Anime Central 2017 Review

Anime Central 2017 Review
This year Anime Central celebrated their 20th anniversary, being the strongest, biggest midwest convention there is. Fans from just about everywhere come to this milestone anime convention, to share their passion for anime, cosplaying, hobbies, arts, games, interests, and just about everything a convention can have. Location Since 1997 the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Rosemont Convention Center, has been Anime Central home, giving it 18 year at this location. Acen (for short) is still expanding and making the most of the space from both venues. With tons of hotels surrounding the Rosemont Convention Center, you don't have to worry about Acen being booked, but if you are looking to room... Read More

English Dub for March Comes in Like a Lion announce at Anime Central!

English Dub for March Comes in Like a Lion announce at Anime Central!

Attendees at Bang Zoom! Entertainment’s panel were thrilled as Aniplex of America announced their plans to produce the English dub for the celebrated TV series March comes in like a lion at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois. The news was met with much fanfare as Bang Zoom! Entertainment partnered with Aniplex of America to bring the Open Auditions for the series to the Midwest for the first time. Bang Zoom! Entertainment held open auditions during Anime Central with call back auditions the same day.   This will be the fifth year Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom! Entertainment have teamed up to host the Open Auditions, where fans test out their…

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Anime Central

Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. ACen happens once a year in the Spring (around April or May) less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, IL. As part of its mission, ACen brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities. The event includes a huge exhibit hall, a massive video game room, concerts, dances, educational panels and workshops, premiere screenings, autograph sessions, 24-hour video rooms, tabletop gaming and much, much more!   Check out some of our previous…

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Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Will Premiere at Anime Central!

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Will Premiere at Anime Central!

Man i can’t believe Anime Central is one week away.  Cosplayers, awesome vendors and may awesome panels await us, what can make this experience more epic????  Whats that, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry will be premiering there, ARE YOU JOKING????? Nope you heard  right, Funimation just announced that they will be premiering the subtitled of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry at Anime Central.  The movie will place at Anime Central at 5:30PM in Panel Room 1. Attendees will also get an 18″ x 24″ poster of the image above.  Better get in line when you get the chance because the room only seats 870 people.

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Anime Central Review 2016

Anime Central Review 2016

Location: Anime Central was held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for many many years now, and has never disappointed. The venue is a perfect location for those who live in the area and out. For those of you traveling by plane, shuttle buses were available near O’Hare that went straight to the venue.  Local Chicagoan’s had the option to take the CTA public transit Blue Line which stops in Rosemont. Which is quite affordable and just a few blocks away from the venue, allowing you to save some money to for a possible splurging spree at the convention. The Hyatt Hotel is connected via skywalk to the Donald…

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Anime Central 2015 Review

Anime Central 2015 Review

Anime Central 2015 May of 2015 marked Anime Power Level’s 3rd consecutive year of covering Chicago’s own Anime Central and once again the feeling of sadness filled our hearts as it came to an end. The Midwest holds many great conventions, but there are few are as revered and beloved as ACen. This year was simply amazing, with a fantastic line up of guests such as SCANDAL (the hit Japanese pop-rock band) a great line of of voice actors (Cristina Vee, Amanda Miller and Richard Epcar) and not to mention the panels, raves, burlesques show and the Anime Central Prom. A line of up of events and guests like this…

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Anime Central Review 2014

Anime Central Review 2014

Anime Central 2014 Con blues, who hasn’t experienced that feeling of sadness after your favorite convention of the year has come and gone? 2014 was an amazing year for Anime Central as a milestone was reached by surpassing last year’s attendee number by another 1K new attendees bringing the grand total for this year to more than 29K people. For good reasons too as Anime Central brought a phenomenal foreign guest list which featured the great composer Nobou Uematsu, fun and high energy concerts from The Wake Up Girls, and our personal favorite Angela. This year’s convention was well organized, ran smoothly, and was filled with panels, raves, events and…

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