Syfy + Anime by UKAnifest


Hi Civilians, 


In the U.K the Syfy channel has always been a channel to go against the grain. The channel has always seen the potential to screen programmes that appeal to a niche market, they have now acquired some key manga films to be screened on the UK network. 

Every Saturday Syfy will be screening a major manga title starting with this Saturday being Akira.  

The Sticky

January 7 -Akira @ 11.10 pm. 

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again.

January 14 - Ninja Scroll @ 11.10 pm.

A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

January 21 - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time @ 11.10 pm.

There is a future that we can't wait for.

What would you do if you could “leap” backward through time? When tomboyish 17 year old Makoto Konno gains this ability after an accident in her high school chemistry lab, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. Before long, however, she realizes that even innocuous changes can have terrible consequences. Changing the past is not as simple as it seems, and eventually Makoto will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future for herself and her friends.

January 28 - Redline @ 11.10 pm.

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed.

February 4 - Summer Wars @ 11.10 pm.

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era, and they’ve all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his “summer job” is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world's social and business traffic flows. It’s up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.

February 11 - The Wolf Children @ 11.10 pm

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain". At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the "wolf man" suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

Manga UK


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So as we always say, keep anime alive in the UK and get on your TV or set your sky/virgin planners to record these amazing movies. 



[Desktop Folder Icons] Anime Summer 2014 by Alexander Neri

It’s been a while since my last post, and here’s something for everyone! Presenting folder icons for this season: Summer 2014. This pack contains .ico files that you can use in organizing your anime library (assuming that you, like me, keep one on the hard drive) so you can see your folders at a glance, aside from the obvious reason of making it look better.

How to customize? Just right-click the desired folder to modify and hit [Properties], then at the bottom of that tab click on [Change Icon]. Then select the .ico file to use

Anyway, the pack contains the following titles that is aired this season:

  1. Ai Mai Mi ~Mousou Catastrophie~

  2. Akame ga Kill!


  4. Ao Haru Ride

  5. Bakumatsu Rock

  6. Barakamon

  7. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal

  8. DRAMAtical Murder

  9. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!

  10. Francesca

  11. Free! -Eternal Summer-

  12. Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita.

  13. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

  14. Glasslip

  15. Hanayamata

  16. Himegoto

  17. Jinsei

  18. Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

  19. LOVE STAGE!!

  20. Majimoji Rurumo

  21. Minarai Diva

  22. Momo Kyun Sword

  23. Nobunaga Concerto

  24. Persona 4 The Golden ANIMATION

  25. Puri Para

  26. RAIL WARS!

  27. Re:_Hamatora

  28. Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?

  29. Sabagebu!

  30. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

  31. Sengoku BASARA: Judge End

  32. Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen

  33. Shounen Hollywood -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

  34. Strange+ Season 2 - (Made an alternate version of the first season’s icon)

  35. Sword Art Online II

  36. Tokyo ESP

  37. Tokyo Ghoul

  38. Yama no Susume Second Season

  39. Zankyou no Terror

You can download the pack here:

Alternatively, you can download every icon we’ve made from the beginning; just see the original release post:


All4Play Network Advertising UK AniFest by Steve Russell

As a related, tie in, post to my previous article I wanted to take this opportunity to officially announce my involvement with the up coming YouTube video game channel: All4Play Network, and would love the support of the UK AniFest community in helping to further develop the Network, spreading the word of the videos we create on a weekly basis. 

Taken from the network, in regards to my contribution:

"Steve Russell acts as host and alternative commentator for his web series: Watch Me Comm. Providing a unique insight into any match up, Steve's knowledge of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, coupled with his sense of humour, always adds up into a winning formula, promising an always entertaining viewing experience."

And here are a few examples of my work, the first an MMA fight, the second an example of the wonderful world of professional wrestling: 

We also have shows including Let's Go...Loco, with Jamieson Lawson, and Better Late Than Never w/Lee Gavin; a show that follows Lee trying massively popular games for the first time, usually years after their initial release. 

So, please, jump on over, check out some of the videos, like and, of course, subscribe. Going forward we have been actively advertising UK AniFest within the videos, and would love to see some Anime/Wrestling/Video Game/MMA fans jump on over to support the channel. 

Steve "The Other Guy" Russell // @stevetendo

All4Play Network