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!

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2019 Industry Announcement: Cygames

CyStore will be selling Cygames merchandise at Anime Central 2019 as part of the CyStore USA Pop-Up Tour. Cygames, Inc. is an acclaimed developer of popular mobile and computer games. Formed in May 2011, Cygames has risen rapidly to become one of the biggest names in Japanese video games. The company started out making smartphone games, including Rage of Bahamut, which was one of the first Japanese card battle games to make inroads into international markets; Granblue Fantasy, which remains…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Bushiroad

Bushiroad Inc. is an entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Weiss Schwarz, Luck & Logic and other card games, promotional items, smartphone applications around the world. Bushiroad will be exhibiting at Anime Central! They will be featuring contents from various titles of Bushiroad!

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2019 Industry Announcement: Funimation

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Funimation as a 2019 Industry Partner! FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. FUNimation manages a full spectrum of rights for brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution.

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2019 Industry Announcement: Right Stuf, Inc.

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Right Stuf, Inc. as a 2019 Industry Partner! Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. is amongst North America’s largest publishers, distributors and retailers in the anime and manga marketplace. One of the industry’s original pioneers, Right Stuf operates a multinational mail-order catalog and one of the trade’s most recognized Internet storefronts, rightstufanime.com. Right Stuf also works in a variety of media vehicles that include video streaming, podcasts and special…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks is a global leader in anime and genre entertainment and manages one of the world’s largest anime libraries with thousands of hours of content in release across traditional and digital media platforms. As a premier strategic partner, the company offers industry-leading expertise in all facets of production, development, localization, licensing, marketing and distribution. The studio stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television, Blu-ray/DVD and digital distribution as well as international…

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2019 Industry Announcement: VIZ MEDIA

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland,…

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2019 Industry Announcement: Kinokuniya Book Store

Kinokuniya USA offers a wide variety of books, magazines, and stationery from Japan. We are proud to bring you our extensive collection of manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cookbooks, travel books, children’s books, and more, both in English and Japanese. We also offer Chinese books at our Seattle store.

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2019 Industry Announcement: Japanime Games

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best games from Asia and bring them to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components.

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