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Interspecies Reviewers is a fantasy/ erotic comedy anime that is set in a fantasy world where prostitution is legal and there are plenty of brothels to cater to those with various fetishes and particular species that catch their interest. A group of adventurers provide reviews of their sexual experiences at each of the brothels they visit and post them at the local tavern they drink at.|
Before I offer my thoughts on this series, I’ll be the first to admit that the ecchi genre isn’t typically my cup of tea to dabble into for anime to a large degree. This has nothing to do with me being against perverted content within media in question as I do have my kinks I like getting into with anything saucy, provided those involved in the acts are consenting to them. But for many ecchi anime (and the issue can extend to hentai as well), the perverted acts in question often involve parties not being willing to dabble into them and the actions pushing into sexual harassment or rape depending on circumstances, this disturbingly getting milked for comedy in some ecchi titles I’ve seen. Seeing this from a number of ecchi titles has turned me off from wanting to dabble too much into them, hence why I can be particular with touching titles within the genre.
When I first heard of the reception folks had to Interspecies Reviewers despite its ecchi roots, I was actually somewhat curious to see what it had to offer and must admit I was surprisingly entertained with it. The series appeared to know how shameless its premise was and runs with it throughout its run, especially with how horny many of the male reviewers are. Each of the reviewers seen throughout the series come from different species and have their different fetishes and expectations they hope to get with their experiences at the brothels they visit. In addition, each of the different species of prostitutes shown throughout the series are shown to have physical differences and personality quirks that can affect the sexual experience each of the male reviewers have throughout the series. This does show some interesting explorations of sexual enjoyment as everybody in real life has different moods and expectations they have in mind with enjoying various types of sexual acts. On top of this, the interactions between the reviewers and prostitutes during “business” are depicted to be consensual and there’s enough variety in the types of fetishes and species explored within Interspecies Reviewers for ecchi and erotic comedy fans to be entertained by this series throughout its 12-episode run. The series, however, won’t be for everyone as it does push its sexual content quite hard at a number of points throughout its run and apparently got saucy enough where a number of streaming sites and Japanese TV networks pulled airing of the series following its first few episodes due to being too hot for them to broadcast.
If you can tolerate its saucy content and are a fan of ecchi comedies, I’d strongly recommend checking out Interspecies Reviewers. While I’m not typically a fan of the ecchi genre, I was still largely entertained with seeing the series due to it embracing the shamelessness of its premise and dabbling into the different experiences that the reviewers and prostitutes have with their sexual pleasures with their kinks and expectations.
Last updated Saturday, June 20 2020. Created Saturday, June 20 2020.
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Well, I think we can say that with this show a new low has been reached in anime. A record has been set for the most nauseating anime that nevertheless pretends to be funny and non-explicit enough to be broadcast to the general public on Japanese TV. The warning of 'intense sexual content' at the beginning came as a bit of a surprise, since while standards regarding what is acceptable in Japan regarding sex are somewhat looser than in the West, it still doesn't usually get all that explicit. After all, couples seldom even get married in anime. It also came as a warning that this show would have about a 1-in-10 chance of being of decent quality, since the number of anime which are both ecchi and genuinely good can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. Why try to be good when the ecchi alone will guarantee that the show will be a modest success? Sure enough, IR was not funny at all. Am I supposed to laugh at the suggestion that one have shallow, carnal sex as often as possible, with no ambition other than to rate females of various races for the pleasure that can be derived from them? The character designs are very simple, of the sort which is typical of lighthearted comedies, which sort of made this show feel gross. It almost seemed to be saying that it would be OK to go fuck the nice, silly girls in those shows. I hope it doesn't lead to a new sub-genre, but I would describe IR as a sort of isekai porn. The plot was about as good as the comedy; somehow an angel girl (or are angels bisexual? It was confusing), Crimvael, is mistaken for just another horny guy. Oh man, this show is just jaw-droppingly bad. I quit after half an episode. I really do not want to know how this story works out, indeed, if I had to I would pay someone to keep that knowledge from me.
Last updated Thursday, January 16 2020. Created Thursday, January 16 2020.