Rohto Digi-Eye Announce VR Special Live for Niconico Chokaigi 2015

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Merchandise,Miku News,Other,Software — Written by Mercuryw on Monday, April 20th, 2015 @ 5:55 am

Rohto has announced their newest collaboration project with Hatsune Miku today, the VR Special Live. The new virtual reality collaboration will feature a full-scale VR live via Oculus Rift, with compatibility of connecting over a total of 10 units in the same space simultaneously. It’ll be viewed in such a way that Miku will always gaze at the fan during their VR experience.

Click the image to visit the VR Special LIVE page

In addition to the VR, Rohto also announced a new set of goods: warm eye mask(included with a pouch) and a limited Hatsune Miku VR Live Experience Kit. While I did mention that, the two are only available as prizes from sending in Digi-Eye receipt. Another product, the cool eye mask, has also been announced but its details is expected to arrive at a later date.

Click the image to visit the products page

The VR experience can be enjoyed via HACOSCO app, available on iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Rohto has announced to release the VR on April 27th, so let’s all look forward to it!

Click the image to visit the app page

Niconico Chokaigi 2015 will take place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition on April 25th~26th. Below is the new special movie released by Rohto featuring a look at the special VR Live.

Snow Miku 2016 Design Submissions Now Open, Start Drawing!

Filed under: Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Other — Written by jrharbort on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 7:36 am

Click banner to visit official collaboration site.

The Good Smile Company x Piapro collaboration for Snow Miku 2016 has begun! That means you can now submit your designs for not only next year’s official Snow Miku design, but her pet rabbit Yukine as well (yes, even he’s returning again!).

The design theme for submissions this year is “Enjoying Hokkaido Winter Sports“. Winter sports are popular in Hokkaido, so it’s the perfect theme to help spread that bit of extra cheer next year. A required design element is a “Knitted Cap” for Snow Miku’s design, so don’t forget this!

The designs for Snow Miku 2016 and Yukine are to be submitted separately, if you decide to try submitting designs for both. A design template for Snow Miku is provided, which are required for use for this year’s submissions. Yukine has no template, so you are free to think of unique poses.

Snow Miku Design Template:

 
Snow Miku Design Submission -> [Link]
Yukine Design Submission -> [Link]

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Before submitting a design, click on the Edit Tags button 「編集」.
  • Copy and Paste (do not type) the tag 2016年雪ミク衣装 into the space if applying for the Snow Miku outfit, or 2016年ユキネ衣装 if applying for the Yukine rabbit outfit. (If tag field already has a tag, ignore this step)
  • Click 「ロックする」 to lock the tag.
  • Confirm that the Lock Icon is on the left-hand side of your tags, and submit (the tag MUST be locked!).

Once your submission is successfully completed, it can be found listed with the other submissions on the official site. Other participation rules can be found here. The submission deadline is May 11th at 5:00 PM JST! Don’t miss it!

April Showers Bring DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Western Version)

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Project Diva,Videogames — Written by jrharbort on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

When First Love Ends” Rhythm Game Song DLC

Starting today, SEGA has rolled out the first of two batches of April DLC for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (Western Version). You can now find the rhythm game songs When First Love Ends by ryo, and Marginal by OSTER project available for download from the PlayStation Network. Also available are the “Powder” and “Ha2une Miku” modules for Hatsune Miku, with the latter module having a “back to school” outfit theme.

The second batch of DLC for the month will release on April 28th, and will include swimwear modules for Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, Sakine Meiko, and Kasane Teto. The swimwear modules for Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka, Kaito and Meiko will also include a tanned version. Lastly, there will be two free UI skins*: “Kitty” featuring Miku and “Trick” featuring Len.

All content is cross-buy enabled, meaning that content purchased on either platform functions on both the PS3 and PS Vita, and can be purchased individually on PlayStation Network. For fans who want to own every piece of content, SEGA offers the Costume Club and Song Club, both of which offer more than 25% savings, available on the PlayStation Network.

The full gallery of screenshots and descriptions are available below. *Skins are available for free for the first 39 days after release.

Japan Airlines Flight Attendants Dance to “39 feat. Hatsune Miku”

Filed under: Events,Exhibitions,Hatsune Miku,Miku News,Music — Written by jrharbort on Monday, April 13th, 2015 @ 10:53 pm

A recent promotional video shows the flight attendants of Japan Airlines (JAL) dancing to the popular Hatsune Miku song “39” in cheer style outfits, to help promote their participation at the upcoming Niconico Chokaigi event later this month.

The support and love for Hatsune Miku from a company as large as JAL is certainly something to see, and they’ve definitely attracted the interest of the Vocaloid community demographic. They will be be offering a “flight simulator” activity, along with the chance of a stepcar photo (this is a thing?) at the event. I wonder if we’ll ever see a Hatsune Miku itasha jumbo jet?

Niconico Chokaigi will take place between April 25th and 26th at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba.

Via ANN.

Fan Hatsune Miku Concert “Yozakura MIKU LIVE Party 2″ Held At Lake Ijira, Japan

Filed under: Concerts,Events,Hatsune Miku,Miku News — Written by jrharbort on Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 10:46 pm


 
One of the major topics of interest in the Vocaloid community is concert events. Nearly every fan wishes to attend one at some point, while others simply cannot attend enough of them. During the time gap between official events, or in areas where official concerts may not be seen, you will find that fans will come together to celebrate with their own miniature events.

One such event titled “Yozakura MIKU LIVE Party 2″ recently took place at Lake Ijira, Japan on April 4th, and had a gathering of at least 100 Hatsune Miku fans from local and distant areas. The event was arranged by Ijiriko and several others, and included a lunch party, 2 hour fan concert, and an astronomical observation event. The latter event was cancelled due to rain (it’s a running joke in the Japanese Vocaloid community that Hatsune Miku is a rain girl).

Another common practice seen by Hatsune Miku fans at gatherings in Japan is the “Hatsune Miku Shrine”, where fans will place their dolls, figures and plushies on a single display (as seen above). You see many original items, but also a number of fan creations and modifications, and it makes for fun photos for everyone attending.

Then of course there is the concert event itself, which now has a full upload on YouTube, courtesy of Ijirako. You can enjoy the video below! The full setlist is also available in the video description (in Japanese).

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