Interspecies Reviewers continues to face challenges airing the show’s premiere season with the show now being dropped by its Japanese broadcasting network Tokyo MX and further streaming services following the airing of the series’ fourth episode.
The announcement was made on the series’ official Twitter account, with the tweet stating that the series was dropped “due to the organization of Tokyo Metropolitan Television Co., Ltd. Foreign Revues Production Committee.”
— ＴＶアニメ「異種族レビュアーズ」公式 (@isyuzoku) February 7, 2020
A translation of the tweet using Google Translate reads:
“Interspecies Reviewers” Canceled on TOKYO MX
The anime “Interspecies Reviewers” being broadcast on TOKYO MX has been canceled due to the organization of Tokyo Metropolitan Television.
Interspecies Reviewers Production Committee”
As of writing, Tokyo MX has not provided any further details behind their decision.
Tokyo MX’s removal of the series is just the latest facing the series following Funimation’s initial dropping of the series. The series has since been removed from both Amazon Prime and the Nordic division of French-based streaming service Wakanim.
Twitter user GameWizard02 confirmed it had been pulled from Amazon.
The attack on Interspecies Reviewers continues. Can confirm that both the dub and sub versions have now been pulled from both the Amazon store as well Prime Video. More fuel on the already raging dumpster fire that is FUNimation. @_Hero_Hei_ @YellowFlashGuy @BoundingComics pic.twitter.com/kZA1SgI0ez
— GameWizard02 (@GameWizard02) February 7, 2020
You can see in the below screen shots both the English dubbed version as well as the original Japanese version are no longer available on the service.
Wakanim Nordic announced that they will be removing Interspecies Reviewers and will not broadcast any additional episodes.
Following our partner’s decision, we will not be able to offer the rest of Interspecies Reviewers and will remove the title from our line up today.
— Wakanim Nordic (@WakanimEU) February 1, 2020
Despite, Funimation, Amazon Prime Video, and Wakanim dropping the show, fans have rallied around it. The show is currently the top rated airing anime on MyAnimeList.
It is also the second highest rated anime series of all time just behind Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
It’s more than likely the reason behind those high rankings is due to the influence of YouTuber Nux Taku, who claims many of the reviews come from 10,000 new users.
I kinda feel bad for the turmoil caused on MAL over the JUSTICE that just hit them.
Just wanted to note that this isn’t bots or against any rule, it’s 10,000s NEW USERS (you’re welcome) using MAL EXACTLY for what it’s made for.
Long live democracy.
Lord Flexanor pic.twitter.com/kBSqcgV9jL
— 『 Nux 』 (@Nux_Taku) February 6, 2020
Interspecies Reviewers is slated to receive a twelve-episode season, and new episodes will continue to air on KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11, AT-X, the Wakanim service proper, and on the Australian and New Zealand streaming service AnimeLab.