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 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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2019 Industry Announcement: Japanese Culture Center

The Japanese Culture Center was established in 1977 in Chicago by Aikido Shihan (Teacher of Teachers) and Zen Master Fumio Toyoda to make some of the martial arts, crafts, and philosophical riches of Japan available to the public. Today the JCC continues this tradition, offering classes in over a dozen martial and cultural arts. The Center is not a museum where lifeless objects are displayed; it is a school where living skills are passed on person to person from generation to generation.…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Funimation

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Funimation as a 2019 Industry Partner! FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. FUNimation manages a full spectrum of rights for brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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2019 Industry Announcement: Right Stuf, Inc.

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Right Stuf, Inc. as a 2019 Industry Partner! Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst North America’s largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstufanime.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special…

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