The TV anime “Interspecies Reviewers” (broadcasting from Jan. 2020) has been canceled by Sun TV. The anime was canceled by TOKYO MX on Feb. 7, and fans replied to the anime official Twitter account saying, “It was an honorable death”, “An honorable cancelation, lol”, “Sun TV, you have fought bravely…”, “Another cancelation due to ‘programming inconvenience’. At least that means there wasn’t any problem with the content.”, “There’s no paradise left on terrestrial TV”, and “I hope they don’t go further down the voluntary restraining road because of all the restrictions and pressure.”
“Interspecies Reviewers” is originally a fantastic comedy manga, which is “very dangerous in many ways”, serialized in “DoraDora Sharp ＃” from Niconico Manga.
The story is set in a world where not only humans but elves, furries, demons, and angels live together. It depicts the reviewers going to the brothel run by interspecies girls.
The anime adaption, which started in Jan. 2020, was aired on AT-X as “Uncensored ver.”, d anime store, niconico, and others as “Hidden Option ver.”, and Amazon Prime Video and other terrestrial channels as “Regular ver.”
After the broadcast of episode 5 on Feb. 7, 2020, TOKYO MX had canceled the show due to “programming inconvenience”.
And on Feb. 18, the anime official Twitter announced, “Sun TV has decided to cancel the anime ‘Interspecies Reviewers’ due to programming inconvenience of Sun Television Co.”
Now the only terrestrial channel that is broadcasting “Interspecies Reviewers” is KBS Kyoto.
The fans reacted to the cancelation announcement with appreciation to Sun TV for airing the show. “Even Sun TV has fallen!”, “It was an honorable death”, “An honorable cancelation, lol”, “Sun TV, you’ve come so far…”, “Actually, I think they did well, lol”, “They were just like a knight fighting a windmill…”, “Sun TV, you have fought bravely…”, “Let’s salute Sun TV!”, “So this is the boundaries of terrestrial channels… Thank you for the lecture.”
Other comments were: “Programing inconvenience? Yeah, of course… That’s so sad”, “Another cancelation due to ‘programming inconvenience’. At least that means there wasn’t any problem with the content.”, “It’s sad but quite rare to foresee a cancelation of an anime.”, “I hope the anime will continue to the end. Recently, there aren’t many shows as aggressive, so I look forward to it every week. (I’m an abema member)”, “There’s no paradise left on terrestrial TV”, “This will be a turning point for the industry. The whole anime industry will be paying attention to this incident. I hope they don’t go further down the voluntary restraining road because of all the restrictions and pressure. I wish they will think of ways to broaden places and means of expression”.