“The Quintessential Quintuplets” has been renewed for a second season and will release on January 7th, 2021. Originally the season was supposed to release in October 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed to January 2021. The manga was written and illustrated by Negi Haruba and was serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020. The anime adaptation is produced by Tezuka Productions and was released from January to February 2019. The second season is set to be produced by Bibury Animation Studios.
The anime focuses on the high school student Futaro Uesugi, a gifted student who has a tragic life. His mom is dead, he has no friends, and his father has a large amount of debt that he has to pay. One day, he gets a much-needed job opportunity when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school and Futaro is hired as the tutor to the five daughters, aka the titular identical quintuplets, Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki, each of whom has a different personality. They have no interest in studying at all, and they have deficient grades.
They are at first completely against Futaro, whom they view as a complete stranger. Futaro tries hard to bond with the girls and help them get good grades in school. As the series progresses, Futaro develops a special relationship with the sisters, and it is implied in a flash-forward that he marries one of them, though it won’t be revealed until the end which sister is it.
Season 1 Recap
Futaro Uesugi, a poor and gifted student gets a job as a rich family Nakano’s private tutor. He meets with the quintuplets Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki. All five of them have a horrible impression of Futaro as they view him as a complete stranger, while Futaro finds out that these girls will be tough to teach them as they have horrible grades and different complex personalities. While the other sisters begin to accept his teaching, Nino is one of the only ones who refuse to accept Futaro into her life.
After he teaches them for 2 days, Futaro gets his first paycheck and decides to treat his younger sister to an arcade. Later, they are met by the Nakano sisters, who offers to take them to the Fireworks Festival, where Ichika ends up going missing. After finding her, Nino thanked Futaro for help. As the series progresses, the midterm exam is coming up, and Futaro’s tutoring job isn’t going too well while Nino and Itsuki refuse to study together with him and others. Their father sets a condition that if one of the sisters fail, Futaro will get fired from his job. However, all of them fail almost all of their exams, but due to Nino’s convincing, Futaro gets to keep his job.
At the end of season 1, Futaro and the Quintuplets ended up going for a camping trip, where a lot of things happened. Miko ended up having a crush on him, Futaro fell ill, and Itsuki looked after him. He reveals that he has an amulet that a girl gave to him in his childhood, and it is later revealed that he engages with one of the sisters.