Anime Midwest Announces LittleKuriboh of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged

Lisle, IL – April 30, 2012 – Anime Midwest 2012, one of the largest up-and-coming anime conventions to happen in the Chicagoland region, is happy to announce the appearance of Martin Billany, more famously known as LittleKuriboh, at the 2012 Chicago anime convention. LittleKuriboh (creator of Yu-Gi-Oh abridged) will be doing a Q&A session, special screenings, and giving out autographs. Anime Midwest will be held at the Wyndham Hotel & Convention Center in Lisle, Illinois from July 6-8, 2012.

LittleKuriboh (AKA Martin Billany) is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged series and the godfather of the abridged age. He has thus far produced no less than 52 episodes, a spinoff, a prequel, a christmas special and two movies, creating a cultural phenomenon in the anime world. In addition to playing nearly every character in his own series, he has made cameos in the Death Note, Naruto, Sonic X, Trinity Blood, Pokemon, Fullmetal Alchemist and Sailor Moon abridged series. With a mission to revitalize interest in the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and make it more accessible to Joe Public, LittleKuriboh will continue the original abridged series providing us with priceless entertainment for many years to come. All-round nice guy and community fan-favourite, he is also associated with TeamFourStar (the group behind Dragon Ball Z Abridged, for which he also supplies voices) and has made guest appearances on comic-book video review series Atop the Fourth Wall.

LittleKuriboh joins numerous other stars at this midwest anime convention. Previously announced stars include the English cast of Panty & Stocking, Jamie Marchi (Panty, Ian Sinclair (Chuck), and Joel McDonald (Brief). The convention also features performances by the sensational Random aka MegaRan, The Pillowcases, V is for Villains, FanService Renji, and the Level Boys. All the convention’s guests will be available in various panels, interview sesions, Q&A sessions, and more. The complete guest list can be found online at

There are over 50 different events packed into one weekend at Anime Midwest. Featured special events at Anime Midwest include a cosplay masquerade contest, anime screenings, autographs, fan panels, workshops, a formal dance, two rave dances, and many many others.

Anime Midwest will be held July 6-8, 2012, at the Wyndham Hotel & Convention Center in Lisle, Illinois, about twenty minutes from downtown Chicago. Anime fans can get rooms for the convention online at for only $99.99 per night. Registration is online for only $30 until June 10th, or $35 at the door for a weekend pass. Online registration can be found at

Registration for the convention includes free Mt. Dew and Pepsi products all weekend for all attendees.

More information about Anime Midwest’s events, guests, and more, can be found at


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Event dates: July 6-8, 2012
Expected attendance: 2,000+
Cost: $30 weekend pass

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