Join us May 17-19, 2019.
Hyatt Regency O’Hare & The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Experience Anime Central 2019

The convention schedule is out and available for viewing on the web, or download the free Guidebook app for your phone and take it with you.  Start planning your weekend now!

The Schedule is Out!

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SENTAI FILMWORKS AND ANIME CENTRAL HAVE TEAMED UP TO HOST A RED-CARPET EVENT FOR THIS FINAL FILM IN THE MADE IN ABYSS TWO-PART COMPENDIUM SERIES.  MADE IN ABYSS: WANDERING TWILIGHT WILL PREMIERE ON FRIDAY, MAY 17 AT 8:30 P.M.

RED CARPET PREMIERE

Throughout the weekend Bang Zoom! Entertainment will be holding open casting calls for an upcoming anime.  The attendee casted will win a trip to LA to record in studio.  Make your voice acting dreams come true!

Open Auditions Return

Making a stop at Anime Central, the Fate/Grand Order tour is bringing special entertainment, events and more to our attendees!

Fate/Grand Order U.S.A. Tour

Tour Info

2017 Special Entertainer Announcement: Lapix

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Lapix as a 2017 Special Entertainer! Known as the ‘High-Tech Ninja’, lapix is a Japanese musician, producer, and DJ. He started his music career at the ripe age of 7 when he first encountered an electronic organ. This wasn’t your traditional piano style organ, it was a two-step keyboard and foot pedal style electronic organ. It wasn’t until his teen years that he began to experiment and transition to…

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2017 Special Entertainer Announcement: YUC’e

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to YUC’e as a 2017 Special Entertainer! YUC’e is a solo artist which excels in composition, arrangement, production, and mixing. She is based mainly out of Tokyo. In high school, YUC’e studied abroad and majored in music. She started producing professionally in 2015. In 2016 her hit song ‘Future Cαndy’ was played at COUNTDOWN JAPAN to a tremendous reaction and welcoming. Currently she is working as a vocalist when producing…

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The AMV contest for Anime Central 2017 is open for entries!

The AMV contest for Anime Central 2017 is open for entries! We’re accepting entries for comedy, drama, action, horror, and freestyle categories. You may submit up to five entries, so long as they are for different categories. There will be prizes given for the best video in each category, as well as for Best in Show and runner-up.   Basic Entry Requirements: • Entries sent to previous Anime Central competitions are not eligible. Mail entries will be accepted starting February…

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2017 Industry and Entertainer Announcement: Bang Zoom! Entertainment

We are please and excited to bring an amazing new attendee experience to ACen 2017 in conjunction with our friends at Bang Zoom! Entertainment! This year you can try your hand at voice acting and see what it really feels like to be a voice actor! Bang Zoom! Entertainment will also be holding open casting calls so you may end up winning yourself a trip to LA to record in studio. Let’s make dreams happen! Bang Zoom! Entertainment is an…

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2017 Guest Announcement: Putumayo

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Putumayo as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Known for their uniquely illustrated Lolita and punk-themed outfits, that no other brand can offer, Putumayo, has also expanded and evolved their brand to include “School Style” and “Gothic Style” themed fashion lines which add to the uniqueness of Harajuku trends.  Joining us for 2017 Chief Designer Shunsuke Hasegawa! Also joining us with Putumayo is Kera model and singer Sakurako Hoshina who…

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