Quintessential Quintuplets Movie is a Bitter-Sweet, Heart-Pounding Finale

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie is a dramatic and heart-breaking ending to a renown anime series, with captivating suspense as the finale reveals the bride that Futaro marries. The movie seamlessly continues from the second series as each sister places themselves in the running to steal their tutor and fellow classmate’s heart. After working beyond expectations, Futaro has helped the girls find their path as he tries to help them improve their grades and finds himself torn between them.  

The Quintessential Quintuplets movie is the final chapter of the story of the anime series. The show consists of two seasons with 12 episodes each and tells the story of Futaro Uesugi as he tries to tutor the 5 identical sisters, Ichika, Nino, Yotsuba, Miku, and Itsuki Nakano. His challenge to tutor the sisters becomes a chaotic mess as they have zero interest in studying, despite their failing grades. Futaro has been able to bond with each sister and has slowly been able to identify their passions and quirks, which has led to a special relationship developing between each unique sister.   

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie finally answers how much each character has grown and reveals the sister that will marry Futaro after all that has transpired. The focus of The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie is purely to lead up to the reveal but includes all characters that have previously featured in both seasons of the TV series. The movie adapts the manga by Negi Maruba and was directed by Masato Jinbo, with the script written by Keiichirō Ōchi.  

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie Grips the Heart as Drama unfolds

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

From start to finish, The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie has been a tense ride as it follows the deep relations forged in The Quintessential Quintuplets‘ 2nd season. This last chapter has perfectly teased the possible candidate and requires a lot of dedicated deduction to find the answer to the selected sister. Raiha enhances the start of the movie by exploring the events before the wedding, where she is no longer the child seen in the TV show. The movie proceeds to expose the changes that have manifested for each of the sisters with the school festival.


The series of events in The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie all start with Futaro (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka/ Josh Grelle) declaring his love to all 5 of the sisters. He reveals that he will reveal who he has chosen at the end of the event, which finally starts the resolution for the TV show. Throughout each scene, he is mostly reserved but magnifies the drama during the final scenes. His affection and struggles are well manifested and a touching moment is delivered when he is challenged to identify each sister and speaks out about how he views each of them.  

Highlighting the change in the Nakano Sisters  

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

Despite the clashes caused by their interactions with Futaro, each sister has been able to change and develop their discovered interests. Some of them have been influenced by their infatuation but have allowed each sister to find a dream to pursue. Ichika has stood out the most due to her desire to take Futaro no matter what, including sabotaging her sisters, whom she discovers to be wanting him too.

In The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie, she is a successful actor who has been getting more attention but leaves when her sister is taken to the hospital. The amendments with the sisters have given her a lot less pressure as she eagerly awaits Futaro’s decision, but the revelation that she has only kissed girls for movies adds a twist and highlights her attachment to him.  

Itsuki and Nino have changed their relationship with Futaro the most, as they originally hated him and rejected his personality during the first season. Itsuki (Inori Nakano/ Tia Ballard) has positioned herself in the best spot since she has integrated with the Uesugi family.

She also explores the story relating to her family too within the film, including the unexpected reveal regarding her birth father as she attempts to follow in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a teacher. Her struggle and willpower have been the best story-development moment featured in the movie, as they show a defining moment for Itsuki’s future.  

Nino (Ayana Taketatsu/Jill Harris) has taken her talent in cooking from the past relating to her mother and father. Although she initially chooses the path to get close to Futaro, it has been fantastic to see her focus on the future and get her father’s recognition. This visibly shows the influence that Futaro has had on her since she has only shown concern for separating from her sisters. Her relationship with her father has been the key element to the movie as her focus on Maruo’s attendance opened a greater bond to be established with both Futaro and her father.  

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

Miku and Yotsuba have remained a constant for Futaro as they continue to be sympathetic towards him from the start. Miku (Miku Itō/Felecia Angelle) has been a fan favorite in The Quintessential Quintuplets as her personality is mellow but shows passion run deep. Her determination has been an inspiration for those who believe success is determined by talent but as a quiet girl finally speaking her opinion, Miku has finally been given significant development thanks to the movie. Miku has come out of her shell in the movie as Futaro helps her speak her mind when her classmates argue.


Yotsuba (Ayane Sakura/Bryn Apprill) has finally reached the point where she can no longer divide herself among sports that need her help. The 2nd day of the event shows she focused on always trying to help others but learns people wish to do the same for her. The events lead to her decision to keep helping people as the goal for her future, but Yotsuba is still trapped in the view that she is less than others. It’s been clear since the beginning that she’d rather run than accept her value, which is addressed in the movie. 

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Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.