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This is the home of our editorials and viewpoints. Full of passion and perhaps even a little touch of controversy, the subject of each opinion is always based on a firm love for the amazing art form known as anime. Try not to take these editorials too seriously and by all means, feel free to contribute your own opinions.

Article Title Date Published
Biographical
Brief spotlight on Makoto Shinkai Sat, 11 Mar 2006
Brief spotlight on Satoshi Kon Thu, 10 Nov 2005
Brief spotlight on Yoshiyuki Tomino Wed, 21 Dec 2005
I put Down My Pen: a tribute to Satoshi Kon (1963-2010) Sat, 4 Sep 2010
Star man: a tribute to Noburo Ishiguro (1938-2012) Sat, 24 Mar 2012
Book features
Del Rey Manga: Summer 2008 Sun, 17 Aug 2008
Light novel review - Sword Art Online: Aincrad 001 Mon, 21 Apr 2014
Manga: The Complete Guide by Jason Thompson Wed, 7 Nov 2007
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 Fri, 10 Aug 2007
Convention & Events Report
Anime All-Nighter at Sci-Fi London 2007 Sun, 6 May 2007
Anime UK News at the Japan EXPO Tue, 7 Aug 2007
AyaCon 2005 review Sun, 28 Aug 2005
Berserk Q&A with Naoyuki Onda and Fuko Noda Sun, 23 Dec 2012
BFI Anime Film Season 16th - 18th May 2014 Mon, 19 May 2014
BFI Anime Film Season 8th - 10th June 2012 Tue, 12 Jun 2012
Celebration of MangaUK's 20th Anniversary Mon, 20 Jun 2011
Hyper Japan 2014 Tue, 29 Jul 2014
London Film and Comic Con Review Tue, 4 Aug 2009
Redline screening at The Electric Cinema Tue, 29 Mar 2011
Scotland Loves Anime 2011 - Edinburgh Sat, 29 Oct 2011
Trip to Dublin, MCM Ireland Comic Con 2014 & Japan Film Festival Wed, 30 Apr 2014
Trip to the 2011 MCM Midland Expo Thu, 24 Feb 2011
Trip to the 2012 MCM Birmingham Expo Wed, 23 May 2012
Trip to the 2012 MCM Midland Expo Sun, 19 Feb 2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time - UK Premiere Wed, 18 May 2011
End of year review
2004: Year in Review Part 1 Fri, 31 Dec 2004
2004: Year in Review Part 2 Fri, 31 Dec 2004
2004: Year in Review Part 3 Fri, 31 Dec 2004
2005: DVD accolades "Tank!" edition Sat, 31 Dec 2005
2005: Highlights of the year Sun, 1 Jan 2006
2005: The contents page Sat, 31 Dec 2005
2005: Words from the UK anime industry Sun, 1 Jan 2006
2013 - Anime UK News Staff Choose their Top Picks Mon, 30 Dec 2013
AUKN Looks Back Over a Year in Anime... Mon, 2 Jan 2012
Game review
Game review - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Fri, 12 Sep 2014
Game Review: Senran Kagura Burst Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Industry Commentary
A new era for the UK community? Sun, 13 Nov 2005
Anime and UK TV Mon, 1 Mar 2004
Fansub Future Shock Mon, 19 Apr 2004
Kick-Heart Reddit Q&A Session Wed, 24 Oct 2012
Naruto and The Future of the UK Anime Industry Sat, 22 Jul 2006
The UK DVD Market - Why the wait? Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Interview
An interview with Makoto Shinkai Tue, 10 Jan 2012
An Interview with Yuri Lowenthal Thu, 2 Apr 2009
Anime set to invade UK TV! Is anime going mainstream? Mon, 27 Aug 2007
Anime UK News interviews Studio WIT at London Comic Con October 2013 Tue, 3 Dec 2013
Being Sasuke: Life in the Naruto Universe Wed, 9 Jun 2010
From alchemist to Host Club king, Vic Mignogna talks about life after FMA Sun, 19 Jul 2009
Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos interview with Kazuya Murata and Masahiko Minami Sun, 17 Jun 2012
Interview - Matthieu Pinon & Laurent Lefebvre (Project 6060) Sat, 19 Apr 2014
Interview with "Lord Dragon Master", creator of Demon Candy: Parallel Sat, 10 Mar 2012
Interview with AmeCon chairman Mon, 9 Aug 2004
Interview with Kabuki UK editor Sat, 24 Apr 2004
Interview with Kyle Hebert Sat, 22 Sep 2012
Interview with Laura Bailey and Colleen Clinkenbeard Sat, 10 Nov 2007
Interview with MAMEzine editor Mon, 20 Sep 2004
Interview with Natural Born Kittens creator Mon, 29 Mar 2004
Interview with Neo Magazine Editor Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Interview with Tiffany Grant Fri, 2 Dec 2005
Koji Yamamura Sat, 1 Dec 2012
Ninja Clash at The British Museum: talking with curator Paul Gravett Mon, 30 Jul 2007
Production I.G's CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Fri, 21 Dec 2012
Studio Bones interview: Masahiro Ando and Masahiko Minami on Sword of the Stranger Tue, 10 Nov 2009
The Voice of Gaara - Liam O'Brien Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Welcome To The Space Show Interview with Stephenie Sheh & Michael Sinterniklaas Thu, 7 Jun 2012
Manga
Death Games: A New Anime & Manga Genre? Tue, 22 Oct 2013
How to Draw Manga: Some Recent Guides Worth Investigating Thu, 8 Jul 2010
New Manga from Kodansha US 2011-12 Mon, 2 Apr 2012
Series Feature
Anime UK News Spring 2014 Preview Part Two Thu, 27 Mar 2014
Beginners Guide to Macross Mon, 6 Mar 2006
Beginners Guide to Tenchi Muyo! Mon, 29 Aug 2005
Neon Genesis Evangelion - A Decade On Mon, 7 Feb 2005
Review of Princess Mononoke Play at the New Diorama Theatre by Wholehog Theatre Sun, 7 Apr 2013
The Ultimate Guide to Gundam Tue, 2 Aug 2005
Special Feature
2012 Summer Anime Season Preview Picks Sat, 16 Jun 2012
2013 Fall Anime Season Preview Picks Mon, 2 Sep 2013
2013 Spring Anime Season Preview Picks Fri, 22 Mar 2013
2013 Summer Anime Season Preview Picks Tue, 18 Jun 2013
2014 Spring Anime Season Preview Picks Tue, 1 Apr 2014
2014 Summer Anime Season Preview Picks Thu, 12 Jun 2014
2014 Winter Anime Season Preview Picks Thu, 5 Dec 2013
Anime On Demand Preview - Fall 2012 Tue, 13 Nov 2012
Anime On Demand Preview - Winter 2013 Mon, 25 Feb 2013
Anime On Demand Summer 2011 Line-up Guide Fri, 2 Sep 2011
Anime UK News Autumn 2013 Anime Preview Guide Sun, 1 Sep 2013
Anime UK News Autumn 2014 Anime Preview Part 1 Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Anime UK News Autumn 2014 Anime Preview Part 2 Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Anime UK News Spring 2013 Season Preview Mon, 18 Mar 2013
Anime UK News Spring 2014 Preview Part One Mon, 24 Mar 2014
Anime UK News Spring 2014 Preview Part Three Fri, 28 Mar 2014
Anime UK News Summer 2013 Anime Preview Tue, 18 Jun 2013
Anime UK News Summer 2014 Season Preview Part 1 Sun, 8 Jun 2014
Anime UK News Summer 2014 Season Preview Part 2 Sun, 8 Jun 2014
Anime UK News Winter 2014 Anime Season Guide Wed, 4 Dec 2013
Anime UK News Winter Anime Season Preview 2013 Fri, 1 Feb 2013
Autumn Anime Season Overview Mon, 5 Nov 2012
Autumn Manga Preview 2012 Tue, 18 Sep 2012
Bootleggers Paradise Mon, 1 Mar 2004
Game review - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Halloween horror recommendations! Sun, 30 Oct 2005
Hatsune Miku's creator talks to the UK Sat, 20 Oct 2012
Introducing Minako; the new mascot of Anime UK News! An interview with her creator Outlawstar! Mon, 20 Aug 2007
Introducing... UK manga publisher Tanoshimi Wed, 13 Sep 2006
Introduction to the anime card game - Weiss Schwarz Sun, 19 Jan 2014
Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival Preview Thu, 15 May 2014
My Year with Naruto Sat, 29 Dec 2007
Preview Guide To Anime On Demand and It's Spring 2011 Line-up Tue, 14 Jun 2011
Some of the best anime coming to UK TV Sun, 9 Sep 2007
Spring 2012 Anime Preview Mon, 20 Feb 2012
Summer Anime Preview 2012 M - Y Thu, 14 Jun 2012
Summer Anime Preview 2012 A - E Thu, 24 May 2012
Summer Anime Preview 2012 H - K Wed, 13 Jun 2012
Summer Manga Preview 2012 Fri, 15 Jun 2012
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2014 Line-Up Preview Fri, 25 Apr 2014
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2014 Line-Up Announced Wed, 18 Dec 2013
The UK DVD Market - Sorry, how much?! Tue, 19 Feb 2008
The UK's most underrated anime Sun, 6 May 2007
UK Anime & Manga Christmas Gift Guide 2012 Sat, 15 Dec 2012
UK Anime & Manga Christmas Gift Guide 2013 Tue, 17 Dec 2013
UK's most wanted anime (10 through 6) Tue, 6 Apr 2004
UK's most wanted anime (5 through 1) Sat, 10 Apr 2004
Unlicensed anime
Oishii Furesshu: Famous First Edition Wed, 12 Jan 2005
Oishii Furesshu: February Fanservice Tue, 1 Feb 2005
The Great Unwashed Anime: August Sun, 14 Aug 2005
The Great Unwashed Anime: May '06 Sun, 7 May 2006
The Great Unwashed Anime: November Sun, 27 Nov 2005
The Great Unwashed Anime: October Tue, 18 Oct 2005
The Great Unwashed Anime: September Tue, 13 Sep 2005

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