MEIKO & KAITO Life-Size Statue Crowdfunding Details

The ACT NOW crowdfunding campaign to fund production of life-sized statues for MEIKO and KAITO is set to run from February 17, 5:00 PM to April 19, 11:59 PM (JST)! See below for how you can participate, and what you can get in return!

About the Project

MEIKO celebrated her 15th anniversary on November 5, 2019, and KAITO will be doing the same next year on February 17, 2021. Those at Crypton Future Media who love the pair believe that the time is finally nigh to celebrate them in a grandiose fashion along with the fans who love them, too.

That’s how the current project to create life-size statues of MEIKO and KAITO got started! If successful, MEIKO’s statue will be revealed first at Magical Mirai 2020, then KAITO’s statue during an official Crypton-sponsored event sometime in 2021. They will then be followed by statues for all of the other four piapro characters sometime in 2022! Needless to say, this is turning out to be a long-term project with many goals along the way.

How to Contribute

Registering for ACT NOW

First things first, you’ll need an account with ACT NOW in order to donate. Here’s how to sign up for one:

1) Visit https://actnow.jp/

2) Click on where it says ログイン|新規登録 in the upper-right corner

3) On the next page, click on where it says 新規登録はこちらから, or choose one of the provided services (Facebook, Twitter, or docomo account)

4) Enter the following information.

① Email address
② Nickname (24 characters max)
③ Password
④ Password (confirmation)
⑤ Agree to their terms
⑥ Send confirmation email)

5) Check your inbox for an email from ACT NOW, open the provided link, and your account should be all set!

Donate Starting February 17

The campaign will run from February 17 through April 19, and that is when fans can apply for their desired donation option.

Here’s an easy way to remember the day: it’s right on KAITO’s (Crypton) birthday, February 17! So while you’re uploading or searching for KAITO birthday artwork and songs online, or celebrating in any other way, remember to also log into ACT NOW afterwards!

Crypton also wanted to point out that even if they reach their goal before you pledge your donation, the money can still be used for future projects involving MEIKO and KAITO, so rest assured that it will not go to waste!

Concept Illustration

The rough illustration by iXima for how the statues will look has been previously revealed. However, it is not yet finalized, and Crypton promises that they will reveal the final design once it is complete!

Donation Options

Here are the donation courses that fans can apply for, and what they can get in return!

¥3,000 JPY

– Subscription to an emailed newsletter for updates and news on the statues’ progress
– Clear file folders x2 (MEIKO & KAITO)
– A SONOCA card containing a recorded voice message and explanation about the project

Max number of donors: NO LIMIT

¥15,115 JPY, MEIKO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (MEIKO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (MEIKO)
– Stickers of iXima’s MEIKO

Max number of donors: NO LIMIT

¥15,217 JPY, KAITO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (KAITO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (KAITO)
– Stickers of KAITO

Max number of donors: NO LIMIT

¥30,000 JPY, MEIKO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (MEIKO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (MEIKO)
– Stickers of iXima’s MEIKO and her V3 logo
– An original sake bottle and cup
– Your name on the pedestal for MEIKO’s 15th Anniversary life-size statue

Max number of donors: 15

¥30,000 JPY, KAITO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (KAITO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (KAITO)
– Stickers of iXima’s KAITO and his V3 logo
– An original scarf and scarf pin
– Your name on the pedestal for KAITO’s 15th Anniversary life-size statue

Max number of donors: 15

¥50,000 JPY, MEIKO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (MEIKO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (MEIKO)
– Stickers of iXima’s MEIKO, her V3 logo, and her V1 logo
– An original sake bottle and cup
– Your name on the pedestal for MEIKO’s 15th Anniversary life-size statue
– 1 ticket to a special afternoon stage performance with Meiko Haigo and Naoto Fuuga at Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka on August 9
– An autograph from Meiko Haigo

Max number of donors: 10

¥50,000 JPY, KAITO Course

– The newsletter
– Clear file folder x1 (KAITO)
– The SONOCA card
– 1/10 acrylic stand (KAITO)
– Stickers of iXima’s KAITO, his V3 logo, and his V1 logo
– An original scarf and scarf pin
– Your name on the pedestal for KAITO’s 15th Anniversary life-size statue
– 1 ticket to a special afternoon stage performance with Meiko Haigo and Naoto Fuuga at Magical Mirai 2020 in Osaka on August 9
– An autograph from Naoto Fuuga

Max number of donors: 10

Feelings Course

They are also preparing what they call a “Feelings Course (Okimochi Course お気持ちコース)” for any donor who would like to continue donating even after choosing their first donation course. When you apply and donate to an additional course, you can apply for this Feelings Course as well. When the project is complete and the statues are made, the size of your name on the statue pedestals will enlarged be depending on how many times you applied for the Feelings Course!

Furthermore, this option will be open to anyone who would like to donate, but do not wish to receive any of the above-mentioned rewards.

Hashtag #MK15th_project

Finally, anyone who would like to share their opinions, feelings, illustrations of support or anything for the project, make sure to tweet them on Twitter with the hashtag #MK15th_project. The project organizers will be reading them!


That is all the information that has been revealed for now, but expect much more when the MEIKO & KAITO 15th Anniversary project crowdfunder finally goes live on the 17th!

Links

Hatsune Miku Official Blog

Hatsune Miku’s official Twitter

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