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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 Performer Announcement: Oriana Perón

Oriana Perón has been a cosplayer since 2006, when she first attended Anime Central, and a Drag Queen since 2013! She is an Indiana University-trained costume designer and wig stylist. “The Queen of Cosplay,” she is a highly sought-after performer and judge of cosplay competitions across the U.S. She independently produces and currently hosts Rupaul’s Drag Race live stream with Oriana Perón at The Back Door in Bloomington Indiana and is the Show Director for Drag Show Brunch at Scholar’s Keep. Oriana’s current goal is to bring ‘Queer…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Eleven Arts

ELEVEN ARTS is the distributor behind some of your favorite anime films, including Penguin Highway, Maquia, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice, and many more! Visit our booth to purchase DVD/Blu-rays of our latest films, and buy exclusive merchandise.

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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 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: Shuzilow.HA

Shuzilow.HA (also known as Shujirou Hamakawa) was born on July 7, 1966 in Kobe, Japan. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an animator at Anime R. He was a video game designer at Konami from 1989 to 1998, and he returned to animation to work for Production I.G. from 1998 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been offering his services as a freelance designer. Shuzilow.HA is best known as the original creator of the Solty Rei TV series. He…

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2019 Guest Announcement: Marco d’Ambrosio

Marco d’Ambrosio is a composer, conductor, music producer, instrumentalist and sound designer.  He has scored many award-winning films including the anime hits Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OVAs as well as Shadow and Fist of the Blue Sky series along with much work on live action films, documentaries, video games and albums. Come join him as he presents his work, discusses the scoring process and talks about his collaboration with Kenichi Sonoda on the upcoming Bean Bandit series.

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