2018 Guest Announcement: Kenichi Sonoda

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Kenichi Sonoda as a 2018 Guest of Honor!   Kenichi Sonoda was born on December 13, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan. While attending the Nanba Designer Academy, he formed the doujinshi circle “VTOL” with highschool clubmates, and started self-publishing work. Around that time, he started a part time job at a Kinokuniya bookstore in Osaka, Japan. As word of his drawing skills spread, he created advertisements for magazines, and worked on…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Marco d’Ambrosio

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Marco d’Ambrosio as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Marco d’Ambrosio is a composer, conductor, music producer, instrumentalist and all-around noise maker. He has scored many award-winning films including the anime hits Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OVAs, as well as the Fist of the Blue Sky TV series. Come join him as he presents his work, discusses the anime scoring process and talks about what it takes to…

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2018 Performer Announcement: KPOP and JPOP Battles

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to ANX KPOP and JPOP Battles as a 2018 Performers! Mark your calendars for the return of the ANX KPOP Battles and the debut in the Midwest of the ANX JPOP Battles. These events are open to all and to those wanting to participate in both events are welcome! So gather your crew, sign up, and show us your moves! Sign up closes May 1st! Details Participants can signup and participate in both events.…

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2018 Guest Announcement: A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY as a 2018 Guests of Honor! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area.  We’re back at ACen with new repertoire and a new experience.  Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, the New World Players perform favorites and surprises by all of the FINAL FANTASY composers including Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta,…

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