Join us May 17-19, 2019.
Hyatt Regency O’Hare & The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Experience Anime Central 2019

Sentai Filmworks and Anime Central have teamed up to host a red-carpet event for this final film in the MADE IN ABYSS two-part compendium series.  MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m.

Red Carpet Premiere

Throughout the weekend Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be holding open casting calls for an upcoming anime.  The attendee casted will win a trip to LA to record in studio.  Make your voice acting dreams come true!

Open Auditions Return

Making a stop at Anime Central, the Fate/Grand Order tour is bringing special entertainment, events and more to our attendees!

Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour

Tour Info

2019 Guest Announcement: Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh is a voice actress, voice director, ADR writer, and casting director.  She’s most well-known in the anime realm for voicing Sailor Moon in the current VIZ Media Release of “Sailor Moon” and “Sailor Moon Crystal,” as well as Mitsuha in “Your Name,” Hinata in “Naruto,” and “Boruto,” Orhime in “Bleach,” Eureka in “Eureka 7,” Yui in “Sword Art Online,” and Mineva in “Gundam Unicorn.” In additional to anime, Stephanie has many voice credits in video games, most recently…

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Membership Badge Mailing

Attendee memberships that were fully paid by April 1, 2019 were eligible for badge shipping at an additional $2 per membership badge. Thanks to the hard work of our staff, we are happy to announce that we mailed out all eligible membership badges on Saturday, April 6! Answers to frequently asked questions about badge mailing can be here. All other membership purchases will be available for pickup with a photo ID during the convention at a Will Call station in the Registration Hall.

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2019 Performer Announcement: Samurai Dan and Jillian

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as a 2019 Performers! He’s the merc with the mouth and his swordplay always comes with maximum effort…wait; it’s not who you think it is! However, there ARE similarities: both fight with swords for pay, both run their mouths, both have beautiful love-of-their-lives, and sadly, both look the same beneath their masks/headwraps! Samurai Dan and his lovely lady Jillian teach sword and self defense classes, give…

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2019 Industry Guest Announcement: Darius Hambleton

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Darius Hambleton proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime Games! Darius Hambleton has always been a lifelong fan of comics, anime, video games and board games. While Strange Machine Games was founded by co-owner Jeff Mechlinski in 2015, in late 2017 Darius joined forces to take Strange Machine Games to the next level. SMG aims to make the most dynamic and interesting Board Game and RPG products on the…

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2019 Industry Guest Announcement: Jason Thompson

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Jason Thompson proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime Games! Jason Thompson is the designer of the tabletop game Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics and co-designer of Cartooner (with Jumana Al Hashal).As the author of Manga: The Complete Guide, a manga reviewer for Otaku USA and Anime News Network, and a manga editor for VIZ for over 10 years (including working as the launch editor of the USA edition of SHONEN JUMP), he has…

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