It is a piece of sad news for all the Netflix subscribers. The platform just announced that it would be losing many significant names from its US catalog. This calls for the expiring of the licensing period of anime and movies. For popular banners, losing and gaining licensing rights is a short-term game. A lot of popular anime have seen various streaming platforms over the years. So, which anime is going to leave Netflix this September? Here is all you need to know about it!
Netflix will be losing the licensing rights of several Inuyasha and Naruto movies from September 1, 2021. The licensing period of the movies will expire in the coming month. But fans can be relieved as the original anime series will still be available on the streamer. So, what films are leaving Netflix?
Inuyasha Movies That Are Leaving Netflix
The Inuyasha anime franchise is only listed in the Netflix US catalog. This means that the US fans will not be able to enjoy a number of films henceforth. Fans can ease their tensions because the original anime series will still be available on the platform. So, here are all the Inuyasha films that will not be a part of the Netflix catalog anymore.
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Affections Touching Across Time is the first Inuyasha film that follows a separate storyline from the anime. The story follows the journey of Inuyasha to a secluded village where a demon has been locked away for more than 200 years. But when his son returns for revenge, Inuyasha must protect the people of the village. She must also destroy the remains of the demon before he is reincarnated.
InuYasha: The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)
The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass is the sequel to the debut film. The story follows the same plotline as the first movie. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru return back to the village only to find more villains. The demon’s son had many allies who are here to seek revenge for their leader’s death. Thus, Inuyasha will get into action yet again.
InuYasha: The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2002)
In the same year as The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, Swords of an Honorable Ruler was also released. The third Inuyasha movie follows a dangerous Great Dog Demon that wants to awaken the Three Swords of the Fang. But in order to get the third fang, he must conquer Inuyasha’s territory. What follows is a grand story of bravery and triumph. Both Inuyasha and Sesshomaru fight the demon with all their might.
InuYasha: The Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island (2004)
The last film that will be unlisted from Netflix is Fire on the Mystic Island. Here, Inuyasha and Sesshomaru help a half-demon escape Horai Island. The king of the island wants to get him killed, but he finds aid at Inuyasha’s camp. Will helping a demon also disrupt Inuyasha’s image?
Naruto Movies Leaving Netflix
The official statement by Netflix suggests that the Naruto films will be unlisted from both US and the Canadian catalogs. But the original anime series will continue to stream in the set territories for quite some years. So, here are all the Naruto films that will not be a part of the Netflix catalog henceforth.
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
The first feature film of the Naruto franchise will no longer be a part of the Netflix catalog. Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow follows the story of Team 7 as they travel to the Land of Snow. Their task is to protect the actors who are shooting in the secluded lands of snow.
Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
Legend of the Stone of Gelel came right after the debut film. It follows Naruto, Shikamaru, and Sakura as they set out on a mission once again. This time, the team is fighting the goons that are vandalizing the Sunaga village. The war makes up for most of the plot of the movie.
Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)
Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom was the third consecutive film of the franchise. Much like the former two, This one also takes the Team Seven on an adventurous mission. This time, the team travels to the Land of Moon to protect the future prince from his own family.
Naruto Shippûden the Movie: Bonds (2008)
Bonds is the fifth feature film of the Naruto franchise. Unlike the other films, this one keeps the action within Konoha. Naruto and Sasuke are recruited in the ninja cult to avenge the losses that followed the village after the Sky Country attack on the town.
Naruto Shippûden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)
This film came right after the Bonds film. After the events of the Sky Country attack, Team seven shifts its focus towards stopping Kakashi from taking over the world. This film takes action to the Uzumaki residence as Naruto, and his teammates stop their own clan.
Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison (2011)
The last film that Netflix is unlisting from the platform is the eighth Naruto film, i.e., Blood Prison. Here, Naruto must run away from the murder of the Raikage. It turns out that he did not murder the man and that he was being framed for the crime.
This was the list of all the anime movies that will no longer be a part of the Netflix catalog. The films will soon join other streaming services in the future. So, keep an eye on this corner to get all the latest updates of the releases.