Hatsune Miku Beauty Range Released in Collaboration with Fairy Tale Cosmetics
Fairy-tale themed cosmetic brand Fairy Tale Cosmetics has joined hands with virtual idol Hatsune Miku to release a range of original beauty products. Village Vanguard are now taking orders for the cosmetic line via their online store.
The lineup is inspired by Hatsune Miku falling into Wonderland. It includes three different eyeshadows packaged in gorgeous antique-looking books, three varieties of blush that comes stored in pocket watches, three types of lip gloss, and three sets that include one of each item plus bonus items.
Antique Book Eyeshadow
The eyeshadow range comes stored in high quality antique-looking books, the kind you would imagine in an old library. Each palette offers an alluring gaze that can cater to whichever situation you need it to.
Pocket Watch Blush
The pocket watch blush is a handy item that can be carried around as a charm. Pick from your favourite colour of either red, rose or pink.
Small Bottle Lip Gloss
This bottle type lip gloss is high quality in both application and colour and is easy to use. The colouring gives subtle tint that your lips will easily become familiar with. The colour selection also allows for use in a variety of situations.
Each set comes with one of each eyeshadow, blush and lip gloss as well as a reversable pouch, card mirror, and masking tape. The pouch has double pockets so you can store numerous small accessories or makeup bits, and since it’s reversable you can pick from two different designs depending on how you’re feeling.
Have fun with this antique collection of cosmetic items.
Hatsune Miku, Kizuna AI & Other Anime and Virtual Characters Performing at DIVE XR FESTIVAL
The DIVE XR FESTIVAL will be held at Makuhari Messe on September 22 and 23. It will be supported by SoftBank.
“XR” is an acronym compiling together mixed reality, augmented reality and virtual reality. The DIVE XR FESTIVAL is a crossover music festival that will bring together anime and game characters, online virtual singers, VTubers, AI and more into one place.
The first names announced for the lineup include Trickstar, UNDEAD and Knights from the idol game Ensemble Stars―for which an anime adaptation began airing on July 7―as well as ARP, a dance vocal group who focus on performing live and who also received an anime series, the most popular virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI who has over 2.6 million subscribers, and internationally beloved virtual singer Hatsune Miku.
Also joining them is the number one most watched VTuber duo HIMEHINA, Microsoft AI artist Rinna who has over 8 million subscribers (as of June 2019), and China’s number one virtual singer Luo Tianyu who will make her Japan debut at the event.
The line-up consists of a whopping 25 names spanning the XR categories. Experience the future of live music entertainment at the DIVE XR FESTIVAL. Tickets are available via all Japanese ticket vendors.
DIVE XR FESTIVAL supported by SoftBank
Location: Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall 1-3 (2-1 Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba)
Tickets: All Standing – ¥8,800 (Tax Included)
*Numbered tickets. Ticket must be held by those aged 3+. Those ages 2 and below not permitted entry.
September 22, 2019 – [Daytime] Open 12:00, Start 13:00 / [Evening] Open 17:00, Start 18:00
September 23, 2019 – [Daytime] Open 11:00, Start 12:00
Enquiries: SOGO TOKYO (03-3405-9999)
Official Website: https://www.project-dive.com
Hatsune Miku Magician Themed Merchandise Releasing in Collaboration With Rascal
Hatsune Miku is collaborating with Rascal the Raccoon for the third time to release a string of merchandise for Magical Mirai 2019 in August.
The theme this year is “magician” and features illustrations of Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, Kaito and Meiko. The drawings were designed by Tama who was the illustrator for the second collaboration. Designs will also include superdeformed characters.
The items will also go on sale at ANi★CUTE in Ikebukuro, Tokyo on August 30.
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Magical Mirai 2019
Running: August 9, 2019 – August 11, 2019
Venue: INTEX Osaka Hall 4/5 (Address: 1-5-102 Nankōkita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)
Running: August 30, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Venue: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 1-2 (2-2-1 Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture)
Event Website: https://magicalmirai.com/2019/
Address: Sunshine City Alpa Floor 2F, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
Merchandise Release Date: August 30, 2019
Business Hours: 10-00-20:00
Hatsune Miku Website: http://piapro.net/
Rascal the Raccoon Website: http://www.araiguma-rascal.com/
Sakura Miku Appointed Official Character of Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
09.March.2019 | SPOT
It has been announced that Sakura Miku―an alternative design of Hatsune Miku―has been appointed as the official mascot character for this year’s Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival which will take place from April 20 to May 6.
Hirosaki Park is one of Japan’s most prominent cherry blossom sites. The park blooms cherry blossoms from its 2,600 or so cherry trees, of which there are 52 varieties, which bring in over 2 million tourists every year for the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival. Next year’s festival 2020 will be the event’s memorial year when it celebrates its 100th run.
The event’s main visual features a bright pink Sakura Miku with the cherry trees of Hirosaki Park behind her. This picture will be pasted around the park during the festival.
A stamp rally will take place during the event from April 20 for tourists who can get their hands on an original postcard by taking part.
Take part in this year’s festivals for which lots is being planned.
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
Location: Hirosaki Park, 1 Shimoshiroganechō, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
Running: April 20, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2019 Heads to Yokohama and Osaka
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 was held in November last year and January this year, ending with huge success.
The concert is set to head to Yokohama on October 14, and fans will be delighted to hear that an additional show has been announced in Osaka for December 23. It will be held at Festival Hall where it was also held in 2017.
Fans can get pre-sale tickets until February 11 by attending the SNOW MIKU 2019 and scanning the QR code pictured on the flyers being handed out at the Hatsune Miku Symphony booth.
Official Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 merchandise is also being sold via Warner Music Direct as well as at SNOW MIKU 2019 at the Hatsune Miku Symphony booth. Those who purchase any of the merchandise from the booth will receive one of three possible magnet clips. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2019
2019/10/14 @ Pacifico Yokohama, National Convention Hall of Yokohama, Yokohama (Open 17:00 / Start 18:00)
2019/12/23 @ Festival Hall, Osaka (Open 18:00 / Start 19:00) *Time subject to change
SNOW MIKU 2019
Hatsune Miku Symphony Booth (No. 3)
Location: Sapporo Factory Hall (Floor 1F)
Running: February 9, 2019 – February 10, 2019
Time: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entries 17:30)
Special Seats A (Includes: Front row seat, illustrated ticket, merchandise, pamphlet) – ¥15,800 (Tax Included)
Special Seats B (Includes: Illustrated ticket, merchandise, pamphlet) – ¥14,800 (Tax Included)
S Seats – ¥9,000
A Seats – ¥8,000
Hatsune Miku Symphony Website: sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/
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Extra Merchandise Announced for Hatsune Miku’s Tokyo 150 Years Concerts
09.November.2018 | MUSIC
The world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku performed at Tokyo 150 Years, an event hosted by the city of Tokyo which ran from October 26 to 28 at Hamarikyu Gardens.
The program, entitled Koku o Asobu Jikuu no Tabi ~ Hatsune Miku Links Tokyo 150~, took place at the garden lake where Miku was projected onto a screen in the water. She donned fashion from various periods across Japanese history including Meiji, Taisho, Showa and today’s Heisei and performed a total of 39 songs in the style of a medley.
All of the exclusive Tokyo 150 Years Hatsune Miku merchandise sold out across the duration of the event. In response to demand from fans who weren’t able to get their hands on any, a new batch is scheduled to go on sale and can be ordered from November 9 to November 30. Fans outside Japan can purchase the items via Tokyo Otaku Mode while those in Japan will buy from Columbia Music Shop.
This is your last chance to grab this merchandise, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Tokyo 150 Years Merchandise
Tokyo Otaku Mode (Overseas): https://otakumode.com/fb/gaP
Columbia Music Shop (Japan): https://shop.columbia.jp/shop/e/etokyo150miku/
Hatsune Miku Official Website: http://columbia.jp/hatsunemiku/
Illustration by Rella.
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Hatsune Miku to Perform at Tokyo 150 Years Event on October 26-28
It has been announced that the world’s most popular virtual singer Hatsune Miku will perform at Tokyo 150 Years, an event hosted by the city of Tokyo.
“Tokyo 150 Years” is the main event of “Old meets New: Tokyo 150 Years,” an upcoming festival that will take place at Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo from October 26 to 28 in celebration of the capital’s name change from Edo to Tokyo and the establishment of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Hatsune Miku will perform as part of the event’s main program which is themed on “Tradition & Reform.” There will be a variety of displays showcasing the appeal of Tokyo and its culture.
This program, entitled Koku o Asobu Jikuu no Tabi ~ Hatsune Miku Links Tokyo 150~, will take place at the pond in the garden where Miku will be projected onto a water screen spanning 30 meters wide and 15 meters tall. Projection mapping will also be used on the tea shop that’s situated in the middle of the pond as well as on the trees in the back. Miku will perform popular songs that have been released in the past 150 years while donning fashion from the Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei periods of Japan.
Japanese jazz pianist Masahiko Sato will be in charge of the music who has rearranged Miku’s songs in a jazzy style.
Check out Miku’s trailer for the event below.
Miku will also join hands with Megurine Luka to collaborate and perform with Masahiko Sato again on November 11 at Kawasaki Jazz 2018 with a full concert in Culttz Kawasaki.
Other exciting things to look forward to at Tokyo 150 Years includes getting a full 3D avatar scan of yourself that will dance together with Miku as well as another 3D avatar scan of yourself that will stroll through the streets of Tokyo. You can also take a photo of yourself that will look like you’ve slipped back in time 150 years, and much more.
Get involved with Old meets New: Tokyo 150 Years and see Japanese tradition collide with the latest technology.
More Hatsune Miku x Rascal the Raccoon Merchandise Announced for Magical Mirai 2018
It was recently announced that Hatsune Miku, along with Vocaloid companions Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO, was teaming up with Rascal the Raccoon to release a line of collaborative merchandise.
The merchandise will receive an early release from August 25, 2018 exclusively at ANi★CUTE―the official shop of Nippon Animation―as well as the Hatsune Miku live show Magical Mirai 2018 and Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018.
As well as the superdeformed character merchandise that was revealed on June 28, 2018, it was also announced that there were plans for regular proportion character merchandise too. The wait is finally over as we see a line-up of items for all 6 of the Vocaloids.
Even more merchandise is in the works using these same illustrations. Pick them up early at one of the events or wait until the end of September where they will be available at general sale.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Okkime Badge Collection (12 Designs + 1 Special Design / ¥400 each or Box Set ¥4,800 + tax)
These slightly large badges are 75mm. If you purchase the box set you’ll get a special alternative Hatsune Miku design.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Mini Square Paper Collection (12 Designs + 1 Special Design / ¥500 each or Box Set ¥6,000 + tax)
These mini coloured papers are 120mm x 135mm. If you purchase the box set you’ll get special Miku, Rin & Len paper.
Maker: Cocollabo (https://www.cocollabo.net/)
More items are set to be announced, so stay tuned and be sure to check the Rascal the Racoon website and social media for the latest details.
Hatsune Miku Teams Up with Rascal the Raccoon to Release Exclusive Merchandise
Hatsune Miku and the rest of the Vocaloids are collaborating with Rascal the Raccoon to release a line of cute merchandise. They will first be available from August 25 at Nippon Animation’s official shop ANi★CUTE, the Vocaloid live event Magical Mirai 2018 and Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018 before hitting general sale at the end of September.
Rascal the Raccoon is a Japanese animation series by Nippon Animation. Hatsune Miku is the character for a Vocaloid music software of the same name by Crypton Future Media.
The two franchises came together for the first time in 2017 to celebrate Rascal’s 40th anniversary and Miku’s 10th anniversary. People liked it so much that they decided to bring it back for a second round. Joining Miku again this year is Kagamine Rin & Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO. The merchandise illustrations include superdeformed designs, as well as new regular proportion designs currently in production. The regular designs will be posted at a later date on the official Rascal the Racoon website and official social media pages.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Okkime Lovers Strap (2 Designs / ¥700 each + tax)
At 70mm x 70mm, this slightly large ‘lovers’ strap features Hatsune Miku and Rascal.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Okkime Acrylic Keyrings Collection (7 Designs + 1 Special Design / ¥700 each or Box Set ¥4,900 + tax)
Slightly large acrylic keyrings at 80mm×80mm. If you purchase the box set, you can get the special Rin & Len keyring pictured above.
Hatsune Miku x Rascal 2018 – Rascal Outfit (6 Designs / ¥1,380 each + tax)
A cute plush that can be used as a keyring or finger puppet.
More items are set to be announced, so be sure to check the official website for the latest details..
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 Tickets Now On Sale & Main Visual Revealed
06.June.2018 | MUSIC
A countdown was recently posted on the official Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019 website which ticked down to noon on June 4, revealing the release of pre-sale tickets for Tokyo and Osaka. The main visual was also unveiled, revealing the performer line-up.
The tickets will come with the same designs as last year and will come with limited-edition merchandise and pamphlet with a special sheet. As well as that, new under-18 tickets are also available this year at ¥3,900. There’s also an accommodation plan available with limited-edition merchandise available on a first-come, first-served basis from July 2.
The main visual drawn by illustrator Rella reveals that Hatsune Miku isn’t alone. She will be joined by Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, KAITO, MEIKO, as well as Megurine Luka―who’s soon to celebrate her 10th anniversary―and Kasane Teto. Each member is donning original outfits. This is the first time these seven characters will perform together for this event.
The official website has been updated and is now available in multiple languages. Head on over there and experience the symphonic world of Vocaloid.
Hatsune Miku Performs Popular Ballet Symphony “Dr. Coppelius” by Isao Tomita in Live Concert
21.March.2018 | MUSIC
The first live performance of composer and synthesizer artist Isao Tomita’s Dr. Coppelius will be released on Blu-ray on March 21, 2018. In the run up to the release, a short version of the concert was released on YouTube on March 19.
The concert was broadcast on NHK BS Premium in 2017 and received huge reception. It features virtual singer Hatsune Miku dancing together with a human dancer and details the backstory behind the projection technology that decorates the entire stage.
A special bonus will also be included with the Blu-ray. When purchased at select shops, you can receive an original postcard as a gift. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t miss out on this special Isao Tomita performance!
Hatsune Miku’s “Snow Miku 2018” Concert to Broadcast on Japanese TV
28.January.2018 | MUSIC
Everybody’s favourite virtual idol Hatsune Miku has taken the world by storm since her debut back in 2007. Last year marked the 10th anniversary since the her VOCALOID software was released.
Her activity and influence stretches beyond the computer monitor, with the release of her greatest hits album, newly announced overseas performances, and collaborative live performance for the official Tokyo 2020 program. She is growing to become a singer at the face of Cool Japan.
A festival for Snow Miku, a character derived from the original Hatsune Miku, has been held every year since 2010 to support the wintry climate of Hokkaido. The SNOW MIKU festival is held alongside the Sapporo Snow Festival and is a location where you can enjoy ice sculpture in Odori Park, get your hands on merchandise and watch the stage events.
The upcoming live Snow Miku concert, set to be held on February 10th at Zepp Sapporo, will make its way on TV via WOWOW.
Tread into the fantastical world of Hatsune Miku in the magical snowy landscape of Sapporo.
Hatsune Miku and Rilakkuma will become Japanese style paintings
13.January.2018 | SPOT
TOYOWADO and Hosomi Art Museum (Kyoto) which mainly collects Japanese style art works united a team called “RINne Associe”
Hatsune Miku × Jakuchu Ito illustration by iXima (C) Crypton Future Media, INC.
In recent years, Japanese culture is being reassessed. For example, the works of Rinpa gained publicity in 2015 and the works of Jakuchu Ito gained publicity in 2016.
The title of the exhibition is “Bokura ga Nihon wo Tsuideiku (we will carry on the culture of Japan)” since the holders of the exhibition are wishing that young Japanese people carry on the culture of Japan.
To realize their dream, they united old Japanese style paintings and “manga/animation” which are new forms of Japanese culture. Under the supervision of Yoshiyuki Hosomi who is the curator of Hosomi Art Museum, they united the works of Rinpa and Jakuchu with popular modern Japanese characters. The art works were created by the painters of TOYOWADO.
Moreover, they will sell limited products such as original post cards and clear files.
Don’t miss this collaborative event between Japanese style paintings and characters of Japanese animations.