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!

Jul 182019
 

This weekend is Shanghai’s Bilibili Macro Link 2019 exhibition event, taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center in Shanghai. If you’re unfamiliar with Bilibili Macro Link, it’s China’s equivalent experience to Nicovideo’s yearly “Nico Nico Chokaigi” event, but for their own video streaming service Bilibili.

Bilibili Macro Link VR Main Visual

The event will span 3 days starting July 19th, with each day covering a different theme. Day 1, refered to as Bilibili Macro Link VR (Visual Release), will focus on VR experience and performances with various digital characters. These include Chinese Vsingers such as Luo Tianyi and Mo Qingxian, Vtubers such as Kizuna AI and Fubuki Shirakami, Bilbili’s own mascots 22 and 33, and of course Crypton Future Media’s own Vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin & Len, Meiko and Kaito!

This will make it one of the largest VR experience events of its kind, and we’re certain it will be quite the show!

Bilibili Macro Link VR Official Site: https://bml.bilibili.com/2019/index.html#/vr

Jul 122019
 

SEGA’s Project Diva team has opened a 7 day poll on Twitter to inquire Hatsune Miku fans about releasing an arcade-styled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva controller for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or even both! The poll was likely sparked by the upcoming launch of Project Diva: MEGA 39’s for the Nintendo Switch.

Fans can vote on the poll to choose which style controller(s) they would buy. Please only vote if you would actually buy the controller! We don’t want the results getting skewed by over-excited fans. The following options are listed:

1: I want to buy a PS4 version.
2: I want to buy a Switch version.
3: I want to buy both versions.
4: I wont buy either versions.

The Project Diva team says the products listed are under consideration, and the winning choice might be produced for release in 2020. Cast your vote on the tweet below! The poll will close on July 19th at 7:00 PM JST.

Jul 122019
 

More details are finally out on the Hatsune Miku x Digimon 20th anniversary collaboration! Following up on the collaboration announcement from last March, the Digimon Adventure official site has shared info on collaboration goods that will be available at DIGIFES2019. Here’s what fans attending can get:

Illustration by Atsuya Uki, Digimon Tri character designer.

– A B2 size tapestry featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (2100 Yen)
– An acrylic stand featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (1600 Yen)
– A CD-styled memo pad featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (980 Yen)

DIGIFES2019 will be held July 28th at the Maihama Amphitheater at the Tokyo Disney Resort. DIGIFES gives priority to goods purchases to ticket holders for the event (already drawn via lottery, sorry!) starting at 9:30 AM JST, while non-ticket holders can get second dibs starting at 2:00 PM JST.

For fans of Digimon, the official Adventure 20th Anniversary Twitter has teased that this DIGIFES will be their biggest yet, with several of the series cast announced as guests. These include voice actors like Hanae Natsuki (VA for Yagami Taichi) and Hosoya Yoshimasa (VA for Yamato Ishida), and music artists like AiM Maeda Ai (VA of various, singer of various ending themes).

Digimon Adventure Official Site
DIGIFES2019 Official Goods
Digimon 20th Twitter

Jul 112019
 

Good Smile Company has announced Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 Ver. for presale at the upcoming Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo! Attendees will be able to grab this adorable nendoroid in-person before the online preorders go live on September 2nd, 2019!

The colorful school outfit design by Mika Pikazo is faithfully preserved in nendoroid form, and comes with 3 face plates, two megaphones and balloons as accessories to allow various creative poses.

She’s priced at 5,093 Yen ($48.99 USD), and will be sold at Good Smile Company’s booths at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka on August 9th~11th, and Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st. We’ll make a post at a later time when online preorders go live! Online preorders will ship in February 2020, so get yours 6 months early at the event if you can!

Product Details: https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/8513/
Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Jul 092019
 

Starting on July 13th, 2019, SEGA will be holding a Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 10th anniversary celebration event in Akihabara, Japan! There you’ll be able to enjoy exhibition activities, free gifts arcades, a stamp rally with a reward, and more! The event will run until August 12th. Check out the full details below!

■Project DIVA 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Location: Akib@ko (SEGA Akihabara 5th Building, 5th floor)
Dates: July 13th~August 12th

Various Miku related prize figures, character cutouts of modules chosen by arcade staff, and original drinks with coasters will be exhibited.

There are 3 kinds of Mikudayo coasters to collect, all with new artwork created for this campaign.

■Stamp Rally

Location: SEGA Akihabara Buildings 1~5
Dates: July 13th~August12th

Collect all stamps from each of SEGA’s buildings in Akihabara to collect a free memorial postcard! Entry to the stamp rally is free, so participate by all means!

The memorial post card features Hatsune Miku, and the entire Cryptonloid crew.

■Project Diva Prize Campaign

Location: SEGA Akihabara Buildings 1~5
Dates: July 13th~August12th

SEGA staff will award you one clear file from the 5 above at random whenever you put 500 yen into a UFO catcher prize machine! Be sure to alert an arcade staff member when inserting the money to claim your free gift. Additionally, new SEGA limited prizes will be available at arcades. These will include visual acrylic boards (7 kinds), and Mikudayo acrylic keychains (6 kinds).

■Sale of “Mikudayo Yaki”

Location: SEGA Akihabara 5th Building (1st Floor)
Dates: July 21st~September 6th

Mikudayo motif versions of the popular Taiyaki snack food (a fish shaped pancake filled with bean jam) will be sold at the SEGA #5 building in Akihabara, and will also earn buyers a reward of a Mikudayo can badge as a gift, with 3 possible designs. The “Mikudayo Yaki” will be available in either the traditional bean flavor filling, or a cream filling.

Enjoy the celebrations in Akihabara should you happen to be in the area!

Via SEGA Miku Blog