Jul 062019
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced to perform in the DIVE XR FESTIVAL supported by SoftBank, a music festival where animations, games, comic characters, virtual singers, VTubers, and AI gather together.

In a parallel world where the Showa period of Japan continued, where science and technology advanced to a point beyond our imagination, the boundary between the two worlds collapses and ignites the beginning of a new era, to which the two Japan comes together and celebrates with a festival – a DIVE XR festival.

The festival will be held at Makuhari Messe international exhibition hall 1-3 on September 22nd~23rd. Ticket sales are available now on e plus at 9,680 yen (service charge included). Check out the full list of performers below!

DIVE XR FESTIVAL: https://project-dive.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/dive_pj
Tickets on E plus: https://ib.eplus.jp/index.php?dispatch=tour_group.view&slug=dive-xr-festival

DIVE XR FESTIVAL Day 1 (Day & Night)

DIVE XR FESTIVAL Day 2 (Day)

Jul 062019
 

The first big news update for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo is finally here! This update details the first round of official goods, Creators Market participants, and workshop activities! Let’s get to them.

The first goods announced for the Official Goods booths include Happi coats for both Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka, vinyl pouch, electric fan, and a sacosh.

Other planned exhibition goods include the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 plushie from GIFT, a Magical Mirai 2019 themed ruck sack from SEGA, and a glass cloth assortment from Washin. There’s also gacha prizes available featuring miniature figures, rubber straps, and various can badges for collectors!

You can always check for the latest goods updates at the official site: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/goods.html

The KARENT Creators Market list of participating artists and producers has been announced! A total of 32 artist tables will be available at the Osaka venue, and 39 tables will be available at the Tokyo venue.

-= Osaka =- Open 10:00~4:00 Sat~Sun
A-1: Takahashi You, Manbou no Ane (8/10, 8/11)
A-2: monaca:factory (8/10, 8/11)
A-3: DIVELA (8/10, 8/11)
A-4: keisei (8/10, 8,11)
A-5: Zekkai, Minazuki (8/10, 8/11)
A-6: Utsu-P (8/10, 8/11)
A-7: Agoaniki (8/10, 8/11)
A-8: takaP (8/10, 8/11)
A-9: Ako, Aoyama Wasabi (8/10, 8,11)
A-10: Liz. (8/10, 8/11)
A-11: *Luna (8/10, 8/11)
A-12: Zig, Loin, Harumaki Gohan, Yunosuke (8/10)
A-13: KurageP (8/10)

B-1: Re:nG (8/10, 8/11)
B-2: MinusP, JesusP (8/10, 8/11)
B-3: CrystalP, KID P, Ichimura, ZankyouP (8/10, 8/11)
B-4: RIO, KOW, AIRA (8/10, 8/11)
B-5: SignalP (8/10, 8/11)
B-6: OwataP (8/10, 8/11)
B-7: XenonP, Ne-chansan (8/10, 8/11)
B-8: HikutsuP, Kirisame (8/10, 8/11)
B-9: Lunachu (8/10, 8/11)
B-10: nyanyannya (8/10)

C-1: MikitoP, Teniwoha, emon(Tes.) (8/10, 8/11)
C-2: Aoto Kei, Poi, goroku (8/10, 8/11)
C-3: HarryP, koyori, Heavenz, yukkedoluce, ZenryakuP, YoP (8/10, 8/11)
C-4: Sakurai, Kimura (8/10, 8/11)

-= TOKYO =- Open 12:00~6:00 Fri, 10:00~4:00 Sat~Sun
A-1: KurageP, Cherico, yamada (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-2: Nejishiki, cisco, Armida, NaNaMiL (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-3: HarryP, koyori, Heavenz, yukkedoluce, ZenryakuP, YoP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-4: Takahashi You, Manbou no Ane (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-5: buzzG (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
A-6: MikitoP, Teniwoha, emon(Tes.) (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)

B-1: DIVELA (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-2: keisei (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-3: monaca:factory (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-4: ORYO, Ohagi (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-5: Aoto Kei, Poi, goroku (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-6: narry (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-7: Ako, Aoyama Wasabi (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
B-8: Sakurai, Kimura (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)

C-1: EasyPop, STEP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-2: regulus (8/30, 8/31)
C-2: ATOLS (9/1)
C-3: HikutsuP, Kirisame (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-4: takaP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-5: XenonP, Ne-chansan (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-6: Noboru↑ (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-7: Re:nG (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
C-8: YM, Yoetsu, Wachiko, hy (8/31, 9/1)
C-9: Utsu-P (8/31, 9/1)

D-1: BIGHEAD (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-2: OwataP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-3: LiveP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-4: CrystalP, KID P, Ichimura, ZankyouP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-5: SignalP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-6: MinusP, JesusP (8/30, 8/31, 9/1)
D-7: hayakawaP (8/31, 9/1)
D-8: Aether_Eru, Noah, Yuu (8/31)
D-8: mothy (9/1)

E-1: Kou, R Sound Design (8/31, 9/1)
E-2: Ichinose Lupo (8/31, 9/1)
E-3: AmamoriP (8/31, 9/1)
E-4: Ann-MeltsP (8/31, 9/1)
E-5: LITCHI (8/31, 9/1)
E-6: Liz. (8/31, 9/1)
E-7: Lunachu (8/31, 9/1)
E-8: MinaruP (8/31, 9/1)
E-9: coha (8/31)
E-9: Gumin, Hachiwake (9/1)
E-10: ryuryu (8/31)
E-10: sea_urchinP (9/1)

F-1: *Luna (8/31, 9/1)
F-2: Shima, Hirata Yoshihisa (8/31, 9/1)
F-3: Zekkai, Minazuki (8/31, 9/1)
F-4: TOKOTOKO (8/31, 9/1)
F-5: yama△, HitoshizukuP (8/31, 9/1)
F-6: forute (8/31, 9/1)
F-7: Mwk, Osanzi (8/31)
F-8: nyanyannya (8/31)

Lastly, there’s the workshop activities! Over at the Osaka Intex #4 building in Osaka, and the Makuhari Messe Hall #3 in Tokyo, You can enjoy creating your own glitter reflector (1,000 Yen), face painting (free), and fan coloring (free)! You can join at the following times:

-= Osaka =-
August 9th: 12:00~6:00
August 10th: 9:00~6:00
August 11th: 9:00~6:00

-= Tokyo =-
August 30th: 12:00~6:30
August 31st: 9:30~6:30
September 1st: 9:30~6:30

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

Jul 052019
 

Following the reveal on Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s for Nintendo Switch this week comes the t-shirt design contest for the game! The game itself was announced for the Nintendo Switch with 300 modules in total, and now, with more modules to come from this contest! Five t-shirt designs and/or more will be selected and made into modules in the game.

Winners of the entries will be presented with a copy of the game, as well as featured in the roll credits as t-shirt designers. Please make sure to read the rules below very closely and follow them, otherwise you entry may be invalid! Entries are open starting now, and will close on August 5th at 5:00 PM JST! 

Target characters

Hatsune Miku / Kagamine Rin / Kagamine Len / Megurine Luka / KAITO / MEIKO

Entry Eligibility

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

Size

4096 dots x 2048 dots

File Format

JPG / PNG (Color mode: RGB)

Result release date

September 2019

Other Notes

  • Please make sure to use the provided template and design according to the specifications mentioned.
  • Please design both the front (left) and the back (right) of the t-shirt according to the given template.
  • You do not have to draw the character in your design.
  • You do not have to draw wrinkles in your design.
  • When applying, please fill in the name of your t-shirt design.
  • When designing, please design within the black frame of the template. The red frame is an indication of where the design will be displayed, although this may varies due to the t-shirt shapes and such.
  • Photos are not eligible for the contest.
  • Variations of characters are not eligible for the contest, including Snow Miku, Miku Dayo, etc.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries must be uploaded with the tag “セガ_Tシャツ” (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”.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Designs that do not appear in the list of submissions will be considered invalid. Please reassure that your design is there in the list once submitted.

-> Click Here To Begin Submission Application <-

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MEGA 39’s: http://miku.sega.jp/mega39s/
Design Contest: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/mega39s/index
Submission list: https://piapro.jp/pages/official_collabo/mega39s/list

Jul 042019
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced as a guest in the upcoming and biggest VR live event yet, “V-Sama!”, on the VARK virtual concert platform. Miku, together with the other 14 virtual idols, will be performing live on August 24th~25th, featuring YuNi and Mirai Akari as the MCs for Day 1 & 2, respectively.

Ticket sales are available now until August 4th at 23:59 JST. Currently, VARK application only supports Japanese and runs on Oculus Go/Oculus Quest only, but the live performances will also be available via livestream on Nicovideo. Each tickets for VARK performances is priced at 5,480 yen, or 19,9600 yen for a full performance pass, where tickets for Nicovideo livestream are priced at 4,500 yen each and 16,000 yen for a full performance pass.

In addition to the live performances, there’ll also be unique interactions among the 15 virtual stars. More details on the event, specifically on the campaign, artists, goods, and more, will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

V-Sama! in VARK DAY 1 (MC YuNi)
DAY PERFORMANCE: AZKiTenjin Kotone / OMEGA-SISTERS /Hatsune Miku
NIGHT PERFORMANCE: SUNTORY NOMUHiguchi KaedeShinonome Megu / Hatsune Miku

V-Sama! in VARK DAY 2 (MC Mirai Akari)
DAY PERFORMANCE: MaRiNaSu (β) / TOKINO SORA / Super Sonico / Hatsune Miku
NIGHT PERFORMANCE: Pinky Pop Hepburn / Fuji Aoi / Hatsune Miku + 1 Other(TBA)

V-Sama Official Website: https://vark.co.jp/event/virtual-summer-fest-2019/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/VarkOfficial/
Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/2335368893156482/
V-Sama via Nicolive: https://secure.live.nicovideo.jp/event/vsama

*Past VARK live event by YuNi “YuNi 1st VR LIVE! 〜VeRy Merry X’mas〜

Via PR TIMES

Jul 032019
 

Last weekend was Round 4 of SUPER GT, which took place at the Chang International circuit at Buriram in Thailand. Goodsmile Racing finished 8th in qualifying for the start of the race the following day.

The race started off clean with all the cars making it through without colliding into each other. Things were calm until teams started to do their pit stops. The #4 Hatsune Miku AMG would stay out as other teams pitted. But suddenly the #16 Motul Mugen NSX-GT, #8 ARTA NSX-GT and #1 Raybrig NSX-GT in the GT500 category all collided bringing the Safety Car out which would compromise the #4 Miku AMG, as they have yet to make their mandatory pit stop. And by the rules, the pit lane is closed during the Safety Car.

As the race restarted, the team would eventually pit for a driver change and refuel but kept the same tires. The #4 Miku AMG would leave the pit lane in 14th place. In the end the team would cross the finish line in 13th, overtaking the #7 D’station Aston Martin Vantage as they suffered a blown tire during the closing stages of the race. The team went up to 12th as the #21 Hitotsuyama Audi dropped position, possibly for failing post-race inspections.

Goodsmile Racing now stands 11th in the championship standing. We may only be halfway through the season, but the team still has a chance in fighting for the championship. The next race will be at Fuji International Speedway on the 3rd and 4th of August for the endurance round of the season. Fight, GSR!