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Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Still the definitive anime cyberpunk classic

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Tower of God Preview
Tower of God Preview
Ross Locksley on 01 Apr 2020

Crunchyroll kindly sent us an advance screener for Tower of God - prepare for some dark fantasy!

Bandai Dragon Ball Figures
Dragon Ball Figures
Ross Locksley on 20 Mar 2020

Dragon Ball figures are available for the first time ever in the UK - here's a breakdown of what's on the shelves!

Rising of the Shield Hero Retrospective
Rising of the Shield Hero
Richard Durrance on 09 Mar 2020

Taking a second look at the most talked about series of 2019

Toy Fair London 2020
Toy Fair London 2020
Ross Locksley on 21 Jan 2020

The latest goodies from the world of toys are on display at the London Toy Fair 2020 - we stop in and take a look!
UKA Staff Best Anime of 2019
Best Anime 2019
Ross Locksley on 08 Jan 2020

The UKA team look back at their favourite anime of 2019 - whether it moved, excited or scared them!
Adventures at Yuruket
Adventures at Yuruket
Dan Barnett on 19 Dec 2019

Or that time you thought the event you were visiting was something else entirely...
Tokyo Comic Con
Tokyo Comic Con
Dan Barnett on 05 Dec 2019

The intrepid Dan braves Tokyo's largest comic-culture event - what treasures lie within?
Thoughtbubble 2019
Thoughtbubble 2019
Dan Barnett on 18 Nov 2019

Dan leads the UKA gang down to Thoughtbubble, taking place in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
An Audience with Takeshi Yashiro and Satoshi Akutsu
Studio TECARAT at Kotatsu 2019
Alex Jones on 18 Oct 2019

Studio TECARAT visit Wales for Kotatsu Festival 2019!
Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2019
Kotatsu Festival 2019
Alex Jones on 12 Oct 2019

We visit Cardiff's premier anime festival for another fantastic year
MCM Scotland 2019 - Dragon Ball Super Voice actors Interview
Dragon Ball Super VA interview
Robert Mullarkey on 30 Sep 2019

We sat down with the voice cast of Dragon Ball Super to take about anime voice acting.
Picarto.TV - bringing live art to the masses
Ross Locksley on 27 Sep 2019

The live-art streaming service has been picking up serious momentum with both artists and fans of creative projects - we speak to Picarto about their origins and plans for the future.
Top 5 Geek spots visit in Seoul
Top 5 Geek spots in Seoul
Ross Locksley on 19 Sep 2019

It's been three years since I last visited Korea, and on this occasion I had time to explore a bit - what anime-themed delights lurk within?
Visiting Leeds Arcade Club
Leeds Arcade Club
Ross Locksley on 11 Jun 2019

Some of the UKA team decided to meet up at Leeds' latest and greatest attraction, the Leeds Arcade Club.
A day at Kupo-Con's the Wee Pom event
Kupo-Con Glasgow 2018
Robert Mullarkey on 28 Jan 2019

Our games Editor Robert went along to his first ever Kupo-Con
UKA Podcast S04E14 - Happy New Year
UKA Podcast S04E14
Seb Reid on 23 Jan 2019

Dan and Rob discuss the new season, while an overworked, tired and ill Seb tries his best to keep himself alive! We cover the new anime season and the news!
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 4
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 4
Seb Reid on 30 Dec 2018

Its finally the finale and our team is not doing well. Much gin has been consumed, we are very merry, but we are ready to battle for the big one! This day has our final awards, Best Manga and the Editor's Choice for Anime of the Year 2018. We also reveal the results of the Reader's Choice Awards 2018!
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 3
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 3
Seb Reid on 29 Dec 2018

Seb, Dan, Rob, Martin and now Alex, consume yet more gin, enter the levels of drunkeness, and fight, loudly and proudly, for their anime to be declared the Worst of 2018! Also we look at other technical elements such as Best Visuals, Soundtrack and Best Physical Edition.
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 2
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 2
Seb Reid on 28 Dec 2018

Seb, Dan, Rob and Martin are making merry progress through a bottle of gin, as its time for the Best Film, Best Character and Best Game awards! Content Warning - Does contain strong language at times.
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 1
UKA Awards 2018 - Day 1
Seb Reid on 27 Dec 2018

Seb, Dan, Rob and Martin begin the UK Anime Network Awards with the Best Action, Best Comedy, Best Writing and Best Moment awards. Content Warning - Does contain strong language at times.