The Quintessential Quintuplets Special

Hold onto your remote controls, anime enthusiasts, because the eagerly anticipated release date for The Quintessential Quintuplets ∽ anime special has finally landed in our laps like a well-timed plot twist. This quintuplet treat is all set to grace Japanese TV screens on September 2 and 9, serving up its entertainment in tantalizing episodic servings. But that’s not all – the anticipation has been simmering since July 14, when the special flaunted its cinematic charms in Japanese theaters for a thrilling three-week run. Studio SHAFT, known for its artistic prowess in works like Monogatari and March Comes in Like a Lion, is the genius behind this animated spectacle. Their expert hands have even brushed against the first season and orchestrated the alluring opening for the new anime.

A Master’s Touch: The Special and Its Creative Minds

Taking the directorial helm for this captivating escapade is none other than Yukihiro Miyamoto, who decided to dive into the untouched depths of the manga. Keichiro Ohchi, the mastermind behind the series’ composition, worked in harmony with the artistic visions of Masato Katsumata and Kazuya Shiotsuki, who meticulously shaped the characters we adore. Shiotsuki, a multi-talented force, also assumed the mantle of the chief animation director. Oh, and speaking of Otakon 2023, it was a prime chance for Anime Corner to get the inside scoop from Ohchi and Shiotsuki, all while rubbing shoulders with the esteemed producer Junichiro Tanaka.

The Resurrection of Our Beloved Cast

The Quintessential Quintuplets Special release date

Hold onto your waifu pillows, fans, because the original cast of The Quintessential Quintuplets anime is back in action for this exhilarating endeavor. But the musical magic doesn’t stop there. The Nakano sisters, not content with merely gracing our screens, took center stage with their entrancing theme songs, released on July 12. The mesmerizing opening, aptly named “Go-toubun no Mirai,” and the soul-stirring ending, titled “Takaramono,” are bound to stay on loop in your hearts. And if you’re curious about the opening’s allure, a creditless video recently emerged, offering an unobstructed view of its enchantment. The talented ensemble includes:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as the charismatic Futaro Uesugi
  • Ayana Taketatsu as the feisty Nino Nakano
  • Ayane Sakura as the ever-energetic Yotsuba Nakano
  • Inori Minase as the charming Itsuki Nakano
  • Kana Hanazawa as the sophisticated Ichika Nakano
  • Miku Ito as the captivating Miku Nakano

Chronicles of a Quintessential Journey

Ah, the nostalgia. The first season of The Quintessential Quintuplets anime aired its captivating tale in 2019, with Tezuka Productions leading the animation charge. A change in the anime’s flavor marked the arrival of the 2nd season in 2021, with Bibury Animation Studios taking the reins. And, dear readers, this studio was also entrusted with weaving the final movie’s enchantment.

Manga Mirth and the Path Ahead

Kodansha, the literary maestros, wielded their licensing wand over the manga, which concluded its narrative symphony last year. A delightful epilogue chapter even found its way into the English-speaking world. The 11th volume, the cornerstone of the movie’s storyline, promises a rollercoaster of emotions as the sisters navigate the intricate labyrinth of their relationships during a school trip to Kyoto. And oh, the chaos! But through the tempest, they emerge stronger, painting a heartwarming end to the journey.

So, fellow enthusiasts, mark your calendars and prepare for a rendezvous with the quintuplets, as secrets unfurl, pasts are revealed, and the charm of The Quintessential Quintuplets ∽ continues to cast its spell on screens across Japan.

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Naveen Mehta

Naveen is a book enthusiast by day and an anime junkie by night. With a knack for getting lost in stories that rattle his brain, he's often found immersed in a plot twist or debating book vs. movie adaptations. Dive into his world, but be prepared for some spirited blogs! 📚🍜🌌