News Hatsune Miku London Screening on November 29 (Updated)
Update - The date of this event is awaiting final confirmation. According to the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, it had been changed to Monday November 28, but this has since been contradicted by the organisers.
There will be a screening of a "live" performance of the virtual Japanese idol singer Hatsune Miku at London's Apollo Piccadilly cinema on November 29, according to the website of the distributor Live Viewing.
The event is part of a world tour for the virtual Vocaloid singer, who appears in the concert film "Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011 39's LIVE in SAPPORO." (The film shows an event which took place in northern Japan in August.) The U.K. screening follows a theatrical simulcast of the film in nine U.S. cities on November 10, and other Hatsune Miku screenings from Sao Paolo to Paris.
This multi-country concert screening celebrates the November 16 Japanese release of the "Hatsune Miku Live Party 2011" Blu-ray/DVD/CD package. The bundle will include a recording of a Hatsune Miku concert that took place in Tokyo, as well as the Sapporo concert. The retail price of the package is 7,770 yen (about U.K.£63).
Hatsune Miku performed a sold-out multi-projector concert this year at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 2, which is also receiving a Blu-ray, DVD, and CD release at the end of the year. The event was based on the "Miku no Nichi Kanshasai 39's Giving Day" concert in 2010, Hatsune Miku's first solo concert. The virtual idol also appeared "live" in concert in Japan, the United States, and other countries via a traditional screen in 2009.
Update - The website UK Anime reports that Live Viewing is working with the UK distribution company More2Screen, which says tickets will cost £18 (£16 concessions). They will "hopefully" go on sale next week.
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