Greetings, my wonderful Internet perverts! Today, we’re going to look at another NTR-themed hentai and, honestly, I don’t know why I do this to myself. There is so much emotion and despair programmed into netorare hentai and there has yet to be one that has me ready to write songs and chase after rainbows once it ends. I’ve seen my fair share of really depraved pornographic animation but nothing makes me more uncomfortable and dirty than watching a relationship or marriage crumble in the hands of manipulative, lecherous perverts. On the other hand, there is a modicum of allure in watching animated infidelity and when consumed in small doses, I don’t feel like crap afterward. Like food and candy, NTR is best enjoyed in moderation. I like watching as women characters are introduced to various fetishes or new positions that they end up enjoying and, of course, teh quality of animation is enough to get me to stick around for a little while. Himawari wa Yoru ni Saku offers both which is really the only reason I’m talking about it today. In it, we are introduced to the cute, sexy, and breasty Asumi who gets more than she bargained for by helping her husband keep his job.
Asumi and her husband Norihito are a beautiful, happy couple who enjoy a strong sexual relationship. Having reached their 30s, Norihito decides that it’s time to start planning a family, something Asumi couldn’t be happier to hear. They have the whole world in front of them, one filled with endless possibilities–that is until Norihito causes a major fuck up at work that ends up costing the company millions of Yen. Norihito is ultimately cleared of any malicious wrongdoing but still has a responsibility to fix the situation. Enter Kamekura Gouzou, president of the company that is now in the red. Knowing that the couple couldn’t possibly take financial responsibility to cover the mistake, he offers an alternative means of making things right: Asumi must serve as his private secretary for three months. Asumi is wary of this plan, knowing that Gouzou has been a handsy pervert in the past. However, she recognizes that their options are incredibly limited and reluctantly takes on the role of a personal assistant. It doesn’t take very long for Gouzou to take advantage of the deal, forcing Asumi to be his sex slave for the duration or bear the burden of guilt for disgracing her husband.
Gouzou jumps right into taking advantage of Norihito’s wife. He takes it slow at first with a bit of fondling and poking to get Asmui’s juices flowing and, ultimately, break down her resistance. While working in his office, Asumi endures Gouzou’s prodding and is forced to hold a lurid pose on his desk. Their illicit encounter is interrupted by a visit from Norihito asking about his wife who, unbeknownst to him, is being forced to suck and titfuck Gouzou’s member underneath the desk. We get a brief glimpse into Asumi’s mindset as she performs these lewd acts, showing shock and surprise at the older man’s girth. Norihito, as she tells it to us, is of average size and easily engulfed by her breasts and that it doesn’t take very long to make him climax. Gouzou, on the other hand, is much bigger and more resilient, something that sticks with her for the duration of the hentai. Asumi’s resistances are methodically broken down as a result of Gouzou’s strict fucking schedule. During the day, he gets to tease and feel around but at night, she is taken to a hotel room where he has complete control over her, free from prying eyes and interruptions. His experience as a lecherous fiend gives him all the tools and techniques to show Asumi what a “real man” is like. Try as she might, Asumi succumbs to the repeated onslaught of their marathon fuck sessions to the point where she is no longer satisfied by the vanilla sex she has with her husband. This puts her in the awkward position of having to find new methods of pleasure when a business trip sends Gouzou out of the country. But when Norihito is later summoned to Osaka for a business trip, Gouzou goes to the couple’s home where he finds Asumi ready and more than willing. Any resistance against the older man’s advances and sexual proclivities has fully dissolved away, which gives Gouzou the opening he needs to strike the final blow in an encounter that has awful ramifications for Norihito and Asumi’s family planning.
Himawari wa Yoru ni Saku runs down the laundry list of NTR tropes and does little to break free of the mold. Each encounter features less and less resistance from the female lead once she’s introduced to increasingly erotic activities–be it bondage, group sex, or even fellatio–that she’d never do under “normal” circumstances. The hentai even has that typical scene in which the woman is put in the humiliating position to speak to her significant other over the phone while having sex with another man. Intense as the circumstances surrounding these scenes are, I can’t help but laugh a little because the person on the other side of the phone, door, or thin wall, can’t equate the sounds their hearing with sex–especially someone like Norihito who regularly had sex with his wife. You’d think he’d figure it out with all the heavy huffing, puffing, and balls slapping against vagina. Moments like this, though, seem more for the viewer than anyone else. After all, it’s easy to see how awful the circumstances are with the once-faithful wife. If you weren’t already upset with seeing a poor housewife being treated like a sex object then, BAM, here comes a sucker punch to the gut of the husband/boyfriend being confronted with his loved one fucking behind their back over the phone.
As much as I hate this genre, I begrudgingly respect it because these OVAs are sometimes produced by top-quality animation studios. Himawari wa Yoru ni Saku was developed by Antechinus, who you might know from my previous review of Shikijou Kyoudan, and if you loved its art, animation, and character designs, then Himawari is worth watching for the same reason. This is a gorgeously animated production and a lot of work was making Asumi look as sexy as possible whether she’s wearing clothes or nothing at all. She’s got curves in all the right places for a woman in her 30s and has a bust that gets plenty of attention from both the camera and Gouzou’s touch. Better than her breasts, if you can believe me saying that, are Asumi’s facial expressions during sex with Gouzou. She begins the OVA with looks of pure disgust but as she eventually settles into her role of a sex toy, her face grows lewder and lewder until she goes full-blown ahegao. We also get to see her wear some really sexy outfits! Asumi looks great in a business suit but it’s when she gets dressed down to skin-tight swimsuits and revealing lingerie that the magnificence of her body is put on display.
I will never not feel terrible for the women in NTR hentai who are subjected to mental and physical manipulation simply for the pleasure of some powerful, unscrupulous jerk who is more likely to toss women aside when they get bored. But when the sex and ladies look as good as they do here, I find myself unable to look away.