Through the years, Netflix has developed a diverse anime library. There are a lot of classic shows to stream there, with newer titles being added to the library every season. It’s a pretty good starting point to explore anime genres. However, a series from the so-called Shonen Big Three is leaving this streaming platform. It has been announced that Naruto is leaving Netflix in October.
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Fans who wish to stream Naruto on this streaming service will only have until the end of October to do so. By October 31, the show will no longer be streaming on Netflix, although this only refers to the 220 episodes (Seasons 1-9) of the original series. On the plus side, the movies and Naruto: Shippuden will not be leaving the platform. Fans who are looking to stream the anime elsewhere can still watch the series on Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Weekly Shonen Jump serialized the manga from 1999 to 2014. Studio Pierrot released the anime adaptation in 2002, which aired until 2007. The sequel, Naruto: Shippuden, aired shortly after the end of the original series until 2017, having a total of 500 episodes. Meanwhile, the Naruto series continues with his son, Boruto Uzumaki. In 2015, Studio Pierrot released Boruto: Naruto the Movie. The film serves as a sequel to the manga.
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Ukyo Kodachi began writing the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga in 2016, though Masashi Kishimoto took over as the writer in 2020. Mikio Ikemoto, Kishimoto’s former assistant, illustrates the series, which is both a sequel and spin-off to the original series. Pierrot released Boruto‘s anime adaptation in 2017. Masayuki Koda currently directs the series. The franchise has gained worldwide fame, with Naruto being one of the best-selling manga series to date.