jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan.com as the Head Writer in October 2011, and enjoys sharing news with other fans around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @jrharbort!

Dec 082018
 

Right after the finale of Miku Expo 2018 Europe’s show in the U.K. last night, Taiwan and Hong Kong were announced as the next locations in line for Miku Expo in 2019! The beautiful main visual artwork for the event was drawn by Ordan.

Taiwan’s show will take place at the New Taipei City Exhibition Hall in Taipei City on May 11th, 2019, while Hong Kong’s show is scheduled for July 27th, 2019 at STAR HALL.

Ticket information is scheduled to be announced at a later date, so stay tuned!

Miku Expo 2019 in Taiwan & Hong Kong Official Page:
https://mikuexpo.com/twhk2019/

Dec 052018
 

If you’re visiting Snow Miku 2019 in Sapporo this February, you might also be interested in attending the official DJ Live event, “Snow White Stage”! This is the first time DJ Live event tickets have been made available for overseas visitors. Applications will be open until December 11th, 2018 at 11:59 PM JST.

Ticket Site: https://l-tike.com/st1/sws19-e/

KARENT presents Snow White Stage will take place at Sound Lab Mole in central Sapporo on February 8th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The ticket fee is 3824 Yen, plus an additional 500 Yen beverage fee upon entry into the venue.

Of course, you’re probably wondering who’s going to be playing, so here’s the list announced so far!

> Snail’s House
> Mwk
> TOKOTOKO
> EVERGREEN LELAND STUDIO (HarryP)
> … And more!
*There will not be any virtual singer performances at the DJ Live.

We’ll see you at the DJ live!

Snow White Stage Official Page: https://snowmiku.com/2019/live_mole.html
Snow Miku 2019 Official Site: https://snowmiku.com/2019/

Dec 042018
 

In some pretty amazing news, we’re happy to report that the popular music streaming service Spotify now has an official Hatsune Miku playlist! The playlist is titled “This is 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)”.

The playlist was seemingly added to the site on November 24th, and “Features greatest hits from the world-famous virtual singer “HATSUNE MIKU”!”. You can enjoy the playlist from the following link.

Dec 012018
 

Today is the day for Good Smile Company’s yearly tradition of revealing the next Snow Miku 2019 Nendoroid, Figma and Street Car in Sapporo! And as expected, they made their first appearance today for members of press.

Snow Miku 2019’s design comes from the artist -LF-, and was created with a “Princess” theme for the 10th anniversary of Snow Miku. We think Good Smile Company did a great job at making her both adorable, as well as beautiful!

You will be able to purchase the Snow Miku 2019 Nendoroid and Figma at Snow Miku 2019 in Sapporo, or when online preorders open during the Winter Wonder Festival in February 2019. You can ride the street car starting from December 3rd, 2018, and it will remain in operation until March 26th, 2019.

Snow Miku 2019 will be held February 4th~11th 2018.
Snow Miku 2019 Official Page: https://snowmiku.com/2019/


Via GSC Hama and MXF Akane

Nov 232018
 

With today being the first stop of the Hatsune Miku Symphony: 2018~2019 at Yokohama in Tokyo, Good Smile Company decided to surprise event attendees by displaying the first painted prototype of the Hatsune Miku: Symphony 2017 ver. 1/8 scale figure at the venue!

Pricing and release date details have still not yet been announced, but we can likely expect some news soon with the completion of the first prototype.

Photos via GSC Kahotan on Twitter
 

Also announced today was the photo release of the painted prototype of the POP UP PARADE: Hatsune Miku ver. scale figure. This series of figures are meant to be more affordable with less elaborate design details, but still maintain high quality. The expected release price is somewhere around 3800 Yen ($34 USD), with the release date TBA. We’re really liking how the painted version looks!