music,Software — Written by jrharbort on Monday, September 15th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

Georgia × Hatsune Miku promotional illustration by Oguchi

The remaining features on the Georgia feat. Hatsune Miku collaboration site have gone live, revealing the last unknown details of the event. As well as some surprises. If you missed the previous news post, read here>>.

The first update is regarding the final details for the AR application. Surprisingly, instead of creating their own application, Georgia Coffee has partnered with Crypton Future Media to feature the Georgia Coffee ver. Koron Miku model, along with motion data and other accessories, inside the Hatsune Miku AhR application. This also marks the first release of the application on Android! It requires Android 4.1 or newer and compatible hardware, so some devices may be read as “incompatible”, unfortunately. Learn more about Miku AhR here>>.

> Download Hatsune Miku AhR for Android
> Download Hatsune Miku AhR for iOS

The AR performance for the Koron Miku model features the song “Heart A La Mode” by Deco*27, with an outfit design by iXima, and motion by Yumiko. To permanently unlock Georgia Miku accessories (motion data, model shelves, etc), you need to input the serial code from the pop topper of a can of Georgia Emerald Mountain Shifuku no Bitou, as described in our previous news article. Each code can only be used once.

However, you can enjoy the AR mode and download the model itself freely by launching the Miku AhR app, then going to the info tab and pressing the pink “AR Live” button. After pointing your device’s camera at the AR marker below, the model should now be unlocked! You will still need a serial code to unlock the proper accompanying motion/music data, but the model itself is now freely usable.

Koron Miku AR Marker

The details of the “Limited Hatsune Miku Picture Record” have also been released. It is a vinyl record featuring art of Hatsune Miku, illustrated by Oguchi, printed to the record itself. The record contains 2 tracks on each side, and is also bundled with a CD that contains 6 tracks. As a reminder, only 1,000 of these will be awarded to people who submit three unqiue serial codes to the Georgia Miku site.


Picture Record Song List

A1. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku / DECO*27
A2. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Instrumental / DECO*27
B1. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Delightful Remix / UtataP
B2. Heart A La Mode feat.初音ミク Vocal / DECO*27

CD Song List

1. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku / DECO*27
2. 珈琲屋であいましょう feat. Hatsune Miku / PowapowaP
3. 琥珀色の秘密 feat. Hatsune Miku / effe
4. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Delightful Remix / UtataP
5. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Instrumental / DECO*27
6. Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Vocal / DECO*27

Free Digital Album

Lastly, Georgia has released a free digital album titled “Bitter Little Sweetie”. The album contains 4 tracks by 4 different producers. The download also contains a PDF with various illustrations of Hatsune Miku by 16 different artists. Preview the album below, and grab the free download from the official site.

『Bitter Little Sweetie』 Tracklist

Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku / DECO*27
珈琲屋であいましょう feat. Hatsune Miku / PowapowaP
琥珀色の秘密 feat. Hatsune Miku / effe
Heart A La Mode feat. Hatsune Miku Delightful Remix / UtataP

MikuColle RPG Launching Late September, Global Release Plans Announced

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Software,Videogames — Written by Mercuryw on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 8:53 am

Hatsune Miku Graphy Collection Mystery Music Comet or, in short, “MikuColle”, is a RPG app developed by Crypton Future Media. The app runs with a plot where a sudden appearance of mysterious music note-shaped comet causes all sound in the world to be lost. You and Miku will advance together on a remarkable journey to redeem the lost sound. Taiwan and global releases have been announced to come after the release in Japan in late September this year.

Players will advance through stages to collect the lost songs. The background music in the game will be uncompleted at first (due to the mysterious music comet). Players will face “Cards Battle” against monsters during the journey in order to collect lost notes and proceed further on. As you continue to collect more notes in the stage, the faint background music will slowly become completed.

Players will be equipped with a deck of illustrations as weapons against monsters. Illustration cards all vary in terms of power and illustrators. This is a concept derived from the currently existing mobile app from Crypton Future Media named “Hatsune Miku Graphy Collection”, and this game is a sequel/upgrade to the existing app.

The app supports Android and iOS devices running on Android 4.0 and iOS 7.0 or above. Visit the official website here: http://www.crypton.co.jp/mikucolle_app/index_pc.php

Source: Famitsu

Join The Halloween Festivities at Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 7:33 am

I can’t lie about being incredibly excited for all of the amazing activities planned for the Halloween Party at Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles, and there’s still more announcements on the way! With the amount of activities planned for the event, you will surely need to attend both days just for a chance to enjoy it all.

The floor map, along with some of the activities for “Miku’s Mansion” (name given to the Los Angeles Center Studios for this event) has been announced. Some details are not yet released, so be sure to watch for future updates.

The areas on the map above are color coded and labeled with the activities dedicated to each section of the mansion. Here is what is announced so far:

1: Hatsune Miku Exhibition
Learn about Miku’s history with a detailed timeline and discover many items such as the software itself that went along the periodical evolvement of Hatsune Miku and Crypton’s PIAPRO characters! The famous PIAPRO WALL where you can leave your design of Miku, is also here!

2: Halloween Exhibition
Welcome to the Hatsune Miku exhibition space! Enjoy discovering the special Halloween themed artworks & toys, make yourself a Miku Halloween paper mask and take photos on the special stage!

3: Miku Monster Store
Welcome to the Hatsune Miku exhibition space! Enjoy discovering the special Halloween themed artworks & toys, make yourself a Miku Halloween paper mask and take photos on the special stage! See more about Goods »

4: Information Center
Coming soon…

5: Pumpkin Dome
Coming soon…

6: Food Area
Are you hungry? Enjoy Japanese foods such as Ramen, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki etc.! Special collaboration foods are also available!!

7: Pitchfork Area
Coming soon…

8: Candy Stage
This place hosts a lot of cool events such as Live Painting, a Halloween Cosplay Party, Karaoke etc…!
[WANTED] Artists for live painting events!! Apply now! Stage event detail »

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