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Quintessential Quintuplets Manga Volume 1 Review

Quintessential Quintuplets Manga Volume 1 Review

-Written by: Jocelyn

Introducing eight characters within the first chapter of a manga can be a little overwhelming, but story creator Negi Haruba did a fabulous job balancing each individual character and providing them with their own unique personalities in such a short amount of time. Growing up with an older sister, I can relate a lot to this series. It even brought back a few memories of my younger days when we were always troublesome together.

Back to the book, Futaro Uesugi is in a desperate situation with money as he looks to tutor a new transfer student for 5x the normal rate. He later finds out why it’s such good pay; the sisters, of course, don’t like to study. Instead, they would rather hang out with friends or avoid Futaro altogether. In this sense, it feels a little repetitive when a certain sister, Nino, continuously tries to kick him to the curb, so to speak. He learns he must first earn their trust in order to gain their respect, which proves to be no small feat.

The art is smooth and I love some of the expressions Negi uses when a character becomes embarrassed or emotional. The art isn’t too busy considering the number of characters and the extra short story near the end of the book was laugh out loud funny. Overall I really enjoyed reading this first volume of this series. If you enjoy other books such as The Royal Tutor, We Never Learn, or Chio’s School Road I would highly recommend this title to you. I’m eager and waiting to see if the new anime holds true to the manga.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Manga Volume 1

Futaro Uesugi is a second-year in high school, scraping to get by and pay off his family’s debt. The only thing he can do is study, so when Futaro receives a part-time job offer to tutor the five daughters of a wealthy businessman, he can’t pass it up. Little does he know, these five beautiful sisters are quintuplets, but the only thing they have in common…is that they’re all terrible at studying! At this rate, the sisters can’t graduate, and Futaro must think of a plan that suits each of them—which feels hopeless when five-out-of-five of these girls think he’s a loser!

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