May 112016
 

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The Hatsune Miku x Sony Xperia collaboration teased at the Nico Chokaigi event last April had many people curious. Was there going to be a new Miku edition phone? Why was Miku wearing red headphones? All we were asked to do was wait… So wait we did, and Sony finally announced the project today: A new exclusive ringtone music campaign for Sony Xperia device owners!

Campaign Site: http://www.sonymobile.co.jp/special/voices39/

If you use a Sony Xperia device, you can use it to access the special collaboration site, where you can download full versions of new original songs by 17 Vocaloid producers, with a promise of new content added every Wednesday for a “limited time”. Short previews are played for non-Xperia users. Please note that this campaign is currently available only to Xperia devices operating within Japan. However, this may expand to gobal Xperia devices sometime soon, according to Crypton Future Media’s Wat.

Producer List For First 17 Songs
01. Colate
02. dezzy
03. とあ
04. でか大
05. 整列P
06. Eight
07. ねじ式
08. ゆずひこ
09. ちばけんいち
10. Diarays
11. ちんたら
12. add9
13. 黒魔
14. L75-3
15. mint*
16. PIPPO
17. tilt-six

The promotional video below features a remix of VOICES by Callasoiled, and voice acting by none other than Fujita Saki herself, the voice provider of Hatsune Miku’s Vocaloid software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-mGnHu5yHw

May 102016
 

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The staff of MikuFan.com is incredibly happy to announce our attendance of Anime Central, the US’s largest midwest anime, manga and Japanese pop culture convention! On top of our first visit to ACEN, we’re excited to also be hosting our first convention panel on Hatsune Miku at the event!

You can join us in Panel Room 6 on May 22nd, 2016 at 11:45 AM in Rosemont, Illinois at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Be sure to show up early so you don’t miss out on a seat! We’ll be covering the Hatsune Miku phenomenon and community, trivia, and talk on the various ways you can become a Hatsune Miku content creator! There will also be special prize giveaways!

Also co-hosting the panel is DJ Revolution Boi, who I’m sure many of you have heard play music at various anime conventions, as well as Miku Expo 2014 in Los Angeles!

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Revolution Boi performing live, photo by New Age

Revolution Boi was the first U.S. based Vocaloid DJ and remix artist. His work with music while he was in Japan has allowed him to become familiar with Vocaloid before Hatsune Miku herself even existed! His work over time has developed quite well, and he often partners up with other artists and DJs to create amazing collab works. Revolution Boi has been a growing inspiration to most vivid listeners international. Whether if, its Moe Garage, Happy Hardcore, or Exit Trance, RB will lay it down with a unique ability to keep the mood flowing. Revolution Boi’s ability to synthesize the music of this genre is unrivaled and he continues to inspire and influence other musicians alike. He has been requested to many live shows and clubs around the Midwest. His mixes are spread worldwide, to Canada, Japan, and even the UK.

We look forward to meeting Miku’s fans in the Midwest. See you on May 22nd! Don’t forget to add us to your Anime Central guidebook as a reminder: http://www.acen.org/guidebook-2016/

May 092016
 

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s Red Feather Community Chest charity movement, Good Smile Company has announced the Nendoroid Co-de Hatsune Miku: Red Feather Community Chest Movement 70th Anniversary Commemoration ver. figure (that’s a mouthful!). How about we just call her “Hatsune Miku: Red Feather Co-de” for short? She’s also the most angelic looking Miku nendoroid to date!

Supporting one another for a better future.

A Hatsune Miku Nendoroid Co-de figure made in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Feather Community Chest Movement. She holds a red feather in her hands with an gentle smile on her face and wings on her back creating a truly angelic Miku to add to your collection. * This product also includes a rubber strap.

For each figure sold, Crypton Future Media and Good Smile Company
will donate ¥300 to the Red Feather Community Chest Movement.
Read more about the Red Feather Community Chest Movement here (Japanese).

The nendoroid is now available from Good Smile’s online shop for 3,500 yen ($33), and will not be charged right away like some of their other charity figures. Orders will remain open until June 8th at 9:00 PM JST. Her expected shipment date is sometime in October 2016. She can also be found from the other shops listed below. Don’t miss adding this angel to your collection! ミクさんマジ天使!

> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Red Feather Co-de on CDJapan
> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Red Feather Co-de on Amiami
> Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Red Feather Co-de on Good Smile Company’s Online Shop

Check out the previews below, and read Kahotan’s full photo review on her bog!

May 022016
 

Getting back into the swing of sharing Hatsune Miku’s notable songs, this is a list of the top 10 Hatsune Miku songs by viewer popularity, uploaded during the month of April 2016! Which ones are your favorites? Did you have any favorites from April that didn’t make the list? Share them in the comments below!

#1: Alien Alien by Nayutan Hoshibito feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EojeFGnUafQ

#2: Joumon Explosion Girl by rerulili feat. Hatsune Miku & Gumi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av0M4VB4RVc

#3: Hisui no Machi by mer feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWuZNtFAgwo

#4: Tomorrow by HachioujiP feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AENjIA-j7yo

#5: Last Cherry Blossoms by 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QPzun4R4YU

#6: Eye Liar by 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcuJP26ylGY

#7: Tokyo Ballet by Croissant Chicago feat. Hatsune Miku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ28_THx6UY

#8: End Roll ni Dokuro wa Saku by Summer Gratz feat. Hatsune Miku

#9: Amebyoushin by Aoto Kei feat. Hatsune Miku

http://youtu.be/w00vC5xxUHU

#10: RED STAR by Umetora feat. Megurine Luka, Hatsune Miku, Gumi, IA and Kagamine Rin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qi6NiM9YXQ

May 022016
 

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Hatsune Miku has somehow recently made it into the real world to be fitted by haute couture master Riccardo Tisci, by request of Vogue Magazine. Riccardo, who was so breath-taken that all he could mutter was “she’s so cool”, then proceeded to dress her in an elaborate outfit decorated with crocodile trim and swarovski crystals.

If you didn’t catch it right away, Vogue’s article is, of course, almost purely satire.

Hatsune Miku wont be making any digital jumps to the real world anytime soon, but that doesn’t change the fact that her ongoing tour across North America is garnering quite a bit of attention. Vogue is an internationally recognized fashion magazine (with the mentioned article currently ranked #1 on the site), and Riccardo Tisci himself is recognized by TIME as one of the Top 100 most influential people for his vision and prowess in the fashion industry.

We can only wonder what other unique and interesting ways that Hatsune Miku will appear in the media as her westward journey continues. You can read the full Vogue article here: http://www.vogue.com/13431074/riccardo-tisci-hatsune-miku-haute-couture-makeover-avatar/