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Our Review Policy 

AFA aims to produce fair and independent reviews, and try and stay spoiler free (unless noted otherwise). We'll consider any relevant material sent to us review (Films, TV series, Books etc). We have writers based both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Publishers/ Publicity Agencies/Distributors etc- Please Contact us for details. All reviews and opinions expressed are the reviewer's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire team

 The Following Scores apply to Film and TV Series Only:



Any film or TV Series with this score is at the very apex of the medium and is required viewing for anyone who calls themselves an animation fan. 



Any film or TV Series with this score is up there with the best and worth adding to your collection.



Any film or TV Series with this score may not be perfect, but still comes recommended.



Any film or TV Series with this score doesn't quite come up to snuff. It may still have its moments or may be worth watching for fans of the particular artist or genre. Maybe worth renting or streaming... just about.



Any film or TV Series with this score is not worth your time in any capacity. Avoid.

We award the best of the best with the AFA Classic, our seal of the highest quality. All Five-Star Films or series qualify for the honour, as well as some of our favourite Four Stars.

Review Index



Movie Reviews

Cinema, Home Video and Streaming

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Adventure Time: Distant Lands- BMO (2020)
Akira (1988)
Anomalisa (2015)
April And The Extraordinary World (2015)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Asterix: The Secret Of The Magic Potion (2018)
Attack On Titan: The Roar Of Awakening (2018)
Away (2019)

Batman: Hush (2019)
Batman and Superman Movie:  The World's Finest (1997)
Batman Vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Batman Ninja (2018)

Belleville Rendez-Vous (2003) [AKA The Triplets of Belleville]
Big Bad Fox And Other Tales, The (2017)
Big Hero 6  (2014)
Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero (2015)
Birdboy and The Forgotten Children (2015) [AKA Pscionautas]
Blame! (2017)
Book Of Life, The (2014)
Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)
Boy & The World (2013)
Boy and The Beast, The (2015)
Boxtrolls, The (2014)
Breadwinner, The (2017)

Captain Morten And The Spider Queen (2018)
Castle In The Sky (1986)
Cat In Paris (2010)
Chico & Rita (2010)
Children Of The Sea (2019)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Coco (2017)
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Death Of Superman, The (2018)
Digimon The Movie: Our War Game! (2000)
Dilili In Paris (2018)
Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods (2013)
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F (2015)
Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection 1
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019)
Dragon Quest: Your Story (2019)
Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special (2016)

Early Man (2018)
Enter The Anime [Documentary] (2019)
Eleanor's Secret (2009)
Epic  (2013)
Ernest &; Celestine (2012)
Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
Extraordinary Tales (2013)

Fear(s) Of The Dark (2007)
FernGully The Last Rainforest (1992)
Fireworks (2017)
Frozen (2013)
Frozen 2 (2019)
Funan (2018)

Ghost In The Shell (1995)
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (2015)
Ghost In The Shell (2017) [Live-Action]
Giovanni's Island (2014)
Girl Without Hands, The (2017)
Gordon And Paddy (2017)

Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Hell and Back (2015)

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie (2017)
Home (2015)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

I Know That Voice! (2013) [Documentary]
Illusionist, the (2010)
I Lost My Body (2019)
Inside Out  (2015)
In This Corner Of The World (2016)
Iron Giant, The (1999)
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)
Isle Of Dogs (2018)
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (2018)

Jack and The Cuckoo Clock Heart (2013)
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie (2013)

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014)
KakuRenBo: Hide and Seek (2004)
King Of Thorn (2010)
Kiki's Delivery Service  (1989)
Klaus (2019)

Last: Naruto The Movie, The (2014)
Lego Movie, The (2014)
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The (2019)
Lego Batman Movie, The (2017)
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (1949)
Little Prince, The (2015)
Life, Animated (2016) [Documentary]
The Lion King (2019)
Liz And The Blue Bird (2018)
Long Way North (2015)
Loving Vincent (2017)
Lu Over The Wall (2017)
Moon Man (2012)
Monster Island (2017)
My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea (2016)
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018)
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
My Neighbours The Yamadas (1999)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks (2014)
My Life As A Courgette/ My Life As A Zucchini (2016)
Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (2015)

Napping Princess (2017)
Naruto Shippuden The Movie 4: The Lost Tower (2010)
Naruto The Movie: Road To Ninja (2012)
Ne Zha (2019)
Never Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki [Documentary] (2016)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)

Ocean Waves (1993)
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005)
One Piece: Film Z (2012)
One Piece: Film Gold (2016)
One Piece: Stampede (2019)
Only Yesterday (1991)
Osamu Tezuka's A Thousand And One Nights/Cleopatra (1969/1970)
Ride Your Wave (2019)
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019)
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)

Sausage Party (2016)
Secret Of Kells, The (2009)
Seoul Station (2016)
Shaun The Sheep The Movie (2015)
Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)
Sita Sings The Blues (2008)
Sing! (2016)
Silent Voice, A (2016)
Silent Voice Alternate Review
Smallfoot (2018)
Snowman, The (1982)
Song Of The Sea (2014) 
Sound! Euphonium: The Movie- Our Promise: A Brand New Day (2019)
Spark (2017)
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) [Live action]
Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
Strange Magic (2015)
Steamboy (2004)
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)
Sword Of The Stranger (2006)
Swallows Of Kabul, The (2019)

Tale Of Princess Kaguya, The (2013)
Tales Of The Night (2011) and The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Teen Titans Go To The Movies (2018)
Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans (2019)
Tinkerbell and The Legend Of The NeverBeast (2014)
Time Of Eve: The Movie (2010)
Wolfwalkers (2020)
Wonder Woman (2009)
Wonderland, The (2019)
Wrinkles (2011)

Your Name (2016)

Zombillenium (2017)
Zootopia [aka Zootropolis] (2016)


Series Reviews

TV, OAVs and Streaming

Archer Season 5  (2014)
Archer Season 6 (2015)
Archer Season 7 (2016)
Archer Season 8  [Archer: Dreamland] (2017)
Amanchu! (2016)
Animaniacs (2020)
Attack On Titan Season 1: [Episodes 1-13]
Attack On Titan [Season 2]
Attack On Titan [Season 3, Part 1] (2018)
Attack On Titan [Season 3, Part 2] (2019)

B: The Beginning (2018)
Close Enough [Season One]
Coppelion (2013)

Danger Mouse [Episodes 1-6] (2015)
Darling In The Franxx (2018)
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Death Note (2006-2007)
Devilman Crybaby (2018)
Disenchantment Season 1 (2018)
Disenchantment [Part 2] (2019)
Dorohedoro [Season 1] (2020)
Dragon Ball Season 1
Dragon Ball Z Kai Season 2
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 1-13]
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 14-26]
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 27-52]
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 53-65]
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 66-91]
Dragon Ball Super [Episodes 92-104]
DRAMAtical Murder (2016)
DuckTales (2017) [Season Premiere]

F Is For Family [Season 4] (2020)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013)
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex  (2002)
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex  2nd Gig (2004-2005)
Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045 [Season 1] (2020)
Gundam 00 (2007-9)

Harley Quinn [Season One] (2019)
Hellsing (2001)
Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012)
Hilda [Season one] (2018)
Humanity Has Declined (2012)

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? (2015)
In Another World With My Smartphone (2017)
Izetta: The Last Witch (2016)

Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020)

Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress (2016) [episode 1-3]
Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress (2016) [Season One]
K Project (season 1)
Kino's Journey (2003)

Love, Death and Robots [Season 1] (2019)
Loud House featuring The Casagrandes, The [Season 4, Episodes 1-4]

Made In Abyss (2017)
Mekaku City Actors (2014)
The Midnight Gospel [Season 1] (2020)
Mob Psycho 100 [Season 1]
Moominvalley [Series 1] (2019)
Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1986)
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (1990) 
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (2010-2014) AKA Mobile Suit Gundam UC
My Hero Academia (Season 1)
My Hero Academia (Season 2 part 1)
My Hero Academia (season 2 part 2)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU season 1 (2013)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Too (season 2)

Nisekoi: False Love [Season 1] (2004)
Nisekoi: Season 2 (2015)
Noragami (2014)

One Piece Collection 10 [episodes 230-252]
One Piece Collection 11 [episodes 253--275]
One Piece: Collection 12-13
One Piece [Episodes  325- 372]
One Piece: [Collection 16]
One Piece [Collection 17]
One Piece [Collection 18]
One Piece [Collection 19]
One Piece [Collection 20]
One Piece [Collection 21]
One Punch Man [Season 1]

Paranoia Agent (2004)
Parasyte: The Maxim [Episodes 1-12]
Parasyte: The Maxim [Episodes 13-24]

RahXephon (2002)
Red Vs Blue (season 11)
Rise Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [season one] 2018

School Live (2015)
She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power [seasons 1-4)
Silver Spoon (2013)
Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: The Animation
Space Dandy Season 1 (2014)
SSSS.Gridman (2018)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars  (2008-2014)
Star Vs  The Forces Of Evil: Season 2
Sword Art Online [Season 1] (2012)

Tiger and Bunny [Part One] (2011)
Tiger and Bunny [Part Two] (2011)
Tokyo Ghoul [Season 1] (2014)
Trollhunters (2016)
Trinity Seven (2014)

Undone [Season One] (2019)
Ushio and Tora (2015-2016)

Voltron :Legendary Defender [Episodes 1-11]
Voltron: Legenday Defender Season 2  

World Conquest: Zvezda Plot (2014)

Yona Of The Dawn [Season 1] (2014)
Yuri On Ice!!! (2016)

Zombie Land Saga [Season one] (2018)


Games Reviews

Bound (2016)

Comics, Webcomics and Manga

20th Century Boys 
Revolutionary Girl Utena: After The Revolution
The Rabbit


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