Anime Central 2005 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 Anime 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 Kumiko Kato held big concerts, Iron Guest Competitions dominated the weekend entertainment, and who could miss all those crazy Game Shows like Anime Press Your Luck, Anime Price is Right, and much more!

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The party is ON at Anime Central!  With a slew of Guests of Honor from the east to the west, concerts from SWEK and Kumiko Kato, Anime Music Videos, Robotech Reunions, and much more, this year's Anime Central turned out to be a blast for many fans.  Above and below are some of the highlights of the crowd-pleasing performances both on and of the stage that make Anime Central the biggest party on earth.
Cosplay Masquerade Night: And the competition is on as emcees introduced numerous walk-ons and skits for the big party event of the year!  Anime Central 2005 rocked the cosplay house with cosplayers showing off their latest and greatest displays from Alichino, .hack//sign, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, X, Final Fantasy 6, Dir en Grey, Read or Die, Inuyasha, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Final Fantasy X-2, Count of Monte Cristo, Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata, Excel Saga, Millennium Actress, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Rose of Versailles, Chobits, Tales of Rebirth, Hellsing, Card Captor Sakura, Gundam Seed, Psycho Le Cemu, Hello Kitty, Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar, Spirited Away, YuGiOh GX, Kingdom Hearts, Ghost in the Shell, Last Exile, Priest, xxxHolic, Samurai Shodown, Morning Musume, Tales of Symphonia, Fushigi Yugi, Naruto, sCryeD, Soul Calibur 2, Legend of Zelda, Full Metal Alchemist, Super Marios Bros, Lupin the Third, Katamari Damacy, Malice Mizer, Trigun, Read or Die, and more!  Below are just some of the highlights of the big night!
Myoubi from Alichino

Hinoto from X Celes from Final Fantasy 6
Revolutionary Girl Utena group Calintz and Rith from Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata

Excel Saga!
Yubaba from Spirited Away Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata

Delphine from Last Exile
Christmas comes only once a year, what will the Kingdom of HiRule do when mad villains attack?

Edward Elric's Full Metal Kegger It's Dragonball Z vs. Gundam vs... Nabeshin?!
Pretend Robot Pants' cross between Super Marios Bros, Katamari Damacy and Lupin the Third! The King of All Cosmos and Colonel Sanders duke it out Street Fighter-style with Pocky vs. Skittles. Taste the Royal Rainbow!


Rinoa uncovers the truth about Squall's... gunblade skills, computer hacking skills, bow hunting skills, nunchuck skills, what more could a girl want?  Has Squall lost that lovin' feelin'?
YRP in Position!  It's showtime, girls! Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars performing La Moon from the Sailor Moon Musicals

Malice Mizer honors the chickens that gave their lives for the costumes
Tidus and Vash debate about the Hardships of getting into the Masquerade.  Remember, it's all about Love and Peace! Boldly going where no skit has gone before, UCJS presented Shoujo Gone Wild for the sake of world revolution! Bonta-kun from Full Metal Panic presented Why do I cosplay?  For yaoi?  For fanboys who love hentai?  For hugs? For cool weapons on stage!

And now for the bevy of beautiful women, a special request from a humble monk... Before they were enemies they were friends.  Rethinking the concept of sexy no jitsu, it's yet another... Stripper Vash sighting! Gundam Seed's He's an Otaku and he's OK!

Anime Central 2005 Cosplay Masquerade Awards
Judges Choice Craftsmanship Award:
Utena group
Judges Choice Craftsmanship Award:
Lulu from Final Fantasy X
Judges Choice Craftsmanship Award:
Rith from Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Hinoto from X
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Chii from Chobits
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Alucard from Hellsing
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Rose of Versailles
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Yubaba from Spirited Away
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Sailor Saturn from Sailor Moon
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Empress Sophia from Last Exile
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Delphine from Last Exile
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Lafi and Asad from Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata
Craftsmanship Merit Award:
Gundam Wing Heavy Arms Custom
Second Place Craftsmanship Award:
Celes from Final Fantasy 6
Best in Show Craftsmanship Award:
Myoubi from Alichino
Judges Choice Performance Award:
Miroku's Bear His Children Proposal
Judges Choice Performance Award:
Squall and Rinoa's Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
Judges Choice Performance Award:
Vash and Cloud Hardships of Masquerade
Second Place Performance Award:
Gundam Nabeshin skit
Best in Show Performance Group Award:
Lupin the Third Katamari Damacy skit
Second Place Performance Solo Award:
Bonta-kun's Why Do I Cosplay?
Best in Show Performance Solo Award:
Edward Elric's Full Metal Kegger

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