NTR. These three simple letters are enough to trigger anime fans. It’s refers to a couple, or a perceived couple, that is broken up due to cheating. Sometimes, it’s a one-off affair, and other times it leads to some serious consequences. In fact, here’s a song explaining it!
Often times, NTR is not shown as a power fantasy, which is why so many people speak out against it. But I don’t care. I want to share that despair with you. Here are some non-hentai NTR anime for you to enjoy.
Let’s face, most of the anime on this list can’t hold a cuck stick to School Days. What begins as a generic harem descends into the mad world of cheating, emotional manipulation, and nice boats. Be warned, none of the characters are likable and get what they deserve in the end.
Hoh boy, Scum’s Wish is something else. The big theme is unrequited love and the scorned feelings that young love comes with. Most of the “scum” relationships are consensual with an understanding that no emotions are involved…except for one. Poor Sanae never had a chance.
10A Town Where You Live
A Town Where You Live is a lie. What looks like a sweet and gentle romance series will bring nothing but emotional ruin. It’s a stressful series that emotional masochists will adore.
Nozoki Ana is crass and borders on hentai at times. It follows the love life of college student Tatsuhiko Kido and his fateful meeting with a peephole. There is only one OVA, so fans will want to check out the 13 volume manga series. You’ll feel dirty.
8White Album 2
White Album 2 is a fairly popular series, and was the first introduction to NTR for many people. Without spoiling the deed, it follows the love triangle between three friends who try to create a band.
7Yosuga no Sora
Yosuga no Sora is a non-linear, extremely ecchi series. A couple of the story arcs include NTR as a plot point.
Rumbling Hearts is kind of iffy. Without spoiling anything, some people think it’s NTR due to the implied relationship between two characters. Other fans think it’s just a ship being sunk. Either way, it’s still a series worth exploring.
Peach Girl plays with NTR as Momo’s “friend” is constantly trying to steal Toji from her.
Cheating plays a big role in Nana. Unlike most portrayals of cheating (which is shown from the perspective of the cheater), Nana covers the emotional toll it has on someone that is being cheated on.
Actually…Kotoura-san is just sad. Underneath the cute art and funny jokes is a very depressing backdrop. You see, Kotoura has a psychic power that let’s her read people’s minds, and she has a tendency to blurt things out. All this leads to Kotoura accidentally causing her parents to get a divorce and disowning her. Tears and laughter, my friends.
Berserk is a very uncomfortable example of NTR, which fits right at home with the series. So, Guts and Casca have a sweet relationship and are expecting a baby! That’s until Griffith shows up, and forcefully takes Casca, breaks her mind, corrupts the fetus, and drives Guts insane. It’s NTR in a nutshell.