Jul 062019

Crypton Future Media CEO, Hiroyuki Itoh, introducing the concept of Magical Mirai to the broadcast viewers. Photo via @technopolis

In last night’s TOKYOMX broadcast, several details were teased about the upcoming live performances for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect!

– There will be a special Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary production. (Remember what they did for Kagamine Rin & Len last year, but for Luka)
– A new model based on Crypton Future Media’s R3 real-time control system will debut for the first time.
– A special presentation/tribute towards producer wowaka.
– The largest number of first-debut songs ever recorded for any concert.
– There will be daily music setlist changes again this year.

Don’t miss out on the fun at this year’s Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai in Osaka and Tokyo!

Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Special thanks to @iceblitz for the broadcast summary!

Jul 062019

After a successful collaboration with the Hirosaki Sakura Festival as its newest support character, this time Sakura Miku will be joining in the Summer celebrations for the Hirosaki Neputa Festival!

From August 1st until August 7th, Sakura Miku will be supporting the Hirosaki Neputa Festival with event posters, stickers, and stamp rally activities! To celebrate the colllaboration, two main visual artworks have been drawn by iXima and Kiya (above). These artworks will be visible on posters throughout the event.

Additional artworks by Najo and Nekosumi have also been drawn for the upcoming event. We expect the art by Najo to be used for stickers or stamps, while the art by Nekosumi joins Sakura Miku with the Hirosaki mascot character Takamaru-kun! This could be a sign of a lasting relationship between Sakura Miku and the city of Hirosaki.

What is the Hirosaki Neputa Festival?
The Hirosaki Neputa Festival is a summer festival held in the old castle town of Hirosaki. About 80 neputas of various sizes – large fan-shaped floats depicting epic and fantastic images of warriors – parade through the town. In 1980, Hirosaki Neputa Festival was designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Japan.

More on Hirosaki Neputa Festival: https://www.en-aomori.com/culture-039.html

Via @cfm_miku

Jul 062019

Hatsune Miku has been announced to perform in the DIVE XR FESTIVAL supported by SoftBank, a music festival where animations, games, comic characters, virtual singers, VTubers, and AI gather together.

In a parallel world where the Showa period of Japan continued, where science and technology advanced to a point beyond our imagination, the boundary between the two worlds collapses and ignites the beginning of a new era, to which the two Japan comes together and celebrates with a festival – a DIVE XR festival.

The festival will be held at Makuhari Messe international exhibition hall 1-3 on September 22nd~23rd. Ticket sales are available now on e plus at 9,680 yen (service charge included). Check out the full list of performers below!

DIVE XR FESTIVAL: https://project-dive.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/dive_pj
Tickets on E plus: https://ib.eplus.jp/index.php?dispatch=tour_group.view&slug=dive-xr-festival

DIVE XR FESTIVAL Day 1 (Day & Night)


Jul 062019

The first big news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo is finally here! This update details the first round of official goods, Creators Market participants, and workshop activities! Let’s get to them.

The first goods announced for the Official Goods booths include Happi coats for both Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka, vinyl pouch, electric fan, and a sacosh.

Other planned exhibition goods include the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 plushie from GIFT, a Magical Mirai 2019 themed ruck sack from SEGA, and a glass cloth assortment from Washin. There’s also gacha prizes available featuring miniature figures, rubber straps, and various can badges for collectors!

You can always check for the latest goods updates at the official site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods.html

The KARENT Creators Market list of participating artists and producers has been announced! A total of 32 artist tables will be available at the Osaka venue, and 39 tables will be available at the Tokyo venue.

-= Osaka =- Open 10:00~4:00 Sat~Sun
A-1: Takahashi You, Manbou no Ane (8/10, 8/11)
A-2: monaca:factory (8/10, 8/11)
A-3: DIVELA (8/10, 8/11)
A-4: keisei (8/10, 8,11)
A-5: Zekkai, Minazuki (8/10, 8/11)
A-6: Utsu-P (8/10, 8/11)
A-7: Agoaniki (8/10, 8/11)
A-8: takaP (8/10, 8/11)
A-9: Ako, Aoyama Wasabi (8/10, 8,11)
A-10: Liz. (8/10, 8/11)
A-11: *Luna (8/10, 8/11)
A-12: Zig, Loin, Harumaki Gohan, Yunosuke (8/10)
A-13: KurageP (8/10)

B-1: Re:nG (8/10, 8/11)
B-2: MinusP, JesusP (8/10, 8/11)
B-3: CrystalP, KID P, Ichimura, ZankyouP (8/10, 8/11)
B-4: RIO, KOW, AIRA (8/10, 8/11)
B-5: SignalP (8/10, 8/11)
B-6: OwataP (8/10, 8/11)
B-7: XenonP, Ne-chansan (8/10, 8/11)
B-8: HikutsuP, Kirisame (8/10, 8/11)
B-9: Lunachu (8/10, 8/11)
B-10: nyanyannya (8/10)

C-1: MikitoP, Teniwoha, emon(Tes.) (8/10, 8/11)
C-2: Aoto Kei, Poi, goroku (8/10, 8/11)
C-3: HarryP, koyori, Heavenz, yukkedoluce, ZenryakuP, YoP (8/10, 8/11)
C-4: Sakurai, Kimura (8/10, 8/11)

-= TOKYO =- Open 12:00~6:00 Fri, 10:00~4:00 Sat~Sun
A-1: KurageP, Cherico, yamada (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-2: Nejishiki, cisco, Armida, NaNaMiL (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-3: HarryP, koyori, Heavenz, yukkedoluce, ZenryakuP, YoP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-4: Takahashi You, Manbou no Ane (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-5: buzzG (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-6: MikitoP, Teniwoha, emon(Tes.) (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)

B-1: DIVELA (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-2: keisei (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-3: monaca:factory (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-4: ORYO, Ohagi (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-5: Aoto Kei, Poi, goroku (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-6: narry (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-7: Ako, Aoyama Wasabi (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-8: Sakurai, Kimura (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)

C-1: EasyPop, STEP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-2: regulus (8/30, 8/31)
C-2: ATOLS (9/1)
C-3: HikutsuP, Kirisame (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-4: takaP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-5: XenonP, Ne-chansan (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-6: Noboru↑ (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-7: Re:nG (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-8: YM, Yoetsu, Wachiko, hy (8/31, 9/1)
C-9: Utsu-P (8/31, 9/1)

D-1: BIGHEAD (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-2: OwataP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-3: LiveP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-4: CrystalP, KID P, Ichimura, ZankyouP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-5: SignalP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-6: MinusP, JesusP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-7: hayakawaP (8/31, 9/1)
D-8: Aether_Eru, Noah, Yuu (8/31)
D-8: mothy (9/1)

E-1: Kou, R Sound Design (8/31, 9/1)
E-2: Ichinose Lupo (8/31, 9/1)
E-3: AmamoriP (8/31, 9/1)
E-4: Ann-MeltsP (8/31, 9/1)
E-5: LITCHI (8/31, 9/1)
E-6: Liz. (8/31, 9/1)
E-7: Lunachu (8/31, 9/1)
E-8: MinaruP (8/31, 9/1)
E-9: coha (8/31)
E-9: Gumin, Hachiwake (9/1)
E-10: ryuryu (8/31)
E-10: sea_urchinP (9/1)

F-1: *Luna (8/31, 9/1)
F-2: Shima, Hirata Yoshihisa (8/31, 9/1)
F-3: Zekkai, Minazuki (8/31, 9/1)
F-4: TOKOTOKO (8/31, 9/1)
F-5: yama△, HitoshizukuP (8/31, 9/1)
F-6: forute (8/31, 9/1)
F-7: Mwk, Osanzi (8/31)
F-8: nyanyannya (8/31)

Lastly, there’s the workshop activities! Over at the Osaka Intex #4 building in Osaka, and the Makuhari Messe Hall #3 in Tokyo, You can enjoy creating your own glitter reflector (1,000 Yen), face painting (free), and fan coloring (free)! You can join at the following times:

-= Osaka =-
August 9th: 12:00~6:00
August 10th: 9:00~6:00
August 11th: 9:00~6:00

-= Tokyo =-
August 30th: 12:00~6:30
August 31st: 9:30~6:30
September 1st: 9:30~6:30

Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/