Monday, September 25, 2017

NTR: Netsuzou Trap Episode #12 (Season Finale) Anime Review

Two girls in love? It'll never go anywhere.

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)
Forgive me if this review seems rushed because the fact of the matter is that it is. I have spent twelve dreadful, painstaking weeks putting up with this nonsense so you guys don't have to and, frankly, it wasn't even almost worth it. There is literally nothing about NTR's story or formula that makes it worth watching. Hell, the only reason I haven't given consistent F's to every episode is that the art isn't terrible and Yuma is kind of cute. But that doesn't matter anymore. The point is- NTR is a garbage anime about garbage characters and its a garbage adaptation of a relatively decent manga series.

To sum this "finale" up in a nutshell, Yuma finally harnesses 1% of the common sense it takes to figure out that Fujiwara is an abusive jerk. Hotaru goes through the whole spiel of, "Oh, no, it's okay. He only hits me when I refuse to have sex with him," which is apparently a completely fine excuse as far as everyone in this anime is concerned and, what do you know, Yuma is left unsatisfied and unloved for the umpteenth time in the last twelve episodes. Meanwhile, Takeda continues to literally sit there and serve his purpose as a metaphorical punching bag for Yuma's transition into lesbianism. Within another two minutes or so, it finally clicks in Yuma's microscopic brain that she might just be interested in women. So, after confessing like three more times or whatever, Hotaru finally figures out that Yuma is being totally serious and the two kiss in front of like six million people in Shibuya crossing or whatever iconic Japanese street this particular series decided to end in.

Of course, this happens right after the customary yuri line of, "Two girls in love? It can not be!" and if there was even a drop of justice in this world, these girls would have been hit by a car right then and there. But considering the creators of NTR secretly hate every single one of us, we're greeted by a monochromatic montage of the boring scenes from the last eleven episodes that ultimately ends with an even more boring shot of Yuma and Hotaru talking in an elevator- presumably about how they feel super naughty or how they want to make out or something. Either way, it is a conversation I have no intentions on ever thinking of again, considering that as soon as this review comes to a close I am going to wipe NTR from my memory forever.

In Summary:
I can wholeheartedly recommend NTR to anyone out there that I utterly despise; I think this series would be great for you guys. But for anyone that I do not wish death upon, avoid this boring excuse for a cuckolding yuri anime. You can leech the same amount of thematic content by placing two of your little sister's barbies on top of each other and making them kiss. In fact, I would honestly prefer that -- because at least that wouldn't consume twelve weeks of my life and it could be over within seconds. NTR isn't the type of series that is bad in the sense that it's poorly made or put together, it's bad in the sense that it is not even as fun as a trip to your grandparents' house on Christmas Eve. Think about what it would be like to actually watch paint dry. Good, now think about what it would be like to blow on that paint for hours upon hours until it becomes dry. That is what NTR feels like, and I am so incredibly thankful that it is finally over.

Episode Grade: F
Series Grade: F

Stream By: Crunchyroll

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