It seems to have become something of a norm over the past couple of years – ever since the 9th of March 2010 and the first 39s Thanksgiving Day Concert, Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloids – Luka, Rin and Len – have been taking the stage to wow the crowds at their live concerts. I guess it’s pretty safe to say that the rise of the Vocaloid fanbase has been pretty meteoric since then.
For instance, almost exactly a year ago, the Hatsune Miku Page on Facebook had about 85,000 fans. Just last week, it cleared 400,000 – and it’s still going.
In any case, it’s that time of the year again, and this year we (Vocaloid fans) are being blessed with not one, but two concerts – taking place on the 8th (MikuPa 2012) and the 9th (39’s Thanksgiving Day 2012). Details after the jump.
There are actually going to be four concerts in total. Miku’s Live Party 2012 (MikuPa) will be having two performances at 14:00 and 19:00 (Japan Standard Time) on the 8th, while 39’s Thanksgiving Day will be having two concerts on the 9th at the same times. The two evening concerts are going to be streamed to various theaters around SE Asia, as well as via NicoNicoDouga and NicoNico.com.
Tickets for the stream are going at $25.00 each, or you can purchase a ticket for both shows for $40.00. It’s rather unfortunate that both these concerts are during the week, which would make the timing a bit inconvenient for anybody living West of Japan (and since Japan is near as far East as you can get this means pretty much EVERYBODY), but luckily you can timeshift the Nico streams, so the option to watch it later is always there. Until the 16th of March anyway.
Keep in mind that it’s pay-per-view, so make sure you can watch it all in one go. Tickets can be purchased for either both shows, or one of either show on this NicoNico page (it’s the English site, so there shouldn’t be any problems there) – payment through PayPal.
Vocaloidism has the details for the NicoNicoDouga streams in this post.
The official page for the concert is over here.
It’s been stated that this Friday will see the final 39s Concert – although there’s been no word on whether the Miku Live Party Concerts will continue. We certainly hope they do.