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!

Jun 102020
 

Xiaomi and Crypton Future Media have announced a collaboration for Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5, their newest fitness smartband launching on June 18th in China. The collaboration includes a set of Hatsune Miku themes for the smartband, which can be changed to the wearer’s preference.

Hatsune Miku isn’t the only one, as several other IPs were also announced to have themes of their own. These include Detective Conan, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Spongebob Squarepants.

This is all the info that has been teased for now. The Mi Band 5 is also expected to become available sometime later for international markets, but it’s unknown if these themes will also be available for them. The Mi Band 5 is expected to have a launch price of 189 Yuan ($27 USD).

Via Weibo (Xiaomi & CFM)

Jun 092020
 

Following the postponement of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 event for Los Angeles, there’s now official confirmation via the official Miku Expo Twitter and tour website site that the rest of the locations for the 2020 Tour are having their dates pushed back yet again to April~May 2021. This applies to all announced USA and Canada locations. The cause for postponement is safety concerns and restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The exact dates for each location will be confirmed at a later time, and already purchased tickets will also carry over to the new dates. For any questions about ticket refunds or any other inquiries, you should contact the appropriate ticket vendor.

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

Jun 062020
 

Hatsune Miku NT’s prototype/beta version is finally here and available for download by those that have preordered the full version! If you missed the previous announcement regarding the changes and planned features, you can catch up on our previous article. → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=28803

Preorder Hatsune Miku NT → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

What new things have been discovered since the prototype launch? A few quality of life tweaks. These include being able to deactivate/de-register the software from online via your Sonicwire account (versus on the computer the software was installed on), and being able to import VSQ/VSQX files (no VPR file support). This is a big relief for those who’ve had a computer fail while older software versions were still registered, as well as those who were hoping for backwards compatibility with older exported files.

There’s some issues, of course. There’s users reporting issues such as choppy shifting between vowels and consonants, crashing when adding vibrato, and issues opening complete .ppsf files (thanks to @dspear732 for these reports). There’s other bugs reported as well, but there’s already a patch on the way later this month.

Sonicwire tweeted they’ve listened to feedback from users, and will implement fixes and tweaks for Vibrato functions, sound quality and fluctuation improvements, and other bug fixes in the next update.

Hatsune Miku NT’s full software is scheduled to release for 19,800 JPY ($180) in August 2020.

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/