Mar 092020
 

Happy Miku Day (March 9th) to all Hatsune Miku fans! It’s time for the yearly Hatsune Miku appreciation day, where fans celebrate their love for Hatsune Miku in various ways! Some create music, others draw artworks, create photography or even share cosplay dances.

Of course, there’s too much to fit here! So our yearly tradition to celebrate is to share some of our favorite illustrations from Pixiv and Twitter. Although we definitely encourage you to check out more yourself by searching the tag ミクの日 to find more!

HAPPY MIKU DAY – By Gongha

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!

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 232020
 

Three new locations have been added to the Miku Expo 2020 USA and Canada tour! Hatsune Miku fans near Los Angeles, Orlando and Montreal will be pleased to hear that these cities will be featuring performances as well! Below are the announced venues and dates.

Los Angeles, California
Venue: Shrine Auditorium
Date: April 8th (Wed), 2020
Ticket Info: https://www.axs.com/events/391024/hatsune-miku-tickets
(Via AXS)

Orlando, Florida
Venue: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Date: April 26th (Sun), 2020
Ticket Info: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/events/tickets/2020/hatsune-miku/
(Via Philips Center Site)

Montreal, Canada
Venue: Plave Bell
Date: May 15th (Fri), 2020
Ticket Info: TBA (Via Place Bell)

Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada Official Site: https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

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/