Jan 212018
 

There were many amazing artistic creations from Hatsune Miku fans all over the world to celebrate her 10th anniversary. But due to the vastness of the world and content, some things might get overlooked that are definitely worthy of more attention.

One such creation is an animated music video for a Vocaloid Rock styled song titled Plot: 0, which appeared on the Chinese video site Bilibili in September 2017. The MV was a collaboration between 6 artists, and features stunning and smooth animation work that compliments the song beautifully, with many references to well-known Hatsune Miku songs and characters from the past.


However, even in its homeland of China, the music video only gathered 94,000 views before I tweeted about it, with the resulting reaction making it clear that many people never knew this music video existed. The great news is that it does exist, and you can watch it below!

-= Credits =-
Music: Digger, 玖玲P, Irecorder, katsu, ToufuP
Animation: Chinanokusa

Requires Flash on PC. Cick here if using Mobile, or if player doesn’t appear: http://www.bilibili.com/video/av14315151/

Dec 212017
 

Both TAITO and SEGA had some announcements to make regarding upcoming Hatsune Miku prize figure release events. The first on the list is the 4th and final Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary celebration prize figure in the lineup by TAITO, based on artwork by Apapico. All we have for now is the gorgeous artwork illustrated above to give an idea how it looks, but we should have a better look in a few months!

This figure will be part of a Family Mart Happy Kuji (lottery) event starting April 2018. More details to come later! Official page: http://kuji-honpo.jp/Product/0000000996/


Via Dengeki Hobby, we also have images of SEGA’s soon-releasing Hatsune Miku: Pierretta version prize figure, based on the module for the song “Cat Food” in Project Diva F. The prize figure is expected to officially release in the 4th week of January 2018. Try your chance at winning one from arcades in Japan, or find them from online retailers.

The Hatsune Miku: Pansy ver. prize figure, also made by SEGA, is hitting arcades and stores later this month! This figure’s design is based on the module for the song Weekender Girl, from Project Diva Future Tone. Keep and eye for her if you’d like her added to your collection! SEGA Miku Prize page: http://segaplaza.jp/info/page.php?data_id=121

Oct 122017
 

In what has to be the longest Hatsune Miku art exhibition ever showcased, the display in Otemachi, Tokyo definitely looks stunning at 23 meters in length.

The exhibition comes as a collaboration between Crypton Future Media and the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the very same paper that featured a 2 page advertisement celebrating Miku’s 10th anniversary. Over the 10 years, there has been a lot of memories, and a lot of artwork! No wall could ever hope to fit them all, but this display is an impressive feat. Topping it all off, the popular life-sized Miku statue designed by iXima is also displayed at the exhibition.


The exhibition started today (October 13th), and will be open daily between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM until the 5th of November (will be closed October 22nd for Holiday). The location of the exhibition is the Yomiuri Newspaper Building 3F, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. A limited number of gifts are available for free to visitors while the supplies last!

Exhibition Detail: https://info.yomiuri.co.jp/event/exhibition/3392.html

EDIT 10/14/2017: Fan-made introduction video now available!

Sep 102017
 

The celebration of Miku’s 10th anniversary is a celebration of many meanings for many of her fans around the world. One of the top focuses in this celebration is, of course, the music! Being a music software herself, music one of the cornerstones that helped make Hatsune Miku what she is today. We’d like to look at the special songs that Vocaloid artists contributed on the week of August 31st, the day of Miku’s 10th anniversary.

This list has a few special rules! First, the song has to have been uploaded to Nicovideo during the period of August 28th~September 3rd. This allows some room for Vocaloid producers that uploaded their songs a little early or late! Second, the song has to mention it was a 10th anniversary celebration song, either in the title, tags or description. Finally, songs will be ranked by average views per day, not total views! This gives a more accurate ranking of the fans favorite songs.

Without further day, here’s the Miku 10th anniversary song ranking! Do you have any favorites that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!

#1: Thanks for being Lifeless by PinocchioP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31825358
Uploaded 2017/08/28 – Total: 164,675 – Daily: 23,525

#2: Reverse Universe by Nayutan Seijin feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31843582
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,789 – Daily: 15,198

#3: First Storm by DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31842002
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 60,528 – Daily: 15,132

#4: Welcome Back Lonely by Agoaniki feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838997
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 56,613 – Daily: 14,153

#5: Ooedo Julia Night by Mitchie M feat. Hatsune Miku & Kaito

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31812792
Uploaded 2017/9/01 – Total: 21,746 – Daily: 7,249

#6: Shachiku♡Addiction by Eve feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837265
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,804 – Daily: 7,201

#7: Music Hour of Love by Papiko feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31832794
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 28,448 – Daily: 7,112

#8: Inzei Daisuki Forever by OwataP feat. Hatsune Miku

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31790872
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 25,783 – Daily: 6,446

#9: Dream to the Future by ELS feat. Hatsune Miku

A tribute video featuring many illustrators! Full list here → http://vocadb.net/S/166609
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31837608
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 23,290 – Daily: 5,823

#10: Hatsune Miku by Hikappi feat. Hatsune Miku

Yes, the song is titled “Hatsune Miku”!
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840796
Uploaded 2017/8/31 – Total: 13,485 – Daily: 3,372

Honorable Mentions

While Hatsune Miku does not sing in the following songs, these fan-made melodies are amazingly well-made tributes to Miku’s 10th! Enjoy!

#1: ミクミク動画流星群 by Nitopan

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31838536
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 62,950 – Daily: 15,738

#2: ミクミク動画葱祭 by Tashi

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm31840798
Uploaded 2017/08/31 – Total: 33,818 – Daily: 8,455

Jun 082017
 

Anime Expo has some surprising news for Miku fans attending the event this year! In celebration of Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, 3 guest producers from past Miku Expo events will be performing at AX Dance on July 2nd from 7:00 PM!

The guests are BIGHEAD (Miku Expo 2014 theme song artist), HachiojiP (Miku Expo 2016 theme song artist), and Orkestrate (Miku Expo theme song runner-up)! The event has been sponsored by Just Dance (the game series, surprising, right?), and will be quite a memorable event with such a producer lineup gathered for the night. Entry is also free!

Don’t miss it if you’re attending Anime Expo! MikuFan staff will also be attending AX this year once again, and we’ll post details of our visit and giveaways soon!

Event Detail: http://www.anime-expo.org/celebrating-hatsune-mikus-10th-anniversary-dance-party-ax-2017/