Artists m.o.v.e. to Appear at Anime Central, May 8-10th 2009

Prospect Heights, IL (March 23, 2009) –The Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) and Anime Central (ACEN) are proud to announce the special appearance of Avex artists m.o.v.e. at the 12th annual Anime Central convention, May 8-10th 2009.
Few Japanese artists have been as much part of the global anime boom as m.o.v.e. With anime soundtracks increasingly being used as a vehicle to launch Japanese artists overseas, the dance-pop group has been involved in several anime tie-ins, the most high-profile of which have been the theme songs to the series Initial D and the movie of the same name. With the rising international popularity of Japanese animation, move's work in "Initial D", "Final Fantasy: Unlimited", "Ikki Tousen", and "Monkey Robot" (Asobot Senki GOKU), have made them a name known to fans across the globe.

m.o.v.e's Yuri and Motsu will be bringing the group's unique musical blend of rock, rap, electronica, and metal to the ACEN stage. In addition to performing, the group will be holding autograph signings and panels during the three-day event. m.o.v.e. released their 9th original album, Humanizer, on January 21st, 2009, a followup to the band's 2008 10th-anniversary release, Mega Best. For more information on the band visit their webpage

About Anime Central:
Anime Central is celebrating its twelfth anniversary in 2009. With over 13,000 attendees, ACEN is Chicago's largest anime, manga, and Japanese popular culture convention. The convention is currently held in Rosemont, IL which is less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. The convention location is less than five minutes from O'Hare International Airport, and only 35 minutes from Midway International Airport. Anime Central will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and the Donald E Stephens convention center May 8th-10th 2009. Early pre-registration for the convention is $50.00 until April 1st, 2009; after which registration will be available for $55.00 until April 15th, 2009. For additional information on Anime Central visit

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