Nov 112020
 

Today, the official Hatsune Miku Twitter account announced the beginning of the Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter campaign, managed by Crypton Future Media, aims to bring Miku Expo 2021 to a worldwide audience via online streaming in light of the current world situation.  In order to succeed, the campaign must meet or exceed its initial goal of 25 million yen (roughly 237,748 USD) within 60 days.  As of writing, the campaign has already raised over 9 million yen from more than 200 backers.  The deadline for the initial crowdfunding goal is Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 8:48 PM EST.

When the initial goal is met, Miku Expo 2021 Online will have a 10-song setlist.  Beyond that, there are 3 stretch goals that will enhance the experience.  In the best-case scenario, Miku Expo 2021 Online will feature a setlist of 14 songs, along with the Song Contest winner!

If you love Miku and are financially able to do so, consider contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to help bring Miku to the world in these challenging times.  There are several contribution tiers to choose from, all with different perks and merchandise to be delivered if the campaign is successful.  Details for each tier can be found on the campaign’s Kickstarter page.

  • 1,000 yen – VIP Membership
  • 3,900 yen – Music Pack
  • 5,000 yen – Music Pack Deluxe
  • 8,000 yen – Merch Pack 1
  • 10,000 yen – Merch Pack 2
  • 15,000 yen – Merch Pack 3
  • 20,000 yen – Merch Pack 4
  • 30,000 yen – Merch Pack Deluxe
  • 39,000 yen – Video Pack
  • 50,000 yen – Video Pack Deluxe
  • 75,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack
  • 100,000 yen – MYMIKU Pack Deluxe
  • 390,000 yen – Producer Pack
  • 600,000 yen – Producer Pack Deluxe (all claimed)

As stated on the campaign page, this is an “all or nothing” campaign: Miku Expo 2021 Online is guaranteed only if the initial goal of 25 million yen is met or exceeded.

Let’s help Miku bring smiles to the world in 2021!

 

Nov 092020
 

There’s great news for Hatsune Miku fans across the globe: Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka will be available for online live streaming in many more regions around the world! Online tickets are now available for the November 29th (Sun) evening concert, which opens at 6:00 PM JST. The ticket price is set at 2500 JPY/NTD$750 ($25 USD), depending on which streaming service you choose.

Ticketing Detail (English) → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/osaka/special_en.html#special_online
Tickets via Pia → https://ticket.pia.jp/piasp/inbound/magicalmirai2020_osaka_pls.jsp
Tickets via KKBOX → https://kklivetw.kktix.cc/events/magicalmirai2020

In case you miss watching the event live, an archive of the concert will be made available on each platform until December 5th at 5:00 PM JST. Streaming for these platforms appears to be limited to the following regions:

<North America>
United States
<Europe>
Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Portugal, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Switzerland
<Asia Pacific>
India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia
<Latin America and the Caribbean>
Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
<Middle East>
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Israel
<Africa>
South Africa, Kenya

If you live outside one of these regions, please consider the use of a proxy. If your connection is unstable, you can always watch the archive at a later date!

Magial Mirai 2020 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/

Oct 292020
 

There’s a couple news bits to cover from earlier this week, which cover the topics of Hatsune Miku NT and Miku Expo 2021, so let’s get to it!

While Crypton Future Media has yet to officially post the release date of Hatsune Miku NT in an announcement, it seems the official product page has already been updated with a release date: November 27th, 2020!

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

The prototype/beta version of the software is already available for those that have preordered it, so you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new features before release.

Finally, a new song contest for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has been announced! The song chosen as the grand prize winner will be performed at Miku Expo 2021 Online when the crowdfunding goal is reached (more news on the crowdfunding campaign is expected soon). Two runner-up winners will also be selected. The contest deadline is November 30th at 11:00 AM JST.

The grand prize winner of the contest will not only have their song played during the online event, it will also be a featured downloadable song during the crowdfunding campaign. The winner will also receive 100,000 JPY Sonicwire voucher, and an assortment of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character goods.

Runner-ups will also have their songs featured as downloadable content in the fundraiser, receive 30,000 JPY of Sonicwire credit, and Hatsune Miku and Piapro Character merch.

For the complete contest guidelines and rules, please check the official contest page! → https://mikuexpo.com/online2021/contest_en.html

Oct 082020
 

Crypton Future Media has announced plans via their official Miku Expo Twitter account to launch a crowdfunding campaign to power the next Miku Expo event in 2021, which will be held online. The event will be made free to all viewers, but seeks to use crowdfunding to bring the best online experience possible using the latest technologies.

Exhibitions and work shops will also be held online this time around to create a safe but fun environment for participants from all over the world. Crowdfunding for the event is expected to begin Mid-November of 2020. More info on this is expected to be announced at a later date, so stay tuned!

Sep 282020
 

It comes as unfortunate news today that Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada has been officially cancelled. Due to several postponements, and an uncertain future caused by the spread of COVID-19 in North America and the world, it was decided that it would not be possible to create a safe environment for such an event.

Not all hope appears to be lost, as CFM appears to be working on new event ideas. Perhaps this is related to the Miku World 2021 and Miku Galaxy Live 2021 announcements we saw teased during the Galaxy Live 2020 VR concert?

Sometime within the next ~30 days, the respective ticket vendors for the cancelled events should begin accepting applications for refunds.

Miku Expo 2020 USA & CA Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/