|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!
| 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!
Clockwise from top-left: Takeshi Honda, Hidenori
Matsubara, Bruce Lewis, and Fred "Piro" Gallagher.
| Iron Guest Competitions yielded some of
most amazing works yet. Top-left are the pieces by Fred "Piro" Gallagher (left) and
Bruce Lewis (right) competing for the secret ingredient: Kawaiism! Results of the competitions are as follows: Takeshi Honda vs.
Hidenori Matsubara: Winner is Matsubara! Bruce Lewis vs. Fred "Piro"
Gallagher: Winner is Gallagher! Congratulations to all the Iron Guests and the
Challengers! The Japanese
competing works were immediately given away to dedicated audience members as shown above in
a huge rock-paper-scissors competition.
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