5pb CEO Apologises for Miku Concert Fiasco



The CEO of the company responsible for the live Miku concert fans have condemned as “pathetic” has issued an apology, but fans remain unimpressed.

For some reason deciding to awkwardly deliver a long and tedious series of explanations by way of Twitter, organiser 5pb’s CEO Chiyomaru Shikura attempted to extinguish the flames of Mikumaniac outrage:

“Regarding our inability to satisfy the expectations of some of you, I must apologise. It was inexcusable.”

However, when it comes to addressing the major complaint about the event – that 5pb didn’t even bother using a transparent screen as in previous performances – he expresses surprise that it was omitted, but as a reason only lamely offers “this was the result of the choice that was made,” even after checking with stage staff.

In earlier exchanges he had stated rather oddly claimed he could not apologise, as it would be on behalf of the other parties involved as well as 5pb – this buck-passing only further incited angry Miku fans however, and he soon recanted:

“It’s not that ‘I can’t apologise,’ it is more that ‘I can’t just apologise on my own without consulting everyone involved,’ and this delayed the apology.”

Fans seem less concerned about “what went wrong?” than they are with “why did you think you could get away with this?”, so it seems unlikely this level of contrition will really appease them.

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    Avatar of YakomoFujikawa
    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    02:38 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    CEO uses "apology"

    It wasn't very effective!

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    Comment by yaku
    03:06 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It doesn't even sound like an apology, it's sounds like he's saying people's expectations were too high or unrealistic. Apology my ass (well that's how it sounds to me).

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "I apologise for our shitty organisation"
    "But i dont care because we got enough money from you scum, kthxbye"

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's certainly possible that 5pb isn't entirely to blame though. They might have been given a much lower budget to work with than the team at Sega who organized it last year. Perhaps he's implying that they just weren't able to match last year's show with the resources allocated to them, but he doesn't want to directly blame the people who hired them.

    Still, I can't imagine that adding a half hour commercial break was outside their control. Couldn't they have just had commercials before and after the show, if they found them necessary? If the musicians needed an intermission, I'm sure they could have found something more entertaining to fill that time with.

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    Comment by toyNN
    10:53 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "lower budget" - that's ridiculous. They all just were trying to milk it for more profit! And/or were just way over their heads in trying to produce this concert. The 30min commercial filled break was probably massive technical glitch.

    They've might have single-handedly totally wrecked any future Vocaloid concert.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:06 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Fans use "Rage"

    CEO runs away....

    Fans still under "Rage" effect.

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    Comment by Megidola
    03:37 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    CEO is too scared to move!

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    Comment by Overgamer
    07:45 11/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's super effective!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 11/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    CEO lost all HP.
    CEO is down.
    Corporation releases another CEO on field.
    Corporation steals Fans' Mana Pool.
    Corporation still wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fans Use Rage Lazer

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    Comment by Satonaka
    05:39 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    CEO Cycles through it's ball bag.

    CEO Uses an Apology Pokeball.

    CEO ain't got the balls!

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    Comment by Ecchi-BANZAII
    04:13 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    To much Pokémon White/Black for you guys.
    Way to little Pokémon for me...
    I need to pick it up sometime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fan uses fissure, CEO faints.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    05:15 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    next time they should have a company with a better budget to hold these concerts cuz this shit was all kinds of "cheap and lazy"

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A tv screen with animated characters.

    Seriously, if people wanted to see that, they could just go on youtube and probably get better quality.

    Its not "we didn't have enough resources" its "we ripped people off and will not give them their money back."

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Miku uses Sing, Miku missed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    CEO Apologizes
    Fans Rage Continues
    Wild Magikarp Appears
    Splash No Effect
    CEO Uses Payday on Fans
    CEO Retreats

    Comment by Anonymous

    an apology wont cut it seriously....

    he should promise to never hold an event regarding miku hatsune... seriously that thing was horrible..

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    02:51 11/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Even with the transparent screen I think it would have be only so-so. The models are nice but you don't get the "wow I forgot they are not real" feeling.

    It was just far too MMD for my taste (just based on the videos I have seen so far).

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    Comment by Kiririn
    03:52 11/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The best apology would be a refund. Follow that with an announcement that they would be holding the concert again, properly this time.

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    Comment by Renzo
    12:56 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately, there looks like no refund for the live viewer..

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    Comment by yaku
    03:07 11/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    If they were really sorry, they'd give a full refund of the ticket to each person.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The concert wasn't THAT bad. It was worse than last year, true, but it was enjoyable enough.

    I still had chills when some of the songs played and some moments, like, for instance, Miku running away from the spotlight during "E? Aa, sou" were cute.

    People are exaggerating, as always. I'd wager most of those who comment here haven't even seen the concert and base their own opinion around whatever opinion was posted on SanCon. Many people actually say they enjoyed it and are waiting to buy the BD/DVD, so there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was bad enough to raise so many complains the CEO had to apologize, and that's the whole point of the comment, numbnuts; not if it was bad or shitty-bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Best part of the show in a sad sad way:

    Miku: Now it's time for a 30min break
    Audience: (in unison) Ehhhhh!?!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He shouldn't have to apologise at all.
    All I see are a bunch of babies crying that a different organiser did something different.
    The transparent screen had high levels of glare and a poor viewing angle. 5pb were right in trying a dark backdrop in an attempt to improve quality.
    Don't get me started on all the people commenting here that know absolutely nothing on the subject and yet feel they have the right to complain over something they didn't even pay for.

    I don't see anyone bringing up the fact that the costuming and choreography was greatly improved from last year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 13/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quite true.. still I think they should use the transparent screen, for more "real" effect

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >this was the result of the choice that was made

    no shit?
    rudundant argument is redundant

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    is as if they only cared about making money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still waiting on the Engrish version.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:19 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SEGA-man, to the rescue!
    .... about now would be good.

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    04:55 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    10:16 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I expected them to apologize, I expected the people to not listen to it, even if it was actually a good one & I expected the situation to remind the way it was, not even close to changing...

    While yes, they should never do it again due to the high expectations here was for it...

    At the same time, the fans should really just get over it already as there are far more important things to rage over then some short concert fiasco as they keep calling it...

    I don't even know why they expected it to be to their expectations in the first place? I mean really, whatever, this is not even important anymore imo...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 12/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it just me or is that screen not even a 1/3 of the size of last year?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 13/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I could really care less about Miku but I understand their frustrations. No one goes to a concert to watch a music video!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 14/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He`s acting like a Tsundere, but males simply don`t have appeal when doing that, it only makes them look miserably laughable. Also he`s terrible at it too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 15/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this happened because SEGA wasn't involved. They cannot matched SEGA's animation skill and technology to matched last year's concert. I think they should cooperates again with SEGA for future concerts..

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    Comment by Michael
    13:03 17/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The sad part about the animation is, it was animated by SEGA subsidiary Marza Animation Planet, whose sole purpose in life is to do "quality animations" (i.e., not "video game animations").

    That's like saying your animation was done by Pixar instead of (insert your favorite game engine developer here). One would expect Pixar to have better animations because they're concentrating on animating a full-length, pre-rendered movie as opposed to short-length, realtime-rendered animations like in games.

    It's really sad when your full-length animation team does a worse job than your game-development team.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I hate Miku and the rest of the vocaloids, I think they deserved better than this. Especially knowing what they were supposed to be seeing.

    15:41 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only an a apology not good enough, also they should be begging SEGA to do future concert's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 12/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have watched the show.. it wasn't all that bad. Sure the graphic quality went down compared to the previous concert, but it's quite good actually. Too bad they didn't use the clear screen though...

    If the previous concert scores 100, I would score this one as 85..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's obvious 5pb isn't even nearly capable of handling a project like this. So please let SEGA helm the ship again next time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is like the catholic priest who molested you when you were young finally decided to apologize with the same bullshit reasons after getting caught.


    this is like the retarded US live by VIZ who decided to show a blu ray version of the live instead of an actual live.

    Comment by GodMan
    02:39 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You think it was a budget cut due to last year's perfect performance...

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    Comment by Zippydsmlee
    03:05 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gee thats kinda like most top concerts in the US!

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    Comment by alex251
    04:35 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They can apologize with a world concert tour

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    Comment by Kawaii3
    06:09 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would ask for a refund. I don't want my Miku on an ugly-ass black screen.

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    Comment by Nimik
    06:40 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apology not accepted go run your head through a Plasma TV

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fans use "Get Naked!".
    The Third World War starts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 12/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Dying Scream Makes No Sound
    Eden of The East Begins

    Comment by Anonymous

    Люди из России ехали на концерт, уйму денег потратили. А этот дилетант Chiyomaru Shikura и его криворукие подчинённые всё испортили. Деньги и время пропали.
    Эти придурки даже нормальную модель Мику не смогли сделать. У них вышел какой-то непропорциональный мутант, как будто проглотивший прямой штырь.

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    Comment by digited
    08:07 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Анон, а вы уверены, что Санкаку - подходящее место для (пускай и обоснованных) жалоб на русском?

    Your complain is understandable - quite a lot of foreigners spent lots of their money to buy a ticket to that show, plane tickets and hotel and to visit that long awaited concert only to view that lame primitive show, that wasn't even close to last one.
    Sorry for all of you (i could be one of you, but missed chance to buy a ticket).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 11/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Анон, а вы уверены, что Санкаку - подходящее место для (пускай и обоснованных) жалоб на русском?
    Does it have any matter? Who and where? As a matter of fact
    "So i’m not alone thinking that the concert failed… visualisation technology/device: fail hair: total fail lipsync: fail musicians: fail (all new, no communication with vocaloids/listeners at all) communication of vocaloids with listeners: fail producers/developers taking part in show: fail i hoped for some breakthroughs, but it was even a huge step back from last year’s [...]" (c)

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    Comment by digited
    01:13 14/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Да, язык здесь имеет значение. Оглянитесь, анон, это совсем не русскоязычный ресурс, вас просто никто не поймет.

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