Hatsune Miku 3D Live in Los Angeles
MIKUNOPOLIS. 2011 is joining with ANIME EXPO 2011 to bring a Hatsune Miku concert to Los Angeles, at the ANIME EXPO 2011 (Los Angeles Convention Center from the 1st July to the 4th July). She will be preforming with sponsorship from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in the NOKIA Theatre on the 2nd July 2011.
The concert is based on the event that took place in Tokyo on the 9th March 2010 named "Miku's Day Thanksgiving", but will feature a few improvements over the original event. The 3D imaging will be created by SEGA and supervised by Crypton Future Media, the creators of Hatsune Miku.
Crypton Future Media, Inc. (Head Office: Sapporo, Director: Hiroyuki Itoh) is a company that specializes in various sound generation software. In 2007 they released the "Character Vocal Series 01: Hatsune Miku", and since its release there have been hundreds of thousands of songs created using Miku's voice - she has created an international sensation on the internet, which is only growing bigger. In 2010 Crypton also introduced a web-based music distribution service - over 1000 music labels are using it to distribute media.
SEGA Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, Director: Okitane Usui) was established in 1960 and ever since have been bringing the world a variety of original games and software for everyone to enjoy. They are also the creators of the rhythm action game "Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd", which has now sold over 400 thousand copies - a game enjoyed by Miku fans all over the world!
Tokyo Kawaii Magazine is an iPhone electronic magazine that was first released in March 2010. It introduces Japan's anime, fashion and pop culture to the world in both English and Spanish, and is downloaded all over the world. In the past the magazine has featured famous anime series such as Suzumiya Haruhi and Evangelion, and the most recent issue had a large special feature featuring Hatsune Miku!
Miku's Day Thanksgiving is a solo-concert created for the virtual idol Hatsune Miku. The concert took place on the 9th March 2010 at Zepp Tokyo. This date was chosen because the Japanese words for 'three' and 'nine' can be read as 'Miku".
There were two performances - an afternoon performance and an evening performance, and a total of 5000 fans came to see Miku live, along with another 4000 fans who watched via online streaming. The concert was run using the 3D model data created by SEGA for the 'Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade" game - huge versions of the game's models stood on stage and gave fans a performance that they will never forget. The concert made news worldwide.
Anime Expo (AX) is a North American anime event that has been running since 1992 in Los Angeles. Every year a number of guests are invited from Japan to attend the event and give live performances or attend conferences. This year the event will be taking place from 1st - 4th of July at the Los Angeles Convention Center - the biggest convention center on the West Coast.
The NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is a concert hall opened in 2007, adjoined to the Los Angeles Convention Center. It houses an impressive 7100 seats and has held over 120 live events since its opening.