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Gotoubun no Hanayome manga celebrates its fifth anniversary

The author Negi Haruba shared a special illustration to celebrate that his manga Gotoubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) is celebrating its fifth anniversary of serialization. The manga, now finished, began publication on August 9, 2017 in Japan.

The Twitter Artist”@2nochuu” shared a coloring of this illustration.

The illustration features Itsuki Nakano, the fifth and last of the Nakano Quintuplets. In fact, the author has published illustrations on each of the anniversaries, although he completely forgot about the first one. Who will star in the sixth anniversary illustration?

On the other hand, Negi Haruba published the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha between August 2017 and February 2020, with a total of fourteen compilation volumes. The work inspired two anime seasons and a movie that ended the story. The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions and released in Winter-2019 (January-March), followed by a second season in Winter-2021 (January-March) and a movie in May 2022, both produced by Bibury Animation Studios.

Synopsis for Gotoubun no Hanayome

Fuutarou Uesugi is an excellent high school student, but he leads a difficult life. His aloof personality and lonely nature have left him friendless, and his father is in debt, forcing his family to struggle to survive. One day during lunch break, Uesugi argues with a transfer student who has claimed “her seat” from her, causing them both to dislike each other. That same day, he is presented with a golden opportunity to pay off his family’s debt: a private tutoring job for the daughter of a wealthy family, with a salary five times the market price. He accepts the proposal, but is horrified to discover that the client, Itsuki Nakano, is the girl he’s confronted earlier!

After unsuccessfully trying to get Itsuki’s approval, Uesugi discovers that his problems don’t end there: Itsuki is actually a quintuplet, so in addition to her, he must also be tutor to her sisters: Miku, Yotsuba, Nino, and Ichika. “That, despite the very real threat of failing, they want nothing to do with a tutor. However, his family’s livelihood is at stake, so Uesugi goes ahead, steadfast in his determination to rid the sisters of their hatred for studying and lead them successfully to graduation.

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(c) 春場ねぎ・講談社/映画「五等分の花嫁」製作委員会

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