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Aug 112019

Hatsune Miku will be collaborating with LIGHT UP NIPPON HOKKAIDO, Hokkaido’s yearly fireworks celebration to lift spirits and provide support from Japan’s earthquake disasters of 2011, and most recently the major eastern earthquake of 2018.

The event will take place at the National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, south of the Sapporo prefecture region of Hokkaido. In this event, through use of the SONGLE smartphone app, attendees can enjoy synchronized images on their smartphones while enjoying the fireworks display! Special imagery will appear along with the fireworks and music, adding to the experience!

The main visual art for this collaboration was drawn by CHRIS, the same illustrator behind the Magical Mirai 2013 main visual artwork!

Tickets to attend the event are available via the official LIGHT UP NIPPON official website, which starts at 3240 Yen (or free for elementary school age children or younger). Tickets will be available until sold out!

Ticket Page: https://www.lightupnippon-hokkaido.net/ticket
Light Up Nippon Official Site: https://www.lightupnippon-hokkaido.net/

Additionally, event-exclusive goods based on the main visual art will be available for purchase! These goods include a T-shirt, clear-file, sticker, A2-size poster, and a CD.

Event Schedule
Date: August 25th, 2019
Opening: 2:00 PM
Fireworks Launch: 7:20 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Location: National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

Aug 092019

Today’s 17th illustration of the 39 day countdown to Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary was contributed by Minoko!

Here’s a quick message from Minoko for Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary:

“Summer is coming, I’m so eager to go to the seashore! But I can’t because I have no time, so just let Miku do this for me first|ω・).” – Minoko

Minoko’s Pixiv: https://pixiv.net/u/7006900

23 days remaining until Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary!

Aug 082019

Photos via @cfm_snowmiku

The winning Snow Miku 2020 design has been revealed at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka! The winning costume design for next year comes from the Chinese illustrator and #3 design finalist, Maple.

The costume titled “Horn Miku” features Snow Miku in a marching-band uniform with a french-horn as her instrument, and is surprisingly both cute and beautiful!

Congratulations to Maple! We look forward to seeing the various collaborations and celebrations featuring this art at next year’s Snow Miku festival in Sapporo. Below is one of Maple’s more recent sketches of their own costume design.

> Snow Miku Official Site