Feb 152018

Prepare yourself for a musical extravaganza! The Vocaloid Goddess Hatsune Miku will once again grace us with her presence in Brave Frontier, bringing with her spectacular dungeons quests and other Vocaloid characters. In conjunction with Snow Miku 2018 Festival this February, starting from February 7 to March 19, gumi Inc. and Crypton Future Media will present Hatsune Miku’s Winter and Spring Collaboration in Brave Frontier!

The highlights of this collaboration are as follows:

Winter Chapter

    Coming this winter season, get a chance to summon Snow Miku 2018! Adding more to the festivities, Snow Miku 2017 will be available in the Collaboration Summon as well! Be charmed by their uplifting melodies and refreshing voices as they journey across Grand Gaia. The perfect companions for your favorite Squad!
    While looking for her animal friends during a snowstorm, Snow Miku accidentally stumbled into Grand Gaia. Blessed with an ability to create soothing melodies to quiet storms and pacify the greatest of monsters, she bravely ventured into the unknown. Lost and unsure of the way back home, will you be her guide and help her return to her own world?Venture into the dungeon, collect “Yukine Tokens” and exchange them for the event exclusive Sphere, Kagura Suzu! And while you play, enjoy The Snow Miku 2018 Festival theme song Round Off The Square Earth by TOKOTOKO as the background music!

Spring Chapter

    Spring is coming with more Hatsune Miku! Celebrate the season of a thousand cherry blossoms with the phenomenal Senbonzakura Miku! But wait, there’s more! Back for a rerun, grab the chance to summon Mankai Sakura Miku from the Spring Themed Summon Gate during this period as well!
    * More events related to the Spring Chapter will be announced on the Brave Frontier official channel at a later time.

Returning Contents

    The Hatsune Miku dungeon from the first collaboration is back! Catch her famous performance deep in the ancient ruins during the event period. Don’t miss this chance to get yourself the one and only, the original, Hatsune Miku!
    Furthermore, the 2014 Virtual Singers series returns for another round of fun! Seize the chance to summon all of the 2014 Virtual Singers – Meiko, Kaito, Rin, Len, and Luka at the Special Summon Gate!

Other Events

    Log in daily and work together with other Summoners to achieve dungeon clear milestones and obtain valuable items such as Summon Tickets, Gems, Elementum Tomes, and Omni Frogs.

Brave Frontier is available for download globally on iOS, Android, Amazon, and Windows Phone devices.

Note: All dates mentioned are PST.

Brave Frontier updates are available on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BraveFrontierGlobal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bravefrontiergl
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BraveFrontierGlobal
Official Site: http://bravefrontier.gumi.sg/

Jan 302018

Great news for Hatsune Miku fans that also happen to be playing the Japanese version of the Destiny Child mobile game: The Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku 2018 limited collaboration event has begun today!

In short, Destiny Child is a free-to-play turn-based mobile RPG, with the plotline of Lucifer taking over the world, and you’re a low-level demon building an army to stop him. In this collaboration, both Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku will be summonable as 5-star rank support characters, boosting your team’s attack or healing properties. The collaboration is scheduled to run from January 31st until February 28th, with a 3X higher summoning rate between January 31st and February 14th.

The collaboration is available only on the Japanese version of the game, and can be downloaded from the Japanese iOS store, or from the Google Play Store with a Japan-based connection.

Official site: http://www.destiny-child.jp/
Download Link: https://app.adjust.com/x3rqsi

Jan 282018

With just a little more than a week away, the Snow Miku 2018 site has a new update bigger than ever gaining our full attention: Four new collaborations with Kemono Friends, Animate, Lawson, and Magic Spice, three mobile game collaborations with Princess Punt Sweets, Crash Fever, and Destiny Child, forth official goods update, and so much more! We simply can’t list them all here so let’s dive in and take a look at each below!

Kemono Friends x SNOW MIKU 2018 

The Snow Miku: Crane Priestess ver. will be joining hands with Kemono Friends starting from February 5th! There will be an array of official goods sales at Kemono Friends booth in the Odori Park, Sapporo Factory Hall, and various cooperating stores in Sapporo. Sales will end on February 12th or as soon as the stocks ran out.

Also announced is the special collaboration with Maruyama zoo, where you can expect panel installation of Snow Miku 2018 and Serval together by Mine Yoshizaki, collaboration goods sales in the said park, as well as collaboration annual passports. The collaboration period will end on February 27th.

(The collaboration also matches up nicely given the Snow Miku’s theme of “animals” this year)

Kemono Friends official site → http://kemono-friends.jp/
Sapporo Maruyama zoo official site → http://www.city.sapporo.jp/zoo/

Snow Miku Fair 2018 in Animate

Snow Miku Fair 2018 in Animate will be held at Animate Sapporo and New Chitose airport on February 5th~12th, with Hatsune Miku-related character goods, CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and books on sale. Purchases of over 2,000 yen will net you a random B5 clear file drawn by 柚希きひろ out of the six designs (excluding doujinshi and books purchases). A Snow Miku Only Shop will be held in the Animate Sapporo, where a Snow Miku can badge will be given out with the same condition.

The Animate Sapporo store will have a life-size panel up on display featuring the main visual by the artist 柚希きひろ, and staffs will be dressed in a specially made Snow Miku 2018 apron. This apron, in fact, can be obtained by participating in a campaign to be held on Twitter. By tweeting photo of the said panel and Snow Miku apron, you’ll be gifted a special Snow Miku postcard and a chance at winning the apron.

Snow Miku Fair 2018 in Animate → https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/corner/cc/snowmiku2018/cd/896/


We’ve seen our shares of Family Mart x Hatsune Miku collaborations, and now it’s for Lawson! Featuring the main visual by the artist まおう, the Snow Miku 2018 x Lawson collaboration will be bringing us a series of collaboration menus sold at all Lawson stores in Hokkaido as well as Snow Miku goods in some such as Sapporo and Otaru. The collaboration menus period will be held from February 6th~19th, while goods sales will be available from February 5th~26th.

In addition, there will be Snow Miku 2018 store wrappings for Lawson Sapporo Odori Nishi 10-chome branch!

Snow Miku 2018 x Lawson campaign → http://www.lawson.co.jp/area/hokkaido/campaign/1307415_6228.html

Magic Spice x SNOW MIKU 2018

The popular curry store, Magic Spice, will be collaborating with Miku once again serving a special curry set for a limited period of time, with the two collaboration menus being Snow Miku Cream Soda and Miku Negi Soup Curry. Alternatively, you can order a set menu for a special Snow Miku sticker!

The collaboration menus will be available from February 2nd~27th at Magic Spice Sapporo Head Store.

Princess Punt Sweets, Crash Fever, and Destiny Child Collab.

Snow Miku will be making her appearances in the following three mobile games: Princess Punt Sweets, Crash Fever, and Destiny Child. The collaborations with Princess Punt Sweets and Destiny Child will begin on January 30th~February 20th and January 31st~February 21st, respectively, while the collaboration with Crash Fever has been launched since January 25th and will end on February 9th. Not much is known about these collaborations as of now, but we’re expecting more info soon.

Snow Miku 2018 Digital contents → http://snowmiku.com/2018/collabo_digital.html

Forth Snow Miku 2018 goods update

The forth Snow Miku 2018 goods update has brought us six new goods to the list: SNOW MIKU 2018 SONOCA music card, VR Hacosco (Snow Miku 2018 Ver.), SNOW MIKU 2018 charm, SNOW MIKU 2018 full graphic LIVE Happi, SNOW MIKU 2018 commemorative music box, and SNOW MIKU 2018 hand warmer case. In addition to this whole big update, goods can now be filtered by their location icons on the site (Zepp Sapporo, Animate, Snow Miku Sky Town, Lawson and such).

Snow Miku 2018 goods → http://snowmiku.com/2018/goods.html

SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018 broadcast via WOWOW

The SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018 performances have been announced for broadcast via WOWOW on March 9th 22:15 JST (Miku’s Day). This is the second SNOW MIKU LIVE! performance since 2015, and while it hasn’t been mentioned, perhaps we’ll get to see Snow Miku in the concert just like last time?

SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018 will be held on February 9th~10th. More info is available here.

SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018 broadcast via WOWOW → http://wowow.co.jp/miku

Snow Miku 2018 Guidebook

For visitors to Snow Miku festival this year, the Snow Miku 2018 guidebook will be distributed at MIRAI.ST cafe, Snow Miku Sky Town, Animate, Lawson, as well as at the venue itself. The guidebook covers all the information you needed to know in the event from the venue map, workshop information, to event schedule. On the back side, there’s a little stamp rally for visitor to enjoy with 9 stamps in total across the venue (no winning prize).

SNOW MIKU 2018 x Sapporo Factory menu fair

Snow Miku will be collaborating with Sapporo Factory once again for various collaboration menus on sale starting now! Purchase of any of the above menu items will come with a free Snow Miku sticker (limited supply). The collaboration period will end on February 11th.

SNOW MIKU 2018 x Sapporo Factory → https://sapporofactory.jp/campaign/?cd=000014

Via Hatsune Miku blog

Jan 202018

This is likely the last major Snow Miku 2018 news update before the event officially begins in 2 weeks, so here’s what’s new!

Sapporo Factory Hall Exhibitor Update

Our last news update still had 3 pending booths for the exhibition at the Sapporo Factory Hall, but now we have info on those booths!

Booth #3: KarenT Presents Creators Market
After the success at Magical Mirai 2016 and 2017, the KarenT Creators Market is coming to Snow Miku 2018! Albit quite downsized due to the Sapporo Factory Hall’s much smaller size. You can meet a total of 6 well-known Vocaloid music artists on Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th!

Saturday (Feb 10th)
Keisei – 10:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM
daniwell – 11:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM
BIGHEAD – 12:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM

Sunday (Feb 11th)
Harumaki Gohan – 10:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM
Zig – 10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM
TOKOTOKO – 2:00 PM ~ 6:00 PM

Booth #6: EZOCA
The popular point card EZOCA is collaborating with Snow Miku again this year!

Booth #10: SEGA Corporation Interactive
SEGA will be displaying a Snow Miku edition Jumbo Fuwafuwa plushie, as well as taking orders!

Chimney Square Snow Miku Daihatsu Exhibition
For the 4th year in a row, there will be a gathering of Snow Miku Daihatsu cars on display at Chimney Square, near Sapporo Factory Atrium. Additionally, the new Hatsune Miku Daihatsu Move Canbus will be showcased! *Image below is from Snow Miku 2017.

Official Goods

Another major Official Goods update has been posted, this time adding an additional 20 items. Some items are found at amusement centers as prizes, some at Snow Miku Sky Town, and others will be sold at participating venues or exhibition locations. Here’s what’s added: 3D Acrylic stand, a giant pillow, a blanket, acrylic key holder, can badges, microfiber cloths, premium cookie can, Snow Miku Dollfie Dream Snow Miku 2018 outfit, Japanese playing cards, bookmark, notebook, Rabbit Yukine plushie, rubber strap set, clear file sets, sunglasses, travel stickers, and metal charms.

Go check the full goods list on the official page for images and pricing! → http://snowmiku.com/2018/goods.html

Jan 122018

The Snow Miku news update on January 12th was a big one, but we’ll make quick work to help summarize it for you! The Snow Miku 2018 event will take place during the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan between February 5th~12th.

The Goods

The official goods list for Snow Miku 2017 has more than doubled in size, and added the following items: A hoodie blanket, key holder, random charms, dish set, chopsticks, coin purse, clear poster, rubber band, can badges, assorted gacha prizes, phone cases, 5,000mAh mobile batteries, plushie, rubber strap, backpack, embroidered jacket, silicone watch, printed cream-filled cookies, printed rice crackers, Snow Miku model train set, and a special issue Snow Miku 2018 newspaper.

Phew, that’s a handful! Check out the gallery and pricing on the official goods page, which is still updating! → http://snowmiku.com/2018/goods.html

Exhibition @ Sapporo Factory Hall

The Sapporo Factory Hall map has been posted with info for most exhibitors. Some are still awaiting announcement, so keep checking back for updates: http://snowmiku.com/2018/location_factory.html#factory_hall

Booth 1: Hatsune Miku Visa & Master Card
Booth 2: Rohto Digi-Eye
Booth 4: VOLKS
Booth 5: Hatsune Miku Symphony
Booth 7: First Rubber Co. ltd (Shoe Collab)
Booth 8: Washin Palette
Booth 9: COSPA
Booth 12: Crypton Sonicwire
Booth 14: Snow Miku Sky Town

Snow Miku 2018 Illustration Gallery and life-sized statues.

Live Stage @ Sapporo Factory Atrium

Various chat sessions, live DJ performances, and music lessons will be provided at the Live Stage events at the Sapporo Factory Atrium, located just across the street from the Sapporo Factory Hall. Here’s the announced schedule!

February 10th

4:00 PM – Connecting The World ~Think Global, Act Local Part 6
Talk Session with Hiroyuki Itoh, Guillaume, and Kumiko Meguro from Crypton Future Media about their events in 2017.

February 11th
12:00 PM – TOKOTOKO (Nishizawa-san P) Live Stage
Live Stage performance with Nishizawa-san (composer of Snow Miku 2018 theme song), 000 and Guu.

2:00 PM – Keisei Live DJ
Also known as the creator of Singularity, the winning song from the Magical Mirai 2018 song contest. Enjoy Keisei’s live DJ performance!

4:00 PM – Hatsune Miku V4X Music Course feat. BIGHEAD
BIGHEAD, creator of well-known songs like Sharing the World and Story Rider, will be giving pointers on the use of Hatsune Miku V4X in music production! Also joining for assistance is Sonicwire’s Koizui Seimei.