2018 Guests of Honor
RÖLI ANGELS hails from Nagoya, Japan and is an idol group that has performed worldwide. The two members are "Lemon" ...Read More
Kento Kishigami is the CEO of MyDearest. Mr. Kishigami founded MyDearest in 2016. After developing primarily VR Light Novels and ...Read More
LAM is an illustrator and the character designer for Tokyo Chronos. LAM worked in graphic design at ATLUS on projects ...Read More
Born in 1998 in the prefecture of Niigata. Hinata Sato has been appearing in multiple acts from Anime to TV ...Read More
Kiyono Yasuno is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She played a number of minor roles before her major debut ...Read More
Sandy Fox is a voice actor, singer and producer. She is currently voicing Patty Fleur in "Tales of Vesperia", and ...Read More
Lex Lang is a voice actor, voice director, and songwriter. He's most well-known in the anime realm for voicing a ...Read More
An avid lover of gaming and all things food related, Kaiji Tang has been working as a voice actor in ...Read More
Stephanie Sheh is a voice actress, voice director, ADR writer, and casting director. She’s most well-known in the anime realm ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Darius Hambleton proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Jason Thompson proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Price proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Brett Finnell proudly sponsored by our friends at Japanime ...Read More
Ryoma Ebata, born in 1981, is the character designer and director of key animation for the Winter 2019 TV Anime ...Read More
Atsushi Nakayama, born in 1974, is Assistant Director for the Winter 2019 TV Anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as ...Read More
Shuzilow.HA (also known as Shujirou Hamakawa) was born on July 7, 1966 in Kobe, Japan. From 1982 to 1989, he ...Read More
Marco d’Ambrosio is a composer, conductor, music producer, instrumentalist and sound designer. He has scored many award-winning films including the ...Read More
Miho Okasaki is a voice actress who has held roles such as Rimuru from That Time I Got Reincarnated As ...Read More
Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who's been portraying characters in animation and video games since ...Read More
Eric Vale can eat an entire Quarter Pounder with Cheese in a single bite. He crossed the English Channel riding ...Read More
TRUE began her career as a singer with the single “anytime, anywhere” produced by Satoshi Shimano. In 2001, her third ...Read More
Sayaka Sasaki is not only a singer, but also as a voice actor and actress. She debuted in 2010 with ...Read More
Asaka is a Japanese singer with 5pb. Records. She was born in Japan but spent five years in Michigan at ...Read More
ZAQ is a singer, songwriter and composer. She began playing piano from the age of 3, and graduated from a ...Read More
Justin Cook is an American voice actor, producer, line producer, ADR Director and Engineer who works for anime series at ...Read More
With almost 200 credits to his name, Jerry can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best ...Read More
If you don’t like the f-word, stay away from Helen McCarthy. A feminist from the cradle, she was brought up ...Read More
A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been ...Read More
Natsumi Takamori is a Japanese voice actress, singer and narrator affiliated with Pro-Fit. You may best know her as the ...Read More
Christopher Wehkamp brings characters to life in anime and video games for studios like FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, Big Fish ...Read More
AWR Music Productions is proud to present a new video game music concert experience: OPENWORLD. Featuring exciting new arrangements of ...Read More
TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an ...Read More
Brittney Karbowski began voice acting right out of high school at ADV Films. She had so many great roles there ...Read More
Aya Suzaki is a Japanese voice actress, singer, and narrator from Ishikawa prefecture. While a student at Tokyo Gakugei University, ...Read More
Takushi Koide is a highly anticipated and talented animator from Kinema Citrus. He has participated in the animations of Under ...Read More
Hiromitsu Iijima is a music producer and director of music production company, IRMA LA DOUCE. He is responsible for a ...Read More
Kevin Penkin is an Australian composer for Japanese anime and video games. Penkin is best known for composing the Crunchyroll ...Read More
Masayuki Kojima is an animation director with Kinema Citrus, and the director of Made in Abyss. Born in 1961, his ...Read More
Shiori Tani is the most anticipated female animator from Kinema Citrus. She has worked on Made in Abyss, Scorching Ping ...Read More
Hiroyuki Saita is an animator and character designer with Kinema Citrus. Born in 1988, Mr. Saita is from Yokohama, Kanagawa ...Read More
Takao Abo is the director of The Rising of the Shield Hero and Norn9 for Kinema Citrus. Formerly with Tiger ...Read More
Muneki Ogasawara is the CEO of the animation studio Kinema Citrus. Born in 1970, Mr. Ogasawara’s long career in animation ...Read More
Tomohiro Furukawa is an animation director and staff member from Kinema Citrus. Born in 1981, Mr. Furukawa began his career ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Mai Nakahara as a 2019 Guest of Honor! Mai ...Read More
Please give a warm welcome to Kenichi Sonoda as he returns to Chicago for the World Premiere of Episode 0 ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as a 2019 Performers! He's ...Read More
Oriana Perón has been a cosplayer since 2006, when she first attended Anime Central, and a Drag Queen since 2013! ...Read More
2018 Special Entertainers
A juiced-up all-mix DJ duo, W.T. Snacks and DJ HYPE☆GIRL (aka Beck Attack) spin a variety of fresh jams as ...Read More
Originally classmates of the same international school, ☆Taku and VERBAL started a group together in 1998. Shortly after, LISA joined ...Read More
Moe Shop is a multi-talented producer best known for their eclectic French house sounds with inspiration stemming from Japan's massively-diverse ...Read More
TANUKI is a UK based producer and DJ residing in Scotland. He has produced, arranged and remixed various genres of ...Read More
Known for coining the term "Anime Groove", android52 has gained popularity for his sampling of video game and anime music ...Read More
La Parfait Maid & Butler Cafe brings you the cutest experience at Anime Central! At the cafe, you will enjoy ...Read More
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2019 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak ...Read More
- Anime Central does not guarantee that you will get an autograph and/or sketch from a particular guest.
- Guests reserve the right to decline any autograph related service, such as sketches, pictures, etc. For example, bootleg items, inappropriate pictures, body parts, etc. Limit two (2) items to be autographed.
- Do not attempt to have bootlegged items autographed. Some guests may have official merchandise available for purchase. If you have any questions about an item you want autographed, please ask the Autograph Area staff.
- You may request sketches or photographs with guests, but only with permission, and time permitting. Some guests may have more restrictive policies. For example, charging for sketches or photos or no sketches or photos at all.
- Avoid lengthy conversations with guests during autograph sessions. Please keep the lines moving. Be considerate of other attendees and their wish to get autographs too.
- Be respectful of the guests. Those exhibiting rude behavior will be asked to leave the line and not admitted back in.
- Autograph lines may be terminated at any point to keep events on schedule. Lines form quickly and may be lengthy, so plan ahead for long lines.
- Times and locations for autograph sessions may change without prior notice. Changes in schedules are posted at Customer Service in the Hyatt and the Convention Center.
- These policies are subject to change at any time during the convention, as determined by Autograph Area staff.
- Check your Program Schedule for the Autograph Session times and locations. Updated schedules are posted around the hotel and at Customer Service. Then, prepare to wait in line. Plan ahead for lines at autograph sessions, as lines form quickly and can be very long. We do not, and cannot, guarantee that you will get an autograph from a particular guest.
- Do not attempt to get a bootleg item signed. Our guests know which items are legitimate and which are not. If you have any questions about a product you want signed, please ask the Autograph Area staff.
Anime Central brings an amazing array of Guests and Entertainers each year to delight our fans. Anime Central is currently collecting requests for the ACen 2018 convention! Want to see someone at ACen this year? Fill out this form linked here (one for each request) so we can get a idea of who you want to see. We may not be able to invite every request each year, but that doesn’t mean we cant make arrangements down the road! Thank you for your input!
Are you a voice performer, musical group, director or industry guest that would like the opportunity to be featured? Let us know your information below and we will reach out to you if we can feature you in our line-up!