UK Anime Network is creating online content, videos, podcasts, articles
5

patrons

$20
per month
Hi everyone - the UK Anime Network has been around for over 20 years, and over that time we've expanded the site, added forums, YouTube channels and many other things in a bid to bring you the latest news, reviews and commentary on the UK Anime Industry.

But more than this, the UK Anime Network has consistently pushed the boundaries of what a fan-run site can do. We've hosted panels and interviews as recently as the Hyper Japan Peach Pit live stage interviews, we interview more Japanese creatives than any other site, and we often break news in the West before any other site, such as the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki and the recent interview with Takeshi Honda which confirmed that the final Evangelion film was in production.

The site has always benefited from the hard work of our writers, our awesome sponsors and the pockets of me, the site creator Ross Liversidge. But now we want to give the old girl a real overhaul, and thanks to Patreon we can really get the community involved!

Site Improvements
We want to take UKA to the next level - while we're already running a .NET, SQL-based site, we want to improve our mobile interface, upgrade the forums and add cool new features such as predictive content searches and better filters to find the news and reviews you want faster than ever before!

Backer Input
We want to work closely with our backers to provide the content YOU want to see! We cover as much as we can but we're always happy to be pointed at the things you love so that we can cover them. Got a favourite artist, creator or director? Let us know and we'll use our contacts to secure the articles and interviews you want to see!

New media
Our podcast has been running for a few years now, and with the retirement of Andy Hanley (who has now moved to the anime industry proper!) Ross and Seb have taken over and the pair want to make some big changes! We've already improved the equipment, but your funding could help us book guests, travel to broadcast live from the events you love and who knows, maybe even host a few panels at the cons you love!

Covering even more shows
UKA staffers are almost always at the big events around the UK (and sometimes Europe and Japan!) to bring you the latest news and inside industry gossip. We want to improve our coverage of these events with video, live podcasts and more.

More Mizuki

We think we have the coolest site-owned mascot out there, and we'd love to bring her to you in even more glory - your contributions will help fund even more Mizuki artwork from talented comic artists, which we can use on our site and merchandise - again, top level supporters can expect exclusive UKA merchandise you can't find in our store as a huge "Thank You!" for your support.

So if you love all things Japanese, and want to help UKA become even better, then we'd absolutely appreciate any and all support you can give - even if it's just a visit to the site to say hi! ^_-
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
A virtual "fist-bump" for your awesome support, and you'll be given access to the Patron-only feed where you can track our progress.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
You'll see our progress before anyone else with early access to new content and behind-the-scenes updates, plus all previous rewards. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Access to the Patron-only forum area on the site so that you can discuss our progress, have a say in how we update the site through exclusive polls, and generally get involved on a more intimate level.
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
Woohoo, you've earned an exclusive Patreon-only UKA t-shirt, not available anywhere else! You'll also be able to request articles from our staff on the topics YOU want to see covered!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Wow! At this level you'll be receiving a goody-box crammed with exclusive UKA merchandise and a few other surprises such as Bushiroad starter-packs and Blu Rays from our site sponsors as a thank you ;)

Plus, whenever we have any new Mizuki artwork commissioned, we will send you a mounted giclée print, limited to patreon supporters only!

Plus all of the other benefits of the lower tiers of course!
Goals
$20 of $50 per month
For every $50 we make (starting here) over our other goals, we'll create more artwork for the site with our favourite artists.
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Hi everyone - the UK Anime Network has been around for over 20 years, and over that time we've expanded the site, added forums, YouTube channels and many other things in a bid to bring you the latest news, reviews and commentary on the UK Anime Industry.

But more than this, the UK Anime Network has consistently pushed the boundaries of what a fan-run site can do. We've hosted panels and interviews as recently as the Hyper Japan Peach Pit live stage interviews, we interview more Japanese creatives than any other site, and we often break news in the West before any other site, such as the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki and the recent interview with Takeshi Honda which confirmed that the final Evangelion film was in production.

The site has always benefited from the hard work of our writers, our awesome sponsors and the pockets of me, the site creator Ross Liversidge. But now we want to give the old girl a real overhaul, and thanks to Patreon we can really get the community involved!

Site Improvements
We want to take UKA to the next level - while we're already running a .NET, SQL-based site, we want to improve our mobile interface, upgrade the forums and add cool new features such as predictive content searches and better filters to find the news and reviews you want faster than ever before!

Backer Input
We want to work closely with our backers to provide the content YOU want to see! We cover as much as we can but we're always happy to be pointed at the things you love so that we can cover them. Got a favourite artist, creator or director? Let us know and we'll use our contacts to secure the articles and interviews you want to see!

New media
Our podcast has been running for a few years now, and with the retirement of Andy Hanley (who has now moved to the anime industry proper!) Ross and Seb have taken over and the pair want to make some big changes! We've already improved the equipment, but your funding could help us book guests, travel to broadcast live from the events you love and who knows, maybe even host a few panels at the cons you love!

Covering even more shows
UKA staffers are almost always at the big events around the UK (and sometimes Europe and Japan!) to bring you the latest news and inside industry gossip. We want to improve our coverage of these events with video, live podcasts and more.

More Mizuki

We think we have the coolest site-owned mascot out there, and we'd love to bring her to you in even more glory - your contributions will help fund even more Mizuki artwork from talented comic artists, which we can use on our site and merchandise - again, top level supporters can expect exclusive UKA merchandise you can't find in our store as a huge "Thank You!" for your support.

So if you love all things Japanese, and want to help UKA become even better, then we'd absolutely appreciate any and all support you can give - even if it's just a visit to the site to say hi! ^_-

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
A virtual "fist-bump" for your awesome support, and you'll be given access to the Patron-only feed where you can track our progress.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
You'll see our progress before anyone else with early access to new content and behind-the-scenes updates, plus all previous rewards. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Access to the Patron-only forum area on the site so that you can discuss our progress, have a say in how we update the site through exclusive polls, and generally get involved on a more intimate level.
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
Woohoo, you've earned an exclusive Patreon-only UKA t-shirt, not available anywhere else! You'll also be able to request articles from our staff on the topics YOU want to see covered!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Wow! At this level you'll be receiving a goody-box crammed with exclusive UKA merchandise and a few other surprises such as Bushiroad starter-packs and Blu Rays from our site sponsors as a thank you ;)

Plus, whenever we have any new Mizuki artwork commissioned, we will send you a mounted giclée print, limited to patreon supporters only!

Plus all of the other benefits of the lower tiers of course!