Jul 042019
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced as a guest in the upcoming and biggest VR live event yet, “V-Sama!”, on the VARK virtual concert platform. Miku, together with the other 14 virtual idols, will be performing live on August 24th~25th, featuring YuNi and Mirai Akari as the MCs for Day 1 & 2, respectively.

Ticket sales are available now until August 4th at 23:59 JST. Currently, VARK application only supports Japanese and runs on Oculus Go/Oculus Quest only, but the live performances will also be available via livestream on Nicovideo. Each tickets for VARK performances is priced at 5,480 yen, or 19,9600 yen for a full performance pass, where tickets for Nicovideo livestream are priced at 4,500 yen each and 16,000 yen for a full performance pass.

In addition to the live performances, there’ll also be unique interactions among the 15 virtual stars. More details on the event, specifically on the campaign, artists, goods, and more, will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

V-Sama! in VARK DAY 1 (MC YuNi)
DAY PERFORMANCE: AZKiTenjin Kotone / OMEGA-SISTERS /Hatsune Miku
NIGHT PERFORMANCE: SUNTORY NOMUHiguchi KaedeShinonome Megu / Hatsune Miku

V-Sama! in VARK DAY 2 (MC Mirai Akari)
DAY PERFORMANCE: MaRiNaSu (β) / TOKINO SORA / Super Sonico / Hatsune Miku
NIGHT PERFORMANCE: Pinky Pop Hepburn / Fuji Aoi / Hatsune Miku + 1 Other(TBA)

V-Sama Official Website: https://vark.co.jp/event/virtual-summer-fest-2019/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/VarkOfficial/
Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/2335368893156482/
V-Sama via Nicolive: https://secure.live.nicovideo.jp/event/vsama

*Past VARK live event by YuNi “YuNi 1st VR LIVE! 〜VeRy Merry X’mas〜

Via PR TIMES

Jul 032019
 

Last weekend was Round 4 of SUPER GT, which took place at the Chang International circuit at Buriram in Thailand. Goodsmile Racing finished 8th in qualifying for the start of the race the following day.

The race started off clean with all the cars making it through without colliding into each other. Things were calm until teams started to do their pit stops. The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would stay out as other teams pitted. But suddenly the #16 Motul Mugen NSX-GT, #8 ARTA NSX-GT and #1 Raybrig NSX-GT in the GT500 category all collided bringing the Safety Car out which would compromise the #4 Miku AMG, as they have yet to make their mandatory pit stop. And by the rules, the pit lane is closed during the Safety Car.

As the race restarted, the team would eventually pit for a driver change and refuel but kept the same tires. The #4 Miku AMG would leave the pit lane in 14th place. In the end the team would cross the finish line in 13th, overtaking the #7 D’station Aston Martin Vantage as they suffered a blown tire during the closing stages of the race. The team went up to 12th as the #21 Hitotsuyama Audi dropped position, possibly for failing post-race inspections.

Goodsmile Racing now stands 11th in the championship standing. We may only be halfway through the season, but the team still has a chance in fighting for the championship. The next race will be at Fuji International Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of August for the endurance round of the season. Fight, GSR!

Jul 012019
 

It’s now July 2nd in Japan, and it’s the 10th anniversary of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project! In commemoration of the anniversary, Sega has announced a brand new Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA title “Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s” to be released as the first Project DIVA title ever on the Nintendo Switch.

The game will come with 100 songs that signifies the 10 years history of SEGA feat. HATSUNE MIKU Project, plus a newly written theme song that’s yet to be revealed. Included in the list is 10 new songs to the Project DIVA series, 2 of which were revealed to be “Alien Alien” by Nayutan Alien and “39 Music!” by MikitoP.

In addition to the 101 songs, a total of 300 modules has also been confirmed.

 

Speaking of modules, there’ll also be a t-shirt design contest to be made into in-game module(s). Creator(s) of the winning entry will also appear in the roll credits as well as gifted a copy of the game. The contest will be held on Piapro starting from July 5th, where a link to the contest will soon surface shortly.

As the first Project DIVA title on the Nintendo Switch, the game will also feature a unique gameplay mode in a similar fashion to Project Mirai Deluxe’s Button/Touch modes for the Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, the origin of the title will also be revealed in the upcoming July 4th edition of Weekly Famitsu magazine; we’re expecting more reveal there as well.

For PS4/Arcade players, SEGA says some of the new content from MEGA 39’s will also come to Future Tone.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s will be released for Nintendo Switch in early 2020 in Japan. For the first on-hand experience on the game, be sure to visit Sega booth at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo on August 30th~September 1st to try your chance on the demo!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s: http://miku.sega.jp/mega39s/

 

Jun 282019
 

The crossfade preview for the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 official album is now up on the official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel!

The album features the following 10 tracks, which will be part of the upcoming live concert experience in Osaka and Tokyo. Be sure to get in your practice for the cheer calls!

-= CD Tracklist =-
1: Bless Your Breath by KurageP feat. Hatsune Miku
2: Kill, Carry On by Police Piccadilly feat. Hatsune Miku
3: Jump For Joy by EasyPop feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
4: Main Character by *Luna feat. Kagamine Len
5: A plan is still in progress covertly. by Shinra feat. Hatsune Miku (Song Contest Winner)
6: Even If It’s Your Happiness by HeavenzP feat. Megurine Luka
7: Deep Sea City Underground by tanakaB feat. Kagamine Rin
8: Ramnade Blue Longing by Aoto Kei feat. MEIKO
9: Until I Throw My Dreams Away and Become an Adult by Kasamura Touta feat. Hatsune Miku
10: SURVIVE by Umetora feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, MEIKO, KAITO
Bonus Song: Bless Your Breath (Yasuha Remix) (Album Exclusive SONOCA Card Download)

-= DVD Tracklist =-
– Bless Your Breath (Music Video)
– Jump For Joy (Music Video)

There’s additional bonus benefits, such as limited edition can badges or stickers, depending on which store you preorder the album from. All of these are listed on the Official Album website: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods_cd.html

We’ve picked out a few of the shops that are easy for overseas fans to use! The album is expected to start shipping out on July 10th, 2019.

Album on CDJapan (Supports MikuFan!)
Album on Amazon Japan
Album on Amiami

Jun 282019
 

IO DATA Japan has announced they will be collborating with Hatsune Miku to create a special themed version of their CDReco smartphone optical drive, called the “MIKUReco”. The drive is planned to be made first available at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo. The product design is still yet to be revealed, but should be made available soon.

The CDReco is a smartphone enabled optical disk drive that is able to copy music CDs directly to your smartphone via cable or wifi, depending on which model you choose. No PC is required! We’re unsure which version the Miku edition will be based on, but we’d have to guess it would be the wired version. We’ll have to wait and see!

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

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