Hatsune Miku Live Party in Sapporo (11/10/11)
Though it’s a little outside my normal beat around here, I must admit that I was completely fascinated when I first heard about Japanese holographic pop sensation, Hatsune Miku. Already a major star in Japan, Hatsune Miku will be making her US theatrical debut in a series of “live” concert performances this Thursday. If you’re a fan of J-pop, then perhaps you’d like to enter to win a pair of ticket to see Hatsune in her NYC debut at either the Empire 25 or the Union Square 14 on November 10, 2011. Contest ends on Wednesday, November 9 at noon, winner will be notified shortly thereafter, 1 entry per household please. For the uninitiated, here’s a little bit more about Hatsune Miku from the press release:
Pop idol Hatsune Miku, whose name means, “first sound of the future,” is a Vocaloid (meaning machine-made vocals) digital female avatar and the most popular of the Vocaloid Character Series software originally created by Crypton Future Media, Inc. using Yamaha’s Vocaloid 2 engine to create organic-sounding synthesized vocal tracks.
In Japan, Hatsune Miku is a major national phenomenon and has appeared in numerous popular video games and music videos. She’s also played several enthusiastic “concerts,” where she performs on stage projected as a 3D hologram and backed by a live band. Miku recently played her first live concert in the U.S. called, “MIKUNOPOLIS in LOS ANGELES,” at the Nokia Theatre for the 2011 Anime Expo, held this past July in Los Angeles, CA. The show sold out in only 4 hours, further underscoring the growing popularity she enjoys in North America. Hatsune Miku was also recently featured in a T.V. commercial for the Toyota Corolla.
Contest entry form, a music video, and more Hatsune Miku “live” dates after the jump.
Hatsune Miku on CBC’s Q (2011-02-21)
Q with Jian Ghomeshi
Hatsune Miku Live Party in Sapporo 2011
11/10 Baltimore, MD Owings Mills 17
11/10 Boston, MA Fenway 13
11/10 Chicago, IL River East 21
11/10 Houston, TX Houston Marq*E Stadium 22 plus IMAX
11/10 Los Angels, CA Rave 18
11/10 New York, NY Empire 25 with IMAX
11/10 New York, NY Union Square Stadium 14
11/10 Orange County, CA Orange Stadium Promenade
11/10 San Francisco, CA Century 9 San Francisco Centre
11/10 Seattle, WA Pacific Place 11