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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

DDNet in Japan #6: Hatsune Miku is going to destroy us all (and I'm cool with that)

Tourism by Matt S.

Over the weekend I went along to the Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2016 concert and exhibition and OH MY GOD I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER ALL OVER AGAIN.

I won’t retread what I wrote in my piece on the concert last year. Please do read that one for my general thoughts on these concerts and how utterly mind-blowing they are. This time around, though, rather than purchasing tickets that stuck me way back in the doldrums, I made sure I was right at the front. The second row, in fact. These tickets were just $10 more expensive than general admission, and boy was that money was well worth it, because the closer you get to Miku on the stage the more utterly incredible the show is.

In addition to being able to feel the live music (Miku’s backing band are really real people playing the songs for real), there’s just something incredible about watching a fully 3D, life size character moving around the stage in a completely lifelike fashion, with no indication that she’s even a projection, other than for the fact she is so brightly lit (though even that looks less artificial live than you might have seen on TV or YouTube, and in music concerts performers do tend to be well-lit). The track list this time around was incredible too, with the principle theme song for the event, 39 (Thankyou) Music, becoming an instant new favourite of mine. Seriously, it’s been stuck in my head ever since. That track needs to be DLCed into Future Tone or Miku X, stat.

DDNet in Japan #6: Hatsune Miku is going to destroy us all (and I'm cool with that)
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