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Special Entertainer Announcement: Eric Maruscak

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2016 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak is an artist who has been appearing at conventions across the United States, making giant chalk murals as performance art since 2006. He has appeared at The 2012. 2013, and 2014 Anime Central convention’s creating such works as the a Madoka Magika mural, as well as appearing at a number of New York Comic Cons, the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Anime…

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Guest Announcement: Eir Aoi

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eir Aoi as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Eir Aoi (born November 30) is a vocalist from Sapporo, Hokkaido in northern Japan.  Since her major label debut in October 2011 with single “Memoria,” the hits know no end, with “Innocence,” “Sirius,” “Ignite,” and “Lapis Lazuli” among her many popular tracks.  Her three albums to date have all enjoyed chart debuts in the top ten on Oricon. July 2015 marked…

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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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Bibliobattle March 12th!

Our friends at Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago are hosting a Bibliobattle on March 12th at the Japan Information Center.  Bibliobattle is an intellectual entertainment competition, founded at Kyoto University, that is growing in popularity in Japan.  Though the event itself is quite simple and easy to host, Bibliobattle’s popularity has grown in Japan to a point where they host national championships with representatives from across the nation.  This time the theme is Japanese mystery novels!   Place: Japan Information Center (737…

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