Jun 292018
 

A new update has hit Magical Mirai 2018 site today announcing the return of DJ Live event and music session this year. The first is a ticketed special DJ live to be held at exhibition stage in Tokyo on August 31st~September 1st. The two hour-long performances features six different notable artists across the dates, one of which is Omoi, the composer of Magical Mirai 2018’s theme song “Greenlights Serenade”.

The second, named “Magical Challenge Stage“, is a free-viewing music session featuring “Senbonzakura” by KurousaPregarded as one of the top Vocaloid songs of all time. The performances will be held on September 1st~2nd (also at exhibition stage in Tokyo) with 164 as our Day 1’s special guest. In addition to the listed performers below, five participants from home will also be joining in playing saxophone, violin, guitar, drum, and Yamaha’s Electone each.

Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2018 will be held in Osaka and Tokyo on August 25th~26th and August 31st~September 2nd, respectively. The dates are closing in! http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

Exhibition Stage Special Live (Tokyo)

Date: August 31st, 2018 (Friday)
Time: OPEN 18:30 START 19:00
Artists: kz (livetune), Natsushiro Takaaki, PinocchioP

Date: September 1st, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: OPEN 19:00 START 19:30
Artists: emon (Tes.), Omoi (composer of “Greenlights Serenade” ), Wada Takeaki (KurageP)

Ticket Price: 2,000 Yen
Presales Lottery: June 30th at 12:00 JST~July 9th
General Sale: July 8th at 10:00 JST

Free-Viewing Live “Magical Challenge Stage” (Tokyo)

Date: September 1st~2nd
Time: 10:30~11:10 JST
Artists164 (Day 1’s special guest), Yamaki Kazuyuki (Saxophone), Takeuchi Izumi (Violin), Yamanaka Yuya (Guitar), Kawarai Mitsuru (Drum), Kobayashi Takeshi (Electone), and five participants playing saxophone, violin, guitar, drum, and Electone each.

Via the official Hatsune Miku blog

Jun 202018
 

During the recent Star of Asia music festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, well-known Vocaloid producer PinocchioP and Hatsune Miku made a live performance appearance together! The duo made their appearance towards the end of Day 2 (June 17th) of the music festival, and performed 3 songs:

Ghosts Play to the Audience
YOZURINA
Nobody Makes Sense

Hatsune Miku’s appearance at this event was accomplished via a small-scale glass panel projection, using an edited version of the Tsumi-type Hatsune Miku MikuMikuDance model, co-edited by Crypton Future Media for the event. Hatsune Miku also MC’d a little bit of Russian speech, which is certainly exciting! The whole event was streamed live online, and to various global media networks.

Watch the full performance below, and check out the tweets of photos from the show! Continue reading »

Nov 042016
 

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PinocchioP’s Third Major Album “HUMAN”

The producer PinocchioP will be releasing his latest album “HUMAN” on November 23rd, featuring an interesting mix between human and Vocaloid tracks together. The album comes in regular and limited editions, with the limited edition holding an extra disc of 7 tracks and a 32-page booklet housed in a hard paper box.

PinocchioP

PinocchioP is a vocalist, lyricist, and also a VOCALOID producer known for his fast-paced beats of electro punk and witty lyrics reflecting on everyday life’s issues. He is also an illustrator and the creator of two characters who are the subjects of his songs: Aimaina and Doushite-chan. These two characters are featured in most of his videos and merchandise; they are very attractive with intriguing backgrounds. PinocchioP does not perform alone. He joined forces with DJ PinocchioP MK-2 (pronounced: MAK-TWO), who is in charge of the scratches and samplers.

Preorders are currently available on CDJapan, Amazon JP, iTunes, and Apple Music, with the two latter options featuring all tracks from the two discs. In addition to the preorder, three songs have been released: “Everything About Animals”, “It’s Matsuri, Hey Come On!”, and “Crappy Fantasy Days”.

> HUMAN [Regular Edition] on CD Japan
> HUMAN [Regular Edition] on Amazon JP

> HUMAN [Regular Edition] on CD Japan
> HUMAN [Limited Edition] on Amazon JP

> HUMAN on iTunes
> HUMAN on Apple Music

Track list:

DISC 1 – regular edition
01. The Dawn of Japan
02. Everything About Animals
03. Tonchinkan Feast
04. Cryptid
05. Deracine
06. It’s Matsuri, Hey Come On!
07. The Silence of the Lambs
08. China Girl
09. Crappy Fantasy Days
10. Usora Sera
11. All I Need are Things I Like
12. I’m Glad You’re Evil Too
13. Sayonara Human

DISC 2 – limited edition 
01. 1Year
02. Nice to Meet You, Mr. Earthling -HUMAN ver.-
03. At the Mercy of Emptiness -HUMAN ver.-
04. Del Toro’s Eve
05. Kusare-gedou and Chocolate -HUMAN ver.-
06. Common World Domination -HUMAN ver.-
07. hanauta 

Below is the crossfade of this album. Watch it on Youtube or Nicovideo!

Feb 092016
 

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U/M/A/A Inc. has launched today a global online webstore for CDs and merchandises, in response to the growing demand. The store features various goods by artists such as DECO*27, sasakure.UK, and PinocchioP, and cover worldwide orders and shippings.
 
Goods such as CDs, T-shirts, towels, badges, and other goodies are available through the store now, with many more releases to come: http://umaa.jugemcart.com/
 
> Visit U/M/A/A’s official webstore!