Hatsune Miku Takes Over Sapporo! Live Concerts and Other Events to Be Held!

Hatsune Miku is known by many as the definitive Vocaloid. She is so popular that she has now crossed over into many other genres. She is also the mascot of the famous Sapporo festival, Sapporo Snow Festival, which is a huge event held annually in the northernmost part of Japan, Hokkaido. The festival is famous for its brilliant snow and ice sculptures.

There is a good reason why Hatsune Miku was chosen as the mascot character for the event back in 2010. The truth is, Crypton Future Media, the company that created Hatsune Miku, is based in Sapporo, meaning that Hatsune Miku’s hometown is Sapporo. Therefore, she was chosen as the mascot for being a popular hometown favorite.

Hatsune Miku will once again be very busy for this year’s festival. First, along with the Sapporo Snow Festival, as part of the official Snow Miku 2013 tour, this year’s Snow Miku Nendoroid, called “Nendoroid Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono Ver.”, will be distributed. For those that want to get their hands on this figure, you can pre-order it on Good Smile Company’s official site. The figure will also be given away at the event through a raffle system. The lucky few that are selected can pick up their adorable Miku at the Sapporo Factory Hall from Feb. 9-11. The figure will also be given out to those with claim tickets at the Snow Miku 2013 Official Tour, which will be in Sapporo for seven days during the Sapporo Snow Festival.

If that wasn’t enough Miku for you, on Feb. 9 and 10, a live Miku event called “Hatsune Miku Live Event 2013 in Sapporo (Mikupa♪)” will take place. Miku is going to be everywhere in Sapporo this month. Don’t miss it!

Snow Miku 2013 Official Site:
http://www.crypton.co.jp/snowmiku2013/ (Japanese)

Source:
http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1212/26/news097.html (Japanese)

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