Nov 082018
 

The recent Hatsune Miku x Tokyo 150 years collaboration event finished with great success, but there was one problem many fans complained about: The collaborations goods had such extremely limited availability, they sold out after the first 30 people in line! This left a lot of Hatsune Miku fans pretty upset, and rightfully so. That artwork by iXima is gorgeous!

The fan outcry was heard, and preorders are now being taken for an additional batch of these limited collaboration goods! Overseas orders are also available, via Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Shop link -> https://goo.gl/ESEnpb

The special event “Tokyo 150 Years Festival” was held from Oct. 26-28 at the Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the renaming of Edo to Tokyo, and Hatsune Miku was there to celebrate with everyone! At the event, visitors were treated to a Hatsune Miku projection mapping show along with a plethora of exhibits, booths, and shows to experience the past, present, and future of Tokyo. There were even special products available at the event featuring our favorite virtual diva, and they’re now available for fans overseas too!

The items available include the tapestry, pin badges, clear files, acrylic stands, T-shirts, and Japanese hand towels! These preorders are expected to ship January 2019, and will be closed when allocated preorder limits are reached.

Nov 082018
 

Suddenly out of nowhere, a Hatsune Miku x HONDA x Dwango Collaboration has been announced! The full details of he collaboration are not quite yet revealed, but the teaser wording and website graphics indicate there will be a sort of car collaboration coming soon, possibly something with Hatsune Miku themed coloring and/or design. The collaboration theme is “Let’s drive with Hatsune Miku!”.

Website → https://www.osoba.ai/

A timer on the website is ticking down for a livestream event on November 22nd at 9:30 PM JST, which should reveal many more details of the collaboration. The stream will be available from the following link, or the embedded player below:

Livestream page: http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv316619887

A song contest has also been announced, with an application deadline of December 20th, 2018. This music collaboration comes with several rewards for the Grand Prix winner, which include:

– A luxury DTM set, with a 13″ Macbook Pro, Apogee Duet and dedicated USB cable, Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL A49, and a 30,000 Yen iTunes card.
– Your song will be delivered through Dwango services.
– Your song will be included in a new application in production.

If interested, your song must be uploaded to Nicovideo by December 20th, 2018 and follow these rules:

– Submit songs with the theme of “Songs that can be enjoyed while driving”.
– Use only Hatsune Miku for your song.
– Post your video with the following tag, and make sure to lock it: osobaコンテスト
– You can tag lock songs you have created in the past for this contest.
– At least one full chorus of vocals must be included, along with intro and outro.
– Professionals, amateurs, and music of all genres are welcomed!

Good luck to everyone that enters, and tune in later this month for updates!