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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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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2019 Special Entertainer: Tanuki

TANUKI is a UK based producer and DJ residing in Scotland. He has produced, arranged and remixed various genres of music, primarily for Japanese video game companies and record labels, some of which include: Square Enix, Capcom, Neowiz MUCA, UP-FRONT/T-Palette Records, Dear☆Stage, NEST HQ, Maltine Records, HARDCORE TANO*C, Hardcore Underground, Queens Label, Shot Music, S2TB Recording, etc. In recent years he has experimented with the sample-based genre Future Funk, and is also known for his track ‘BABYBABYの夢’ which became viral.…

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2019 Special Entertainer: android52

Known for coining the term “Anime Groove”, android52 has gained popularity for his sampling of video game and anime music. Despite focusing on more original production work now, android52 is still creating funk-driven sounds that are sure to keep you moving all night long. Following a slew of shows across Japan and Europe, android52’s new sound has been heard worldwide following the release of his much anticipated “ULTRA GROOVE PRODUCT” EP. Follow android52 Twitter Soundcloud

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2019 Guest Announcement: Hinata Sato

Born in 1998 in the prefecture of Niigata. Hinata Sato has been appearing in multiple acts from Anime to TV dramas. After her activities in Sakura Gakuen, she has made a debut in Revue Starlight as Junna Hoshimi, one of the main stage girls in the Student 99th Class.

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2019 Guest Announcement: Kiyono Yasuno

Kiyono Yasuno is a Japanese voice actress and singer.  She played a number of minor roles before her major debut in 2011 with the role Kizuna Todoroki from the Young Animator Training Project short anime Kizuna Todoroki. She has since held several iconic roles such as Megumi Kato from SaeKano:How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Sakura Kitaoji from Aikatsu!, Natsuki Kimura from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Mayuko Inoue from Ushio & Tora, Kaname Buccaneer from Macross Delta, Nejire Hadou from My…

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2019 Special Entertainer: La Parfait Maid & Butler Cafe

La Parfait Maid & Butler Cafe brings you the cutest experience at Anime Central! At the cafe, you will enjoy a magical experience filled with games, sweets, and entertainment from the maids and butlers. It is sure to be fun for people of all ages and interests! The cafe will be open for you Friday and Saturday from 12pm-7pm, and Sunday from 11am-3pm in the DFW Room in the Hyatt. Sessions will be run by the hour, and you get to…

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