The first of seven “Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary PPP-Party in AEON” events will be taking place this weekend in LakeTown! The event will include special goods like an illustration book entitled ThanX, which will feature the works of ten different illustrators plus many exclusive goods based on the illustrations provided by said illustrators. They’ll also have live DJ concerts performed by famous VOCALOID producers, and even a 3-meter-tall jumbo Mikudayo!
¥2,800 JPY (about $28 USD)
The featured item for this event is an illustration book showcasing the works of ten different artists. Throughout the publication, said artists share stories about how they discovered Miku, and give some pointers on drawing her for future Miku artists.
The “X” in the title is meant to not only represent the number 10, but also to convey the sense of “crossing;” through Miku, many people’s paths have crossed and many friendships were formed, crossing even cultural and language barriers. The “Hatsune Miku 10th Anniversary PPP-Party in AEON” isn’t so much a celebration of Miku, but rather a thank-you party for the digital diva for all that she has done for her fans all around the world.
The featured artists are:
- 猫魚 (Nekosakana)
- ソウノ (Souno)
- 憂 (Yuu)
- 雪乃たまご (Yukino Tamago)
- 柚木きひろ (Yuzuki Kihiro) [Tumblr Blog]
Illustration by Nidy-2D-
Illustration by wogura
Printed T-shirts (2 kinds)
¥3,500 JPY each (about $35 USD)
Clear-file Folders (10 kinds)
¥350 JPY each (about $3.50 USD)
A4 size, featuring the works of all ten of the ThanX artists.
Illustration by 雪乃たまご
600 mL Clear Water Bottle
¥1,200 JPY (about $12 USD)
Illustration by BUZZ
Illustration by 憂
B2-sized Suede Wall Tapestry (2 kinds)
¥2,800 JPY each (about $28 USD)
Can Badges (10 kinds)
¥400 JPY each (about $4 USD)
56 mm in diameter, featuring the works of all ten of the ThanX artists.
Illustrations by 猫魚 and ソウノ
80 mm Acrylic Key Holders (6 kinds)
¥800 JPY each (about $8 USD)
For every ¥1,000 JPY (about $10 USD) you spend at a store on the day of an event, you’ll get a free illustration card! There are ten to collect, and which one you get is determined at random.
Dates & Locations
- June 17th & 18th at AEON LakeTown
- June 24nd & 25th at AEON Mall Fukuoka
- July 1st & 2nd at AEON Mall Hiroshima Gion
- July 8th & 9th at AEON Mall Natori
- August 5th & 6th at AEON Mall Odaka
- August 19th & 20th at AEON Mall Sakaikita Hanada
- September 1st & 3rd at AEON Mall Makuhari Shintoshin
DJ Concert at LakeTown
Date & Time: Sunday, June 18th at 2:00~2:30 PM and 5:00~5:30 PM
Location: 1st Floor Tree Plaza of AEON Mall LakeTown – Mori
The theme of “TODAY THE FUTURE” is about how we all initially set out in pursuit of our dreams on our own, struggling and fighting all alone. But along the way, we eventually meet and learn to grow with a great number of other people, no longer being alone. In “TODAY THE FUTURE,” Miku, too, learns this lesson, and sets out in pursuit of her previously abandoned dreams with a newfound sense of direction, learning to face the future with a smile.
Illustrations for the song were provided by あごなすび (Agonasubi), and the animations were handled by 駿 (Shun), who bring this magnificent portrayal of Miku to life in the outstanding PV for “TODAY THE FUTURE.”