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.
Crypton Future Media has announced HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+, an event featuring footage from Hatsune Miku’s world tour. On November 6, 2022, fans from around the world will be able to tune in for free on YouTube Live or Twitch. A similar event was held in June, but this time, a survey asked fans which songs they would like to see featured. There will also be an illustration contest and a music remix contest ahead of the event, and winning works will appear during the ending credits and in the official guidebook!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO is a world tour series starring the virtual star Hatsune Miku. To date, Hatsune Miku has performed a total of 68 concerts in 30 cities around the world, attracting over 190,000 fans. For the past two years, Miku’s concerts have been streamed online due to the ongoing pandemic.
In June, HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind was held for the first time. The compilation looked back on the world tour series that began in Indonesia and was streamed worldwide for free.
From August 26 until September 5, fans can take part in a survey to submit the songs they want to see performed. Check out the form below!
Two contests are also being held to celebrate the event. The HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+ Illustration Contest will be held in collaboration with pixiv.
The ‘MIKU EXPO Rewind+ × SONICWIRE Presents Music Remix Contest’ will be held with SONICWIRE, a digital store for creators operated by Crypton.
The winning entries will be included during the ending credits and will also be featured in the official online guidebook for the event.
Be sure to tune in on November 6–the performance won’t be archived!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+
November 6, 2022 / 2 Performances
*Both performances will feature the same program.
*The shows will not be archived.
Streaming for free on Twitch and YouTube Live
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HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+ Illustration Contest
Entry Page: https://www.pixiv.net/contest/mikuexpor
MIKU EXPO Rewind+ x SONICWIRE Presents Music Remix Contest
Hatsune Miku Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Unique Edo Faceted Glass
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, the PREMICO online store began selling beautiful faceted Edo Glass inspired by the virtual singer on August 17, 2022. Only 390 glasses will be available.
The custom-made blue-green glasses were inspired by the beloved virtual figure. Edo faceted glass is a traditional craft in Japan, and each is a unique work of art. Each piece is handmade by craftsmen at long-established workshops that are members of the Edo Kiriko Cooperate Association.
Delivered in a special paulownia wood box, the Edo faceted glass comes with an acrylic display stand featuring a new illustration of Hatsune Miku by Iwato.
Don’t miss this special Edo faceted glass only available for a limited time!
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Hatsune Miku 15th Anniversary Edo Faceted Glass
Price: ¥39,000 (Tax Included)
Amount Available: 390
Release Date: August 17, 2022
Items will be shipped in early September 2022
Official Site: https://iei.jp/miku-kiriko/
Hachioji P to Release New Track ‘RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine’
In 2009, Vocaloid producer Hachioji P posted his legendary song Electric Love on Nico Nico Douga. Still active on the music scene, the creator will begin streaming the new track RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine on August 10. This comes ahead of the release of his new album HIDEOUT on August 31, 2022. A music video for the track will be uploaded to Hachioji P’s YouTube channel at 20:00 on August 10.
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine – Hachioji P (Music Video)
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine is a Vocaloid cover written for the iOS/Android game Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! feat. Hatsune Miku. The original song has over 9 million views on YouTube.
RAD DOGS – Music Video
The music video for RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine was directed by Kento Mori, who has created ads for a number of companies. PizaCG was in charge of animating the Vocaloids while Penta Ashibuto was in charge of the choreography. The jacket photo has been uploaded, giving fans a hint of what they can expect when the video drops next week.
Hachioji P’s new artist photo has also been unveiled.
Look forward to the album’s release on August 10 along with the music video!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Limited First Edition (CD+DVD+2 Bonus Tracks): ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD): ¥2,800 (Tax Included)
Hachioji P Official Homepage: http://hachiojip.net/
Hatsune Miku Stars as Model in New SPINNS and Gugenka Digital Fashion Project
08.June.2022 | FASHION
Apparel brand SPINNS is teaming up with Gugenka, a digital goods company utilizing VR and AR to bring anime to life! A new collection of goods featuring Hatsune Miku and the official member of SPINNS virtual staff team Tsumugi Hinata will be available on ZOZOTOWN starting June 18, 2022.
SPINNS is a popular Japanese apparel brand amongst teenagers and those in their early 20s, with items available in stores nationwide. In 2020, the company announced that it would be employing ‘virtual staff,’ introducing the adorable Tsumugi Hinata. SPINNS is actively planning and releasing digital fashion items for users’ avatars.
Tsumugi Hinata (Official SPINNS Virtual Staff) / Hatsune Miku
Exclusive Hatsune Miku Color
Hatsune Miku Digital Figure
Project iconic combines Gugenka’s technology with SPINNS’ fashion to introduce digital fashion to a wider audience and to encourage people to enjoy fashion both in real and digital life.
Each real clothing item sold comes with a digital figure that can be downloaded and enjoyed on XMarket. Come take part in this project and discover a new version of yourself in the Metaverse!
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Release Date: June 18, 2022 at 12:00
Where to Buy: ZOZOTOWN
Where to Redeem: https://xr-marketplace.com/redeem/input
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama Reveals Main Visual, keeno Provides New Song
02.June.2022 | MUSIC
More details about the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 in Yokohama have been announced! The main visual, drawn by illustrator Rella, celebrates the 15th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len. Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO also make appearances!
Vocaloid producer keeno has also been chosen to write a song for Hatsune Miku exclusively for the performance in Yokohama. Tickets will go on sale soon, with some seats also including original merchandise. Seats for guests under the age of 18 will also be available. Head to Pia on June 12 to snag your seats!
Additional tickets for the earlier Tokyo nighttime performance to be held at Suntory Hall are now on sale. Details for the Osaka performance will be announced at a later date.
The Tokyo and Osaka performances will feature live music performed by a full orchestra, while the Yokohama performance will be hosted by Hatsune Miku and include a massive screen behind the orchestra with footage for the audience to enjoy!
Comment from keeno
“I’m so honored to have been asked to write a piece for the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama concert.
I hope to bring the audience music that will touch their hearts and minds as it is played by a spectacular orchestra.
The music isn’t finished quite yet, so I’ll continue doing my best!”
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Crypton Future Media Inc. has released more details about the upcoming online music event HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind, scheduled to take place on June 5, 2022. An online guidebook with a time schedule, musician interviews, and additional information is also available in English and Japanese.
Fans from around the world will be able to tune in to ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind,’ featuring tons of past content from the virtual idol’s trips overseas. This will include foreign language songs unique to the world tour, and admission to the event is free. As the title suggests, the event will compile the best moments from seven years of MIKU EXPO history.
As the event will be available to audiences worldwide, three performances will be held, allowing everyone–regardless of time zone–to enjoy the show.
As with past MIKU EXPO events, fans will be able to participate in workshops, exhibitions, and other unique experiences. One of the sub-events, ‘MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2022 Online,’ will serve as the opening of each performance.
Be sure to mark your calendars for HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind on June 5!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind
Streaming Date (All 3 Performances)
1. June 5, 2022 / 10:30-14:00
MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2022 Online (11:25-12:25)
Performers: yanagamiyuki, coralmines
2. June 5, 2022 / 17:30-21:00
MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2022 Online (18:25-19:25)
Performers: FOXSKY, android52
3. June 5, 2022 / 21:30-25:00
MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2022 Online (22:25-23:25)
Performers: snarewaves, KIRA (MIKU EXPO Digital Stars 2021 Online)
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Virtual Hanami Event MIKU LAND 2022 YOSAKURA Invites Guests to the Metaverse with Hatsune Miku
19.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME
MIKU LAND is Hatsune Miku’s official VR amusement park. The locale opens sporadically on the Virtual Cast platform, inviting fans of the virtual singer to interact with the star herself and other music lovers from around the world. From April 28 until May 1, the MIKU LAND 2022 YOSAKURA event will invite Vocaloid lovers to the metaverse to enjoy the cherry blossoms and a number of unique experiences.
Guests can visit Senbonzakura World, Miku’s Detective Agency, Rin & Len Kagamine’s Post Office in the Sky, and even a virtual haunted house during the event. VTubers Megu Shinonome, Tokino Sora, and Mirai Akari have been chosen as the official ambassadors of the event.
Hatsune Miku’s iconic track Senbonzakura, written by Kurousa-P, turns 10 this year. What better way to enjoy it than beneath virtual cherry blossom trees? Even if you can’t visit Japan quite yet, enjoy the Japanese shrine atmosphere as you spend time with friends in this gorgeous virtual space.
Miku’s Detective Agency
This puzzle-solving attraction invites guests to become assistant detectives by passing a test handed out by Detective Hatsune Miku! Those able to complete the challenge will also receive a limited-edition item.
Rin & Len Kagamine’s Post Office in the Sky
This post office in the clouds isn’t just a quiet place to relax. Visitors can take on a few different challenges, from mazes to more physical tasks.
Megu Shinonome Comment
“I’ve been chosen as an ambassador for MIKU LAND! My name is Megu Shinonome, and I’m so excited to work with Miku! MIKU LAND keeps getting bigger and bigger, so I’m wondering what it will look like this spring…I’m looking forward to it! I’ll do my best along with my fellow ambassadors Tokino Sora and Mirai Akari to convey the many charms of MIKU LAND to as many people as possible. We can’t wait to see you!”
Tokino Sora Comment
“I’m so excited to visit MIKU LAND again! I’ll do my best to make this another incredible event, and I’ll be sure to enjoy myself as much as possible!”
Mirai Akari Comment
“I’ve been invited to MIKU LAND to act as the MC for this awesome event! During the SUMMER VACATION event, everyone on Virtual Cast was so kind to me. It was a blast, so I’m really looking forward to this too! I’ll be sure to bring some extra excitement, so don’t miss it!”
Dates: April 28, 19:00 – May 1, 21:00
Location: Virtual Cast
Official Site: https://mikuland.com/
Sakura Miku Pop-up Shop Volume 2 in AMNIBUS Store to Open at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109
The second Sakura Miku pop-up shop will be held at AMNIBUS STORE at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 from April 8, 2022 for a limited time!
The special shop will feature exclusive illustrations of Sakura Miku and her friends by illustrator kuro. The AMNIBUS STORE will also exclusive purchase bonuses as well, so don’t miss these spring-inspired items!
Sakura Miku Pop-up Shop Vol.2 in AMNIBUS Store
Running April 8 – April 24, 2022
Location: MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 4F / AMNIBUS STORE
Given the intense popularity of the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022, an additional evening performance has been added after the afternoon performance sold out! Tickets are now on sale. Additionally, to celebrate the new event, the performance of Daughter of Evil ~ Servant of Evil from the 2020 Hatsune Miku Symphony has been uploaded to YouTube!
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2020 ~5th Anniversary ~ September 21, 2022 at Suntory Hall / Daughter of Evil ~ Servant of Evil（mothy_Akuno P）
The complete main visual for the event, drawn by illustrator Rella, has been unveiled, showing Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len!
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 ~Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len 15th Anniversary~
July 2, 2022
Afternoon Performance: Doors Open 13:00 / Curtain Rises 14:00 (SOLD OUT)
Evening Performance: Doors Open 17:30 / Curtain Rises 18:30 (*Additional Performance)
Official Site: https://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/
Vocaloid Producer Balloon Releases New Song with Hatsune Miku for Project Sekai: Colorful Stage!
15.March.2022 | MUSIC
Keina Suda, also known as the Vocaloid producer Balloon, is ready to contribute music to the popular mobile game Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! The creator initially began making Vocaloid music back in 2013, and his hit song Charles has been covered by many other singers.
The song will be added to the game in a future update, and more details will be revealed soon.
One of Balloon’s best-known songs, Rain and Petra, will also be added to the rhythm game. The artist will hold a solo concert in both Tokyo and Osaka as well, with presale tickets now available on the official homepage.
The artist will hold a solo concert in both Tokyo and Osaka as well, with presale tickets now available on the official homepage. The Osaka show will be held on May 6 at the Orix Theater, and in Tokyo on May 14 at the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.
Comment from Balloon
I’m Balloon. My new song for the unit 25:00 at the Night Code is coming soon. I wrote the music while thinking of the group’s story and combining that with my own feelings. I hope you listen and interpret it in your own way.
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Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku
Available on iOS, Android
App Store URL: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id1489932710
Google Play URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.pjsekai
Official Site: https://pjsekai.sega.jp
Hatsune Miku & 39Culture Collaboration Shop Release New Art by Popular Illustrators
The merchandise brand Cocollabo will be opening a special shop featuring Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid goods, 39Culture 2022, at Shibuya LOFT starting March 4, 2022!
Illustration by Mo
Illustration by Hechima
Illustration by miyoru
Illustration by Mame Shinoda
The theme for this year’s 5th-anniversary event is ‘fashion and music,’ a throwback to the first event. Four illustrators–Mo, Hechima, miyoru, and Mame Shinoda–have contributed illustrations for the shop’s goods, while koya and shu have written a theme song to liven up the venue! Miku fans, don’t miss out!
Art by 藻/へちま/miyoru/篠田まめ （C） Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Hatsune Miku x 39Culture 2022
Address: Shibuya LOFT 6F Art & Culture Floor
Dates: March 4 – March 20, 11:00-21:00 *Closing at 18:00 on March 20
Event Theme Song: Yoru Uneru Koro Ni – koya/shu
Tenjin LOFT 5F General Sales Area: March 25 – April 10
Umeda LOFT 4F Event Space: April 14 – May 8
Sakae LOFT 4F General Sales Area: May 13 – May 25
Sapporo LOFT ESTA 6F Special Event Space: June 1 – June 14
Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku to Collaborate with Eve
SEGA and Colorful Palette are bringing popular musician Eve to the mobile rhythm game Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku! Known for performing the opening theme for Jujutsu Kaisen, some of the artist’s tracks will be available to play in-game. In addition, emon (Tex.) will be joining the team to create new music for the title.
Bokura Mada Underground
Eve’s songs Nonsense Bungaku, Kokoroyohou, and Bokura Mada Underground will be available in the game. A Follow and Retweet Campaign is also behind held to commemorate the new collaboration, and five random winners will be selected by lottery to win a postcard signed by Eve!
Also, emon (Tes.) has joined the project to create new music for the game, providing the unit track for MORE MORE JUMP! Be sure to keep an eye on Project Sekai for more tracks coming in the near future!
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Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku / Eve Collaboration
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