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/

Aug 162019
 

Hatsune Miku has managed to score yet another gig in a major promotional video, this time for Netflix in Japan! Hatsune Miku was the singer of choice in Netflix Japan’s latest Summer Anime Lineup promotional video. Check it out below!

The song is new and original for this promotional video, and as such doesn’t have a name, or even a credit to the artist that composed it. But the instrumental selection and vocal tuning style sounds incredibly familiar to some well-known Vocaloid producer that we can’t put a finger on. Kudos to those who can identify who it is, and please share in the comments below!

Also available on Twitter at @NetflixJP_Anime

Jul 302019
 

Hatsune Miku will be collaborating with the full-scale multiplayer online mobile RPG “Magatsu Wahrheit” by KLabGames that launched earlier in late April this year with over 460,000 pre-registrations. The collaboration music contest is now live on piapro under the theme “live in the present era“.

Three winning entries will be chosen as in-game BGM, as well as winning various Hatsune Miku goods, Magatsu Wahrheit goods, and in-game items. Additionally, winning entries will also be promoted across Magatsu Wahrheit’s social media. Entries are open starting now, and will close on September 20th, 2019 at 17:00 JST!

Magatsu Wahrheit tells a story of a world that is Wahrheit hanging on a brink of extinction, where a group of mankind known as the Kidou Heidan has taken up arms against threats to humanity. The game is available on both iOS and Android.

Target characters

Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin & Len / Megurine Luka

Entry Eligibility

Any applicants registered to piapro.jp, and agree to the application method and rules of entry.

Song Length

1 minute 30 seconds or more, but no more than 5 minutes

File Format

MP3

Result release date

September 2019

Other Notes

  • Entry must be an unreleased original song.
  • Please make sure to include the lyrics of the song when submitting.
  • Please limit to one character per submission, with the exception of Kagamine Rin & Len that must be submitted together.
  • Please be ready to provide WAV data and lyrics once submission is adopted.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “禍つヴァールハイト2019_楽曲” (copy and paste without quotes). Please make sure to lock the tag otherwise your entry will be invalid.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure your entry is submitted without any licenses! During the submission process linked below, you’ll be presented with a list of licenses. Choose the checkbox at the bottom for “Upload without licenses”.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Magatsu Wahrheit: https://www.magatsu-wahrheit.com/
Song Contest: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magatsu/
Submission list: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/magatsu/list

Jun 142019
 

【巡音ルカ、初音ミク】Jump for Joy – EasyPop【オリジナルMV】


The second Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 theme song is here, and titled “Jump for Joy” by EasyPop! The song is part of Megurine Luka’s 10th anniversary, and will be celebrated at this year’s Magical Mirai events in a similar fashion to Kagamine Rin & Len’s 10th anniversary‘s at Magical Mirai last year.

You can expect to hear the song at the Magical Mirai Tokyo & Osaka concert events in August~September, or in the Magical Mirai 2019 OFFICIAL ALBUM which will soon be released on July 10th, 2019. Listen to it now on Youtube, Nicovideo, or Bilibili!

Magical Mirai 2019: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/

Music, Lyrics, and Arrangement: EasyPop/BETTI
Illustration:
Omutatsu
Movie: Nate