Join us for Anime Central on May 15th through May 17th, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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2018 Performer Announcement: Relect

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Relect as a 2018 Synergy Performer! 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 &…

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2018 Performer Announcement: BlackY

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to BlackY as a 2018 Synergy Performer! BlackY began his career composing in 2011 with his activities focused on DTM. Since that time he has created many songs fans consider to be masterpieces for Konami’s SOUND VOLTEX and pop’n music series. His major breakthrough was achieved when winning Konami’s “KAC 2012 Original Music Contest” with his song “Max Burning !!”. His work has earned him the title of one of the…

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Special preview screening of Dragon Pilot (Hisone to Masotan) at ACen 2018!

Anime Central is happy to be hosting a special preview screening of Dragon Pilot (Hisone to Masotan) at the Warner Bros. Japan Industry Panel on Sunday, May 20th at 10:30am. A special gift will also be provided for the first 200 attendees! Japan’s top creators have assembled for the dream produced by studio BONES! Shinji Higuchi, who achieved a great success for “Shin Godzilla”  teams up with Mari Okada, a very well-known script writer for “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”!…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Lauren Landa

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Lauren Landa as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie, and continued with shows including Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, as well as the Greek comedy, Lysistrata.…

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Membership Badge Mailing 2018 Announcement!

Membership Badge Mailing 2018 Thanks to the hard work of our staff, we are happy to announce that we mailed out all eligible membership badges on Monday, April 16! Answers to frequently asked questions about badge mailing can be found below.   What do you mean by eligible? “Eligible” means that mailing was purchased and paid, the mailing address was complete, the badge is for a membership type that can be mailed (some that are not eligible include Artist, Press,…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Kyle Hebert

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Kyle Hebert as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Marvel Vs Capcom/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves), Kakyoin (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure:  Stardust Crusaders) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z and currently…

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2018 Guest Announcement: fhána

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to fhána as 2018 Guests of Honor! fhána is a four-person unit consisting of three male sound producers, Junichi Sato, yuxuki waga, kevin mitsunaga and the female vocalist, towana. They made their major debut by releasing “Que Sera, Sera” (Ending Theme of TV anime “Uchouten Kazoku”) in August 2013. They were elected for “iTunes NEW ARTISTS 2014″ in the brightest newcomer category. fhána released their 13th Single “My Uncompleted Story” in…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Takeshi Nogami

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Takeshi Nogami as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Manga author and artist. Born 1973 and lives in Tokyo. His current projects include: Girls und Panzer – The Samurai Warrior with the Red Ribbon as well as Maki the Shidenkai Pilot (five volumes published from Akita Shoten’s Champion Red Comics series), Marine Corps Yumi (four volumes published from Seikai-sha’s Saizensen 4 pages series), and Moe Style Tank School (published by Ikaros…

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