For those that missed it Omakase (Japanese for dish of chef’s choice) is Viewster’s defunct mystery box subscription service. After spending a lot on advertising, sponsoring various conventions the service was eventually canceled after experiencing slower than expected growth. Before it closed however it shipped out its final “Omakase” a Hatsune Miku themed Vocaloid Myster Box. With news of its impending closure however many people didn’t want to subscribe to a failing service and missed out on possibly the best box in Omakase’s short lifetime.
Omakase Vocaloid Box Contents
Following the response from fans Viewster decided for one final farewell and are giving fans who missed it another chance at all previous Omakase boxes including the Vocaloid one. Contents of the Vocaloid box include:
- Miku & Friends Comic Anthology
- Rin/Len Belt & Strap
- Hatsune Miku Micro Squishable
- HappyMappy Miku T-Shirt (Blue Edition)
- Punimelt Miku & Friends Sticker Sheet
- Alex Ahad MEIKO Poster
The Rin & Len Belt & Strap look great and are officially licences. Likewise the Blue shirt is also officially licenced, is made by WeLoveFine, and is of WeLoveFine’s always excellent quality.
Check out Omakase-Viewster’s Amazon Store for a look at their Vocaloid and other Omakase boxes.
Full Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, I just liked my Omakase boxes while they lasted. The Amazon link does however contain an affiliate tag.
In a merch campaign promoting the MikuExpo 2016 Tour along with the official Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 E.P. special edition compilation album the organisers have setup a PledgeMusic campaign to help raise additional funds for the tour as well as give fans the chance to bring Miku to their own town.
For those unfamiliar PledgeMusic operates similar to Kickstarter in that it is an all-or-nothing style crowdfunding platform that specifically targets musicians and music fans. The campaign offers a variety of rewards including the MikuExpo 2016 EP, tour t-shirts, multicolor glowsticks, concert credits and more.
The holy grail of prizes however has to be the $1,000,000 tier however, where for the low price of one million dollars one enterprising Vocaloid fans can put his/her money where their mouth is and bring Hatsune Miku to your own town for a concert (unspecified restrictions apply).
The PledgeMusic campaign quickly reached its goal when the unique concert experiences sold out quickly and now the campaign is mostly acting as a hub for merch pre-orders and AccessPass digital download sales.
- Click Here if you would like to pledge $1,000,000.
- Click Here if you just want to see the merchandise.
MikuExpo 2016 is a global concert tour featuring Hatsune Miku which includes a North American tour stopping by seven cities and three countries in North America. For more information visit the tour page here. Tickets are available now.
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The Miku Expo Convention-Concert Tour has just announced two new stops in the United States. Miku will returning once again to the NOKIA Theater in Los Angele and for the first time will be rocking the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The virtual idol is scheduled for two concerts at each venue as well as with appearances in the traveling convention that is coming with her featuring a variety of booths and panels from Crypton Future Media and other exhibitors.
The Los Angeles concerts are scheduled for October 11 & 12 with tickets available now, starting at $55 and going up to $125 for the “Miku Love” package. The New York City expo will also feature two concerts dated October 17 & 18 in the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is Miku’s first time in New York and the venue is quite small so seating will be particularly limited. we recommend you get tickets now while they are still available.
The convention details have yet to be announced. For more information as it becomes available check out the official website. If you can’t make it to either of these Miku Expo locations be sure to submit your city of choice for the chance of Hatsune Miku coming to visit you!
The Engloids.Info staff already has their tickets. Do you have yours?
To celebrate the upcoming Columbus Day holiday Big Fish Audio, the official English distributor of Miku Hatsune, is having a 20% off sale on all products sitewide, including the DVD and DL versions of English Miku Hatsune. The discount applies in cart after entering the coupon code “BF1492” before checkout. The sale lasts through October 14th, full details can be found on here.
No word yet if the sale applies to the English Miku Bundle as English Miku + Vocaloid 3 Full Editor bundles are only available via phone order.
Like a Vocaloid related advent calendar, Crypton has opened the final window and has given us our first look, or rather listen to, the “English” append of their upcoming Vocaloid 3 revision of KAITO. Originally a VOCALOID 1 voicebank Kaito is one of the first Vocaloid ever released.
Don’t let his age fool you, though old the V1 engine was no slouch and in the proper hands KAITO was able to rival many of his V2 counterparts. With a V3 release, he is being given new life, being able to be used in the much more powerful Vocaloid 3 Editor.
The demo song is ‘Circus Monster’ by Circus-P and is embedded below:
English Kaito: Circus Monster
This is the fourth demo of Vocaloid 3 Kaito and the first for his English voicebank. The others, for his Straight, Soft, and Whisper Appends can be viewed on Crypton’s V3 Kaito homepage. You can machine translate the page into English using the options in the page header. English Kaito looks promising, though this demo probably wasn’t the best demonstration of his abilities.
Circus Monster was one of Circus-P’s earliest works and thus not the best he has ever done. Beyond that, the song choice itself is questionable. While popular, it doesn’t compliment Kaito very well. The song doesn’t flatter Kaito’s accent at all, the lyrics seemed forced into the melody, and overall the tuning seems rough.
For those interested in a Male Vocaloid 3, Kaito will definitely be a fine choice.