Hitoshizuku and Yama△’s Latest Vocaloid Music Video Released
The music video for Mr. Schadenfreude, the new song by Hitoshizuku and Yama△, is now available to watch on YouTube! The track was a part of EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalodelight feat. Hatsune Miku which began streaming on December 15, 2021.
This song is the latest in a series of collective Vocaloid tracks and is sung by eight Vocaloids including Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len.
Mr. Schadenfreude – Hitoshizuku x Yama△ Music Video
The music video was created by Suzunosuke, a well-known illustrator, with Tosao in charge of direction. The track is also available on streaming services, so be sure to add it to your library!
Comment from Hitoshizuku
This song was based on the motif of a ‘Werewolf Game.’
It’s been a while since I’ve produced a multi-part Vocaloid track, and I’ve scatted a number of hints for solving the song’s riddle in the lyrics, the video, and the CD. Ponder the answer while enjoying the song!
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EXIT TUNES PRESENTS Vocalodelight feat. Hatsune Miku
Release Date: December 15, 2021
Limited First Edition (Full CD+4 Special Features+Special CD): ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Regular Edition (CD Only): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Limited-Edition Miku Miku Version (Limited First Edition+Goods Set): ¥7,700 (Tax Included)
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind to Stream Worldwide for Free
Crypton Future Media Inc. will be taking a look back at Hatsune Miku’s world tour series ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO’ in a new streaming event on June 5, 2022. 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.
To date, Hatsune Miku has performed a total of 68 concerts in 30 cities around the world, attracting over 190,000 fans. Immediately after the January 2020 Europe tour, the pandemic began, and the subsequent North American tour was canceled. A crowdfunding campaign was launched in Autumn 2020 to bring the singer back, and, as expected, shattered its goal. Now, fans will be able to see the singer virtually yet again after the ‘HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online’ event was also broadcast globally.
Don’t miss the event on June 5!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind
Streaming Date: June 5, 2022 (3 performances planned)
*Each of the 3 performances will feature the same content.
*The event will not be archived.
Streaming Platforms: Twitch、YouTube Live
Crypton Official Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/cfm_official
Crypton on YouTube Live：https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwGWV914kBlV4dKRn7AEFA
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind Official Site: https://mikuexpo.com/rewind2022/
Project Sekai COLORFUL LIVE 1st -Link- to be Streamed in Theaters Nationwide
The final performance of ‘Project Sekai COLORFUL LIVE 1st -Link-’ is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on January 30, 2022. For those not able to attend in person, the performance will be live-streamed in movie theaters all over Japan!
For the uninitiated, ‘Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku’ is a popular rhythm game for iOS and Android. The concert features characters from the game in 3DCG.
This live show is the first live concert for ‘Project Sekai,’ with all songs being performed by a live band. Groups performing include Virtual Singer, Leo/need, MORE MORE JUMP!, Vivid BAD SQUAD, Wonderlands x Showtime, and 25-ji, Nightcord de.
Project Sekai COLORFUL LIVE 1st -Link- Live Viewing
Date: January 30, 2022 (Daytime Show at 14:30 / Evening Show at 18:30)
Location: Theaters nationwide https://liveviewing.jp/project-sekai/
*Advanced reservations (by lottery) open until December 26 at 23:59
*Advanced tickets limited to two per person.
General Sale Tickets (First-come, first-served)
Available: January 22 at 18:00 until January 28 at 12:00
*Also available at 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
Event Details: https://pjsekai.sega.jp/colorfullive/1st-link/index.html
Official Site: https://liveviewing.jp/project-sekai/
Music Video for Vocaloid Producer Hifumi’s New Song Released, Track Available to Stream
08.December.2021 | MUSIC
Vocaloid producer Hifumi has been posting music on YouTube and Niconico for years. Now active as a popular singer-songwriter, the creator released the new track Tadaima, Anata on December 3 across streaming services. A music video has also been uploaded to YouTube.
The new track has a winter feel and tells the story of the separation between a man and a woman. The title translates to ‘I’m home, honey,’ and at first glance, it seems cut and dry–but the lyrics are much deeper than even fans may expect.
Comment from Hifumi
“The theme of this song is ‘parting.’ The lyrics I wrote were pulled from my own regret–that I could have done more for the people I love.
I would have been happier if I could have been the kind of person who influenced people in positive ways with my words and my actions.
When making the song, I used a traditional Chinese instrument called a Yangqin.
If you listen closely, you can hear it at the end of the second chorus.
It goes well with Japanese instruments and has a charming and unique sound. I hope to continue incorporating different instruments into my work and take on more interesting challenges in the future.
The illustrations in the music video were created by the illustrator Sako. The delicate expression of light and the expressive portrayal of the characters really captured the atmosphere of my song.
This track is filled with my own personality, and I hope that as many people as possible can enjoy it.”
Tadaima, Anata – Hifumi
Illustrations: Sako (https://twitter.com/35s_00)
Subscriptions & Downloads: (https://orcd.co/tadaimaanata)
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHG5yLvj57pnMNm6perFrZA
Sanrio Puroland to Hold First Virtual Music Festival
Get ready for your trip to Virtual Sanrio Puroland! For the first time ever, Sanrio is teaming up with U.S. company VRChat for an entirely virtual music festival, SANRIO Virtual Fes in Sanrio Puroland on December 11 and December 12, 2021. Guests will be able to enjoy the event using a VR Headset, a PC, or a smartphone.
The concert space will feature both live and virtual artists (VTubers), as well as popular Sanrio characters in a massive five-story underground space beneath Virtual Sanrio Puroland. Participants will also be able to transform their avatar into the Sanrio character of their choice during the event! High-fiving other concert-goers will result in an explosion of Hello Kitty bows, and there will be plenty of surprises during the music performances, so don’t miss it!
The lineup for the event includes Kizuna AI, Hatsune Miku+PinocchioP, AKB48(Team8), CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Haneru Inaba, Kaede Higuchi, KMNZ, VALSHE, Hakushi Hasegawa, YuNi, Pasocom Music Club, Mom, Megu Shinonome, AMOKA, Yukichi Kasaku/men, LAUSBUB, and Kinu. Plenty of Sanrio characters will also make appearances, including Hello Kitty, Cinnomoroll, Kuromi, Cogimyun, and Hapidanbui.
Who are you looking forward to seeing perform in this adorable virtual space?
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SANRIO Virtual Fes in Sanrio Puroland
Dates: December 11 & 12, 2021
Stream Open at 15:00, Show airs from 17:00-22:00
Location: Virtual Sanrio Puroland
Official Site: https://v-Fes.sanrio.co.jp
Music Festival Celebrating 10 Years of Senbonzakura Announced
Senbonzakura continues to be one of Hatsune Miku’s most popular songs, even ten years after its initial release. To celebrate an entire decade of the song, a special live performance will be held in Chiba featuring a number of popular performers who have performed Senbonzakura sometime over the past ten years.
The first round of acts have just been announced, and the event will take place at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on November 21, 2021.
Performers include Vocaloid producer and bassist of Wagakki Band Asa, talented female vocalist +α/Alfakyun., violinist and cosplayer Ayasa, and massively popular YouTuber UMI☆KUUN. Also appearing is Sachiko Kobayashi, an enka singer who performed Senbonzakura at the 66th Kouhaku Uta Gassen New Year special in 2015, and Marasy, a pianist who performed the song in a 2013 Toyota Prius commercial. The MCs for the show include streamer-turned-pro host Hyakka Ryoran and voice actress Saki Fujita, who performs the character voice for Hatsune Miku.
Those who purchase a ¥30,000 (Tax Included) ticket will receive a commemorative golden happi coat and will guarantee a seat in the first five rows of the venue. The ¥15,000 (Tax Included) ticket will include a pink happi coat. General admission will cost ¥8,500 (Tax Included).
More information regarding the second round of performers will be released soon, along with more details on exclusive merchandise to be sold at the venue.
Senbonzakura 10th Anniversary Festival ~The Fearlessly Fashionable Revolution!~
Date: November 21, 2021
Address: Maihama Amphitheater (Chiba)
Doors open at 14:00, show begins at 15:00
Asa/+α/Alfakyun./Ayasa/UMI☆KUUN/Sachiko Kobayashi/Marasy, and more!
Hyakka Ryouran/Saki Fujita
Senbonzakura Festival Site: http://senbonzakurafes.com/
Senbonzakura 10th Anniversary Site: https://whiteflame.jp/10th-senbonzakura/
Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2021 Official Album on Sale, Copies Limited
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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Hatsune Miku – Magical Mirai 2021 Official Album
Release Date: September 29, 2021
Price: ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
CD Special Page: https://magicalmirai.com/2021/goods_cd.html
Nico Nico Douga: https://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/so39333547
Official Site: https://magicalmirai.com/2021/
Cafe Opens to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Hatsune Miku’s Song ‘Senbonzakura’
Manga cafe Akihabara Nagomido will hold a limited-time collaboration cafe to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku’s popular song Senbonzakura! The event will run from September 30 until November 7, 2021.
Menu at a Glance
Drinks (with coaster and muddler) *Muddler can be taken home.
Senbonzakura Rice Curry: ¥1,390 (Tax Included)
Full-Bloom Sakura Parfait: ¥1,390 (Tax Included)
Collaboration Cafe Limited Gacha Goods
Limited-edition Pins (8 varieties): ¥400 per spin (Tax Included)
Gacha Lottery Prize: B2 Poster
Senbonzakura Mug: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura Bag: ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura B2 Tapestry: ¥3,000 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura Acrylic Stand: ¥1,900 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura Light-Up Acrylic Stand: ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura x Akihabara Nagomido Castella (Plain): ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Senbonzakura x Akihabara Nagomido Castella (Cherry Blossom): ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Kurousa-P Acrylic Keychain: ¥700 (Tax Included)
Kurousa-P Acrylic Stand: ¥800 (Tax Included)
Lacquered Chopsticks: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Lacquered Bookmark: ¥770 (Tax Included)
WAKUPITA Mask (2 varieties, Miku Crest & Butterfly and Sakura): ¥1,000 each (Tax Included)
Guests can enjoy various cherry blossom displays throughout the event space, so be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!
Senbonzakura 10th Anniversary x Akihabara Nagomido Collaboration Cafe
Running: September 30, 12:00 – November 7, 2021, 18:00
*The store is open 24 hours a day, but the collaboration menu will only be available from 12:00-20:00 (last order at 19:30.)
Address: Akihabara Nagomido (Sakai Suehiro Building B1F, 6-14-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://whiteflame.jp/10th-senbonzakura/
Hatsune Miku and GUMI’s Popular Duets to be Compiled In New Vocaloid Album
Vocaloid speciality label KARENT has announced that the upcoming “Digital Stars feat. MIKU & GUMI Compilation CD” album will be available for pre-order from September 13, 2021. The physical copy will be released on October 27, followed by the “Digital Stars feat. MIKU & GUMI” online music event, scheduled to be held on November 21. The music video for the event theme song “Unsung Melody” was uploaded prior to the CD pre-order date announcement.
The album starts with ‘Unsung Melody,’ a song written by monaca:factory, and is full of popular duet songs featuring Hatsune Miku and GUMI (Megpoid), such as ‘GETCHA!’ and ‘Sayonara no Asa,’ along with a selection of remixes. You can enjoy 12 songs unique to the ‘Digital Stars’ album, featuring club scene leaders such as DJ Shimamura and Dubscribe, as well as Vocaloid producers from Japan and overseas.
The physical album will come with store-specific freebies, featuring artwork by illustrators Souda and Mawaru Sanso. The goods include clear files and cans badges, depending on the location.
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Ego Rock (long ver.) by Vocaloid Producer Surii Now Streaming, Music Video Released
13.September.2021 | MUSIC
Japanese Vocaloid producer Surii began his music career in 2018, and consistently uploads new tracks to both YouTube and NicoNico. An all-around composer, he often experiments with different music styles, and has achieved millions of views.
Ego Rock has proven to be one of the most important songs in Surii’s Vocaloid career, posted three years ago and sung by the Vocaloid Kagamine Len. Now, Ego Rock (long ver.) has been released, along with a brand-new music video!
Ego Rock (long ver.) – Surii
Message from Surii
This song was originally posted three years ago, on September 7, 2018, and was only one minute long. While the long version has been around for a while, it never had a video. For the track’s 3rd anniversary, Ocowa, an incredible video creator, created this music video.
The dance part in the video was choreographed by Yuiru, who does cosplay and various dancing videos on YouTube. She had originally danced to the one minute version of Ego Rock years ago, and after seeing that, I asked her to choreograph this video for me.
When watching this new video and seeing this dance for the first time, the song might feel new to people. I hope people can listen, watch, and dance to it, while forgetting all of their problems.
As we grow up, we amass more and more worries. It becomes harder and harder to move and act as freely as we did when we were kids. There are so many more constraints, and that can hold us back from what we really want to do. It can be frustrating.
I hope that listening to this song at max volume will help that frustration melt away.
Ego Rock (long ver.) – Surii
Official Surii YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGKS3VDKxu3N1u9naM0XYA?view_as=subscriber
Racing Miku 2021 Inspires Three New Perfumes, Now Available for Pre-Order
Perfume distributor Fairytail has started selling three new fragrances based on Racing Miku 2021! The items went on sale August 2 through the company’s online shop and Amazon.
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Private: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Tropical: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
RACING MIKU 2021 Fragrant Hand Gel Set: ¥990 (Tax Included)
Racing Miku is a popular incarnation of the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku, created to support those in motorsports. Since 2010, she has been the mascot character for the Hatsune Miku GT Project, and is drawn by a different creator each year. These three fragrances each feature a unique portrait of the symbolic character, and were drawn by popular illustrator Morikura En.
The RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum is sporty and cool, with notes of citrus that give off a crisp and refreshing scent. The Eau de Parfum Private is more feminine, with a gentle aura of bergamot and citrus, followed closely by elegant notes of rose and peony. If you’re looking for a perfume perfect for summer, the Eau de Parfum Tropical is a more powerful fragrance characterized by the bursting sweet scents of mango and passionfruit. Which one do you think would suit you the best?
Also on sale, the easy-to-carry fragrant hand gel set is perfect to pop in your purse and use while you watch the race. The set comes in two designs: the super cute Racing Miku 2021 Nendoroid version, or the sleeker GOODSMILE RACING version.
After smelling just one of these scents, you’ll want to collect them all!
RACING MIKU 2021 Ver. Perfume/Hand Gel Set
Release Date: August 2, 2021
Where to Order:
Official Online Store: https://fairytail.jp/racingmiku/
Fairytail Parfum Twitter: https://twitter.com/fairytailparfum
GOODSMILE RACING Official Site: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/
GSR Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodsmileracing
Fairytail Official Online Shop: https://www.dreaming-princess.com/product/?ca=137
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Tropical 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum Private 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Eau de Parfum 50ml
RACING MIKU 2021 Fragrant Hand Gel Set 29ml x 2
Official Site: https://www.goodsmileracing.com/
Project Sekai’s MORE MORE JUMP! Releases First Single
MORE MORE JUMP! released their first single Idol Shineitai! More! Jump! More! on music streaming and download platforms on June 23. The song is also available as background music for posting on TikTok and Instagram.
MORE MORE JUMP! is an all-female idol group in SEGA’s mobile rhythm game Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku. More information about the single is available on the MORE MORE JUMP! section of Crypton Future Media’s Voclaloid music label KARENT.
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MORE MORE JUMP! 1st Single “Idol Shineitai! More! Jump! More!”
Released: June 23, 2021
Download: iTunes, Amazon Music, Oricon Music Store, music.jp, Recochoku, mora, OTOTOY, mysound
Stream: Spotify, Apple Music, YouTub Music, Amazon Unlimited, LINE MUSIC, d hits, Utapass, ANiUTa, AWA, KKBOX, RecMusic
Available as BGM on TikTok & Instagram
Project Sekai on KARENT: https://karent.jp/special/pjsekai
Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1489932710
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.pjsekai
HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021 Online Event Announced For August
Crypton Future Media has announced that the ‘HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021’ online music event will take place on August 29, 2021 as part of their Digital Stars project. The club event sees fans come together to party online.
Merchandise for the event is available to buy on HOBBY STOCK between May 20 and June 10.
The HATSUNE MIKU Digital Stars 2021 Compilation, a CD which is part of the annual Digital Stars series, was also released at music stores in Japan on May 18.
For more information on the event, check the official website below.