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Anime Central will return May 16th - 18th, 2025 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare & the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

What is Anime Central?

May 16th-18th, 2025
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center & Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL, 60018
Unique Attendees

What does Anime Central have to offer?


Our event will bring in creators and the talent that brings your favorite anime to life.


The expansive Exhibit Hall is the perfect place to track down merchandise influenced by Japanese culture.


In one of the largest Artist Alleys in the country, Artists offer prints, original artwork, handmade crafts and more.


Throughout the convention, members of the industry and fans will host panels.


Our free-to-play gaming hall includes, tournaments, arcade, PC and console gaming.

What's New?

July 8, 2024 in Guests

Anime Central Guest Requests for 2025

Through our guest requests form, you will be able to request a guest to appear at our next convention! Anime Central 2025 will be held on May 16th-18th, 2025.All that…
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May 22, 2024 in General

Anime Central 2024 Feedback

We humbly thank you for choosing our event for your most recent experience. Your presence was invaluable in making it a success and all of us Volunteers were grateful for…
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May 20, 2024 in General

Lost and Found

During the Convention, lost items are turned into our Customer Service teams on site and we have some items from this years convention. If you are missing something, and want…
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May 12, 2024 in Industry

Convention Exclusive Shirts from Kinema Citrus and Studio Colorido

Anime Central (ACen) is pleased to announce two 2024 limited edition T-shirt designs in collaboration with Studio Colorido and Kinema Citrus. Here is the sneak peak of the two wonderful…
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May 5, 2024 in General, Guests

Convention Schedule Updated with Guest and Industry Programming

Today 5/5, we will be releasing an update to the convention schedule through Guidebook. This update will add international guest autograph sessions, guest sessions and industry sessions. Be advised that…
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May 5, 2024 in Guests, Press Releases

Cassandra Lee Morris will Appear at Anime Central

Anime Central is happy to announce that Cassandra Lee Morris will appear at the 2024 convention.Cassandra Lee Morris is a Los Angeles-based voice actor who has voiced nearly 300 characters…
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