Dec 232019
 

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Miku Symphony, three new performances have been announced for 2020! The first stop will be the Suntory Hall in Tokyo on May 24th, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Advance ticket reservation is already open from now until January 26th at 11:59 PM JST. General release tickets will be made available on February 22nd at 10:00 AM JST.

Tickets → https://w.pia.jp/t/mikusymphony20/

Ticket prices range from 5,500 ~ 16,300 JPY, depending on the seating you choose. Buyers of the Special Seat tier for 16,300 JPY will also receive a special design ticket and limited goods!

Additionally, performances in Yokohama and Osaka have also been decided, with ticket sales to be announced at a later date. The Yokohama performance is scheduled for October 17th, 2020 at the Pacifico Yokohama National Grand Hall, while the Osaka performance is scheduled for November 27th, 2020 at the Osaka Festival Hall.

Rella once again illustrated beautiful artwork for this announcement, and you can check that and the official announcement out from the tweets below. Stay tuned for more info!

※Hatsune Miku Symphony is performed by a full orchestra, and does not feature any singing or video/screening effects of traditional Hatsune Miku concerts.

Miku Symphony Official Site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/


Dec 212019
 

Goodsmile Racing announced their entry for the 2020 Super GT season at their End of Year Party. The team remains the same with Aki Takanori as Team Owner, Ukyo Katayama as Team Director, Kono Takao as Chief Engineer, Nobuteru Taniguchi and Tatsuya Kataoka as the drivers, and Kamui Kobayashi as their third driver for the 10 Hours of Suzuka that the team will also take part in for 2020. The team will be getting a new car for 2020 as they planned on selling their current car to a lucky fan. The new car they will be using is the new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

The next Racing Miku has also been announced with illustrations by LEN[A-7]. The same artist who did the visuals for Magical Mirai 2016. The Nendoroid designed has also been announced and is on display at their end of year party.

 

Goodsmile Racing will also be exhibiting at Anime Matsuri at Houston, Texas, USA from the 9th to the 12th of July 2020

 

The livery for the Hatsune Miku AMG will be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon from 10th to the 12th of January 2020.

Until then.

 

Dec 172019
 

Hatsune Miku hasn’t been slowing down at all in recent years, and sometimes the amount of news in one month can exceed the amount of news I’d cover in a year when I first started writing for this site! It’s hard to keep up these days, so I’ll try to quickly summarize the major points of news from the first week of this month. I’ll try to follow with another roundup for week 2 shortly!

Snow Miku is expanding her sports support reach beyond just baseball and snowboarding, and is now the first digital ambassador to support Japan’s B.LEAGUE (Japan’s Basketball league)! The B.LEAGUE All-Star Game 2020 will be hosted in Hokkaido on January 18th 2020, and will be supported by Snow Miku. The Japan basketball league chairman Okawa Masaaki says the move supports the planned theme of “future city” for the event, in which a digital character would fit perfectly.

More: http://blog.piapro.net/2019/12/mo20191202.html

We’ve seen the prototypes before, and preorders are now available for the Precious Figure F Miku ~Special Edition~ figure! This figure is exclusively available for preorder (officially) from 7net for 10,780 JPY, and is expected to ship in March 2020. You can use various proxy or 3rd party sites to get one of your own if you’re not in Japan!

Preorder Link: https://7net.omni7.jp/detail/1301437567

SEGA has announced another DAIBA de DIVA event in celebration of the upcoming MEGA 39s game release for the Nintendo Switch! The event will be held at Tokyo Joypolis from January 20th 2020 until March 9th 2020. More info on the event will come at a later date!

Event Page: https://tokyo-joypolis.com/event/SFHMP10_DdDIVA/index.html

A Hatsune Miku themed LCD computer monitor was created in a collaboration between ViewSonic and TSUKUMO. The 23.8″ 1080p monitor is available for order from TSUKUMO for 28,380 JPY (keep in mind electronics in Japan are more expensive in general). This monitor features a beautiful Hatsune Miku illustration drawn by Fukahire, which is visible on the product box, as well as on the included monitor cover to prevent it from getting dusty when not in use!

Product Page: https://shop.tsukumo.co.jp/features/mikudisplay/

Rella, the popular illustrator behind the artwork for Miku Symphony 2018~2019, has teased some images of the upcoming Hatsune Miku scale figure based on the official artwork! We’re definitely excited to see more about this figure soon.

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/

Nov 292019
 

New figure announcements by MegaHouse

MegaHouse Corp, the creators of the Desktop Army line of deformed-style (aka, chibi) 80mm tall figures, has announced a collaboration to create an all new figure line called Desktop Singer. Three characters have had figures announced for this new line: Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin!

The reveal came today at the Mega Hobby Expo 2019 event in Akihabara, Japan. The designs were arranged by BLADE, and design-wise makes us think of a chibi form of the popular Frame Arms Music Girl Hatsune Miku figure.

Further details such as pricing and release dates are expected later, so stay tuned!

Desktop Army Official Site: https://dt-a.jp/