May 132020
 

After various event cancellations postponements around the world during 2020, Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka is the next to face the heat to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Originally, ticket purchases to foreign visitors was blocked due to the virus concerns, but the current situation within Japan has forced further action by the event organizers.

An update to the official website announces that the event originally planned for August 7th~9th 2020 has now been postponed to an unknown future date. Those planning to attend are asked to please wait for future announcements regarding the new event and concert dates. Already purchased tickets will be able to carry over to the new date, and refunds are also being prepared for those no longer able or willing to attend the new event dates.

There is no word yet on postponement of the Tokyo event, which is still currently scheduled for December 18th~20th. Ticket information for this event has also not yet been announced.

More About Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka
Magical Mirai 2020’s theme is “MATSURI”, with Osaka having a Summer theme, and Tokyo having a Winter theme. The gorgeous and festive main visual art for Osaka’s event was illustrated by Fuzichoco, which also has a subtle hint at December’s event in the reflection at Miku’s feet.

Illustration by Fuzichoco, via @magicalmirai

The event was scheduled to take place from August 7th~9th at the Osaka Intex for the exhibition, and August 8th~9th for the live concert performances.

The theme song titled “愛されなくても君がいる” was composed by PinocchioP, and was previously teased in a 16 second announcement CM. The full song release might also be held off until a more solid timeline for the event has been reached.

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/
Osaka Event Detail → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/osaka/
Tokyo Event Detail → https://magicalmirai.com/2020/tokyo/

Mar 112020
 

As was previously hinted, there is now official confirmation that the Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada tour for this Spring is being postponed to a later, currently undecided time. Many other large gatherings and events have been suspended or delayed due to Coronavirus concerns, so this delay was inevitable until we see some sort of improvement in the situation globally. The health and safety of everyone is a priority!

Further postponement and ticket details for those that have purchased concert tickets are also due to be announced later via the official Miku Expo Twitter, or the official site. We hope for options to either transfer or refund tickets to be available, but we’ll have to wait to find out.

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

Jan 232020
 

Three new locations have been added to the Miku Expo 2020 USA and Canada tour! Hatsune Miku fans near Los Angeles, Orlando and Montreal will be pleased to hear that these cities will be featuring performances as well! Below are the announced venues and dates.

Los Angeles, California
Venue: Shrine Auditorium
Date: April 8th (Wed), 2020
Ticket Info: https://www.axs.com/events/391024/hatsune-miku-tickets
(Via AXS)

Orlando, Florida
Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Date: April 26th (Sun), 2020
Ticket Info: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2020/hatsune-miku/
(Via Philips Center Site)

Montreal, Canada
Venue: Plave Bell
Date: May 15th (Fri), 2020
Ticket Info: TBA (Via Place Bell)

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

Jan 212020
 

There’s been a lot to cover in regards to Snow Miku 2020 news over the past couple weeks, so here’s what you need to catch up on if you’re planning to attend the event! There’s less than 2 weeks remaining until everything kicks off on February 4th, so most collaboration announcements should be finished by this point. Let’s get started!

The full PV for the Snow Miku 2020 theme song “Poka Poka Planet” is now available on YouTube! The music and artwork was composed and animated by Harumaki Gohan and his art studio. Expect to hear this song played throughout various Snow Miku celebrations in Sapporo!

The official Snow Miku 2020 album titled “Planet Traveler” has been sampled in a crossfade video, and will be available in physical at Snow Miku 2020 (for 2200 JPY), and other shops around Sapporo starting on January January 22nd. The album features 10 festive tracks by various producers, and definitely worth adding to your collection!


SNOW MIQUEST 2020 – Find The Missing Instrument!

If you remember the riddles and puzzles from Magical Mirai 2019 to enter Megurine Luka’s secret chamber, there will be another quest to solve at Snow Miku 2020! The “QLEAR QUEST” activity will be held at the Sapporo Factory Hall 2nd floor from the “QLEAR QUEST” booth on February 8th (Sat) and February 9th (Sun). You will have to complete a series of puzzles to “find the missing instruments, and Yukine who has also gone missing for some reason!”.

There is a 1500 Yen fee to begin the activity, and has a reward of a clear file handbag, as well as an acrylic keychain! You have until 6:00 PM on each day to finish and turn in your results for the prize. Keep in mind sharing the activity on social media is OK, but please do not give away the answers to the puzzles online!

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Sugai Dinos Collaboration

All Sugai Dinos amusement locations in Sapporo will be offering special goods as prizes and bonuses from February 1st through March 31st! All locations will feature two crane game prizes, which include a silicone watch and an Alolan Vulpix and Snow Miku collaboration blanket. Lastly, Dinos Bowling (at the Norbesa center only) will be offering a Snow Miku 2020 mug with the purchase of a bowling game for 2500 Yen! There’s two designs to pick from, but quantities will be limited during the event.


Mirai.ST Cafe Collaboration

Crypton Future Media’s Mirai.ST Cafe will have a Snow Miku 2020 collaboration menu from February 4th through February 11th, with 5 different limited dishes and treats available for your enjoyment! Each participating item also gives you a free grab for a random can badge with a Snow Miku or Rabbit Yukine design. The collaboration food items include a Rin & Len themed soup, a Meiko & Kaito themed soda, a Luka themed strawberry milk, a Miku themed ham and green onion sandwich, and a “do re mi fa” deluxe dessert platter!

From February 4th~7th, it’s free-seating at the cafe. But due to increased visitor volume on the weekend, February 8th~10th is reservation-only. You can reserve here: https://miraistxsnowmiku2020.peatix.com/


Sapporo Youth Science Museum

A special presentation will be screened at the Sapporo Youth Science Museum from February 1st~February 29th! (Will be closed on the 3rd, 10th, 12th, 17th, 25th, 26th and 27th of February)

The show is a rescreening of the “Pocket Galaxy” presentation from previous years, but updated to include Snow Miku 2020 music and visuals. Tickets are sold every day for 500 Yen starting at 9:30 AM, and screening starts at 3:15 PM on Weekdays, and 12:45 PM and 3:15 PM on Weekends.


Event Goods

There’s a sizable selection of Snow Miku 2020 themed goods that have been announced, and there’s likely still more on the way! Before Snow Miku starts, you can expect the website to be updated with information on which locations are selling which goods. But for now, here’s what’s been posted.

Photo 1: Pinched key holder, full graphic T-shirt, B2-size tapestries, acrylic clock, dye-cut stickers, card sleeves (A), card sleeves (B), rubber keychains, bag charm, Ribbon Napolin soda, big fluffy blanket, and a character parker.

Photo 2: Stained metal charms, candy tins, lacquered card case, lacquered chopsticks, lacquered compact mirror, Snow Miku 2020 plushie, AC-USB travel charger, 1/150 scale train, stadium jacket, clear files, rubber straps, and Yukine plushie.

Photo 3: Sunglasses, glasses cloths, traditional winter coat, 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 1), 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 2), luggage tag, waist bag, mini flag, amulets, neck pouch, thermal cup, and smartphone ring.

Photo 4: Snow Miku 2020 official album, Snow miku 2020 official t-shirt, shopping bag, face towel, can badge (A), can badge (B), memo pad and Nendoroid Snow Miku 2020.

Photo 5 (Alolan Vulpix x Snow Miku 2020 goods): Coin case, luggage tag, full graphic shirt, tapestry, acrylic keychain, a blanket, acrylic keychain, can badges, and clear files. Also available for preorder at the event is the Snow Miku 2020 outfit for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku!

SEGA will be attending the weekend exhibition at Snow Miku 2020 on February 8th and 9th to run a booth at the Sapporo Factory Atrium to demo Project Diva MEGA 39s, as well as Project Sekai! Their booth will be open to demo gameplay on both days from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You will also receive a special clear file just for playing! There will also be a talk stage session held at the Factory Atrium on February 9th from 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM.

Snow Miku 2020 Official Site:
https://snowmiku.com/2020/

Dec 012019
 

A Miku Expo 2020 tour for the United States and Canada has been confirmed for the Spring of 2020! Nine cities across the USA and Canada will feature concert events with Hatsune Miku and the rest of the Cryptonloid gang during April and May of 2020. Concert tickets are scheduled to go on sale on December 6th Japan time (with some possible exceptions if noted below). We’ll add links as they become available!

The stylish main visual for this tour was drawn by Non7, which will be used in various promotional material and merchandise for the tour.

Here’s the list of announced locations!

Vancouver, Canada at the Thunderbird Arena on April 4th Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 6PM PST)

San Jose, CA at the San Jose Civic on April 14th Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 4 10AM PST)

Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory on April 21st Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 6 10AM CST)

Atlanta, GA at the Gateway Center Arena on April 24th Fri.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Washington D.C. at the MGM National Harbor on April 29th Wed.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

New Jersey at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on May 2nd Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Boston, MA at the House of Blues Boston on May 5th Tue.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Chicago, IL at the Aragon Ballroom on May 9th Sat.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 5 8PM EST)

Toronto, Canada at the Coca Cola Coliseum on May 13th Wed.
> Tickets (Sales Start Dec 6 6PM EST)

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