Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku Welcomes New Creators

26.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Colorful Palette’s popular music rhythm and adventure mobile game Project Sekai: Colorful Stage feat. Hatsune Miku has welcomed two new creators, YASUHIRO and DIVELA, as well as added four new songs.

YASUHIRO will perform the songs for Wonderlands x Showtime while DIVELA will perform the songs forMORE MORE JUMP!, both being in-game musical show units.

 

New Songs Added

Event

Wonderlands x Showtime Smile of Dreamer

Kohane Azusawa & Momoi Airi’s Birthday Live Event

White Day Live Event

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    Leo/need from Project Sekai Colorful Stage ft. Hatsune Miku

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    How to Sign Up

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    Running: May 6, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (Japan Only)

    Campaign Site: https://pocarisweat.jp/action/pocarimiku/netsunarero/

     

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    Changing Mug | ¥2,980 (Before Tax)

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    Check out the mug in action in this video below.

     

    Wappa Bento Box | ¥5,480 (Before Tax)

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    Coin Purse | ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Keep your coins or other little bits and bobs safe in this cute and compact purse.

     

    Check out the link below for the full list of merch.

     

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