There is five times the trouble in the Quintessential Quintuplets with five girls, the Nakano quintuplets, Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki are pushed to study and improve their poor academic performance through the employ of their private tutor Fuutaro Uesugi, an academically gifted guy in a difficult position in life offered a hefty amount to teach the quintuplets.
The Nakano family is, no question, rich, and to have five girls studying all at the same time is no easy feat. With the girls having no interest in studying at all, it becomes harder to push them to study well and get over being academically challenged. Still, the girls have different perspectives in life and would want to pursue other things, everything other than school works.
Education is no money can buy, the intellect of a person who studied and attended school is something parents would take pride in being able to send their children into a good school and see them flourish through their academics. The Nakano sisters, however, without their mother anymore, seem to have other things in mind.
The stepfather of the quintuplets, Maruo Nakano, decides to hire the son of his former classmate Isanari, Futaro, to be the private tutor of the girls, and while they got a hard time accepting him, Futaro's grit and tenacity to teach the girls succeeded slowly overtime.
Futaro keeps a photo in his student handbook of a girl he met in Kyoto when he was in the sixth grade. The girl has been his inspiration to study ever since. It was later revealed that the girl in the photo is one of the Nakano sisters and in a flashforward, Futaro ends up marrying one of them but her identity is yet to be revealed.
The Quintessential Quintuplets is based on the Japanese shōnen manga of the same name written and illustrated by Negi Haruba and published in the Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The manga series is also released in English under Kodansha USA.
The manga series recently concluded in February 2020 in Japan after its release of the 14th tankōbon volume. The last digital volume was released in August 2020. With the manga now complete, it is now up to the anime series to live up to the hype that the manga series has brought into the title of Quintessential Quintuplets.
An all-color version of the manga series was also released in Kodansha's online manga site MagaPoke (Magazine Pocket) after the manga series ended in February 2020. To date, 9 tankōbon volumes have already been published with the rest of the volumes still ongoing for release.
The manga series had been successful commercially and was hailed as the 5th best-selling manga in 2019 and 3rd in the first half of 2020. The Quintessential Quintuplets won the best manga award under the shōnen category during the 43rd Kodansha Manga Awards.
The Quintessential Quintuplets manga can be read either in print or in digital form. The print copies of the manga series are available at Barnes & Noble, and on Amazon. To date, no special releases have been printed which makes the collection of the printed manga easier than the others.
Online, the Quintessential Quintuplets manga is available on the Kodansha comics website, Amazon.com under Kindle and comiXology, and in Barnes & Noble NOOK. However, for the Barnes & Noble NOOK, volume 14 is yet to be available.
The Quintessential Quintuplets airs weekly on both Funimation and Crunchyroll every Friday at 1:28 AM JST/ 11:28 EST.