Hatsune Miku’s ‘Magical Mirai 2013’ concert to be broadcast in LA and NYC

magical-mirai-el-proximo-concierto-de-hatsune-miku-vocaloid-llegara-a-mexico-el-31-de-agosto-730x443Created originally as a character for the popular Vocaloid music software, Digital Pop Idol Hatsune Miku has exploded into a full-blown pop franchise around the world. Miku made her US debut in 2011 at Anime Expo, selling out of tickets within four hours and playing to a packed audience at the Nokia Theatre. Her latest concert, titled Magical Mirai 2013, is in such high demand that broadcast company Live Viewing Japan is bringing it to select venues one day later in Los Angeles and New York City on August 31st.

mikuHatsune Miku’s popularity has become a worldwide phenomenon, spawning music from fans of Vocaloid featuring her voice, an exceptional amount of cosplay, a Domino’s pizza app, and even a deal with Toyota for a Miku-sponsored car. While Miku sings far more than she speaks (which is almost never, for the record) fans support her for her vivid personality, sense of style, and the technological marvel that has been her live performances. Taking a page out of the Gorillaz’ Grammy performance with Madonna in 2006, Miku appears on stage as an animated, 3D projection and performs with a live band.

The concert will celebrate 6 years of Hatsune Miku in media, music, and pop culture (or, as everyone is calling it, Miku’s 6th birthday). While the details are sparse, big names such as Tokyo MX, Sony, NicoNico, and SEGA are on board to put on the celebration.

Tickets for the event are available through brownpapertickets for Los Angeles and New York City.

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Raised by Super Mario himself, Catrina Dennis has been buried in nerd culture since childhood. From comics to gaming to classic action flicks, her fandom knows no bounds. In her spare time, Catrina can be found either huddled up in front of her consoles, reading a book, or jamming with her bandmates somewhere within the vast uncharted hills of Southern California.