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  1. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Tony Oliver as a 2017 Guest of Honor! TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (“The Sea Prince and the Fire Childâ€). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series “Robotechâ€. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of “The Jungle Book†and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series “The Noozlesâ€. In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega hit, “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangersâ€. Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – Live Tour†Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce, voice and direct numerous projects for TV, Video Games, and New Media including “.hack//GU†a multi-player online video game; “Daigunderâ€, for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann†a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers†which premiered on screens nationwide, and “Martha & Friendsâ€, from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games like “League of Legends.†Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Tooâ€, “ The Muppet’s Wizard of Ozâ€, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rdâ€, Hibiki in “Vandreadâ€, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reloadâ€, Harry in “Gun Graveâ€, Ranmaru in “Tokkoâ€, Shinbo in “Cho-bitsâ€, Ulquiorra in “Bleachâ€, Minato the 4th Hokage in “Narutoâ€, as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Downâ€, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ringâ€, “Dynasty Warriorsâ€, “World of Warcraftâ€, “Everquestâ€, “Neverwinter Knightsâ€, “Xenosagaâ€, “Magna Carta IIâ€, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knightâ€, â€Basara 3†“BlazBlue†and “Bravely Defaultâ€. More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero†and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks†in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Love Live†(both the series and the movie), “Charlotte†and “God Eaterâ€, and can be heard the animated musical series “Iesodo†in the title role. Later this year look for him in new episodes of Lupin III as he returns to the title role. He is currently directing the English version of “Hunter X Hunterâ€, airing on Toonami. Facebook: http://facebook.com/tonyolivervoiceactor
  2. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Micah Solusod as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Despite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a real voice actor and illustrator. The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. He has shown up in a number of other Funimation titles as Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, teen Coby in One Piece, Wisely in D.Gray-Man Hallow, Tagoma in Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, older Ame in Wolf Children, Gakushu Asano in Assassination Classroom, Black/King of Despair in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Su-Won in Yona of the Dawn, Bea in Space Dandy, Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, and most recently, Nikolai Krasotkin in the Project Itoh film, The Empire of Corpses! It’s likely he’s done more but who’s counting? Currently, he can be heard in Funimation’s SimulDubs as Kakeru Naruse in Orange, Yuri Plisetsky in Yuri!!! On ICE, Arata Kaizaki in ReLIFE, and Shun Kaidou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. When he’s not busy posting unhelpful voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as the lead artist for Painapple Studio. Stalk him on the internet: Facebook: facebook.com/msolusod Twitter: @maioceaneyes deviantART: maioceaneyes.deviantart.com
  3. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2017 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak is an artist who has been appearing at conventions across the United States, making giant chalk murals as performance art since 2006. He has appeared at The 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Anime Central convention’s creating such works as the a Madoka Magika mural, as well as appearing at a number of New York Comic Cons, the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Anime Festival, the Baltimore Otakon, the Penny Arcade Expo, Star Wars Celebration V and VI, and a number of Wizard World Shows. Some of his work has been for companies ranging from Lucasfilm, FUNimation, Aniplex, and Nintendo, to ESPN, Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and even work for the 10th Anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Eric’s murals often take over 30 hours to complete during the course of a show, so be sure to stop back multiple times to check on his progress. Eric also records a time lapse video of the entire process which is posted online not long after the show. So now, not only can you show your friends who couldn’t make it the cool artwork, you might even see yourself in the video for a 10th of a second!
  4. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as 2017 Performers! Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan†and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike. In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment. Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings. A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well. Check them out at www.Facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
  5. Applications for Anime Central Exhibit Hall will open October 4th! Looking to bring your company to Anime Central 2017? Applications for Anime Central Exhibit Hall will open October 4th at 7:00 pm Central! Exhibitor Registration 2017
  6. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to John Swasey as a 2017 Guest of Honor! John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with FUNimation, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Sentai Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons just to name a few. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts†of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon†of anime. Being more of the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, Sgt. Hauser in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Dodoria in DBZ Kai, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Hades in Fairy Tale, Zachary in Attack on Titan, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, and Jinnouchi in Summer Wars, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. Most recently you can catch John in the broadcast series of GANGSTA as Chad, and Akame Ga Kill as Bols as seen on Toonami. John is also very excited to be playing one of the title roles in Funimation’s theatrical release (March 2016) of Mamoru Hosoda’s film, The Boy and the Beast. John plays the Beast, Kametesu. In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic†to direct. Some of the shows he has directed include Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones). John loves working in the world of anime as a director and voice actor! Currently John is working with pals Kyle Jones and Jay Hickman on an original animation full length movie called The Perfect Khan. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even acted in a few films. One of the coolest acting jobs was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.
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  8. The Artist Alley at Anime Central will open for submissions on October 1st, 2016! Be sure to mark your calendars and have your studios ready! To best assist the growing needs of everyone interested in Anime Central we will continue to use a Lottery by Product Category to determine qualifiers for the event. The form will be open from Saturday, October 1st @5:00pm Central Time –Saturday, October 15th @5:00pm Central Time, at which point it will close, and all entries will be evaluated, grouped by content and then names will be drawn. For more details visit: http://www.ACen.org/exhibitors-industry/artist-alley/
  9. Panel Programming with be opening for 2017 Panel submissions starting on October 1st! Do you have a passion for teaching others about Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture? Panel Programming will begin accepting panel applications for ACen 2017 on October 1st, 2016! We are looking forward to all of the great attendee run panel submissions, and cant wait to see what you’re planning to bring to the table this year! Special Note We are especially looking for Panel Topics on: Panel Programming Language, Writing, Religion/Spirituality, Traditions, Cuisine, Travel, History of Martial Arts, History of Anime in Japan, Other Japanese history Children’s Programming Language, Writing, Animals of Japan, Art of Japan (with ability for children to create their own), Children’s Games of Japan (ability for children to try games)
  10. Hotel Info 2017

    Planning on staying with us at ACen? Hotel Block List: Hyatt Regency O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central Embassy Suites O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central DoubleTree O'Hare Opens September 1st @ 10:00 am central Visit our web page for booking info, prices, an availability.
  11. Anime Central 2017

    Anime Central 2017 dates are May 19th-21st,2017 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont,IL USA
  12. 2017 Registration

    2017 reg will not open until September 1st.
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  14. Guidebook 2016

    Guidebook for ACen 2016 is now available! We’re excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/animecentral2016 Android and iOS users: Tap the “Download†button to download the free Guidebook app Open Guidebook and you can find our “Anime Central 2016†guide
  15. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Relect as a 2016 Special Entertainer! Relect began exploring production & DJing at the young age of 15. In just a few short years since that time he has shown incredible growth, including a track of his being featured in KONAMI’s SOUND VOLTEX arcade rhythm game series. His work is largely influenced by genres & styles that are popular in the UK, appearing on releases from several international labels & being a member of United States label Attack The Music. While his track making skills are prominently on display, he’s also an up & coming force in the club scene as a DJ! His mixing style includes genres such as JungleTerror, High Speed, Hardstyle, Tech Dance and EDM with Hardcore Rave being at the center of his focus. He continues to push beyond the limitations of BPM and delivers his own unique live experience! Relect Twitter: https://twitter.com/relect_jp Relect Soundcloud:
  16. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to murAta Yuzi as a 2016 Special Entertainer! This Tokyo native is a video producer with many connections to the underground music scene in Japan. He’s collaborated with HARDCORE TANO*C, SKETCH-UP! Recordings, and Boom Boom Satellites just to name a few. His work is most commonly and prominently on display for album releases during M3 and Comiket events. He also has done promotional videos for club events including Hardcore Synergy, the 2013 TANO*C Tour, and other HARDCORE TANO*C album release parties. murAta Yuzi Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/myz murAta Yuzi Twitter: https://twitter.com/m_Yz
  17. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to KAN TAKAHIKO as a 2016 Special Entertainer! KAN TAKAHIKO started as a track maker in 2005. His career has been a wild ride, leading him to activities with prestigious Tokyo label, varium, and ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI’s TCY RECORDINGS. He’s collaborated with & remixed a wide range of artists including m-flo, DEXPISTOLS, THE LOWBROWS, SoccerBoy, fazerock, YOCO ORGAN, DJ YUMMY, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, ALEX KENJI, and JD Mykal. In 2012 he released a moombahton split album with HABANERO POSSE, “XMAS MOMBA EXPRESSâ€, which became a fast hit and is now long sold out. In 2013 he was selected to contribute to the official Disney remix compilation “ELECTRONIC DISNEY MUSIC. His first official mix CD, “New Skool Euphoria†dropped in 2014 and has garnered attention and popularity due to its inclusion of a range of sounds from BASS MUSIC to RAVE. In addition to all of his release activity over the years, he also hosts his own show, “BLOCK STEPPERâ€, on Japan’s premiere dance music internet radio station BLOCK.FM! Kan Takahiko Twitter: twitter.com/kan_takahiko Kan Takahiko Facebook: facebook.com/kantakahikoofficial Kan Takahiko Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/kantakahiko
  18. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Ujico*/Snail’s House as a 2016 Special Entertainer! His music career started as Ujico in 2013 and as Snail’s House in 2014, In May 2015 he released the Kirara EP from TREKKIE TRAX. Ujico*/snail’s House has also seen tremendous success on his track “Ma Chouchoute†and joined TastyNetwork. In January of 2016 Ujico*/snail’s House released the album “空中都市†featuring a wide variety of genres. Throughout 2016 and the foreseeable future, he will keep pushing the bounds and releasing a barrage of songs. Ujico*/Snail’s House Twitter: https://twitter.com/loudnessfete Ujico*/Snail’s House Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/ujico
  19. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to KO3 as a 2016 Special Entertainer! SYNERGY 2016 LINEUP.01 // KO3 (Attack The Music) KO3 started his musical career in 2013, developing over the years as an emerging name in the Electro House & UK Hardcore scenes. Despite being active for only a short time he has participated in several high profile projects including CAPCOM’s crossbeats.REV & Studio Trigger’s “SEX and VIOLENCE with MACHSPEEDâ€. His first solo EP, Music for the MASSIVE, was released in 2014 on Attack The Music with a follow up coming in March 2016. His ability to mix in multiple genres with ease has earned him a respected reputation in the Japanese underground, and with his passion to push parties for their limit he has a promising future ahead! KO3 Twitter – https://twitter.com/KO3_untitled KO3 Soundcloud –
  20. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to C-Show as a 2016 Special Entertainer! SYNERGY 2016 LINEUP.02 // C-Show C-Show started his music career in 2009. While primarily a producer, his live performance is very dynamic & offers a unique, club friendly sound. His production work has built a reputation for being hard hitting & sharp, developing a sound that he has come to specialize in. In addition to his club oriented activity, he has appeared in KONAMI’s Sound Voltex series, contributing several tracks that have quickly become fan favorites. Recently C-Show has added production for major Japanese artists to his work slate, and continues to work with up & comers and on his own projects. With all of these developments his future doesn’t look to have any shortage of excitement! C-Show Twitter – https://twitter.com/c_show_dtmer C-Show Soundcloud –
  21. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Pa’s Lam System as 2016 Special Entertainers! Pa’s Lam System [Maltine Records] Pa’s Lam System is a three man track making team from the Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. In fall of 2012 Sasakino Records released their debut, Space Calamari. Since that initial release they have expanded their range of activities. December 2012 they released the “b00mb0x EP†on Maltine Records, and later in 2013 they released “Virus Window†on the same label featuring artwork from Japanese graphic designer GraphersRock. They once again teamed up with Maltine Records in 2014 to release “I’m Comingâ€, which featured remixes from a group of highly talented producers. Pa’s Lam System’s style hops along a wide range of genres, always with the focus of producing the highest quality dance music. This has led to them receiving support from world class DJs like Ryan Hemsworth, Porter Robinson, Ultrademon, and XXYYXX. Their tracks have also been played on dance music radio shows worldwide, including BBC Radio 1. Their attention continues to grow overseas thanks to recognition from Skrillex’s NEST HQ music blog and major music websites like Pitchfork. Pa’s Lam System Twitter – https://twitter.com/paslamsystem Pa’s Lam System Soundcloud –
  22. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Taku Takahashi as a 2016 Special Entertainer! ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI [block.fm,Tachytelic, m-flo] Taku Takahashi launched his career in 1998 as the DJ of music group “m-floâ€. The group rose to fame soon after, and have now sold over 2 million copies of their 30 singles and 10 albums in 10 years. For his solo works, Taku Takahashi is known for producing, as well as remixing music for prominent artists across several genres from around the world. Winning beatport’s “Beatport Music Awards 2011 Top Tracks†with “Incoming… TAKU Remixâ€, he has proven himself as one of Japan’s top internationally recognized artists. Taku also supervised the soundtrack to the hit Japanese animation program “Panty&Stocking with Garterbeltâ€, making waves in the music and animation industry. In 2011, in his biggest venture yet, Taku Takahashi established Japan’s first and only Dance Music Radio Station “block.fmâ€. Now with over 40 individual programs featuring exclusive mix shows from world-famous international and Japanese DJs, block.fm is gaining strong attention as its fan base continues to multiply. Praised for his many works in the industry, Taku Takahashi was recognized as the Number 1 DJ for 2012 and 2013 by Japan’s most well-known domestic dance music publication iLOUD for their “DJ 50/50†yearly top DJ list. In 2012, as m-flo, he released the album “SQUARE ONEâ€. In June, 2013, Taku was invited to perform at the inaugural “Ultra Festival Koreaâ€, followed by a performance at Tokyo’s own “Road To Ultra†the same December, bringing the latest dance music to audiences around Asia. March 2014 sees Taku taking on remix duties for one of UK’s top artists, Mark Knight for his hit single: Mark Knight ft. Sway -‘Alright’, guaranteed to set global dance floors on fire. And continuing into 2014, Taku looks forward to the release of m-flo’s latest album entitled “FUTURE IS WOWâ€, hitting stores onMarch 26th. ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI twitter – http://twitter.com/takudj block.fm – http://block.fm/ ☆TAKU TAKAHASHI facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taku-Takahashi/48731587321 m-flo Official website – http://m-flo.com/index.html m-flo facebook – https://www.facebook.com/astromantic Taku Takahashi Interview by MTV http://www.mtv81.com/videos/japon/taku-takahashi/
  23. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2016 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak is an artist who has been appearing at conventions across the United States, making giant chalk murals as performance art since 2006. He has appeared at The 2012. 2013, and 2014 Anime Central convention’s creating such works as the a Madoka Magika mural, as well as appearing at a number of New York Comic Cons, the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Anime Festival, the Baltimore Otakon, the Penny Arcade Expo, Star Wars Celebration V and VI, and a number of Wizard World Shows. Some of his work has been for companies ranging from Lucasfilm, FUNimation, Aniplex, and Nintendo, to ESPN, Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and even work for the 10th Anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! Eric’s murals often take over 30 hours to complete during the course of a show, so be sure to stop back multiple times to check on his progress. Eric also records a time lapse video of the entire process which is posted online not long after the show. So now, not only can you show your friends who couldn’t make it the cool artwork, you might even see yourself in the video for a 10th of a second!
  24. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as 2016 Performers! Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan†and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike. In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment. Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings. A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well. Check them out at www.Facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
  25. Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Heavygrinder joining us for several events as 2016 Performers! Heavygrinder is a duo based out of Los Angeles, CA. Producing Metal-Electronica & EDM. HeavyGrinder has toured nonstop for the last 15 years. HEAVYGRINDER started as one of the pioneering female DJs. Now a duo; Bobbie & Nek0, they have transformed themselves time and again throughout the constant evolution of electronic music, pushing the boundaries with their unique blend of Metal and Electronica — with the help of their stunning visual style and their eclectic voices and ground-breaking productions. Besides being one of the first DJs ever to grace the stage of some of the most revered Metal and Rock venues in the United States, HEAVYGRINDER has also performed at prestigious EDM festivals — such as Coachella and EDC — along with headlining performances worldwide, bringing incredible energy to places like Ibiza, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and more. HEAVYGRINDER’s releases are a regular presence on Beatport charts, with the collaboration with Yoji Biomehanica “Alone†reaching the #1 spot on the Hard Dance chart. Single “Lovesick Hypocrite†reached #16 on the Electro House chart, and “Children of the Night†topped at #5 on the Dubstep Top 100, just to name a few. With 1.5 million Facebook fans — and growing —, HEAVYGRINDER has established themselves as one of the most unique, engaging and multi-talented artists in the music industry. https://hearthis.at/heavygrinder/#tracks www.soundcloud.com/djheavygrinder www.twitter.com/heavygrinder http://profile.ameba.jp/heavygrinder www.instagram.com/djheavygrinder
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