An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family arrives in his school and Futaro is hired as a highly-paid tutor, but he discovers his five charges — charming identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities — have in common zero interest in study and abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having an unknown male in their apartment, but Futaro’s diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to reduce their attempts to have him poisoned or arrested and to advance in their studies.
Moreover, through a flashforward, it turns out that Futaro will marry one of the sisters, but during his tutoring, all of them fall in love with him. So, who will ever be his bride?
– The Quintessential Quintuplets
– 5등분의 신부
– Gotoubun no Hanayome
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese: 五等分の花嫁 Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. “Quintuplet Brides”), also known as 5-Tōbun no Hanayome, is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba.
The animation is gorgeous and vibrant, as expected of your typical moe anime. However, do not judge this series by the art style alone. Beneath the superficial art style is a well-written comedy.
It is a bit unfortunate that they are pushing the ecchi elements rather noticeably. Some of the ecchi stuff feels forced. On one hand, the characters are well written and likable. But on the other hand, some situation they are put in are unrealistic and is only there to get some fan-service in.
I recommend this series to fans of romantic comedy with a pinch of moe. The Quintessential Quintuplets contains suggestive themes and dialogs. Intended for young adults.
Review still in progress as the anime is still airing.
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