The UK Anime Net is one of the UK's oldest online anime and manga magazines. Started in 1996 as UK-Anime.nu, 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.
Ross founded the UK Anime Network back in 1995, and is now the Publisher and Senior Editor of the site. Everything you see here is coded by Ross and even though he's locked away tinkering, occasionally he'll escape and review something,
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 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 has been a semi-regular reviewer for UK-Anime since 2005 [mainly specialising in non mainstream manga titles].
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 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.
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 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 has been writing for UK Anime since 2013, and can often be found spreading his particular brand of cynicism and sarcasm on the UK Anime forums.
I take photos, develop websites and visit Japan a lot!
Computing graduate who works in an office. Still finds enough time to watch a lot of anime and play a lot of video games