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 172019
 

Are you aspiring to be a Vocaloid producer? Or perhaps looking to expand your library?

Crypton Future Media has announced 20% off sales for Vocaloid products on Sonicwire, their music software distribution site, until July 31st, 2019, for the first time in more than 10 years as an express of gratitude for support from everyone up to this point.

These 20% off sales include the download versions of Hatsune Miku V4X, Hatsune Miku V4X Bundle, Kagamine Rin & Len V4X, Kagamine Rin & Len V4X Bundle, Megurine Luka V4X, MEIKO V3, and KAITO V3, as listed below. The opportunity is now!

Hatsune Miku V4X: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
Hatsune Miku V4X Bundle: 21,600 JPY17,280 JPY
Kagamine Rin & Len V4X: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
Kagamine Rin & Len V4X Bundle: 21,600 JPY17,280 JPY
Megurine Luka V4X:  17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
MEIKO V3: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY
KAITO V3: 17,280 JPY13,824 JPY

Jul 122019
 

SEGA’s Project Diva team has opened a 7 day poll on Twitter to inquire Hatsune Miku fans about releasing an arcade-styled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva controller for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or even both! The poll was likely sparked by the upcoming launch of Project Diva: MEGA 39’s for the Nintendo Switch.

Fans can vote on the poll to choose which style controller(s) they would buy. Please only vote if you would actually buy the controller! We don’t want the results getting skewed by over-excited fans. The following options are listed:

1: I want to buy a PS4 version.
2: I want to buy a Switch version.
3: I want to buy both versions.
4: I wont buy either versions.

The Project Diva team says the products listed are under consideration, and the winning choice might be produced for release in 2020. Cast your vote on the tweet below! The poll will close on July 19th at 7:00 PM JST.

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