An anime about yuri and netorare has arrived.
(Spoilers in this review)
For those of you who don’t know, netorare occurs when a guy’s girlfriend gets “stolen” by someone else. Only in this case, the one “stealing” the guy’s girlfriend is another girl. Said “thief” also has a boyfriend.
Long story short, the series is about two childhood friends, Yuma and Hotaru, fooling around with each other behind their boyfriends’ backs. Except Hotaru is the one who initiates everything seen in this episode with little regard to Yuma’s feelings. And the only ones who would know that these two girls are childhood friends either paid attention to the ED, which featured a small preview of the next episode’s content, or read the manga.
Something that really hurts this anime adaptation is the short duration. Netsuzou TRap only gets 9 minutes per episode! As a result, introductions are cut and the audience is forced to witness drama and deception occur right off the bat. I understand that this was a necessity considering the time constraints imposed onto the show via design, but I couldn’t really connect to these characters. I have been given no reason to really care about them. The result is a paper-thin soap opera that only features one mean and unloyal girl who forces herself onto her childhood friend.
Fans of drama and betrayal and whatnot would be thrilled after this episode, I’m sure. Personally, I’m not into it and I don’t see myself getting into it. Alas, The Lily Garden attempts to cover as much yuri media and mediums as much as possible. See you next week.