The quintessential quintuplets is a series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was published in Kodansha’s weekly youth magazine back in 2017 and continued through February 2020. It was the fifth best-selling comic in 2019 and the third in the first half of 2020. It also won the 43rd Annual Manga Award in the Youth Category at Kodansha . The series has been provided in English and American versions by Kodansha herself.
It was adapted into a masterpiece by Tezuka Production and aired from January 2019 to March 2019. The second season was signed by Bibury Animation Studios and will air from January to March 2021. Bibury is a new name in the industry of the animation, Quintessential Quintuplets had only three projects before the second season. With the cooperation of Funimation and Crunchyroll, the animation was released in North America.
It tells the story of Nitaro, a high school student whose life is in a mess. His mother died, he had no friends, and his father was overwhelmed by debt. Everything that could possibly go wrong with his life goes wrong, and that too badly. However, when the Nakano family moved into his school, the situation began to improve, and he was recruited to counsel the quintuplets Yixiang, Erye, Mirai, Yotsuba and May.
Will he actually fall in love with any of them? Does he fall in love with everyone? If so, who will you marry? Let’s analyze it.
What exactly is the story about?
The story does not flow linearly throughout the animation. We first saw Futaro kissing someone under the hood. However, the bride’s identity has been kept secret and will only be revealed at the end of the episode. The sisters have different personalities, and they are all difficult to understand in their own way. However, one thing is of course very common. They all fail a lot in school and have very low grades.
Fuutarou accepted the job when he discovered that he would receive five times the normal salary. However, getting all the sisters to accept him as a mentor is a difficult task. The animation takes us through the trials and tribulations of Futaro’s dealings with the sisters, trying to get them to accept him. Finally, it allowed everyone to start studying, thereby improving their grades. This anime is a bit like a pseudo-harem anime, with multiple partners at various points in the story. However, it is clear that after all, only one bride is destined to marry Nitaro.
So who is this mystery bride?
The girlfriend who showed in the foreshadowing was actually Yotsuba. She is the one that Nitaro kissed under the hood five years before he married her. She was the one who accepted him as a mentor from the beginning. They reportedly met in Kyoto five years ago and promised to study hard for their families.
Yotsuba tried to escape from Fuutarou’s future, but everything returned to the original point. He finally admitted that he was in love with her at the end of the sunrise festival that they both attended together. To his surprise, she also confessed her feelings. He didn’t think she would feel the same after trying to deny it for a while. Later, he took her to three important places, after which they returned to the park. This is one of Yotsuba’s favorite places, and it’s also a place they visited a long time ago.
We saw Fuutarou laugh genuinely for the first time when we saw him playing on the swing with her in the park. They enjoyed the swing again until Fuutarou’s chain broke. He finally asked her to marry him, and she said yes!
Youtsuba’s dream of being a girlfriend has finally come true. They finally got married. He later mentioned that her kiss made him blush, which made up for the sweet ending to the story. So, after so much thinking and deducing, we finally know who Fuutarou is with in the end.