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Hatsune Miku Symphony Headed For Tokyo

Two things I love coming together puts a smile on my face, Hatsune Miku and classical music. In a special one off event for just one night, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Crypton Future Media are coming together on August 26, 2016. The blue haired Vocaloid will be providing the vocals while backing music will be provided by the orchestra.

miku orchestra

The event will be going down in the Chiyoda ward at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A in Marunouchi. If you want to grab tickets, they go on sale June 28. Class A seats will set you back ¥8,000 while a special seat that comes with a pamphlet and limited goods will sell for ¥14, 800. As a bonus, formal attire won’t be required and casual dress will be the code for the night.

Project Mirai 2 Comes To The West

Great news for fans of Hatsune Miku who don’t own a PS Vita but need the Vocaloid fix.  And not just a normal version of the game but an enhanced version which carries the working title, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix which looks set to hit stores in the West sometime in 2015. It’s quite a momentous occasion as it marks the first time that Miku appears on a Nintendo console out of Japan and the first localisation of a Project Mirai.

Here’s a press release around the game:

Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI Remix features characters rendered in beautiful stereoscopic 3D, with two different rhythm game modes (button and touch) and three difficulties per song. Players will enjoy a highly customizable experience with user customization options for button icons and sounds, character costumes and gear for the character rooms.

Players can create and share personalized player cards that show off who you are as well as create customized dance routines to the songs, your own musical phrase and personalized comments about their favorite in-game videos, all via StreetPass™. The game also utilizes the AR card and photo capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS to bring characters to life in 3D.

“Hatsune Miku’s popularity in the West keeps growing, and we are proud to support such an amazing franchise with our games,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America.

36 Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd Songs

Can’t wait to get your mitts on Hatsune Miku rhythm game, Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd and need another video fix? This one should make the wait just that bit easier.

It’s a trailer filled with no less than 36 songs from the sequel game. The trailer hits the 10 minute mark so there’s heaps in there to keep any Miku fan (me: Japandaman!) busy until it hits Japan on March 27 for the PS3 and the PS Vita. Want to know exactly which songs are in the trailer? Check out the list below.

  • Clover Club
  • Suki Kirai
  • Spica –39’s Giving Day Edition-
  • Miracle Paint
  • Envy Catwalk
  • Double Lariat
  • Kowase Kowase
  • Hello, Worker
  • Glory 3usi9
  • Tsugai Kogarashi
  • Akatsuki Arrival
  • Melt
  • Musunde Hiraite Rasetsu to Mukuro
  • A Thousand-Year Solo
  • Cantarella ~grace edition~
  • Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru
  • Kokoro
  • Two-Dimensional Dream Fever
  • Romeo and Cinderella
  • Narisumashi Genger
  • Ura Omote Lovers
  • Karakuri Pierrot
  • Nisoku Hokou
  • Decorator
  • Luka Luka Night Fever
  • Colourful x Melody
  • World is Mine
  • Kochira Koufuku Anshin Iinkai Desu
  • Blackjack
  • Meteor
  • Packaged
  • Paradichlorobenzene
  • erase or zero
  • soundless voice
  • Yubikiri
  • Sakura Rain

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd Update

Some new updates regarding the releasing of Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd on the PS Vita from Sega. Japanese publication, Famitsu, has confirmed a few new features and songs that have been included in the PS3 and/or PS Vita version.

Songs and Modules

“Nijigen Dream Fever” (PolyphonicBranch)
Module: Dimension (Buzz)

“Kokoro” (Travolta)

“Erase or Zero” (Crystal P)
Module: Len Eraser (Ichimura) and Kaito Originator (Ichimura)

“Double Lariat” (Agoaniki)

“Musunde Hiraite Rasetsu to Mukuro” (Hachi)
Module: Rasetsu to Mukuro (Hachi)

AR Portait (PS Vita)

  • 2 characters on screen at the same time (awesome!)
  • Quite a few new poses have been added, such as, a carrying pose

Photo Studio (PlayStation 3)

  • Image brightness and overall colour tone can be adjusted
  • Preset background patterns have increased (like Macedonia, etc.)

And if all that isn’t enough, here’s a huge gallery with new pics so you can see how much better this follow-up sequel is looking compared to the first game.

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Hatsune Miku Stores For Airport

Anyone travelling to Japan between the dates of January 17 through to March 31 will be in for a special treat at the Haneda airport. The Haneda airport, which is also known as the Tokyo International Airport, will be host to two limited stores selling Hatsune Miku merchandise.

miku wings

The stores will be run as a joint operation between Sony Music Communications and Crypton Future Media. The stores will be called the “Hatsune Miku Wing Shop” and will feature artwork by KEI, Miku’s original designer.

The stores can be found on the fifth floor of the International Terminal and the departure lobby of Terminal 1. Both stores will be selling exclusive Hatsune Miku airport items so if you’re visiting and flying into Haneda instead of Narita, make sure you don’t  miss out.

Japan recognises Hatsune Miku creator

The name Hiroyuki Ito may not much to a lot of people but he has proven to be behind one of the biggest icons to emerge in Japan. I’m talking about the blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, who was developed by Crypton Future Media. Ito san happens to be the CEO of the company that brought Miku to life and has been rightfully acknowledged by the Japanese Government. He has been award the Blue Ribbon of Honor for the work involved with Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin/Len, KAITO, MEIKO and Megurine Luka in aiding the to spread the message of “Cool Japan” around the world.

Hiroyuki Ito
Hiroyuki Ito

The blue ribbon medal is handed out to “individuals who have made prosperous efforts in the areas of public welfare and education.”

The humble creator had the following to say, “It’s an honor, but we couldn’t have achieved it on our own, together, with a countless number of creators actively working on the Internet, an ‘event’ known as Hatsune Miku has been created.”

Hatsune Miku V3 English dated

Hatsune Miku is easily the most popular vocaloid from Crypton Future Media with her infectious and catchy songs and flash dress sense. The software that generates the vocaloid voice is only available in Japanese but that’s all due to change with the news the software will be receiving an English release.

The software will be made available online for download on August 31st and will set you back $US150. You actually get quite a bit for the price, the package consists of the vocal editor Piapro Studio VSTi, more than 200 virtual instruments and  PreSonus Studio One Artist Piapro Edition. Here’s a quick demo of the English version running the track “Coming Together” in English.

There’s also a longer 2nd demo of the English software with the track, “Let The Music Speak”, which showcases Miku with a larger English vocabulary.

Crypton show new Vocaloid Kamui, maybe?

Crypton Future Media are the creator behind some very popular Vocaloid stars, not least among them, Hatsune Miku. They recently took the covers off a new star to join their stable whose purpose is to promote Crypton’s home area of Hokkaido.

The new Vocaloid in the making is called Kamui Kitano and her purpose will be to promote the area’s promotions and products. Like all good characters, she also has a back story to go along with her. She currently works for an ailing company, with a CEO in poor health,  in a dire financial situation while she yearns to perform at the Sapporo Dome Arena.

You can help her realise her dream with the aid of social media by giving her a Like. If there’s enough interest, Crypton will follow through and make her a full Vocaloid to join the others. She needs 30,000 Likes and as of writing this article, she only had just over 2,200, so spread the word and get Liking! Her chance to become a Vocaloid finishes on October 31st.

Hatsune Miku Shows Her Stuff In Monster Hunter Frontier G

Hatsune Miku appearing in Monster Hunter?

Yes, you read that right. Capcom teamed up with Crypton Future Media to place a likeness of the blue haired Vocaloid in Monster Hunter Frontier G. Why, you might ask? It’s just one of those things that happens in Japan.

If that isn’t your cup of tea, you can have a look at a more serious trailer for the subscription based game which launches for PC and Xbox 360 on April 17.