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!

Aug 152018
 

One of the most chaotic aspects of Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai is definitely finding where you have to go to get certain goods at the exhibitions. One fan named R.J on Twitter made visual maps showing which official goods will be available at which booths for both the Osaka and Tokyo locations! Larger versions of the maps are also linked for download.

Kudos to R.J for putting this together! Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Osaka Intex Map

Makuhari Messe Map

Aug 122018
 

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 is being hosted in 2 cities this year, with the 2nd one located in Chiba prefecture of the greater Tokyo area. Chiba City knows how big of a role Hatsune Miku plays with the local tourism when Magical Mirai comes to town, and has begun a monorail collaboration to celebrate the occasion!

One of their monorail cars has been changed from the usual “Urban Flyer” spec to a “Miku Flyer” specification car, decorated with Magical Mirai 2018 artwork, and a new colorful collaborative art design by Saitou Naoki! Since the car “flys” around the city from a hanging monorail, the illustration fittingly depicts Miku flying around the city on a rainbow of color! The poster below can also be seen hanging inside the car:

The Chiba City monorail collaboration will run until September 30th, so there’s plenty of time for visitors in the area for Magical Mirai 2018 to check it out! Chiba Monorail company will also be selling goods with this artwork at Magical Mirai in Tokyo. One last little surprise is the car’s musical jingle has been modified to sound like Magical Mirai 2018’s theme song, “Greenlights Serenade”, and Miku herself makes the departure announcements! Check out a video recorded below on Twitter.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Via Chiba Monorail

Aug 092018
 

The next Hatsune Miku Fan Forge by For Fans By Fans is underway to celebrate the upcoming Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 Europe events! This time the design challenge is centered around the theme song “MUSIC LIKE MAGIC!”, composed by OSTER project!

The contest asks participating artists to submit T-shirt designs based on the concept of the above theme song. Participation enters you for a chance at the grand prize, which is a pair of tickets to the Miku Expo 2018 Europe concert event of your choice, or 5 pieces of the official tour goods! 2 runner-ups will be awarded 3 pieces of merchandise from the tour. All winners will also be awarded commissions on goods sold with their designs.

The deadline for submissions is September 16th at 11:59 PM PST. Be sure to read the rules of participation over on the official event page! → https://www.forfansbyfans.com/feature/hatsune-miku-fan-forge-info

Miku Expo 2018 Europe Tour Info: https://mikuexpo.com/europe2018/

Aug 072018
 

We’ve finished putting together the list of the Top 10 Hatsune Miku songs uploaded to Nicovideo during July 2018! As per usual, this ranking lists songs by daily average views, rather than total views. This makes sure all rankings stay fair, no matter which time of the month artists upload their music!

Listen to the songs below and see if you find any new favorites from the list. If you have a favorite that didn’t make the list, please share it in the comments!

#1. Greenlights Serenade feat. Hatsune Miku by Omoi

Uploaded July 6th – 945,792 total – 36,377 daily

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Aug 052018
 

Goodsmile Racing performed very well in last night’s 800km race during SUPER GT Round 5 at Fuji Speedway, and secured a 2nd place victory! The victory brings the team to a total of 49 points, and 5th place ranking overall in the GT300 class for the season thus far. With 3 races left to go for the season, this definitely puts a championship victory in GSR’s sights.

A 1st place victory in this race proved difficult, likely due to a combination of GSR’s 32kg handicap, and the competing BMW ARTA M6 simply proving too fast. Hopefully good strategies and performance will turn positive results in the future races!

SUPER GT Round 6 will be in SUGO September 15th~16th. Fight, GSR!