Musical Guests

Musical acts.

Mika Takeuchi and AKIRA Messages to Fans

Mika Takeuchi:


Hello everyone.
I am Mika Takeuchi, the designer of Mika Takeuchi brand
This time, Anima Central has invited us to have our first show in Chicago.
Please join us!
See you



Hello to everyone in the U.S.
Hello I am Akira.
This year i am planning to have live events and fashion showRead more


AKIRA 2015

Popular with the teen to 20s age groups in Japan, AKIRA has been the main boys style model for one of Japan’s biggest young fashion style magazines. Even though she is a woman, she has been able to transform herself into a male fashion style icon.

She is known to be called “AKIRA-sama” by her fans, and has been featured on the front cover of fashion magazines many times.Read more

A New World

From AWR Music Productions, producers of the internationally acclaimed concert tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the return performance of A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY! Concert tickets are free to Anime Central attendees and, for the first time, A New World welcomes FINAL FANTASY composer Naoshi Mizuta in attendence.Read more

SCANDAL Video Message

As Anime Central approaches, everyone is getting ready for an incredible weekend. And that includes SCANDAL! Here’s a short video message from the band about their upcoming stop in Chicago for Anime Central!

More info about the band and concert here!



SCANDAL is an all girl Japanese pop-rock band from Osaka, Japan. Formed in August 2006, SCANDAL consists of HARUNA (lead vocals, backup guitar), MAMI (lead guitar, backup vocals), TOMOMI (bass, backup vocals), and RINA (drums, backup vocals), who all met attending the same voice and dance school in Osaka.

Since their major debut in 2008, SCANDAL has skyrocketed to the tops of the Oricon charts and became the fastest girl band to ever perform at the Nippon Budokan since debuting.Read more