Miku pperforming at Xmas Hyper Japan ?! by Aisha Anime

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Attention Vocaloid enthusiasts – Hatsune Miku is set to land at this year's HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market in a big way! For the very first time, the hugely successful Vocaloid volunteer organisation Mirai no Neiro (Sound of the Future) will be gracing UK shores to bring the best in 3D Vocaloid concert technology to our concert room. Fans will be able to watch a large-scale projected image of Miku singing and dancing in all her pigtailed glory at selected show times running throughout the event. Vocaloid-themed talks and activities will also delight both newcomers and veterans to this fascinating music scene, so don’t miss out on this exclusive chance to sing, dance, learn and have fun with Japan’s undisputed pop princess and her fans from around the globe. 

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As if that wasn't enough excitement,  HYPER JAPAN have decided that guests to their Christmas Market deserve a special festive treat in the form of free samples of delectable Japanese alcoholic beverages, ranging from sweet umeshu (plum wine) to stiffer spirits such as the renowned Suntory and Nikka whiskies. They’ll be making our way around the venue with a tray of delights which over-18s are more than welcome to try out – so why not come along and discover your new favourite drink completely free of charge?  Go to the Hyper Jpan website for more updates.

~Aisha Anime~

Have you booked your HYPER JAPAN tickets yet? by Aisha Anime

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The J-culture event of the year is almost upon us! If you haven't reserved your tickets yet, take a look at our tickets page to see what's available. Ticket sales for each day will close the evening before, so don't leave things til the last minute! To avoid disappointment, pre-book in advance as tickets on the door will be limited. 

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What you can expect from HYPER JAPAN 2014

Food & Drink: The Sushi Awards and the Sake Experience will be packed with Japanese food and drink experts, ready to educate and entertain you as you sip and taste their gourmet offerings. If you'd love to learn easy Japanese cookery, or perhaps enjoy some free tea and other samples, don't miss TASTE JAPAN! And if that's not enough to fill your belly, our food court will be selling authentic Japanese street food, snacks, sweets, candies, ingredients, hot and cold drinks, health foods, and much more.

Stage Shows: Last year’s technodelic sensation SIRO-A is coming back with more exciting performance. Plus, not one, but two major acts combine Japanese traditional culture and bleeding-edge tech, as Den Entertainment's "The Sake" and Opera AOI debut on our stage! Returning J-pop favourites Yanakiku and Yun*chi are joined by Anna Yano and Anime theme singer Nagi Yanagi, so music fans have a lot to look forward to. Japan's high-tech side gets a showing with robotics from Robo Garage and ITK. You can check out our full list of exciting guests here.

Kawaii Fashion: HYPER KAWAii!! is bursting at the seams with Harajuku style! There's a Kawaii stage with content running all weekend, a makeover area and extreme fashion/cosplay wigs to try on, and a host of amazing Japanese KAWAii!! guests who you won't meet anywhere else in the UK!

Anime, Manga and Gaming: There's entertainment on offer at HYPER JAPAN to keep visitors amused all weekend. Gamers will love the Nintendo and Bandai Namco areas. With manga comics from Kodansha and exhibitors like Manga Entertainment, lovers of Japanese pop culture will find plenty to enjoy. NHK World will also be providing plenty of fun, with beloved mascot Domo-Kun present for all three days of the event!

Tradition: Experience Japan's ancient arts and crafts at HYPER JAPAN.  Discover the ancient art of Bonsai from award-winning masters, what it's like to wear a kimono, learn the ninja arts, and hear authentic Japanese instruments and folk music.

Shopping: You can find an unmatched range of Japanese goods for sale in our hall. As well as goods from many of our aforementioned exhibitors and food court, you can check out bleeding-edge cool and hand-made traditional craft goods at our  HYPER Fringe Market, including a selection of art and artists. 

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