HWR

HWR enjoys anime and manga alongside a love for film, gaming, Classic Doctor Who and electronic music from the likes of Depeche Mode and more.

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ARIA The Natural Parts 1 and 2 Blu-ray Review
Anime Review

ARIA The Natural Parts 1 and 2 Blu-ray Review

ARIA The Natural Parts 1 and 2 Blu-ray Review
ARIA the Natural continues to deliver a wonderful series overall that builds upon its characters, settings, and thematic qualities. The longer season provides some real highlights that enhance the quiet yet endearing and unique atmosphere. 
• 19th January 2023
Autumn 2022 Streaming Overview – New Series
Roundup

Autumn 2022 Streaming Overview – New Series

Autumn 2022 Streaming Overview – New Series
A lookback at Autumn 2022’s new anime series without a single mention of Chainsaw Man?! We let our writers choose their favourite series and that’s just how it’s panned out. You may feel differently…so please let us know your favourites too!
AUKN Staff • 4th January 2023
Anime UK News Review of 2022 Part 1: Anime
Roundup

Anime UK News Review of 2022 Part 1: Anime

Anime UK News Review of 2022 Part 1: Anime
2022 has brought some major changes to the way we watch anime in the UK – but has the quality of the shows we’ve been watching deteriorated? The Anime UK Writers have chosen their favourite titles to recommend – let us know what you’ve enjoyed watching too!
AUKN Staff • 21st December 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5, though relying on familiar set-ups for its storylines, continues to be a pleasing read, thanks to the strength of its characters and setting, and in how it grows and develops these aspects in interesting ways.
• 27th November 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 focuses more on the bonds between characters, especially how mentors influence their pupils, and also continues to grow Akari’s bond with the citizens of Neo-Venezia, whilst providing more striking imagery and fantastical happenings.
• 15th November 2022
Autumn 2022 Preview – New Series
Roundup

Autumn 2022 Preview – New Series

Autumn 2022 Preview – New Series
How difficult is it for a brand-new anime series to stand out this autumn from the slew of returning titles? The writers at Anime UK News are here to introduce some of the new material that’s impressed them…so far!
AUKN Staff • 23rd October 2022
Autumn 2022 Preview – Returning Series
Roundup

Autumn 2022 Preview – Returning Series

Autumn 2022 Preview – Returning Series
Bleach returns! Mob Psycho 100 returns! My Hero Academia returns! And many more favourites, old and new, are back this autumn with brand-new seasons. But have these favourites still got what it takes? Find out what the Anime UK News writers think…
AUKN Staff • 22nd October 2022
Summer 2022 Overview – Yeah! or Meh?
Roundup

Summer 2022 Overview – Yeah! or Meh?

Summer 2022 Overview – Yeah! or Meh?
The writers at Anime UK News look back at the Summer 2022 Season – and pick their favourite shows (while also shaking their heads over the series that didn’t live up to their expectations).
AUKN Staff • 3rd October 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 maintains the quality of the previous volumes, continuing to expand its world-building with new characters and occupations, all whilst focusing on Akari’s growth and positive influence on those around her.
• 20th August 2022
Aria the Masterpiece Volume 2 Review
Manga Review

Aria the Masterpiece Volume 2 Review

Aria the Masterpiece Volume 2 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 2 is a wonderful continuation of Akari’s story as she continues to develop her skills as an Undine, forms new friendships and grows further accustomed to the world of Neo-Venezia and its more fantastical aspects.
• 17th July 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 is a great introduction to the story, establishing Akari as a likeable protagonist and the world of Aqua as a fascinating setting, full of charming characters and mystery, melding together fantasy and sci-fi in an inventive fashion.
• 13th June 2022