2020 Guest Announcement: J. Michael Tatum

J Michael Tatum Anime Central has announced that American Voice Actor, J Michael Tatum, will attend their event May 15-17, 2020. Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive actor/writer spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.  Cast…

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2020 Guest Announcement: Riho Iida

Riho Iida, known as “Rippi”, is a Japanese actress, voice actress, narrator, and singer.  She is best known as the voice of Rin Hoshizora from the Love Live! group μ’s, the popular school idol multimedia franchise that is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Rippi debuted as a young actress in the year 2000, and got national attention in 2002 when she was cast in the regular NHK educational TV program Tensai Terebi-kun, which she continued to appear as a regular member for 4 years.  Thereafter she…

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2020 Guest Announcement: Itsuki Akata

Anime Central is honored to announce that Japanese Illustrator, Itsuki Akata will be joining us this year! Itsuki Akata is an illustrator from Japan, originally from Osaka, with the PC game company Freefullsoft. Active since the 1990’s, Akata established the game brand “Q-X” with Shou Matsumori. Akata’s representative works include the illustration collection Excellent Punitto and the light novels Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!and Dragon Crisis, in addition to being credited as “Original Creator (Illustrator)” for the anime…

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2020 Guest Announcement: FUNA

Anime Central is honored to announce that Japanese Novelist, FUNA will be joining us this year! FUNA is a writer originally from the Kansai region of Japan, who currently resides in the Kanto area. Debuting with Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! published by Earth Star Novel in May of 2016, FUNA has also written I Shall Survive Using Potions! as well as Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for my Retirement, and is credited as “Original Creator (Novelist)” for…

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2020 Guest Announcement: Caitlin Glass

Anime Central has announced that ADR Director and Voice Actress, Caitlin Glass, will attend this years event. Anime Central will be held May 15-17, 2020. A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Caitlin was the ADR director for the English dub of the fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as the voice of Haruhi Fujioka. In video games, Caitlin also lends…

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2020 Guest Announcement: Erica Mendez

Anime Central has announced that America Voice Actress, Erica Mendez, will attend this year’s event. Anime Central will be held May 15-17, 2020. Chicago native Erica Mendez is longtime anime and video game fan who put in the work and became a voice actress. She has been fortunate to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus…

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Anime Central Forums to Close 8/1/2019

The forums have been a place for staff and attendees to hang out, get on the hype train for the next convention and give feedback for more than a decade; however, all good things come to an end.  The decision has been made to shut down the forums on 8/1/2019.  We want to thank all the forum goers for all their support over the years. Be sure to follow us on all our social media platforms for all the latest updates for…

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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 to know if we found it, click the button below and fill out the form. If we have it or have more questions about the item we will contact you. Please note, we do not keep any cosplay items or props in lost and found after the convention has ended.…

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2019 Autograph Ticket Distribution

Autograph ticket distribution sessions have been added to Guidebook to help make it easier to identify which tickets we will give out at each distribution. Please note, that distribution times for a few of our sessions have been adjusted so that they are not conflicting with their other events. For example, we will not be distributing autograph tickets for the musicians during their concerts. We encourage all attendees to review these sessions so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.…

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