The NTR genere is quite a curious genre in hentai. I mean this genre induce rage to most of the readers, yet this genre still persist in hentai and that alone I find very curious. Don’t worry, this post is very work safe.
Quoting Urban Dictionary, NTR is the Japanese acronym for Netorare, used to define a genre of Eroge (Hentai Game), meaning “Cuckold”. In short, the main protagonist’s loved one(s) are taken or seduced away from him and the heroine might be willing or unwilling. This is to cause an emotion of deep jealousy on the reader.
Looking at it from a normal everyday guy’s perspective, this is as repulsive as it can get, so why does this kind of genre in hentai exist?
In my opinion, NTR is a secret expression of masculinity in the eyes the more serious H-otaku, as being able to take away another girl from a guy is an expression of power and masculinity, or it is the result of the frustration of the otaku that can’t acquire a female mate because of the more dominant males and the NTR genre is his desires materialized. There’s this meme going on amongst hardcore otakus which is called 3DPD, meaning 3D Pig Disgusting. If a 2D waifu loving otaku would be asked why doesn’t he like real women so much, he might just answer you by simply saying “3DPD”.
I think the NTR genre owes its life because of the 3DPD. culture of the otaku as most serious otaku has given up on the prospect of being able to get a girl due to various reasons. In 2D, there are no restrictions and attaining the ideal female mate is possible.
Most males who peruse hentai outside Japan will never understand 3DPD unless you’re well educated in internet memes, as this is a phenomenon only common to the hardcore otaku especially in Japan where acquiring a female partner is made difficult due to social and economic pressures and as long as the average male in Japan is unable to find a female partner, I think the NTR genre in hentai will persist.