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    Anime Central 2009: About our Scavenger Hunt

    Anime Central is only three days away and AnimeChicago will be there! In addition to live blogging the convention all weekend long, we’re hosting our first-ever Scavenger Hunt! We think this will…

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    Anime Central Primer

    Whether you’re a seasoned con-goer or just a one-day attendee from last year, many of have already experienced the convention in some form and can offer a some tips for the uninitiated.…

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    Anime Central 2009: Fashion Show seeking Talent

    Obsessed with fashion and anime? This year, Anime Central is debuting a fashion show featuring Decora, Visual Kei, Lolita, SteamPunk and other street clothing styles influenced by Japan. They are currently looking…

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    The Anime Dabbler

    I can still remember the day my childhood friend called me on the telephone during the summer before my sophomore year of high school and said, “I’m really into this show. It’s…

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    Anime Best Buys

    If you haven’t heard yet, Best Buy is reducing anime inventories in 462 stores nationally. For some of you, this means a much smaller selection to choose from at your local store,…

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    Gift Shopping: Valentine’s Day

    Ahhh…otaku in love! What a delightful experience of having two souls with infatuations of giant robots and traveling samurai to share their love with one another. For some of you, this may…

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    Help Wanted

    We’re looking for writing and public relations talent to help spread the word about animechicago.com. If you or someone you know enjoys collaborating, relaying information, and writing blog posts, consider being an…

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    Reactor Meltdown

    Conventions are a big endeavor, so people weren’t surprised when con chair James Alsup announced Reactor 2008 would be canceled. Some think it was a poor decision to move to the new…

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    Hello Chicago!

    After 10 years of radical growth in the Japanese animation industry, we’re witnessing our fandom return to the underground from which it emerged. Despite studios rapidly dropping titles, disparaging bumps from Adult…