TOKYO, Japan — Officials at Production IMS confirmed earlier today that the next episode of the currently airing fall anime Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst will be completely censored. “Episode 8 will feature so much flare, steam, and unexplained blurring that it will be completely impossible to see anything of substance on screen,” the statement reads in part.
Addressing the controversial chibi drawings that serve as censors — which the franchise is notorious for, the statement confirmed that at least one will be visible on screen at all times.
“The Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst staff are working diligently to make the episode enjoyable despite these restrictions. We are proud to announce that all censorship will be removed in the Blu-Ray version. Which everyone should buy. Please,” the statement concluded.
Though initial fan reaction was mixed, cooler heads quickly prevailed upon the realization that nothing on the screen was worth watching anyway.