Netflix Header 001- 20151104It’s a sad day when we have to say goodbye to Nana.

Earlier today, Netflix unveiled their expiring properties list for December 2016. This time around, a trio of anime titles from Viz Media will leave the service on December 15:

inuyasha-anime-visual-001-20161116InuYasha is based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series of the same name. The series was directed by Masashi Ikeda (episodes 1-44) and Yasunao Aoki (episodes 45-167) at Sunrise, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate!! Japan, Tales of the Abyss) providing character designs. Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Kaze no Yojimbo) took charge of series composition.

InuYasha ran on Japanese TV from October 2000 through September 2014. Adult Swim aired the series on their block, starting on August 31, 2002. Viz describes the show as:

After falling into an old well and into ancient Japan, Kagome discovers that her destiny is linked to the dog-like half demon called Inuyasha! As Kagome learns more about her connection to the past and to Inuyasha, she comes into conflict with the terrible demons that are drawn to the Shikon Jewel, including Inuyasha’s own half brother, Sesshomaru. Finding the shards of the Shikon Jewel is going to require powerful magic, strange allies, and a strong heart. Kagome’s got plenty of heart, but she’s going to need Inuyasha’s help for the rest of it, and he may not be so willing to lend a hand!

moribito-visual-001-20161116Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit is based on Nahoko Uehashi’s novel of the same name. The 2007 series was directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) at Production I.G., with Gatou Asou (009 Re:Cyborg, Occult Academy) providing character designs. Kamiyama wrote the show’s main script.

The series was originally released in North America by Media Blasters, and received a run on Adult Swim in 2008. Viz Media rescued the license in 2014. Viz describes the show as:

At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and doom its inhabitants to piteous deaths. Prince Chagum has been imbued with the power to stave off the drought and bring new life to his empire. However, this is a suspicious time, and he is accused of possession by an evil spirit. Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father’s hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul?

nana-anime-visual-001-20161116Nana is based on Ai Yazawa’s manga of the same name. The 2006 series was helmed by Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, My Love Story!!) at Madhouse, with Kunihiko Hamada (Chihayafuru) providing character designs. Tomoko Konparu (Dance with Devils, Utano☆Princesama Legend Star) is in charge of series composition.

Viz describes Nana as:

Nana “Hachi” Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock ’n’ roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties!

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