Hatsune Miku Tour: U.S. Dates & Events Added

Hatsune Miku Tour: U.S. Dates & Events Added

The Hatsune Miku North American headlining tour has been extended and will now visit Chicago, Houston and Monterrey, Mexico. Additionally, two more concerts have been added in Mexico City after the first two shows sold out within days of its announcement.

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HATSUNE MIKU Announces North American Headlining Tour Spring 2016

Hatsune Miku is coming back to North America Spring 2016, this time bigger than ever!

Two years after her successful Fall 2014 live concerts in Los Angeles and New York, virtual singer Hatsune Miku prepares to return to the North-American continent in Spring 2016 for "HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America", her longest and largest overseas tour to this date.

The HATSUNE MIKU EXPO world tour is a series of live concert events starring Hatsune Miku, the first-of-her-kind virtual artist, performing on stage through synthesized voice and CG animation. The first edition took place in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2014, followed by Los Angeles and New York in October the same year, and Shanghai, China in June 2015. The 2016 edition of HATSUNE MIKU EXPO will begin with a series of concerts in five cities in Japan, before crossing the Pacific Ocean to perform in six more cities across North America: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, New York.

[HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2016 North America Tour]

April 23rd (Sat) in Seattle, WaMu Theater
April 30th (Sat) in San Francisco, The Warfield
May 6th (Sat) in Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater
May 14th (Sat) in Dallas, The Bomb Factory
May 20th (Fri) in Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 28th (Sat) in New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov 20th at 9am PST/ 12noon EST

Official Website: http://mikuexpo.com/na2016

Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/mikuexpo


Hatsune Miku Releases Special "Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete"

Japanese music sensation and virtual pop star Hatsune Miku has announced the release on October 26th of her latest limited edition box set collection, Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete.

The new set features 5 CDs and 1 Blu-ray disc that includes: 100 VOCALOID TracksOpening Movies,Official Theme SongsMusic Videos (up to Project Mirai DX/Deluxe), one Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo with Exclusive Background Boards (past limited merchandise), 6 Disc Stickersone Confidential Application Ticket, and one Special Brochure “Monthly Mikudayo.” Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete is available now for purchase for $75.00 from the online Japanese pop culture entertainment website KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.com.

 Fans can visit KawaiiKakkoiiSugoi.BigCartel.com to purchase Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete.

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai Complete is a complete collection of all soundtracks and videos from the 3DS Game “Project Mirai” series. 5 CDs in the box feature tracks from popular game soundtracks to newly released room BGM tracks arranged by a renowned array of VOCALOID producers. Contained in the Blu-ray disk are opening movies of Project Mirai series, music videos of theme songs, a digital art gallery, as well as a special video that catches a crazy side of Hatsune Miku.

The box set edition also comes with a number of exclusive bonus items that Hatsune Miku fans will definitely want to add to their collections:

Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo (Complete Version): Nendoroid Petite Mikudayo (Complete Version) comes with 3 new attachable parts and 5 background boards (only available at Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Shop in the U.S. and U/M/A/A STORE in Japan). With 4 worldwide famous landscapes printed on the boards, Miku “visits” Osaka Castle in Japan, Arc de Triumph in Paris, Statue of Liberty in New York and even the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt. Fans can compose with their own lines for Mikudayo’s speech bubbles on the fifth board!

·         Special Brochure “Monthly Mikudayo”: Separate from the CD booklet, a brochure called, “Monthly Mikudayo,” covers everything Hatsune Miku, from gravure photos and interviews, to Mikudayo manga and street snapshots.

·         6 Sets of Vocaloid Characters Stickers: Stickers of 6 VOCALOID characters are enveloped as CD and Blu-ray disk covers.

·         Confidential Applications Ticket: The box comes with a confidential application ticket which enables Hatsune Miku fans to be chosen for a special secret event!

Hatsune Miku Expo Song Contest

Crypton Future Media is excited to announce the “Hatsune Miku Expo Song Contest,” an opportunity for musicians around the world to have their music performed for an international audience! For the first time ever, Crypton is taking submissions for a song to be directly incorporated into Miku’s setlist; not only will the winners receive prizes for their songs, the entry that wins the Grand Prize of the Hatsune Miku Expo Song Contest will be part of a future Hatsune Miku Expo concert.

In conjunction with the song contest, Crypton is releasing the free trial version of Hatsune Miku V3 English. If you have never tried your hand at making a song with Miku’s vocals, now is your chance!

Hatsune Miku’s concerts have consistently sold out immediately upon their announcements in Japan, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore; she has performed in front of an estimated total of 85,000 people during her previous tour. Thanks to her success, she has realized many different collaborations: music festival performances, an Isao Tomita-composed symphony with a full orchestra, a futuristic opera that traveled to Paris, and opening for Lady Gaga’s North American ARTPOP tour. Miku’s Internet buzz peaked in 2014 when she made her American network TV debut with a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

For contest rules and details please see the official contest page: http://mikuexpo.com/contest


Hatsune Miku Expo NYC Concert 2014 Recap

Hatsune Miku Expo NYC Concert 2014 Recap

I had the pleasure of going to the first concert in NYC for Hatsune Miku at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The place was jammed pack with screaming Otakus waiting for the arrival for their favorite Vocaloid. If you never been to a Vocaloid concert it truly is an experience. The show has amazing production with the live band really tearing the house down.

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Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition "Universal Positivity"

Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition "Universal Positivity"

I took a visit to Wallplay art gallery today for the Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition, which running  is from October 9th to the 18th. The art gallery showcases various art, illustrations and figurines of Hatsune Miku. We were also treated to a guest appearance by Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV. Tetsuya revealed the new design for Hatsune Miku and I will tell you that it looks realistic.

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Hatsune Miku US Expo Coming to NY & LA

"Hatsune Miku Expo" is coming to this U.S. this fall. Part of a worldwide event inaugurated in Indonesia this spring, the expo will bring the cyber-celebrity Hatsune Miku to Los Angeles and New York City this October. The "Hatsune Miku Expo" will give fans a chance to celebrate the cultural movement surrounding the success of this global icon through a comprehensive expo featuring a revolutionary 3D live show, fan-gathering activities and art exhibitions.
Hatsune Miku will perform at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on October 11 and 12, and New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on October 17and 18. While in Los Angeles, a two-day Halloween-themed event and exhibition will take place in downtown LA. In New York, the Lower East Side gallery and concept space Wallplay will host, over a period of eleven days, a selection of outstanding Hatsune Miku artworks using various media.

The Hatsune Miku 3D Live Show is a new form of entertainment with no limits to the viewer's imagination. The 3D live show is where the most popular songs issued from the community are performed by a live band along with the projected virtual singer Hatsune Miku, who thanks to cutting-edge technology is made to appear as if she was actually on stage. These shows are a unique event where creators can go and celebrate their own art among the other fans.
The Hatsune Miku 3D live show sold out immediately upon its announcement in Japan and several other cities around the world, and saw Hatsune Miku perform in front of an estimated 85,000 people. In the spring of 2014, Hatsune Miku was chosen as Lady Gaga's opening act on her North American Art Pop tour.

Hatsune Miku Designer KEI Coming To J-Pop Summit 2014

If you have been following us on Twitter then you know I will be attending this year's J-Pop Summit. Today the festival announced that Hatsune Miku designer KEI will be a guest of honor. You can read the official details below. I will keep you posted on more developments on J-Pop Summit 2014.

Character designer KEI will appear in-person in the Kinokuniya booth beginning at 1:00pm on both Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th to have special autograph session for the fans who purchase his illustrated art books, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F or Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2ndOn both days, the first 100 people to purchase either title also will have the opportunity to autograph by KEI. Fans will also receive a free Hatsune Miku poster as a special gift with purchase. 

Takashi Murakami, And Pharrell Present The Music Video For "Last Night, Good Night"

Pharrell and Miku who would of ever imagine that this would happen. The Creators Project today premiered the exclusive animated music video for “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed),” the theme song for Takashi Murakami’s debut film Jellyfish Eyes. Pharrell Williams, Murakami’s frequent collaborator, remixed the song by livetune, which also features Hatsune Miku, a “virtual idol” developed from vocaloid software who has a huge cult following in Japan. Murakami then animated the song in his signature style. Check out the video below.


Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to an international audience, has announced the New York City and Los Angeles theatre locations that will screen the East and West Coast premieres of the Hatsune Miku MAGICAL MIRAI 2013 Concert on August 31st.
This special film celebrates the 6th birthday of the world’s renowned virtual idol, Hatsune Miku, by capturing a special commemorative live concert scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 30th at the Yokohama Area in Yokohama, Japan. The film will presented to U.S. fans and J-Pop lovers the next day in this special delayed broadcast film premiere.
New York City
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181
Date: August 31st, 2013
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tickets: $20

Los Angeles
The Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-1033
Date: August 31st, 2013
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Tickets: $20