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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Spring Season 2024 Preview
Roundup

Spring Season 2024 Preview

Spring Season 2024 Preview

Suffering from déjà vu when you scan the list of Spring Season anime? So many third seasons! And, what’s this: Spice and Wolf returns – but it’s a different animation of the original series? Kaiju…

AUKN Staff • 24th April 2024
Winter 2024 Overview
Roundup

Winter 2024 Overview

Winter 2024 Overview

How was your Winter 2024 Season? Was it better than Autumn 2023? Did the ongoing slew of isekai enchant or overwhelm you? And what on earth was going on in Brave Bang Bravern!? As the late-starting…

AUKN Staff • 31st March 2024
Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 10 Review
Manga Review

Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 10 Review

Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 10 Review
After their friend and colleague Mizuho is kidnapped by the member of a sinister cult, Minare and Chishiro venture out into the frozen tundra to free her, facing harsh conditions and grizzly predators in the process, whilst the cult’s key new recruit plays cat-and-mouse with Chief Director Mato, which jeopardises an upcoming important broadcast.
• 9th March 2024
Looking Back at the Autumn Season 2023
Roundup

Looking Back at the Autumn Season 2023

Looking Back at the Autumn Season 2023

Autumn Streaming 2023 has been filled with surprises – mostly pleasant ones! A latecomer, The Apothecary Diaries, turned out to be one of the strongest debuts all year and Frieren started strong…

AUKN Staff • 5th January 2024
Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 9 Review
Manga Review

Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 9 Review

Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 9 Review
Volume 9 is something of a mixed bag from a story perspective as the cult and kidnapping elements have already been explored in earlier volumes, but does offer some nice quieter moments and maintains the charm and likeable character dynamics established so far.
• 25th November 2023
Autumn Season 2023: Some Anime UK News Picks
Roundup

Autumn Season 2023: Some Anime UK News Picks

Autumn Season 2023: Some Anime UK News Picks

For once, the hype was real: Frieren is as good as they’d predicted it would be, perhaps even better. But how many of the other slew of brand-new autumn shows are proving as impressive? And the returning…

AUKN Staff • 26th October 2023
Summer 2023 Overview
Roundup

Summer 2023 Overview

Summer 2023 Overview

Summer 2023 is all but over, except for ongoing series – and those, like Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead that have been beset with production delays and now seems to be on hiatus. Maybe it’s not so …

AUKN Staff • 2nd October 2023
Summer 2023 Preview
Roundup

Summer 2023 Preview

Summer 2023 Preview

We subtitled Summer 2022’s Preview ‘The Rise of HIDIVE’ but perhaps 2023 Summer 2023’s Preview should be subtitled ‘The Rise of Netflix’? Our writers have some intriguing things to say about …

AUKN Staff • 26th July 2023
Spring 2023 Overview
Roundup

Spring 2023 Overview

Spring 2023 Overview

Yet again, the end of the Spring Season overlaps the start of the Summer Season. Undaunted, the writers at Anime UK News are back to share their thoughts on the (mostly finished) series that caught…

AUKN Staff • 4th July 2023
ARIA The Masterpiece Volume 7 Review
Manga Review

ARIA The Masterpiece Volume 7 Review

ARIA The Masterpiece Volume 7 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 7 delivers a wonderful conclusion to a superb manga series that brings the story full circle, whilst showcasing how the central trio have matured and found their way, offering a glimpse into the future that provides a satisfying finale.
• 13th May 2023
Spring 2023 Preview
Roundup

Spring 2023 Preview

Spring 2023 Preview
New Spring Season anime series galore – but which ones are worth your attention? The Anime UK News writers have a few suggestions to get you started…
AUKN Staff • 24th April 2023
Winter 2023 Overview
Roundup

Winter 2023 Overview

Winter 2023 Overview

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of new anime series this Winter Season? We were too! Nevertheless, the writers at Anime UK News are here to share the titles that turned out to be their favourites…

AUKN Staff • 7th April 2023
ARIA, The Masterpiece Volume 6 Review
Manga Review

ARIA, The Masterpiece Volume 6 Review

ARIA, The Masterpiece Volume 6 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 6 is more low-key in its approach to storylines, leaning less into the more fantastical side of the world of Neo-Venezia, and focuses instead on the themes of change and self-improvement, with some hints of romance in the process, making for a more introspective read.
• 28th February 2023
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