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!

May 282020
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced as one of the featured artists/performers at the upcoming Digital Mirage 2 Online Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from June 5th~7th, and headlines various DJs and music artists.

Hatsune Miku’s appearance will involve streaming of the Magical Mirai 2019 concert footage, according to a tweet by the official Hatsune Miku English twitter. The exact details, including the time-slot Miku is set to appear in, have not yet been announced, but should be updated at a later date.

You can now RSVP for the event at https://digitalmirage.io/. 100% of the proceeds are set to be donated to the Plus1 Covid-19 relief fund, as well as the performing artists.

May 282020
 

The grand prize winners of the Magical Mirai 2020 song contest have been announced! There’s one grand prize winner, and 5 runner ups. Listen to the song previews in the video above, and then feel free to check out the full songs linked below!

The grand prize winner, who will also have their song performed at the Magical Mirai 2020 live concert events, is ごーぶす/GoBS with their song “Marui Unabara“!

And below are the 5 semi-finalists, which will have their songs played at the concert venue before the start of the live concert event!

Semi-Finalist #1 – スパイラル・デイズ by 芳田/yoshida

Semi-Finalist #2 – プリオシンのたびびと by Saiph

Semi-Finalist #3 – icicles by 磨瀬/Mase

Semi-Finalist #4 – My Story by オゾン/OZON

Semi-Finalist #5 – Sepia by なご/Nago

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site
https://magicalmirai.com/2020/

May 282020
 

It’s looking like Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 might become “Miku Expo 2021” at the rate things are progressing. The Los Angeles show, which had already been rescheduled to October 18th at the Shrine Auditorium, appears to have been rescheduled once again to April 13th, 2021. While not yet announced on any official Hatsune Miku social media outlets, the new date is now confirmed on the AXS ticketing site, as well as in emails sent to ticket buyers.

It is unknown at this time if the other event locations will follow with similar delays, or if they will remain unchanged. We’ll be sure to post about it if anything else changes.

If you already purchased tickets for Los Angeles, you should have received an email about the rescheduled event date. If you haven’t purchased yet, tickets are still available.

Get Tickets → https://www.axs.com/events/391024/hatsune-miku-tickets

Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada Official Site:
https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

May 212020
 

After a first highly successful run, Good Smile Company has decided to rerelease the POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku figure! If you missed her the first time around, now you’ll have another chance at the first of Good Smile Company’s highly affordable line of character figures.

Nothing about the figure has really changed from her first run just over a year ago, but here’s the preorder specifics!

The rerelease of POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku is available for preorder from Good Smile Company’s online shop from now until June 25th, 2020 at 12:00 PM JST. She’s listed at 3,900 JPY ($37.99), and will ship in October 2020. She’s also available from these other online stores!

■ Tokyo Otaku Mode (Supports MikuFan!)
■ CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
■ Good Smile Company USA & Canada
■ Amiami
■ Hobby Search
■ Nippon Yasan

May 192020
 

The latest Hatsune Miku drawing trend on Twitter rides on the heels of the recent #sailormoonredraw trend. After watching artists redraw Usagi from Sailor Moon, a popular Hatsune Miku illustrator named MayoRiyo decided “I want to see this with Miku, too!”.

And thus, the #HatsuneMikuDraw trend began! At first, some artists tried redrawing the pose from original Hatsune Miku VOCALOID2 boxart illustration by KEI.


Then some artists got the idea to mix #HatsuneMikuDraw and #SailorMoonRedraw trends together:


MayoRiyo even contributed their own art to the mix!

And for some fun, here’s a few more! But be sure to check the rest out yourself, or contribute your own on Twitter via the #HatsuneMikuDraw tag.