There are tons of videos on YouTube of people playing video games, but have you watched one where the person who’s playing the game also created the characters? Negi Haruba, the creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets manga, has been uploading videos of himself playing the game The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You (Eiga Gotōbun no Hanayome ~Kimi to Sugoshita Itsutsu no Omoide~ in Japanese.)
According to Haruba, other people involved in creating the game aren’t supposed to stream their plays like this. However, because the game wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for his imagination, he was given the go-ahead.
So far there are three videos of him playing.
The game is adapted from the sequel movie The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie, which came out in Japan last May. The game was released in June for Switch and PS4.
Kodansha publishes the original manga in English, and gave this description:
“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!”
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.