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.

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2019 Industry Announcement: Eleven Arts

ELEVEN ARTS is the distributor behind some of your favorite anime films, including Penguin Highway, Maquia, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice, and many more! Visit our booth to purchase DVD/Blu-rays of our latest films, and buy exclusive merchandise.

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2019 Industry Announcement: Japanese Culture Center

The Japanese Culture Center was established in 1977 in Chicago by Aikido Shihan (Teacher of Teachers) and Zen Master Fumio Toyoda to make some of the martial arts, crafts, and philosophical riches of Japan available to the public. Today the JCC continues this tradition, offering classes in over a dozen martial and cultural arts. The Center is not a museum where lifeless objects are displayed; it is a school where living skills are passed on person to person from generation to generation.…

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2019 Guest Announcement: Ryoma Ebata

Ryoma Ebata, born in 1981, is the character designer and director of key animation for the Winter 2019 TV Anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. For most of his career, he has worked as an animator, designer, as well as a Unit Director. The first time he was in charge of Character Designs was with Busou Shinki. He has been in charge of key animation for openings, endings, and the main areas for numerous titles such as…

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2019 Guest Announcement: Atsushi Nakayama

Atsushi Nakayama, born in 1974, is Assistant Director for the Winter 2019 TV Anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.  He was Unit Director on Knight’s & Magic and other shows, as well as Director of Photography for Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, and others. Mr. Nakayama provides storyboards, direction, photography, and other multifaceted work around the production studio. His first work as a director was Absolute Duo.

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2019 Guest Announcement: Shuzilow.HA

Shuzilow.HA (also known as Shujirou Hamakawa) was born on July 7, 1966 in Kobe, Japan. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an animator at Anime R. He was a video game designer at Konami from 1989 to 1998, and he returned to animation to work for Production I.G. from 1998 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been offering his services as a freelance designer. Shuzilow.HA is best known as the original creator of the Solty Rei TV series. He…

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