Sunday, September 10, 2017

NTR: Netsuzou Trap Episode #10 Anime Review

What exactly is our relationship?

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)
While last week's episode may have seemed like a chance for NTR to finally regain its footing, it wound up being nothing more than yet another farce as the conflict is dispelled yet again in the first few seconds of this week's episode. Takeda has gone from being the only character in the series with a shred of actual humanity to nothing more than a running joke, mimicking the density of a cookie-cutter harem protagonist. Yuma, on the female side of things, goes back to being normal non-Yandere Yuma and simply starts fantasizing about boning her best friend as much as she used to. Meanwhile, Hotaru and Fujiwara's [boring and nonsensical] pasts are brought up and, what do you know, they remain just as disinteresting as they were episodes ago.

Apparently, Hotaru and Fujiwara struck up the same deal that Hanabi and Mugi from Scum's Wish did -- just this time there's more physical abuse and less incest. If you are unfamiliar with Scum's Wish, this essentially means that these two rambunxious, young whippersnappers have decided to use each other to fulfill their sexual desires without actually forming a romantic partnership. Of course, this ultimately leads To Fujiwara punching Hotaru in the face whenever she's not in the mood. Slowly but surely, the lesbian ship sets out for its second voyage and, what do you know, now Yuma and Hotaru are making out in public. In order to instill yet another sense of imaginary conflict, Fujiwara witnesses it and uses it against his [fake] girlfriend in order to get laid for the fiftieth time this week. At the end of the day, we are back to square one. Hotaru and Yuma totally want to bone each other but neither of them has the mental capacity to understand that no one is trying to stop them. But hey, at least Yuma and Takeda can play basketball or whatever again.

I'm so tired of this.

In Summary:
NTR reverts back to its usual, boring self but manages to bring back the fanservice that drew people into watching it in the first place. Now that we have finally established that none of these characters have actual ambitions or even thoughts for that matter, we can get back to what this series is at its core -- trash. But hey, at least we'll get to see two hot girls almost make out for the millionth time next week. At this rate, the series isn't even going to end in the next few episodes. I mean, the plot hasn't even been introduced yet. How are you supposed to put an end to a show that has technically never even started? If you really want to check out a dark, lesbian anime just go watch Sakura Trick or something. Even that is more messed up than this nonsense and at least that show has dancing.

Grade: C-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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