Where is Anime Central 2023 held and Crunchyroll

Hold onto your otaku hats, because Anime Central 2023 is about to take the anime community by storm, and it’s joining forces with none other than Crunchyroll! Be with us to know more about where Anime Central 2023 will be held, and what is it all about.

What is Anime Central and what’s its purpose?

  • Anime Central, affectionately known as ACen, is a legendary annual convention that celebrates the very essence of anime and its thriving fandom.
  • This year, it promises to be bigger, bolder, and more electrifying than ever before. Prepare to be transported into a realm where fantasy and reality merge seamlessly.

ACen brings fans together with guests from the anime, manga, gaming, cinema, and Asian culture industries. The events feature an exhibit hall, video game room, concerts, panels, workshops, screenings, autograph sessions, etc. And even dive into a sea of merchandise booths that span as far as the eye can see.

Anime Central 2023: Where is it held + All Schedule

Where is Anime Central 2023 held and Crunchyroll
Image Courtesy of Anime Central Official Site
  • Anime Central (ACen) is going to hold one of the largest anime, manga, and Japanese popular culture conventions in 2023 in Chicago and the Midwest from May 19th to May 21st.
  • The event is located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, IL. Click here to get the exact location.

You can have a look at the Anime Central 2023 Guidebook, where you can check the whole schedule of events. You can even make custom to-do lists, build your schedule for ACen, and even set alarms for the events you do not want to miss out on.

Crunchyroll x Anime Central 2023: What to expect?

Where is Anime Central 2023 held and Crunchyroll
Image Courtesy of Crunchyroll

Who knew we were about to get a thrilling collaboration with Crunchyroll, the holy grail of streaming platforms for anime aficionados? Brace yourself for meet-and-greets with voice actors, exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming shows, and the chance to witness the unveiling of Crunchyroll’s most ambitious projects.

All Events and Screenings from Crunchyroll

Below are some of the events that you can check out with Crunchyroll from May 19-21. More details are given on their site.

  • WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me -Precious Friends- OVA screening
    • Friday, May 19 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT | Live Events 5
    • Includes a special mini Shikishi handout!
  • Crunchyroll Industry Panel
    • Saturday, May 20 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT | Live Events 6
  • Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation OVA screening
    • Saturday, May 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT | Live Events 7
    • A screening of the OVA featuring a special side story with Hirano and Kagiura.
Where is Anime Central 2023 held and Crunchyroll
Image Courtesy of Anime Central Official Site

Quiz and Other activities:

  1. Solve the Dr. STONE Morse Code Mystery: Help Senku in constructing the Perseus, and prevent the team’s petrification by deciphering the Why-Man’s Morse code signal. And receive exclusive Dr. STONE merchandise. Don’t miss the chance to snap photos with Senku and Ryusui!
  2. 2. Discover Grisha Jaeger’s Basement: Explore the Jaeger home’s hidden secrets and the answers left behind for Eren. Take a brief walkthrough of our basement activation and capture a photo at Grisha Jaeger’s desk as a memento!


Anime Central 2023, in collaboration with Crunchyroll, awaits your arrival, ready to unleash a whirlwind of entertainment, camaraderie, and undying love for all things anime.

That’s everything to know about where Anime Central 2023 will be held, and what is it all about. Are you going to visit it? Do let us know in the comments down below.

Source: Anime Central Official Site, Crunchyroll


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