The Quintessential Quintuplets – Full Color – Official Kodansha Translation (EN)
The Quintessential Quintuplets (五等分の花嫁, Go-Tōbun no Hanayome) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba.
A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!
Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: a high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Futaro Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students—the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman—find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Futaro must think of a plan to suit each of them … Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!
Considered a genius, high schooler Fuutarou Uesugi excels at studying and obtains a perfect score on every test. Due to his intense focus on that regard, he is a reclusive person with no friends. Additionally, he lives in a tight financial state as a result of family debts.
Fuutarou’s mundane lifestyle is interrupted when Itsuki Nakano, a new transfer student, contests him for his usual lunch seat. After a short altercation, Fuutarou emerges victorious by insulting Itsuki’s eating habits, which angers her enough to leave. However, when Fuutarou learns that he has been offered the private tutor position of a wealthy family’s academically hopeless daughters, he immediately regrets his prior encounter. It turns out that the beneficiaries of his tutoring are none other than Itsuki and her four identical siblings: the shy Miku, the cheerful Yotsuba, the devious Nino, and the mature Ichika!
Teaching these quintuplets may prove more difficult for Fuutarou than he initially expected, as the last thing they want to do is seriously study. Now, Fuutarou must face the various challenges of tutoring five beautiful yet eccentric girls.
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese: 五等分の花嫁, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. “Five Equal Brides” or “The Five-Fifths Bride(s)”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series.
The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll–Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. A second season produced by Bibury Animation Studios aired from January to March 2021. The second season’s sequel, The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie, was released as a film in May 2022. An anime television special produced by Shaft is set to premiere in Q3 2023.
The series was a commercial success; by December 2022, the manga had over 20 million copies in circulation, making it one of the best-selling manga series. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shōnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
Negi Haruba (春場 ねぎ, Haruba Negi, born July 27, 1991) is a Japanese manga artist. He is well known for his manga Go-toubun no Hanayome, which was serialized in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020. In May 2019, he won the award for Best Shōnen Manga at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards, alongside Ōima Yoshitoki‘s To Your Eternity. It was the 5th best selling manga in Japan in 2019.
According to Haruba, his pen name “Haruba Negi”[a] comes from the protagonist of Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Negi Springfield. On the award ceremony of the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards, Haruba said it was “special to him” to be selected by Akamatsu Ken, who was one of the judges of the award and the creator of Negima! Magister Negi Magi.
COVER IMAGE CREDITS:
. Negi Haruba (Official Art)
. Translated by Colored Council (KojoZero and crackheadakira)