Anime Central, Chicago IL

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Rosemont, IL

Sunday, 21 May, 2017 1 pm

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A New World returns to ANIME CENTRAL!

A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area.  We’re back at ACEN with new repertoire and a new experience.  Under the direction of conductor Eric Roth, and featuring the amazing skills of piano soloist Benyamin Nuss, the New World Players perform favorites and surprises by all of the FINAL FANTASY composers including Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Hitoshi Sakimoto from throughout the thirty year history of FINAL FANTASY.

Anime Central(ACen) is the Midwest’s Largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention. This year, Anime Central is celebrating its 20th Anniversary event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont  May 19th- 21st 2017!   The convention is currently held in Rosemont, IL, just outside of Chicago and 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport. As part of its mission, Anime Central brings fans together with guests and industry from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the animation and manga industries, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture. At ACen, expect to find cosplayers dressed as their favorite Anime characters, live events, concerts, dances, competitions, gaming, and a large exhibit hall selling Japanese pop culture merchandise.  Anime Central is sponsored by the Midwest Animation Promotion Society, a registered 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization. For more information and to register visit