King Jimmeh wrote:
"Upcoming Anime Releases".
What, like instead of just listing this weeks releases, people discussed what was good and bad about each series that had a release that week, and suggested overall which were good buys and which were not.
Well, I don't think it would be limited to that week, but maybe the next 4-6 weeks worth, if there was time to do that many. Just show a list of what's coming out and when, and then the each panellist would say a little bit about the good releases they are looking forward to, and then those they think people could/should skip.
Advertising on other UK sites/forums of anime might be a good way of getting more members, thats how I discovered Anime Leauge (another UK forum that has worldwide members).
Also at the manga panel, every one mentioned UK anime but only one other person mentioned AUKN, even though its less active than here, it seems more people are aware of its UK anime's existence.
I think there is definitely work that could be done between here and AL, as while AL has an active UK community, they isn't actually much there in terms of news and discussions about DVDs, and everything. It's more about the brand new stuff in Japan, and then franchise discussions. Whereas here, there is a lot more talk about the Upcoming UK releases, DVD art, direct links to the public relations from the likes of Beez, Manga, etc. So, I think if you were to work with AL to put up a topic discussion in their Anime & Manga section each week about the UK releases, it could help improve their A&M section while getting AUKN's name out there as a source for news.
Plus, with AL, also comes the possibility of a panel at one of their events such as ALCon or London Anime Con.
But then again, there are some aspects of AL that are not popular in the UK Anime scene, so there is that to consider. Just a few ideas though