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Miku Expo Malaysia 2017 – SOLD OUT in 60 minutes

To be honest I was quite sure this concert was going to be SOLD OUT! The only question was how soon! haha And more concerned if the local fans here in the very fortunate host country… did they managed to get some tickets for themselves :/

What I actually expected this morning was to wake up & login in to the http://www.myticket.asia and read that the site had crashed from the amount of people trying to get in xD haha a big “ERROR 521 – Server Down” sign haha But then again it was already announced there were only 6,500 tickets available…. but then again it’s Miku… people from Europe might even be trying to get some tickets!!

Exact details are not yet known…. sometimes this doesn’t mean that the all tickets are sold out, X amount of physical tickets are still available for a later date…. block booking amount of tickets for corporate folks, or even X amount allocated for upcoming contests for the sponsors + partners!

Anyhow there will be many fans disappointed that they couldn’t get tickets… but I congratulate the organisers Astro for a job well done. Why? Well because this is the first time in a very long time that a Japanese artiste concert has been professionally organised & SOLD OUT!!

So at the end of the day, it’s a WIN for MALAYSIA… something very scarce these days. It’s a win for MALAYSIA fans as probably more Japanese concerts will be hosted here in our own country! We have a pretty big land for an Asian country and our currency is weak compared to the giants of Asia. So to all the organisers, artiste, celebrities… come and host your event here!! Haha

#MikuExpoMY #MikuExpo #MikuPa #HatsuneMiku #MikuExpo2017 #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain #Vocaloids #CryptonFutureMedia #AstroMalaysia #AstroMY #AxiataArena #BukitJalil

Lots of Love from
– The Captain –

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Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017 – Press Launch

A month ago, Comic Fiesta dropped the Earthbound Papas bomb on us and the fans went nuts. Then a MikuPa page was made for Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017… on the same date of 16 December 2017 with no additional information till this date – the date of the press launch!!

It was a busy weekend & week but I managed to get my Magical Mirai Yokohama 2013 ready… and I am all set! So excited! 

I already had a few questions on my mind and upon arriving at TGV 1 Utama… a few were already answered. The Q & A session with the media was good as fellow Geek writers The Hyped Geek, started of with the mother of all questions – WHY WAS THIS DATE CHOSEN FOR MIKUEXPOMY? One of the most spicy Q&A sessions at a press conference I have ever attended 😀 On another note… come one the organisers are pros & corporate giants… the questions we’rent spicy enough to say it was spicy!! haha

Anyhow, here are the sights and info gathered, followed by the official press release!

On stage was the 3 most important people of the day! Mr. Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager of Crypton Future Media, Mr. Henry Tan COO of Astro Holdings Berhad and Mr. Ng Yubin, from the eGG Network, in which I believe with be a driving & promoting force for the pre-concert activities and promotions.

So Nishio-san started off by introducing Hatsune Miku everyone.

Followed by Mr. Henry Tan & Mr. Ng.

Next the opening acts were unveiled, which were chosen by the folks at Astro. They are YouTube Sensation Ms. Chaleeda Gilbert featuring Thai Rapper Dandee and the hottest star in Malaysia Mr. Zizan Razak aka. Abang Long Fadil!

Chaleeda Gilbert, of Thai and British descent, the first international act to be signed to Rocketfuel Entertainment, Malaysia’s #1 Indie Music label. Zizan is no stranger to the average Malaysian. Accomplished comedian, actor, singer, rapper, host, TV personality and a favourite in the hearts of Malaysians.


He will be singing a duet with Miku… for the concert and we’re speculating it’s gonna be a malay song or maybe it would be Zizan’s own single “Chentaku” produced with SonaOne… that will feature Miku!! Who knows at this point 😀 haha

Tickets are priced as follows. The tickets go on sale Sunday, 8 October 2017 at 10am on http://www.myticket.asia

Details on what other pre-concert activities will be announce as time progresses.

Check out our full photo album on Facebook here!

So there you have it:
Hatsune Miku Live in Malaysia 2017
16 December
Axiata Arena , Bukit Jalil (formerly Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium)
https://www.facebook.com/mikuexpo2017mys/

I wanted to end with this joke! For all the friends & fans out there who call Miku their WAIFU, take a good look at Nishio-san, because he could be the closest you get to a LEGIT ‘uncle’ in this sense xD haha I had a great time.

Thanks to Astro and Crypton Future Media for having us and for making Miku’s concert in Malaysia a reality! – The Captain –

#MikuExpoMY #MikuPa #HatsuneMiku #MikuExpo2017 #Malaysia #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #Astro #AstroMY #AstroMalaysia #CryptonFutureMedia #HenryTan #KimitakaNishio

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Here is the official press release:

MAKE A DATE WITH HATSUNE MIKU ON 16 DEC!

FIRST EVER VIRTUAL SINGER LIVE CONCERT IN MALAYSIA BY ASTRO & CRYPTON FUTURE MEDIA

KUALA LUMPUR, – Fans of global sensation Hatsune Miku can now meet their virtual idol “live in person”! Astro in partnership with Crypton Future Media, INC is bringing the highly anticipated, Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 – to Malaysia (#MikuExpoMY). This first of its kind concert performance is for one night only on 16 December at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil.

The teal-haired 16-year-old cyber celebrity from Japan has over 2.5 million fans globally and 80,000 loyalists in Malaysia. Hatsune Miku has collaborated with Pharrell Williams, supported Lady Gaga on her ArtRave tour and has a repertoire of hundreds of thousands of songs in multiple languages.

Henry Tan, Astro Chief Operating Officer said, “Astro is excited to bring the first ever Hatsune Miku live concert to Malaysia. This ground-breaking concert is the only performance in Southeast Asia this year, so be sure not to miss this sensational experience. As the voice of the future, Hatsune Miku brings forth a new and novel experience where her songs and performances are crowd sourced from millions of fans globally.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia, has already caught the interest of many fans since it was announced at the Hatsune Miku event “Magical Mirai 2017” on 31st August 2017, coinciding with her 10th anniversary celebration in Japan. On concert day, fans can expect official merchandise booths, cosplayers, and other fun activities at the venue before Hatsune Miku takes the centre stage.”

Hatsune Miku is a unique content that has a strong following internationally as she transcends culture, language and borders.

Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager at Crypton Future Media, said “Three years ago, Hatsune Miku Expo kicked off in South-East Asia with a historic live performance and exhibition in Jakarta that set the foundations of this fan-centred event celebrating collaborative creativity.

This year, after 48 performances in 7 countries around the world, we are happy to be back in the region for Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia. We know Hatsune Miku already has a strong fanbase in the country, but we also hope to introduce her and the culture around her to many more people in the area.”

YouTube sensation, Chaleeda Gilbert and Malaysian superstar, Zizan Razak will open the concert for Hatsune Miku.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017, will be held at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil on 16th December 2017 at 8PM. Ticket Prices are RM169, RM269, RM339 and RM439 (excluding ticket fee and GST). Ticket sales will commence on Sunday, 8 October at 10AM online through www.myticket.asia. Get the latest news via mikuexpo.com and fb.com/mikuexpo2017mys.

 

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2017 IN MALAYSIA TICKET PRICING

Category Ticket Prices (RM)*exclude ticket fee & GST
VIP Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 439
Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 339
Category 1 (Free Seating) RM 269
Category 2 (Free Seating) RM 169

Tickets can be purchased from: www.myticket.asia (starting Sunday, 8 October at 10AM)

10 Fun Facts about Hatsune Miku

 

  1. Hatsune Miku was released on 31 August 2007 and her voice was sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita.
  2. Miku’s name comes from putting together the words: First(Hatsu), Sound(Ne), and Future (Miku).
  3. Hatsune Miku isn’t a digital persona for a real singer. She’s actually a synthesised character, called a Vocaloid. Not only is her image on stage generated by computer, but her singing voice is totally synthesised, too.
  4. As her voice can be synthesised, Hatsune Miku sings in multiple languages and has hundreds of thousands of songs available to date!
  5. None of the songs that Hatsune Miku sings and performs actually come straight from Crypton Future Media. Instead, creating her songs is a widespread fan effort, with devotees around the world using her program to write and orchestrate songs for her.
  6. Miku’s outfit design is partly based on a very popular synthesiser keyboard. The colours, and some of the motifs on her clothes are inspired by that instrument.
  7. For a “vocaloid-opera” performance called “The End”, famous Louis Vuitton designer, Marc Jacobs has created a dress specifically for Hatsune Miku.
  8. Hatsune Miku has worked with the biggest acts in the world, from opening for Lady Gaga, to appearing in Pharrell’s music video and singing alongside Japanese artists like Bump of Chicken and Namie Amuro.
  9. Hatsune Miku made television history when she was the very first virtual singer to appear on a major U.S. late night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 7, 2014, as the musical guest.
  10. There are other characters similar to Hatsune Miku from Crypton Future Media such as Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, KAITO and MEIKO. However, Hatsune Miku remains the most popular in the market and became the world’s first virtual idol.

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2015

When is it? Thanks to Malaysia Cosplay Toshokan for the assist 🙂 hohoho

Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre… looks like it will have a VERY Animangaki feel to it 😀


Animax Carnival 2013

The ANIMAX Carnival in 2012 was the first of it’s kind for Malaysia & also the region, I think. There’s cosplay, fun, games & 100% original anime goodies to be won & also given out. The atmosphere was really like a BIG birthday party for anime fans with more than 8,000 visitors over 2 days. 

The Stage is set on the night before.

The stage area is packed during the cosplay competition

And to top it all of Animax flew in their Animate Alodia for the Malaysian fans which made it the perfect cherry on the sundae 🙂 Many got to a chance to see & take pics with Alodia who is dubbed the Asian ‘Cosplay Goddess’ for her stunning beauty, cosplay & her heart warming personality. Alodia is such a sweet-heart 🙂 The response was so over whelming & we all hope that it would be a staple event in Malaysia. 


Alodia as Haruhi Suzumiya at the Animax Carnival 2012 press conference. Pic by Hibiki (H.T. Production) with Anime Shrine 😀

Alodia as Yui from K-ON! On carnival Day 1

So in February 2013 they announced that Animax Carnivale 2013 will take place in March & we all felt it was a good sign. The anticipation had begun because we kind of knew that Animax would bring in yet another celebrity of the genre for the fans… for this Carnival. 

The top view of the sight which was Animax Carnivale 2013

Oh so who was the guest celebrity for the Animax Carnival 2013? It was May’n! This event mark May’ns return to Malaysia.

She was last here in 2010 for her BIG WAVE Concert. For those who don’t know how big of a star May’n is go check out her website. I actually met a group of fans who are from Japan & Singapore who came all the way to watch May’n & cheer her on. they came with their tour tee shirts, tour towels & other merchandise. These guys are truly hardcore fans. 

This years carnival was also special as Animax took a big risk by having the first ‘title specific’ cosplay competition. The contestants could only cosplay  characters from the Fairy Tail series, which is by no means a restriction but it rather turned Day 2 into one big Fairy Tail party with tribute elements & also …FAN SERVICE. 

The Fairy Tail Cosplay Competition contestants

They’re all winners for taking part in this first ‘title specific’ cosplay competition. So the 3 who took home the top prizes are Fishii Loh (1st), Tenny Yukari (2nd) & Kazuki Vinca (3rd).

I’m confident & also hopeful that the ACG community in Malaysia will continue to support the Animax Carnival as it has become the highlight event in the first quarter of the year! Thank you Animax Asia, you’ve made another BIG impact on our 1st quarter of the year. 

Here are some pics from The Captains Cam – Animax Carnival 2013 Album

Here is more videos on May’n stage performance:

Thanks for reading. Please LIKE & Share if you’ve enjoyed it. See you at the next event.


Animax Carnival 2013

The ANIMAX Carnival is back & we at Cosplay-FUN are glad to announce it. This year marks the 2nd outing for such a fun event. We are hoping that this will be a staple on our calender.

Here are the official press release:

Animax Carnival is returning to Malaysia for the second time after last year’s overwhelming response and a successful turnout of approximately 6,000 over two days. This year, the event will be making a bigger and better return but this time at Sunway Pyramid’s Blue Concourse happening from 16 to 17 March.

ANIMAX Fairy Tail Cosplay Competition

One of the key highlights for this year’s Carnival is definitely the Cosplay Competition’s on Sunday, 17 March. Taking a slightly different spin this year, the Cosplay Competition will be based on one of the all-time favourite anime titles, Fairy Tail, which Animax will be airing its latest Season 3 and also maiden movie in March as well.


Registration Period: Ongoing till 20 February
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/334880766616950/

URL: https://www.animax-asia.com/carnival2013my/cosplay
 

WOW! Those are some EPIC prizes!!

Prizes:
1st – Sony tablet, Sony NEX-C3D and RM$1,500 shopping vouchers, Total value = RM$6,000

2nd – Sony Cybershot TX100V camera, Walkman MP3 W262 and RM$900 shopping vouchers, Total value = RM$3,000

3rd – Sony Cybershot W570 camera, Walkman MP3 W262 and RM$300 shopping vouchers, Total value = RM$1,500

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Special Guest – MAY’N will make an appearance on Saturday, 16 March at 1pm & she will also be performing for us!! Come to see her in the flesh & hear her sing the famous anime songs which have made her an Anime Icon. Which songs? Well you’ll have to come by to find out 🙂

May’n takes to the stage at 1pm, Saturday 16 March, 2013.

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HOW TO GET IN on DAY 1 [Sat, 16 March from 10am – 6pm]

  1. Visitors to bring along a January/February/March Astro bill which entitles admission for up to 4 persons.
  2. Even cosplayers who want to gain access into carnival need to bring your Astro bill as in point 1 above.
  3. First 500 Astro Pack subscribers will receive a special gift.[6pm onwards – open to the public.]

Hope to see you all there!!