Sep 102016


Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Blu-ray & DVD package illustration by LENA[A-7]!

The Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai event this year takes place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on September 9th~11th for exhibitions, and September 10th~11th for live concerts. The exhibition areas feature various booths and attractions, and we’ll be covering on the exciting news and announcements they brought.

One of the exhibition areas’ main attractions is the life-size Miku statue on display dressed in matching outfits from this year’s main visual by LENA[A-7]. Some may remember the life-size statue from the past Magical Mirai events, where she’s dressed in matching outfits with each year’s main visual. Also announced in the event are the winning designs for Snow Miku 2017 & Yukine by the artists 西名_にしな! and LFさん.

At VOLKS booth, we have a movable Dollfie Dream “Dollfie Honey” Miku Ver. moved by the MikuMikuDance program on display, and shows Miku playing the keyboard to the song “Hoshi no Kakera” by Eiji Hirasawa. We also have a new outfit announced for Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku based on the song “Deep Sea Girl” by YuuyuP, with prices and release date are to be announced at a later date.

Visitors to the exhibitions may also encounter a long wall with graffiti by the official illustrator for this year’s main visual, LENA[A-7], and a small “hole” in it, where visitors can take a peek at Miku’s dressing room during their tour there. Finally, the official Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Blu-ray & DVD have been announced for preorder starting from today until September 30th at 23:59 JST, with the release date scheduled for December 21st. Unfortunately, international preorders are not available as of now.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 concert setlist via

  1. 39 Music! / MikitoP/ Hatsune Miku
  2. Ghost Rule / DECO*27 / Hatsune Miku
  3. Resonate / GigaP / Hatsune Miku
  4. Strangers / HeavenzP / Hatsune Miku
  5. SLoWMoTIoN / PinocchioP / Hatsune Miku
  6. Solitary Hide and Seek Envy / koyori (DenpolP) / Hatsune Miku
  7. Time Machine / 1640mP / Hatsune Miku
  8. Hello, Worker / KEI /Megurine Luka
  9. Dreamin Chu Chu / emon / Megurine Luka
  10. Ai Dee / Mitchie M / Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
  11. Doctor=Funk Beat / nyanyannya / KAITO
  12. Nostalogic (MEIKO-SAN mix) / yuukiss / MEIKO
  13. Animal Divination / scop / Kagamine Rin
  14. Calc. / JimmyThumbP (OneRoom) / Hatsune Miku
  15. Sea Lily Deep Sea Tale / n-buna / Hatsune Miku
  16. Embarrassment-Hiding Adolescence / HoneyWorks / Kagamine Len
  17. Sweet Magic / Junky / Kagamine Rin
  18. Remote Control / JesusP (WONDERFUL★OPPORTUNITY!) / Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len
  19. Baby Maniacs -Eight Mix- / HachioujiP (8#Prince) / Hatsune Miku
  20. Raspberry*Monster / HoneyWorks / Hatsune Miku 
  21. 39 / sasakure.UK×DECO*27 / Hatsune Miku
  22. shake it!/ emon / Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len
  23. ray / BUMP OF CHICKEN / Hatsune Miku


  1. Satisfaction / kz / Hatsune Miku
  2. Masquerading Ganger / KulfiQ / Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin
  3. Hand in Hand / kz / Hatsune Miku

Below is a gallery of the highlights from Magical Mirai 2016 exhibitions.

Sep 072016


Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver!

For the first time over the course of three years, comes the first Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai Nendoroid “Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver.“! The Nendoroid takes on the design of this year’s Magical Mirai main visual by LENA[A-7], and shows Miku in an adorable outfit adorned with lovely pair of ribbons.

From the ‘Character Vocal Series 01:Hatsune Miku’ comes a Nendoroid of Hatsune Miku wearing her outfit from the main illustration of the Magical Mirai 2016 event! She comes with both a smiling face plate as if happily singing as well as a cute winking face plate. A microphone stand as well as the ‘Cube’ from her illustration are also included as optional parts.
Enjoy the adorable, futuristic Miku illustrated by LENA[A-7] in Nendoroid size!

Preorder for the nendoroid will be available until October 5th at 12:00 JST, with the release date scheduled for March next year. She comes with a smiling face plate as well as a winking face plate, with optional accessories as a microphone stand and the Magical Mirai “Cube”. Additionally, preorders at Goodsmile Online Shop will come with a special round base as a bonus.

Magical Mirai 2016 will be held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall from tomorrow onward until September 11th. The live concerts will take place on September 10th~11th, while the exhibitions will take place on September 9th~11th.

> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver. on CDJapan
> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver. on Goodsmile Online Shop
> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver. on AmiAmi
> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2016 Ver. on Hobby Search

Below is a gallery of the Nendoroid included with the special round base bonus.

UPDATE: Review of the Nendoroid is now up on Kahotan’s blog!

Sep 072016


h.ear on MDR-100A Hatsune Miku Editions

Sony has announced the limited edition h.ear on MDR-100A Hatsune Miku edition headphones for exhibition at the associated Sony store and Magical Mirai this year on September 9th~11th. The headphones come in two editions: MIKU MODEL in bright blue-green and PRODUCER MODEL in Bordeaux pink. Each features an original box art by the artist iXima, the official illustrator behind Hatsune Miku V3 and Hatsune Miku V4X.

The MIKU MODEL is priced at 23,900 yen (before tax), and features special logos by the artist iXima on the sides. Similarly, the PRODUCER MODEL is priced at 23,900 yen (before tax), and features an option of three special producer logos on the sides, which includes: DECO*27PinocchioP, and Mitchie M.

Sales are scheduled for September 12th at 11:00 JST on Sony store JP.

Below is a gallery of the two headphones.


Sep 062016


Original Hatsune Miku Mastercard design by 荻pote,

Following the previous year’s collaboration for the official Hatsune Miku VISA card, the Japanese card company Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. Ltd has announced an official collaboration with Hatsune Miku once more, featuring the official Hatsune Miku Mastercard along with various benefits after the application. The card features an original design by 荻pote, and so do the many gifts presented below.

Please note that all of the offers below are only for the residents of Japan.

The first 3,000 applicants will be gifted with an original clear file featuring the same design on the official Hatsune Miku Mastercard. Additionally, applicants who signed up for the Japanese e-money service “iD” will be gifted with an original Hatsune Miku iD sticker for the first 2,000 applicants. The original iD sticker also features a unique design by 荻pote which stand out from the rest.

Applicants can also exchange the World Present points, special points accumulated upon various payments, for three different original Hatsune Miku goods: an original card case for 600 points (100 products available), a full graphic t-shirt for 1,000 points (100 products available), and an original luggage for 5,000 points (50 products available).

The credit card also offers a chance to win a special metallic version of the Nendoroid Jumbo Hatsune Miku to 50 lucky winners out of applicants who spend over 70,000 yen on September 9th~December 31st.

Applications for the card(s) has been announced for Magical Mirai 2016 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Chiba on September 9th~11th, while the web applications will be available from September 14th onward.

Below are the various benefits after the application.

Sep 052016


Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live title screen

The Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live official site receives a major update today, detailing the game mechanics and announcing “2nd Stage” and “3rd Stage” to come. The “1st Stage” takes players into a Hatsune Miku virtual reality concert at front seats supported with 7.1 surround audio for a realistic experience, and features three songs.

The game starts off by placing players at the audience seats in the concert hall. Players have the freedom over selecting one of the two songs presented, as well as changing players’ point of view via directional keys throughout the concert. Additionally, glow sticks will be given to players for the joy of livening the concert together with the audience.

Following the first performance, players get to choose one of the two songs to be performed next. By gradually livening the concert hall and raising the voltage, Miku may change into different outfits. Players may also call out to Miku together with the crowd, and triggers a chance for a “Thank you” response from Miku as well.

A special private encore with Miku on-stage will trigger upon meeting the requirement of well-performed cheers and livening the concert hall.

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live launches in Japan on October 13th, and America and Europe on October 14th. The game will be a PlayStation VR exclusive app with prices to be determined. Release dates for 2nd Stage and 3rd Stage are to be announced at a later date.