Sunday, July 30, 2017

NTR: Netsuzou Trap Episode #04 Anime Review

And besides...I'm cheating too.

What They Say:
Yuma, a high school second-year, is enjoying every day now that she has her first boyfriend. After she asks for relationship advice from Hotaru, her beautiful long-time friend who has had many boyfriends, Hotaru teases her for her inexperience and playfully does things to her that even her boyfriend doesn't do. Yuma and Hotaru's secret relationship continues to escalate, and Yuma finds herself unable to deny how it makes her feel. This school drama tells the story of the interwoven lives of these two girls with boyfriends.

The Review:
Content: (Please note that the content portion of the review may contain spoilers)
Now that Fujiwara knows about all of the yuri stuff that's been going on behind his back, life for Hotaru isn't going to get much easier. Considering it's probably never been easy for her in the first place, the plot finally has a reason to pick up a bit. With Yuma still trying to figure out how she really feels about her best-friend, Takeda begins to lose his patience. However, after stumbling in on the other couple shortly after they finished 'getting jiggy with it' as all the cool kids say, Yuma is hit by the jealousy bomb. She stops caring about her feelings and, instead, decides to spend the night with Takeda. And while she originally thought she may have been ready to get jiggy as well, she winds up backing out and Takeda is forced to sleep on a chair.

Following a disastrous end to an otherwise decent trip, Yuma starts subconsciously distancing herself from the entire group- Hotaru included. However, upon returning to school, she catches wind of a new rumor. Apparently, Fujiwara has been cheating on Hotaru with some girl that we're probably never going to see and Yuma, being the ultimate best friend, immediately breaks her distance with Hotaru and heads over to her house. This, of course, opens up yet another window where the two girls are alone. Being incapable of sitting next to each other without engaging in borderline sex, Hotaru basically says she doesn't care about Fujiwara cheating because she's been cheating as well and proceeds to grab her best friend's face and insert her tongue into it. Then, in the most cuckworthy moment of the series thus far, Yuma proceeds to have a phone call with Takeda while the life is being fondled out of her. Sweet.

In Summary:
NTR keeps up the fanservice-y goodness while finding a way to make the series relatively more interesting in terms of, you know, actual stuff happening. With the darker sides of each character slowly being dragged out into the light, NTR's otherwise boring timeline is revitalized, albeit for just a brief moment. If the series continues to spiral down this path, it may wind up being worth acknowledging. But as of right now, the show remains a repetitive and underwhelming adaptation of an otherwise interesting and engaging story. 

Grade: B-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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