GEMS COMPANY and SUGAR to Make Guest Appearance
~to Be Opened in Virtual Cast During April 29th – May 1st~
Tokyo, JP (April 23rd, 2021) – Virtual Cast, Inc. (https://corp.virtualcast.jp/) and Gugenka Inc. (https://gugenka.jp/) have announced details for MIKU LAND β mini YOSAKURA, a virtual amusement park dedicated to the virtual singer Hatsune Miku. The world is slated to open from April 29th (Thurs.) – May 1st (Sat.), and users worldwide can visit via the VR live communication service Virtual Cast or the AR app HoloModels (free admission).
┃Visit the spring-themed MIKU LAND to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in VR!
MIKU LAND is a Hatsune Miku-themed amusement park in virtual reality which opens for a limited time in Virtual Cast, a live VR communication service operated by Virtual Cast, Inc. Following the winter-themed edition held last February, the latest installment “mini YOSAKURA” will introduce MIKU LAND with a spring-themed makeover filled with illuminated cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
Amidst the breathtaking view, visitors can get together in groups for VR picnics and purchase exclusive VR items which include flyable VR drones, life-size Hatsune Miku digital figures and virtual cosplay outfits. Visitors also have the rare opportunity to meet up with virtual idols face-to-face and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. Immersive VR attractions (VR rhythm games and VR snowball fights) introduced in the previous edition will be made available again for all to enjoy.
┃New Characters at Meet & Greet
Virtual Idol Group GEMS COMPANY and Virtual Singer Sugar
In addition to Piapro characters such as Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin & Len and VTuber Shinonome Megu, members of the virtual idol group GEMS COMPANY produced by Square Enix will be making a special guest appearance inside MIKU LAND. Additionally, on May 1st, 13:00-14:00 JST, Virtual Singer Sugar will also be appearing to guide English speaking audiences. Visitors can https://www.youtube.com/c/SUGAROCK_Chup with their favorite idols in VR and enjoy chatting and taking photos.
┃The VOCALOID COLLECTION COLLABORATION
The VOCALOID Collection (April 24th-25th) is an online/offline festival dedicated to Vocaloids where hundreds of music creators will take part in a music contest using singing voice synthesizer software (eg. Vocaloids). In MIKU LAND, top-ranking songs will be played inside the venue as a background music.
┃VOCA COLLE VR NIGHT
On May 1st, 19:00 – 21:00 JST, Virtual Cast will also be hosting VOCA COLLE VR NIGHT, a DJ event in VR space which will feature top ranking Vocaloid original songs and remixes from Vocaloid Collection’s music contest. The show will be streamed live on Niconico Live-streaming and comments posted by viewers will appear as a 3D object inside the venue. After the event, 3D items and background used in the venue will be made available to users for free via the 3D asset sharing service THE SEED ONLINE to enable users to hold their very own DJ events.
【MIKU LAND β mini Yosakura- DETAILS】
■Dates : April 29th (Thurs.) 19:00 JST – May 1st (Sat.) 16:00 JST, 2021
■Venue : Main Venue > Virtual Cast (PC)
Sub Venue > HoloModels (iOS/Android)
■Admission Fee : Free
■Host : Virtual Cast, Inc., Gugenka Inc
■Cooperation : Crypton Future Media, INC.
■World Architecture : Takeru Shoji Architects
■Twitter : https://twitter.com/Mikuland_info
【MIKU LAND DAY 1】April. 29th, 2021 19:00-23:00 JST (Opening Ceremony：19:00-19:30 JST)
Niconico – https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv331153309
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M7m0ufZDYM
【MIKU LAND DAY 2】April. 30th, 2021 19:00-23:00 JST
Niconico – https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv331313742
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWACAyKmxLY
【MIKU LAND DAY 3】May. 1st, 2021 13:00-16:00 JST (Closing Ceremony：15:45-16:00 JST)
Niconico – https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv331313787
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSeiehOwl9o
【VOCA COLLE VR NIGHT】May. 1st, 2021 19:00-21:00 JST
Niconico – https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv331402518
[What is “Hatsune Miku”?]
Hatsune Miku is music software developed by Crypton Future Media, INC., which enables anyone to make their computer sing by entering lyrics and melodies. As a massive number of users created music using the software and posted their works on the Internet, Hatsune Miku quickly evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Moreover, Hatsune Miku has gained much attention as a character, involved in many fields such as merchandising and live performance as a virtual singer. Her popularity continues to spread across the globe. https://piapro.net
※Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO and KAITO are also virtual singers developed by Crypton Future Media, INC.
[What is “GEMS COMPANY”?]
GEMS company is an idol group produced by Square Enix. The group consists of 12 girls who met through the internet and each member has their own unique personality and dreams.
■Official Website : https://gemscompany.jp/
[Who is “Sugar”?]
Sugar is a singer-songwriter and video content creator who loves rock music. She also speaks both Japanese and English.
■Official YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/SUGAROCK_Ch
■Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/SUGAROCK_jp
[Who is “Shinonome Megu”?]
Shinonome Megu is a girl living in Hiyorioka, Tokyo. She’s active as a songwriter, picture book author, leading actress for a VR musical and a VTuber with a goal to bring happiness to everyone.
■Official YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/MeguRoom
■Official Twitter : https://twitter.com/megu_shinonome
HoloModels is a cross-device digital figure app (AR/VR compatible) which enables users to decorate their spaces with poseable anime AR figures made with 3DCG. Users can also attend exhibitions and events held in augmented reality from their smartphones. HoloModels is operated by Gugenka Inc.
-Download (App Store) – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/digital-figure-holomodels/id1327786451
(Google Play) – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csreporters.HoloModels
[About Virtual Cast]
Virtual Cast is a VR live communication service that enables users to become avatars of their choosing and engage in a plethora of virtual activities. Users can live-stream from their virtual studio/room via live-streaming services such as Niconico Live-streaming (https://live.nicovideo.jp/) and Youtube. Furthermore, multiple users from around the globe can also gather in the same virtual studio/room to enjoy communication and share experiences. Virtual Cast is operated by Virtual Cast, Inc. – jointly developed by Dwango Co., Ltd. (https://Dwango.co.jp/english/index.html) and infinite loop Co., Ltd. (https://www.infiniteloop.co.jp/).
-Download (Steam): https://store.steampowered.com/app/947890/VirtualCast/
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