I'll keep this short and simple (if possible). 5-toubun no Hanayome/Gotoubun no Hanayome/The Five Wedded Brides is a very sweet, romantic story thus far about the main protag, Uesugi, and quintuplet sisters who need tutoring in school to pass. Right at the beginning we find out that Uesugi marries one of the 5 sisters, but we don't know who yet which makes it so mysterious and interesting.
The story so far is great! The pacing is perfect in my opinion, and there isn't any filler (so far) to halt the progression of the story/plot. We find out many things about Uesugi and each sister,
and how different they are from one another. We learn how the sisters (somewhat) feel towards Uesugi and what they think of being tutored. (P.s. I love the sisters and seeing them work together at times is cute and amazing!)
I'm really enjoying this series and I really REALLY hope he ends up with Miku! But no matter who Uesugi chooses, I just want an amazing story! I'd recommend giving this a try to see if YOU will enjoy reading it, as not everyone will.
If you are interested in how sisters compete against each other knowingly or unknowingly for the love of the protagonist, Fuutarou, then this manga is definitely for you.
As a manga in the category for Harem, it is rare to find a manga that DOESN'T FOCUS on a ton of ECCHI moments (such as constantly showing naked girls or girl undies). If you are trying to find pure love development without wasting time on ecchi moments, this is truly the right manga for you.
What I appreciate the most about this manga is that the Mangaka is able to
draw the conclusion in the beginning while baffled with which girl of the quintuplets will be the ultimate bride. Through chapters and chapters, each quintuplet is given a fair chance to compete and continues to trick the readers into thinking "maybe she is THE BRIDE?". While doing so, the transitions are so smooth and won't make the readers feel repetitive or feel that the story is stagnant.
Huge 10. In order to draw and help distinguish the difference between the quintuplets, it requires a ton of mastery in drawing out the details of the characters. For me, I have no difficulty in telling the difference of those quintuplets (except the bride!!!!!! ;(, why does Haruba san have to make it so hard for the readers!!). Even when quintuplets switch minor things, such as hair ornaments, with each other, the Mangaka was able to draw their faces so well to the point that I also have no difficulty of getting confused.
Emotions and expressions are drawn to the point that some scenes literally melted my heart. 1010101010101010
The backgrounds are also on point
The Mangaka definitely put in a huge effort into creating the distinct personality of the characters. Even if the quintuplets look alike, their difference in personalities never seizes to amaze me as to how they flow from chapter to another chapter. Their actions, purpose, and motivation are so clear to the point the I feel like they are real.
When I first know this manga, it was updated to chapter 56. I have no problem binge read those chapters in the early morning from 7:30 am to lunch time. Then, whenever the manga is being updated, I naturally just click to read. <3
A masterpiece of harem manga. I was so happy that this manga was announced to have an anime for itself in 2019. Congratulation because it is truly well deserved. No wasted time for side stories and each chapter has the meaning and purpose of the upcoming chapters.
I am grateful to have the chance to read this manga.
*(Still am after following this manga for a year)
Rewriting the wheel. In a world where harem has been dogged, overdone and rehashed, 5-toubun no Hanayome is the revival of the harem genre. The story focuses on the protagonist (Uesegi) having to help quintuplet sisters graduate high school. While the premise of the story may not be original (hint hint "We Never Study), it wins in a place so many harems fail: pacing/plot and excessive fan service.
Due to the complexity of love stories, authors constantly dig themselves into a hole and introduce filler arcs, fan service or new girls to slow the story down. These speed bumps lead to a clunky, inconsistent story
that just isn't believable. In this manga, however, there are no problems. We learn about the characters without being distracted by constant fan service (clothing malfunctions). Thanks to this the story moves forward in a consistent, believable fashion with progress such a hand holding coming in 5 chapters instead of 50.
Overall, I feel like this manga is a huge upgrade from Nisekoi and harems others. If you want a story that possess good romance and pacing, this is what you're looking for! Enjoy!
5-toubun no Hanayome has an interesting premise for a harem by having not two nor three sisters, but five sisters as part of the harem. And to top it all off, they are quintuplets. They are each given a personality quirk and an appearance quirk in order for them to stand out. Our male protagonist is a standard, book-smart and uptight guy who has been hired to be a tutor to the sisters. As it turns out, the sisters are really bad when it comes to studying and are reluctant to have him as a tutor. But the guy has to stick to this job
because he is poor and has to think about his family. Thus the misadventures begin.
And while this premise seems interesting enough to create a decent enough length for a serialized manga, it falls short in establishing decent enough character arcs to drag it to that length, a problem that is generally faced when trying to establish multiple main characters. This is a problem that first time authors often face, especially when trying to force complexity where it isn't needed.
Over time, the sisters' personalities don't stand out too well, essentially resulting in simple and similar character arcs for all of them. The male protagonist, however, has much better faring in this regard. His uptight nature is brought to check under the unruliness of the sisters, who all are in love with him somehow.
There's not much to comment on the story itself, since there isn't much to it and it doesn't stray too far off of what you'd expect from a harem where characters are at least aware of being in a harem. This could lead to better story-telling eventually, and has been observed in simpler harem manga (like Ichigo 100%, for example), but this would really depend on whether the writer chooses to stray away from the self-contained and rather uninteresting path that the story is currently at.
The best part about the manga, however, is the art, which is crisp and while not too original, is good enough to create distinguishable characters for the most part. It is observably better than the art of Rengoku no Karma, a manga which was drawn by the same author.
All in all, what starts as an interesting premise for a harem romance, quickly mellows down into a more generic and uninteresting one. It is certainly not one of the better harem stories I've come across, or rather I should say, it's a bit late at arriving since it doesn't really do anything spectacularly different aside from having quintuplet harem members. But, needless to say, it has potential if the author could add better complexity to the character arcs and manage multiple main characters in a single story, which is its biggest flaw. Whether it happens or not, only time will tell.
The story is sweet and satisfying to read. Really pleasant to see how the girls changes their attitudes over time as they spend more time with the mc. Also great to see how the mc changes his attitude towards them despise how difficult they are to handle.
The story is about a guy with a stupidly good grades who ends up becoming the tutor of five hopeless quintuplets sisters that are failing their current courses. Despite having the thought of giving them up, as well as facing many unreasonable challenges from their father, he still manages to get them a
passing grade at the end. Along the way, some of the girls have developed romantic feelings towards mc.
The story is not really that special, but it don't need to be. A simple, sweet story often leads to the greatest satisfaction. Also I REALLY APPRECIATE the lack of, or I should say, dialed down amount of ecchi scenes in the manga.This is really surprising when I see the harem tah. Instead those scenes are replaced with more character development and cute/ship scene of the girls. HONESTLY HOW HARD CAN THIS BE.
The only problem I have with this manga is Why the mc is unable to tell them apart on multiple occasions? CAN YOU NOT TELL THEM APART BY THEIR HAIR COLOR??????? Unless he is colorblind (in that case press F to pay respect) there is no way he cannot.
Edit: Turns out they have pretty similar color in the manga but they are pretty different in the cover art/anime.
Still, one of the few manga I doubt whether I should picked up and turns out to be good. To summarize - "A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one."
If you're familiar with the latest trends in animanga, it's impossible not having heard of Gotoubun no Hanayome. With the anime adaptation that was recently brought to us, it went on everyone's radar and quickly became a fever, touted as one of the greatest romance manga in a while. How much truth does this reputation hold, though?
First things first, if you're thinking about reading Gotoubun no Hanayome, be sure to know what you're getting yourself into: it IS a school setting romance/harem about five quintuplets falling in love with their classmate and tutor. That's where it lies its greatest flaw to me. Firstly, as you
can imagine, plot isn't its strongest suit. And secondly, the twist of them being quintuplets might be clever and refreshing to some, but it was a hard pill to swallow for me; the idea of five quintuplet sisters ALL falling in love with the same guy feels even more forced than your standard harem, where the girls are usually not related. I know, I know, the premise behind the harem genre is unrealistic in the first place. But in this case, where the manga seems to be clearly striving for some realism and depth with the characterization rather than being a self-insert fantasy, it's nearly agonizing to accept it.
But getting this out of the way, assuming it won't be a issue to most, it's hard to deny that Gotoubun is doing everything that popular modern school romcoms try to do MUCH better than all of them. When you compare it to other well-known titles like Oregairu, Masamune-kun and Nisekoi, hell, it makes them look pathetic. It achieves this mostly due to three huge driving forces: the characters (particularly Fuutarou), the engaging mystery behind the childhood sister and the bride, and the constant subversion of tropes.
First off I will address the mystery. In romance stories, you always need some type of plot gimmick to make up for the lack of "juicyness" that drives things foward. Gotoubun achieves it through the cleverly placed components of 1) The bride and 2) The childhood friend. The bride is placed at the beginning of the story and then through occasional flashback sequences; she is marrying Fuutarou and she is one of the girls, but we have no idea which, because they all have the same face. The childhood friend is one of the sisters who met Fuutarou in a shrine when they were kids, and again, we have no idea which, since when they were kids they didn't have anything to help telling them apart. These are both elements that could fall apart really easily, but Negi Haruba handles them with grace. He keeps you guessing and even overthinking interactions, placing clues and red herrings everywhere in a way that any of the girls could be either of these figures. The clues never tip too heavily to one side of the other, letting you form your own opinion and root for all of them. When a reveal finally comes, it comes with a tint of satisfaction, because it is never something that wasn't thoroughly foreshadowed and earned. They are not cheap twists.
The characters are in a league of their own. My main problem with romance manga is usually with the characters; I often find them to be annoying, unreasonable, cookie-cutter or plain unlikeable. But here there is no such thing. Each of the quintuplets has a distinct personality and character arc revolving their personal thoughts and insecurities, related to Fuutarou or not. A lot of them come from the lack of steady parental figures in their lives: losing their mother early and having a neglectful father causes them to cope with the situation in different ways. For Nino, it's being aggressive and wary towards strangers invading her family space. For Itsuki, it's attempting to fill the shoes of their mother in the family, but never seeming to manage it. For Ichika, it's taking upon herself the role of a big sister and provider, supressing her own feelings and desires. None of them are lacking in depth and likeability factor; regardless of who your favorite girl is, it's easy to sympathize with them all.
And if the sisters are a pleasant treat in a genre plagued with stereotyped characterization, Fuutarou is a feast. He goes against the annoying trend of "broody, cynical protagonist with no friends", and doesn't fall victim of tired tropes like "pervert" or "plain" - unlike in all of these cases, it's completely believable that someone would fall in love with him. He is dilligent and study-obsessed, but far from a boring person, with lots of instances of clever dialogue and reasonable actions. And at that, he also undergoes an interesting change when his somewhat strict worldview is challenged by letting the wilder, troublesome sisters in. Another good point is that he creates believable bonds with all of the girls - each of them has time to be around him and get to know him, and likewise he learns new things about them all the time, deepening his relationship with them.
Which brings me to my next and last point of greatness: Gotoubun plays against certain tropes that are unbearable. I thought otherwise at first, but it wrecks the notion that the girls have to hate each other if they like the same guy - something unfortunately very commonly depicted. Every time it seems like they are about to tear each other apart in a web of catfights, their sisterly bond is put first. The most recent chapters were the most pleasant surprise I've had recently, as it completely subverted something that had been bothering immensely regarding one of the girls going "desperate" to "one up her competition". One could even go as far as say that this manga is about their relationship with each other first, and with Fuutarou second.
With all of this considered, Gotoubun is not free of flaw. As thoughtful as the character arcs are, the chapters can become repetitive and frustrating to read; 86 chapters in and Fuutarou doesn't seem even slightly romantically interested in any of the girls, which makes the "sisters' war" drag on to the point of frustration. There's only so much dialogue about love rivalry, including the ever known phrases "I won't lose to you too" or "I am not giving him away to you", you can take before rolling your eyes. The subversion points are always a relief, but until you get there, the chapters can become a little bloated and drag on.
It's also slightly disheartening that the minor characters are all sidetracked. Haruba himself said that making the supporting cast's relevance minimal was a choice that he deliberately made, as the focus of the story is Fuutarou and the sisters. While this proves itself to be clever in some occasions, it also opens up a couple of holes: as I already mentioned, seeing nothing but the six of them all the time can become tiresome. It also begs the question, do these girls have no friends? People they confide into except for each other? Former crushes or lovers? We are told that Nino is popular and has many friends, but only see two of her friends in one instance and never again. We know Yotsuba compulsively helps people out and has many contacts, but we only ever occasionally see her mingle with the track club. Fuutarou's little sister, Raiha, gets a little more panel time - but her wasted potential as a character, especially considering how much of Fuutarou's motivation and love revolves around her, is disappointing. If Gotoubun did a better job balancing things out and not repeating itself, falling into the same traps repeatedly, it'd be far more interesting to read.
I'll only mention this in passing, since one look at it can already tell you, but the art is superb. The quintuplets have endearing character designs, each with different hairstyles and color schemes that fit their personalities perfectly. The author is also particularly great at drawing expressions. My only complaint is that Fuutarou does look like a plain Joe. Considering that he is a complete and likeable character, he deserved to look better than the average black haired, tired-looking harem protagonist.
With all things considered, and regardless of anyone's personal feelings about it, you can't deny that Gotoubun no Hanayome is a fun phenomenon to be a part of. It's been a long time since I've willingly partook in talking about and following a romcom regularly. Negi Haruba has managed to create a story that keeps you cheering and wondering, as frustrating as it can be sometimes. And this is why, even if not perfect, it's so highly regarded.
*VERY MINOR SPOILERS*
(the "spoilers" mentioned are all basic things we learn very, very early on in the manga)
I'm writing this review after watching the anime adaption, as I genuinely loved the anime and wanted to continue the story after. It was very unusual for me as I generally don't read mangas, but the anime was so great I had high expectations for the manga. And let me say - it totally lived up to those expectations.
For those who haven't read the manga OR watched the anime, I'll give a brief overview (I wrote a review on the anime as well, although to be honest
my ideas were a bit jumbled).
Basically, the story revolves around our main character Fuutarou, the number 1 ranking student in the grade and a pretty uptight personality. This isn't to say he doesn't care, because as we go through the story we learn more about the type of person he is; how he genuinely does care about others - he just doesn't give a damn what other people's perceptions of him are. Fuutarou is an incredibly fun and reliable MC to follow, he isn't the standard weak, useless, crying MC in a harem. He takes charge and steps up when it matters most. Even though he is a great MC to follow, he still has to suffer in poverty with his father and little sister. And to make money for his poor living conditions, Fuutarou takes up a tutoring offer from a wealthy man, asking to teach his five daughters who are failures when it comes to school. And as we all know from the title, these are the main girls.
The five daughters are all quintuplets, which includes the fact they look extremely similar. This is one of the reasons I gave the art a 10/10, because they look similar but are still distinguishable to the reader/viewer. Of course, these similarities lead to a lot of antics revolving around them pretending to be one another in certain situations, which is entertaining but also interesting for character development. More on the sisters, each one has their own unique personality. While the personalities are all based off of common tropes (tsundere, kuudere, etc) the characters are fleshed out extremely well, and aren't just walking ecchi girls.
In fact, there is very little ecchi to straight up none at all which is another fantastic thing about this manga. It looks more at an ACTUAL scenario (even if unrealistic of course) of five sisters slowly but surely falling for the main character, and their interactions with one another as they realize their changing emotions. The girls don't fall for him all in the first chapter and then turns into an ecchi fanservice, the story is very well put together and gives great progression of not only the girls' (and even Fuutarou's) character, but also their emotions for one another in terms of the sisterhood bond, another big theme in this manga.
Talking about story quick, I'd like to point out how great the pacing is. No one arc takes way too long, but also has enough time to make considerable development in the characters and the progression of the story. There is no filler, and every chapter felt like we learned something new about one of the girls or Fuutarou, learned about what potential problems will happen between the group, and gives lots of emotions mixed throughout.
For the most part, that covers what I wanted to review about the manga without giving any sort of spoilers. When I first watched the anime literally less than a week ago, I came in with low expectations and ready to enjoy another "trashy" fanservice anime. But I was genuinely glad to see how this show and manga took a different spin on the harem tag. Especially how easily the author could have made it a fanserivce, ecchi anime, the story's direction has a huge focus on each character on an individual and their relationships between one another. Picture it like a spider web, with each character having a string attached to the other five people in the main group (5 girls + Fuutarou = 6). And as the manga progresses, each one of those individual strings gets stronger as we learn more. It also has a big emphasis on the sisterhood between them, Fuutarou aside, which is another fantastic thing - they don't just oogle over our MC the entire time.
I wrote a lot, so I'll end it here. I gave this a 10/10, it truly is a fantastic series for what it is presented as - a romance, harem comedy with some drama mixed in. A lot of emotional moments from happy to nervous, and I had multiple periods of being anxious as to what would happen next. I highly recommend reading this, or even watching the anime which ends off on chapter 32/33 of the manga. I hope you all give this manga a shot, and thank you for reading. Hopefully my writing wasn't too fumbled with ideas scattered around. Thanks!
Better than Bokuben in terms of tutor-student relationship and study together. One of the best Harem I've ever read.
I rarely read shounen harem because most of them have boring plots, many dull fanservices with weak execution, there is nothing else except for fun. I'm a bit subjective in this matter, even though I'm a girl I don't like reverse-harem too. But don't worry, I'm here to give what makes this series worth reading from many harems out there. As subjective as possible without expressing hatred.
5-toubun no Hanayome presents a unique concept, this is the key why this series is very exciting to follow. Even though
the author gives many 'past cuts' and signals 'what will happen in the future', it still makes the reader hope and curious. It might be predictable, but it's uncertain because of the identical resemblance, whether any changes can occur with many events that have passed from spending time together.
The fanservices aren't disgusting at all. It didn't happen frequently to make random jokes. The issues raised are also quite sensitive, there are changes to the twins' process, starting from the little things they really want, do and dream about. But that doesn't mean that this series is completely different, the twins also open in a certain period even though the process is not instant.
I like the approach to getting to know each other's characters, I'm quite observant and sensitive, but none of them makes me upset with their behavior. They are surprisingly normal. And if there are conflicts between them, they try to solve it. The concept of twins is good rather than hostile to one another, no matter how different their personalities are, unity is the most important. There is a warm impression that is fun to see.
So far I have chosen Itsuki, she is stubborn (tsundere type), but she is one of the most rational thinking and mature after Ichika. Then there is Yotsuba, she is sweet, her jovial personality is always interesting to see.
And the last thing, most harems usually get their share to get a certain moment, but this is not, is quite one-sided. Also don't forget to mention about the stunning 2-page panel, it's really great.
The harem genre can be quite complicated and hard to follow through with, especially when you have so many potential love interest but one male character. It can become challenging to develop every one of them and make it a satisfying experience in the process. All the while, you have this steady pace without it feeling lackluster or off by other means. Many harems, anime or manga alike, have issues writing a well-written character that feels both alive and quirky but is different from rest of the cast.
This is where Go-Toubun no Hanayome comes in. Which managed to draw out the potential in every character
but make it carry an emotional weight, and making them all likable and enjoyable, all at the same time. The author, Negi, knows how to write a good harem and work out the issue which stems from this genre and having a massive cast of love interest.
We have five sisters, or rather, quintuplets which the story focuses on. The fact that they are siblings, meaning they live together, should make the harem aspect even harder to tackle. At least, according to myself. It's not like you will meet next love interest in the next few chapters since everyone is revealed from the very beginning. The first impression is significant. In which case, the author does an impeccable job to capture the reader's attention and attract you toward those adorable and precious quintuplets. All with their flaws and their own unique charm point you will figure out as the story move forward.
The plot revolves around the quintuplets and our main character, Uesugi Fuutarou.
To begin with, it's about the sister who is nothing bout troublemakers and is close to flunking out, because they can't study. Our unlucky or more accurately lucky main is to be their tutor, to make sure they don't fail the class. He is the top of the class, so this should be easy? Well, think again.
He made a terrible impression on one of the sisters and have to now gain her, and everyone else trusts and forms a bond with each of them. It will not be a walk in the park, I can guarantee you that much.
If you have seen any harem, it's normal for every girl to suddenly love the main character from the beginning, for no substantial reason but the fact he is the main. This is not the case for this harem; it's not that easy here. At first, he will need to make them open up to him, and then they have to grow a bond, and that's when the romance can begin form, slowly but surely, haste makes waste, which is abundantly clear from every other harem, after all. This author takes his time, giving us a good character background for every sister and building it from there. Everyone gets a good amount of development, and you won't like them just because they are gorgeous, although, it would be wrong to deny, that takes apart in it.
As you start to see their flaws, the good and bad, you will inevitably begin to ship the main with one of those girls. However, in your mind, you will realize that all of them is quality and none feels wasted. So, you won't help but think that only a harem route can satisfy yourself. Which I can say for sure, is right for me. I can't see a story where even one of the sister get a sad end and fully accept it. The harem route is the only right option for this manga, and that's clear as day when you read it.
Moreover, every bit of character development the sister goes through is shown in great detail. If you compare them to their start counterpart to now, you will see a clear difference between them. I saw myself, going from disliking to loving a character, and while it took time and effort. It was all worth it to witness her and the rest of them's story bear fruit.
No problem with the art, it's beautiful and compliments the overall atmosphere this manga gives off. The expression the author draws for the character makes them feel so alive, and it can tell its own story by just that. It feels wholly unique and different, I don't know how to explain it, but that's how I think about it.
I've already said my fair share about the characters, but to give a slight background to each of them and give you a better understanding of who they are, I will write out how I see them at first glance.
For starters, Ichika has this older sister vibe to herself and feels the most mature of them all. Nino's role is the cook in the family, she is also very protective of her family and loves them a lot which causes many issues in the future. Miku at first she gives you this vibe of calm beauty and confident but she is entirely different than her personality suggested. As for Yotsuba, she is the loving and caring, energetic girls who have too much energy and should share some of that with the rest of us. Lastly, there is Itsuki who loves her food too much, she is also very serious and could be considered stubborn in some instances.
All in all, this description does not constitute justice for their character, it's only to give readers an idea of what kind of attitude they can expect. However, I left out lots of details and didn't dive too deep into spoilers, it's better if you figure the rest out for yourself, once you decide to read the manga. They are all likable and exciting, I don't think any of them are a waste and just missing one of them would make the whole story feel different.
Lastly, the main male, Uesugi while feeling like any other main character which is typical for any harem, he's not that. He is quite complicated, and his personality is amusing. His interactions with the sisters are always funny and quirky, so they never get boring in the long run. To put it very simply, he is the kind of character that says what's on his mind and is not shy or awkward around the girls so definitely not your average main character, for sure. He is dense, like any other male lead in a harem, but it feels entirely different from other protagonists in the same genre.
Quite honestly, for myself, I have no issues with the direction or writing for this manga. If I had to point some few things out, then the pacing, well this only applies to me unless someone else feels the same. In any case, I wouldn't mind if the pacing was slightly slower and we get more arcs that follow through with another chapter. Instead of starting from something else. This is not a big issue for me; just a tiny nitpick so I can write down something in this section.
However, if you were to watch the anime, then you would fail to see all the good about this piece of fiction. The anime, to put it bluntly, does not do justice to the manga, the source. You won't get the full picture if you watch the anime, just a glimpse of it. While, on another hand, if you are a fellow reader watching the anime as a form of seeing your favorite character brought to life or other bonus the anime brings. Then, it's not bad at all. However, as a means to judge this overall series, I would say the anime opinion is not reliable enough, and every viewpoint should be formed when the manga is in focus instead. That's why I highly recommend the manga over anime.
If you like the harem genre, but have gone tired of the same old and want something different and fresh. Then this is for you, but not only that, it's a pretty good romance manga to boot and has a great cast of character that is both entertaining and very likable. Moreover, the main character compared to other harem is both quirky and alive, so you might witness something new with this male lead in the main role, and being the lucky one to have his story be told where those quintuplets are the focus and his bond, even the love life will be around them. Will he manage to capture the quints affection for himself? Will his love blossom in the form of a harem or as a couple? Find this and much more as you dive this impeccable harem manga.
TL;DR - The nice thing about this manga is that there are five girls and therefore five teams of shippers who are constantly arguing with each other over who is the best one.
Personally, I'm on team Miku, but let's just get started.
5-tobun no Hanayome, or as I'll call it, The Quintessential Quintuplets, is basically your run-of-the-mill harem manga.
The premise is that there are quintuplet sisters who are all academic underachievers, and they need tutoring. Coincidentally, the only decent tutor in the entire district is a high school boy in their grade.
Enter the protagonist: Fuutarou is your average poor boy mc with an adorable
little sister and no mother present in the story. Similarly, the girls also only have a father, who is busy becoming even richer than he already is. Because why not.
Fuutarou kind of takes on the role of a guide as he slowly gets to know the quintuplets, who all grow from hating him to liking him. He really isn't ready when he receives his first confession, and realizes that his relationship with the girls is going to change.
Well, that was pretty obvious since the beginning, because it literally shows him marrying one of the sisters. The constant flash forwards to this scene were a little annoying, but everything else was okay.
The Quintessential Quintuplets is a nice, peaceful harem that most people will be able to enjoy without cringing at fanservice or weakly grinning at the dull attempts at humor. In fact, the series is pretty clean and actually kind of funny.
I don't really have any major problems with this manga, because everything is on the same level: pretty good. It's not a brilliant manga, but it's not terrible, either. As of late, the author seems to be running out of things to pull out of his butt, and I'm honestly not that hyped for it anymore.
The art is consistent, nice, and expresses the characters well. Sometimes I wish there was color, because it gets really hard to tell the sisters apart. It's no problem in the anime, but that brings up even more questions because there's literally an entire arc about Fuutarou trying to learn which sister is which.
I'm literally fine with anything that doesn't look like the artist drew the entire thing while blindfolded, on drugs, and in a shaking car with his nondominant foot. Art isn't an issue in this manga.
Fuutarou is literally selected from one of a few shoujo manga main character templates and pasted into one guy. However, he is a bit of a dense asshole, which makes this manga somewhat entertaining. Unfortunately, as of now, he's just about the only guy who gets more than five panels of screentime (unless you count his "cool blond cousin.")
Each of the sisters also has a defining trait that can be summed up in a few words, and each girl appeals to a certain audience. I won't spoil which ones are which because they get pretty obvious in the first few chapters.
The reason I gave this a meager 6/10 is because I expected more from it. While most aspects of this manga are around the same level, the characters are definitely on the weaker side. But with so many cliches in shoujo manga, I'm just thankful that Fuutarou isn't their second cousin twice removed or something.
This manga has yet to pull any plot devices from their asscrack to support the story, mostly because there isn't much to support. Nonetheless, I found myself enjoying The Quintessential Quintuplets, and I'm pretty hyped to see how the anime deals with things in the future.
I would recommend this for anyone looking for a nice, smooth introduction to harem manga and any shoujo fans looking for an decent ongoing manga to follow.
Here's a warning: If you don't like the first few episodes, the rest of the story is going to bore you to death. Because if you are the average shounen fan who needs a fight scene every four chapters to keep you invested, there is literally nothing resembling a linear plot after Fuutarou meets the girls. It's literally just a series of adventures that lead Fuutarou to get closer to the girls.
Then there's the other girl from his childhood that might be one of the sisters? I honestly thought this was the most cliche thing that could have ever been put into the story and I almost dropped it after reading the episodes about it.
Again, trying not to spoil anything, so I won't discuss it in detail. But the way it was introduced was stupid, and the entire interaction between our two characters was just so bland.
But I'm pretty glad that I stayed and I'm enjoying the manga overall.
Go-toubun no Hanayome é aquele anime que eu uso para descontraír e também me tirar dos momentos tristes. É um romance perfeito para as pessoas que querem se divertir desvendando o mistério de "qual garota ele vai ficar no final?", além das personagens terem um ótimo desenvolvimento em relação as suas respectivas personalidades. Chegando á um ponto onde até a Nino, uma personagem que já foi muito odiada, hoje em dia, para as pessoas que acompanham o mangá, virou uma garota boa, graças ao excelente desenvolvimento que ela teve no último arco.
Destaco também a excelencia do autor ao nos mostrar
uma forma inovadora de nos mostrar que o protagonista não precisa ser o fodão que é gentil e só por causa disso atraí as garotas, vai muito além, o protagonista é o total oposto das garotas e o oposto do que seria esse esteriótipo de protagonista fodão, ele é aquele cara mau-humorado que só gosta de estudar e tirar boas nota, além de ser anti-social. E isso se encaixa perfeitamente, afinal, o ditado diz: "Os opostos se atraem".
E vou elogiar também as personalidades de cada uma das personagens, afinal, cada uma delas tem sua personalidade distinta, estilo, gosto, e talento para uma área diferente, mas mesmo assim o autor com esses recursos consegue trabalhar de uma maneira boa e se encaixa muito bem. Uma garota completando a outra, o protagonista também completa elas, porque cada uma delas tem uma coisa em comum, todas são péssimas nos estudos, aí quem aparece? Um cara que só tira notas perfeitas.
Apesar de algumas coisas que eu não gosto, eu acho uma obra muito divertida e legal de se ver, principalmente quando você quer levantar um ânimo e ver algo para te fazer sorrir. Gotoubun no Hanayome também é aquele anime para se resolver o mistério, mesmo que muita gente diga, como você fez já que seu palpite é a Itsuki, diz logo de cara que é a garota tal, aí o autor joga provas dizendo o contrário de que é essa garota, então você fica confuso, mesmo antes sendo óbivio, o autor ainda consegue atiçar sua cabeça com mais mistérios e te manter na obra te deixando ainda mais curioso do que você estava antes.
Agora vou falar dos personagens individualmente e dizer o que acho de cada um deles:
Uesugi Fuutarou: Eu acho ele um bom protagonista, apesar desse perfil de anti-social e mau-humarado ele me atraiu por ser várias coisas contra esse esteriótipo de protagonista fodão, tem que ser aquele cara que é bom em tudo e por isso atraír a atenção delas por isso. Quando na verdade ele é o total oposto disso, a única coisa que ele é bom é em estudar, mais nada, ele perde nos esportes até pra Miku, ele também é muito sincero quanto as coisas a sua volta, e sua característica fria atraiu elas, porque isso fez as quíntuplas mudarem. É assim que se consegue mudar uma pessoa, sendo sincero com ela, não sendo só gentil e sensível, o autor foi muito bom ao fazer isso.
Ichika Nakano: Ela é aquele personagem mau compreendido, apesar dela ser considerada a Onee-san sexy ela tem seus motivos, ela adora provocar Fuutarou por causa da reação dele, e ainda assim ela age como uma irmã mais velha decente, sendo super protetora e sabendo tudo sobre suas irmãs mais novas. Fora o fato dela cuidar da casa e das brigas, sendo a irmã mais sensata entre elas, mas mesmo assim quando você olhar mais para frente, vai ver que ela vai mudando de personalidade também graças ao Fuutarou... não vou falar mais que isso porque seria spoiler, vamo pro próximo.
Nino Nakano: É uma personagem que logo de início eu não gostei, porque se tratava da Ojou-sama mandona que só quer ferrar o protagonista, mas isso se justifica logo depois se descobre que ela faz isso apenas pela proteção de suas irmãs, e na concepção dela seria desastroso trazer um garoto para a casa delas. Mas inesperadamente, ela é a primeira garota a... se quiser saber, vai ler o mangá.
Miku Nakano: Acho que pelo fato de ela ser timida e reservada leva as pessoas a gostarem mais dela, o que é meu caso também. Eu sinceramente, também gosto dela como pessoa, já que seu arquetipo de personagem é meio que "quebrado" nessa obram, porque geralmente personagens como ela são mais do tipo psicopatas a Yandere. Mas não, ela é só uma garota tímida qualquer que tem alguns gostos peculiares se comparada a garotas de sua idade, o que já me conformo.
Yotsuba Nakano: Uma personagem "boba" que é usada na maioria das vezes como alivio cômico, mas, como ela ainda é um ser humano, ela tem seus momentos de raiva, suas incertezas e suas próprias paixões. Tanto que, não irei entrar muito no mérito, mas ela tem sido bastante desenvolvida no mangá, tanto que vimos um lado totalmente diferente dela, por trás daquela garota tão alegre, existe alguém com tristeza que não consegue se manifestar, alguém com paixão que não consegue confessar seus sentimentos, o que a leva a onde está.
Itsuki Nakano: É uma personagem parte "Tsundere" que, em alguns momentos se mostra bem "companheira" do protagonista. Apesar de que ela é retratada como a garota principal, o autor não se prende só a ela, mas vamos só falar dela por enquanto. Ela também é garota, em particular, que tem suas próprias preocupações, afinal desde que perdeu sua mãe, mesmo sendo a irmã caçula, ela tenta assumir esse papel de mãe, e isso tudo para não haver essa "desconstrução" da família que ela não quer de jeito nenhum, isso é uma acompanhamento para o amadurecimento da personagem. Eu acho que ela tem muito a se desenvolver ainda, mas ainda assim, gosto de como ela é, e o que pretende ser, afinal, vemos aqui uma garota que só quer o melhor para sí e para seus entes queridos.
5-toubun no Hanayome was a great manga, full of enjoyment. From the beginning the anime already give us the bride, but we dont know who she is (bride's hair color can be different from the anime and manga). So this manga also give us a mystery who is the bride. Overall is good. And the harem is quite unique too.
The manga still ongoing, so its really great.
Miku and the other sisters get many development character from the beginning until now.
I'm really enjoying this anime and I really hope fuutaro ends up with Miku or at least fuutaro choose nino.
The quality of the anime might be eh but it has a good story and it has a good graphic on certain seen when it want to express something.The manga is very good and the visual is also good as well.It is very enjoyable to read the manga and watch the anime due to the story line and the graphic. Every character in the anime or in the manga suits well with each other.Every main character allows other each other to processed in harmony in which that the characters improve and develop a great story line without have a random character being put in
for a purpose.
This is my first review of a series.
I’ve read 86 Chapters of this, and this is, one of the best harem manga right now.
Quick overview : the story is about 5 quintuplets seeking educational assistance because they’re grades are bad and luckily, Fuutarou, the main character, the highest grades in his school, becomes their tutor.
First off, the story. A solid 8 for the plot and subplots in the manga. For a harem manga, it handles the story well. It’s generally consistent and well-paced, with very creative and unique storylines. The twists and reveals are built up and there is shock value. Why this is
not a 9 is purely because some of the scenes can be quite cliche and the story quality is just very good overall, not a 7 or a 9, just a solid 8.
Secondly, the characters. It’s really surprising that the characters aren’t the typical, boring, saturated , monotonous characters in most harems and all of them receive character development. Fuutarou , the main character, isn’t the trash harem protagonist where he’s oh so cool, and all the girls for head over heels. Instead, his enthusiasm for studying is what contradicts the whole character type and gives room for character development for other characters. The quintuplets don’t instantly start liking him, and we get to see the development. The quintuplets are well developed, each having their own unique personality, and as they progress , it’s really exciting and fun to see what might happen in the later story.
Third, the art. Not much to say really. It’s very good art for a weekly publish and it helps compliment some of the impactful scenes later on in the show. Nothing to say much about it, it’s solid.
Finally, the enjoyment. I enjoyed it a ton. I caught up to it in a day and personally, it’s severely underrated and I highly recommend it. If you’re looking for a romance manga that doesn’t do bs plots and character scenarios, this is the one series you might be interested in.