ACen Online Merchandise Orders

During our Anime Central Online event in May, we opened an online store offering select merchandise. The store was only open during the online event; however, we wanted to give you all an update on these orders and a place to reach out if you need help with these orders. July Order Update The pre-order items have come in, and the remaining orders have shipped out as of 7/11. Please allow 2-5 business days for shipping. If you have any…

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The Midwest Animation Promotion Society Scholarship Program

The Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) would like to share some information about our annual scholarship program: Each year MAPS awards $9000 in four scholarships to students in our community who appreciate our mission to help them follow their passions! A first prize of $3000 and a second prize of $1500 are available for full time college students majoring in each of the following studies: The Rider Scholarship for Japanese Language, Literature and Asian Studies and the M.A.P.S. scholarship for Illustration and…

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Anime Central 2020 Graduation

We’ve all experienced many changes in the way we go about our days during this world pandemic. Mostly we feel the effects of physical distancing and how that informs our day to day life, our changed interactions with people, and the events we look forward to all year round. When we got together as a team, we began to talk about how we can support our community and handle those feelings of disconnection and loss. There’s a group of our…

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Anime Central Online: Cosplay Collage

As you know, and to the disappointment of all, Anime Central 2020 has been cancelled. However, the ACen spirit is still fighting and the opportunity to share your costume lives on! We are pleased to offer a Cosplay Collage to showcase the costumes our community has been planning. Even while practicing social distancing, let’s come virtually together to celebrate our creativity and craftsmanship! The Costume Events staff (Masquerade, Gatherings, Hall Cosplay) is hereby requesting a 7-10 second video of you…

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Cancellation of Anime Central 2020

Dear Anime Central Community, We want to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and what that means for the event and your safety.  We have been working closely with our internal teams and external partners to fully grasp and understand all the options available to us, and most importantly, if we would be able to deliver the same quality of an event safely.   With that being said,…

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Information for our Attendees regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

3/20/2020: Cancellation of Anime Central 2020 We want to thank all of you for being patient with us while we have been monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and what that means for the event and your safety.  We have been working closely with our internal teams and external partners to fully grasp and understand all the options available to us, and most importantly, if we would be able to deliver the same quality of an event safely.   With that…

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A New World music from Final Fantasy: 2020 Performer

Anime Central is honored to announce that A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy will be at our 2020 event. This concert event will take place on Sunday, May 17th. The producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to present an intimate FINAL FANTASY music experience. We have taken the majesty and power of the symphony orchestra and distilled it down to itsmost intimate, achingly beautiful elements. A New World: intimate music from…

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Vinland Saga: 2020 Guest Announcements

Anime Central is honored to announce that the team behind Vinland Saga will be attending our 2020 event! This will include the following 5 members of the Vinland Saga creative team. Vinland Saga Guest Announcements Shuhei Yabuta (Director) Takahiko Abiru (Character Designer) Hiroshi Seko (Script Writer) Hiroya Hasegawa (Animation Producer) Yutaka Yamada (Music Composer)

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Yutaka Yamada: 2020 Guest Announcement

Yutaka Yamada was born in 1989. He entered the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and studied under music composers, Toshiyuki Watanabe and Yutaka Matsuo. There he learned music theory of deep and wide varieties. In 2011, he debuted as a film music composer in the Fuji television drama Marumo no Okite (Marumoʼs Rule). Later on, Yutaka Yamada started work on other visual works such as commercials and movies. His original soundtrack to the TV animation Tokyo Ghoul has been played…

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