Jun 222021
 

After over a year of careful analysis and various testing scenarios, the full video review of DJ-DAO’s DIVALLER controller by Zedamex for MikuFan is finally ready to be unleashed to the world!

MikuFan was presented the opportunity by GAMO2/DJ-DAO to review the DIVALLER, a custom 3rd party controller for the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA games on PS3, PS4, and Switch (it even works on PC). This controller is styled after the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade cabinet controls, and is built out of a sturdy (and hefty!) aluminum frame.

For this review, we received the DIVALLER, as well as a set of the optional SANWA switches to test the full functionality of the controller with all platforms. We then reached out to Zedamex to request a full professional review. He covers everything from the controller’s feel, operation, modification, repair-ability, and even its latency claims. The controller is also pitted against the official HORI controllers and Project DIVA Arcade cabinets to see how it compares against the competition.

At over 100 minutes, no details are left uncovered. We debunked some misconceptions, and point out some common user mistakes and how to avoid them to ensure the best possible gameplay experience on each console. We suggest watching the full video over on YouTube, and use the convenient timestamps in the video description to skip to sections of interest. Please be sure to give Zedamex some kudos and thanks for his hard work!

This review was not paid for or sponsored, and was created purely out of interest and passion for the controller and Project Diva games. If you’d like to buy one for yourself you can find it at the links below!

DIVALLER Portal Site → https://www.dj-dao.com/en/divaller
DIVALLER Shop Page → https://www.gamo2.com/en/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=352
GAMO2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/GamoTwo

Jun 222021
 

Some big updates regarding Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 were posted to the official site, which covers the new main visual artwork, theme song, even ticket info and more! Here’s a quick recap of the announcements from June 21st. *Please note that overseas tickets are not being made available due to the ongoing pandemic situation in Japan.*

Main Visual by left

The theme of Magical Mirai 2021 is “Fairy Tale Fantasy“, with the main visual art being designed and drawn by left. Their participation in this year’s event also marks their first collaboration with [email protected] in 10 years. The artwork has a very floral and mythical atmosphere. There’s some concept sketches with costume details for those wanting to draw their own fanart, or even design a cosplay!

Main visual detail: https://magicalmirai.com/2021/info_news.html#20210621_02

Theme Song “Hatsune Creation Myth” by [email protected]

Well recognized in the Hatsune Miku fan community, [email protected] is likely a welcome addition by many to the list of Magical Mirai theme song composers. A 15 second teaser CM for the event has been uploaded, featuring a segment of the theme song “Hatsune Creation Myth” playing in the background. We’ll have to wait a while longer for the release of the full song!

Live Concert Ticket Information

The first round of live concert event tickets (SS, S and A applications) for the Osaka and Tokyo performances will go on web lottery advance reservation at on June 25th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST, and will remain open until July 5th, 2021 at 11:59 PM JST. The second round ticket reservations (for SS, S, A, Magical Viewing Seat and U-18 applications) will be open from July 9th, 2021 at 6:00 PM JST until August 9th, 2021 11:59 PM JST.

Osaka Concert Info

Ticket info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/osaka_ticket.html
Location:

Osaka Intex, Building 5A
Times:
October 22nd (Fri Evening) – 5:00PM (Doors Open), 6:00 PM (Concert Start)
October 23rd (Sat Daytime) – 12:00PM (Doors Open), 1:00 PM (Concert Start)
October 23rd (Sat Evening) – 4:30PM (Doors Open), 5:30 PM (Concert Start)
October 24th (Sun Daytime) – 12:00PM (Doors Open), 1:00 PM (Concert Start)
October 24th (Sun Evening) – 4:30PM (Doors Open), 5:30 PM (Concert Start)

Tokyo Concert Info

Ticket info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/tokyo_ticket.html
Location:
Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Hall 9
Times:
November 5th (Fri Daytime) – 12:30PM (Doors Open), 1:30 PM (Concert Start)
November 5th (Fri Evening) – 5:00PM (Doors Open), 6:00 PM (Concert Start)
November 6th (Sat Daytime) – 12:00PM (Doors Open), 1:00 PM (Concert Start)
November 6th (Sat Evening) – 4:30PM (Doors Open), 5:30 PM (Concert Start)
November 7th (Sun Daytime) – 12:00PM (Doors Open), 1:00 PM (Concert Start)
November 7th (Sun Evening) – 4:30PM (Doors Open), 5:30 PM (Concert Start)

Exhibition Information

The event exhibition in both Osaka and Tokyo will feature various exhibits of goods and the creative culture of Hatsune Miku and friends. A special 15th anniversary exhibit for KAITO’s 15th anniversary will also be displayed at both locations.

Osaka Exhibition Info

Osaka Exhibition Ticket Application Info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/osaka_ticket.html#osaka_ticket_ex
Location
:
Osaka Intex Hall #4
Times:
October 22nd (Fri) – 12:00PM~6:30PM
October 23rd (Sat) – 9:00AM~6:30PM
October 24th (Sun) – 9:00AM~6:00PM

Tokyo Exhibition Info

Tokyo Exhibition Ticket Application Info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/tokyo_ticket.html#tokyo_ticket_ex
Location:

Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Halls 10-11
Times:
November 5th (Fri) – 10:00AM~6:30PM
November 6th (Sat) – 9:00AM~6:30PM
November 7th (Sun) – 9:00AM~6:00PM

Exhibition tickets can be reserved at the same time as the concert ticket application, however they will also be available separately for 500 yen via online application when the information becomes available. Please check the above links regularly for updates on separate exhibition ticket applications.

Accommodation Plans

Accommodation plans for Osaka and Tokyo will open for reservation (domestic residents only) from July 12th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST through August 5th, 2021 at 12:00 PM JST. Accommodations include hotel stay, a special gift, and an option to reserve a live concert ticket (typically SS section). Further details will be available at a later date through the links below.

Osaka Accommodation Info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/osaka_ticket.html#osaka_ticket_plan
Tokyo Accommodation Info:
https://magicalmirai.com/2021/tokyo_ticket.html#tokyo_ticket_plan

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 Official Site
JPN→ https://magicalmirai.com/2021/
EN→ https://magicalmirai.com/2021/index_en.html