Kittytama is back again with another tester’s corner! This time: our latest release from Atelier Sakura, Marina’s Cuckolding Report––
Netorare is a genre that is quite polarizing: either you love it or you hate it. It’s a genre I quite enjoy, so I had an absolute blast being able to test Marina’s Cuckolding Report: Sensitive Wife and Great Fuck College Student.
One aspect of this title that stands out in particular, and what I’ll be focusing on in this post, is how this game portrays the netorare element. It’s quite an interesting twist on the genre, and one that those curious about this particular genre might find more palatable than typical NTR content.
To call Marina’s Cuckolding Report: Sensitive Wife and Great Fuck College Student netorare isn’t quite accurate; in fact, it covers what is referred to in-game as “netorase”. You may be wondering what the difference between the two is. This isn’t your typical guy steals girl and makes her addicted to him and only him sort of story—instead, the focus is of a husband who gets very aroused by the thought of his wife sleeping with someone else. One could say it’s a consensual take on NTR, hence netorase.
The characters’ feelings relating to the cuckolding play were a bit more realistic than I expected from an NTR eroge. Kenji struggles with his arousal over the thought of Marina being sexually taken by another man, but also the jealousy that accompanies that same thought. When Marina first hears of Kenji’s desire to have her sleep with someone other than him, she gets very confused, even a little angry, as expected. Eventually, she decides to give it a try. Though she sleeps around with Nakamura, her coworker, it’s shown after the fact how deeply Kenji and Marina love one another. In fact, through their adventures with netorase, their love only grows and flourishes further. They become even more passionate towards one another.
The H-scenes in the game were very erotic. It was surprising how enjoyable the scenes ended up being! I didn’t expect to have nearly as much fun with it as I did. There were also scenes written from Marina’s perspective. It was awesome being able to see things from her eyes. In fact, to be totally honest, it’s something I’d love to see in more nukige and visual novels in general.
If NTR interests you at all, give this game a try. Lacking in the drama and heartbreak of usual netorare fare, this might be a nice introductory title for anyone new to the genre as well. I can safely say after having tested this and enjoying it as much as I did, I’d love to see the other titles in the Marina series come to the West as well.
As a big fan of netorare, I have to admit that I was extremelly disappointed in seeing Marina being translated. Although Atelier Sakura’s VNs aren’t precisely good, at least they have some titles that really are netorare.
I’m not a fan of netori, and even less of netorase. Honestly, I hate netorase. But I can see why this was translated, since it would be better received than a real netorare title (actually, I see this title as an example of the Western definition of cuckoldry). And Marina is the most popular Atelier Sakura visual novel.
I hope that in the future you guys will give true netorare visual novels a chance. I don’t know if Boku no Kanojo wa Gatenkei (considered the masterpiece of netorare out there because it really is a drama material instead of a fap material) is feasible, since elf closed.
But at least some title from Lune Team Bitters (Sore de mo Tsuma o Aishiteru, for example) or LiLiM DARKNESS (Triangle Blue, for exemple) would be very nice to see.
Keep up the good work!
More NTR games! ….
……All the Marina’s games PLEASE.
Thank you for giving the netorase genre a shot, it’s my favourite genre and this is my favourite series i hope you guys a mangagamer can translate the other marina games!
PLEASE ALL OF MARINA GAME PLEASEEE IM ALREADY BUY THIS ONE AND I WANT TO HAVE OTHER SEQUEL AND PREQUEL TOO… CANT WAIT FOR IT
please complete all the games