Hatsune Miku was born as a character of a “vocal synthesis software”. Now, that character is known throughout the world. is in conjunction with a concert and showcases this culture to the world. Volume 1 was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2014, and volume 2 was held in October in Los Angeles and New York.
Volume 2, which was held at New York’s Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, will be broadcast on WOWOW on November 22 (Saturday) at 7:15pm. A special concert was held to commemorate the broadcast at Tokyo’s Team Smile/Toyosu PIT on November 1 (Saturday).
WOWOW members were selected from several applicants to attend the show at the venue that just opened in October. Attendees bought merchandise and took photos with display items before the show.
The lights went dark at 6:00pm, and screens on both sides of the stage displayed images of Hatsune Miku with the words, “ARE YOU READY?” The venue heated up even more as “Sharing the world” was played as the first song. “Sharing the world” is the theme song to “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO” volume 2. It was the first time that the all-English song was performed live. The crowd waved glow sticks that matched the blue-green color of Hatsune Miku’s hair as they chanted and sang along. She played the familiar, “Melt”, and “Yellow”, for which Miku’s costume changed to yellow. Fans could not take their eyes off the show for a second.
Hatsune Miku performed “Glass Wall”, a Japan first, toward the middle of the show. She followed with the up-tempo songs “HIMITSU KEISATSU” and “World Is Mine”. She finally ended her set with a costume change and “Tell Your World”.
“HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014” was a showcase of English songs and familiar songs. Fans can watch the broadcast of “HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in New York ~Live~” on November 22 (Saturday). Those who cannot wait till the broadcast can view a trailer of the show on the WOWOW website.
[WOWOW] HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2014 in New York ~Live~ digest video
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"HATSUNE MIKU EXPO in New York ~Live~"
November 22 (Saturday) 7:15pm [WOWOW Live]
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