Written by Rastafoo69, edited by Otaku Apologist

Tomodachi Sex: Kareshi ni Naisho de Dousei Seikatsu, a hentai game developed by Atelier Sakura. Released February 28, 2019. Download on DLSite for $26.00. For PC Windows. Full Japanese voice acting. Censored genitals. Download the English translation patch.

Yukako has a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend. Naturally, she’s started cheating on him with a black guy. Will her boyfriend uncover the dark truth, or will her pussy forever belong to another?

STORY

The game begins with Yukako cheating on her boyfriend. Don’t expect suspense or buildup, this game gets right to the point. The story is told from the perspective of Yukako, with her boyfriend existing only as a background character.

Yukako is fucking a black guy named Bob. Bob joins the basketball team and always talks about how he plans to “go pro” in the NBA. He’s got a big dick and everybody loves him, because he’s an alpha male. And when someone gives him a dirty look, Bob is the manly man that tells that person to fuck off. And Bob doesn’t use condoms, they always break because they’re too small for him. Best of all, when the basketball team is losing, they put Bob into the game to even the score. Because the big black guy is very good at basketball.

According to the developer in the extras menu, he was specifically trying to write a “dumb foreigner”, so he chose a black American. And he chose the name “Bob” as a classic name for foreigners.

There is no overall story. Yukako buys condoms, Bob takes them off. Yukako calls her boyfriend on the phone, and Bob gropes her. Yukako planned to spend Christmas eve with her boyfriend, but has sex with Bob instead. In the end, Bob returns to the United States and Yukako continues dating her unaware boyfriend. It’s not exactly a happy ending, but it is realistic.

The characters of this game have shallow personalities that make them hard to like. I was often thinking, if she cheated on her original boyfriend, why would she remain loyal to a new man? The writing and dialogue indicate that cheating is wrong to do, but that doesn’t stop Yukako. She does what she does for her own selfish reasons and is never punished for it.

The story lacks suspense. The boyfriend character is never around to discover the cheating. This eliminated a crucial entertainment element from the story.

GAMEPLAY

Tomodachi Sex is a visual novel. Click the screen to ‘turn the page’. Press CTRL to skip dialogue. Scroll up to review past dialogue. Bookmark your progress by saving it on the many available save slots. The game has no choices whatsoever.

The game takes under four hours to complete for the average reader. Most Atelier Sakura games reward you for beating the game, with new scenes from the person being cuckolded. There is no alternate perspective in this game. Once you beat the game, you have seen everything.

Removing choices and the alternate perspectives was a horrible decision. This game is a notable step down from previous titles.

GRAPHICS

The art is based on the Japanese anime style. This same artist that worked in all Atelier Sakura projects. While the men are drawn with their shirts clinging to their chests, the women are drawn in frilly clothing.

Yukako is has an almost unrealistic body type. Her stomach is completely flat, her arms are small, but somehow her tits are huge and perfectly round. There really is nothing unique about her character design or personality. Although she is a Japanese schoolgirl, she’s drawn like a supermodel. In previous titles each character had a small flaw or quirk, but this girl is the most generic anime character I’ve ever seen.

To make up for her generic design, the developer gave Yukako a wide variety of expressions to show her emotions. When angry, her teeth sharpen into pointed triangles. When she’s dumbfounded, her eyes shrink into tiny dots. When shocked, her mouth is agape with a bead of sweat rolling down her cheek. This was a great addition.

The sex scenes in this game are very well drawn. The character proportions are consistent throughout the game. Since Yukako is much shorter, Bob has to bend his knees to penetrate her correctly. And because Bob is so much wider, Yukako can sit neatly in his lap and be totally wrapped in his arms.

The backgrounds in this game are a mixture of stock assets and unique artworks. However, even the unique artworks look like they’ve ad items repositioned from existing artwork. For example, the love hotel with an orange couch. This appears in every Atelier Sakura title. While we’re viewing it from a different perspective, it’s still the same room and location used in every game. It’s both nostalgic and repetitive.

VOICE ACTING AND SOUND EFFECTS (SFX)

Yukako has full voice acting for all her lines. The voice actress is Hanadera Karen-san, and she does a fantastic job with what she’s given. Yukako is a generic tsundere character who always scolds Bob for the things he does. In spite of this, the voice actress gave a very convincing performance.

The sound effects in this game are carried over from previous titles by Atelier Sakura. Thankfully, there are some unique scenarios that shake things up somewhat, like the basketball game and photography sex scenes. The click of a camera as a cock is deep inside Yukako made for an exciting aesthetic to match with the voice acting. Fantastic sound design overall.

MUSIC

There are 12 tracks in total, about five of which are new to this game. The effectiveness of the music is based on your feelings for the story. Bouncy upbeat tracks are paired with Yukako cheating on her boyfriend. Suspenseful tracks are paired with a basketball game between Yukako’s boyfriend and Bob.

The music is well designed. A variety of instruments, tempos, and melodies create a unique vibe whenever you play this game. Some of these tracks feel iconic to the game. And yet, it does not feel like the tracks always fit the moment.

HENTAI

Tomodachi Sex has 10 sex scenes and 35 CG images total. The vast majority of CGs are chibi artworks. Most scenes use two base CGs with numerous variations.

The game begins with unprotected creampie sex. There is no escalation or development, because the peak has already been reached. And the boyfriend never actually comes close to uncovering the cheating, so there’s no real tension there either.

Your enjoyment of this game depends on what type of hentai you love. If you need gorgeous artworks with lots of moaning and creampies, this game is a perfect fit. If you need well written buildup and foreplay slowly leading up to a dramatic climax, you won’t get off on this.

There are a wide variety of sex positions ranging from doggystyle to cowgirl. Dialogue features classic lines of an anime girl losing her mind over getting thick cock.

While this game is often tagged as netorare, you have to remember the female protagonist is already cheating when you start the game. There is no corruption, and the content is generally vanilla overall.

CONCLUDING WORDS

Tomodachi Sex is a unique hentai game because it covers the cheating fetish without emphasizing the taboo or corruption elements. The two characters having sex are basically friends with benefits. While the voice acting and artworks are absolutely perfect, players should be aware that this is not a true netorare experience.

Download Tomodachi Sex: Kareshi ni Naisho de Dousei Seikatsu. If you loved the art but want real NTR content, then check out our review of A Loving Wife Obscenely Serves Another Man.

Overall
3.2
  • Graphics
  • Gameplay
  • Story
  • Music
  • SFX
  • Hentai