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I'm going to have all five of you graduate with smiles on your face!

—Fuutarou Uesugi

Fuutarou Uesugi (上杉 風太郎 (うえすぎ ふうたろう) Uesugi Fuutarō?) is the main protagonist of the 5Toubun no Hanayome series. He is a serious and hardworking high school student, and a prodigy at the top of his grade[2]. Due to financial reasons, he is tasked to tutor the Nakano Quintuplets.

Appearance

Fuutarou Uesugi design draft

Fuutarou Uesugi profile.

Fuutarou is a stern-looking young man with a short hair and tall build. He has a natural black hair color with a slight pigeon-blue shade on it[3]. In his younger days, he dyed his hair blonde and have delinquent persona[4]. Fuutarou is mostly seen in his uniform, even during summer festival and hanging out outside[5][6].

Kintarou

His Kintarou persona sports a blonde, more spiky, and slightly longer hairstyle.

Personality

According to Isanari, Fuutarou used to be similar to his father as a kid, with their wild personality and being bad at studying.

Yotsuba's first impression of Fuutarou is a gloomy and not-having-many-friends guy[7]. His facial expression is always serious, sometimes having grumpy and annoyed look, and rarely blush or flustered[8][9].

Fuutarou is noted to have a big ego and high confidence[10][11]. He can also be rude and straightforward, but is actually capable to hold back his emotions[12][13]. Despite that, Fuutarou could momentarily lost his composure when agitated and faced with unfavorable circumstances[14]. He also doesn't like getting involved with other people's problems, finding them to be troublesome.

Fuutarou is shown to be hardworking and has a high patience, as he is able to tutor several girls that have below average scores. It is personally stated and hinted that Fuutarou currently doesn't have interest in romantic relationships[15].

Kintarou

Fuutarou tried to make Kintarou as someone more manly and brawny than the silent Fuutarou.

Ability

Fuutarou is a smart student and ranked top among his peer. He is able to score perfectly in various tests[16]. He also has an exceptional memory & excellent reading comprehension[17]. Fuutarou is shown to have a cunning and crafty mind, as he's able to get the most out of the cafe's menu, successfully trick a teacher with his plan, and getting the lazy Nakano Quintuplets to start studying[18][19].

Despite his poor social skills, he is able to see through a person's emotion and motivate them[20][21]. Initially, Fuutarou is unable to judge the names of the sisters since they're so similar, but later he is able to differentiate them by how they call him.[22][23]. He is also capable of distinguishing the girls' based on their individual style of writing.

Relationships

Isanari Uesugi

Fuutarou is shown to be in a good relationship with his father, as they joke around with each other casually[24].

Raiha Uesugi

Fuutarou is protective towards his little sister, rushing to her side when she's sick and willingly abandon his long-awaited school trip to take care of her[25]. He also try to fulfill her wishes to make her happy[26].

Ichika Nakano

Ichika likes to tease Fuutarou, but he rarely flustered about it[27]. Ichika initially had a pessimistic view towards the sisters capability to study, making her reluctant to be tutored by him[28]. Her attitude lasted for quite some time until he helps Ichika to overcome her problems and made her closer to the sisters[29]. She eventually began to study with him and the sisters.

Nino Nakano

Nino is antagonistic and openly rebels against Fuutarou since their first meeting[30]. She is seen boycotting Fuutarou's attempt to tutor the quints in several occasions[31][32]. Overtime, due to Fuutarou noticing Nino's other side as a caring sister, she began to accept him. After knowing her sisters' acceptance to Fuutarou, she defends Fuutarou against her father[33]. Nino is the only sister who rarely calls Fuutarou by his first or last name, using "you", "that guy", or other third-person nicknames. Despite the harsh treatment he gets from her, Fuutarou cares her just as much as the others and is always ready to help her when she's in trouble, even willing to "call" Kintaro, knowing that Nino wanted to see him.

Miku Nakano

Miku initially rejects Fuutarou as a tutor because she's expecting someone better[34]. After Fuutarou found out her secret and appreciate it, Miku began to accept him, only to reject him again due to Fuutarou's lack of knowledge[35]. He spent a lot of effort in convincing her again, and successfully get her approval[36]. Fuutarou also motivate and inspire Miku to start studying, making her to be the first sister who accepts Fuutarou as a tutor[37].

Yotsuba Nakano

Yotsuba is the only sister who accept Fuutarou as a tutor early on in the series. She happily cooperates with him to help make her sisters accept him as a tutor.

Itsuki Nakano

Itsuki had a quarrel with Fuutarou, leading her to rejects him as the sisters' tutor early on. Due to Fuutarou's consistent efforts, Itsuki began to notice the change on her and the sisters[38]. Itsuki usually compares her father to Fuutarou due to her mother's words[39]. She and Fuutarou develops each other's character, as they both overcome their stubbornness[40][41].

Quotes

  • "I truly believe that all five of you have the potential to get 100 points!"
  • "I want to fulfill all her dreams."
  • "I am their partner. Give her back to me."

Trivia

  • He is an Aries and believes in charms and horoscope[42].

References

  1. Negi Haruba's tweet.
  2. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 33 (p. 15).
  3. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 7 (p. 1).
  4. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 14 (pp. 1-2).
  5. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 7.
  6. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 8.
  7. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 1 (p. 27).
  8. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 1 (p. 7).
  9. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 12).
  10. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 31).
  11. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 14 (p. 1).
  12. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 1 (p. 12).
  13. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 5 (p. 4).
  14. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 16 (p. 6).
  15. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 17).
  16. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 20 (p. 19).
  17. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 31).
  18. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 1 (p. 3).
  19. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 19 (p. 17).
  20. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 6 (p. 16).
  21. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 11 (p. 9).
  22. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 8 (p. 4).
  23. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 30 (p. 17).
  24. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 14 (p. 1).
  25. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 23 (p. 10).
  26. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 7 (p. 15).
  27. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 17 (p. 3).
  28. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 11).
  29. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 13 (p. 3).
  30. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 22-23).
  31. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 23).
  32. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 5 (p. 6).
  33. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 20 (pp. 14-15).
  34. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 9).
  35. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 30).
  36. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 4 (p. 26).
  37. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 4 (p. 27).
  38. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 7 (p. 10).
  39. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 16 (p. 2).
  40. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 18 (p. 14).
  41. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 18 (p. 17).
  42. 5Toubun no Hanayome Manga: Chapter 33 (p. 4).

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