The Quintessential Quintuplets (Episode 17) – Good Work Today

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It’s New Year and the Quintuplets are enjoying their new life in their own apartment, especially as it means that Futaro can continue to tutor them. However, they don’t have any money and their father isn’t happy about it!

What happened?

Futaro was visiting the shrine with his little sister for New Year when they bumped into the Quintuplets. Naturally, they invited them back to their new apartment, which was quite a surprise for Raiha who thought they were rich. Of course, there lies the new problem. Now that they are living on their own and having to pay their own way, they have no money to pay Futaro.

Luckily for them then, he’s doing it because he wants to, and he’s willing to wait until they’ve all made it before collecting his fees. Every penny of it! The Quints decided that they should get jobs as well as Ichika, but Futaro isn’t so sure that’s a good idea.

At the cake shop, Futaro is given the afternoon off as the owner has rented the space for a movie shoot. Of course, Ichika is one of the actors involved. Futaro gets to see, first hand, how good she is and he’s impressed with her commitment. She fakes being asleep to avoid this embarrassing situation.

Later that evening, Futaro helped Nino and Yotsuba get some groceries and on the way back to their apartment, they spot Itsuki meeting with their father. He wants them to come home and is willing to allow Futaro back as an assistant to a real tutor. He hates Futaro! He also believes that Yotsuba will not pass. She hears this and interrupts the discussion, telling him that they will pass with Futaro’s help. If they fail, however, he will transfer them all to a new school.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Episode 17 Ichika Yotsuba Miku Itsuki and Nino

What did you think?

First things first, the Quintuplet’s step-father is a complete jerk. I guess now we know why Futaro quit his job, but that still doesn’t make it a good decision. Sure, he might have got them all focused on studying now, but he’s also made it harder for them all.

I liked Futaro’s chat with Ichika after her acting job. That was a cute moment. It showed just how serious she is about protecting her family and making sure that they can still have Futaro tutor them. It was nice that he acknowledged that and gave her praise where it was due.

They now have an added pressure on them for the exam, so we’ll have to see if that’s going to be enough to get them to pass. Did I mention that I hate their step-father?

The Quintessential Quintuplets Episode 17 Futaro and Ichika

What have you learnt?

So, the mystery continues… will they pass the exam? No, not that mystery. Of course, they’ll pass the exam, that would be quite the gut punch if they failed and had to move away. I am talking about which one will marry Futaro, further sticking it to their jerk of a step-father. They almost all appear to be fully on the Futaro train, and that almost feels a little too soon. Admittedly, at the end of the first season, I felt like they were closer, but the start of this season seems to have unravelled things. The change in pacing has probably been the biggest change from season one, although I’m still not keen on the new animation style, or their step-father!

The Quintessential Quintuplets Episode 17 Itsuki meets with their Father

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