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Earlier this month, Funimation announced that it would no longer stream Interspecies Reviewers, stating the show fell outside its standards. Now a Japanese TV channel is also canceling the program.

IT Media reports that late last week, network TV channel Tokyo MX announced it would no longer broadcast the show. No specific reason was given other than “due to circumstances within Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting Corporation.” The channel broadcasted a boat program in its place, inadvertently resurrecting the old Nice Boat meme.


The most recent episode, number five, was rather explicit with regards to mushroom content, which is perhaps why Funimation and Tokyo MX ceased showing the program.

Interspecies Reviewers continues to be shown in Japan on networks including KBS Kyoto, Sun Television in Kobe, and AT-X, the last of which is broadcasting the show uncensored.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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