Aug 192018
 


Fans of Hatsune Miku keep taking their love of the character to new levels and heights, but actual marriage is definitely the pinnacle of showing your love for the two-dimensional virtual idol. Such is the case of 35-year old Kondo Akihiko of Japan, who has recently announced his plans of marriage to Hatsune Miku on Twitter.

In his recent tweets, Akihiko announced his marriage plans to Hatsune Miku for November 4th, 2018, and even has certified marriage documents prepared, courtesy of a limited production run by Gatebox, the same company that created the Gatebox home device for living with your favorite virtual characters.

No wedding ceremony would be complete without the wedding rings, which Akihiko also recently had prepared.

Akihiko may soon not be alone, as Gatebox had around 3,000 registrations for marriage documents of others also interested in marriage with their favorite 2D characters. What is your take on marriage with virtual characters?

Aug 162018
 

The Racing Miku: Tony Haregi figure details are finally out with the figure review published today by Kahotan from Good Smile Company. The full scale figure (fairy-sized!) is based on the adorable fairy design by Tony in the style of the SUZUKA 10 HOURS support illustration.

First appeared in 2017 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, she’ll be making her appearance once again this year at the 2018 edition of the SUZUKA 10 HOURS race on August 24th~26th; preorders will be open in accordance on August 23rd.

Be sure to catch the full review at at Kahotan’s blog!

Aug 152018
 

One of the most chaotic aspects of Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai is definitely finding where you have to go to get certain goods at the exhibitions. One fan named R.J on Twitter made visual maps showing which official goods will be available at which booths for both the Osaka and Tokyo locations! Larger versions of the maps are also linked for download.

Kudos to R.J for putting this together! Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Osaka Intex Map

Makuhari Messe Map

Aug 122018
 

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 is being hosted in 2 cities this year, with the 2nd one located in Chiba prefecture of the greater Tokyo area. Chiba City knows how big of a role Hatsune Miku plays with the local tourism when Magical Mirai comes to town, and has begun a monorail collaboration to celebrate the occasion!

One of their monorail cars has been changed from the usual “Urban Flyer” spec to a “Miku Flyer” specification car, decorated with Magical Mirai 2018 artwork, and a new colorful collaborative art design by Saitou Naoki! Since the car “flys” around the city from a hanging monorail, the illustration fittingly depicts Miku flying around the city on a rainbow of color! The poster below can also be seen hanging inside the car:

The Chiba City monorail collaboration will run until September 30th, so there’s plenty of time for visitors in the area for Magical Mirai 2018 to check it out! Chiba Monorail company will also be selling goods with this artwork at Magical Mirai in Tokyo. One last little surprise is the car’s musical jingle has been modified to sound like Magical Mirai 2018’s theme song, “Greenlights Serenade”, and Miku herself makes the departure announcements! Check out a video recorded below on Twitter.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Via Chiba Monorail

Aug 092018
 

The next Hatsune Miku Fan Forge by For Fans By Fans is underway to celebrate the upcoming Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 Europe events! This time the design challenge is centered around the theme song “MUSIC LIKE MAGIC!”, composed by OSTER project!

The contest asks participating artists to submit T-shirt designs based on the concept of the above theme song. Participation enters you for a chance at the grand prize, which is a pair of tickets to the Miku Expo 2018 Europe concert event of your choice, or 5 pieces of the official tour goods! 2 runner-ups will be awarded 3 pieces of merchandise from the tour. All winners will also be awarded commissions on goods sold with their designs.

The deadline for submissions is September 16th at 11:59 PM PST. Be sure to read the rules of participation over on the official event page! → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-info

Miku Expo 2018 Europe Tour Info: https://mikuexpo.com/europe2018/