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The Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit Now Open!

On July 1st, 2017, the Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit ~ Worlds Connected by Isao Tomita opened to the public at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum!

The event is a celebration of Miku’s upcoming 10th anniversary as well as what would have been the 85th birthday of the late Isao Tomita. Tomita is remembered as one of the pioneers of electronic and synthesized music, and for composing music for many of Osamu Tezuka’s early works like Jungle Taitei (a.k.a. Kimba the White Lion), Ribbon no Kishi (a.k.a. Princess Knight), and Black Jack: Futari no Kuroi Isha. In the VOCALOID world, Tomita is also well known for composing the music for the Hatsune Miku × Isao Tomita – Symphony IHATOV. Given the history between Tomita, Tezuka, and Miku, it’s very fitting that an event would be held to celebrate all three of them!

Illustration Exhibit

Event Period: July 1st, 2017 ~ October 23rd, 2017 (the museum is generally closed on Wednesdays, but will be open on July 19th, July 26th, and every Wednesday throughout August)
Museum Hours: 9:30 am ~ 5:00 pm (closed to entry at 4:30)
Ticket Price: ¥700 JPY (about $7.00 USD) for adults, ¥300 JPY (about $3.00 USD) for middle and high school students, and ¥100 JPY (about $1.00 USD) for elementary school students and younger
Exhibit Location: 2nd floor exhibit hall of the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture

The main visual piece shows Miku donning Princess Sapphire‘s outfit from Princess Knight, illustrated by iXima. The exhibit features many of such crossover illustrations of Miku alongside other iconic characters from Osamu Tezuka’s most famous manga series, or even Miku drawn in Osamu Tezuka’s signature art style. When attending the event, visitors will even receive a free flyer with a featured illustration that will change each month.

A full list of the participating artists and their works goes as so:

Museum Shop Goods

Throughout the event, the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum stop will have exclusive Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit goods on sale. Note that all prices listed below do not include tax.

Clear File Folders / ¥350 JPY each (about $3.50 USD)

B2-Size Wall Tapestry / ¥3,000 JPY each (about $30.00 USD)

A4-Size Sticker Set / ¥1,000 JPY per set (about $10.00 USD)

Collectable Acrylic Charms / ¥500 JPY each (about $5.00 USD)

Tote Bag / ¥2,500 JPY (about $25.00 USD) (availability date to be determined)

Other attractions include a 50cm (about 1¾ ft) tall 3D computer-generated image of Miku singing the opening theme song to Princess Knight. Suffice to say, the entire exhibit is full of must-see sights as well as sounds for any fan of Hatsune Miku or Osamu Tezuka’s works!

Special Event Menus

After you’ve feasted your eyes at the museum, you can then treat yourself to a literal feast at any of the eight restaurant locations around the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum that are serving up their own special event dish or drink! Let’s see what they’re cooking up.

1) At the Sumire Lobby & Lounge in Hotel Wakamizu:

Hatsune Miku Maccha Ice Cream / ¥864 (about $8.64 USD)

2) At the Tomo Okonomi-yaki and Teppan-yaki Restaurant:

Hatsune Miku Leek & Cheese Potato Patty / ¥1,080 JPY (about $10.80 USD)

3) At the Tianjin Chinese Restaurant:

Hatsune Miku Green Hiyashi-men / ¥1,300 JPY (about $13.00 USD)

MEIKO Hot and Spicy Shrimp Chili Donburi / ¥980 JPY (about $9.80 USD)

4) At the IL GINO Vegetable Bar:

KAITO Frozen Daiquiri / ¥970 JPY (about $9.70 USD)


Miku Greenland / ¥730 JPY (about $7.30 USD)

5) At Takarazuka Gyunyu:

Megurine Luka Raspberry Ice Cream / ¥590 JPY (about $5.90 USD)

6) At the Jungle Cafe:

Hatsune Miku-Colored Green Soda with Aloe Cubes / ¥680 JPY (about $6.80 USD)

7) At the Ajigoyomi Suzuki Tempura Restaurant:

Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Special Kakiage Donburi with Leeks Aplenty / ¥1,000 JPY (about $10.00 USD)

8) At the Cafe Darbukka:

Kagamine Rin and Len Banana Chiffon Cake & Coconut Panna Cotta, Pureed / ¥700 JPY (about $7.00 USD)

Hatsune Miku Frozen Lassi / ¥700 JPY (about $7.00 USD)

Finally, when you order at each restaurant location, you will get a free can badge sporting one of the exhibit illustrations! Which can badge you get differs by location. So, if you want to collect them all, you will have to have deep pockets (and stomachs) and order at every stop!

Information Sources

Hatsune Miku x Osamu Tezuka Exhibit ~ Worlds Connected by Isao Tomita Official Site
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum Official Twitter
Hatsune Miku Official Blog, Report 1, Report 2

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Hello! You can call me Marumain, and I serve as a translator between VNN in English and VNN in Japanese, translating articles between the two languages. I love pretty much every Vocaloid, though I consider MAIKA to be my favorite!

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