Dec 022016
 

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If you somehow missed out before on preorders for the simply beautiful Hatsune Miku: Deep Sea Girl 1/8 scale figure (this writer knows he did), then you may be happy to hear that this particular figure will be going back up for preorder again “very soon”. Other than for that missing detail, some info has been confirmed by Good Smile Company (at a recent event) and figsoku.

Price (before tax): 14,815 Yen
Release: September 2017

Keep an eye for the official announcements coming soon!

Nov 302016
 

When we first saw Hatsune Miku perform live years ago, we thought we’d seen it all. But dedicated Hatsune Miku fans in Japan decided to do something fun and experiment with the idea of Hatsune Miku DJ’ing “live” on stage.

At the VocaRealize fan event on November 20th near Shibuya in Japan, Hatsune Miku appeared on stage as a special guest DJ. The magic of the appearance lies in the technology of live motion capture, which provided movement to Hatsune Miku’s 3D model. This marks the first time Hatsune Miku ever appeared as a live DJ. Check out the videos below!

Nov 272016
 

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In a recent meeting to celebrate Japan’s 160 years of friendship with France, Japan’s Prime Minister Abe stated that he hopes to expand Hatsune Miku’s reach globally.

Abe: I hope to broaden the introduction of Hatsune Miku, dance, concerts, manga, literature, anime, Japanese movie, etc.

The target event for these plans is Japonisme 2018, and he hopes to include manga, other literature and anime, but pointed out that recent culture within the country should be included. It was stressed that the “21st Century Whirlwind Japonisme” will be one of the highlight events leading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to have the world take notice of Japan.

Not too incredibly surprising, considering Prime Minister Abe’s embracing of Japan’s pop culture. He even dressed as Super Mario during the 2016 Olympics closing ceremony.

Via TV Asahi

Nov 252016
 

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Snow Miku DJ Live “Celestial Museum” main visual by みふじ喜一

The Snow Miku 2017 DJ Live “Celestial Museum” main visual has been released, and features a spectacular artwork by the artist “みふじ喜一“. International ticket sales are now available starting from today via the official tour →  https://conv.toptour.co.jp/shop/evt/snowmiku2017/

SNOW MIKU 2017 presents “Celestial Museum” (Celestial Museum) will be held at Sound Lab mole on February 11th~12th. More info on the DJ Live and official tour were previously covered here.

Below is the DJ Live main visual by the artist “みふじ喜一“.

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Nov 232016
 

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Hatsune Miku x Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble main visual

The first collaboration performance of Hatsune Miku and Kodo, Japan’s internationally famous taiko drumming group, has been announced! The performance is part of the “Tokyo Olympic official program”, spreading the charm of Japanese culture widely while also leads to the main events.

The performance will be held on March 4th~5th, 2017 at NHK Hall. Ticket sales will be available in Japan on December 13th (11:00 JST)~December 20th (11:00 JST) for lottery sales, with general sales to follow up starting from January 14th (10:00 JST).

> Official Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble website

> Official Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live website
> Official Hatsune Miku x Kodo Special Live Twitter