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 Guest Announcement: Ryoma Ebata

Ryoma Ebata, born in 1981, is the character designer and director of key animation for the Winter 2019 TV Anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. For most of his career, he has worked as an animator, designer, as well as a Unit Director. The first time he was in charge of Character Designs was with Busou Shinki. He has been in charge of key animation for openings, endings, and the main areas for numerous titles such as…

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2019 Guest Announcement: Atsushi Nakayama

Atsushi Nakayama, born in 1974, is Assistant Director for the Winter 2019 TV Anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.  He was Unit Director on Knight’s & Magic and other shows, as well as Director of Photography for Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, and others. Mr. Nakayama provides storyboards, direction, photography, and other multifaceted work around the production studio. His first work as a director was Absolute Duo.

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2019 Guest Announcement: TRUE

TRUE began her career as a singer with the single “anytime, anywhere” produced by Satoshi Shimano. In 2001, her third single, “Way to Love”, was featured on the drama Love Revolution and became a smash hit, selling 300,000 copies and reaching number 10 on the Oricon chart. In 2011, she transitioned into a song lyricist. She handled writing anime openings and endings from artists such as Eir Aoi, Kis-My-Ft2, LoVendoЯ, and iDOLM@STER character songs.  Her “Beat Generation” performed by the…

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2019 Guest Announcement: Sayaka Sasaki

Sayaka Sasaki is not only a singer, but also as a voice actor and actress. She debuted in 2010 with the opening theme song for The Book of Bantorra Season 2, “Seisai no Ripieno”. She has attended many large music festivals held at venues such as Yokohama Arena and Saitama Super Arena; as well as appearances at overseas conventions in Asia, North America, South America, and the Middle East. Sasaki’s works include the opening theme for Senran Kagura “Break your…

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2019 Guest Announcement: ZAQ

ZAQ is a singer, songwriter and composer.  She began playing piano from the age of 3, and graduated from a music college majoring in piano.  Aside from studying classical, she is experienced with several genres including rock, pop, R&B, & Hip-hop.  She self-taught composition, and began writing songs for other artists in 2012. In October 2012, she made her major debut as a singer with “Sparkling Daydream”, the opening theme song of TV anime Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions.  Since…

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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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