Hatsune Miku’s bid to break the barriers of space-time and enter our reality continues strong this September, when Magical Mirai hosts a puzzle hunt and AR walk experience.
Magical Mirai Quest 2017 is a collaboration between the event and live puzzle creators NazoMate. Taking place during this year’s event, it will send fans on a treasure hunt around Makuhari Messe Halls 1 and 2. Tickets cost 1,000 yen (regular ticket) or 1,800 yen (ticket featuring Miku), and come with a printed pack that will help you navigate the puzzle. Sorry, the pack is in Japanese only.
Winners of the experience will receive one of five random plastic badges, featuring Miku in her Magical Mirai costumes of the last five years:
Those unable to complete the game in the allotted time will still receive a participation badge:
Still want to get some more steps in? There’s always Miku☆Sanpo! The AR smartphone experience is teaming up with Magical Mirai for some cute merchandise and crossover goodies.
The Miku☆Sanpo app uses Google’s Tango technology to place a life-sized Miku in the real world and take pictures of or with her. Grab a Magical Mirai shirt like the one she’s wearing in this special sprite (3,000 yen in the exhibition hall), and you can be twinsies for a selfie!
Players of the NazoMate puzzle game who also participate in the AR experience can pick up a Miku sliding puzzle keychain:
Gatebox, which is currently working on a VR Miku for your home, will also have a presence in the exhibit hall.
Magical Mirai takes place from September 1-3 in Makuhari Messe.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.