Leo/need from Project Sekai Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku Releases 3rd Single
21.November.2022 | MUSIC
Project Sekai: Colorful Stage! feat. Hatsune Miku is a popular iOS/Android rhythm game and music from the title has become incredibly popular. The third single from the group Leo/need featuring the tracks From Tokyo and Ryuusei no Pulse was released on November 16, 2022.
From Tokyo is a refreshing and powerful ballad originally sung by Hatsune Miku, while Ryuusei no Pulse was originally sung by Kagamine Len.
These tracks are sure to get stuck in your head, so check them out!
First-Edition Production Bonus
Original Trading Card (5 varieties, 1 per purchase)
1 Weiß Schwarz Special PR Card (1 variety)
First-Come, First-Served Purchase Bonus
B2-size Announcement Poster
*Available while supplies last.
**Certain shops will offer unique purchase bonuses.
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Hirosaki and Hakodate to Begin Winter Tourism Campaign with Snow Miku Starting December 2022
The cities of Hirosaki and Hakodate in Hokkaido have announced that they will team up with Hatsune Miku’s popular iteration Snow Miku to promote tourism in the area this winter. A number of activities will begin in December 2022.
[Snow Miku x Hirohako] Collaboration Project
■Hirohako Winter Tourism Campaign Poster Featuring Snow Miku
・Period: Mid-November~February 28, 2023
・Locations: Facilities in both cities, tourist facilities, hotels, shopping areas
■Snow Miku Illustration Contest Exhibition Event
Over 50 illustrations have been submitted under the theme of Snow Miku and Hakodate / Snow Miku and Hirosaki. These will be on display through the winter!
・Running: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022
・Venues: Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center (Hirosaki)
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse (Hakodate)
■Snow Miku Photo Spot
Snow Miku panels featuring shamisen and apples from Hirosaki will be on display, while the Hakodate version will include references to squid fishing and footbaths.
・On Display: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022
・Locations: JR Hirosaki Station, Chuohirosaki Station (Hirosaki)
JR Hakodate Station, Hakodate Airport (Hakodate)
■Digital Stamp Rally Using the Mikunavi App
A number of panels will be installed at five checkpoints in Hirosaki and Hakodate. A total of 1,000 people–500 in each city–will win original merch including a Snow Miku mask case and decorated masking tape. All you need to do is check in!
・Available: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022
・Locations: (Hirosaki) Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center, Hirosaki City Machinaka Information Center,
Hirosaki Tourist Information Center, Hirosaki Castle Information Center, Tsugaru-han Neputa Village
(Hakodate) Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Yunokawa Hot Spring Footbath, Goryōkaku Tower,
Hakodate Green Plaza C Block (Hakodate Lumi-Pop), Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
■Hirohako Winter Tourism Campaign Theme Song and Music Video
The tourism theme song will get a new music video that will be broadcast on YouTube, at local tourist facilities, and on TV and radio!
・On Air: December 1, 2022~
・Theme Song: Mahou no Keshiki (Lyrics/Composition: ryuryu)
■Snow Miku Welcome Announcements to be Broadcast at Tourism Facilities, etc.
A one-minute welcome announcement by Snow Miku will air at tourist facilities!
・Running: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022
・Locations: Tourist areas in both cities
■Snow Miku Filters Using AR
When each barcode is scanned with a smartphone, Snow Miku will appear on the screen! Visitors can take pictures with Snow Miku to commemorate their winter trip to Hirosaki and Hakodate.
・Available: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022
Hirosaki x Hakodate x Snow Miku Tourism Campaign
Beginning December 2022
Hatsune Miku JAPAN TOUR 2023 ~THUNDERBOLT~ Announced
Virtual songstress Hatsune Miku will tour Japan in 2023! Hatsune Miku JAPAN TOUR 2023 ~THUNDERBOLT~ will begin in Nagoya in February 2023 and will travel to Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Sapporo, and other cities in Japan. Miku won’t be the only one performing–Rin and Len Kagamine, Luka Megurine, MEIKO, and KAITO will also appear! The online lottery for tickets will open on November 18 at noon and will end on December 5 at 23:59.
Featuring a Main Visual by Aki Akane and Theme Song by jon-YAKITORY
The main visual for the tour was drawn by popular illustrator Aki Akane and features a futuristic and extremely dynamic portrait of Hatsune Miku herself.
The event theme song, titled THUNDERBOLT, will be performed by music creator jon-YAKITORY. This will be released at a later date, so stay tuned!
Original merchandise will also be available during the tour, so keep an eye on the official website and Twitter page for more details as the tour’s start date gets closer!
Hatsune Miku JAPAN TOUR 2023 ～THUNDERBOLT～
Advance Online Tickets (by Lottery): November 18 at 12:00 – December 5 at 23:59
Official Site: https://piapro.net/japantour2023
Our National Treasures: 150 Years in the Future Exhibition at Tokyo National Museum Opens Featuring Hatsune Miku
Our National Treasures: 150 Years in the Future is a new exhibition at Tokyo National Museum, and everyone’s favorite virtual diva is making an appearance! Crypton Future Media is helping to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the museum by submitting Hatsune Miku as a potential candidate for a national treasure 150 years in the future. The exhibition opened on November 2 and will run until January 29, 2023 inside the Hyokeikan at the Tokyo National Museum.
The exhibition is the first event being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the museum and is the first exhibition in the museum’s history to be held in an open-call format. The Hyokeikan, an Important Cultural Property, represents the Western-style architecture that was in vogue during the late Meiji period. Treasures collected from both individuals and companies will be displayed as candidates for what could become national treasures in another 150 years.
The exhibition is divided into individual and corporate submissions, with the general section displaying a variety of treasures selected from entries from all over Japan. The corporate section features important products and technology that have been responsible for the development of Japanese society, food, clothing, and housing culture, as well as examples of entertainment and sports culture from Japan that has gained popularity around the world.
Hatsune Miku has been added as a potential candidate, as the virtual singer has inspired people from around the world to become more creative.
In conjunction with the exhibition, collaborative products are also on sale. The Museum Shop inside the Tokyo National Museum’s Main Gate Plaza and the online store are now selling these unique Hatsune Miku products, so grab them while you can.
What will Japanese culture look like in another 150 years?
Our National Treasures: 150 Years in the Future
Running: November 2, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Venue: Tokyo National Museum Hyokeikan
Hours: 9:30-17:00 *Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
Holidays: Mondays (closed on the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday, open on January 3), December 26 – January 1
Official Site: https://150ourtreasure.jp/
Hatsune Miku’s Magical Mirai Theme Song Collection Available on Vinyl in Limited Quantities
31.October.2022 | MUSIC
KARENT, a music label specializing in Vocaloid music, will release Hatsune Miku’s Magical Mirai Theme Song Collection on vinyl in limited quantities in February 2023. The album can be pre-ordered now at HMV stores, with advance copies available at Wing Bay Otaru during the SNOW MIKU 2023 event on February 4. General copies will be available at HMV stores, HMV&BOOKS stores, HMV record shop locations, and HMV&BOOKS online.
Hatsune Miku’s Magical Mirai event has been held annually since 2013. The blend of live instrumentals with a 3DCG Vocaloid performance has amazed audiences around the world for years, and 2023 will mark the 10th anniversary of the event with a Magical Mirai performance in Sapporo on February 4 and 5, 2023. SNOW MIKU 2023, a popular festival in Hokkaido, will be held on the same dates.
The vinyl includes all nine previous theme songs in stunning quality, with a jacket featuring themes and costumes from past events drawn by popular illustrator Honwa. This is a must-have item for fans of the Magical Mirai concert series, and with limited quantities available, you’ll want to order now!
Hatsune Miku’s Magical Mirai Theme Song Collection
Advance Release: February 4, 2023
General Release: February 8, 2023
*Advanced copies will be sold at the SNOW MIKU 2023 event at Wing Bay Otaru.
*General copies will be available at HMV stores, HMV&BOOKS stores, HMV record shop locations, and HMV&BOOKS online.
*Limited quantity available.
Hatsune Miku Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Exclusive Guitar Amps, Keyboards
09.October.2022 | MUSIC
To celebrate Hatsune Miku’s 15th anniversary, Yamaha Music Japan will be offering some exclusive goods for a limited time. Those interested in some themed guitar amps, keyboards, or speakers can place their orders from October 5 until November 8, 2022.
Hatsune Miku first hit the scene in 2007 as a piece of voice synthesizing software. The character, created by Crypton Future Media, has become a worldwide phenomenon and is turning 15 this year. The 10th Anniversary Magical Mirai concert, which took place in Tokyo in September, was the first location to show off the new products. If you want to snag them, be quick–they are only available in very limited quantities!
These collaboration products feature a new illustration of Hatsune Miku drawn by popular creator Sakusya2.
VKB-100 MK PACK Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard VKB-100 Set
HS5W MIKU, Powered Studio Monitor Speaker
THR30II Wireless Miku Guitar Amp
Yamaha & Hatsune Miku Collaboration Model Goods
Preorder at Yamaha Music Shops Nationwide
Preorder Period: October 5 – November 8, 2022
*Products available in limited quantities.
Special Website: https://jp.yamaha.com/products/contents/music_production/miku_15th/
Mikaeri Bijin Miku Pop-Up Store Opens in Shimokitazawa Featuring Tapestry and Interview with Rella
FUN’S PROJECT, a creator co-creation service operated by Dai Nippon Printing, has opened a limited-time pop-up store inspired by Hatsune Miku’s Mikaeri Bijin, or head-turning beauty, at the Tsutaya Bookstore in Shimokitazawa until October 30!
Guests can buy exclusive goods at the shop, with several incredible works on display. While Hatsune Miku has a famous song titled Mikaeri Bijin, the shop is also paying homage to the 150th anniversary of the Tokyo National Museum’s initiative to restore the original 17th-century Mikaeri Bijin ukiyo-e print by Hishikawa Moronobu and the Dancing haniwa, a pair of terracotta figures believed to have been made in the 6th century. A massive tapestry featuring Hatsune Miku looking elegantly over her shoulder was shown off at the National Museum for a limited time, receiving positive reviews. The illustrator, Rella, will have drawings and a personal interview on display, and a portion of the proceeds from merchandise sales will be used to repair important cultural assets.
Why not come grab a few unique items while you can for a good cause?
Mikaeri Bijin Miku Pop-up Store
Running: October 7 – October 30, 2022 / 9:00-22:00
Venue: TSUTAYA BOOKSTORE Shimokitazawa
Crypton Future Media has announced HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+, an event featuring footage from Hatsune Miku’s world tour. On November 6, 2022, fans from around the world will be able to tune in for free on YouTube Live or Twitch. A similar event was held in June, but this time, a survey asked fans which songs they would like to see featured. There will also be an illustration contest and a music remix contest ahead of the event, and winning works will appear during the ending credits and in the official guidebook!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO is a world tour series starring the virtual star Hatsune Miku. To date, Hatsune Miku has performed a total of 68 concerts in 30 cities around the world, attracting over 190,000 fans. For the past two years, Miku’s concerts have been streamed online due to the ongoing pandemic.
In June, HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind was held for the first time. The compilation looked back on the world tour series that began in Indonesia and was streamed worldwide for free.
From August 26 until September 5, fans can take part in a survey to submit the songs they want to see performed. Check out the form below!
Two contests are also being held to celebrate the event. The HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+ Illustration Contest will be held in collaboration with pixiv.
The ‘MIKU EXPO Rewind+ × SONICWIRE Presents Music Remix Contest’ will be held with SONICWIRE, a digital store for creators operated by Crypton.
The winning entries will be included during the ending credits and will also be featured in the official online guidebook for the event.
Be sure to tune in on November 6–the performance won’t be archived!
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+
November 6, 2022 / 2 Performances
*Both performances will feature the same program.
*The shows will not be archived.
Streaming for free on Twitch and YouTube Live
Crypton Official Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/cfm_official
Crypton Management ‘39ch’ YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJwGWV914kBlV4dKRn7AEFA
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Rewind+ Illustration Contest
Entry Page: https://www.pixiv.net/contest/mikuexpor
MIKU EXPO Rewind+ x SONICWIRE Presents Music Remix Contest
Hatsune Miku Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Unique Edo Faceted Glass
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, the PREMICO online store began selling beautiful faceted Edo Glass inspired by the virtual singer on August 17, 2022. Only 390 glasses will be available.
The custom-made blue-green glasses were inspired by the beloved virtual figure. Edo faceted glass is a traditional craft in Japan, and each is a unique work of art. Each piece is handmade by craftsmen at long-established workshops that are members of the Edo Kiriko Cooperate Association.
Delivered in a special paulownia wood box, the Edo faceted glass comes with an acrylic display stand featuring a new illustration of Hatsune Miku by Iwato.
Don’t miss this special Edo faceted glass only available for a limited time!
Art by 岩十 (c) Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Hatsune Miku 15th Anniversary Edo Faceted Glass
Price: ¥39,000 (Tax Included)
Amount Available: 390
Release Date: August 17, 2022
Items will be shipped in early September 2022
Official Site: https://iei.jp/miku-kiriko/
Hachioji P to Release New Track ‘RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine and Len Kagamine’
In 2009, Vocaloid producer Hachioji P posted his legendary song Electric Love on Nico Nico Douga. Still active on the music scene, the creator will begin streaming the new track RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine on August 10. This comes ahead of the release of his new album HIDEOUT on August 31, 2022. A music video for the track will be uploaded to Hachioji P’s YouTube channel at 20:00 on August 10.
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine – Hachioji P (Music Video)
RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine is a Vocaloid cover written for the iOS/Android game Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! feat. Hatsune Miku. The original song has over 9 million views on YouTube.
RAD DOGS – Music Video
The music video for RAD DOGS feat. Hatsune Miku, Rin Kagamine, and Len Kagamine was directed by Kento Mori, who has created ads for a number of companies. PizaCG was in charge of animating the Vocaloids while Penta Ashibuto was in charge of the choreography. The jacket photo has been uploaded, giving fans a hint of what they can expect when the video drops next week.
Hachioji P’s new artist photo has also been unveiled.
Look forward to the album’s release on August 10 along with the music video!
Release Date: August 31, 2022
Limited First Edition (CD+DVD+2 Bonus Tracks): ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Standard Edition (CD): ¥2,800 (Tax Included)
Hachioji P Official Homepage: http://hachiojip.net/
Hatsune Miku Stars as Model in New SPINNS and Gugenka Digital Fashion Project
08.June.2022 | FASHION
Apparel brand SPINNS is teaming up with Gugenka, a digital goods company utilizing VR and AR to bring anime to life! A new collection of goods featuring Hatsune Miku and the official member of SPINNS virtual staff team Tsumugi Hinata will be available on ZOZOTOWN starting June 18, 2022.
SPINNS is a popular Japanese apparel brand amongst teenagers and those in their early 20s, with items available in stores nationwide. In 2020, the company announced that it would be employing ‘virtual staff,’ introducing the adorable Tsumugi Hinata. SPINNS is actively planning and releasing digital fashion items for users’ avatars.
Tsumugi Hinata (Official SPINNS Virtual Staff) / Hatsune Miku
Exclusive Hatsune Miku Color
Hatsune Miku Digital Figure
Project iconic combines Gugenka’s technology with SPINNS’ fashion to introduce digital fashion to a wider audience and to encourage people to enjoy fashion both in real and digital life.
Each real clothing item sold comes with a digital figure that can be downloaded and enjoyed on XMarket. Come take part in this project and discover a new version of yourself in the Metaverse!
© Crypton Future Media, INC.
Release Date: June 18, 2022 at 12:00
Where to Buy: ZOZOTOWN
Where to Redeem: https://xr-marketplace.com/redeem/input
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama Reveals Main Visual, keeno Provides New Song
02.June.2022 | MUSIC
More details about the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 in Yokohama have been announced! The main visual, drawn by illustrator Rella, celebrates the 15th anniversary of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len. Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO also make appearances!
Vocaloid producer keeno has also been chosen to write a song for Hatsune Miku exclusively for the performance in Yokohama. Tickets will go on sale soon, with some seats also including original merchandise. Seats for guests under the age of 18 will also be available. Head to Pia on June 12 to snag your seats!
Additional tickets for the earlier Tokyo nighttime performance to be held at Suntory Hall are now on sale. Details for the Osaka performance will be announced at a later date.
The Tokyo and Osaka performances will feature live music performed by a full orchestra, while the Yokohama performance will be hosted by Hatsune Miku and include a massive screen behind the orchestra with footage for the audience to enjoy!
Comment from keeno
“I’m so honored to have been asked to write a piece for the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2022 Yokohama concert.
I hope to bring the audience music that will touch their hearts and minds as it is played by a spectacular orchestra.
The music isn’t finished quite yet, so I’ll continue doing my best!”
© Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net
Project Sekai COLORFUL LIVE 1st -Link- Live Concert to be Released on Blu-ray
25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME
The mobile rhythm game Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE held its first real-time live concert in January 2022. After plenty of waiting, a Blu-ray of the performance will be released on August 3, 2022!
Limited Edition 1: Blu-ray + Acrylic Diorama
Limited Edition 2: Blu-ray + Acrylic Keychain
The Blu-ray release will include the complete two-hour-long 3DCG live concert held at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 1-3 in Tokyo between January 28-30, 2022.
The bonus videos included in the release show each of the seven characters singing and dancing separately during the concert, as requested by many fans on social media. A limited edition vinyl with original merchandise will also be released exclusively at the Columbia Music Shop.
Two versions of the Blu-ray are available to order now, each coming with a special acrylic diorama or acrylic keychain.
Project Sekai COLORFUL LIVE 1st -Link- Blu-ray
Release Date: August 3, 2022
Price: ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
Official Site: https://columbia.jp/projectsekai/
Columbia Music Shop Limited Edition
Available to order until June 19 at 23:59