Jul 192018
 

With the end of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2018 concert in Mexico City, the United States and Mexico leg of the 2018 tour has come to a close! We’ve got the setlists for all locations for those curious, as well as some of the tweeted photos from the events!

We’d like to give our thanks to the Miku Expo staff, event promoters and CFM for making another year of exciting events possible! We’d also like to give thanks to all the producers, illustrators, cosplayers, creators and of course all the fans for making this event enjoyable! Continue reading »

Jul 132018
 

BRING IT ON” by GigaP featuring Kagamine Rin & Len, and the second theme song for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018, is now available! The song is also part of the Kagamine Rin & Len 10th anniversary celebration that will be taking place at this year’s Magical Mirai 2018 events in Osaka and Tokyo in August and September.

The song itself is a real blast of Electro-House and Rap styles, and definitely contributes to the talked-about “High Energy” song changes we can expect at this year’s Magical Mirai events. You can also expect to hear this song in-concert! Check out the official music video above.

-= MV Credits =-
Music: GigaP
Lyrics: Reol
Illustration: △○□×
Animation: Okiku

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Web: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Jul 102018
 

Hatsune Miku and NewDays collaboration returns once again but this time with Snow Miku to support Hokkaido! The collaboration, in celebration of Hokkaido’s 150th anniversary, will be bringing a variety of Hokkaido’s specialties starting today at all NewDays, NewDays KIOSK, and KIOSK shops until August 6th. Also included are clear files upon purchases and stamp rally with various prizes.

Fans who make purchases over 700 yen from now until July 23rd will receive a limited edition clear file of Snow Miku in NewDays uniform by KEI, where a second clear file by Mame no Moto will substitute in from July 24th until the end of collaboration. This makes it the second year we’re seeing Miku in her NewDays and JR East uniforms.

A stamp rally with QR codes will also be carried out. The rewards start out small from various designs of clear files to a limited edition Shinkalion the Animation postcard (where Miku piloted a bullet train transforming robot, and yes you read that right), and eventually, a special video with the names of winners called out by Miku herself.

In celebration of the launch of the campaign today, a new music video titled “NEWDAYS” by Michita has been released featuring Hatsune Miku and a Japanese music artist “pinoko” rapping together about Hokkaido. Movie & illustration courtesy of the artist iXima himself.

Enjoy the campaign promotional video and “NEWDAYS” music video now below!

Snow Miku NewDays: https://www.j-retail.jp/info/detail.html?id=3128
Snow Miku Stamp Rally: https://www.stamprally.net/natsukita-miku

Jul 082018
 

According to a recent TOKYO MX television broadcast, several key details of the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 events have been detailed. Here’s what was announced in the broadcast:

1. Osaka and Tokyo will have different setlists. Possibly a 7~8 song difference between the two venues.
2. The theme song “Greenlights Serenade” will hold some kind of special significance during the concert. (Possible surprises)
3. A lot of high-energy changes to the music setlist. (A very tiring setlist!)
4. No details yet of a Kansai region collaboration (where Osaka is located), will be announced in the future, hopefully.
5: Life-sized Magical Mirai 2018 version Miku statue production in progress.

Thanks to @tomono39 for the summary!
Magical Mirai 2018 official site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Jul 062018
 

FREEing has displayed a fully pained version of their Hatsune Miku: My Dear Bunny ver. 1/4 scale figure at the CCG Expo in Shanghai, China earlier today. This is our first glimpse of the figure’s painted prototype, and gives us a good look from all angles. We love the attention to outfit detail with real fabric used for the fishnet pantyhose!

The figure is based on Hassan’s winning design from SEGA’s module design contest for Project Diva Arcade: Future Tone, which was released as a playable outfit in the game in 2017. According to the display, they are planning to open the figure for orders in January 2019 for 26,667 JPY ($242 USD).

Hopefully more details will emerge as the release date draws closer! Take a look at the images below.

Via Weibo