The fifth and final season of Samurai Jack is going to be darker, tougher, and violent as hell. But there’s one thing it won’t have: dog buttholes.

Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky recently chatted with IGN about the upcoming season, which he said will likely be his last. He said putting Samurai Jack on Adult Swim gave them flexibility to make the show, and to make its fight sequences more mature. He said the violence, as shown in the first clip, is more stylized than Kill Bill-style blood and guts, but he appreciated the freedom to go further than they were able to when the show aired on Cartoon Network. However, they couldn’t get away with everything. Specifically, dog’s butts.

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“We drew a dog’s butt. Just like a circle, little asterisks, very innocent, we didn’t think anything of it. We got it back, they’re like, ‘No dog anuses on Adult Swim,’” Tartakovsky said.

What the butts might’ve looked like, if they were Neko Atsume cat butts. Credit: drome/Twitter

As sucky as this is, it’s not entirely surprising. Adult Swim has been known for its inconsistency regarding censorship. There have been plenty of times where the word “shit” was censored on some shows, but not others. You have Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, the since-cancelled sketch show that featured blackface and winks to its alt-right audience. Then there’s Mr. Pickles, an animated show about a demonic dog that shows him torturing, murdering, and sexually accosting his victims. But no buttholes, so I guess it’s okay?

Sad lack of dog buttholes aside, if early looks are any indication, this is going to be a Samurai Jack the likes of which we haven’t seen before. Season five begins March 11.

[IGN, via CinemaBlend]