The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 recently concluded both of its performances at the Festival Hall in Osaka on November 17th, and at the Tokyo International Forum on November 29th. This event featured orchestral versions of songs originally performed by Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len, and were performed by the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra on the 17th, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on the 29th.
For those who could not make it to the show in person, we’ve compiled some information on the sights and sounds of the event, and on the upcoming Blu-ray, CD, and even figurine releases!
- Opening: 未来序曲 (Mirai Jokyoku / Future Overture) 2017 Ver. by MITCHIE M
- At the Osaka show: Tell Your World by kz (livetune)
At the Tokyo show: 千本桜 (Senbonzakura) by 黒うさP (KurousaP)
- 初音ミクの消失 (The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku) ～ 初音ミクの激唱 (The Singing Passion of Hatsune Miku) by cosMo
- Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len 10th Anniversary Medley:
炉心融解 (Meltdown) by iroha
ココロ (Kokoro) byトラボルタ (Travolta)
悪ノ娘 (Daughter of Evil) and 悪ノ召使 (Servant of Evil) by mothy
ロストワンの号哭 (Lost One no Goukoku) by Neru
- 四季折の羽 (Shikiori no Hane) by ひとしずく (Hitoshizuku) and やま△ (yama△)
- Fire◎Flower by halyosy
- SEGA Project DIVA Corner:
ODDS＆ENDS ～ メルト (Melt) by ryo
- ゴーストルール (Ghost Rule) by DECO*27
- Mini-Compilation of Famous Hatsune Miku Songs Corner:
みくみくにしてあげる♪【してやんよ】(Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru (Shite Yan yo) by ika
Nyan Cat by daniwellP
子猫のパヤパヤ (Koneko no Paya Paya) by ワンカップP (OneCupP)
- VocaloP Pickup Corner (Osaka Performance):
from Y to Y ～ Reboot ～ Starduster by ジミーサムP (JimmyThumbP)
VocaloP Pickup Corner (Tokyo Performance):
アンドロメダアンドロメダ (Andromeda Andromeda) ～ ダンスロボットダンス (Dance Robot Dance) ～ リバースユニバース (Reverse Universe) ～ エイリアンエイリアン (Alien Alien) by ナユタン星人 (Nayutalien)
- 歌に形はないけれど (Uta ni Katachi wa Nai keredo) by doriko
- Connecting by halyosy
- Encore: 脱げばいいってモンじゃない！ (Nugeba ii tte mon janai!) by デッドボールP (DeadballP)
ぽっぴっぽー (Po Pi Po) by ラマーズP (LamazeP)
ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー (Luka Luka★Night Fever) by samfree
- ハジメテノオト (Hajimete no Oto) by malo
- 桜ノ雨 (Sakura no Ame) by halyosy
The show opened up with a screening of the promotional video that can be watched online, before going straight into the full version of the featured song: the 2017 version of MITCHIE M’s “Mirai Jokyoku (Future Overture).”
Following the opening performance, Miku herself came onscreen to introduce the orchestra members and the conductor, Hirofumi Kurita, as well as thank everyone for celebrating her recent 10th anniversary.
The show then continued on with several songs that would be instantly familiar to longtime Hatsune Miku fans, such as “Tell Your World” or “Senbonzakura” (depending on which show you were attending), and “The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku.” After that came a special medley of songs for Kagamine Rin and Len, who will soon be celebrating their 10th anniversary as well. These include “Meltdown,” “Kokoro,” and “Daughter/Servant of Evil.”
Just like last year’s concert, this year also included a “SEGA Project DIVA Corner” with a pair of trademark songs by ryo, “ODDS & ENDS” and “Melt.” This was followed by one of the new songs to this year’s show, “Ghost Rule” by DECO*27. Then came the intermission, where a special video message from Saki Fujita and Asami Shimoda – voice providers for Miku and the Kagamine pair, respectively – was played for the audience. Also new to this year’s concert was the “Mini-Compilation of Hatsune Miku Songs Corner,” where the orchestra played a medley of “Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru,” “Ievan Polkka,” “Nyan Cat,” and “Koneko no Paya Paya” entirely in pizzicato. Those orchestra members who weren’t plucking their instruments joined in by waving glow sticks, and encouraged the audience to the same, creating a spectacle uncommonly seen at a symphony orchestra performance.
The biggest surprise of the evening, however, occurred at the Tokyo show’s “VocaloP Pickup Corner,” a segment where they highlight the works of a single producer. While the Osaka show featured the works of JimmyThumbP, the Tokyo show proved to be quite a different beast when none other than Mikudayo came onstage, wearing alien antennas and saying “I’m Nayutalien, and I’ve taken over Mikudayo’s body!” What followed was a surprise medley of four Nayutalien songs (“Andromeda Andromeda,” “Dance Robot Dance,” “Reverse Universe,” and “Alien Alien“) with Mikudayo dancing to each of them!
The silliness didn’t end there, though. With the audience calling for an encore, DeadballP then appeared onscreen with Miku for a round of yakyuken while the orchestra played “Nugeba ii tte mon janai! (Don’t Just Take Your Clothes Off!)” The encore continued with a medley of “Po Pi Po” and “Luka Luka★Night Fever,” which got the audience clapping along.
However, things mellowed out for the show’s conclusion with beautiful orchestral renditions of the inspiring “Hajimete no Oto” and “Sakura no Ame.” The performance then came to a close with a standing ovation.
Those who attended either show had plenty of merchandise to purchase at the venues. Time will tell if the merchandise will become available for general purchase at a later date.
Attendees who reserved a special seat at the events would receive:
- An alternate ticket design
- An official pamphlet (see below)
- A T-shirt with a design by 寺田てら (Terada Tera)
- A rubber phone strap with a design by iXima
- A clear file folder
- A bag made from non-woven fabric
— 寺田てら (@trcoot) October 24, 2017
“Received samples of the Hatsune Miku Symphony limited edition t-shirt..!”
— iXima/冬コミ金東A87a (@iximaxima) November 2, 2017
“Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 setlist and merchandise released! http://blog.piapro.net/2017/11/g171101.html More merchandise information here. I was responsible for drawing the four SD Miku designs.”
The merchandise available for purchase at the event venues included:
- Extra-Large Pin Badge [Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka]
- Acrylic Key Chain
- Hair Scrunchie
- Card Holder (Illustration: 雪乃たまご/Yukino Tamago)
- Ribbon Brooch
- Pen Light (Illlustration: iXima)
- Pouch w/Ribbon
- Blanket (Illlustration: 寺田てら/Terada Tera)
- 2D Crystal Key Chain (drawstring bag included)
- Tapestry (A2 size)
- Full Graphic T-shirts (M / L / XL)
- Hand Towel (A) (Illustration: iXima)
- Hand Towel (B) (Illustration: iXima)
- Rubber Phone Strap (2 random designs) (Illustration: iXima)
- Can Badge (11 random designs) (Illustration: 寺田てら/Terada Tera, iXima)
- 2018 Tabletop Calendar (Illustration: たま/Tama, さいね/Saine, 瀬良 今日花/Sera Kyouka)
- Postcard Folder (Illustration: 左/Hidari, iXima)
- Official Brochure, which includes:
Interviews and commentary with: Hiroyuki Itoh and MITCHIE M
Dialogue between: Saki Fujita x Asami Shimoda, mothy x ひとしずくP/HitoshizukuP, さいね/Saine x wogura x べて/Bete
Additional illustrations by: 左/Hidari, △○□× (Miwashiba), さいね/Saine, wogura, 優木すず/Yuuki Suzu, 瀬良 今日花/Sera Kyouka, 優/Yuu, たま/Tama, hatsuko, 虎硬/Torako, 爽々/Sawasawa, べて/Bete, 豆の素/Mame no Moto, ちほ/Chiho, ぶーた/Booota, 空真/Kuuma, moco, so品/sohin, なぎにそ/Nagimiso, 鈴ノ助/Suzunosuke, iXima, 寺田てら/Terada Tera, 雪乃たまご/Yukino Tamago
- Extra-Large Shopping Bag (for those who purchased at least ￥3900 JPY worth of merchandise)
If these goods become available for online purchase someday, then VNN will report.
Blu-ray and CD Release
For those who were unable to attend the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 performances, don’t worry! You still have a chance to watch or listen to the performance by purchasing the Blu-Ray or CD! There is even a Limited Edition of the CD which comes with a DVD containing footage from the Osaka performance.
Both the Blu-Ray and CD will be released on 7th March next year. Please note that the Blu-ray will be a recording of the Tokyo performance.
— 初音ミクシンフォニー公式@2017開催 (@mikusymphony) November 17, 2017
“”Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017” The first Blu-ray & Orchestra Live CD announced! | Hatsune Miku Symphony | Warner Music · Japan https://wmg.jp/artist/mikusymphony/news_79213.html“
Those who pre-ordered at the performance venue were given Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 B2 posters and masking tape as a bonus. Otherwise, you can now pre-order the Blu-ray and CD online from Amazon or CD Japan.
Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 Ver. Figure
Finally, Good Smile Company has confirmed that the Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 Ver., illustrated by KEI, will soon be getting a figure! Details are still scarce on the look, price, and release date for the figure, but its production has been confirmed. As soon as new details are released, VNN will report.
「初音ミク シンフォニー2017 Ver.」
— カホタン＠グッスマのすみっこ (@gsc_kahotan) November 29, 2017
“\Scale Figure Announcement/ Hatsune Miku Symphony 2017 Ver.
— 初音ミクシンフォニー公式@2017開催 (@mikusymphony) November 29, 2017