Anime Central returns as a qualifier round for the U.S. GunPla Builders World Cup, the official Gundam model contest in the U.S.! Anime Central will also be retail location for a select number of Event Limited GunPla! Additional details on model contest and GunPla available to purchase to come.
Ever wanted to be in a Fashion show? Well here’s your chance! GOUK is holding an open call for models. Selected applicants will model in the GOUK fashion show held Saturday afternoon. To enter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following: Two Photos (One headshot, One full body) Measurements (height, weight, bust/hip/waist) A […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Toru Furuya as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Toru Furuya is a veteran voice actor from Japan affiliated with Aoni Production, celebrating his 50th anniversary in the industry this year. With early success as Hyūma Hoshi in Star of the Giants and Hiroshi Shiba in Steel Jeeg, Mr. […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Shinichi Watanabe (aka “Nabeshin”) is known to anime fans as a larger-than-life, iconic figure with an outrageous sense of humor. He directed the comedy anime series Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy, which feature […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to GOUK as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. He joined S-inc. in 1993 and started “T.KUNITOMO” brand. Early T.KUNITOMO […]
The voting period has come to an end. Anime Central fans, it is time to get involved and be creative!. The “Got Soap?” slogan contest for 2017 is now open! Never heard of it before? It’s a fun contest we hold yearly to choose the slogan that goes on our ACen Got Soap shirt. You […]
New room blocks for ACen 2017 are now available including the Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn, The Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O’Hare, and the Chicago Marriot O’Hare! We are certain these will book fast so don’t delay! For more details on Room Rates and booking links visit the Hotel section of our website.
Congratulations to all of our 12Days of ACen 2016 winners! We hope you’ll join us to play again next year! Day 1 Day 1 of #12DaysofACen is upon us and today’s contest is The Gift of Knowledge. Fill in the blank “If I were planning a trip to Japan, I definitley would have to […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Helen McCarthy as a 2017 Guests of Honor! Helen McCarthy has been going to conventions for over 42 years. For most of that time she successfully hid her secret identity as a unicorn through the anonymity of cosplay. When that failed, she vanished into a […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY as a 2017 Guests of Honor! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area. We’re back at ACen with new repertoire and a new experience. Under the direction of […]