Aug 112019
 

Hatsune Miku will be collaborating with LIGHT UP NIPPON HOKKAIDO, Hokkaido’s yearly fireworks celebration to lift spirits and provide support from Japan’s earthquake disasters of 2011, and most recently the major eastern earthquake of 2018.

The event will take place at the National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, south of the Sapporo prefecture region of Hokkaido. In this event, through use of the SONGLE smartphone app, attendees can enjoy synchronized images on their smartphones while enjoying the fireworks display! Special imagery will appear along with the fireworks and music, adding to the experience!

The main visual art for this collaboration was drawn by CHRIS, the same illustrator behind the Magical Mirai 2013 main visual artwork!

Tickets to attend the event are available via the official LIGHT UP NIPPON official website, which starts at 3240 Yen (or free for elementary school age children or younger). Tickets will be available until sold out!

Ticket Page: https://www.lightupnippon-hokkaido.net/ticket
Light Up Nippon Official Site: https://www.lightupnippon-hokkaido.net/

Additionally, event-exclusive goods based on the main visual art will be available for purchase! These goods include a T-shirt, clear-file, sticker, A2-size poster, and a CD.

Event Schedule
Date: August 25th, 2019
Opening: 2:00 PM
Fireworks Launch: 7:20 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Location: National Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

Aug 092019
 

A tweet from Good Smile Company’s Hamako has given us a surprise reveal on the Figma Sakura Miku by Max Factory! She was originally announced at this year’s Summer WonFes but was hugely overlooked; this latest reveal comes from a quick look by Hamako at today’s Magical Mirai 2019 exhibition booth in Osaka.

She’s based on a visual by KEI for the collaboration with Hirosaki Sakura Festival as the official supporting character. More details on the figure are expected soon. Stay tuned!

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

EDIT: Added higher resolution tweet from GSC’s Hamako!

Aug 092019
 

Today’s 17th illustration of the 39 day countdown to Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary was contributed by Minoko!

Here’s a quick message from Minoko for Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary:

“Summer is coming, I’m so eager to go to the seashore! But I can’t because I have no time, so just let Miku do this for me first|ω・).” – Minoko

Minoko’s Pixiv: https://pixiv.net/u/7006900

23 days remaining until Hatsune Miku’s 12th anniversary!

Aug 082019
 

Previously exclusive to Steam and Oculus Store, the action rhythm game “Hatsune Miku VR” will be coming soon to PlayStation VR! The game was initially launched in spring 2018 as a collaboration between Crypton Future Media and Degica co., with the main visual by the artist Yuuki Kira

A trial version is also available now for play testing at Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka. Stay tuned for more info!

Hatsune Miku VR http://promo.degicagames.com/vr/

Steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/707300/Hatsune_Miku_VR___VR/
Oculus Store
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1731587616863812/