Just as things were starting to get spicy between Ituski, Miku, Ichika, Nino, and Yotsuba with Futaro….the fans were left hanging with the finale in Gotoubun no Hanayome episode 12.
However, all that sulking of the fans has made the makers create a Season 2 of the Quintessential Quintuplets.
The second production of anime is decided! Thank you so much for your continued support! Thank you for your continued support for the “Five Equal Brides” for both the manga and the anime!English Translation, Twitter Translate
The manga has 14 tankobon completed volumes written by Negi Haruba. An anime adaptation first aired in 2019 produced by Tezuka Productions.
Now the adaptation of the next season is coming in January 2021.
1. Release Date
Season 2 was announced in a special event in May 2019. The mangaka of the series took to Twitter to show enthusiasm for the upcoming season.
It has been decided that a new season of the anime series will be produced! I think it will be a work full of the charms of the quintuplets that could not be delivered in just the first season, so please take care of it!English Translation, Twitter Translate
The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 will be releasing in January 2021. Kaori will be directing the season, and Bibury Animation Studio will produce the anime.
Originally the season was supposed to be released in October of this year but was delayed.
2. Cause of Delay
The season was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2020.
The anime ‘5-toubun no Hanayome’ will be broadcasted on TBS and other channels from October 2020! Please look forward to the broadcast.English Translation, Twitter Translate
But the anime’s premiere was delayed to January 2021 due to issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the influence of the new Coronavirus infection, we have decided to postpone the broadcast of ‘5-toubun no Hanayome’ to air in January 2021. I’d like to express my deepest apologies to those who are looking forward to the show.English Translation, Twitter Translate
The anime’s production committee asked fans for their continued support as they strive to produce excellent work while maintaining the safety of the staff and cast.
The fans are considerate of this notice and will willingly wait for four more months for the upcoming anime. But why?
3. Popularity of the Franchise
The manga has over 3 million copies in print so far. It was the 3rd best-selling manga after Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba in 2019.
It won the Best Shonen Award at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Award alongside To Your Eternity.
The show was praised as the ultimate complete version of a harem-bishoujo-romantic-comedy with high quality of illustrations.
For a harem rom-com to win the best shonen award is no easy feat. There is a reason why the viewers are diehard fans of this franchise.
I. Fan Response to Season 1
5-toubun no Hanayome is not a typical harem comedy. The story focuses a lot on the dynamics between the girls and the male lead.
Futaro, the tutor for the five girls, is not a spineless lead.
He is devoted and earnest, and with the aim to support his family, gives his best in trying to teach the girls.
It is easy to see the girls develop trust for him during their interactions rather than blaming the plot armor for ‘liking the Male Lead in a harem.’
Even the girls have varying personalities. With the same face, it could have been easy for the author to make them all ‘brainless blondes’ who fall for the same guy, but they were not.
The adaptation was so true to the manga that the fans forgot about the ‘pantie flashes’ it has and instead got engrossed in the plot development.
News of a Season 2 is like a lifeline for some, and the next events take the drama up a notch.
4. Expected Plot
The new season would adapt the fifth story arc of the manga, Futaro’s Flashback Arc. The arc tells the story of a young Futaro and a girl he met five years ago.
While Futaro was hospitalized, Itsuko was curious about why he studies so hard. So Futaro tells her a story about a girl he met five years ago.
Itsuko shows him a charm she owns similar to the one in his story, and he suspects that one of the Nakano girls is the one from his past.
I. Fans Expectations
The anime has been widely accepted for being heart-warming and charming. There is no degrading fan service, and the girls are fleshed out characters with history.
The ending of Season 1 was an anime original, and the studio had done a good job in adapting the manga chapter to chapter.
It was a special case to highlight the grand finale and bring the season to an end.
This also creates hype for the upcoming season. But, there is a mixed reaction among the fans.
Many are excited about the next events and can’t wait till January.
Others are on the fence of the news concerning the animation studio. Let’s discuss the animation now.
5. Anime Production
Let’s look into the technical details of this upcoming anime to check what influences the production of ‘The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2.’
I. About the Studio
Tezuka Productions produced season 1. Best known for Astro Boy, Black Jack, Samurai Warriors, and more, the studio has a history for creating sequels for the classics.
But they haven’t been making any more in recent years. With the news of an Astro Boy reboot, the project will likely keep the studio busy for a while.
The anime will be switching studios to Bibury Animation Studios.
The studio is comparatively new and has only produced Azur Lane and Grisaia: Phantom Trigger so far.
This is a huge risk for a successful franchise. With the history of the chaos in the production of Azur Lane, the fans are worried that the animation for the upcoming season would worsen.
But with the release of key visuals, some fans have kept hope that with enough time and proper scheduling, the studio will do a great job.
II. Animation Quality
The animation style of Bibury Animation Studios is good. Their action scenes and choreography could do with a bit more polishing.
The new character visuals and PV look good and sharper than the previous season, and the fans have noticed this.
Kaori is taking up the helm for Season 2 of 5-toubun no Hanayome.
Kaori directed the famous Endro, Miira no Kaikata, and also was an episode director for Code: Breaker, Gochuman wa Usagi Desu ka, and Shirobako.
IV. Theme Songs
For the first season, the five voice-actors of the Nakano Family performed the opening theme song ‘Quintuplet Feelings.’
While Aya Uchida, a singer and voice actress, performed the ending theme song ‘Sign.’ The ending and opening tracks have interesting lyrics.
The opening song is a perfect contrast with the voice acting presented during the show, and the characters’ voices go well with their personalities.
The anime’s sounds come at precise moments that fill up the scene and create a good rhythm for the episode.
We hope to get the same quality music for the next season, if not better.
However, fans think that the visuals have gotten better than the previous season, which is hard to achieve, with all the positive remarks the animation got.
6. New Key Visuals
The official site has uploaded just a teaser visual for the upcoming season. The characters would remain the same for the next arc.
The official site has released a trailer about the upcoming season.
The PV shows Fuutaro still struggling to tutor the sisters as they fail miserably on their tests as their focus is on the tutor rather than the much needed tuition.
We also get a sneak-peak of the song “Gotobun no Katachi” sung by the quintuplets.
Now let’s finally get into the details of the unofficial harem of Futaro.
I. Season 1
Academically gifted, high school student, Futaro Uesugi leads a difficult life.
His mother is dead, has no friends, and a cherry on top, his father incurred a huge debt.
An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.
Futaro is hired as a tutor for the five identical quintuplet sisters of the Nakano family.
They have varied personalities, abysmal grades, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in studying.
Throughout the series, Futaro diligently tries to convince the girls to trust him and improve their grades.
However, it is indicated in a flash-forward that he will marry one of them. However, her identity is not revealed until the near end of the story.
This anime is a story of Futaro, who begins to develop different relationships with the quintuplets.
9. Cast & Staff
The following are the cast and staff members Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2:
|Series Composition||Keiichiro Ochi|
|Character Design||Michinosuke Nakamura and Gagakuga|
|Character||Voice Actor||Famous Works|
|Yoshitsugu Matsuoka||Naruse Yukiya (Code Geass), Inosuke (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)|
|Ichika||Kana Hanazawa||Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi), Tsunemori Akane (Psycho-Pass)|
|Nino||Ayana Taketatsu||Toujou Koneko (High School DxD), Nakano Asuza (K-ON)|
|Miku||Miku Itou||Narumi (Re-Kan), Mariko (Million Doll)|
|Yotsuba||Ayane Sakura||Ran (BanG Dream), Uraraka Ochako (My Hero Academia)|
|Itsuki||Inori Minase||Chidori (Nobunaga no Shinobi), Noel (Sora no Method)|
10. About The Quintessential Quintuplets
Futaro, a high school student from a poor family, receives an appealing offer to work part-time as a tutor…but his students turn out to be girls from his class!
What’s more, they are beautiful quintuplets but happen to be problem students who have poor grades and hate studying!
His first assignment is to win all the sisters’ trust in this rom-com surrounding the five sisters of the Nakano Family.
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