Chiba City's Logo Becomes Hatsune Miku to Mark Virtual Idol's 10th Anniversary
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Virtually every municipality in Japan has its own symbol that serves as a sort of logo or coat of arms. Due to the resemblance of its symbol to Hatsune Miku, the city of Chiba will change the logo on its website to the virtual idol for one day on August 31.
August 31 will mark the 10th anniversary of Crypton Future Media's original Hatsune Miku Vocaloid software. The transformation will mark the opening of a three-day Hatsune Miku event at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba on September 1. The collaboration will give away 3,000 tin badges to people who follow the city's official tourism social media accounts. The first 150 people to download the Chibab Asobi app and show it to staff at the city's booth at the event will also receive a clear folder.
Crypton Future Media is marking Hatsune Miku's anniversary with various projects. The virtual idol will also appear in the Idol Time PriPara video game starting on October 5. Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX game for PlayStation 4 will ship in Japan on November 22.
Source: Chiba Nippo via Hachima Kikō