Aug 242017
 

Following the recent news leak, we’re getting a huge update on Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese today: a new demo song release, a Nendoroid prototype reveal, preorder date announcement, and the new looks of SCLA and Poppro sites!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Demo Song

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese gets an all-new demo song today titled “初嵐 ~First Storm~” by DECO*27 featuring key visual by Mame no Moto with support by iXima (arrangement by Rockwell and translation & chorus by Mes). Check it out below on the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel!

Nendoroid Hatsune Miku V4: Chinese Ver. Prototype

Also revealed today is the prototype of the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku V4: Chinese Ver. by Good Smile Company based on the key visual by Mame no Moto! This makes her the very first Hatsune Miku figure based on a completely new and non-Japanese voicebank. Price and release date due at later dates.

Preorder date and Poppro site 

The SCLA teaser site has been updated with a key visual by Mame no Moto, the official illustrator of Snow Miku 2016, along with preorder date announced for August 31st in contrary to the recent news leak. There’s no mention on price and release date as of now. The other site in question, Poppro, long suspected to be China’s own version of Piapro,jp, has finally opened today. We’re seeing uploads by fans already!

UPDATE: Prices have been announced for 10,800 yen (~99 USD) and 11,880 yen (~108 USD) for download and limited package versions, respectively. Shipping will begin in early September 2017. Info via Sonicwire blog.

Aug 222017
 

In one of the most unexpected and surprise returns, Wowaka has appeared after 6 years with a new Hatsune Miku song titled “Unknown Mother-Goose“. Wowaka’s works are widely known among the Vocaloid community, and created songs such as “Rolling Girl“, “Unhappy Refrain“, “World’s End Dance Hall” and “Two-Faced Lovers“.

The song is planned for release in the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration album Re:Start, which ships August 30th! Previous album details → http://www.mikufan.com/hatsune-miku-10th-anniversary-album-restart-announced-releasing-august-30th/

> Re:Start (Regular Edition) from CDJapan
> Re:Start (Limited Edition) from CDJapan
> Re:Start (Regular Edition) from Amazon Japan
> Re:Start (Limited Edition) from Amazon Japan

Check out the song from the official Nicovideo and YouTube players below! With the return of Hachi, Kemu and now Wowaka, Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary is shaping to be an amazing and memorable one for Hatsune Miku fans, both new and old!



Aug 182017
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical 2017 was a big one! The exhibition map has been released, event live streaming plans were announced, autograph sessions with HachiojiP and Doriko, goods updates, Magical Mirai 2017 album benefits, and finally the cosplay show participation details! Check out the info below:

Exhibition Map

Check out the exhibition floor map below! This will come in handy when looking for your favorite vendors at the event.

Event Streaming

On September 2nd, TOKYO MX plans to stream and hour and a half of live footage of the exhibition, along with the following special guest appearances:

  • Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku CV)
  • Asami Shimoda (Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len CV)
  • Kobayashi Onyx
  • Hachioji P
  • Doriko
  • Hiroshi Morita (TOKYOMX)

The stream will take place on TOKYO MX (MX1) broadcasting station.

HachiojiP & Doriko Autograph Sessions

Both HachiojiP and Doriko will be available for autograph sessions. Both will have unique requirements and bonuses. Check them out below!

HachiojiP Autograph Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 12:30, 15:45~, 17:00~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 11:00~, 14:30~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 11:00~, 14:30~, 16:30~

REQUIREMENTS:
Must have ticket from album Last Dance Refrain (shipping August 30th)
BONUS:
Lottery with special prices will be available! Mobile batteries, phone rings, combs, and clear files available.

Doriko Autograph & Photo Times

  • September 1st (Fri) 13:30~, 14:30~
  • September 2nd (Sat) 12:00~, 13:00~, 17:15~
  • September 3rd (Sun) 12:00~, 13:30~, 15:30~

BONUS:
Receive special can badge exchange tickets and special participation tickets if you have any of the following Doriko albums with you: 「君のいない世界には音も色もない」 and 「doriko 10th anniversary tribute」.

Official Goods

11 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai merchandise list! Here’s what’s added: Wall stickers, key cover, temporary tattoos, stamp/seal set, bandana, flake seal (stickers), face pouch/purse, character socks, marriage charms, official hat, full graphic pen case.

Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album Benefit

If you purchase the Magical Mirai 2017 Official Album at the venue, you will receive a limited clear file featuring art by Honwa (pictured above).

Cosplay Show Participation

Show Time: September 2nd @ 11:30~12:30
Ticket Application: 10:30 @ Creative Stage area
Event Detail: Read previous article here.
Rules: Please be dressed in your cosplay and arrive at the Creative Stage area prior to 10:30 AM to receive a show participation ticket. In the event many cosplayers join, tickets will be served on a first-come first-served basis. Characters allowed for cosplay will be limited to Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kaito, Meiko, and Kagamine Rin and Len, or any of their derived characters.

Via Magical Mirai news page

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