Magical Mirai, an occasion all about Hatsune Miku and different digital singers, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this 12 months! Formally titled Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai” tenth Anniversary in TOKYO, the Tokyo version was held from September 2 to 4 at Makuhari Messe, that includes 3DCG reside performances and exhibitions starring Miku and the crew as at all times.
The oldsters at Geek Lab headed right down to test it out, so preserve studying for a tour by means of the occasion, from experiences that includes the newest know-how to tempting merch.
Trying Again on 10 Years With Life-Sized Figures and Extra
Proper after coming into the exhibition corridor, guests have been greeted by a life-size determine of this 12 months’s key visible, which was drawn by Kei, the very illustrator behind Miku’s character design. In the meantime, the outfit was created by fashionable illustrator Noco, who has beforehand labored on the Destiny and Date A Reside franchises.
The theme of this 12 months’s Magical Mirai is “retro-future,” which displays hopes of with the ability to look again on its previous whereas additionally occurring to create the long run. Attendees have been in a position to just do that at an space displaying key visuals, merch, and movies from the previous 9 occasions.
On the opposite aspect of every occasion’s part, life-size Miku figures have been additionally displayed for photograph alternatives.
piapro, a media platform run by Crypton Future Media (the producer of the unique Hatsune Miku Vocaloid software program), celebrated its upcoming fifteenth anniversary with loads of reveals. A “piapro wall” had additionally been arrange close to the doorway/exit. Naturally, it was coated with colourful messages and drawings from attendees.
One other space displayed 100 posters – the outcomes of piapro and Magical Mirai’s “future poster” collaboration, during which followers submitted designs. There have been additionally workers T-shirts from earlier Magical Mirai occasions.
All six of Crypton Future Media’s digital singers, or the Piapro Characters, made appearances with life-size figures and character references.
Attendees have been additionally wowed by an enormous timeline documenting 10 years of Magical Mirai.
Having fun with Miku Via the Newest Know-how
Magical Mirai included not solely character-themed reveals, but additionally loads of areas the place guests might expertise the newest know-how. VirtualCast delivered to the desk Miku Land, a Miku-themed VR theme park. Their sales space contained screens displaying reside performances by Miku that could possibly be loved contained in the VR house, in addition to PCs that have been a results of a collab with laptop retailer Tsukumo.
Subsequent to VirtualCast was a Sony sales space that gave attendees the possibility to expertise Miku Land by means of a spatial actuality show. Common VR includes masking your eyes with a head-mounted show like Oculus, so it may be annoying to equip or really feel too heavy as soon as it’s on. Nevertheless, on this case, there was no want to make use of a head-mounted show, making it a landmark piece of VR know-how. In the meantime, the precise content material being displayed was a present starring Miku, who carried out with Magical Mirai theme songs.
Loads of attendees have been additionally there to purchase varied gadgets, that means that merch cubicles by each the official Magical Mirai and the exhibitors noticed enormous traces throughout the occasion. The previous was located on the left of the doorway, with tons of money registers and a chosen line to attend in. There was additionally a sequence of flag banners from previous occasions arrange close by.
Different sellers included not solely firms centered on amusement amenities and merch manufacturing, but additionally distinctive cubicles involving knowledgeable baseball league and the town of Chiba! To not point out, there was a Daihatsu Taft collab automotive that would really be check pushed, making it a preferred spot amongst attendees.
Yamaha, who developed the unique Vocaloid software program, had a sales space the place collab devices themed across the Piapro Characters have been accessible to attempt to purchase, additionally permitting followers to look again on their historical past with the precise merchandise in entrance of them.
On the primary day of the occasion, Hachioji-P, a legendary producer recognized for songs like “Candy Satan” and “Twinkle World,” was additionally on the venue for an autograph session. Naturally, this additionally attracted a large line of followers.
Energetic Reside Performances Starring Miku Herself
In a corridor subsequent to the reveals, followers flocked to a stage the place Miku and the opposite digital singers sang and danced in a 3DCG efficiency.
The Tokyo version of this 12 months’s Magical Mirai could also be over, however they’re not finished simply but. For the very first time, Magical Mirai shall be held in Sapporo, the capital metropolis of Hokkaido Prefecture! If you may make it there subsequent February, you should definitely try the main points beneath.
Hatsune Miku “Magical Mirai” tenth Anniversary in SAPPORO
Dates: February 4-5, 2022
Venue: Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru
Particulars: 3DCG reside performances by Hatsune Miku and different digital singers
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Tv Broadcasting Company (Tokyo MX), Crypton Future Media
Official web site (tenth anniversary): https://magicalmirai.com/10th/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/magicalmirai/
Official web site (total): https://magicalmirai.com/
Original report: Ichii (Geek Lab Editorial Division and SubCulture Press LLC. consultant)
Pictures: Similar as above*
This report was produced with the cooperation of Tokyo Metropolitan Tv Broadcasting Company.
*Pictures that don’t have watermarks are official Magical Mirai pictures.