Ishuzoku Reviewers (Interspecies Reviewers) has become the best rated ecchi anime (ever) according to MAL’s users.
Or I thought. I checked today and it’s not the truth anymore – it went from 8.98 to 7.60 quite quickly and today I know the reason why. I mean I know why it deserved a rating of 7 and half more, but you get what I mean. MAL has actually changed its algorithm and the scores are being recalculated.
Anyways, thank god. This anime definitely does not deserve to be ranked among the top 20. Now it’s ranked #1531.
The story is set in a world where various species coexist together and brothels, where all kinds of interspecies girls work, seem to be very prevalent. Furries, birdmaids, octopus-human hybrids, elves, succubuses, fairies… Literally, every species you have ever thought of taking a cute human hybrid form can be found there.
TLDR of the story: Stunk, along with Zel and a hermaphrodite angel Crim, reviews various brothels with different species and rate them 1-10 on a scroll which is later hung in a pub filled with various male creatures interested in their ratings (future research is important). 🙂
The scenes are very lewd and borderline hentai, mainly in the uncensored version.
Now you want to ask me – Is Ishuzoku Reviewers really THAT good?
And the answer is (drumrolls please) – NO. If I have to be extremely honest I would say that it’s extremely overrated.
Note: The review below was written when Ishuzoku Reviewers had a rating of 9 on MAL.
The reviews of Ishuzoku Reviewers are really mixed. Some people rate this anime 4, others 9 or even 10. With such ambiguous ratings, it’s truly difficult to decide whether the anime is good or just overhyped and so I decided to watch it by myself before I form an opinion or prejudice.
The art and mainly the fan service scenes are filled with lewd and luscious girls (all sorts of human hybrids and creatures). This probably what you will love if you are into this sort of stuff.
The story itself is unique but becomes boring and repetitive quickly – I watch ecchi quite frequently, usually out of curiosity and I have never seen a similar premise. It’s funny to some extent (mainly if you like 7th-grade humor) and you don’t have to think much about what is going on.
You are rewarded with a lot of perverted scenes filled with beautiful females (and for fans of human hybrids this is a dream come true). As I stated previously, it’s borderline hentai. Let’s just say it’s not a typical ecchi, it’s crossing a line between ecchi and hentai and you would have a hard time explaining what you are watching to anyone who would look at your screen.
Another thing this anime does right is the diversity it contains – if you look for a deeper meaning, this anime shows us that all kinds of girls, no matter the age, shape, and race can find love and be adored.
Honestly though, if I look at masterpiece like Code Geass and compare it to this, there is no way this anime should be rated higher than the former. As of 12/2/2020, this is not true anymore, luckily. I was losing hope in humanity after seeing this anime ranked higher than anime like Kimetsu no Yaiba, Code Geass, or Made in Abyss.
I have to admit that Ishuzoku Reviewers could be rated around 7, but rating it 9 is, in my opinion, a bit silly. Maybe I’m too critical, but the characters are plain and underwhelming, and at times, unbearable and annoying. I can’t count how many times I wanted them to just shut up and disappear.
Just try to compare how developed are these characters and compare it for example to Hunter x Hunter characters, or any anime with well-developed characters.
TLDR: It’s not THAT good but if you love ecchi, fanservice, and all type of “interspecies” girls, it might be a perfect fit for you.