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OtapediaThe Quintessential Quintuplets

Alternate Titles

Gotoubun no Hanayome
五等分の花嫁

Synopsis

Second-year high school student Fuutaro Uesugi gets excellent grades but comes from a poor family. One day, he meets transfer student Itsuki Nakano who asks him to help her study. However, he refuses and is met with her wrath and anger. Shortly thereafter, Fuutaro hears from his sister Raiha about a high-paying part-time job tutoring the daughters of a wealthy family. Wanting to help clear his family’s debt, he accepts the job only to find out that his job is tutoring Itsuki and her four twin sisters!

Itsuki and her sisters are all gorgeous girls, but they are also all troublemakers who have no interest in studying and are on the verge of flunking out of high school. Fuutaro is tasked with helping them improve their grades up until graduation, but first he has to gain their trust! Can he win these mischievous girls over before they have him poisoned, arrested, or worse?

Background

The Quintessential Quintuplets started as a manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba that began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in August 2017. As of November 2018, the Japanese manga has been compiled into six tankobon volumes, with the seventh to be released in December 2018. The manga is published digitally in English by Kodansha USA under their Kodansha Comics imprint, and so far five volumes have been published.

An anime adaptation of the series was announced in Weekly Shonen Magazine in August 2018. The series is being directed by Satoshi Kuwabara and written by Keiichiro Ochi with Michinosuke Nakamura and Miyabi Uta handling the character designs, Hanae Nakamura, Miki Sakurai, and Natsumi Tabuchi composing the music, and Tezuka Productions producing the animation. The opening theme song is "Gotoubun no Kimochi" by the group Nakano-ke no Itsuko (comprised of voice actresses Kana Hanazawa, Ayana Taketatsu, Miku Ito, Ayane Sakura, and Inori Minase), and the ending theme song is “Sign” by Aya Uchida. The anime will premiere in Japan on Jan. 10, 2019 on TBS, Sun TV, and BS-TBS.

Characters

Fuutaro Uesugi (Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)

A second-year student who comes from a poor family and gets exceptional grades. He takes a job as a tutor in order to help pay off his family’s debt. He is the type who walks his own path regardless of what others think.

Raiha Uesugi (Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori)

Fuutaro’s little sister. In contrast to her brother she is cheerful and sociable. She is in charge of the household chores and even cuts Fuutaro’s hair. Because of her purity she is doted on by Fuutaro and well liked by the quintuplets, especially Yotsuba and Itsuki.

Isanari Uesugi (Voiced by: Satoshi Hino)

The father of Fuutaro and Raiha. His characteristics are his blonde hair and the sunglasses he wears. Since his wife passed, he has worked hard to raise Fuutaro and Raiha by himself. He has a wild yet easy-going personality.

Ichika Nakano (Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa)

The eldest of the quintuplets. Ichika is the helpful older sister type, but causes trouble in the house and is bad at cleaning. She has a secret that she is keeping from her sisters...

Nino Nakano (Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu)

The second of the quintuplets. While Nino values her sisters above all, she can act rude toward others and often butts heads with Fuutaro. She is a skilled cook and is in charge of preparing the meals for the Nakano family.

Miku Nakano (Voiced by: Miku Ito)

The third of the quintuplets. Miku is a calm and quiet girl but is also obsessed with Sengoku-era commanders. She excels at disguising herself to look like her sisters and is sometimes called upon to act in their place.

Yotsuba Nakano (Voiced by: Ayane Sakura)

The fourth of the quintuplets. Yotsuba is an energetic and friendly girl who can’t say no when people ask her for help. Of her sisters, she is the most athletic and often helps out with her school’s sports clubs.

Itsuki Nakano (Voiced by: Inori Minase)

The fifth of the quintuplets. Itsuki is serious and the most tenacious among her sisters, even though she’s clumsy and often doesn’t produce results. She loves to eat and is the most glutinous among her sisters.

International Streaming

  • Crunchyroll

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Staff

  • Original Creator: Negi Haruba
  • Director: Satoshi Kuwabara
  • Series Composition: Keiichiro Ochi
  • Character Designers: Michinosuke Nakamura, Miyabi Uta
  • Art Director: Masami Saito
  • Color Design: Yumi Aburaya
  • Director of Photography: Kazumasa Someya (T2 Studio)
  • Prop Designers: Miki Ogino, Tetsuya Kawaishi
  • Editing: Wataru Uchida (Conquest)
  • Sound Director: Takuya Hiramitsu
  • Music: Hanae Nakamura, Miki Sakurai, Natsumi Tabuchi
  • Animation Production: Tezuka Productions
  • Opening Theme Song Artist: Nakano-ke no Itsuko
  • Ending Theme Song Artist: Aya Uchida

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