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The End: Hatsune Miku Opera @ OzAsia Festival

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by Jonathon Tonkin (subscribe)
I'm a 26 year old male Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing and Communication) at UniSA in 2014. As well as writing for WN I have also done pieces for the Adelaide 36s and Mawson Lakes Living.
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The End: Hatsune Miku Vocaloid Opera
Japanese culture has been part of Australia for a long time now. From food to festivals to anime conventions, Australians have partaken of and enjoyed many parts of Japanese culture. Now thanks to the OzAsia festival the phenomonon that is Hatsune Miku has hit Australian shores. Hatsune Miku is but the next aspect of the Japanese experience that is taking the world by storm.

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The End by Keiichiro Shibuya

Put simply Hatsune Miku is the future of music. To go into more detail, she is a computer program known as a Vocaloid. She is designed as an instrument that can emulate a Japanese singer producing any word and any note. She was the first of a line of Vocaloids to become popular in Japan to the point where she now fills stadiums and concerts halls with people who love Vocaloid music and the virtual personality which is Hatsune Miku.

The End is Hatsune Miku's first opera, conceived by Japanese composer, Keiichiro Shibuya. The End explores Hatsune Miku as a person as she considers the idea that she is a perpetually ageless 16 year old and compares herself to other humans. With an advanced hologram media set up, costumes designed by Louis Vuitton and enchanting music from Shibuya, The End is the next step in virtual performances and future music. This is sure to be a highlight in the OzAsia Festival.

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Hatsune Miku on the main stage.

As part of the event all Greenroom members have been invited to a special red carpet event held just before the performance on the 4th of October. The event runs from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Space Theatre Foyer. Don your favourite cosplay outfit and set foot on the red carpet and have your photo taken by professional cosplay photographer, Steamkittens. BKG Cosplay will also be on hand to help you look your best with make-up done by a professional cosplay make-up artist. This pre-event is free for all Greenroom members. Click here for more details.

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When: 3-4 October 2017
Where: Dunstan Playhouse
Cost: $45-$49
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