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Nakano Quintuplets Character Arc

5Toubun no Hanayome is a narrative-driven series. The main plotline of the story can be categorized/divided into several arcs. Each arc focuses on a single important event happening in a specific time frame. To see why the arcs are categorized as such, head to each arc's specific page.

So far, the story is divided into two major parts, the Second Year Saga and the Third Year Saga.

The following is a list of the arc names, a description of each arc's plot, and the chapters/episodes they include.

Note: Most sagas and story arcs (naming and categorization) are fan-made or community-made names to better organize the series. They are not official names.

Second Year Saga

The Second Year Saga is the first saga of the series. The saga covers the main character's time and activities in their Second Year of High School. The Second Year Saga focuses mainly on the Nakano Quintuplets relationship with Fuutarou and their budding romantic feelings toward him.

Nakano Quintuplets Arc

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Nakano Quintuplets Arc

The main protagonist of the series, Fuutarou Uesugi, is a poor & anti-social top student. One day, he gets a job tutoring a rich family that’s new to town. Fuutarou's soon-to-be students are revealed to be his new classmates, Itsuki Nakano, and her four quintuplet sisters. Despite the girls' poor first impression of Fuutarou, he tries seriously to do his job, only to find they have terrible grades and terribly complex personalities.

Manga Anime
Volume 1, 2 Episode 1, 2, 3
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes 3
  1. Chapter 1: The Five-Part Bride
  2. Chapter 2: Home Visit
  3. Chapter 3: Rooftop Confession
  4. Chapter 4: 100 Point Combined
  5. Chapter 5: The Problems Keep Piling Up
  6. Chapter 6: Open the Door
  1. Episode 1: The Five-Part Bride
  2. Episode 2: Confession on the Rooftop
  3. Episode 3: Plenty of Problems

Fireworks Festival Arc

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Fireworks Festival Arc

After tutoring the Nakano Quintuplets for two days, Fuutarou receives his first paycheck. After reluctantly accepting it, Fuutarou uses the money to entertain his little sister, Raiha, who requests they use it to visit the arcade together. On their way home, they meet the other Nakano Quintuplets, who are going to watch the Autumn Fireworks Festival together. The seemingly happy occasion is disturbed when the sisters get scattered and Ichika goes missing.

Manga Anime
Volume 2 Episode 4, 5
Number of Chapters 7 Number of Episodes 2
  1. Chapter 7: Our Day Off ①
  2. Chapter 8: Our Day Off ②
  3. Chapter 9: Our Day Off ③
  4. Chapter 10: Our Day Off ④
  5. Chapter 11: Our Day Off ⑤
  6. Chapter 12: Our Day Off ⑥
  7. Chapter 13: The Amiable Pushover
  1. Episode 4: Today’s a Day Off
  2. Episode 5: Episode 5

Second Year Midterm Exam Arc

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Second Year Midterm Exam Arc

Fuutarou’s tutoring job is not going well; Nino and Itsuki are still unwilling to join the group study, and the midterm exam is coming soon. Papa Nakano sets a condition for Fuutarou. He asks him to make sure each one of the quintuplets passes the exam. He also tells Fuutarou that he will be fired if he doesn’t meet the condition.

Manga Anime
Volume 2, 3 Episode 6, 7, 8
Number of Chapters 8 Number of Episodes 3
  1. Chapter 14: The Picture That Started It All
  2. Chapter 15: What They Have Accumulated
  3. Chapter 16: Stubborn
  4. Chapter 17: The Night Study Group
  5. Chapter 18: Fuutarou the Lying Liar
  6. Chapter 19: The Death Road of Panic
  7. Chapter 20: The Midterms
  8. Chapter 21: The Magic Spell
  1. Episode 6: Episode 6
  2. Episode 7: Episode 7
  3. Episode 8: Episode 8

School Camping Trip Arc

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School Camping Trip Arc

Fuutarou and the Nakano Quintuplets go on a camping trip, about which there is a notorious legend involving the bonfire dance. Fuutarou, who is chosen to be part of the committee for the Test of Courage, doesn't take the legend seriously; on the other hand, the Nakano sisters believe the legend and some of them have a fight about who gets to be Fuutarou’s dance partner. The day before the trip, Raiha gets sick.

Manga Anime
Volume 3, 4 Episode 9, 10, 11, 12
Number of Chapters 11 Number of Episodes 4
  1. Chapter 22: The Binding Legend
  2. Chapter 23: The Sextet's School Camping Trip
  3. Chapter 24: The Binding Legend: First Day
  4. Chapter 25: The Binding Legend: Day 2 ①
  5. Chapter 26: The Binding Legend: Day 2 ②
  6. Chapter 27: The Binding Legend: Day 2 ③
  7. Chapter 28: The Binding Legend: Day 2 ④
  8. Chapter 29: The Binding Legend: Day 3 ①
  9. Chapter 30: The Binding Legend: Day 3 ②
  10. Chapter 31: The Binding Legend: Day 3 ③
  11. Chapter 32: The Binding Legend: Day 2000
  1. Episode 9: Episode 9
  2. Episode 10: Episode 10
  3. Episode 11: Episode 11
  4. Episode 12: Episode 12

Fuutarou's Flashback Arc

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Fuutarou's Flashback Arc

Fuutarou is hospitalized. When the sisters visit him, they find his condition is getting better. Itsuki is curious about why Fuutarou studies so hard, so he tells her a story about a young girl from 5 years ago. Strangely enough, Itsuki owns an item similar to the one in the story, which she obtained from the same place and time frame. 

Manga Anime
Volume 5 Episode
Number of Chapters 3 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 33: The Hospital Encounter
  2. Chapter 34: Today and Kyoto's Tough Luck and Togetherness
  3. Chapter 35: Detective Fuutarou and the Five Suspects

Labor Thanksgiving Arc

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Labor Thanksgiving Arc

Raiha urges Fuutarou to show his gratitude towards Yotsuba for all the things she had done during the school trip. Despite his reluctance, he still asks Yotsuba what kind of gift she would like. Not knowing the answer, Yotsuba brings Fuutarou to various places her sisters usually go. At the end of the day, Yotsuba is still unsure what she really wants.

Manga Anime
Volume 5 Episode
Number of Chapters 2 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 36: Labor Thanksgiving Tour 1
  2. Chapter 37: Labor Thanksgiving Tour 2

Seven Goodbyes Arc

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Seven Goodbyes Arc

Despite the upcoming exam, Nino still has trouble following Fuutarou's study session, even trying to avoid it. One day, Nino lashes out and gets into a huge fight with her sisters, resulting in both her and Itsuki leaving the apartment. Then, there’s Yotsuba, who is still shackled by the school's track team.

Manga Anime
Volume 5, 6 Episode
Number of Chapters 13 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 38: The Living Room Confession
  2. Chapter 39: The Seven Goodbyes ①
  3. Chapter 40: The Seven Goodbyes ②
  4. Chapter 41: The Seven Goodbyes ③
  5. Chapter 42: The Seven Goodbyes ④
  6. Chapter 43: The Seven Goodbyes ⑤
  7. Chapter 44: The Seven Goodbyes ⑥
  8. Chapter 45: The Seven Goodbyes ⑦
  9. Chapter 46: The Seven Goodbyes ⑧
  10. Chapter 47: The Seven Goodbyes ⑨
  11. Chapter 48: The Seven Goodbyes ⑩
  12. Chapter 49: The Seven Goodbyes ⑪
  13. Chapter 50: The Seven Goodbyes ⑫

New Residence Arc

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New Residence Arc

With newfound resolve, the Nakano sisters move out of their penthouse and rent a small apartment. They are currently only supported by Ichika. Some of the sisters feel uncomfortable with their new lifestyle but still insist on living there. They also consider taking part-time jobs to ease the eldest sister's burden.

Manga Anime
Volume 7 Episode
Number of Chapters 3 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 51: First Spring
  2. Chapter 52: Good Work Today 1
  3. Chapter 53: Good Work Today 2

Second Year Last Exam Arc

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Second Year Last Exam Arc

Papa Nakano gives the girls an ultimatum: if they fail the exam, he will transfer them to another school. He also states that he hates Fuutarou. Yotsuba, the one most likely to fail, convinces Papa to believe in her and the sisters. Every Nakano sister has different goals to achieve with this exam, not just Yotsuba.

Manga Anime
Volume 7 Episode
Number of Chapters 6 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 54: Fool's Battle
  2. Chapter 55: The Last Exam - Miku’s Side
  3. Chapter 56: The Last Exam - Yotsuba's Side
  4. Chapter 57: The Last Exam - Itsuki's Side
  5. Chapter 58: The Last Exam - Ichika's Side
  6. Chapter 59: The Last Exam - Nino's Side

Scrambled Eggs Arc

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Scrambled Eggs Arc

After both parties manage to win lottery tickets to a hot springs resort, the Uesugi family meets up with the Nakano family. During the trip, Fuutarou discovers that one of the Quintuplets wants to end their relationship with him. Fuutarou then tries to discover the identity of this Quintuplet, and also the reason everyone all dress up as Itsuki.

Manga Anime
Volume 8 Episode
Number of Chapters 9 Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 60: The Conquest Begins
  2. Chapter 61: Scrambled Eggs ①
  3. Chapter 62: Scrambled Eggs ②
  4. Chapter 63: Scrambled Eggs ③
  5. Chapter 64: Scrambled Eggs ④
  6. Chapter 65: Scrambled Eggs ⑤
  7. Chapter 66: Scrambled Eggs ⑥
  8. Chapter 67: Scrambled Eggs ⑦
  9. Chapter 68: Scrambled Eggs ⑧

Third Year Saga

The Third Year Saga is the second saga of the series. The saga tells the main character's time and activities in their Third Year of High School. The story focuses mainly on Fuutarou and the future bride's relationship[1].

New Class Arc

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New Class Arc

This arc is about the main characters' new class.

Manga Anime
Volume 9 Episode
Number of Chapters Number of Episodes
  1. Chapter 69: Welcome to Class 3-1
  2. Chapter 70: The Responsibilities of the Class Representative
  3. Chapter 71: Advantage
  4. Chapter 72: The Rumour About the Class Reps
  5. Chapter 73: New Kawanakajima

Trivia

  • So far, Labor Thanksgiving Arc is the shortest story arc and the Seven Goodbyes Arc is the longest story arc of the series.
  • Only the fireworks festival, last exams, and holiday events are fully covered in a single volume.

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