Anime Central will return next year, so please join us May 15th through May 17th, 2020.  Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Registration will open up in the Fall.

Thank You for a Great Year!

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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Lost and Found

During the Convention, lost items are turned into our Customer Service teams on site and we have some items from this years convention. If you are missing something, and want to know if we found it, click the button below and fill out the form. If we have it or have more questions about the item we will contact you. Please note, we do not keep any cosplay items or props in lost and found after the convention has ended.…

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2019 INDUSTRY GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: RÖLI ANGELS

RÖLI ANGELS hails from Nagoya, Japan and is an idol group that has performed worldwide. The two members are “Lemon” and “Shake”. They began as 2.5D cosplay idols who leaped from an original animation in 2013. In January 2015 they debuted on the Space Shower Music label. RÖLI ANGELS is active not only just in Japan, but also performed at the 50,000 attendee “HELLO FEST” 2014 festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. They were invited again the following year, and gained an overseas…

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2019 Autograph Ticket Distribution

Autograph ticket distribution sessions have been added to Guidebook to help make it easier to identify which tickets we will give out at each distribution. Please note, that distribution times for a few of our sessions have been adjusted so that they are not conflicting with their other events. For example, we will not be distributing autograph tickets for the musicians during their concerts. We encourage all attendees to review these sessions so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.…

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2019 Guest Announcement: LAM

LAM is an illustrator and the character designer for Tokyo Chronos. LAM worked in graphic design at ATLUS on projects such as Persona 5, before becoming a freelance illustrator. Working freelance, he has contributed Craft Essence illustrations for Fate/Grand Order by TYPE-MOON, worked on a commercial for the art and engineering training college HAL, as well as the arcade rhythm game WACCA by Marvelous. LAM is gathering more and more attention as an up-and-coming creator known for his signature bold…

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2019 Special Entertainer: SNACK ATTACK

A juiced-up all-mix DJ duo, W.T. Snacks and DJ HYPE☆GIRL (aka Beck Attack) spin a variety of fresh jams as SNACK ATTACK! Dropping a unique smorgasbord of cute bangers together since 2016, HYPE☆GIRL brings the kawaii, while Snacks brings the yabai, and combined they’ve sandwiched all genres in between. With previous club appearances in Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Atlantic City and even as far as Kobe, Japan, along with convention appearances at Sakura-Con, Anime Expo, San Japan, MAGFest, Anime Central,…

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2019 Special Entertainer: m-flo

Originally classmates of the same international school, ☆Taku and VERBAL started a group together in 1998. Shortly after, LISA joined as the main vocalist which started m-flo as a full-scale unit. With ☆Takuʼs exceptional production ability, VERBALʼs rhymical flow and LISAʼs expressive vocals, they struck popularity which garnered them much success in the indies scene. Their first maxi-single titled [the tripod e.p.] marked their major debut in July of 1999 and earned them an instant spot in the top 10…

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ACen 2019 Guidebook

The Anime Central 2019 Guidebook is here so you can download the app and begin planning all the fun you can squeeze into one weekend! To get this app you need to download Guidebook from your apple or android app store and search the guide AnimeCentral2019! Within this guidebook you have the whole schedule of events right at your finger tips. You can make custom to do lists, build your schedule for ACen and even set alarms for the events…

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2019 Special Entertainer: Moe Shop

Moe Shop is a multi-talented producer best known for their eclectic French house sounds with inspiration stemming from Japan’s massively-diverse music scene. Their debut 2015 EP “Pure Pure” would go on to thrust their name into the global eye, and since then they’ve released two more EP’s including their latest “Moe Moe” which has received attention globally for its incredible fusion of Japanese lyrical talent with Moe Shop’s signature touch. Follow Moe Shop Twitter Soundcloud

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