jrharbort

A Hatsune Miku fan since December 2007, jrharbort joined MikuFan as the Head Writer in October 2011. Follow on Twitter at @jrharbort.

Jun 242021
 

A software update for Hatsune Miku NT and Piapro Studio NT has been released today, finally bringing us the missing Whisper and Dark vocal libraries that were promised. The update also fixes some bugs, and adds some new functionality to help streamline the user experience. Check out the patch notes below!

Hatsune Miku NT v1.0.0.7 Update

  • Hatsune Miku NT Dark+ and Hatsune Miku Whisper+ libraries added.
  • There’s now an ability to correct the length of consonants according to the phrase and melody you’ve typed in.
  • Optimized articulation of phoneme transitions in some situations.

To download this update, you will need to login to your sonicwire account and check your purchased product licenses for the updater ZIP files.

If you have not yet purchased Hatsune Miku NT, you can download or opt for a retail package version of the software from the following pages:

Hatsune Miku NT (Download)
Hatsune Miku NT (Retail Package)

Demo video of the completed Hatsune Miku NT Original, Whisper & Dark Libraries.

Piapro Studio NT v3.0.3.4 Update

  • Now supports the newly added Hatsune Miku NT Dark+ and Hatsune Miku Whisper+ libraries.
  • Fixed an issue where editing the pitch of consonants with some phonetic symbols was not possible.
  • Fixed an issue where the portamento parameters were not saved.
  • Fixed an issue in the plugin version where it freezes on playback after loading a ppsf file with a different tempo than the host.

CFM notes that improvements in processing speed are being worked on for a future update, notably where processing loads become heavier as the song becomes longer.

The Piapro Studio NT v3.0.3.4 update is installed at the same time as the Hatsune Miku NT v1.0.0.7 update, so there’s no need for a separate installer.

Via Sonicwire News Blog

Jun 232021
 

Hatsune Miku Tycoon, a new free-to-play mobile card game from Crypton Future Media, is now available for download on iOS and Android platforms!

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.crypton.match
iOS: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1561931022

Hatsune Miku Tycoon is a mobile platform card game based on the Japanese card game Daifugo, but with some added some charm featuring Hatsune Miku and her friends.

 

The game supports single player and local multiplayer through bluetooth (Note there is no online play function). Players can enjoy 27 different types of character themed cards, send fun character stickers to each other to communicate, and earn points for gacha items like stickers and icons. Be sure to watch for what happens when 8 Flushes and Revolutions happen!

New Player Tip: If you’re curious about the rules of the game, there’s a rulebook available in the game’s settings menu.

Via CFM News Release

Jun 232021
 

The results of the Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 song contest on Piapro have been announced! One grand prize winner and five runner-up winners were selected. You can listen to the samples in the YouTube video above, or the full songs from the list below! You can also check out their other works from the provided VocaDB links, if available.

The grand prize winner will have their song featured in the upcoming Magical Mirai 2021 live concert event, while the runner-ups historically had their songs featured in the overhead music played in the concert hall before the start of each concert.

All entries can be heard over on the official song contest page → https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magical2021_musiccontest/list

Grand Prize Winner

Song Title: First Note feat. Hatsune Miku
Producer Name: blues
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/FDb1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/blues_unlock
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/85427

 

Runner-Up Winners

 

Song Title: 嘘も本当も君だから (Uso mo hontou mo kimidakara) feat. Hatsune Miku
Producer Name: Mashima Yuro
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/YW_d
Twitter: https://twitter.com/msm_yl
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/63927

 

Song Title: その心に灯る色は (Sono Kokoro ni Tomoru Iro wa) feat. Hatsune Miku
Producer Name: ラテルネ (Laterne) Note: This is a circle featuring two artists, あぽろ and 市ヶ谷ネイ
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/FLj2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Laterne_music
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/72391

 

Song Title: 夏をなぞって (Natsu o Nazotte) feat. Hatsune Miku
Producer Name: シロクマ消しゴム (Shirokuma Keshigomu)
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/R6EN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shiro_keshi
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/82556

 

Song Title: 密かなる交信曲 (Hisokanaru koushin kyoku) feat. Hatsune Miku
Producer Name: 濁茶 (Dakucha)
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/CAj5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dakucha
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/69515

 

Song Title: Freedom! feat. Megurine Luka
Producer Name: Chiquewa
Piapro Entry: https://piapro.jp/t/N–x
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiquewa
VocaDB: https://vocadb.net/Ar/708

 

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2021/

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