Hatsune Miku Symphony 2019 Heads to Yokohama and Osaka

09.February.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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 Music Cafe Opening in Tokyo & Fukuoka

    21.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MUSIC

    The Hatsune Miku Music Cafe is set to return for the third time this month. It will open in Akihabara, Tokyo on August 23 and in Hakata, Fukuoka on August 28.


    The music cafe will be supported by VOCALOID music label KARENT. VOCALOID fans can look forward to dining while listening to music from their favourite characters―Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, MEIKO and KAITO―on high quality speakers and giant monitors.

    Customers are able to request songs be played by picking from the record shelf. The huge discography will include the cafe’s official theme song and music video Jazz Chorus no Natsu Takenawa which is written and composed by buzzG.


    Fans can look forward to character-inspired food and drinks and can get their hands on a range of exclusive merchandise with designs illustrated by Kisaragi Yuu.

    And if you gather enough stamps on your stamp card―one per visit―you’ll be able to get priority access to a DJ event on October 6.



    Leek Bag – ¥1,500 (Tax Included)

    Multi Pouch (6 Designs) – ¥2,800 (Tax Included)


    Food Menu

    Miku’s Leek Record Curry – ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

    “Jazz Chorus no Natsu Takenawa” Summer Sky Jelly From the Starry Heavens – ¥600 (Tax Included)


    When ordering something from the food menu you can receive one of 18 possible mini acrylic stands, chosen randomly.


    Drinks Menu

    Rin & Len’s Yellow Mango Milk – ¥750 (Tax Included)

    Luka’s Pink Peach Soda – ¥750 (Tax Included)


    There’s lots more merchandise, food and drinks as well as this too. You can see the full line-up on the official website.


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    *The rate of consumption tax is set to increase from 8% to 10% in Japan from October 1, 2019 and so the prices listed here will increase
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  • Hatsune Miku, Kizuna AI & Other Anime and Virtual Characters Performing at DIVE XR FESTIVAL

    10.July.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    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.

    Kizuna AI

    Hatsune Miku

    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.


    Luo Tianyi

    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.

  • Hatsune Miku Magician Themed Merchandise Releasing in Collaboration With Rascal

    20.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hatsune Miku to Perform at Tokyo 150 Years Event on October 26-28

    14.September.2018 | MUSIC / SPOT

    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.



    Old meets New: Tokyo 150 Years

    Date: October 26, 2018 – October 28, 2018

    Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (*Event will continue if it rains but will stop during storms)

    Location: Hamarikyu Gardens (1-1 Hamarikyu Gardens, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)

    Entry Price: ¥300 (¥150 for those aged 65+ years)

    Tokyo 150 Years Official Website: https://www.tokyo-150.jp/


    Kawasaki Jazz 2018 – Jazz, Anime & Internet Songs vol.1

    Masahiko Sato JAZZ BAND & VOCAL ENSEMBLE feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka

    Location: Culttz Kawasaki

    Date/Time: November 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

    Price: S-Seats ¥5,500 / A-Seats ¥4,500 / B-Seats ¥3,500

    Kawasaki Jazz Official Website: https://www.kawasakijazz.jp/

    Nippon Columbia Hatsune Miku Official Website: http://columbia.jp/hatsunemiku/

  • Hatsune Miku Beauty Range Released in Collaboration with Fairy Tale Cosmetics

    11.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / Uncategorized

    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.


    Cosmetic Set

    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.



    Fairy Tale Cosmetics x Hatsune Miku Collaboration

    Sales Page: https://vvstore.jp/feature/detail/12888/?utm_source=press

  • More Hatsune Miku x Rascal the Raccoon Merchandise Announced for Magical Mirai 2018

    07.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    It was recently announced that Hatsune Miku, along with Vocaloid companions Kagamine Rin & LenMegurine LukaKAITO 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.



    ANi★CUTE – Official Nippon Animation Shop

    Address: Alpa 2F, Sunshine City, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

    On Sale: August 25, 2018

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm

    TEL: 03-6914-2668

    Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/anicute/


    Hatsune Miku – Magical Mirai 2018

    August 25, 2018 – August 26, 2018 @ Intex Osaka
    August 31, 2018 – September 2, 2018 @ Makuharu Messe International Exhibition Hall

    Event Info: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/

    *Merchandise sold at the collaborative booth.

    Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018

    Location: Miyakomesse (Main Venue), Kyoto International Manga Museum (2nd Venue). Both venues are in Kyoto.

    Date: September 15, 2018 – September 16, 2018

    Event Info: http://kyomaf.kyoto/

    *Merchandise sold at the collaborative booth.

    “Hatsune Miku” Latest Information: http://piapro.net/

    “Rascal the Racoon” Latest Information: http://www.araiguma-rascal.com/


  • Hatsune Miku Teams Up with Rascal the Raccoon to Release Exclusive Merchandise

    01.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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..



    ANi★CUTE – Official Nippon Animation Shop

    Address: Alpa 2F, Sunshine City, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

    On Sale: August 25, 2018

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm

    TEL: 03-6914-2668

    Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/anicute/


    Hatsune Miku – Magical Mirai 2018

    August 25, 2018 – August 26, 2018 @ Intex Osaka
    August 31, 2018 – September 2, 2018 @ Makuharu Messe International Exhibition Hall

    Event Info: http://magicalmirai.com/2018/


    Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018

    Location: Miyakomesse (Main Venue), Kyoto International Manga Museum (2nd Venue). Both venues are in Kyoto.

    Date: September 15, 2018 – September 16, 2018

    Event Info:http://kyomaf.kyoto/


    Sales Websites

    COCOLLABO: https://www.cocollabo.net/

    Hatsune Miku Portal Site: http://piapro.net/

    Rascal Official Website: http://www.araiguma-rascal.com/


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  • 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 Symphony 2018-2019
    1st Pre-Sale Tickets

    Ticket Window: June 4, 2018 @ 12:00 – June 11, 2018 @ 23:59


    Special Seats (Ticket designs, limited-edition merchandise, pamphlet) – ¥14,800

    S-Seats – ¥9,000

    A-Seats – ¥8,000

    U-18 Seats – ¥3,900

    2nd Pre-Sale Tickets (Raffle Draw)

    Ticket Window: June 18, 2018 @ 12:00 – June 25, 2018 @ 23:59
    ・U-18 seat ticket window from June 18 @ 12:00 to June 25 @ 23:59.
    ・U-18 seat tickets for those born after April 2, 1999.
    ・A form of ID is required, e.g. student card, insurance card or something with proof of age.
    ・Reserved seating (applicable from A-Seats and beyond).
    ・Parents/guardians who wish to watch the show with someone under the age of 18 must purchase an U-18 Seat ticket for the person under 18 and an A-Seat ticket.

    Accommodation Plan w/ Limited Edition Merchandise
    Ticket Window: July 2, 2018 @ 12:00 – July 23, 2018 @ 12:00
    ・Accommodation plan for S-Seats.

    Hatsune Miku Symphony 2018-2019

    Tokyo Show
    Venue: Pacifico Yokohama

    Date/Time: November 24, 2018 @ 17:00 OPEN / 18:00 START

    Osaka Show
    Venue: Orix Theater

    Date/Time: January 25, 2019 @ 18:00 OPEN / 19:00 START

    Hatsune Miku Symphony Official Homepage: http://sp.wmg.jp/mikusymphony/
    Hatsune Miku Symphony Official Merchandise: https://store.wmg.jp/w036


  • 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!




    Isao Tomita – “Dr. Coppelius”

    Price: \5,800 + tax

    Isao Tomita Official Homepage:


  • 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 10th Anniversary – “SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2018”

    Broadcast Date: Friday March 9th at 22:15 on “WOWOW Live”

    Webpage: http://www.wowow.co.jp/miku/


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