Jan 242020
 

A new mobile game titled Hatsune Miku: Tap Wonder is being developed for Android and iOS in a joint effort by Crypton Future Media and Ateam, and is aiming for a Spring 2020 release. And according to the Piapro collaboration details, this game is going to be released world-wide, and multi-lingual as well!

The game is meant to be exciting and easy for anyone to pick up and play, and will be free-to-play with micro-transaction options. To assist with the game’s development, they are looking to creators worldwide to help create pet designs, as well as new original songs! Submissions will be open until February 21st, 2020. Results are scheduled to be announced in March 2020. If you’d like to participate as a creator in that collaboration, check below for details.

Hatsune Miku: Tap Wonder Official Site:
https://www.miku-tap.com/

★Art Collaboration Details★

Design recruitment of pets appearing in the game!

Theme: Designs that will enliven the world around Hatsune Miku.
Application End Time: February 21st @ 3:00 PM JST
Number of artworks to be accepted: 7 (may be less depending on number of suitable entries)
Additional Notes: Please include a pet name of 8 characters or less. You may submit more than one entry, and any kind of living pets are allowed. Birds, robots, fairies, dragons, and more are allowed, so be creative!

Entry Format
Size: 1000px X 1000px
File-type: PNG or JPG
Color Mode: RGB
Image Resolution: 300dpi

To submit your entry, please be logged into piapro.jp, then begin your application by clicking the link below!

-> Submit Pet Artwork <-

Make sure your artwork is uploaded with the tag “TAPWONDER_ペットデザイン” (this should be done automatically if you used the link above), and with no license terms attached. If you accidentally submitted with license terms, you cannot change it, so you will have to delete your entry and submit again! If everything is done correctly, your entry should look like the images below:

★BGM Collaboration Details★

Heavy recruitment of BGM to be used in the game!

Theme: Songs with an exciting LIVE feeling.
Application End Time: February 21st @ 3:00 PM JST
Song Length: Must be 5 minutes/300 seconds or less.
File-type: MP3
Main singers allowed: Hatsune Miku Append, Hatsune Miku V3, Hatsune Miku V4X (includes Hatsune Miku English & Chinese)
Singers allowed in Chorus: Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito

To submit your entry, please be logged into piapro.jp, then begin your application by clicking the link below!

-> Submit BGM <-

Make sure your artwork is uploaded with the tag “TAPWONDER_BGM” (this should be done automatically if you used the link above), and with no license terms attached. If you accidentally submitted with license terms, you cannot change it, so you will have to delete your entry and submit again!

Winners selected from the collaborations will be contacted by email from Crypton Future Media. Good luck to all participants!

Jan 212020
 

There’s been a lot to cover in regards to Snow Miku 2020 news over the past couple weeks, so here’s what you need to catch up on if you’re planning to attend the event! There’s less than 2 weeks remaining until everything kicks off on February 4th, so most collaboration announcements should be finished by this point. Let’s get started!

The full PV for the Snow Miku 2020 theme song “Poka Poka Planet” is now available on YouTube! The music and artwork was composed and animated by Harumaki Gohan and his art studio. Expect to hear this song played throughout various Snow Miku celebrations in Sapporo!

The official Snow Miku 2020 album titled “Planet Traveler” has been sampled in a crossfade video, and will be available in physical at Snow Miku 2020 (for 2200 JPY), and other shops around Sapporo starting on January January 22nd. The album features 10 festive tracks by various producers, and definitely worth adding to your collection!


SNOW MIQUEST 2020 – Find The Missing Instrument!

If you remember the riddles and puzzles from Magical Mirai 2019 to enter Megurine Luka’s secret chamber, there will be another quest to solve at Snow Miku 2020! The “QLEAR QUEST” activity will be held at the Sapporo Factory Hall 2nd floor from the “QLEAR QUEST” booth on February 8th (Sat) and February 9th (Sun). You will have to complete a series of puzzles to “find the missing instruments, and Yukine who has also gone missing for some reason!”.

There is a 1500 Yen fee to begin the activity, and has a reward of a clear file handbag, as well as an acrylic keychain! You have until 6:00 PM on each day to finish and turn in your results for the prize. Keep in mind sharing the activity on social media is OK, but please do not give away the answers to the puzzles online!

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Sugai Dinos Collaboration

All Sugai Dinos amusement locations in Sapporo will be offering special goods as prizes and bonuses from February 1st through March 31st! All locations will feature two crane game prizes, which include a silicone watch and an Alolan Vulpix and Snow Miku collaboration blanket. Lastly, Dinos Bowling (at the Norbesa center only) will be offering a Snow Miku 2020 mug with the purchase of a bowling game for 2500 Yen! There’s two designs to pick from, but quantities will be limited during the event.


Mirai.ST Cafe Collaboration

Crypton Future Media’s Mirai.ST Cafe will have a Snow Miku 2020 collaboration menu from February 4th through February 11th, with 5 different limited dishes and treats available for your enjoyment! Each participating item also gives you a free grab for a random can badge with a Snow Miku or Rabbit Yukine design. The collaboration food items include a Rin & Len themed soup, a Meiko & Kaito themed soda, a Luka themed strawberry milk, a Miku themed ham and green onion sandwich, and a “do re mi fa” deluxe dessert platter!

From February 4th~7th, it’s free-seating at the cafe. But due to increased visitor volume on the weekend, February 8th~10th is reservation-only. You can reserve here: https://miraistxsnowmiku2020.peatix.com/


Sapporo Youth Science Museum

A special presentation will be screened at the Sapporo Youth Science Museum from February 1st~February 29th! (Will be closed on the 3rd, 10th, 12th, 17th, 25th, 26th and 27th of February)

The show is a rescreening of the “Pocket Galaxy” presentation from previous years, but updated to include Snow Miku 2020 music and visuals. Tickets are sold every day for 500 Yen starting at 9:30 AM, and screening starts at 3:15 PM on Weekdays, and 12:45 PM and 3:15 PM on Weekends.


Event Goods

There’s a sizable selection of Snow Miku 2020 themed goods that have been announced, and there’s likely still more on the way! Before Snow Miku starts, you can expect the website to be updated with information on which locations are selling which goods. But for now, here’s what’s been posted.

Photo 1: Pinched key holder, full graphic T-shirt, B2-size tapestries, acrylic clock, dye-cut stickers, card sleeves (A), card sleeves (B), rubber keychains, bag charm, Ribbon Napolin soda, big fluffy blanket, and a character parker.

Photo 2: Stained metal charms, candy tins, lacquered card case, lacquered chopsticks, lacquered compact mirror, Snow Miku 2020 plushie, AC-USB travel charger, 1/150 scale train, stadium jacket, clear files, rubber straps, and Yukine plushie.

Photo 3: Sunglasses, glasses cloths, traditional winter coat, 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 1), 10,000mAh powerbanks (style 2), luggage tag, waist bag, mini flag, amulets, neck pouch, thermal cup, and smartphone ring.

Photo 4: Snow Miku 2020 official album, Snow miku 2020 official t-shirt, shopping bag, face towel, can badge (A), can badge (B), memo pad and Nendoroid Snow Miku 2020.

Photo 5 (Alolan Vulpix x Snow Miku 2020 goods): Coin case, luggage tag, full graphic shirt, tapestry, acrylic keychain, a blanket, acrylic keychain, can badges, and clear files. Also available for preorder at the event is the Snow Miku 2020 outfit for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku!

SEGA will be attending the weekend exhibition at Snow Miku 2020 on February 8th and 9th to run a booth at the Sapporo Factory Atrium to demo Project Diva MEGA 39s, as well as Project Sekai! Their booth will be open to demo gameplay on both days from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You will also receive a special clear file just for playing! There will also be a talk stage session held at the Factory Atrium on February 9th from 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM.

Snow Miku 2020 Official Site:
https://snowmiku.com/2020/

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.

Oct 232019
 

In a livestream held by SEGA earlier today, we finally got new details announced for Project Sekai, a new mobile game in development from Colorful Palette, a new sub-studio by Craft Egg, which developed the highly-successful mobile game BanG Dream! A new official website along with a new main visual was also launched.

Project Sekai: Colorful Stage Main Visual

Offical Site: https://pjsekai.sega.jp/

Titled “Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku”, the rhytm/band game is essentially a clone of BanG Dream!, but with a different story and tweaks to include Crypton Future Media’s Piapro Characters (Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, Meiko and Kaito).

One of the game’s protagonists, named Ichika Hoshino, lives in real-world modern Japan, where virtual singers exist only as virtual, just like our own real world. She somehow comes across a new world called “Sekai”, which was born from ideas. These ideas/worlds are also where Vocaloid songs were born from.

Depending on the world/thoughts, the characters can take on different appearances. The goal of each world is to discover the “name/meaning” of the songs, and work together with the Vocaloid of that world to sing the songs. This allows the song to become realized into the real world. 5 sekai worlds are planned: Band, Idol, Street, Musical and Underground.

The gameplay features original 3DPVs for each song (with an optional 2D background if you find it too distracting), and conversations between characters in a Live2D style. Hatsune Miku’s character will be voiced by Fujita Saki, with her voice tuned to sound more Miku-ish.


You will be able to freely choose between Project Sekai versions (covers) of Vocaloid songs, or the original versions of the songs while playing the game. If you choose the original songs, they will be performed by the Virtual Singers. If you choose the Sekai version, one or more of the virtual singers for that song will join the original characters.

There will be various outfits the characters can wear, and 5 levels of difficulty to appease even the greatest masters of mobile rhythm games.

Six songs have been announced for the game so far, with more to be added later. These are:

– Just be Friends by Dixie Flatline
– Sweet Magic by Junky
– Viva Happy by Mitchie M
– Miracle Paint by OSTER project
– Rettou Joutou by Reol/Giga
– Roki by MikitoP

In addition to the songs, various producers have also been announced for producing content for the game: DECO*27, Mitchie M, Giga, PinocchioP, and Mafumafu are the first to be confirmed. Mitchie M and Giga are also working together on the game’s first theme song.

Below are the different bands and characters in the game!

LEO/NEED

A band featured in a Sekai that looks like a classrom. The characters are Shibu Hinomori (CV: Yuki Nakashima), Ichika Hoshino (CV: Ruriko Noguchi), Saki Tenma (CV: Karin Isobe), Honami Mochizuki (CV: Reina Ueda). They are accompanied by Miku and Luka.

More More Jump!

An idol group featured in a Sekai that looks like a live performance stage. The characters are Airi Momoi (CV: Ai Furihata), Haruka Kiritani (CV: Mayu Yoshioka), Minori Hanasato (CV: Yui Ogura), and Shizuku Hinomori (CV: Rina Honizumi). They are accompanied by Miku and Rin.

Vivid Bad Squad

A street group of street performers gathered together in a Sekai of, well.. Streets! The characters are Asato Shinonome (CV: Fumiya Imai), An Shiraishi (CV: Tomomi Jiena Sumi), Kohane Azusawa (CV: Akina), and Touya Aoyagi (CV: Kento Itou). They are accompanied by Len, Miku and Meiko.

Wonderlands x Showtime

A musical group that looks ready to perform! The characters are Rui Kamishiro (CV: Shunichi Toki), Emu Ootori (CV: Hina Kino), Tsukasa Tenma (CV: Daisuke Hirose), and Nene Kusanagi (CV: Machico). They are accompanied by Miku and Kaito.

25-ji, Night Chord de

An underground group that only performs at night. The characters are Mizuki Akiyama (CV: Hinata Satou), Kanade Yoisaki (CV: Tomori Kusunoki), Mafuyu Asahina (CV: Rui Tanabe), and Ena Shinonome (CV: Minori Suzuki). They are accompanied by a different-looking Miku with white hair.

-= Release Info =-
Project Sekai will be released for both iOS and Android platforms, although the release date is still TBA. There is also no mention of an overseas release at this time.

Via Siliconera

Aug 302019
 

Sega has announced a new Hatsune Miku smartphone game project under the title “Project Sekai” developed by Colorful Palette, a new studio by Craft Egg (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!), with an immediate launch of the teaser site upon the announcement. Not much is known about the game for now, but the target platforms are known to be both iOS and Android. Stay tuned.

Project Sekai Twitter
https://twitter.com/pj_sekai
Teaser Site
http://miku.sega.jp/pjsekai/teaser/