Virtual idol Hatsune Miku will hold two live virtual concerts on August 30 at the Yokohama Arena. Called “Magical Mirai 2013,” the concerts will also be watched by her fans around the globe as her performances will be simultaneously shown. The event is said to be a way to celebrate the birthday of the “forever 16” character.
Hatsune Miku is known as the vocaloid, or a singing synthesizer, with ankle-length teal hair from gaming console Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA. Besides Japan, her performance will also be shown in overseas theatres like Brazil, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United States. Live Viewing Japan Inc. is said to host her concert’s worldwide screening.
Hatsune Miku has also performed overseas before, like her free concert in Los Angeles last year. She has also become the face of Domino’s pizza through an iPhone app. The famous pig-tailed vocaloid has also embarked in philanthropic activity when she helped raise funds for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
The ticket concerts of “Magical Mirai 2013” are said to cost 3,000 yen ($30) for non-minor audience, meaning those who are at least 19 years old. However, minor audience or those 18 years old and younger will have an exclusive performance in the afternoon of August 30. Tickets are priced at 1,500 yen ($15), which comes with a special promotional sticker.
[via Asahi Shimbun]
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