|Anime Central 2003
had something for everyone and this year was no exception with more style and panache than
ever before. Opening Ceremonies and Guest Reception Night gathered attention around the
packed Guests of Honor list. The AMV Iron Chef Music Video Contest continued to gather more and more
entries as this field grows with more capable technologies for fans to take advantage of
digital media. Masquerade is always the most popular weekend highlight of the year.
And for those with wandering eyes, SWEK and Duel Jewel held big concerts, Iron Guest
Competitions dominated the weekend entertainment, and who could miss all those crazy Game
Shows like Anime Idol, The Game Show, Anime Match Game, 25,000Y Pyramid, Fanboy Feud, and the
world premiere of Anime Press Your Luck!
| Meet the Guests Reception
Night saw a great number of
fans being able to chat one-on-one with their favorite Japanese and American
celebrities! Featured Guests of Honor for Anime Central 2003 included notable
celebrities from the far east to west: Kazuko Tadano, Kouhei Tanaka, Maya Okamoto, Yasunori
Ide, Duel Jewel, Hiroaki Gohda, Kazuyoshi Katayama, Satoru Akahori, Takeshi Honda, Yoko
Ishida, Hidenori Matsubara, Brett Weaver, Laura Bailey, Tiffany Grant, Monica Rial,
Christopher Patton, Richard Cox, Fred "Piro" Gallagher, Robert DeJesus, Scott
Frazier, and Bruce Lewis.
| SWEK held another great concert for their Midwestern
| Iron Guest Competitions dominated the
Anime Central 2003 weekend entertainment with big names like Fred "Piro"
Gallagher, Bruce Lewis, Takeshi Honda, and Hidenori Matsubara all competing for quality and
skill in a fight against time in front of a big audience. Skill, panache, and style
all at odds for the title of Iron Guest!
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