Jun 062018
 

Looking for a fun way to learn Japanese language and culture? Hatsune Miku fans can do just that, thanks to a book called “Miku dé Nihongo”, which teaches through reading, singing and commentary!

Learn Japanese language and culture with this collection of 10 famous Hatsune Miku’s songs, a nursery rhyme and an original composition.

Each song (with one exception) shows 1) the original Japanese lyrics 2) how to read the lyrics in Romanized script; 3) the English translation, 4) a commentary on Japanese language or culture reflected in the lyrics, and 5) conversation practice with Hatsune Miku. Recordings of all the lyrics and of the Japanese conversation are downloadable with SONOCA.

◇Includes our own exclusive recording of the popular VOCALOID producer, teaeye: original “Meguri, natsu” (The Wheel of Seasons: Summer)
◇Original Miku illustrations for the cover and SONOCA card by borbone
◇Download voice recordings to practice Japanese conversation with Hatsune Miku

As the songs are introduced and explained in English, it’s a perfect introduction to Hatsune Miku overseas.

List of songs:
1. Hello / How are you – HoehoeP
2. Desktop Cinderella – HachiojiP
3. Haru ga kita – (Japanese nursery rhyme)
4. Hajimete no oto – malo
5. Saihate – Onyx
6. Tell Your World – kz (livetune)
7. Remote Controller – WONDERFUL★OPPORTUNITY!
8. Soyokaze Drive – 40mP
9. Sakura no ame – halyosy
10. Meguri, natsu – Teaeye (exclusively composed for this book)

You can preorder the book from Amazon Japan for 2,484 Yen ($23 USD) at the following link, which is scheduled to ship June 18th. And yes, it ships overseas! → http://amzn.asia/4bWs6Wr

Via Sanshusha and VNN

May 032018
 

The official album soundtrack for the upcoming Magical Mirai this year has been announced! This two-disc compilation album features ten tracks to be performed live at the concerts in August and September as well as two music videos. The tenth track is a bonus track, which will be a surprise reveal at later date. Featured on the album cover is this year’s main visual by the artist Mika Pikazo.

The album is priced at 2,100 yen, and will be released on July 25th, 2018. The track list is as follows:

DISC.1 [CD]

01. Greenlights Serenade / Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku <Magical Mirai 2018 Theme Song>
02. Inferiority Superiority / GigaP feat. Kagamine Rin & Len <Magical Mirai “Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary” theme song>
03. Viva Happy / Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku
04. No Logic / JimmyThumbP feat. Megurine Luka
05. on the rocks / OSTER project feat. MEIKO & KAITO
06. Dreamless Dreams / Harumaki Gohan Feat. Hatsune Miku
07. Attakaito / halyosy feat. KAITO
08. Reverse Universe / Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku
09. METEOR / DIVELA feat. Hatsune Miku <Song Contest’s Grand Prix Song>
10. <Bonus track> (Coming Soon …)

DISC.2 [DVD]

01. Greenlights Serenade / Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku <Music Video>
02. Inferiority Superiority / GigaP feat. Kagamine Rin & Len <Music Video>

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 will be held at two locations in August and September: INTEX Osaka in Osaka on August 25th~26th and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on August 31st~September 2nd. Currently, live ticket applications for overseas fans will be open until May 28th, while accommodation package applications will be open until May 15th.

Magical Mirai 2018 Official Site: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year, everyone! Kicking off the new year is a Hatsune Miku album released today by Mikai Music on iTunes and Amazon MP3, titled “The First Dream”. This album is the first created using songs with Hatsune Miku’s recently released V4 Chinese vocaloid software.

The album features 9 songs, and is also a great introduction for Hatsune Miku fans to some of the amazing music created by producers using her Chinese ver. software. Check out the crossfade below, the album on iTunes, and be sure to also check out the music videos for many of these songs on Mikai Music’s official YouTube channel!

The First Dream on iTunes → https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-first-dream/1327225599
The First Dream on Amazon MP3 → https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H82Q8F/
Mikai Music Official Channel → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFONQl-be-yxvkWTw1HtA_w

1. Nihao feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
2. The First Dream feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
3. The Miracle Of The Star feat. Hatsune Miku / Jun Kuroda & MusikM
4. Confess feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
5. Holy S**t Grass Snake feat. Hatsune Miku / Uncle McDonald
6. Mutton Soup feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
7. Confess Ver.B feat. Hatsune Miku / Siren
8. Mutton Soup Remix feat. Hatsune Miku / MusikM
9. The First Dream Ver.B feat Hatsune Miku / MusikM

Nov 142017
 

The Vocaloid producer DaniwellP, best known as the original creator of the Nyan Cat song, has been busy with releasing a lot of new content. Among these are new games, songs, albums, and surprisingly, a MikuMikuDance model! DaniwellP is definitely a Hatsune Miku community favorite, so here’s a roundup of his recent works.

If you missed the quick announcement from our social media, DaniwellP created a fun and very addicting webapp called Mikutap, where you can generate random Miku sounds to the rhythm of background music. It’s both uniquely cute and fun! Check out the official trailer above, and the webapp from the official site → https://aidn.jp/mikutap/

Protip: You can add the webapp to your device’s homescreen as an app to quickly launch it from anywhere! Just use Chrome or Safari’s “add to home screen” option.

Daniwell releasing a Hatsune Miku model for MikuMikuDance was definitely an unexpected surprise for sure. Rather than something “life-like” or an attempted mirror of Miku’s normal style, Daniwell went the creative route and went for a more simplistic, block-styled Miku, but with its own unique charm. It even has a neko ear option! Download it from the official site → http://aidn.jp/mmd/box_miku/

Tying in with the MMD model release, Daniwell also created a short music video using the new model, and surprisingly, the Hatsune Miku’s English voicebank. At just 23 seconds in length, it’s perfect to have as your ringtone. In fact, Daniwell also makes it downloadable from his official site, so go nuts! → http://aidn.jp/sound/

Lastly, Daniwell released his 3rd album “UCHU ZENBU” a couple months ago, and it was sadly overlooked by many. But it’s definitely worth a listen and addition to any Hatsune Miku fan’s collection! Check out the official page for all the shop links → https://aidn.jp/daniwell/uz/

Sep 212017
 

In celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, a particular group of fans in China by the name “VocaloPlanet” will be releasing a special album on September 30th titled “Miracle Annual” featuring 11 songs written for the special occasion and illustrations from 25 illustrators. Preorders for the album are currently open on Taobao at 55 yuan (8.34 USD), along with other various goods available. Check out the album crossfade in the Bilibili link below!

Tracklist:

01. 八月雨后,初晴与彩虹  / yk!
02. 勇気 / TUNO桐音
03. マジカルナンバー (魔法数字) / 味素
04. Sunny Sky Signals (晴空信号) / ANK
05. 夏に落ちるサンデー (坠入夏天的星期日) / Kolaa
06. Dreaming Girl / 板烧鹅尼子&nano
07. 君のいる所へ (有你的地方) / Utae
08. 花火 / Irish Kappa
09. EMP 电磁脉冲 / siren
10. Secret Love / 敌门
11. love in last sight (最后一瞥之恋) / reguluz

Illustrators: gocoli, CT, Captain, 疯狐, AIKO, 抹茶, 和茶, Iritoa, 罪音咩咩, Hanasa 花洒, -匙-, Itsia, 葬雪荒城, ajimita, Aimota, PSD, Sour暄, 千夜QYS3, あさひ@クロイ, 禾书 Zlin, 色毁, 二次元绝缘体, ivk, 四迹, and Radla.

  • Clear File: 15 yuan (2.27 USD)
  • Acrylic Stand: 15 yuan (2.27 USD)
  • Double Sided Metal Pendant: 25 yuan (3.79 USD)
  • CD (11 songs): 55 yuan (8.34 USD)
  • Artbook (50 pages): 65 yuan (9.86 USD)
  • Set A: CD, Artbook, Clear File: 100 yuan (15.16  USD)
  • Set B: CD, Artbook, Clear File, 6 postcards, double-sided metal pendant, acrylic stand, poster, paper bag: 150 yuan (22.74)

Official site → http://miku.work/index.html
Track previews → http://miku.work/music.html
Gallery → http://miku.work/gallery.html

Bilibili (album crossfade) → http://www.bilibili.com/video/av13579600/
Taobao → https://world.taobao.com/item/557326381215.htm