This Friday will mark the theatrical debut of the new The Quintessential Quintuplets~ side story anime OVA in Japan, and a couple new illustrations made their way online to get everyone properly pumped. The first has original manga author Negi Haruba whipping up some fresh art for this week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine, and the second has ending animation director Aoi Umeki prepping the cover of the ending theme song single EP.
Here’s how Negi Haruba’s illustration turned out:
And here’s Aoi Umeki’s cover for the Gotobun no Mirai EP, which launched on Japan this week and also features the latest video game’s theme song by the Nakano sisters:
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!
Via Crunchyroll News