Jun 092021
 

Live Band & Piapro Characters group photo via @mikuexpo

Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has finally come to a close! The online event featured three concert broadcasts to cover various time zones, and several Digital Stars DJ events to pass the time between concert showings. Below is a recap of the broadcast contents, and some of the new upcoming merch teased during the event!

Miku Expo 2021 Online Snapshots via @cfm_miku & @cfm_miku_en

The full concert spanned nearly 90 minutes and broadcasted a total of 3 times to cover time zones for viewers around the world. 16 songs were featured, some classics, and some new ones! Check out the full setlist below:

  1. World is Mine feat. Hatsune Miku by ryo (supercell)
  2. Alien Alien feat. Hatsune Miku by Nayutan Seijin
  3. Drag the ground feat. Hatsune Miku by Camelia
  4. Buraikku Jikorizer feat. Kagamine Len by JesusP
  5. Ungray Days feat. Kagamine Rin by Tsumiki
  6. Ghost City Tokyo feat. Hatsune Miku by Ayase
  7. Thousand Little Voices feat. Hatsune Miku by Vault Kid, Flanger Moose
  8. Highway Lover feat. Megurine Luka by MikitoP
  9. Karakuri Pierrot feat. Hatsune Miku by 40mp
  10. Romeo and Cinderella feat. Hatsune Miku by Doriko
  11. Innapropriate Lady feat. MEIKO by OSTER Project
  12. Reload Words  feat. KAITO by sat(Katakuna-p)
  13. Teo feat. Hatsune Miku by Omoi
  14. All I Need Are Things I Like feat. Hatsune Miku by PinocchioP
  15. Lucky☆Orb feat. Hatsune Miku by Emon
  16. Highlight feat. Hatsune Miku by KIRA

In-between the concerts, there was also the Let’s Paint 3.0 activities, and the Digital Stars DJ Live performances before each concert showing. These DJ Lives featured DJs from the U.S. (Tokyo Elvis & Flanger Moose), Japan (Utsu-P & PinocchioP), and the EU (Vault Kid & KIRA).

Did you enjoy some or all of these event activities, and what did you think? Share your experiences below in the comments! But first, let’s move onto the new figure announcements…

Alphamax has announced they’ll be creating a scale figure based on the Miku Expo 2021 main visual art by Ryota sometime in the near future. For now, we just have the 3D render prototype reveal, but no other details such as the scale size, release dates, etc. So stay tuned for updates on that!

Tokyo Otaku Mode has announced an upcoming exclusive Hatsune Miku figure, designed by LAM. What’s unique about this already cool-looking design is that a jacket based on the one Miku is wearing will also be made available alongside the figure! Further details of course will be announced at a future date.

Miku Expo 2021 Online Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/online2021/

Jan 112021
 


The Kickstarter campaign for Hatsune Miku Expo 2021 Online has finally come to a close, and reached an impressive 245% of the original project goal! The initial goal of 25 Million Yen was reached within the first 9 hours of the Kickstarter going live, and finished with a total of 61,265,492 Yen from 3,588 backers. This was enough to complete all stretch goals, and allows for the fully fledged AR concert experience this Summer. Here’s the details!

▼ Event name
– HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online

▼ Date and time
– Early June 2021
*Detailed date and time will be announced at a later date

▼ Concert information
– AR online concert by Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters
– The set list consists of 16 songs including the winning song of the song contest.
– Free delivery from Sapporo to domestic and overseas
*Detailed information including how to participate will be announced at a later date.

▼ Sub-event information *Details will be announced at a later date
① MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2021 Online
An online club event featuring artists that are active in various regions both inside and outside Japan.
② #MikuWorldGallery
An online gallery displaying fan art of Hatsune Miku and Piapro Characters posted from all over the world via the SNS hashtag project “#MikuWorldGallery”.
③ LET’S PAINT 3.0
An online project that allows you to color your own 3D model of Hatsune Miku on a white background with your personal smartphone or tablet.

Additionally, the official music video for the Miku Expo 2021 Online theme song “Highlight” has been released! The music was composed by KIRA, the illustrations were done by Ekkoberry, and the video was put together by Riguruma.

Lastly, a new main visual artwork for Miku Expo 2021 Online has been released, and is the second main visual drawn by ryota. This illustration will be featured in goods sent as rewards to the Kickstarter backers. The Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako has also been published,

Miku Expo 2021 Online main visual by ryota

Digital Stars 2021 main visual art by Tsunako

Via CFM





Nov 192020
 

After acheiving all four original funding goals in their kickstarter campaign within just a few days, Crypton Future Media has added two new stretch goals to the Miku Expo 2021 Online kickstarter!

With 51 days left to go in the campaign, here’s the two new stratch goals that have been announced:

45,000,000 JPY – Costume Design Contest
A design contest will be held for a brand new costume for Hatsune Miku to wear in the live show.

50,000,000 JPY – Setlist Extension 3
The live show setlist will be extended to 16 songs.

To accompany the two new campaign stretch goals, two new menu options have also been added:

25,000 JPY – Digital Contents Pack

  • Endroll Credits
  • VIP Newsletter Subscription
  • Theme Song Early Access
  • Live Arrangement Music Download
  • HD Live Show Footage

33,900 JPY – Video Pack Lite

  • Endroll Credits
  • VIP Newsletter Subscription
  • Theme Song Early Access
  • SONOCA Music Download Card Set
  • Live Arrangement Music Download
  • Exclusive Clear File Set
  • Exclusive Piapro Characters Button Badge Set
  • Exclusive Supporter Logo Enamel Pins
  • Exclusive Acrylic Stand
  • Exclusive Muffler Towel
  • Backer Exclusive Tee
  • HD Live Show Footage

Don’t miss out on this last chance to back the first ever online Miku Expo experience!

Kickstarter Project Page → http://kck.st/3pvIKno
Miku Expo Official Site → https://mikuexpo.com/
Miku Expo Official Twitter → https://twitter.com/mikuexpo





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!

 





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