Attack on Titan Could Be Leaving Netflix in 2019

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Say it isn’t so! Many subscribers will be saddened to hear that Attack on Titan is scheduled to leave Netflix. Yes, on the 3rd of January 2019 we’ll be saying goodbye to Eren Jager and the Scouts. But why is Attack on Titan scheduled to leave Netflix? Let’s find out.

Attack on Titan is an anime based on the Manga known as Shingeki no Kyojin by writer and illustrator Hajime Isayama. The anime has grown to become one of the most popular franchises in the past decade. Released on a monthly basis the manga is still ongoing and at the time of writing 112 chapters (27 volumes) have been released.

In an alternate world to our own, the last remnants of humanity live behind giant walls to escape from Titans. The Titans arrived 100 years before the events of the story and nearly wiped humanity off the face of the earth. When a 60 meter Titan destroys the entranceway into one of the walls, the Titans are let loose on the citizens of Wall Maria. Amongst the survivors is the child Eren Jaeger who vows to get revenge on the Titans for eating his mother.

When is Attack on Titan Scheduled to Leave Netflix?

As you can see in the picture below Attack on Titan is scheduled to leave on the 3rd of January, 2019. Many other popular titles are also scheduled to leave in January 2019. Both the United Kingdom and the United States are currently scheduled for it to be removed.

With all of that said, the title wasn’t provided to us in the official list of what’s leaving throughout the month. That means there’s a chance that’s highly probable of it getting renewed.

Why is Attack on Titan scheduled to leave?

Attack on Titan has been one of the most popular anime on Netflix. It could be argued that Netflix partly responsible for how widespread the popularity grew. But no title is exempt from licensing and Netflix’s license for Attack on Titan is coming to an end.

Will Season 2 and 3 of Attack on Titan be coming to Netflix?

Sadly even if Netflix was to renew the license for Attack on Titan the likelihood of the subsequent seasons arriving is slim at best. This is due to the partnership between the streaming services of Hulu and FUNimation.

As FUNimation is the licensee of Attack on Titan in the USA they can choose who obtains the license to stream. While Funimation also has their own streaming service, through the partnership they will share their content with Hulu.

Where will I be able to stream Attack on Titan?

If it hasn’t been made clear by now you’ll be able to stream Attack on Titan on Hulu or FUNimation. Both require a subscription to access their content.

Will you be disappointed when Attack on Titan leaves? let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.