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2018 Guest Announcement: Shuzilow.HA

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shuzilow.HA as a 2018 Guests of Honor!   Shuzilow.HA (also known as Shujirou Hamakawa) was born on July 7, 1966 in Kobe, Japan. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an animator at Anime R. He was a video game designer at Konami from 1989 to 1998, and he returned to animation to work for Production I.G. from 1998 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been offering his services as…

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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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