2020 Guest Announcement: Rie Tanaka

Anime Central has announced that Japanese Voice Actress, Rie Tanaka, will attend this year’s event. Anime Central will be held May 15-17, 2020. Rie Tanaka is a veteran Japanese voice actress with over 25 years in the industry.  She has voiced several iconic characters new and old, including Mitsuki Sanada from Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Chii from Chobits, Yomi from Azumanga Daioh, Lacus Clyne from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series, Hikari Kujou from Pretty Cure Max Heart, Sugintou from…

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ACEN 2020 Exhibitor and Artist forms are now open!

This year there is one form for both exhibitors and artists to do their sign up on. Please note filling out this form does not guarantee placement in any of our exhibits. For specific details on each type of booth option and to decide which path to choose visit Exhibitor and Artist Alley pages. Please note you may not apply for both, if you do your company will forfeit its chance to apply with us.

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ACen 2019 Guidebook

The Anime Central 2019 Guidebook is here so you can download the app and begin planning all the fun you can squeeze into one weekend! To get this app you need to download Guidebook from your apple or android app store and search the guide AnimeCentral2019! Within this guidebook you have the whole schedule of events right at your finger tips. You can make custom to do lists, build your schedule for ACen and even set alarms for the events…

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VIZ Originals Portfolio Reviews at ACEN 2019

A very special announcement and opportunity for all of our artist fans! Our friends at VIZ Media will be holding portfolio reviews for VIZ Originals at ACen 2019! If you are a creator interested in publishing with VIZ, the portfolio review is a great opportunity for you to meet the editors and get feedback on your creative work. Imagining amazing stories and honing your artistic skills can take time and we want to encourage you to get to the next…

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“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event

“MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight” to Premiere at Anime Central with Red-Carpet Event MADE IN ABYSS: Wandering Twilight will premiere at Anime Central in Rosemont, IL, on Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. 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. Picking up where MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn left off, Wandering Twilight continues the adventures of plucky cave raiders, Riko and Reg, as they confront the mysterious Abyss where…

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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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2019 Industry Guest Announcement: Eric Price

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Price proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime Games! Eric Price is the founder and President of Japanime Games. He began his journey in Table Top gaming in the 1990’s buying and trading collectible card games. Since establishing Japanime Games in 2010, Eric has produced over 30 titles from designers all over the world, and Japanime Games titles are now produced in 8 languages. Eric travels to Japan…

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2019 Industry Guest Announcement: Brett Finnell

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Brett Finnell proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime Games! Brett Finnell has been designing board games since 2016 and watching anime since the late 80s. His first published title is Love Battle! High School, which translates the crazy antics of the harem genre into a playful but tactical board game. Brett tries to find interesting niche themes that reflect his eclectic tastes and turn them into games that…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Crunchyroll

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Crunchyroll as a 2019 Industry Partner! Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast, through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Windows Phone, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Playstation®Vita, Xbox LIVE® on Xbox 360…

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