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!

Gunpla Builders World Cup 2016

“Set your GP Base, it’s time for GunPla battle! Anime Central is hosting one of the North American qualifiers for the 2016 Gunpla Builders World Cup (GBWC). The entry awarded Best in Show in Anime Central’s competition will move on to compete against other winners from the national qualifiers for the opportunity to represent North America in the finals in Japan.   To enter, fill out the entry form at http://www.bluefincorp.com/catalog/gbwc2016 and e-mail it to hobby@bluefincorp.com. Then bring your completed…

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Performer Announcement: Samurai Dan and Jillian

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Samurai Dan and Jillian as 2016 Performers! Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem.  This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike. In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. …

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Guest Announcement: Erica Mendez

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Erica Mendez as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in “KILL la KILL”, Aladdin in “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic”, Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II” and Nico Yazawa in Love Live! Other animation credits include Gon Freecs in “HunterxHunter (2011)”, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of “Sailor Moon”, Tsubaki in Your Lie in April, Akko Kagari in Little…

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The Rising Star Award presented by Arda Wigs

Calling all cosplayers! Arda Wigs will be joining us this year with a special event judging during our Masquerade. The Rising Star Award award can be won by any cosplayer that shows great promise, and a special kind of dedication to their craft. Judging for this special contest is held during the Masquerade at the the Arda Wigs judging table. The winner will receive a brand new high quality sewing machine! We look forward to seeing all of the entries!…

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Guest Announcement: Takahiro Baba

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Takahiro Baba as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Takahiro Baba is the CEO of the Japanese anime, game, and visual novel maker VisualArt’s. VisualArt’s is well known for the production of “CLANNAD” and “Angel Beats!” as well as distribution of I’ve Sound SAGA PLANETS. Since the founding of the company in March 1993, VisualArt’s continues to contribute to a sub-culture that produces creators that represent and influence this aspect…

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