Hatsune Miku opening for Lady Gaga

2014-04-17 07:59:31 by andy

Lady Gaga has announced through her twitter account that Hatsune Miku will be opening for her at the ARTPOP Ball tour! The tour will take place between May 6 and June 3, following the schedule below:   May 6 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena May 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center May 10 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun May 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center May 13 New ...


Mekakucity Actors anime promotional video

2014-04-11 17:11:38 by andy

  Take a look at the newest preview video for the anticipated Mekakucity Actors anime, based on the popular songs by Vocaloid Producer Jin (Shizen no Teki-P). The series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Madoka Magica, Nisekoi) and is a part of the multimedia Kagerou Project from Jin, which includes his original Vocaloid songs, and light novels.   Mekakucity Actors Synopsis: A...


Images of Funko's upcoming Pop! Vocaloid figures

2014-04-11 16:04:24 by andy

Funko has released new images of an upcoming Pop! Rocks figure series of Vocaloid characters. The three figures will be of the most popular Vocaloid characters - Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len! The figures are expected to become available in stores this June.  


Hatsune Miku - Project Diva- F 2nd promo video previews 36 songs

2014-02-28 13:33:18 by andy

  Sega has released a new video introducing the various songs that have been announced for the Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd rhythm game.   The game will bring new features such as help items and challenge items, which will either lower or raise the difficulty of the songs. Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd is planned for release on March 27 for PlayStation Vita and PlaySt...


First Hatsune Miku Expo location announced!

2014-02-28 13:25:36 by andy

  The first Hatsune Miku Expo will be taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia! Jakarta received the most votes in the Help Us Find You campaign, and will be home to various Hatsune Miku exhibitions, company booths, and live concerts.   The event will take place on Wednesday May 28 and Thursday May 29 at the Jakarta Convention Center Cendrawasih Room.   Hatsune Miku Expo ...


Livetune releases new music video for DECORATOR

2014-02-22 14:26:02 by andy

  Livetune has released a new music video for the song "DECORATOR," the opening theme song for Sega's Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.   The song will be included on the mini album DECORATOR EP, which will be shipped in Japan on March 5. The limited edition of the mini album will include a DVD with music clips from DECORATOR and Pink and Black, the game version of DECORATOR,...


Help choose the voice behind Hokkaido's new virtual idol

2014-02-21 20:15:44 by andy

  Kitano Kamui is an aspiring idol in Hokkaido, Japan, who dreams of performing at the Sapporo Dome Arena. She also happens to be a virtual idol! Created in April 2013 by Crypton Future Media in order to help promote the region, auditions for her voice have been going on since December. Now with 7 finalists announced at the Sapporo Snow Festival, it is up to the public to decide on wh...


Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd delayed

2014-02-04 13:07:30 by andy

  The upcoming Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd has been slightly delayed, from a original Japanese release date of March 6 to March 27. According to the announcement, Sega will be using this time to improve product quality. In the meantime, enjoy the promotional video above of the Project Diva F 2nd theme song, DECORATOR!


Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku doll to be available for order during Snow Miku 2014 festival

2014-01-30 15:25:43 by andy

In celebration of the Snow Miku 2014 event being held in February, additional orders for the Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku figure have been announced! It will be possible to order the Dollfie Dream Hatsune Miku figure and the Senbonzakura dress set from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11 both online and at the showroom in Sapporo. The Hatsune Miku doll is 60cm tall, featuring movable joints and an elegant ...


Mekaku City Actors details revealed by Jin

2014-01-23 16:54:15 by andy

Vocaloid producer Jin has revealed more information about the anime adaptation of his multimedia project "Kagerou Project" during a niconico live broadcast.   The anime, titled Mekaku City Actors, will begin airing this April in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS11, and niconico. Three voice actors have been announced, with Kana Asumi voicing Ene, Kana Hanazawa voicing Marie, and Mamoru Miyano v...


New Vocaloid voice bank 'Kokone' announced by Internet Co.

2014-01-16 15:25:48 by andy

Internet Co., the creators of GUMI, have announced the February 14th release of a new Vocaloid 3 voice library called Kokone. The female vocals will have the widest range to date within the libraries produced by Internet Co., and will be priced at 10,800 yen for the library alone. (Appx. 100USD) A set bundled with the Vocaloid3 Editor will be priced at 16,800 yen (Appx. 160USD).   K...


First Hatsune Miku plastic model announced

2014-01-15 19:56:49 by andy

  Hatsune Miku has appeared before us in many forms so far, but now we can see her as a plastic model! The kit will be released in Japan on March 9th, Hatsune Miku day.   The set will require some construction and will feature movable joints. One prepainted face part and an facial expression sticker will be included as well as props such as a mic stand and a leek!   ...


Hatsune Miku concept shop to open at Haneda Airport

2014-01-04 12:35:48 by andy

The Hatsune Miku Wing Shop, a Hatsune Miku concept shop, has been announced to be open for a limited time at the Haneda Airport in Japan. Currently announced to be open from January 17 2014 to March 31 2014, the store will be selling various Hatsune Miku goods. In addition to some limited edition travel items and original goods, the store will feature various Miku content that the customers wi...


Super cute! Bilingual vocaloid Macne Nana sample tracks released!

2013-12-18 11:58:17 by andy

Several sample tracks have been released for the English/Japanese bilingual Vocaloid 'Macne Nana'! The first song celebrated the holiday season with a Japanese/English version of Deck the Halls, followed by a rendition of the Japanese song Sakura Sakura. Her voice is very cute!   Macne Nana was created by the Apple-fan voice actress Haruna Ikezawa to bring a Vocaloid to iOS, ...


Vocaloid producers collaborate to create new 'Miku-Mixture' album!

2013-12-18 11:36:56 by andy

The Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku has quickly become recognized across the globe as a songstress to watch. A compilation album has been announced which will feature various collaborations between the vocaloid producers that bring Hatsune Miku's voice to life! Titled 'MIKU-MIXTURE,' the album is planned for release February 19, 2014.   With an impressive producer lineup, the alb...


Meiji University to host Hatsune Miku exhibit in 2014

2013-12-12 10:45:41 by andy

The "Jumping across dimensions, the passion of creating Hatsune Miku" exhibit will be on display at the Meiji University Yonezawa Library exhibit area from January 31, 2014 to June 1, 2014!   While Hatsune Miku began as just a voice and a single image, the passion of fans have brought her over to the 3rd dimension! This exhibit is a celebration of both the fans and the technology behind...