Following the airing of the final episode of the second season of the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Negi Haruba, Gotoubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets), the production of a third season was announced. Production details and a release date will be announced shortly, and the statement included a promotional image.
For his part, Haruba published the manga in Kodansha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Magazine between August 2017 and February 2020. The publisher compiled the work in a total of fourteen volumes and in April 2020 the color reprint of the work directly in volume format, with the eleventh released on February 17.
The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions studios under the direction of Satoshi Kuwabara and released in January 2019. A twelve-episode second season was produced by Bibury Animation Studios and premiered in January 2021.
Synopsis of Gotoubun no Hanayome
Fuutarou Uesugi is an excellent high school student, but he leads a difficult life. His distant personality and lonely nature have left him friendless, and his father is in debt, forcing his family to fight for survival. One day, during lunch break, Uesugi argues with a transfer student who has claimed “her seat from him,” causing the two of them to dislike each other. That same day, he is presented with a golden opportunity to pay off his family’s debt: a private tutoring job for the daughter of a wealthy family, with a salary five times the market price. He accepts the proposal, but is horrified to find out that the client, Itsuki Nakano, is the girl he faced earlier!
After unsuccessfully trying to get Itsuki’s approval, Uesugi discovers that his problems don’t end there: Itsuki is actually a quintuplet, so in addition to her, he must also tutor her sisters: Miku, Yotsuba, Nino, and Ichika. “That despite the very real threat of failing, they want nothing to do with a tutor”. However, his family’s livelihood is at stake, so Uesugi forges on, steadfast in his determination to rid the sisters of their hate for studying and successfully lead them to graduation.