Jul 182019
 

This weekend is Shanghai’s Bilibili Macro Link 2019 exhibition event, taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center in Shanghai. If you’re unfamiliar with Bilibili Macro Link, it’s China’s equivalent experience to Nicovideo’s yearly “Nico Nico Chokaigi” event, but for their own video streaming service Bilibili.

Bilibili Macro Link VR Main Visual

The event will span 3 days starting July 19th, with each day covering a different theme. Day 1, refered to as Bilibili Macro Link VR (Visual Release), will focus on VR experience and performances with various digital characters. These include Chinese Vsingers such as Luo Tianyi and Mo Qingxian, Vtubers such as Kizuna AI and Fubuki Shirakami, Bilbili’s own mascots 22 and 33, and of course Crypton Future Media’s own Vocaloid characters Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin & Len, Meiko and Kaito!

This will make it one of the largest VR experience events of its kind, and we’re certain it will be quite the show!

Bilibili Macro Link VR Official Site: https://bml.bilibili.com/2019/index.html#/vr

Jul 122019
 

Following the initial announcement in June, IO DATA Japan has revealed the main visual by Irohara Kisora/Hoshino Kisora/Shirayuki Towa for their CDReco smartphone optical drive collaboration with Hatsune Miku – “MIKUReco”. The MIKUReco will allow smartphone users to capture music from their favorite CDs into a smartphone, all done without a PC required. She’s a CDRI-W24AI2 model.

Prior to web sales in September, IO DATA Japan will be conducting early sales at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo at a very limited amount of 400 units per venue. The MIKUReco is priced at 13,900 yen as a standalone; alternatively, you could purchase additional dressing panels featuring Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, or KAITO & MEIKO designs at 1,800 yen each.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Intex Osaka in Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st.

MIKUReco CDRI-W24AI2 model web sale: https://www.iodata.jp/product/smartphone/goods/cdri-w24ai2391/
Dressing panels web sale: https://www.iodata.jp/product/smartphone/goods/pl-391/

MIKUReco Collaboration Site: https://www.iodata.jp/ssp/cdreco/mikureco/
Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Jul 122019
 

Today’s news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 has brought quite a list! We have more official goods details release, exhibition booth map details revealed, details on an all-new life-size Hatsune Miku statue, Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary exhibition announcement, and more! Check out the info below:

Tickets Release

Starting from July 13th at 10:00 JST, tickets for the live performances, exhibitions, and special live (Osaka only) will be released to the public. The release will follow a first come, first served basis, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Osaka tickets: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ticket.html
Tokyo tickets: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ticket.html


Official Goods

A total of 22 new items have been added to the official Magical Mirai 2019 merchandise list. The newly added items to the list are: full graphic t-shirt, cable accessories, lucky charms, sweets cans, 2 way shoulder bag, acrylic diorama, 3D card-type pouches, B2 Tapestries, key case, mini Nobori, towels, acrylic key holder, big cool blanket, ticket holder, and jewelry. Some goods are exclusive to Osaka or Tokyo venues only, so be wary!

Official Goods: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods.html

 


Exhibition Admission Privilege

Visitors to the Magical Mirai 2019 exhibitions in Osaka and Tokyo alike will receive a mini acrylic stand featuring visuals by ni02 as admission privilege. Please note that the mini acrylic stands will be randomly given out of the six designs, and the privilege may end as soon as the goods are all gone.

Osaka exhibitions: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ex.html
Tokyo exhibitions: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex.html


Exhibition Booth Map

Details of the exhibition booths and their maps are now available! Check out the collaborations with various companies, along with sales of various goods, as marked on the maps below. More booths will follow soon.

Osaka Booths: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_sponsor.html
Tokyo Booths: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_sponsor.html

 


Free-Viewing Acoustic Stage for Tokyo

For Tokyo only, a new stage has been announced to the Free-viewing Stage featuring Hayashi Kei & HoehoeP/nanou in acoustic style performances. The two will be performing on September 1st at 15:00~16:00 JST.

Free-viewing Stage: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex_stage

 


Organized Display

“Future Circus” Exhibition

An all-new life-size Hatsune Miku statue styled in Magical Mirai 2019 outfit will be exhibited at the event!

Megurine Luka 10th Anniversary exhibition

Similar to last year’s Kagamine Rin & Len 10th anniversary, there’ll be a special display dedicated to Megurine Luka 10th anniversary! A venue-wide puzzle solving game will also be held.

Piapro Square

In addition to the annual Piapro Wall and life-size panel exhibitions, there will be an addition of Live Paint. There will also be activities involving Snow & Sakura Miku. In a cosplay area there will be a “mysterious box” placed there. What could be inside?

Osaka Exhibition: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/osaka_ex.html
Tokyo Exhibition: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/tokyo_ex.html


Special Illustration Gallery

The special illustration gallery grows further with the additions of two new lovely visuals by KEI & Kinako Mochi! Check out more Hatsune Miku visuals styled in Magical Mirai 2019 theme in the gallery below.

Special Illustration Gallery: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/special.html#special_gallery


Opening Countdown

Finally, there will be opening countdowns for both Osaka and Tokyo venues on August 9th and 31st, respectively. Please note that only photos are not permitted, and there’s no viewing space for general visitors.

August 9th Osaka: Yuu Asakawa (Megurine Luka’s voice provider), Miku Dayo, Tokyo MX’s Yume Lion, Hiroyuki Itoh (Crypton Future Media CEO), and Hiroshi Date (Tokyo MX CEO).

August 31st Tokyo: Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku’s voice provider), Miku Dayo, Tokyo MX’s Yume Lion, Hiroyuki Itoh (Crypton Future Media CEO), and Hiroshi Date (Tokyo MX CEO).


Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Intex Osaka in Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st. Stay tuned!

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Via Magical Mirai 2019 Official Website

Jul 122019
 

More details are finally out on the Hatsune Miku x Digimon 20th anniversary collaboration! Following up on the collaboration announcement from last March, the Digimon Adventure official site has shared info on collaboration goods that will be available at DIGIFES2019. Here’s what fans attending can get:

Illustration by Atsuya Uki, Digimon Tri character designer.

– A B2 size tapestry featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (2100 Yen)
– An acrylic stand featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (1600 Yen)
– A CD-styled memo pad featuring the Miku x Digimon main visual artwork. (980 Yen)

DIGIFES2019 will be held July 28th at the Maihama Amphitheater at the Tokyo Disney Resort. DIGIFES gives priority to goods purchases to ticket holders for the event (already drawn via lottery, sorry!) starting at 9:30 AM JST, while non-ticket holders can get second dibs starting at 2:00 PM JST.

For fans of Digimon, the official Adventure 20th Anniversary Twitter has teased that this DIGIFES will be their biggest yet, with several of the series cast announced as guests. These include voice actors like Hanae Natsuki (VA for Yagami Taichi) and Hosoya Yoshimasa (VA for Yamato Ishida), and music artists like AiM Maeda Ai (VA of various, singer of various ending themes).

Digimon Adventure Official Site
DIGIFES2019 Official Goods
Digimon 20th Twitter

Jul 112019
 

Good Smile Company has announced Nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 Ver. for presale at the upcoming Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo! Attendees will be able to grab this adorable nendoroid in-person before the online preorders go live on September 2nd, 2019!

The colorful school outfit design by Mika Pikazo is faithfully preserved in nendoroid form, and comes with 3 face plates, two megaphones and balloons as accessories to allow various creative poses.

She’s priced at 5,093 Yen ($48.99 USD), and will be sold at Good Smile Company’s booths at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka on August 9th~11th, and Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st. We’ll make a post at a later time when online preorders go live! Online preorders will ship in February 2020, so get yours 6 months early at the event if you can!

Product Details: https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/8513/
Magical Mirai 2019 Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/