Funimation UK/IE Adds Highschool of the Dead, Plus Boruto, The Last & Road to Ninja Naruto Films for Streaming

Streaming service Funimation has added more titles from the Manga Entertainment catalogue for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories.

Since yesterday (21st August), Funimation viewers will now be able to watch Highschool of the Dead as well as three Naruto films Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Last: Naruto the Movie & Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. All are available to stream in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles for premium members.

Highschool of the Dead

Also known as H.O.T.D. or High School of the Dead, is a 2010 anime series adapted by studio Madhouse and is based on the manga series written by the late Daisuke Satou. The anime was directed by Tetsurou Araki, written by Yousuke Kuroda and music composed by Takafumi Wada. Manga Entertainment released the series on Blu-ray and DVD.

The series had been made available for streaming in the past through Netflix for UK & Ireland.

“A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies. A small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. It is up to Takashi Komuro to unite the group of weary survivors and try to escape the horrors that surround them. In this new world of the living dead…will they escape?”

Boruto: Naruto the Movie

Boruto: Naruto the Movie is a 2015 theatrical anime film by studio Pierrot and is a continuation to the Naruto Shippuden anime series (though re-adapted in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generation series years later). The anime was directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita, written by Masashi Kishimoto and Ukyou Kodachi, and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi. Manga Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray and DVD.

The film is also available for streaming through Netflix for UK & Ireland.

“It’s been some years since the end of the Shinobi War. Naruto Uzumaki is the 7th Hokage of Konohagakure, in this new era. His son, Boruto Uzumaki, will soon enter the Chûnin exams, alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki.”

The Last: Naruto the Movie

The Last: Naruto the Movie is a 2014 theatrical anime film by studio Pierrot and is one of the canon storylines for the Naruto Shippuden anime series (Funimation positions the film between episodes 495 & 496). The anime was directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi, written by Masashi Kishimoto and Maruo Kyozuka, and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi and Yaiba. Manga Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray and DVD.

The film is also available for streaming through Netflix for UK & Ireland.

“Two years have passed since the fated battle between Naruto and Sasuke in the Village Hidden in the Leaves. A comfortable peace has fallen over the village and the winter festival approaches with a bit more excitment than usual. Seasons of war have transformed Naruto and his friends into elite young warriors, but now they grow into the adults they were meant to be, forming bonds beyond friendship.

Naruto and Hinata approach this next stage with trepidation and find their progress stalled when a mysterious and dangerous man appears with a disturbing message; the end of the world is upon them. Once again Naruto and his friends are sent to investigate and stop the impossible: a falling moon! What is the tragic fate that connects this disaster with Hinata’s Hyuga Clan? And to what lengths will Naruto go to speak the words that will change his life?”

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is a 2012 theatrical anime film by studio Pierrot and a non-canon story for the Naruto Shippuden anime series. The anime was directed by Hayato Date, written by Yuka Miyata and music composed by Yasuharu Takanashi. Manga Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray and DVD.

The film is also available for streaming through Netflix for UK & Ireland.

“For my friends and family, I’ll risk my life for this mission! Long ago, a masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife, Kushina Uzumaki, sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plans.

Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it’s like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him – the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents!”


Source: Funimation Blog (Naruto films). Special thanks to user AndySimpson for discovering H.O.T.D.

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Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and went back to do a Masters degree. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. Harems, Isekai, Pouts are also stuff he likes.

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