UKA Release Calendar

UKA Release Calendar

All incoming Anime & Manga releases listed.

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About The UK Anime Network

The UK Anime Net is one of the UK's oldest online anime and manga magazines. Started in 1996 as, we've seen more than our fair share of epic rises, catastropic failures, controversy and fantastic conventions.

UKA (our common abbreviation) attracts an average of over 500,000 unique readers a month, and over 2 million page views.

Founded on the principle that fan-written content can not only compete with industry publications but actually surpass them, UKA takes great care to bring a fun, professional approach to everything it does. 

Site founder Ross Liversidge has written articles on anime and manga for Buena Vista and Sony, and makes occasional public appearances hosting panels at conventions and events around the country.  Most of the time he is busy running his online marketing design & consultancy firm, Etharius Ltd, which counts among its clients prolific anime distributor MVM Entertainment.

Editor-in-Chief Andy Hanley also writes professionally for MyM Magazine and has a history of writing for technical publications before shifting his focus to anime, where he's served as a judge on the expert panel for the Scotland Loves Anime film festival amongst other things.

Our contributors have changed over the years, but have included professional writers who have gone on to achieve major success as journalists, including Gemma Cox, editor of NEO magazine

We work with many of the top distributors in the UK to bring you insider news, exclusive interviews and the best competition prizes we can muster.

The website has changed its appearance many times over the years, but the key commitments are the same as always: a high standard of writing, independent views and intelligent commentary. Our efforts have seen us listed in the AA Guide to Japan and linked to frequently by BBC online.

If you have any questions about the UK Anime Network, please use the form on our contact page.

The UKA Team
Ross Liversidge
Ross Liversidge, Senior Editor/Publisher

Ross founded the UK Anime Network back in 1995, and following Andy Hanley's retirement has returned to the post of Editor-in-Chief in 2017. What an old man!

Andy Hanley
Andy Hanley, Editor-in-chief

Andy has been writing for UK Anime since 2006, and is currently the site's editor-in-chief.  Contrary to popular belief, Andy is not actually a robot.

Seb Reid
Seb Reid, Catgirl Correspondent

Seb has been an anime fan since the late 90s and is particularly fond of anything post-apocalyptic, amusing, catgirly, ecchi or containing exquisite aerial battles. Now living in the South Atlantic, he keeps his anime close to his heart for those long cold nights. 

Russell Phillips
Russell Phillips, Writer

Russell has been a semi-regular reviewer for UK-Anime since 2005 [mainly specialising in non mainstream manga titles].

Robert Frazer
Robert Frazer, Writer

The team's roving reviewer, Robert zips to and fro like a ninja in the rafters, writing in all categories. UKA firmly denies that he snatches review copies after throwing a smoke bomb into the office... and will do so until the antidote for the poisoned Hob-Nobs is administered.

Hayley Scanlon
Hayley Scanlon, Live Action Reviews

Hayley loves movies, especially movies from Japan and China. Everything from Godzilla to Gion Bayashi is her kind of thing but if you suggested she had a soft spot for sci-fi and a general bias against Rom-Coms she wouldn't argue with you.

Mark Burke
Mark Burke, Games Reviews

Fully ignoring his parents warnings of square eyes, Mark has been parked in front of a TV with a joypad in hand for as long as he can remember. He mostly enjoys grinding those levels, and the occasional headshot.

Dan Barnett
Dan Barnett, Writer

Dan first encountered anime at the ripe old age of six with a VHS copy of Laputa. Ten years later he re-discovered it in Robotech and overnight a DVD collection was born.

Dan Rhodes
Dan Rhodes, Anime Editor

Dan has been writing for UK Anime Network since 2013, and has been the site's Anime Editor since August 2017.

James Taylor
James Taylor, Developer and Writer

I take photos, develop websites and visit Japan a lot!

Robert Mullarkey
Robert Mullarkey, Writer

Computing graduate who works in an office.  Still finds enough time to watch a lot of anime and play a lot of video games

Ben Wicks