Sep 122018
 

Hatsune Miku is set to take part in the Tokyo 150 Year Festival in what will be her “biggest” performance appearance to date!

The “Tokyo 150 Year Festival”, held at Hamarikyu Garden on October 26-28th 2018, is a project commemorating the renaming of Edo to Tokyo, which has reached its 150 year milestone. Hatsune Miku has been appointed by the Tokyo government as the main program of the event that transmits the charm of Tokyo with various exhibitions based on the theme of “tradition and innovation”.

In the performance, titled “Koku wo Asobu Jikuu no Tabi ~Hatsune Miku Links Tokyo150~”, will feature Hatsune Miku projected onto a water screen 15m tall, and 30m wide in the park’s tidal pond. According to a tweet by Crypton Future Media’s Wataru Sasaki, Miku will sing a medley of 30 songs from across Tokyo’s 150 years of fashion.

Hatsune Miku’s performance will be complimented by Japanese jazz pianist and composer Masahiko Sato, and plans to sublime Miku’s songs with a jazzy arrangement. The main visual art for this event was drawn by iXima (poster below).

Event Times
October 26th~28th from 6:00 PM~9:00 PM

Hamarikyu Garden Entry Fee
General: 300 Yen
65 Years and up: 150 Yen

Tokyo 150 Official Site: https://www.tokyo-150.jp/

Event poster via eplus. Highres version here.

Sep 122018
 

Preorders are now open for Nendoroid Racing Miku: 2013 Sepang Ver. from Good Smile Company’s online shop, and other online stores!

A Nendoroid of Racing Miku perfectly suited for the everlasting summer sun!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Hatsune Miku GT Project’s yearly “Racing Miku” character, a new Nendoroid has arrived! The illustration used at the Sepang Circuit in 2013 by Illustrator saitom and Costume Designer Mari Shimazaki, “Racing Miku 2013 Sepang Ver.” has been transformed into an adorable Nendoroid.

The suntanned, energetic Miku comes with three face plates total, including a winking expression and a grinning expression. She also comes with a grid board fit for a race queen. Clear parts are utilized for her wings, skirt and sunglasses making for a stunningly beautiful Nendoroid.

Nendoroid Racing Miku: 2013 Sepang Ver. is available from Good Smile Company’s online shop until October 11th, 2018 at 12:00 PM JST, and is priced at 5500 Yen ($50 USD). She’s expected to ship sometime in May 2019. She’s also available from these other online stores!

Links will be updated as they become available, please keep checking back!
> Tokyo Otaku Mode
> CDJapan
> Good Smile Company
> Amiami
> Hobby Search
> Nippon Yasan

Kahotan’s photo review is also available over on her blog, so be sure to check it out! → http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/2018/09/10/nendoroid-racing-miku-2013-sepang-ver/

Sep 122018
 

Now that Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 is over, and everyone is home and rested, it’s time to share our photo summary of our visit to Magical Mirai 2018 in Osaka and Tokyo! Not only are we including photos of the official events, but some photos of Off-Kai (fan-operated afterparty) events in both cities! Both events are enjoyable in their own ways, and we hope you enjoy our summary of the events! Continue reading »