28 June 2012

Hatsune Miku to hold concert in Hong Kong & Taiwan

For the first time ever, virtual idol Hatsune Miku is coming to Hong Kong and Taiwan for a concert performance!

The official tour title in English is Hatsune Miku Hong Kong & Taiwan First concert “MIKUPA♪”. The concerts will take place on 2nd October (public holiday) in Hong Kong and 6th October in Taiwan.

Date: 2nd October
Venue: KITEC Star Hall (http://www.kitec.com.hk/eng/index.php)
Performance Time: Afternoon show 14:00 / 15:00 ; Night show 19:00 / 20:00 (Local time)
Price: A-section (680HKD), B-section (480HKD), C-section (280HKD) ; A & B are all standing, whereas C is seated
Ticket Sale: HKTICKETING (www.hkticketing.com), sales to begin on 12th July

Date: 6th October
Venue: Taipeishow (http://www.taipeishow.com.tw/)
Performance Time: Afternoon show 13:00 / 14:00 ; Night show 18:00 / 19:00 (Local time)
Price: A-section (2900TWD), B-section (2200TWD), C-section (1500TWD) ; all standing for all sections
Ticket Sale: http://www.ticket.com.tw/, sales to begin on 12th July

Miku has performed in Japan, as well as in Singapore and in USA. While there were past concerts broadcast to cinemas before, now it's time for fans in Hong Kong and in Taiwan to see her singing on stage live in holographic form!

While fans rejoice getting to see Miku "in person", others question why one should bother watching something that is not real but a hologram fixed on a screen. This can generate quite a debate due to the unusual nature of Miku as a voice synthesiser mascot-turned virtual idol (though some may disagree with me on this particular description), but I suppose part of the fun of being in a concert is enjoying the atmosphere, which one can't have while watching her on a video screen of a computer or other devices.

So, if there will be a Miku concert taking place in or near your area, will you go? I personally am on the fence at the moment. Mostly due to that I don't listen that many her songs or know the composers of the songs, or know who I should go with should I decide to do so. Well, there's still a fair amount of time for me to think about before making the final decision. It may be interesting to see how it is like attending one of these compared to, say, L'arc~en~Ciel earlier this year!



  1. Not sure she would ever come near me, but like you, I would be on the fence. I think it is a unique experience and one that may be more the norm in the future.

    Why have artist fly all over the world, when they can do the same thing in a studio and broadcast it?

  2. October? Boo!!! If they delayed it by a month, I might have made it. Then again, I care not for Hatsune Miku but I too want to know what the fuss is about with these "live" shows.

  3. おおおおおお!!!行きます!行きますぞ!

  4. @ bluedrakon:
    Hologram concert does not limit to Miku only, as I heard that rapper Tupac has such performances too, so we may see more of such thing in the future.

    I think fans like to attend concerts because they want to see the artist(s) performing in front of their eyes in flesh and in live. But for entities that don't truly exist in matter, it does bring up a few questions.

    @ gundamjehutykai:
    Oh is your plan on coming to Hong Kong now set? If so I'll mark it on the calender!

    The concept of "live" hologram shows and concerts can be questionable, and it leads to people asking the point of such things in the first place. I don't really know the answer, but I may like to go to one myself and witness the atmosphere personally.

    @ Yui:
    Ooh maybe we can go together? I'll be interested to find someone to go with!

  5. Hey I'm a major fan of Miku who lives in the US, I've known about "Her" (we like to think of her as a person) since the end of January this year and i am sort of dieing to see her live.

    We do understand that it is kinda hard to really get why people want to pay money to see a hologram. But we remember that its all created by people who maybe cant sing or choose not to for whatever reason and that there is so much creativty and passion that are put into these songs. We go to see the concert just like how anyone else would want to see their favorite songs performed live. Almost all the music is live, the singing is really the only thing that isnt. Ive watched streams of concerts and have all of them on dvd or blu ray. The atmosphere is very fun and exciting, lots of lights and catchy songs even if you cant even understamd her (i dont know a single word in japanese besides arigato and sayonara.)they even had really really large balls that they had given to the croud at one of the concerts this last march.

    I think, though, that her message can bring people together like it has already, I dont know if this form of entertainment will be more popular in the future but miku certainly is gaining more


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