Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 Official Album on Sale, Copies Limited

08.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

KARENT, the Vocaloid music label, just released the official album for Hatsune Miku’s Magical Mirai 2021 concert! The album release comes prior to the Magical Mirai 2021 concert tour, set to be held at Intex Osaka and Makuhari Messe in October and November. 

 

 

 

The tracklist includes the event’s theme song Hatsune Creation Myth, produced by cosMO, and Kaito’s 15th-anniversary track Rainy Snow Drop by Re:nG. The album is a mash-up of songs by tons of different Vocaloid personalities and includes the bonus track HappY EnD, a fan favorite. A DVD containing a special music video of the theme song will be included, and some fans may even find a live ticket to the concert in their CD case! Specific stores carrying the album will be giving away specific bonuses while supplies last, so be sure to check the official website. Copies are extremely limited–don’t miss out!

 

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