Anime Netorare, commonly called NTR, is one of the genres in anime that makes anime lovers get carried away, which makes them upset. Netorare, or NTR, refers to the love story and affection of someone who is betrayed. This happens due to the third person in their love story who makes the relationship that has been built just break easily. Although the Netorare anime story doesn’t always have a sad ending, the hurt feelings of some characters can never be eliminated.
Here is a list of the best Netorare anime you can watch in your leisure time.
10. School Days
School Days is one of the most recommended NTR anime. The School Days series is adapted from a Japanese visual novel developed by 0verflow and released in April 2005 for Windows as an adult game, which was later ported as a DVD game for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and PlayStation Portable. The story, a dramatic slice of life, follows Makoto Ito, a high school student who becomes the ambivalent love interest of several girls, and the effects this has on himself and his relationships with other characters. The anime has a plot that is similar to its game, with Makoto the main character, who chooses to fall in love with the other girls while he has a girlfriend. The series gives us a satisfying ending.
Now we have a soft Netorare anime, as the main genre of the series is comedy. Gamers is an anime adapted from a Japanese light novel series written by Sekina Aoi and illustrated by Saboten. Fujimi Shobo published twelve volumes from March 2015 to October 2019 under the imprint of Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. The story begins with Keita Amano, a high school student and video game player, who meets the beautiful school idol Karen Tendo, who joins the school’s gaming club. Tendou’s main goal is to ask Amano to join his club, although she refuses his offer. This rejection sets off a chain of events in the lives of Keita and his friends in matters of both video games and romance, with a large number of misunderstandings along the way.
08. A Lull in the Sea
A Lull in the Sea, or Nagi no Asu Kara, is a television anime series that was released in the fall of 2013. The series was produced by P.A. Works and has a total of 26 episodes. The series centers on A Lull in the Sea. Since long ago, human civilization has lived on the ocean floor, developing a scale-like layer on their skins called Ena to allow them to live underwater. However, many humans wanted to live above the surface, so they moved to land, creating a fundamental separation between the two. In this modern era, Nami Middle School is about to be closed and requires its students to move to the surface. This is the story of the struggles of humans from beneath the sea who live to adapt to the new environment and the relationship between the people of the sea and the surface, followed by their newfound feelings, which have only just
begun to emerge at the end of their childhood.
07. Golden Time
Golden Time is an anime that aired in the fall of 2013 and was produced by J.C. Staff with a total of 24 episodes. The anime is adapted from a Japanese light novel series written by Yuyuko Takemiya with illustrations by Eji Komatsu, which includes 11 volumes published by ASCII Media Works between September 2010 and March 2014 and incorporates romantic comedy and drama. Banri Tada is a newly admitted male student at a private law school in Tokyo. His encounter with Mitsuo Yanagisawa led them to befriend each other as fellow freshmen. The conflict begins when they meet Kaga Kouko, where the three people become friends and slowly build a relationship that is more complicated than it seems. Moreover, Banri’s memories begin to appear and haunt him.
06. Scum’s Wish
The series is created for adults only. Scum’s Wish, or Kuzu no Honkai, is adapted from a Japanese manga series by Mengo Yokoyari, which was serialized in Square Enix’s seinen manga magazine Big Gangan from September 2012 to March 2017 and has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes. The story begins with high school students Hanabi Yasuraoka and Awaya Mugi, who are known as an ideal couple at their school. The area is also quite popular. However, in reality, they share the same secret pain; they are both in love with other people they cannot be with. For further stories, just watch the anime, where the aura of Netorare or infidelity in this anime is quite thick and tasteful.
05. Aldnoah Zero
Aldnoah Zero is an anime produced by A-1 Pictures that premiered in the summer of 2014 with a total of 12 episodes. The series presents the fictional story of the Vers Empire’s 37 clans of Orbital Knights’ attempted reconquest of Earth, enabled by the empowering titular Aldnoah energy and drive technology. Although the anime carries an action mecha as the main genre, the drama elements in this series are quite interesting to discuss. The main story is about the battle between Earth humans and Martians, where this battle involves Gundam-like mecha robots as their main weapon for war. Kaizuka Inaho is a high school student who joins the battle, where he has intelligence and combat skills that are quite capable. The story begins when Inaho and Mars Princess named Vers Allusia Asseylum begin their relationship with Earthman, who sides with Mars named Troyard Slaine, and the two of them try to snatch the day from Princess Vers.
04. White Album 2
White Album was originally a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Leaf and released in May 1998 for the Microsoft Windows CD-ROM. In 2010, the PlayStation 3 version was published by Aquaplus with some modifications. The anime has two seasons, with the first season airing in the winter of 2009, while the second one aired in the fall of 2009, though the second season doesn’t have any related stories. White Album 2 has quite a high level of Netorare. The story begins with a young man named Haruki Kitahara, who has a music club with his friend Takeya. The members of this club slowly left, and only the two of them remained. In this condition, they have to look for new members so that they can perform. Ogiso Setsuna eventually joins them. She is a quite popular girl at their school, and another new member is named Touma Kazusa. You can truly guess where this love plot will lead.
03. Domestic no Kanojo
Domestic no Kanojo is adapted from a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kei Sasuga, which was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from April 2014 to June 2020, with its chapters collected in twenty-eight tankōbon volumes. The series is an affair anime that is quite emotionally draining for the audience. Just watch the series, and then you will get the other stories.
02. A Town Where You Live
A Town Where You Live, or Kimi no Iru Machi, is adapted from a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koji Seo, which began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from May 2008 to February 2014, with the chapters collected into 27 tankōbon volumes. The story begins with a young man named Haruta Kirishima, who lives a peaceful life in the countryside, away from the fast-paced life of the city. One day, Yuzuki Eba appeared in his life out of nowhere, having come from Tokyo to briefly live with her family. Their time together left him enamored with the memories of that short period before she just as abruptly disappeared from his life and left him full of questions. The plot of this series begins a moment after the accident, when, in the present, Haruto begins to move to Tokyo.
01. 5 Centimeters Per Second
In the first list, we have an anime film with a drama romance as the main genre, released in 2007, which was produced by Makoto Shinkai. The film teaches people who are in love but aren’t meant to be together. Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are childhood friends, but circumstances beyond their control tear them apart. They promise to stay in contact, and although the progression of time widens the distance between them, the chain of memories remains ever-present. 5 Centimeters Per Second is a romantic drama that focuses on the mundane and harsh reality of long-distance relationships.