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Microsoft Anime Month: Hidden Gems

Microsoft Anime Month: Hidden Gems

Are you looking for something to watch that might not have been recommended to you? We’ve put a list together compiling 5 anime that we consider hidden gems, and ones you should make time to watch! Better yet, you can find all of these, and more, in the Microsoft...

Microsoft Anime Month 2021

Microsoft Anime Month 2021

Looking for your next favourite series? Microsoft Anime Month has you covered! From January 29 until March 1 get ready to build up your digital collection of some of the biggest anime titles around, all at an incredible price thanks to Microsoft's Anime Month. From...

Dragon Ball Z Competition with ABYstyle

Dragon Ball Z Competition with ABYstyle

To celebrate the release of our Dragon Ball Z Season 3, we've teamed up once again with ABYstyle! Find out below how you can be in with a chance of winning DBZ Season 3, a Kame House cookie jar, a Frieza keychain, and a Frieza mug. You can enter the competition...

Top 5 Sci-Fi Anime You Might Not Have Seen

Top 5 Sci-Fi Anime You Might Not Have Seen

Venture into a new frontier with these top 5 Sci-Fi shows that you might not have seen! All of these are part of Zavvi's ongoing Manga Anime Month sale, where you can save 40% on these titles and more using code ANIME. DARLING in the FRANXX If you haven’t seen Darling...

The best Attack on Titan fights… so far!

The best Attack on Titan fights… so far!

NNESAGA's Stephanie Ijoma takes a look at her favourite moments from Attack on Titan Seasons 1-3! We couldn't start the year by not discussing the most anticipated anime of the year! Attack on Titan Final Season. Yes… the finale! Although we are sad to see one of the...

The Zavvi Anime Sale Has Begun!

The Zavvi Anime Sale Has Begun!

From today until February 4, you can enjoy 40% off of fan-favourite anime at Zavvi! So head over there and use the code ANIME to save tons on selected titles. Titles include:A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle of EndymionAkame Ga...

2020 Gift Guide

2020 Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the anime/video game fan in your life? Then look no further, below we have some of the latest and greatest stories and experiences from Japan! AKIRA - 4K UHD + Blu-ray AKIRA is a classic anime movie that every fan of the medium should...

The Dragon Ball Super Virtual Pub Quiz

The Dragon Ball Super Virtual Pub Quiz

Calling all Dragon Ball Super fans!To celebrate our release of The Dragon Ball Super Complete Collection, we asked MasakoX to put together a quiz that tests the knowledge of Super fans! But be warned, because as MasakoX himself says "If you think this quiz is super...

Our Favourite Dragon Ball Z Battles

Our Favourite Dragon Ball Z Battles

With the Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases on the way, we take a look at our favourite battles from Dragon Ball Z. Here's what some of the Manga team and writers have to say: Darcy GilesGoku vs. FriezaFor me, this is one of the biggest and best battles in Dragon Ball Z!...

Anime to watch this Halloween: Junji Ito Collection

Anime to watch this Halloween: Junji Ito Collection

Written by Tundun Folami When it comes to horror anime and manga there is probably no name as prolific as Junji Ito. With a career spanning over 30 years, and with classics such as Tomie and Uzumaki under his belt, my recommendation for the horror anime you should...

From One Black Anime Fan To Another…

From One Black Anime Fan To Another…

Written by Timi Ofarn I like to think back to the anime shows I used to watch when I didn’t know what anime was, and how they affected me growing up. Pokémon, Digimon, Shaman King, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon ruled my Saturday mornings! Whether it was watching Ash...

Zavvi Anime Month

Zavvi Anime Month

Head over to Zavvi right now to get some incredible anime deals, on shows such as Code Geass, Digimon, Goblin Slayer, & much, much more! Experience something new from £7.49! Here are the titles you can find over the next month! WEEK 1 (From 30th October)A Certain...

Just BEE Yourself

Just BEE Yourself

Written by Jordao AllenAfro Samurai (Afro Samurai). Sister Krone (The Promised Neverland). Ogun Montgomery (Fire Force). Carole Stanley (Carole & Tuesday). Kaname Tōsen (Bleach). Canary (Hunter X Hunter). These are some of the names of the most well-known and most...

Akira 4K Comes Home!

Akira 4K Comes Home!

Akira comes home in 4K this November! Neo-Tokyo is about to explode - this time in 4K! Hot off the heels of its cinema run, AKIRA 4K will soon be yours to own when it releases in a Limited Edition set complete with 4K Bluray, standard Blu-ray, and a third Blu-ray disc...

BLACK WOMEN IN ANIME: THEY WERE SO MUCH MORE

BLACK WOMEN IN ANIME: THEY WERE SO MUCH MORE

Written by Leanne Lion S. She is NOT just a stereotype It is no secret that the portrayal of black women in mainstream media and entertainment has a history of using stereotypical tropes that poorly represent who black women truly are. Amongst black women, the feeling...

11 Akira References in Other Media

11 Akira References in Other Media

As Akira is being shown in 4K across UK cinemas, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best Akira references in Film, TV, and Anime! Akira is one of the world’s most referenced anime, thanks to how it inspired countless creatives and became a classic. Akira has...

Kò Sí Ẹni Bí Ogun! (There Is No One Like Ogun!)

Kò Sí Ẹni Bí Ogun! (There Is No One Like Ogun!)

Written by Timi Ofarn In today’s climate, authentic representation is everything. Being able to see portrayals of yourself in various forms of media is one of the most gratifying things in this world we live in. Having said that, as a huge anime fan, I don’t look to...

The Akira Virtual Pub Quiz

The Akira Virtual Pub Quiz

Calling all anime fans! To celebrate our AKIRA 4K remaster hitting cinemas from October 7, we've prepared the ultimate AKIRA quiz for you. There are 5 rounds of multiple-choice questions, all about AKIRA and other anime films, and we challenge you to answer them all!...

Five Ways Akira has Impacted Pop Culture

Five Ways Akira has Impacted Pop Culture

Akira not only helped propel anime to the West, but it also influenced pop culture in ways you might not ever have imagined! Your favourite musicians may have been inspired by Kaneda’s horrific adventure through Neo-Tokyo, or even your favourite TV shows and movies...

AKIRA 4K IN UK CINEMAS THIS OCTOBER! BOOK NOW!

AKIRA 4K IN UK CINEMAS THIS OCTOBER! BOOK NOW!

EXPLODING THIS OCTOBER IN CINEMAS & IMAX It's official - BOOKING IS NOW OPEN! The 4K remaster of cyberpunk classic AKIRA will play in select UK cinemas and IMAX from October 7th. It will screen in over 200 locations, only in Japanese language with English...

More Brand-New Anime Coming to the UK this Winter!

More Brand-New Anime Coming to the UK this Winter!

If last week’s announcements weren’t enough, we have even more great anime titles coming out this Winter! The final quarter of 2020 never looked so good! Hunter x Hunter is finally coming to Blu-ray! Set 1 of the much-loved anime series will be hitting shelves on...

Top 6 Fairy Tail Fights

Top 6 Fairy Tail Fights

By Mitchell Lineham Fairy Tail is home to a lot of epic fights, but only a small handful have made our list! In this list, we highlight our favourite battles from each of the five main members of Fairy Tail + a bonus one.  Natsu Dragneel vs Jellal FernandesUnable to...

Meet Black Clover’s Black Bull Guild!

Meet Black Clover’s Black Bull Guild!

If you’re looking to get a quick run-down on the members of Black Clover’s Black Bull guild, then look no further! GuildsThere are nine main guilds in Black Clover making up the Clover Kingdom’s Magic Knights, and they all serve the Magic Emperor exclusively, on...

What is Black Clover?

What is Black Clover?

One of the big, new Shonen shows on the block, Black Clover reached popularity around the world as a manga, by author Yūki Tabata, which began serialisation in 2015, and it is currently at 25 volumes. It was adapted into an anime shortly after its debut, with its...

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising comes home!

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising comes home!

PLUS ULTRA!My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising comes home this Autumn! We're extremely excited to share that My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and Steelbook this October! But that's not all, we're thrilled to be bringing Season 4 Part 1 to...

6 Reasons Why You Should Play Fairy Tail

6 Reasons Why You Should Play Fairy Tail

With over 300 episodes and 2 movies, Fairy Tail has become one of the most popular Shonen series to date. With this in mind fans have been craving a video game for years. Finally, the time has come to jump into the shoes of some of the most powerful spell casters the...

Ghost Of Tsushima: Samurai Anime You Must Watch!

Ghost Of Tsushima: Samurai Anime You Must Watch!

By Stephanie Ijoma Who doesn’t love a good ol’ samurai-inspired anime? From the traditional standoffs to the emotional family feuds and the journey the protagonist takes you on to avenge his people, you cannot deny how greatly important these shows are for the anime...

Microsoft’s Anime Month Is Here!

Microsoft’s Anime Month Is Here!

Microsoft’s anime month starts today, meaning you can grab the very best anime digitally at the very best price. From Attack on Titan and Goblin Slayer to My Hero Academia and Fruits Basket, there is something for everyone. Grab them and watch them instantly today....

What is Fairy Tail?

What is Fairy Tail?

What is Fairy Tail?Fairy Tail first debuted by Hiro Mashima as a manga in 2006, where it ran until 2017, and spawned an anime series with 328 episodes and two original movies. Fairy Tail follows Natsu Dragneel and the guild he is a part of, the titular Fairy Tail, as...

Manga UK Creative – July 2020

Manga UK Creative – July 2020

Welcome to July 2020's Manga UK Creative. We’ve been asking the Manga UK community to share with us their fanart, cosplay, and other creations. Sadly we can’t share them all, but here are some of our favourites. Please keep your entries coming and you might be...

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

The wait is over! The next adventure in the Sword Art Online franchise heads to PS4, Xbox One, and PC today!  That's right, Bandai Namco's latest game, Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris, allows you to experience Kirito's latest adventure in a brand new way.  Sword...

What is Naruto?

What is Naruto?

The Naruto manga first debuted in Japan in 1997, and it ultimately ran for 72 volumes, not including spin-offs, light novels, and more. The anime series started airing in 2002, and with Boruto, it is still going strong now. Naruto follows the titular character as he...

FunimationCon 2020 will be available in the UK!

FunimationCon 2020 will be available in the UK!

FunimationCon 2020 is coming very soon and you won’t want to miss it! This FREE virtual convention, running on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th will have Industry panels, voice actor live-reads, Q&A’s, and more! The best news of all? It’ll be available in the...

Check Out Zavvi’s Movie Mayhem Sale!

Check Out Zavvi’s Movie Mayhem Sale!

Zavvi's Movie Mayhem is here!   Zavvi's Movie Mayhem sale is now on until June 30th! You can grab fan-favourites such as Akira, Redline and Cowboy Bebop The Movie from only £6.99. Take a look at the full list of titles available:Steamboy - Blu-rayTokyo Godfathers...

One Piece Stampede Competition with ABYstyle

One Piece Stampede Competition with ABYstyle

To celebrate the home video release of One Piece Stampede we have teamed up with the lovely folks at ABYstyle! Find out below how you can win a Stampede Steelbook + some amazing merch. You can enter the competition on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, meaning you have...

MVM anime sale 2020

MVM anime sale 2020

The MVM anime sale is now on! You can grab fan-favourite series such as Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Steins;Gate and much, much, more. But hurry, these great deals end on June 29th. Here's the full list of titles you can find in the sale: A Certain...

What is Isekai?

What is Isekai?

Translated from Japanese, Isekai means “different world”. If you’ve seen an anime where someone is transported to another world, perhaps either due to an untimely death or strange sequence of events, or maybe they’re unsure why they are somewhere with fantasy elements...

Top 5 Isekai Anime To Stream Right Now In The UK!

Top 5 Isekai Anime To Stream Right Now In The UK!

Previously we've looked at comedy and action series streaming on Funimation, but this time we're diving into the world of Isekai! The Rising of Shield HeroNaofumi Itatani and three others are summoned to another world to become Cardinal Heroes, where they will protect...

The Best Isekai Protagonists

The Best Isekai Protagonists

Every world needs a hero! And if that hero must come from a completely different dimension/planet/universe, then so be it. Whether your selected champion is a fully battle-hardened warrior or a character that could use some (read: a lot) of training, one thing is for...

Manga UK release Black Clover and Boruto this week!

Manga UK release Black Clover and Boruto this week!

Black Clover: Season Two Part TwoBroken but not defeated. Now even broken arms can stop Asta! But when his injuries are beyond healing magic, this could mean the end of his journey. Except his magic is never giving up! Together, with his friends, they head to the...

Attack On Titan The Final Season Trailer Revealed

Attack On Titan The Final Season Trailer Revealed

A brand-new trailer has just landed for the Final Season of Attack on Titan! MAPPA, the studio behind Granblue Fantasy Season 2, Zombie Land Saga, and more recently, Listeners, will be taking the helm for this final epic season. Check out the trailer:   About...

What is a Devil Fruit?

What is a Devil Fruit?

Despite the scary name, Devil Fruit isn’t the fruit of the Devil. They are mystical fruits that, when eaten, grant you incredible abilities. The downside? You lose the ability to swim, which is fairly fatal if you’re sailing the blue seas! There are three types of...

Who are the Straw Hat Pirates?

Who are the Straw Hat Pirates?

The Straw Hat Pirates, The Straw Hats, The Mugiwara Pirates, The Straw Hat Crew. There are several names that the main pirate band of One Piece go by as they continue their quest to find the fabled One Piece and ascend into Pirate legend! But who exactly is this well...

Welcome to One Piece

Welcome to One Piece

One Piece is one of the longest-running anime and manga series of all time, and it’s one that continuously shocks, surprises, and delights fans from all over the world. If you’re looking to set sail into the East Blue, then here’s all you have to know to begin your...

One Piece Pirate crews to look out for!

One Piece Pirate crews to look out for!

In their quest to find the legendary One Piece, the Straw Hat Pirates come face to face with some of the most infamous pirate crews to ever sail the Blue Sea! Some crews help Luffy and his sea fairing cohorts while others are out for his blood. Here are some of the...

Manga UK release Wise Man’s Grandchild today!

Manga UK release Wise Man’s Grandchild today!

Wise Mans Grandchild: The Complete Series A young man dies in a car accident and is reborn in a magical new world. The old, yet wise Merlin finds the boy, names him Shin, raises him from infancy and teaches him combat and powerful magic along the way. 15 years later,...

Attack on Titan HMV Competition

Attack on Titan HMV Competition

To celebrate HMV's Anime Essentials Sale, we're giving away an Attack on Titan Colossus Titan & Attack Playset! The competition begins on May 4th and ends at 11.59pm on May 24th.UK & IE only Manga UK Anime Essentials with hmv Grab all these titles from just...

Manga UK @ Cloud Matsuri

Manga UK @ Cloud Matsuri

We're incredibly happy to announce that we've partnered up with Anime Limited to be involved in their upcoming free anime convention, Cloud Matsuri! WHAT IS CLOUD MATSURI?Cloud Matsuri is an online event that will be streamed in its entirety via YouTube on Saturday...

Who are the League of Villains?

Who are the League of Villains?

By now you know about the Villains to look out for in My Hero Academia. That’s all well and good, but if you really want to brush up on your knowledge of the MHA’s criminal underground then there is one group of notorious Quirk users whose very name strikes fear into...

Why you should watch One Piece Stampede!

Why you should watch One Piece Stampede!

YonkouProductions shares why you need to see One Piece Stampede! One Piece: Stampede is the culmination of 20 years of epic One Piece adventures. Since the manga's launch in 1997, it has spawned massive media projects including the anime in 1999 and a flurry of movies...

What is My Hero Academia?

What is My Hero Academia?

Welcome to My Hero Academia Hello, young readers! Thank you for coming to our lecture on My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia). Today, we want to introduce you to everything you need to know about our world – Quirks, Pro Heroes, U.A. High School and more! What is...

The Manga UK Virtual Anime Pub Quiz

The Manga UK Virtual Anime Pub Quiz

We're happy to announce that we'll be running our very first Manga UK Anime Pub Quiz this Thursday. This is your chance to show off your anime knowledge and possibly win some prizes too! When?5pm BST - Thursday 30th April Where?On myQuiz – sign up and join the quiz...

Top 5 Comedy Anime To Stream Right Now In The UK

Top 5 Comedy Anime To Stream Right Now In The UK

Last week we shared our favourite action series, this week we look at five comedy series we love streaming right now on Funimation! Assassination Classroom Korosensei cares about his class, and is generally a great teacher, but there's one slight problem... he's...

A Live-Action One Punch Man Movie Is On The Way

A Live-Action One Punch Man Movie Is On The Way

The popular action-comedy series, One Punch Man, is receiving a live-action adaptation from Sony Pictures and the writing duo behind the recent Jumanji and Venom films. The news, which was originally reported by Variety, also states that Arad Productions (Ghost in the...

My Hero One’s Justice 2 is out now!

My Hero One’s Justice 2 is out now!

My Hero One's Justice 2 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC, allowing you to battle as some of the most popular characters from the world of My Hero Academia! We've been playing it over the weekend and have had a blast. ABOUT THE GAMEThe...

Manga UK release One Piece Collection 21 today!

Manga UK release One Piece Collection 21 today!

One Piece: Collection 21 (Uncut)The story of Luffy and Ace’s past is revealed! Years later, after the tragedy at Marineford, Luffy questions his ability to become the King of the Pirates and must choose between reuniting with his crew or joining “Dark King” Rayleigh...

Vote for your favourite Dragon Ball super arc!

Vote for your favourite Dragon Ball super arc!

With the final Dragon Ball Super part upon us, we thought it’s the perfect time to ask… Which Super arc was your favourite? Which is your favourite Dragon Ball super arc? God of Destruction Beerus Golden Frieza Universe 6 "Future" Trunks Universe Survival            ...

WIN a My Hero Academia Plus Ultra Crate from Loot Crate!

WIN a My Hero Academia Plus Ultra Crate from Loot Crate!

Hello, heroes! To celebrate the release of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in UK & Irish cinemas on February 26 & 27, we’ve teamed up with Loot Crate for a PLUS ULTRA GIVEAWAY!  We have FIVE My Hero Academia Plus Ultra Crates to give away to the lucky winners,...

The best shows to watch on Valentine’s Day!

The best shows to watch on Valentine’s Day!

That’s right – it’s that time of year again! Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and whether you’re spending it alone or with that special someone, we’ve got a selection of titles perfect for the occasion.My Love Story (Oremonogatari)This feel good show follows...

Manga UK release Zombie Land Saga and Code Geass today!

Manga UK release Zombie Land Saga and Code Geass today!

ZOMBIE LAND SAGA: The Complete SeriesSakura Minamoto dreams of becoming an idol. Unfortunately, reality hits her like a truck, and she dies in a sudden traffic accident. Ten years later, she wakes up in Saga Prefecture, only to find herself a zombie with no memory of...

Vote for your favourite JoJo!

Vote for your favourite JoJo!

With Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency and the first part of Stardust Crusaders out now, we want to know who your favourite protagonist is so far? We have Phantom Blood's kind hearted gentleman, Jonathan Joestar. “My heart resonates! The heat's enough to burn! The beat...

Manga UK release SSSS.Gridman this week!

Manga UK release SSSS.Gridman this week!

SSSS.GRIDMAN: The Complete SeriesYou're not alone. Whenever, forever. Yuuta Hibiki is a first-year student in high school living in Tsutsujidai. One day, he wakes up without his memories. Yuuta later meets Hyper Agent GRIDMAN who is inside an old computer. GRIDMAN...

One Piece: Stampede Preview Screening

One Piece: Stampede Preview Screening

Get ready to set sail on a brand new epic adventure with your favourite pirate crew!To celebrate One Piece: Stampede coming to cinemas across the UK on February 2nd, we're hosting a special screening of the movie giving a selection of lucky fans an exclusive first...

Five anime to watch this Winter!

Five anime to watch this Winter!

YonkouProductions runs through his top anime to watch on Funimation Now this Winter!Winter is here, so snuggle up and enjoy these five amazing series on Funimation Now!NarutoGive the knuckleheaded ninja with no family a home with the Naruto series streaming now and...

The anime fan gift guide!

The anime fan gift guide!

It's that time of the year when you start thinking about gifts for the anime fan in your life, or maybe you're looking for something slightly different to add to your own list? Well, worry not! Below are some of our picks to put a smile on someone's face this...

5 reasons why you should play Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

5 reasons why you should play Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Ask any fan to list their top anime and more often than not Dragon Ball will get a mention somewhere. Whether it’s the beloved Z series, the epic Super saga, or even 1984’s original Dragon Ball, the stories of the Saiyans and their planet shattering battles have...

Vote for your favourite Naruto team!

Vote for your favourite Naruto team!

Naruto Shippuden Complete Season 10 is out Monday and contains Episodes 459-500!As season 10 brings the long-running show to an end, we thought we'd ask you to vote for your favourite Konoha team. TEAM 7Team 7 led by Kakashi, includes the titular character Naruto,...

Manga UK’s November Film Season Part 4

Manga UK’s November Film Season Part 4

The final week of our November film season is here.It's the final week of Manga UK's November film season, all month we've showcased the most beloved films in our catalogue and given you the chance to pick up exciting titles at a great price. This week we highlight...

Dragon Ball x Uniqlo Launch PLUS COMPETITION!

Dragon Ball x Uniqlo Launch PLUS COMPETITION!

Uniqlo are well-known for their fantastic UT collections - whether it's Weekly Shonen Jump, Disney or Marvel. But this November, they will be releasing an entire collection dedicated to fan-favourite series... Dragon Ball! Uniqlo's Dragon Ball collection is available...

Manga UK’s November film season heads to HMV!

Manga UK’s November film season heads to HMV!

The Manga UK November film season, which highlights the most beloved films from our catalogue, continues with more fantastic offers available right now at HMV and on iTunes. See below!AkiraKaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding...

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