Jan 042017
 

Hatsune Miku mobile games seem to now be the rage in China recently, with “初音速: Roller Skating Music” (初音速 = Hatsune Speed) announced for an upcoming open beta release! The game was teased at Comicup (China’s version of Comiket) in China earlier this month, and is being developed by Miyoo Entertainment. The game genre is an interesting hybrid of Rhythm and Racing styles, with competitive play modes and character customization features.

It has been announced on the game’s official site that an open beta will start “soon” for iOS users, but an exact date is still unknown. An Android release also appears to be in the works. Below is a gallery of gameplay images and artworks from the official Hatsune Speed game site, and their Weibo. We’ll share further details once we get them!

Official Game Site: http://www.9game.cn/chuyinsu/
Official Weibo: http://weibo.com/u/6012076909

Jan 032017
 

An early leak from sellers on Taobao have revealed that SEGA will be releasing a Hatsune Miku prize plushie on February 3rd, 2017. It’s a giant-sized plushie measuring 35cm tall, and styled after the popular “Natural” module outfit, illustrated by KEI for the Project Diva game series.

You can find the plushie already available for preorder from some online vendors, with releases scheduled sometime in February 2017. But if you happen to be in Japan after February 3rd (such as for the Snow Miku festival), try your hand at winning one at a local arcade!

Jan 012017
 

Miku Expo 2016 China tour in Beijing and Shanghai

The final Miku Expo tour from 2016 took place in Shanghai and Beijing on December 3rd~4th and December 10th~11th, respectively, and brought us a refreshing concert experience with the concert setlist featuring 26 songs (4 songs specially sung in Chinese).

Below is the complete setlist for Miku Expo 2016 China tour in Shanghai and Beijing with great thanks to VocaDB and @nokky246 on Twitter. Please note that some songs are exclusive to either Shanghai or Beijing.

Sorry for the late report!

Miku Expo 2016 China tour complete concert setlist:

01. World is Mine / ryo / Hatsune Miku
02. Streaming Heart / DECO*27 / Hatsune Miku
03. Two-Faced Lovers /  wowaka / Hatsune Miku
04. Unhappy Refrain / wowaka / Hatsune Miku
05. World’s End Dancehall / wowaka / Hatsune Miku
06. Deep Sea Girl /Yuuyu / Hatsune Miku
07. Moon West River / SolPie / Hatsune Miku (Sung in Chinese)
08. Love Words / DECO*27 / Hatsune Miku (Beijing only)
09. Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder / NoriP / Kagamine Len
10. Tokyo Teddy Bear / Neru / Kagamine Rin (Shanghai)
10. Meltdown / iroha / Kagamine Rin (Beijing)
11. Remote Controller / JesusP / Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len
12. 1, 2 Fanclub / MikitoP / Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len (Sung in Chinese)
13. Spinning Song / DATEKEN / Kagamine Rin & Kagamine Len (Sung in Chinese)
14. Snowman / halyosy/ KAITO
15. Change me / shu-t / MEIKO
16.Ten Thousand Stars / CircusP / Hatsune Miku
17. Last Night, Good Night / kz / Hatsune Miku
18. Just Be Friends / Dixie Flatline / Megurine Luka
19. Kimagure Mercy / HachioujiP / Hatsune Miku

<Introduction of band members>

20. Secret Police / BuriruP / Hatsune Miku (Shanghai only)
21. The Singing Passion of Hatsune Miku / cosMo / Hatsune Miku
22. ODDS&ENDS / ryo / Hatsune Miku
23. Blue Star / HachioujiP / Hatsune Miku

<Encore>

24. Tell Your World / kz / Hatsune Miku
25. The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku -DEAD END- /  cosMo / Hatsune Miku
26. 39 / sasakure.UK x DECO*27 / Hatsune Miku
27. Though A Song is Formless / doriko / Hatsune Miku (Sung in Chinese – preview!)

Dec 272016
 

The most recent and the last Miku Expo tour of the year has a concert preview uploaded today, and features the popular song “Uta ni Katachi wa Nai Keredo” (Though A Song Is Formless) by doriko sang in Chinese by Miku herself. The footage is now available on the official Hatsune Miku Youtube channel.

Miku Expo 2016 China tour took place in Shanghai and Beijing on December 3rd~4th and December 10th~11th, respectively. The tour brought us the wonderful news of Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese (as well as the demo) and a new mobile game titled “Hatsune Miku: Dreamy Vocal” in addition to the concerts and exhibitions.

Below is the concert footage of the aforementioned song especially sang in Chinese.

Dec 242016
 

SEGA is feeling generous this holiday season, and decided to offer select Hatsune Miku: Project Diva game titles for discounts of up to 60% off on the PlayStation store! The sale is available in both the U.S. and EU regions, and prices vary by game and region. Titles available for discount are:

  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (PS Vita)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS Vita)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS4)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (PS Vita)

Check the PlayStation store in your region to see which games are discounted! The offer for all regions is set to expire on January 7th, 2017.