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  • General Hentai
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    SECOND SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

    Yesterday, May 5th, was the Quint's birthday. And on that occasion, came the announcement many had hoped: A second season!!!

    https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-ne..._carousel_news

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  • General Hentai
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    Re: Series

    Oh, this show also had a really great and fun OP, and what was, IMHO, the best ED of the season, until Kaguya-sama gave us the one-shot Chika ED.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 12 (Finale)

    Save the last dance for after the dance.

    So after all the drama that happened, Itsuki goes missing and Futaro finds her. But afterwards he's under the weather seeing that he caught his fever from Raiha and gave it to Ichika. So in the end, Futaro dances with nobody, and Miku confesses her love for Futaro. And that wedding scene into the future sure did take me by surprise there as I felt it was not quite the right time to go there. In any case, it's good to see that these wayward feelings were cleared up, and that Futaro managed to find a way to break his commitment as Kintaro to dance with Nino. Pretty nice show overall as these girls were a lot of fun to deal with. So with that, it's onto We Never Learn that has a similar setup, except that the girls are not sisters.

    Overall, this show ends up being one of the pleasant surprises of the season as while shows like these have been done time and again, this show does a great job in putting its focus on where it needs to be, which is the relationships and not the cliches and other senseless things that are all too common. Above all, it has a solidly-constructed story where it puts its effort into character relationships first and foremost. The show still has issues as the animation could have been better, the story progression tends to favor some characters over others, and there were some issues with the way the story flowed. Nevertheless, this show ends up being better than expected.

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    Re: Episode 12 (finale)

    The Legend of Fate, Day 2000

    And so ends the season for one of the most interesting shows of the season. We end at ch. 32 of the manga, which next week will hit ch. 80, so there's always hope of another season, OVA(s) or movie in the pipeline at some point, but no one's breath should be held, of course. QQ is in many ways a unique show, and gives an example of how the harem genre can still come up with original ideas. It wasn't the best rom-com of the season, and had animation quality issues, but the overall story and cast overcame those limitations and issues. It was also a bit rushed: Being familiar with the manga, it really needed to have told its story over 13 episodes, not 12. The result is that the final episode tried to cram in a bit too much, though it was still a good episode and very satisfying non-ending to an ongoing property.

    We start off with Miku in the igloo talking to Ichika by phone, Miku's been putting her love for Futaro on the side because she's worried about the Quints belief in their being equals, while after talking with Futaro, Miku realizes they don't need to be equal in everything, just fair. As she's trying to work this out, we learn that Ichika just got out on the slopes, the two end up getting caught by Yotsuba, with Nino, as well as Ichika, and they realize that Itsuki is missing. But Futaro realizes something, and takes Ichika with him to find Itsuki. On the ski lift, Futaro removes Ichika's mask and hood to reveal that it's actually Itsuki, who'd disguised herself as Itsuki. Itsuki had been concerned about Futaro's possible intentions towards, Ichika and wanted to learn more about it, and while disguised, had addressed him as "Uesugi-kun", while Ichika always calls him "Futaro" (All the Quints address him differently), and Futaro had only just realized this before taking "Ichika" with him. At that point, Futaro's illness catches up with him, and no campfire dance for him.

    The Quints are all upset by this, with guilt amongst some of them for not realizing that he'd been sick, or that they made it worse for him (it looks like he caught it from li'l sis Raiha). So it's off to isolation for Futaro, though not before he tells Nino that he ran into Kintaro who asked him to tell Nino that something had come up and he couldn't make the dance. He gets interrupted before he can tell Nino that he's actually Kintaro. What follows is some good Quint time, as we have Miku and Ichika talking about Futaro, with Miku finally saying out loud to her sister that she loves Futaro. We also see Nino at the campfire, dismissing how she was stood up, and showing that she's definitely evolved into a tsundere where Futaro is concerned (speaking of tsunderes, we also see classmate Maeda getting a girl to dance with him). Itsuki who's really feeling guilty, finds Yotsuba, who's also feeling guilty about dragging Futaro all over the place while he's sick, worried that Futaro's trip ended miserably, as Yotsuba sees how bookmarked Futaro's trip guide is. But Itsuki shows Futaro's notes that he had a good time and Yotsuba rushes off to confirm this with Futaro, while Itsuki wishes she was straightforward like Yotsuba. We cut to the teacher watching over Futaro being wakened by another teacher to help with the concluding bonfire and dance, revealing Itsuki had sneaked in to try and do like Yotsuba. After the teacher leaves, Itsuki creeps to find the light, which when turned on shows that all of the Quints had the same idea, with them lining up to wish a still sleeping Futaro well, with Nino there to give him the charm "Kintaro" gave to her so he can get better.

    With the final countdown for the bonfire, we see Itsuki thinking of how she wants to know more about what kind of person Futaro really is, with her hand reaching out to grab his at the exact legendary moment....

    We then cut to a high school student Raiha preparing a light breakfast for her dad and herself when Futaro calls, having forgotten the wedding rings. Yep, it's back to the future and the wedding day. We see Raiha prowling around the gorgeous wedding facility, briefly seeing the bride get ready, attendants marveling about the number of wedding dresses, thinking that there are too many and someone made a mistake, and then finding Futaro asleep, and just when she thinks he's hopeless, sees him wearing the now frayed and worn charm she'd made for him for the campfire trip.

    Then it's on to the wedding itself, and we see that Maeda is married to the girl who asked him to dance at the campfire, the same girl he'd asked to go on the test of courage, all of which Maeda credits to Futaro, and they talk about how they're connected to the campfire legend, and oh, so is Futaro, as he and his bride get married, we flashback to see that at the bonfire's fated ending, all of the Quints are holding Futaro's hand, not just Itsuki. Futaro gets wakened by all the commotion and chases them out, with another brief flashforward to the wedding where he can now say what he couldn't back then, "Thanks for being by my side", then back to Futaro holding his study card set, "The first step is always the hardest", as he runs into the Quints and gets ready to restart studying with them. With the title, we see that this is 2000 days after the bonfire, meaning that Futaro marries his Quint just under 5 1/2 years from that time while they were high school juniors.

    As I mentioned, I'm aware of the flaws this show has, but they're not major flaws. They're only the type of flaws that prevent a show from reaching the truly exceptional range. Despite that, this show really has aspects which are truly exceptional, as it never, ever loses sight of the most important aspect of this show: Our harem consists of not only sisters, but identical quintuplets. All too often a harem is randomly assembled, usually with most of the girls not knowing each other, or having only loose connections to the other harem members.

    QQ always never forgets the connections between the Quints, and how important that is, even when the focus is on Futaro and a particular Quint. Your typical harem show always has the most important point being the connection between the MC and whatever particular harem member is being focused on at that moment, usually resulting in the other harem members sidelined for that episode. We do get some of that, but unlike most harem shows, every girl is introduced at the same time, their relations made known to us and the MC, and the MC's relation starts off equal to them all: He's their tutor. There is not one episode where any of the Quints get sidelined, even when we do get episodes where one of the girls is the main focus. The result of all this is a unique harem vibe.

    We also start off with something else that most harems don't have: We know that Futaro marries one of the Quints! In addition to being a rom-com, we also have a mystery, and a harem rom-com that is approached as a mystery. There's often a bit of mystery with any harem rom-com: Does he make a choice, and if so which girl? But the storytelling that unwinds are about exploring that romance, sure with a few things possibly thrown in to keep the audience guessing, but nothing to the level in this show (and manga). We get some of that here, but the first 32 chapters of the manga were really about setting up the Quint's acceptance of Futaro. At the end of this anime, we only have one of the five, Miku, who has openly declared her love for Futaro (just not to him, of course). With the others, Yotsuba has become friends, and was from the start, Nino's evolved from considering him an enemy to tsundere acceptance of him in their lives, Ichika looks to be falling for him but isn't quite there, and Itsuki wants to know more about who he is. So, the groundwork is there for what has been following past the anime in the manga.

    I can understand those who give this a rating in the "B" range (although B- is too low IMHO). I give it an A-, despite the imperfections, because it does so many things absolutely right, and even does some trailblazing (and does that trailblazing extremely well) in a genre that too often has too little originality. The focus on the harem is something I've not quite come across before, and it works incredibly well. Highly recommended.
    Last edited by General Hentai; 05-06-2019, 01:48 PM.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 12 (Finale)

    Save the last dance for after the dance.

    So after all the drama that happened, Itsuki goes missing and Futaro finds her. But afterwards he's under the weather seeing that he caught his fever from Raiha and gave it to Ichika. So in the end, Futaro dances with nobody, and Miku confesses her love for Futaro. And that wedding scene into the future sure did take me by surprise there as I felt it was not quite the right time to go there. In any case, it's good to see that these wayward feelings were cleared up, and that Futaro managed to find a way to break his commitment as Kintaro to dance with Nino. Pretty nice show overall as these girls were a lot of fun to deal with. So with that, it's onto We Never Learn that has a similar setup, except that the girls are not sisters.

    Overall, this show ends up being one of the pleasant surprises of the season as while shows like these have been done time and again, this show does a great job in putting its focus on where it needs to be, which is the relationships and not the cliches and other senseless things that are all too common. Above all, it has a solidly-constructed story where it puts its effort into character relationships first and foremost. The show still has issues as the animation could have been better, the story progression tends to favor some characters over others, and there were some issues with the way the story flowed. Nevertheless, this show ends up being better than expected.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 11

    It's all downhill from here.

    Just when it looked like Ichika was going to settle for dancing at a makeshift campfire inside the shed, a log falls and that triggers the alarm and the sprinklers. At least they got out even if they got in big trouble. But then, Futaro finds himself in even hotter water after crashing on the ski slopes in front of Nino, while dropping that band-aid Nino gave to "Kintaro" all while he runs into Yotsuba. However, Miku helped him get out of this jam. That was so filled with drama there as it's clear that Futaro has bitten on more than he can chew here. One more episode left as Miku has something big to tell as the camp comes to an end.
    Re: Episode 11

    Well, lots and lots of development here, as Ichika looks like she's finally fallen for Futaro, Miku's finally made up her mind to try and get Futaro to dance with her, Itsuki's figured out it was Ichika with Futaro (who was sleeping at the time) back at the ryokan, Nino's still hunting for Kintaro, and Yotsuba's having fun.

    As always, there's a sharing of good parts, with both Ichika and Miku get some real moments to shine. Itsuki gets some nice time as she finds out about the ryokan and also that Ichika has fallen for Futaro. Yotsuba has fun teaching Futaro to ski and then as "It" in a game of tag. Nino is kinda left out this issue, other than finding the bandaid she put on "Kintaro's" forehead leading to a chase and a cornered Futaro, which results in Miku's moment to shine.

    Up next, the final episode (hopefully of this season, not the series). Of interest, this arc has had episodes titled "Legend of Fate Day ____". Episode 11 was "Legend of Fate Day 3", but Episode 12? "Legend of Fate Day 2000". It looks like the anime is ending exactly where I thought, at the end of chapter 32 of the manga, of which, as of today, a total of 78 chapters have been released.

    I am looking forward to next week's finale.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 11

    It's all downhill from here.

    Just when it looked like Ichika was going to settle for dancing at a makeshift campfire inside the shed, a log falls and that triggers the alarm and the sprinklers. At least they got out even if they got in big trouble. But then, Futaro finds himself in even hotter water after crashing on the ski slopes in front of Nino, while dropping that band-aid Nino gave to "Kintaro" all while he runs into Yotsuba. However, Miku helped him get out of this jam. That was so filled with drama there as it's clear that Futaro has bitten on more than he can chew here. One more episode left as Miku has something big to tell as the camp comes to an end.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 10

    Scary times call for scary measures.

    Now that Futaro and the quints are at camp, it's onto the test of courage that he planned, and he and Yotsuba are scaring people out of their minds, but perhaps going a bit too far when Nino got lost because of it. With that wig, Nino's onto him about that guy in the picture that Futaro doesn't want her to find out that it's him. So he calls himself Kintaro, and he promises to dance with her. Just one problem in that he already promised Ichika he would dance with her, so a decision has to be made. Futaro should have picked a different wig for that costume as now he's in a tough spot made even tougher when he gets locked into the storage room with Ichika. Pretty much, it's a clichefest here with the test of courage, and now the old locked in the storage room cliche that is played once again. So given how much time is being spent here that it looks like this series will end with big things happening at camp.
    Re: Episode 10

    Boo!

    Yes, cliche fest, but there's a reason for cliches in many anime. Here, with high school playing such a major role, clich?s are inevitable. Neverthrless, this was another fun episode, as we get to see Nino's softer side, Miku still trying to work up courage, Ichika continuing her slow fall for Futaro, with Yotsuba determined that Futaro will have a great time, and Itsuki still flustered about what she saw with Futaro and one of her sisters at the inn.

    I really hope this gets another season.

    But right now we're headed towards the last two episodes, and it's going to end exactly where I thought. So will it end with big happenings at camp? All I'll say is that there's more to it than that.
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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 10

    Scary times call for scary measures.

    Now that Futaro and the quints are at camp, it's onto the test of courage that he planned, and he and Yotsuba are scaring people out of their minds, but perhaps going a bit too far when Nino got lost because of it. With that wig, Nino's onto him about that guy in the picture that Futaro doesn't want her to find out that it's him. So he calls himself Kintaro, and he promises to dance with her. Just one problem in that he already promised Ichika he would dance with her, so a decision has to be made. Futaro should have picked a different wig for that costume as now he's in a tough spot made even tougher when he gets locked into the storage room with Ichika. Pretty much, it's a clichefest here with the test of courage, and now the old locked in the storage room cliche that is played once again. So given how much time is being spent here that it looks like this series will end with big things happening at camp.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 9

    A funny thing happened on the way to camp.

    It's off to the school camping trip, but of course things don't go as planned as Raiha gets sick, and Futaro was willing to skip the trip for her sake, but she's good enough that he didn't need to do that, all while the quintuplets stayed by his side to give him a ride. While Ichika is the well-known actress among the group, Miku does a pretty good Ichika impersonation there. And while on the trip to camp, they run into problems with heavy traffic and dangerous weather conditions that results in a night at a ryokan, and some pretty awkward moments during the night. Anyway, while it is shown that Futaro has prior history with the girls, that remains to be expanded upon as for now it's the class trip and the girls sure are making things interesting.
    Re: Episode 9

    "Excuse me, I'd like a six-some with a side of onsen."

    And so, Futaro finally sleeps with all the girls at the same time.

    Proving once again how much fun the English language can be. It's time for the school camp, with the girls getting fired up about the camp's campfire dance legend, but so are some of the guys, so much so that one of them asks Ichika to dance with him. Just one problem, it's not Ichika he's confessing to, but Miku, who's standing in for her sis for what was thought to be a class meeting about the trip. But in order to shoot him down, Miku says she's dancing with Futaro, except of course, this means he's now going to have to dance with Ichika, instead of Miku.

    But Futaro thinks all this is rubbish, and is even shrugging off the whole trip as just a pain to deal with. Publicly, and in front of the Quints. But the night before the trip, Raiha comes down sick, and he misses the bus. We find out that Futaro's been lying about how much he was looking forward to the trip; his pamphlet on the trip is completely bookmarked. But in comes Itsuki; she needs Futaro to handle the test of courage, since she's scared of ghosts.

    And along the way, we're introduced to the Quintuplet Game, where each of the Quints is assigned a particular finger, and the others try to guess which sister it is that's being shown. Futaro's having a great time, since due to poverty, he hasn't been on a trip for ages, and is even nonplussed about the weather stranding them at a ryokan, complete with an outdoor bath that the girls take advantage of, all the while worried, with the lead worrier being Nino, that Futaro, after all, is a man.

    And so they all sleep together in the same room, with Futaro falling asleep by the time the girls are back from their bath, rendering their fears meaningless. But morning brings Ichika gazing on Futaro's sleeping face, and realizing that she might be also developing feelings for Futaro, in addition to Miku. WIth it looking like she's going to go in for a kiss, when Itsuki interrupts, but witnesses it. Although Itsuki's not sure of which sister it was, since the sisters went to bed with the same hairstyle, with the notion of confusing Futaro if he went to put the moves on one of them. We also learn that their school trip took refuge at the same ryokan, so they rejoin their classes for the rest of the way up.

    Another nice episode. This remains a really good series, one that continues to have fresh fun with the harem genre.

    We also learn more about the bonfire dance legend. The key is now holding hands at the end of the dance.

    Once again, we see all the girls get good moments. There's a fun bit where the girls, minus Ichika who's working, go shopping to get Futaro something to wear on the trip, with the only practical outfit being from Nino; that Yotsuba is determined to make sure that Futaro has a great time on the trip; that li'l sis Raiha wants to hear fun stories when Futaro returns, plus she made a charm for him; how nervous Itsuki is about what she saw; how Ichika's feelings are changing with relation to Futaro; and what a shy sweetheart Miku is.

    This is not the best show of the season. The animation quality is only so-so. It's probably not even the best rom-com of the season, with Kaguya-sama being just an unbelievable treat. It does have a really good OP, and what was the best ED of the season until the Chika ED came out on Kaguya-sama. Despite all that, QQ remains a standout series, and a reminder that there's still plenty of new things that can be done with harem anime. We've had anime where sisters were members of the harem, but the unique vibe the quintuplets bring to the series, plus the knowledge that an actual choice really does get made continue to infuse this series with a remarkable feeling and creates an enjoyable watching experience.
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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 9

    A funny thing happened on the way to camp.

    It's off to the school camping trip, but of course things don't go as planned as Raiha gets sick, and Futaro was willing to skip the trip for her sake, but she's good enough that he didn't need to do that, all while the quintuplets stayed by his side to give him a ride. While Ichika is the well-known actress among the group, Miku does a pretty good Ichika impersonation there. And while on the trip to camp, they run into problems with heavy traffic and dangerous weather conditions that results in a night at a ryokan, and some pretty awkward moments during the night. Anyway, while it is shown that Futaro has prior history with the girls, that remains to be expanded upon as for now it's the class trip and the girls sure are making things interesting.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 8

    This will test their courage.

    Futaro may still be on the job, but he's not off to a good start having eaten Miku's toxic cooking and being taken for a fool by Yotsuba that prompts him to counter than with a mask and wig. So after the other quintuplets got extensive focus, Yotsuba gets her's here as she turns down a chance to play basketball as her grades are just so bad that she needs to concentrate on her studies. And then there's that photo of young Futaro as it turns out that he has some prior history with the girls before becoming their tutor that remains to be seen. At least Nino only saw his half of the picture in the handbook as if she had seen the whole thing, it was bound to get ugly. That's something to think about moving forward as it doesn't appear that it was coincidence that he ended up with the tutoring job.
    Re: Episode 8

    "Honesty is the best policy." One of the nice Easter eggs for this show is that every episode starts off with Futaro's study aide flipping over to show a brief, but applicable that particular episode, phrase.

    Having survived the midterms, Futaro's study plans are sidelined by taste-testing Miku's croquettes. While trying to get Itsuki and Nino to stay, he has Yotsuba think up something to get the two to stay, and we discover that Yotsuba is a terrible liar, making things much worse, although she does do a number on Futaro, showing that she can lie about some things. We've had Quint of the week shows so far, essentially introducing that Quint to the audience and exploring what makes her tick, and this week it's Yotsuba's turn, with which we'll be done with that. But the result is a nice focus on Yotsuba as an energetic girl who can't say no to anybody in need of help, although she does manage to avoid joining the basketball club due to the promise she made to Futaro. This episode solidifies what we knew about Yotsuba, the genki athletic girl who's sweet and sincere and an airhead.

    We also see that Futaro's been drafted to be in charge of their grade's challenge of courage, there's a legend about the bonfire dance and the upcoming school camp, and that Futaro used to look like a cool delinquent type, instead of the nerd he is now (and was totally Nino's type), but also that he met one of the Quint's years ago, and that this mystery girl was an inspiration to him.

    And so we see in the previews that Episode 9 will start a multi-episode story arc. With the series being listed at 12 episodes, it appears this will be the final arc, and wrap things up at the spot I suspected they would, which will be at about as good a place to pause as you can hope for out of an ongoing manga series.

    This remains a completely enjoyable and sweet show.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 8

    This will test their courage.

    Futaro may still be on the job, but he's not off to a good start having eaten Miku's toxic cooking and being taken for a fool by Yotsuba that prompts him to counter than with a mask and wig. So after the other quintuplets got extensive focus, Yotsuba gets her's here as she turns down a chance to play basketball as her grades are just so bad that she needs to concentrate on her studies. And then there's that photo of young Futaro as it turns out that he has some prior history with the girls before becoming their tutor that remains to be seen. At least Nino only saw his half of the picture in the handbook as if she had seen the whole thing, it was bound to get ugly. That's something to think about moving forward as it doesn't appear that it was coincidence that he ended up with the tutoring job.

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  • General Hentai
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    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
    Episode 7

    This is only the first test.

    As expected, the girls bombed their midterms, but each of them passed in one subject. But while Futaro failed to do the job, he stays on-board until final exams as that marks progress considering where the girls were before he was hired, and that Itsuki finally accepted Futaro's much-needed assistance. They pulled an all-nighter, and everybody except Yotsuba was late for school seeing that they couldn't get a ride to school like they usually do leading to all sorts of amusing antics with the girls impersonating Yotsuba, though Futaro should not have even tried. So while it didn't pan out, there probably isn't anybody else who could do the job. It will be interesting to see where things lead to as presumably this season will end with everybody passing the final exams.
    Re: Episode 7

    Itsuki on board. Plus another?

    With an episode title of "Liar McLiarface" we knew there was going to be some deception going on, and there was. And with the title being what it was, we should've realized it wasn't any serious deceptions going on, and there weren't. Just, Futaro having to lie to hide the fact that Miku unknowingly crawled into bed with him, lying about it to hide the fact both from her sisters and Miku herself. Then the big lie: Pretending Itsuki is Miku in order to tutor, with both of them apologizing and pretending they both aren't aware that the other knows exactly what's going on. It's a nice bit, with both apologizing and keeping up the pretense so that the study lesson can continue.

    But with that, Itsuki is on board, leading to another stay over cram session, waking up 25 minutes before school starts. It's another fun bit, as the athletic Yotsuba beats them all to school, as the rest of them are not only running late, but getting constantly sidetracked, with them ending up late, but pretending to be Yotsuba to bluff their way in. Something that works much better if you're a Quint than if you're their tutor.

    Still, they end up bombing the midterms, but with each of them passing one subject, a different subject. We also see that in addition to Nino who tricked Futaro into revealing that they all had to pass for him to stay hired, we see that Itsuki had learned directly from her father about the condition.

    But just when it's confession time with the old man, Nino takes the phone and informs Dad that "The five of us avoided failing all five subjects." Which is the truth, but not the whole truth. It's enough to fool the old man, however, and Futaro's told by Nino to make the version Dad believed reality next time.

    A very sweet episode, with some nice chibi/SD versions of the Quints as a bonus. We end up getting Itsuki on board and it looks like Nino as well. Itsuki had some big moments, but, as always, so did all the Quints.

    As to the stopping point, I have a feeling I know where it is, and I feel that it's going to be a good spot, especially if they follow the manga as closely as they did with the first episode. It'll be about as good as you can expect from an ongoing weekly manga that's at chapter 74, is still going strong and is clearly far from finished.

    This remains an original and fun take on the harem genre.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 7

    This is only the first test.

    As expected, the girls bombed their midterms, but each of them passed in one subject. But while Futaro failed to do the job, he stays on-board until final exams as that marks progress considering where the girls were before he was hired, and that Itsuki finally accepted Futaro's much-needed assistance. They pulled an all-nighter, and everybody except Yotsuba was late for school seeing that they couldn't get a ride to school like they usually do leading to all sorts of amusing antics with the girls impersonating Yotsuba, though Futaro should not have even tried. So while it didn't pan out, there probably isn't anybody else who could do the job. It will be interesting to see where things lead to as presumably this season will end with everybody passing the final exams.

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  • General Hentai
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    Episode 6

    Time to hit the books, or don't.

    Midterms are coming up and the father of the quintuplets has issued an ultimatum to Futaro that if any of them fail, he's fired. Of course, the girls continue to not take things seriously, especially Itsuki as she's determined to pass without Futaro's help, which is not doing it. So Futaro ends up spending a night over at the quintuplets home where they are playing, and he's trying his best to get them to learn, but of course it's not happening as the girls are more interested in other things. And then Miku ends up in the bed Futaro was sleeping in leading to some even more awkward moments there. Futaro tried, but once again the girls are blowing things off. Futaro better come up with something fast because at this rate, the pink slip is already being written.
    Re: Episode 6

    Another great episode of Quintuplet fun.

    We see, yet again, Futaro and Itsuki clashing, with him managing to say the exact wrong things, showing, yet again, his social tone-deafness. But at least he has a majority of the Quints in his corner now, with Ichika seemingly very aware, and enjoying every second of it, that Miku is crushing on Futaro. But then Ichika gets the tables turned on her own self, with Futaro naturally, and completely unaware of what he did, getting under Ichika's guard.

    But Futaro gets the bad news from the girls' father: They all need to pass their midterms or he's fired. Which only makes his next fight with Itsuki an absolute disaster. But things get even worse when Nino learns this secret.

    The sleepover study session was fun, with Futaro waking up to the sight of the lovely Miku, who wandered back to her own room after going to the bathroom during the night.

    Once again, we have a nice episode with all the girls getting good moments. If there was any focus on one girl, it was Itsuki, but this feels more like a prelude to Itsuki time next week. Even with those episodes which have clearly been "Quint of the Week" format, this show has made sure to spread the love around each week. Indeed, it's changed things up a bit each time a girl has been the focus; it's definitely not been "cut-and-paste" episodes.

    This show continues to be one of the highlights of a highlight filled season.

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