The Quintessential Quintuplets (Episode 14) – Seven Goodbyes Part 1

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The exams are coming and given the progress the girls have made, Futaro believes that they could do it providing nothing else happens… enter something else…

What happened?

Futaro stayed up all night hand-writing all of the notes the girls will need for their exam. He was so tired, in fact, that he fell asleep in the hallway outside the quintuplets’ apartment. Itsuki found him and brought him in, but it was just enough time for a situation to develop between Miku and Nino. No matter what Futaro tried, he couldn’t get the two girls to focus on studying. In the end, Nino stormed off.

Before she could get very far, Miku showed her the notes. Nino didn’t care and slapped them out of her hands. The standoff continues as Miku demanded that she pick them up. When Nino refused, Itsuki slapped her. She slapped Itsuki back and both girls stormed out. Miku and Futaro tried to locate them and found Nino at a fancy hotel. Itsuki was nowhere to be found so they both headed home.

Itsuki was at Futaro’s house for dinner and was going to stay the night. They had a discussion about the quintuplets’ lives and how before their mother married their father, they lived in a similar situation to him. Futaro struggled to get the girls to go home and then saw someone that looked like the girls. Next thing, Futaro is climbing out of the river and going to see Nino once more.


What did you think?

All right, I still don’t like the new animation style and I think it’s getting worse. I don’t want to appear rude, but it feels like they’ve had their budget slashed and are trying to cut corners. There were multiple scenes that were used over and over again. It just doesn’t have the same energy and life that the first season had.

On top of that, this episode was a bit of a mess. I feel like there was a lot of stuff that we weren’t updated about. Firstly, we had Futaro sitting beside the river wondering whether it would bring the girls back together if he threw himself in. Then a woman that looked remarkably like the quintuplets appeared, or was she a dream? Then, he’s climbing out of the river. I’m just baffled as to what was going on. I really didn’t like this episode and that’s annoying because I loved every minute of the first season.


What have you learnt?

I hate when a storyteller deliberately withholds information or misleads the audience. It’s like when someone is talking and the sound disappears but we can still see their lips moving. Why even show us that? Much like the scene with the mysterious quintuplet look-a-like. We don’t know anything about her or the scene and are just going to have to go along with it. I’m actually really frustrated with the way this has developed and hope that the series can bring me back on board in the next episode.


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