Sep 122019
 

The official Hatsune Miku YouTube channel has uploaded a recording of the live performance of “Bless Your Breath” from Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo! Check it out below:


Additionally, a digest video of the Magical Mirai 2019 exhibition in Osaka has been uploaded, summarizing the various activities from the event:


Feel free to share some of your own positive memories from the event in the comments below!

Sep 042019
 

At the recent Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Tokyo, Crypton Future Media’s Wataru Sasaki (head of Crypton Future Media’s Piapro Character development) announced in a talk session some details regarding Hatsune Miku and the other Piapro Character vocal synth software development from this point moving forward.

Simply put, Crypton Future Media will be moving Hatsune Miku and their other characters away from Yamaha’s VOCALOID engine. This is arguably the biggest change to happen to Hatsune Miku’s software since her initial release in 2007, so there’s understandably quite a few fans that might be confused as to what this means, and might even be worried. So here’s a rundown of what the known changes are, and what they will mean for Vocaloid fans as consumers, and Vocaloid music creators.

– Hatsune Miku’s voicebank, along with Crypton’s other character voicebanks, will become less tied to Yamaha’s VOCALOID engine.
– There will be no updates utilizing Yamaha’s VOCALOID 5 engine.
– A new engine/product for the characters was developed using in-house algorithms by Crypton Future Media.
– This new engine has been in development for 2 years.
– The ‘identity’ of the voices are planned to remain the same with the new engine.
– This new product is aimed to be compatible with existing tools.
– The new product is currently not named.
– 11 new effector VSTs will be included in the new product. These include Cherry Pie, HS Booster, Vocal Drive and more.
– Patches/updates to the voicebanks themselves will now be possible.
– The new product will be released as a new series along with the next generation Piapro Studio in 1H 2020.
– Relationships with Yamaha will continue going forward (vocal synth promotion, and other partnerships).
– More info on this change is expected later this year.

Effector VST demo video


What does this mean for Hatsune Miku and Cryptonloid fans as listeners? Possibly not too much, since this move aims to keep Miku sounding mostly as she currently does, while adding more functionality and enhancing the tools available to the music producers. And for the producers, this translates to more options and flexibility in production, and possibly even a lower product price since there wont be a royalty fee paid to Yamaha in future product iterations.

These changes allow Crypton more flexibility in in the updates and add-ons to their software, which creates more exciting possibilities in the future for everyone! For further details, we will have to wait for more in-depth announcements from Crypton Future Media and Yamaha later this year.

Thank you to Ejiwarp for sharing info from the info panel!

Sep 012019
 

With the passing of the final performance in Tokyo, Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 has finally came to a close, and the Tokyo concert setlist is also now online, thanks to the tweets by @jt4mtb. While bearing many similarities to Osaka’s, we’d like you to personally check out the Tokyo concert setlist below.

For those who may be interested, preorders for Blu-ray & DVD are still open on AmiAmi and CDJapan, featuring complete recording of the final show in Tokyo including the encore. Check out our Osaka concert setlist article for more details → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=27962

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

01. Teo by Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku (R3 real-time control system)
02. All I Need are Things I Like by PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku (R3 real-time control system)
03. Love Song by LamazeP feat. Hatsune Miku (R3 real-time control system)
MC
04. Kaisei by Orangestar feat. Hatsune Miku (R3 real-time control system)
05. Deep Sea City Underground by tanakaB feat. Kagamine Rin
06. Main Character by *Luna feat. Kagamine Len V4X
07-DAY1 BRING IT ON by GigaP feat. Kagamine Rin & Len (Kagamine Rin & Len 10th anniversary)
07-DAY2 Roki by MikitoP feat. Kagmine Rin
07-DAY3 Romeo and Cinderella by doriko feat. Hatsune Miku
08-DAY1 Karakuri Pierrot by 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku
08-DAY2 Sand Planet by Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku (Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary)
08-DAY3 Karakuri Pierrot by 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku
09-DAY1 Catch the Wave by kz feat. Hatsune Miku (Project DIVA MEGA39’s/Mega Mix)
09.DAY2 Animal Fortune-Telling by scop feat. Hatsune Miku
09-DAY3 Catch the Wave by kz feat. Hatsune Miku (Project DIVA MEGA39’s/Mega Mix)
10-DAY1 Baby Maniacs By HachioujiP feat. Hatsune Miku
10-DAY2 Baby Maniacs By HachioujiP feat. Hatsune Miku
10-DAY3 BRING IT ON by GigaP feat. Kagamine Rin & Len (Kagamine Rin & Len 10th anniversary)
11. Kill Carry On by Police Paccadilly feat. Hatsune Miku
12. A Plan is Still in Progress Covertly by Shinra feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2019 Song Contest)
13. Ramnade Blue Longing by Aoto Kei feat. MEIKO
14. Never Die by Yuyoyuppe feat. Megurine Luka
15-DAY1 Stardust Utopia by otetsu feat. Megurine Luka (V4X remake)
15-DAY2 Stardust Utopia by otetsu feat. Megurine Luka (V4X remake)
15-DAY3 Dreamin Chuchu by emon feat. Megurine Luka (together with Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin)
16-DAY1 Luka Luka★Night Fever by samfree feat. Megurine Luka
16-DAY2 Just be Friends by Dixie Flatline feat. Megurine Luka
16-DAY3 Luka Luka★Night Fever by samfree feat. Megurine Luka
17. Even If It’s Your Happiness by HeavenzP feat. Megurine Luka
18. Jump for Joy by EasyPop feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka (Megurine Luka 10th anniversary)
BAND MEMBER INTRODUCTION
19. Ohedo Julia-Night by Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku & KAITO
20. With Your Steady Eyes by Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku
21. HIBANA by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku
22. Greenlights Serenade by Omoi feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2018 theme song)
MC 
23. Until I Throw My Dreams Away and Become an Adult by Kasamura Touta feat. Hatsune Miku

ENCORE
24-DAY1 Unknown Mother Goose by wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
24-DAY2 World’s End Dancehall by wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
24-DAY3 Rolling Girl by wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
25. Hand in Hand by kz feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2015 theme song)
26. Bless Your Breath by Wada Takeaki feat. Hatsune Miku (Magical Mirai 2019 theme song)


Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2020 Dates and Venues

Following the closing performance in Tokyo also comes the announcement for Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2020! The event will be held at INTEX Osaka in Osaka on August 7th~9th, 2020, and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on December 18th~20th, 2020.

The announcement came as the performance came to a close, and it sure had the crowd shook in excitement! Be sure to follow the official Magical Mirai Twitter if you haven’t already, and stay tuned for more info!

Magical Mirai 2020 https://magicalmirai.com/2020/
Magical Mirai Twitter https://twitter.com/magicalmirai

Aug 082019
 

F:NEX has finally opened preorders for the Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 ver. 1/7 scale figure! This gorgeous recreation of the Magical Mirai 2019 main visual by ni02 is available for preorder at the F:NEX booth at the Magical Mirai 2019 exhibition in Osaka and Tokyo, as well as via F:NEX’s website (which requires use of a proxy).

Additional shop sources may become available soon, and we’ll add them as they appear, so keep checking back!

> F:NEX Product Page

The 240mm tall figure is priced at 15,800 JPY ($150 USD), and is available for preorder from F:NEX’s website until October 31st at 11:59 PM JST. The figure is expected to ship in July 2020. Check out the gallery below!


Jul 122019
 

Following the initial announcement in June, IO DATA Japan has revealed the main visual by Irohara Kisora/Hoshino Kisora/Shirayuki Towa for their CDReco smartphone optical drive collaboration with Hatsune Miku – “MIKUReco”. The MIKUReco will allow smartphone users to capture music from their favorite CDs into a smartphone, all done without a PC required. She’s a CDRI-W24AI2 model.

Prior to web sales in September, IO DATA Japan will be conducting early sales at Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 in Osaka and Tokyo at a very limited amount of 400 units per venue. The MIKUReco is priced at 13,900 yen as a standalone; alternatively, you could purchase additional dressing panels featuring Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, or KAITO & MEIKO designs at 1,800 yen each.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019 will take place at Intex Osaka in Osaka from August 9th~11th, and Makuhari Messe in Tokyo from August 31st ~ September 1st.

MIKUReco CDRI-W24AI2 model web sale: https://www.iodata.jp/product/smartphone/goods/cdri-w24ai2391/
Dressing panels web sale: https://www.iodata.jp/product/smartphone/goods/pl-391/

MIKUReco Collaboration Site: https://www.iodata.jp/ssp/cdreco/mikureco/
Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2019: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/