Netsuzou Trap -NTR- is a twelve episode yuri anime adaptation of Kodama Naoko’s manga series. The studio that produced it was Creators in Pack, and the director was Hisayoshi Hirasawa. Credited for the writing are Words in Stereo and Yūichi Uchibori.
Netsuzou Trap -NTR- aired as part of the summer 2017 season of anime, and can be watched on Crunchyroll.Netsuzou Trap -NTR- is a frustrating experience. The plot focuses on two girls named Hotaru and Yuma. Though they both have their own boyfriends, they cheat with each other. Each episode is less than ten minutes long, and that includes opening and ending themes.
This anime may be tagged as the yuri genre, but Yuma and Hotaru’s boyfriends both play fairly major roles. If you are seeking something that focuses on relationships strictly between girls, Netsuzou Trap -NTR- may not be for you.
Of course, Hotaru and Yuma are the main protagonists, but the way they behave at different points of the series is just frustrating.
For roughly the first half of the series, Yuma is struggling with her feelings for Hotaru. To the audience it is pretty obvious what she feels, but she proves to be rather dense about the whole situation.
Fortunately, Yuma does get better as the series goes on. Hotaru on the other hand… well, she more or less forces herself onto Yuma towards the beginning which may not sit well with everyone.
Then there’s Hotaru’s insistence on staying in a relationship with her boyfriend Fujiwara.
So, the boyfriends. Yuma’s boyfriend, Takeda, is the nicest character in the show – although the anime might just play that up a little too much. That’s all there really is to his character; he’s the nice guy.
Fujiwara, on the other hand… well, to say he’s not very nice is an understatement. His relationship with Hotaru isn’t a healthy one, and he is just generally portrayed as a vile human being. He has absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Over the course of Netsuzou Trap -NTR-, Yuma and Hotaru occasionally end up in rather intimate situations. They never quite go all the way, often due to some kind of interruption or other.
As mentioned before, each episode is less than ten minutes long. As a result, Netsuzou Trap -NTR- doesn’t waste any time. It’s rapid pace does result in some stuff from the manga being cut out.
So, Netsuzou Trap -NTR- is a frustrating experience, but is it worth sticking with? Maybe, maybe not.
If you are seeking a more pure and fluffy yuri experience, you’d be better off sticking with something like Sakura Trick.
Whilst there is drama and frustration aplenty in Netsuzou Trap -NTR-, it does actually conclude in a somewhat satisfying manner – it’s just a case of if you are willing to put up with all the stuff that comes before it.
Netsuzou Trap -NTR- is about a girl coming to terms with her feelings with another girl, but in a way that is consistently frustrating. It’s not a show that I would recommend, yet I tuned in every week to watch it…