The previously announced The Quintessential Quintuplets ∽ anime project is a TV special that is premiering this summer. In addition, the special will have a three-week theatrical screening tour in Japan starting on July 14. Studio SHAFT (Monogatari, March Comes in Like a Lion) will animate. A key visual is now available:
Yukihiro Miyamoto is directing, while Keichiro Ochi is in charge of the series composition. The cast from the original The Quintessential Quintuplets anime is also returning for the new project. The theme songs, which will be released on July 12, will be sung by the Nakano sisters. The opening song is titled “Go-toubun no Mirai” while the ending is “Takaramono.” The cast includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Futaro Uesugi
- Ayana Taketatsu as Nino Nakano
- Ayane Sakura as Yotsuba Nakano
- Inori Minase as Itsuki Nakano
- Kana Hanazawa as Ichika Nakano
- Miku Ito as Miku Nakano
The first season of The Quintessential Quintuplets anime adaptation aired in 2019 and was animated by Tezuka Productions. Bibury Animation Studios took over for the 2nd season, which premiered in 2021. Bibury Animation Studios also animated the final movie.
Kodansha licensed the manga, which also ended last year and has since published an epilogue chapter, in English, and describes the plot of the 11th volume (that the movie begins with) as:
While on a school trip to Kyoto, the sisters’ relationships nearly go south as they vie for Futaro’s affection, but they weather the storm, come out stronger for it, and enjoy the trip in the end. During the chaos, it also comes to light that Yotsuba was the girl Futaro met on that prior field trip six years earlier … The quintuplets’ past will now be revealed!!
Source: Official Website
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