The Quintessential Quintuplets (Episodes 1-4)

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It seemed like the perfect opportunity, a tutoring job paying five times the normal rate, but Futaro’s life was about to get five times harder!

What’s it about?

Futaro is a hardworking student, dedicated to his studies, and completely broke. Most of his time is scheduled around his exams, but when an opportunity appears to tutor a student at five times the going rate he can’t say no.

Then, to his horror, he discovers that the student is the girl he had an unfortunate run-in with at lunch. Desperate to make amends and keep the job, he tries to apologize to her, but her friends keep getting in the way. Only, they’re not her friends, they’re her sisters and he’s going to be tutoring all five of them!

What were your first impressions?

I’ll admit, I had no idea what I was getting in for with this one, but I am so glad that I dived in. This series is hilarious. It’s awkward comedy at it’s finest and with characters, you can relate to. Well, at least I find myself relating to Futaro… doesn’t everyone calculate the most food per cost when ordering at a restaurant?

The Quintessential Quintuplets Futaro Itsuki

Who was your favourite character so far?

I didn’t think it would be the case when there are five attractive, if not a little demanding, girls, but Futaro is my favourite character so far. He reminds me a little of Sheldon from the Big Bang, but not quite as awkward. He’s already had one of my favourite lines.

It occurred as he was trying to get all of the girls down to the lounge to study. He was in the doorway to Ichika’s room as Yotsuba tries to find Ichika some clothes so she can get out of bed. Yotsuba discovers a lacey nightie and asks Futaro if she would look good in it. Futaro, already exasperated, says “I don’t care if you wear a trash bag, as long as you come downstairs.”

Who do you want to see more of?

We’ve had episodes focused on Itsuki, Miku, and Nino while Futaro is involved in all of them as the lead. So, naturally we need to see a little more of Ichika and Yotsuba, but I’m sure it’ll come. Honestly, at this stage, I’m just really enjoying it and having a good laugh at poor Futaro, especially after he got paid for his first two days work and his little sister turned to the photo of their late mother and said, “See, he’s not completely useless.”

The Quintessential Quintuplets Futaro Itsuki

Are you going to continue watching?

Yes, after these four episodes, I’m sold. I didn’t think I would be beforehand, but the comedy has really grabbed my attention. Then, finding a kindred spirit in Futaro helps too. I get the feeling things are going to get much worse for him before they get better. Let me just grab my popcorn!

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2 thoughts on “The Quintessential Quintuplets (Episodes 1-4)”

    1. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. If all the episodes had been available I wouldn’t have stopped.

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