Anime Central is honored to announce that the team behind Vinland Saga will be attending our 2020 event! This will include the following 5 members of the Vinland Saga creative team.

Vinland Saga at Anime Central

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It’s about that time where we will be opening up Soapbubble auditions for dancers and DJs for 2020! This year the Soapbubble will be our EDM event on the Friday night of our convention.

Soapbubble DJ and Dancer Auditions

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OLDCODEX is a Japanese band formed in 2009. With a unique combination of vocalist Ta_2 and painter YORKE., OLDCODEX performs songs of rock and dance music elements while creating artistic visuals to please the eyes as well.

OLDCODEX Performing at Anime Central

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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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Anime Central is currently collecting Guest requests for the 2020 convention! Want to see someone at ACen this year? Fill out the form 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 can’t make arrangements down the road! Thank you for your input!

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Guest Announcement: Na-Ga

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Na-Ga as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Na-Ga is an illustrator for the Key brand under VisualArt’s. He originally began as a graphic designer with Key, and debuted as an illustrator with the “Little Busters!” visual novel, which was later made into an anime series of the same name. Na-Ga works in primary support of Itaru Hinoue, the artist and illustrator who was one of the founding members of…

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Guest Announcement: Shinji Orito

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shinji Orito as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Shinji Orito is a composer for the Key brand under VisualArt’s. Aside from composing music for games and visual novels for Key, Orito is also a producer for the music label “Key Sounds Label”. He is also a singer songwriter and composer for several anime series. His most famous work is the opening theme of “AIR”, “Tori no Uta”. Among other…

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New Event: Kpop Battle!

Are you a big fan of Kpop? Do you feature a Kpop dance routine in your masquerade skits? Do you love to dance, period? The Kpop Battles event is right up your alley. Join us as we crown our first Midwest Kpop Battles Champion as a participant or spectator at Anime Central 2016. The event is open to all 2016 Anime Central badge holders. Those wanting to participate in the event must signup prior to the cutoff deadline of this May…

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Special Entertainer Announcement: KO3

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 MACHSPEED”. His first solo EP, Music…

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Special Entertainer Announcement: C-Show

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…

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Special Entertainer Announcement: Pa’s Lam System

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…

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Special Entertainer Announcement: Taku Takahashi

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-flo”. 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…

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Guest Announcement: Monica Rial

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Monica Rial as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 16 years and is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 400 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kaede), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA (Lyra/Dante, May Chang),…

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Anime Central featured on TravelMag.com

Check out Anime Central featured on TravelMag.com! Thanks for the kind words and we certainly hope everyone will be out to join us this May for another fantastic year at Anime Central! http://www.travelmag.com/articles/chicago-festivals-fairs-spring/    

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