Miku’s global adventures…
Our favourite Vocaloid has been continuing her global expansion plans since the release of the English build of Hatsune Miku arrived in August 2013. The long-expected English language version of Miku had been mooted for some time – and was hinted at in our exclusive 2012 interview with Crypton Media CEO Hiroyuki Itoh.
In October, America will be home to the Hatsune Miku Expo which sees a celebration of Miku taking place in two cities: Los Angeles and New York. The Expo is an opportunity for Miku fans and the uninitiated to be exposed to the imagery and music of Miku. Both events will feature activities, artwork displays and Miku-themed shops for fans to buy merchandise.
Plus both cities will host two Hatsune Miku concerts featuring live bands and Miku herself via the magic of cutting edge projection technology that brings the Vocaloid to life in stunning 3D. LA will see concerts on 11th and 12th October while New York will host their live shows on 17th and 18th October.
On the back of this, a new official theme song for the Hatsune Miku Expo has been commissioned and was released today. ‘Sharing The World’ by BIGHEAD feat. Hatsune Miku utilises a new in-development English build of Miku to deliver an upbeat tune in which the green-haired Vocaloid star sings “I can see this future is right now”.
‘Sharing The World’ is available via iTunes now.
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in Los Angeles
Live Concert Dates: October 11th & 12th
Live Concert Venue: NOKIA Theatre
HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in New York
Live Concert Dates: October 17th & 18th
Concert Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom
‘Sharing The World’ is available on iTunes from KARENT label from today 31st August.