Jan 112021
 


The Kickstarter campaign for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has finally come to a close, and reached an impressive 245% of the original project goal! The initial goal of 25 Million Yen was reached within the first 9 hours of the Kickstarter going live, and finished with a total of 61,265,492 Yen from 3,588 backers. This was enough to complete all stretch goals, and allows for the fully fledged AR concert experience this Summer. Here’s the details!

▼ Event name
– HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online

▼ Date and time
– Early June 2021
*Detailed date and time will be announced at a later date

▼ Concert information
– AR online concert by Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters
– The set list consists of 16 songs including the winning song of the song contest.
– Free delivery from Sapporo to domestic and overseas
*Detailed information including how to participate will be announced at a later date.

▼ Sub-event information *Details will be announced at a later date
① MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2021 Online
An online club event featuring artists that are active in various regions both inside and outside Japan.
② #MikuWorldGallery
An online gallery displaying fan art of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters posted from all over the world via the SNS hashtag project “#MikuWorldGallery”.
③ LET’S PAINT 3.0
An online project that allows you to color your own 3D model of Hatsune Miku on a white background with your personal smartphone or tablet.

Additionally, the official music video for the Miku Expo 2021 Online theme song “Highlight” has been released! The music was composed by KIRA, the illustrations were done by Ekkoberry, and the video was put together by Riguruma.

【MIKU EXPO 2021】Highlight by KIRA feat. Hatsune Miku【MV】
【MIKU EXPO 2021】Highlight by KIRA feat. Hatsune Miku【MV】

Lastly, a new main visual artwork for Miku Expo 2021 Online has been released, and is the second main visual drawn by ryota. This illustration will be featured in goods sent as rewards to the Kickstarter backers. The Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako has also been published,

Miku Expo 2021 Online main visual by ryota

Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako

Via CFM

Jan 082021
 

Photo via trafficnews.jp, Hatsune Miku, © Crypton Future Media

Hatsune Miku Airport? The name has a chance at becoming reality, thanks to a list of new names proposed for Sapporo City’s small airport.

Most travel to Sapporo tends to be done through the much larger New Chitose airport, as it is capable of landing and takeoff of much larger aircraft. But residents of Hokkaido are familiar with Sapporo’s own airport, currently named Okadama Airport. There are plans to expand the airport to accommodate larger aircraft, which would allow more direct travel to the popular city. This plan for expansion also brought along the idea of renaming the airport to better represent the city.

“Hello, where will you be traveling today?”
“Hatsune Miku Airport”
←Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

“Hatsune Miku Airport” is one of 10 different names currently on the table for consideration. It would make a nice nod of recognition towards Crypton Future Media, the creators of Hatsune Miku, which was founded and currently still operates in Sapporo City.

Photo via trafficnews.jp

Other names on the list for consideration by Sapporo City are “Sapport”, “Snow Air”, “Sapporo Yuki Matsuri Airport”, and “Sapporo Clock Airport” (after Sapporo’s famous clock tower building).

Via trafficnews.jp

Jan 052021
 

The song contest for the next Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai in 2021 is now open for entries! The contest is open starting today and until February 23rd JST, and features a grand prize of 2 concert tickets to Magical Mirai (or a set of event goods), 100,000 Yen in Sonicwire credit, and having your song featured at the live event! If you’re interested in participating, check out the contest entry details below.

Magical Mirai 2021 Song Contest Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner): 2 tickets to the Magical Mirai event (travel expenses covered by the winner) OR a set of exhibition goods from the event. 100,000 JPY in Sonicwire credit, and song featured at the live event.
Runner-up Prize (Several winners possible): 30,000 JPY in Sonicwire credit

Entry Dates

Deadline: February 23rd at 5:00 PM JST.
Winner Announcement Date: April~May 2021

Contest Details

>Theme: None
>Number of works to be adopted: 1

Target Virtual Singer Software

Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / MEIKO / KAITO
* Append, V3, V4X, NT can also be used (including ENGLISH, CHINESE)
* Only one character can be used per work.

Eligibility

Piapro registrants who can follow all of Piapro’s Terms of Service and the “application method” and “application rules” of this collaboration.

Post Format

Song Length: 4 minutes and 30 seconds or less.
>The submitted song must be an original song, and not tied to any publisher contracts. Genre and language of the song does not matter.
>Please apply without license conditions (required).

Example of incorrect and correct license setting on Piapro submission.

Remarks

>We are looking for songs that Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO will sing alone.
*Songs that use vocal sound sources or sampling voices (including human voices) that are not the main vocal characters, including choruses and shouts, are not eligible for application.
>You can post as many works as you like.

Notes

>If you announce your submitted work to other SNS / posting sites other than Piapro during the recruitment period, you will not be selected.
* There is no particular problem with posting to other SNS / posting sites after the results are announced.
>Be sure to post the lyrics along with the song. (In the description of the song post works best)
>Music works are converted after submission, and works that have been converted after the deadline will not be selected. The conversion process may take a long time or may fail, so please post with plenty of time.
*The “Posting date” displayed on the work page is the “Time when the submission was accepted”. It is not the time when the conversion was completed.
>Works that are not displayed in the work list on the official Piapro collaboration page will not be selected. Please make sure that it is reflected.

How to submit

  • Have an account registered on Piapro.jp
  • Please be absolutely sure to include and lock the art submission tag – “マジカルミライ2021_楽曲” (without quotes).
  • Please be absolutely sure to submit your design without any licenses. During the submission process, please choose the “Upload without licenses” checkbox at the bottom.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Best of luck to all contest participants!

Magical Mirai 2021 Song Contest Details→ https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2021_musiccontest/detail

Jan 042021
 

Happy New Year, and we hope you’re all doing well and safe this holiday season! We hope it’s not too early to look forward to Spring, as Sakura Miku has been making a bit of a splash recently with new figure releases. Check them out below!

Spiritale Sakura Miku: Sakura Fairy Ver. 1/7 Scale Figure

We’re happy to present the next in the TAITO SPIRITALE line, an amazing figure of Sakura Miku! Miku is in her signature outfit with a cherry blossom twist, featuring bright pinks and translucent hair that is adorned with lovely cherry blossoms as well. With Miku is sitting atop a Sakura branch that is adorned with soft flower blossoms and petals she will be a fantastic addition to any Hatsune Miku collection!

Preorder her over at →Tokyo Otaku Mode←! Preorders are expected to ship out November 2021.

Hatsune Miku Sakura Miku Noodle Stopper Figure

From Furyu comes this Noodle Stopper figure of Sakura Miku. Sitting at a height of 5.1″, she is wearing her pastel pink Vocaloid outfit with cherries in her hair as she grabs her long twintails as they fall down beside her and gives a big, bright smile. With Miku sitting atop your Cup Noodle as the noodles cook you’ll have perfect noodles every time, and when you’re done feasting you can display her in your collection atop the included base.

She’s currently on preorder on →Tokyo Otaku Mode←, and is expected to ship out in June 2021.

Sakura Miku Big Plush

Measuring 11.8″, she features high-quality embroidery that makes her multi-color pink eyes look great! Some of the cherry blossoms that adorn her super plush twintails are also embroidered while others are made out of felt like her hair and coordinating outfit. She, of course, also has cherry hair ties and a little ahoge. And just look at those blushed cheeks! Display her in your plushie collection!🌸

You can preorder this orderable plushie over at →Tokyo Otaku Mode←. She’s expected to release in June 2021.

Dec 252020
 

Goodsmile Racing reveals the livery of their Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo they will be racing with for the 2021 Super GT season. Donning the 2021 Racing Miku designed by En Morikura, the team aims for their fourth championship next season. On top of that, the second Racing Miku visual has also been revealed which is displayed on the doors of the car.