5 Netflix anime series that should become movies

Yasuke - Credit: Netflix
Yasuke - Credit: Netflix /

Over the last year, Netflix has added some incredible movies and series to its anime library. Whether you’re an old-school anime fan or a new anime fan, Netflix is one of the top choices to find anime.

Netflix has been able to create original content that has become just as popular as already established anime. Netflix has become heavily invested in ensuring that its anime selection is must-see streaming.

Many of the most popular anime series coming out of Japan are Netflix exclusives and have brought new fans to Netflix. But they could bring even more new fans if these five Netflix anime series became movies.

Netflix anime that should become movies

Attack on Titan

The final season of Attack on Titan is scheduled to be released sometime this year. Attack on Titan has sustained both mass and critical popularity for its entire four-season run. The show has a strong storyline, great animation, solid voice acting, and an exciting dark theme that keeps the audience’s attention.

Attack on Titan takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where the remainder of humanity lives within a few walls, having been destroyed by giant monsters called Titans. The show opens up with the hero of the show, Eren seeing his town attacked and his own mother killed by one of the Titans. Eren would vow revenge by signing up for a military unit specializing in fighting Titans, which leads to him discovering that he is also a Titan. Because the story is so good, this show is definitely one that anime fans would love to see turned into a movie

One-Punch Man

The anime One-Punch Man is based on a popular webcomic about a superhero who’s grown bored of being a superhero. This is one of the most unique anime because the main character has become bored after defeating all of his opponents with one punch.

The manga has sold over 30 million copies and has been nominated for several awards in print. The animated series has been praised by many people. One-Punch Man only has two seasons and 24 episodes. It’s a quick and easy watch. The series features a story that should be told in a movie because he is such a unique character that people would want to learn more about.

Death Note

The 2017 Death Note movie was a disappointment because it just seemed boring and didn’t live up to the anime series. The show is one of the more popular anime that deserves to have a movie done the right way. Death Note is about a high schooler who finds a supernatural black notebook with the power to kill. He begins using it to kill off high-profile Japanese criminals. A detective squad is formed to hunt down the mysterious criminal mastermind. This anime is the perfect mix of horror and mystery.


Beastars takes place in a modern and civilized world populated by anthropomorphic animals. There is a cultural divide between herbivorous animals and carnivorous animals. The story follows Legoshi, a large gray wolf who is a quiet student of Cherryton Academy, where he currently lives in a dorm with other carnivorous students. The character Tem, the alpaca, is murdered, and that causes problems between herbivore and carnivore students.

Throughout the show, we see prejudice and stereotypes used against the carnivores, who are, for the most part, peaceful. Beastars has been considered one of the most popular animes back in 2019 and deserves to have a film that can go more into about the herbivorous animals and the carnivorous animals


Yasuke is a new anime that has quickly become one of the most popular anime on Netflix. The show places real-life historical figure Yasuke into an alternate reality with magic and modern technology. In real life, Yasuke was an African man who was brought to Japan as an enslaved person by an Italian Jesuit in the sixteenth century.

In Japan, he met a powerful feudal lord: Lord Oda Nobunaga. He ended up in his service and witnessed his death in a known historical event. In the series, the story remains true because Yasuke’s a legendary ronin, 20 years after the assassination of the feudal lord, trying to retire but being called back to help a sick child. The series has received critical acclaim from its first season. Yasuke is still a new anime series with its story being told, but it could become a movie and be just as successful as the series.

Which Netflix anime would you like to see as a movie? Share your picks in the comments!

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