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/
BAND-MAID Announces Online Christmas Show to be Broadcast Worldwide
24.December.2021 | MUSIC
Rock band BAND-MAID will hold a special acoustic concert on Christmas Day. The event will be streamed worldwide, and a commentary track will be subtitled in English to make the performance more accessible to a global audience!
Instead of performing at a traditional concert hall, the performance will take place in a different setting. The band’s costumes were made just for the event, and merch will be available online. Consider this the best Christmas gift ever from BAND-MAID!
Comment from BAND-MAID Member Miku Kobato
We’re ready to serve up something special for Christmas this year!
Instead of wearing my normal maid uniform, I’ll be wearing something special just for the holiday.
We’ll be commenting live during the performance too!
Of course, I was really particular about the setlist this time around, so I’m excited to show the fans something really unique this time around.
Let’s spend a wonderful Christmas together!
The event will be streamed at 11:00 JST on December 25 and will be archived. Tickets are on sale now, so check out the official website for more information.
BAND-MAID’s ‘Official Score for Unseen World’ will go on sale on January 31, 2022. To commemorate this release, a new campaign has been announced, with 30 winners winning A1-sized posters of the album’s cover art.
An A4-sized clear folder will be awarded to those buying the album as a purchase bonus. See the website for more details and other bonuses.
What will BAND-MAID accomplish in 2022? Keep an eye on this incredible band and their quest to go global!
BAND-MAID ONLINE ACOUSTIC
Tickets on sale now
Date: December 25, 2021 at 11:00 JST *VOD will be available
BAND-MAID Official Score for Unseen World
Release Date: January 31, 2022
Price: ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Eve to Hold Christmas Eve Live Stream on YouTube
23.December.2021 | MUSIC
Eve will hold a special live streaming event on YouTube on–you guessed it–Christmas Eve! The stream will run from 19:00 until 20:00 on December 24, 2021.
The stream is being held to celebrate over 3 million subscribers to Eve’s YouTube channel. During the event, he’ll go behind the scenes of the Yadorigi music video, as well as show the Live Film version of Inochi no Tabekata. There may also be a big announcement during the stream, so don’t miss it!
There will be no VOD for this event, so remember the date and time.
Eve on Christmas Eve – Live on YouTube
Date: December 24, 19:00-20:00
Streaming URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfQIqplyT7U
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)
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/
BAND-MAID to Hold Acoustic Live-Stream Available Worldwide on Christmas Day
07.December.2021 | MUSIC
Hard rock band BAND-MAID will stream a special acoustic concert on Christmas day. The event will be available to watch globally, so don’t worry about missing out!
This will be the group’s first attempt at an acoustic performance with no audience and will be pre-recorded. Everything within the stream was created with Christmas in mind, and the audio commentary will have English subtitles. More information detailing tickets and the stream’s start time will be announced soon.
The official scorebook for BAND-MAID’s “Unseen World” will also be released on January 31, 2022. In addition to the band’s score for all 13 tracks on the album, the book will include member interviews, special photos, and an instrumental CD of the album. The interviews will be translated into English for international fans.
Stay tuned for more details on the event coming soon!
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/
Idol Group Sakurkazaka46 to Stream Final Performance of First Tour Live on dTV
21.October.2021 | MUSIC
Video streaming service dTV will broadcast the final performance of Sakurazaka46’s first tour on October 31, 2021, at 5:30 PM. dTV members will get ¥1,000 off the general admission price of ¥3,500. For those who aren’t able to watch the live broadcast, a repeat broadcast will begin at 10:30 PM on October 31.
Sakurazaka46 made their major debut on December 9, 2020, with the single Nobody’s fault. The group performed on Debut Countdown Live!! the day prior, and their incredible performance was aired in movie theaters across the country.
In April 2021, Sakurazaka46 released their second single, BAN. At July’s W-KEYAKI FES. 2021, they performed in front of a live audience for the first time. Their third single will be released on October 13, and the group will perform the new tracks during this concert. Their new music video was unveiled to audiences during this tour.
Using dTV, fans can watch the concert on their smartphone, tablet, computer, or television.
Sakurazaka46 1st TOUR 2021 – Saitama Super Arena
Streaming Date: October 31, 2021 at 17:30 (Doors open at 16:30)
Repeat Broadcast: October 31, 2021 at 22:30
Sales Period: October 9, 2021 at 12:00 until October 31, 2021 at 22:30
Price: ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Special Price for dTV Members: ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Where to Watch: dTV
dTV Ticket Page: https://bit.ly/3al4vQu
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/
Hololive Third Generation Members to Hold First Live Event at Tokyo Dome City Hall
The third-generation members of the globally popular VTuber group Hololive will hold their first-ever live event on November 25, 2021, at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Members Usada Pekora, Houshou Marine, Shiranui Flare, Shirogane Noel, and Uruha Rushia will take to the stage at the show, titled Fan Fun Island!
Tickets for those streaming the event online can now purchase tickets on either SPWN and Nico Nico Douga, and advanced tickets for those going to the venue are also on sale now. A number of exclusive goods will also be on sale, and those living outside of Japan will also be able to buy limited-edition merch on the English event site!
Hololive Fantasy 1st Live – Fan Fun Island
Date: November 25, 2021
Venue Opens at 17:00 / Stream Starts at 17:30 / Show Begins at 18:00
Location: Tokyo Dome City Hall
Official Site: https://fanfunisland.hololivepro.com/
Available: September 20, 2021 – December 25, 2021
Purchase from SPWN: https://virtual.spwn.jp/events/21112501-jpfantasy
Nico Nico Douga Pay-per-View Tickets:
Available: September 20, 2021 – December 25, 2021
*An archived video of the performance will be immediately available after the show. Those purchasing a ticket can watch as many times as they wish until December 25, 2021 at 23:59.
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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