In our first article about the 10th anniversary website for Kagamine Len and Kagamine Rin, we mentioned that there would be a lot of updates to report on between the site’s opening and the actual day of their anniversary – December 27th – and we weren’t kidding! Read on for all of the news surrounding the almost one-decade-old VOCALOID pair!
Kagamine 10th Anniversary Shop at Ikebukuro Station!
From December 24th through 27th, a special Kagamine 10th Anniversary Shop will be open for business at the Ikebukuro JR Station in Tokyo! The shop will be selling exclusive merchandise for not just Rin and Len, but also for Hatsune Miku using illustrations that were provided by iXima. Customers who purchase at least ￥3,000 JPY (about $27 USD) (excluding tax) worth of goods will even receive a Kagamine Rin & Len mini handkerchief while supplies last!
— iXima/冬コミ金東A87a (@iximaxima) December 7, 2017
“Starting 12/24, the Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary Shop will be open for a limited time! | Info on the goods for sale from http://www.j-retail.jp/info/detail.html?id=2963. I provided yet another new illustration to the existing 2 for Rin, Len, and Miku in my birthday series.”
Ticket gate to the Marunouchi Line located in the central passageway of the Ikebukuro JR Station (subject to change)
December 24th~26th: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (JST)
December 27th: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (JST)
You are only allowed to buy up to 3 pieces of the same item per purchase.
You can only receive one special handkerchief per purchase.
Everything is available on a while-supplies-last basis, and store hours are subject to change.
Note: All prices are before tax
Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary -LODESTAR- Crossfade Now Online!
KarenT has uploaded the crossfade trailer for the album Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary -LODESTAR- on YouTube and Niconico! This special two-disc album complies over 20 of the Kagamine pair’s best hits from the past tens years, and is a must-own for any serious Kagamine fan!
Kagamine Rin & Len 10th and Megurine Luka 9th Anniversary Fair ~Happiness idyll~ at Animate!
Details on the ~Happiness idyll~ event – celebrating not only Rin and Len’s 10th anniversary, but also Megurine Luka‘s 9th anniversary – at Animate and ACOS have come to light! Merchandise based on the illustrations provided by BUZZ, Nardack, ピスケ (Pisuke), 猫魚 (Nekosakana), 由杞 (Yoshiki), and MACCO will be on sale at said stores starting from December 21, 2017 through January 31, 2018.
— ばず/1日目エ07a (@BUZ2) December 12, 2017
“I had the honor of providing the main visual for the ‘Kagamine Rin and Len 10th ＆ Megurine Luka 9th Anniversary Fair ～Happiness idyll～’ event starting at Animate and ACOS on 12/21! I hope you like it!”
— Nardack (@Nardack) December 11, 2017
“I had the honor of drawing one of the illustrations to be used at the ‘Kagamine Rin and Len 10th ＆ Megurine Luka 9th Anniversary Fair ～Happiness idyll～’ event to be held at Animate and ACOS starton 12/21”
— ピスケ (@pisuke_) December 11, 2017
“I had the honor of drawing one of the illustrations to be used at the ‘Kagamine Rin and Len 10th ＆ Megurine Luka 9th Anniversary Fair ～Happiness idyll～’ event at Animate and ACOS on 12/21, following a fairy tale motif. It’s been turned into goods like a can badge, clear file folder, and mug, which I hope you all like!”
— 猫魚＠FF14本通販中 (@ulenardis) December 12, 2017
“I provided one of the illustrations for the ‘Kagamine Rin and Len 10th ＆ Megurine Luka 9th Anniversary Fair ～Happiness idyll～’ event at Animate and ACOS on 12/21! The theme is ‘fairy tale!’ I hope you like the clear file folder, tape rolls, acrylic keychains and more made from it!”
— 由杞＠１日目エ33b (@yosiki59) December 11, 2017
“I hope you like the illustrations that I provided~ “Goods for the Rin, Len, and Luka Fair on 12/21 Revealed! http://blog.piapro.net/2017/12/c1712111-1.html“
Note: All prices are before tax
Mug (2 types): ￥1,200 JPY (about $11 USD) each
Purchasing any of the below merchandise will also net you a free illustration card of Rin and Len courtesy of Ichioshi:
The merchandise is also available for pre-order online through MOVIC.
Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary Album Sale on KarenT!
As they often do for a Crypton Future Media VOCALOID anniversary, KarenT is holding a special sale for no less than 20 albums featuring songs sung by Rin and Len! They also continue to use the 10th anniversary illustration provided by U35 to promote the sale, same as they did for MEIKO’s 13th anniversary.
— U35(うみこ) (@umiko35) August 31, 2017
Here are the albums and singles that will soon be available for purchase on iTunes through this special sale!
ドンチィ・カグラ (Donty Kagura) by ルヌ (Runu)
anchor by BIGHEAD
Turn Your Name by BIGHEAD
Forever by BIGHEAD
Visit KarenT’s official site for more information on each, and for links to their iTunes store sites where you can purchase them.
Kagamine 10th Anniversary Event at Nicocafé!
We recently introduced the special Kagamine 10th anniversary Nicocafé at Niconico Honsha, and now there is more information on the food and drink menus, and on the merchandise for sale at the event on December 27th! See what those attending will be able to bring home with them on the big day!
Note: All prices are tax included
Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary Bag: ￥3,000 JPY (about $27 USD)
Includes a shopping bag, acrylic figure stand, poster, and clear file folder, all using the 10th anniversary illustration provided by KEI
Acrylic Keychain (Rin and Len versions): ￥1,000 JPY (about $9 USD) each
About 11 cm x 5 cm
It has also been announced that they will be selling the KarenT Presents Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary -LODESTAR- album, the Hatsune Miku 2018 Piapro calendar, and some Rin & Len merchandise from Snow Miku Skytown after the event concludes. Those who spend at least ￥7,000 JPY (about $62 USD) at the event will even receive a free A6 size sticker!
Of course, what’s a café without the refreshments? The Kagamine 10th Anniversary Nicocafé is serving up plenty of Kagamine song-themed food and drinks, satisfying the stomachs as well as the ears of Kagamine fans in attendance!
Fire◎Flower Crepe: ￥800 JPY (about $7 USD)
Meltdown “Allegro Agitate” Pancake: ￥1,000 JPY (about $9 USD)
1, 2 Fanclub “Can you say ‘hěn hǎo chī?'” Tofu: ￥850 JPY (about $8 USD)
Seisou Bakuretsu Boy “This 0.02 mm Barrier is Seriously Getting Tempting” Cake: ￥850 JPY (about $8 USD)
Dappou and Rock Curry: ￥1,000 JPY (about $9 USD)
Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary Dessert Plate: ￥900 JPY (about $9 USD)
All drinks are ￥600 JPY (about $5 USD)
Special Drink Set:
This set costs ￥1,400 JPY (about $12 USD) and comes with a coaster and one of two random acrylic figure stands
Tickets to the event cost ￥2,000 JPY (about $17 USD). They can be purchased on-site at the event, or on Ticket Pia online here:
They can also be purchased via phone call to the number 0570-02-9999, and giving the pass code “637-650.”
Those who cannot make it to the event in person can still watch the special anniversary event (featuring talks with Asami Shimoda, performances by emon(Tes.), and more) online on Niconico Live starting at 6:30 pm (JST).
“Kagamine Rin & Len TRPG: COCORO SESSION” Announced!
Finally, Fujimi Dragonbook has announced a new publication called “Hatsune Miku TRPG: COCORO SESSION feat. Kagamine Rin & Len,” which looks like the follow-up to the original “Hatsune Miku TRPG: COCORO DUNGEON.”
— 富士見ドラゴンブック編集部 (@dragonbook_game) December 18, 2017
“Scheduled for release 12/20.
We’ve opened the site for ‘Hatsune Miku TRPG: COCORO SESSION feat. Kagamine Rin & Len!
In this second publication for the analog game where you can befriend and go on adventures with digital divas, there’s a ton of new rules, collected songs, and introductory comics, so be sure to check it out!”
Story from the official site (translation is not official):
“In this world, everyone holds a special song in their hearts. Normal people cannot hear these songs. The only ones who can are music spirits known as “Otodama,” and the “Otodama Wizards” who befriend them… as well as the monsters known as “Otokui” who consume these songs of the heart.”
“Hatsune Miku TRPG is a tabletop role-playing game where you can borrow the powers of an Otodama, and go on adventures in order to defeat the Otokui!”
“In the second edition, ‘COCORO SESSION,’ we’ve added rules that enable you to spend time even outside of the Cocoro Dungeons.”
“So deepen the bonds with your comrades, and go save those who have lost the songs in their hearts!”
This new edition also boasts 80 news songs, such as Karakuri Pierrot, Jabberwocky Jabberwocka, RIP=RELEASE, and many more that lend power to your characters. 5 songs in particular – Kami Hikouki, Servant of Evil, Alien Alien, Senbonzakura, and Last Battle – serve as the motif for 5 new Cocoro Dungeons that await you!
When creating your characters, you have the choice of four “cores” personalities, each of which has its own Otodama to control, and it’s own illustration. From left-to-right, top-to-bottom, these “cores” are Dark, Love, Eccentric, and Melancholic. They were illustrated by NEGI (who also illustrated the new comics), 猫魚 (Nekosakana), ヒライユキオ (Yukio Hirai), and 美和野らぐ (Ragu Miwano).
Countdown Fan Art
And last but not least, there is the fan art countdown to the 10th anniversary with one fan art added each day. Here are even more illustrations that have been added since our previous article!
Remember that you can visit the Kagamine Rin & Len 10th Anniversary site to find these and even more fan art and other content for the VOCALOID pair!