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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Good Smile Company’s Wonderful Hobby Life For You!! 33 event was held online yesterday, and featured a few notable Hatsune Miku figure reveals, as well as updates on previously teased upcoming figures! Check them out below, or look at the full WHL4U33 gallery on the official site.
Figure Title: Racing Miku 2013 Rd.4 SUGO Support Ver.
Scale: 1/7 scale
Manufacturer: Goodsmile Company (Previously by Aquamarine)
MIKULAND is making a return this Winter with Snow World 2021, and with it a new VR and AR amusement park experience! The virtual event will be held February 6th~7th 2021 via VirtualCast and HoloModels. The main visual art promoting this event was drawn by @choco_ikarashi.
What is MIKULAND?
The theme of “MIKULAND” is “somewhere near, in the near future”.
You can experience an official Hatsune Miku amusement park in VR and AR.
Using VR/AR apps, you can visit MIKULAND to experience the opening and ending ceremonies,
enjoy communicating with other users and purchase MIKULAND original merchandise.
Much of last Summer’s MIKULAND map is sticking around, but it will be livened up with a Winter theme, new content, and a new area to explore titled “Snow Globe Illumination”.
MIKULAND virtual map
There’s two ways to enjoy the event, and you can choose between VirtualCast (VR viewing) or HoloModels (AR viewing, more limited functionality). To view the methods of app installation and how to join, please click the link below to be taken to the “how to” guide. Please note the instructions are provided in Japanese only, but are relatively easy to follow.
If you can’t join through either programs, there will also be a video broadcast on both Nicovideo and YouTube during the event. Links will be live on the site when the event is live.
Various virtual shops will also be on display to explore.
There will be plenty of virtual activities to enjoy as well! These include Snow Globe (details coming soon), a mini concert (details coming soon), character Meet & Greets, Rhythm Games, Mystery Solving games, and a Snowball Fight event!
There’s a few other special areas, or “spots” to check out! These include Yukine Hills, a digital Piapro Art Wall, and Miku art gallery!
Virtual Snow Sculpture Recruitment
A snow sculpture modeling contest has been launched for this event, and the selected entries will be featured as snow sculptures in the “Snow Globe Illumination” area of MIKULAND! Entries will be accepted until January 15th, 2021 JST. If you’d like to enter, please make sure you meet the following requirements:
– Only files in fbx, obj or glb formats will be accepted. Please zip files before uploading.
– Please make sure your model follows the Piapro Character License rules.
– Create your model in under 10,000 polygons.
– Please do not affix textures to the model. Management will paste a snow texture onto the model.
– Do no attach bones or animations to the model.
– Create your models with the assumption that they will be filling a 3m x 3m x 3m space.
If your model is selected, you’ll receive the following rewards in VirtualCast and HoloModels: MIKULAND Plushie (Piapro Award for use with HoloModels), Clock (Virtual Cast Award for use with VirtualCast), Room Shoes (Gugenka® Award for use with HoloModels), and a Mask & Holder (TSUKUMO Award for use with HoloModels).
Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka kicked off today, and as expected, there were quite a few Hatsune Miku figure reveals and announcements made at the event! We’ve counted nine announcements so far, but will add more if we missed any at the time of writing.
Figure: Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Summer Festival 1/7 Scale Figure
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype/Orders Opened
Release & Price: Preorders Now Open (Via F:NEX) Until Jan 27th, 2021, Priced at 24,640 JPY, Delivery June 2021 OTHER SHOPS:Tokyo Oaku Mode, Amiami
Figure: Sakura Miku 1/7 Scale Figure (Art by 岩十)
Reveal Type: Painted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Figure: POP UP PARADE Hatsune Miku YYB Type Ver.
Reveal Type: Unpainted Prototype
Release & Price: TBA
Via GSC Hama
Figure: Hatsune Miku × ESP Doll Action Figure Nexus 1/6 Scale
Reveal Type: Figure Planning Announcement
Additional Detail: It is a seamless soft-skin pose-able type figure.
Release & Price: Release Summer 2021, Price TBA
Via Heart Co.