Aug 312020
 

Happy 13th Birthday to the world’s Digital Songstress, Hatsune Miku! The past year hasn’t been without a few hiccups, but some important memories were still made along the way. Snow Miku 2020 was quite enjoyable, Magical Mirai 2020 still appears to be happening in 2020, SUPER GT is underway, and there were a few collaborations here and there as well.

As always, there’s a wealth of new music and illustrations from various creators around the world to celebrate this special day. We’ll throw a few into the post below, but be sure to share some of your own favorites in the comments with other fans! You can explore more on Twitter with the hashtag #初音ミク誕生祭2020, and on Pixiv with the tag 初音ミク誕生祭2020!
















Jun 142020
 

The official album for Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 has been announced! Although the event for Osaka has been postponed, it looks like the official album will be released as planned. The song list is of course a partial spoiler for the concert setlist, so you’ve been warned!

The album features 10 songs and 2 PVs in a CD+DVD combo set for 2200 JPY (tax included), and it expected to ship on Hatsune Miku’s birthday on August 31st, 2020. Check out the tracklist below!

DISC.1 [CD]

01. 愛されなくても君がいる / PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku <Magical Mirai 2020 Theme Song>
02. キミペディア / Junky feat. Kagamine Rin & Len
03. Hyper Reality Show / Utsu-P feat. Hatsune Miku
04. YY / 23.exe feat. Hatsune Miku
05. きみとぼくのレゾナンス / NanameueP feat. MEIKO <MEIKO 15th Anniversary Theme Song>
06. Kanzensei Complex / Yamichro feat. Megurine Luka
07. Shabon / Hachiya Nanashi feat. Hatsune Miku
08. Mikaboshi / 3106。 feat. KAITO
09. Marui Unabara / GoBS feat. Hatsune Miku <Song Contest Winner>
10. NEW SONG BY KINOSHITA / Kinoshita feat. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka, MEIKO <Bonus Track>

DISC.2 [DVD]

01. 愛されなくても君がいる / PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku <Music Video>
02. きみとぼくのレゾナンス / NanameueP feat. MEIKO <Music Video>

The album is currently available for preorder on CDJapan, although most overseas shipping options are unavailable due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also planned to be released on Amazon Japan, Amiami, Animate and more. Hopefully more shipping options will become available soon!

EDIT 6/22/2020 (New Shop Links)

> CDJapan
> Amazon Japan
> Amiami

Official Album Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2020/osaka/goods_cd.html

May 282020
 

The grand prize winners of the Magical Mirai 2020 song contest have been announced! There’s one grand prize winner, and 5 runner ups. Listen to the song previews in the video above, and then feel free to check out the full songs linked below!

The grand prize winner, who will also have their song performed at the Magical Mirai 2020 live concert events, is ごーぶす/GoBS with their song “Marui Unabara“!

And below are the 5 semi-finalists, which will have their songs played at the concert venue before the start of the live concert event!

Semi-Finalist #1 – スパイラル・デイズ by 芳田/yoshida

Semi-Finalist #2 – プリオシンのたびびと by Saiph

Semi-Finalist #3 – icicles by 磨瀬/Mase

Semi-Finalist #4 – My Story by オゾン/OZON

Semi-Finalist #5 – Sepia by なご/Nago

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site
https://magicalmirai.com/2020/

Jan 242020
 

Summers in Japan can be quite dangerous for unfamiliar tourists! Extreme heat and humidity can cause heatstroke if you’re not careful, so it’s important to try to keep cool and hydrated. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Hatsune Miku and V-tubers such as Mirai Akari, YuNi and more will be partnering as Pocari Sweat** ambassadors to raise awareness of this potential issue.

** Pocari Sweat is a popular hydration beverage in Japan, packing sodium and and other essential electrolytes lost in sweat.

The first stage of this collaboration is a new music video titled “Nechusho No!No! feat. Hatsune Miku & MEIKO”, composed by Mitchie M! In the video, Hatsune Miku and MEIKO sing in news-reporting style about the importance of staying safe in Japan’s summer heat, and also interview popular V-tubers/singers Mirai Akari, Fuji Aoi, and YuNi. They’re even joined by Hoshino Ichika from the upcoming mobile game, “Project Sekai Colorful Stage“!

This was definitely a cute and creative way to raise awareness of “Nechusho(heatsroke)”, and we hope overseas visitors will stay safe this summer!

Nov 192019
 

The results are now in for the Miku Expo 5th anniversary song contest! Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner “AlexTrip Sands“, the two runner-ups “Turbo” and “potatoTeto“, and one honorable mention “Lorenly“! This year’s song contest accepts songs in any languages, so you may find yourself in for a surprise!

Expect the Grand Prize winner on the stage at Miku Expo 2020 European tour in January 2020, and the two runner-ups and one honorable mention via Miku Expo 5th anniversary song contest SONOCA. Stay tuned for more info!

Grand Prize

Runner-ups

Honorable Mention

Miku Expo 2020 EUROPE: https://mikuexpo.com/europe2020/
Miku Expo 5th Anniversary Song Contest: https://mikuexpo.com/5thcontest/