Join us for Anime Central on May 20-22, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Returning May 20 – 22, 2022

We’re working hard to serve up some home cooked programming and digital events to give you a taste of Anime Central. Come check out what we’re cookin’ up May 21st to May 23rd for ACen Online 2021!

Online Events and Programming

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Lost and Found

During the Convention, lost items are turned into our Customer Service teams on site and we have some items from this years convention. If you are missing something, and want to know if we found it, click the button below and fill out the form. If we have it or have more questions about the item we will contact you. Please note, we do not keep any cosplay items or props in lost and found after the convention has ended.…

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2019 Autograph Ticket Distribution

Autograph ticket distribution sessions have been added to Guidebook to help make it easier to identify which tickets we will give out at each distribution. Please note, that distribution times for a few of our sessions have been adjusted so that they are not conflicting with their other events. For example, we will not be distributing autograph tickets for the musicians during their concerts. We encourage all attendees to review these sessions so that they can plan their schedules accordingly.…

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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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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 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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VIZ Originals Portfolio Reviews at ACEN 2019

A very special announcement and opportunity for all of our artist fans! Our friends at VIZ Media will be holding portfolio reviews for VIZ Originals at ACen 2019! If you are a creator interested in publishing with VIZ, the portfolio review is a great opportunity for you to meet the editors and get feedback on your creative work. Imagining amazing stories and honing your artistic skills can take time and we want to encourage you to get to the next…

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