Within a week of its release in the Japanese market, the fifth and final Blu-ray / DVD compilation package of the second season of the animated adaptation of Gotoubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets), accumulated 3,986 copies sold.
The package was released in Japan on July 21 and includes the eleventh and twelfth episodes of this second season. The Blu-ray version is priced at 7,800 yen (about $75) and amassed 3,355 copies sold, while the DVD version is priced at 6,800 yen (about $65) and amassed 631 copies sold. Among the benefits are listed a series of special illustrations, sketches of the character Itsuki Nakano, and a copy of his answers in the final exam. With this, it is now possible to establish the list of sales figures obtained for each launch:
- Package 1 (Starring Ichika Nakano) – 3,493 copies sold in its first week.
- Package 2 (Starring Nino Nakano) – 3,950 copies sold in its first week.
- Package 3 (Starring Miku Nakano) – 3,964 copies sold in its first week.
- Package 4 (Starring Yotsuba Nakano) – 3,872 copies sold in its first week.
- Package 5 (Starring Itsuki Nakano) – 3,986 copies sold in its first week.
On the other hand, this second season of the animated adaptation of the franchise aired during the Winter-2021 season (January-March) and had a total of twelve episodes, while the Crunchyroll platform was responsible for its distribution in the West. At the end of its broadcast, the production of a sequel was confirmed, which will be an animated film that will be released in 2022.
- Kaori Fujita (Endro ~ !, Miira no Kaikata, Yuyushiki) directed the second season at Bibury Animation Studios, replacing Satoshi Kuwabara and Tezuka Productions.
- Keiichirou Ouchi (Adachi to Shimamura, Kanojo mo Kanojo, Machikado Mazoku) was in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Masato Katsumata (Azur Lane, Fate / stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower) was in charge of character design and animation direction.
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. During lunch break one day, Uesugi argues with a transfer student who has claimed “her seat from him” 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, she 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.