Sep 302017
 

In celebration of the soon-to-launch Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX this November, Sega will be holding a collaboration event with the indoor theme park Tokyo Joypolis on October 12th~November 26th. The event is called Hatsune Miku DAIBA de DIVA Future Tone DX, and will feature mini-live held everyday as well as attractions, special photo spot, Mikudayo, collaboration goods, and special menus.

Official site → http://tokyo-joypolis.com/event/DdDIVA_Ft/index.html
Project DIVA Future Tone DX → http://miku.sega.jp/FT/

Mini-live Daily

A series of special mini-live will be held daily at the main stage of the hall! There will be two setlists with three songs performed at specific intervals, including many songs from the game as well as the song “Ghost Rule” by DECO*27 to follow as DLC in December.

October 12th~November 3rd
14:00 JST – “World is Mine” (ryo), “Romeo and Cinderella” (doriko), “Tell Your World” (kz)
17:00 JST – “Remote Control” (JesusP), “Ghost Rule” (DECO*27), and “Senbonzakura” (KurousaP)
19:00 JST –  “Hajimete no Oto” (malo), “Last Night, Good Night” (kz), and “39” *(sasakure.UK x DECO*27)

November 4th~26th
14:00 JST – Weekender Girl” (kz x HachioujiP), “ODDS&ENDS” (ryo), and “Time Machine” (1640mP)
17:00 JST – “Remote Control” (JesusP), “Ghost Rule” (DECO*27), and “Senbonzakura” (KurousaP)
19:00 JST – “Two-faced Lovers” (wowaka), “Miracle Paint” (OSTER project), and “Tell Your World” (kz)

※ image below is from the past event

DAIBA de DIVA SUPER LIVE

In addition to the mini-live, the DAIBA de DIVA SUPER LIVE has been announced and will feature all the songs performed from the past events held at Tokyo Joypolis in celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary. The SUPER LIVE will be held on November 24th with doors to open at 19:15 JST.

Gekion Live Coaster & Fortune Forest

In the corner of attractions, the popular “Gekion Live Coaster”, a part music game and part roller coaster attraction, will be in Project DIVA Future Tone DX wrappings during the collaboration period, and features one of the following songs to play with:

Hand in Hand” (kz), “Sand Planet” (Hachi), “Senbonzakura” (KurousaP), “Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪” (ika), “Ghost Rule” (DECO*27), “Hibikase” (GigaP), “Tell Your World” (kz), or
DECORATOR” (kz).

Also announced is the collaboration with Fortune Forest, an attraction where you can get your very own event-exclusive fortune telling cards via interactions with various designated spots in the “forest”.

Mikudayo & Digital Contents & Project DIVA Future Tone DX photo spot

Everyone’s favorite menacing and mischievous mascot Mikudayo will be making stops on weekends and holidays during November 11th~26th (after 14:00 JST). Get ready for a photo session with her, or visit the nearby space for photos with the popular modules or a photo spot in theme of Project DIVA Future Tone DX prepared on the third floor.

Original goods 

Original goods have been announced for sale at the event, and features the key visual and various in-game modules as follows: A4 clear files (2 kinds in total), acrylic stands (4 kinds in total), acrylic charm (6 kinds in total), langue de chat cookie (also known as Cat’s Tongue), canned candy, t-shirt, can badge (16 kinds in total), an exclusive poster, and special pass cases (for Tokyo Joypolis passport).

Collaboration menus, coasters, and stickers

There will be a Senbonzakura theme floats for sale in collaboration with Dippin Dots Ice Cream on the first floor as well as collaboration stickers (6 kinds in total). The “Frame Cafe” on the third floor will also be serving collaboration food and coasters (11 kinds in total).

Aug 312017
 

It’s August 31st in Japan, and to many Hatsune Miku fans around the globe, it’s the 10th birthday of their favorite twintailed diva Hatsune Miku! The past 10 years hold many precious memories and events to all of us, and our staffs at MikuFan.com have begun compiling these events each year for fans to see. Let’s take a look at this year’s memories together!

  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone Now Released in Americas and Europe on PlayStation 4
  • Twinkle Snow Outfit Set Announced for Dollfie Dream Snow Miku
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Song Contest (Winning entry: “Singularity” by Keisei)
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Hatsune Miku Limited Edition Released
  • Hatsune Miku Figure Showcase At Winter Wonder Festival 2017
  • Official Hatsune Miku Smartphone Cases Released for Latest Sony Xperia Phones
  • Goodsmile Racing’s 2017 Theme Song Released: one feat. Hatsune Miku by AVTechNO!
  • Snow Miku 2018 Design Collaboration Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Illustration Contest
  • Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Compilation Album Illustration Recruitment
  • Hatsune Miku Featured in Big Boi’s Music Video “Kill Jill ft. Killer Mike, Jeezy”
  • Korean Miku Fans Launch Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary Advertisement Project
  • VOLKS Announces Deep Sea Girl Outfit for Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku
  • Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibition ~ The World Connected by Isao Tomita exhibition
  • Adobe Announces Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary “MIKU DANCING FES.”
  • 2018 Racing Miku Design Contest Held, Results to be Announced at Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Theme Song “Sand Planet” (the fastest Vocaloid song to achieve one million views to date)
  • Sasakure.UK Reveals PV for “Hello Planet feat. Hatsune Miku” Made Almost Entirely in MS Paint
  • Gatebox Announces “Living With Hatsune Miku” Project Start, Demo Available At Magical Mirai 2017
  • Hatsune Miku Appointed as PR Character for NewDays x Kewpie “Vegetables Day Campaign”
  • Music Video for “A World Without You Has no Sound or Color” by doriko Now on Youtube
  • Vocaloid Producer Wowaka Returns With New Hatsune Miku Song “Unknown Mother-Goose”
  • Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese Updates: Demo Song, Nendoroid, Preorder Date, and Poppro Site Revealed
  • Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2017 Life-Size Statue Teaser Images Released

There were so much announcements, songs, and illustrations released today, and we’re very excited to tell about them. It’ll be quite a long ride. Here are some of the announcements made today!

Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary countdown images now online!

The official Hatsune Miku Twitter account had been counting down to Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary starting from 100 days. Today’s Hatsune Miku countdown illustration comes from KEI, celebrating Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary! Check out all the countdown illustrations here → http://piapro.net/miku10th/gallery.html

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders now open! Full demo song released!

Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese preorders are now open! Preorders are now open on Taobao at 680 yuan (~103 USD) with release scheduled for early September 2017. We have previously covered on the demo, nendoroid teaser, and poppro site reveal recently just this month. The demo song “First Storm” by DECO*27 is also now available in full song, and features illustrations by Rella! Check it out!

Taobao site → http://www.scla.com.cn/hatsunemikuv4c/

Massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi

Enjoy this massive fan-collaborated music video project “3910Project” organized by Agonasubi! The music video features an especially written song for this occasion “Dream to the Future” by EVERGREEN LELAND STUDIO (ELS) and illustrations from over 50 illustrators. Check out the music video below, or watch it on Nicovideo!

Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual and ticket details released

The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 key visual by KEI has been revealed today, and features a black-pink theme dress and a gorgeous crystalline violin. As per usual, there’ll be three types of tickets for sale: “Special Seat” including exclusive ticket design, official brochure, and more to be announced at later date at 14,800 yen, S seat tickets at 9,000 yen, and A seat tickets at 8,000 yen.

Visitors to Magical Mirai 2017 will get a chance for early ticket reservation via brochure at the booth. Alternatively, presales lottery is expected to begin from September 4th at 12:00 JST. Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 will be held on November 17th and 29th at Osaka Festival Hall and Tokyo International Forum Hall A, respectively.

Official site → http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PC and mobile phone wallpapers, PS4 collaboration models preorders now open

In celebration of the Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, Sega has released a special Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX theme wallpaper set for PC and mobile phone. The wallpapers are now available for download for free on the official blog! Go grab them now! → http://info.miku.sega.jp/12907

Sega also announced the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX PlayStation 4 collaboration models for preorder starting now! The models come in two variants: “Special Pack” with original top cover (left), theme, and design package priced at 33,480 yen and 38,480 yen for 500 GB and 1TB models, respectively, and the stand-alone top cover (right) priced at 3,000 yen. Preorders are now open at associated Sony Store, with release date scheduled for November 22nd, 2017.

Official site → http://www.sony.jp/playstation/store/special/ps4/miku-ft-dx/

MIKU DANCING FES. celebration video by Adobe Japan released

The MIKU DANCING FES. campaign by Adobe has its celebration movie released today, and features a massive amount of fan submissions (see the full gallery here!). The 15-seconds version of the celebration movie is now available on Youtube, with the full 90-seconds celebration video available on the official site.

Official site → http://www.adobe.com/jp/creativecloud/information/miku10th-fes.html

New Hatsune Miku MMD model releases from Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour

The MMD artists Tda, REMmaple, YYB, and Sour have released their new Hatsune Miku MMD models today in celebration of Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary: Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X, REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku (10th), YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary, and Sour-type Hatsune Miku models. Interestingly, this would be Tda’s second MMD model ever released to date since the first and only model was the Hatsune Miku Append MMD model released back in 2012

Check out the model preview from REMmaple, YYB, and Sour on Nicovideo and Youtube!

Tda-type Hatsune Miku V4X MMD model → http://3d.nicovideo.jp/works/td30681
REMmaple-type Hatsune Miku model (10th) → https://bowlroll.net/file/146102
YYB-type Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146083 (password: 20170831)
Sour-type Hatsune Miku model → https://bowlroll.net/file/146103

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper features original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima

On the morning of August 31st, a morning edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper released in Japan features an original Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary illustration by iXima to celebrate Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary. If you’re living in Japan, don’t miss a chance to grab one at nearby convenience stores!

Image source → http://blog.piapro.net/2017/08/n170308281-1.html

Next Miku Expo Announced for Malaysia

The next Miku Expo has been announced for Malaysia! The event features key visual by FeiGiap, and will take place in Kuala Lumpur on December 16th. Not much is known about the event as of now. More details are expected to arrive at later date.

Official site → http://mikuexpo.com/may2017/

MikuFan.com was first created on March 8th, 2008, and it’s been over 9 years for us with over 1,100 articles on our site. Miku has now grown beyond a mere software, and continue to grow in an unpredictable ways. We’re looking forward to the next year’s anniversary, the 20th anniversary, and the years to come after. Thank you for your continued support for our site!





Aug 292017
 

In celebration of the upcoming Hatsune Miku’s 10th anniversary, we have a new Hatsune Miku collaboration announced for the “Colopl Rune Story” action RPG mobile game (originated as “White Cat Project” in Japan). The collaboration will be held on August 31st~September 21st featuring in-game Hatsune Miku character, collaboration songs, illustrations, special TV CM, and more!

The mentioned Hatsune Miku character will be available upon completing the first quest from the collaboration event, with more costumes available upon completing more quests. Collecting notes during this event will activate “Fever Time” allowing Miku to transform into her 10th anniversary design by Mari Shimazaki as illustrated by KEI. More than 20 participating illustrators have been announced, with their illustrations listed on the official site.

Also announced are the three newly-written collaboration songs to be featured in game: “Aitaina Seeker” by DECO*27, “S∀MPLING MΘNSTER” by sasakure.UK, and “Narcissism Kawaism” by Mitchie M. Finally, there’ll also be a TV CM featuring a cover of the theme song “Stand Up!” sang by Miku from Mitchie M featuring model by Kasoku Sato and choreography by Yumiko, with more supposedly due at later date.

Check out the illustrators lists, new songs, and TV CM below!

Official site → http://colopl.co.jp/shironekoproject/collabo_miku/

https://youtu.be/bBzlYsXwEfA

 

Jul 252017
 

Sometimes Vocaloid producers use the most unexpected and unconventional tools to create artworks or music videos. A recent tweet by Vocaloid producer Sasakure.UK reveals that the widely recognized music video for “Hello Planet” used art assets made almost entirely in Microsoft Paint.

The surprise announcement came due to news of Microsoft announcing that they plan to remove MS Paint from Windows 10 this Fall, after being included in every version of Windows for the past 32 years. After hearing the public feedback, Microsoft said they will provide the application again via Microsoft Store download.

Knowing this special detail behind the production of Hello Planet’s music video makes us further appreciate just how much work went into making such a memorable masterpiece. You can watch the music video from Sasakure.UK’s official channel below!

Oct 222016
 

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Hatsune Miku’s appearance as seen in the video

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the leading Japanese clothing retailer BEAMS has released a music video featuring 40 years worth of fashion and trend in Japan since 1976. The music video features a great number of artists, including sasakure.UK and Hatsune Miku, singing to the song “Kon’ya wa Boogie-Back (smooth rap)” by Scha Dara Parr. Below is the music video in question.

Hatsune Miku’s appearance can be seen from 3 minutes and 41 seconds onward in the music video.

https://youtu.be/xmsxWmKz-B8

Via press release