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The Quintessential Quintuplets ∽ Shares Bikini-Filled Trailer

The Quintessential Quintuplets franchise is expanding with the upcoming special titled The Quintessential Quintuplets (or Gotōbun no Hanayome in Japanese). A trailer for the special has been released that shows the girls in their bikinis, and you can hear the theme song “Gotōbun no Mirai” (translated as “Quintuplet Future”).

The special will hit Japanese theaters on July 14 and is set to be available for three weeks. Some of the theaters will be offering shikishi illustrations of the girls in their bathing suits. After the special is no longer in theaters, it will air on Japanese TV.

The opening theme song and the ending theme song “Takaramono” (translated as “Treasure”) will both be performed by the main actresses, Kana Hanazawa, Ayana Taketatsu, Miku Itō, Ayane Sakura, and Inori Minase. There is also a CD being released in Japan of the special’s music as well as some game music.
The franchise started out as a manga series by Negi Haruba. It’s published in America by Kodansha USA, who gave this description for the series:
“A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!
Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: a high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Futaro Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students—the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman—find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Futaro must think of a plan to suit each of them … Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!”
Source: ANN
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.