The main cast, the main staff, and a new key visual have been revealed for The Quintessential Quintuplets (known in Japan as Gotoubun no Hanayome), an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Negi Haruba about a young man who gets way more than he bargained for when he’s assigned to tutor 5 identical quintuplet sisters with very different personalities.
The main staff for The Quintessential Quintuplets includes:
- Original work: Gotoubun no Hanayome by Negi Haruba (serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine manga magazine)
- Director: Satoshi Kuwabara
- Series composition: Keiichirō Ōchi
- Character design: Minochisuke Nakamura, Miyabi Uta
- Prop design: Miki Ogino, Tetsuya Kawaishi
- Art director: Masami Saito
- Color design: Yumi Aburaya
- Director of photography: Kazumasa Someya (T2 Studio)
- Editor: Wataru Uchida (Conquest)
- Sound director: Takuya Hiramatsu
- Music: Natsumi Tabuchi, Hanae Nakamura, Miki Sakurai
- Animation Production: Tezuka Productions
The cast for The Quintessential Quintuplets includes:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Futaro Uesugi.
Kana Hanazawa as Ichika Nakano.
Ayana Taketatsu as Nino Nakano.
Miku Itō as Miku Nakano.
Ayane Sakura as Yotsuba Nakano.
And Inori Minase as Itsuki Nakano.
An English language version of The Quintessential Quintuplets manga is published by Kodansha Comics, who describe the story as follows:
One day, a poor high school second-year named Futaro Uesugi comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay. But his pupils are his classmates!! And they’re quintuplets!! A-and they’re all gorgeous girls, but they’re also troublemakers who hate to study and are on the verge of flunking out! And his first task is simply gaining the sisters’ trust?! Every day is a party! The curtain is rising on the Nakano quintuplets’ quirky romantic comedy with five times the cute!!
The Quintessential Quintuplets will broadcast on TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), BS-TBS, and Sun TV beginning in January of 2019.
Official The Quintessential Quintuplets TV anime Twitter feed (@5Hanayome_anime)
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