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!

2017 Guest Announcement: Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Shinichi Watanabe (aka “Nabeshin”) is known to anime fans as a larger-than-life, iconic figure with an outrageous sense of humor. He directed the comedy anime series Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers, and Puni Puni Poemy, which feature frenetic pacing and appearances by his animated alter ego, a mysterious, recurring character with an afro and distinctive outfit who is tangential to the story.…

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2017 Guest Announcement: GOUK

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to GOUK as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. He joined S-inc. in 1993 and started “T.KUNITOMO” brand. Early T.KUNITOMO announced a collection that was remade American and French clothes. Then in the wake of a meeting with Indian and Southeast Asian materials and traditional…

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2017 Got Soap Slogan Contest is Open!

The voting period has come to an end. Anime Central fans, it is time to get involved and be creative!. The “Got Soap?” slogan contest for 2017 is now open! Never heard of it before? It’s a fun contest we hold yearly to choose the slogan that goes on our ACen Got Soap shirt. You make the slogans, the community votes, and we produce the shirt!  How it works: Submit your idea(s) in response to this post on social media…

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New room blocks for ACen 2017!

New room blocks for ACen 2017 are now available including the Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn, The Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O’Hare, and the Chicago Marriot O’Hare! We are certain these will book fast so don’t delay! For more details on Room Rates and booking links visit the Hotel section of our website.

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12 Days of ACen 2016 Winners

Congratulations to all of our 12Days of ACen 2016 winners! We hope you’ll join us to play again next year!   Day 1 Day 1 of #12DaysofACen is upon us and today’s contest is The Gift of Knowledge. Fill in the blank “If I were planning a trip to Japan, I definitley would have to visit________!” for your chance to win today’s swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 1st! To enter use Facebook & Twitter one winner…

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