Will The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 3 anime or movie finally reveal the identity of the Nakano bride? Photo credit: Negi Haruba

The Quintessential Quintuplets movie release date in Japan has been officially confirmed for May 20, 2022!

The Gotoubun no Hanayome movie will reportedly complete the entire story of Futaro Uesugi and the 5 Nakano sisters Itsuki, Miku, Ichika, Nino and Yotsuba.

The cast for the film remains the same as the second season of the anime series with:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Futaro Uesugi
  • Kana Hanazawa as Ichika Nakano
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Nino Nakano
  • Miku Itou as Miku Nakano
  • Ayane Sakura as Yotsuba Nakano
  • Inori Minase as Itsuki Nakano

The main new movie trailer of The Quintessential Quintuplets PV was released on May 5, 2020 to celebrate the birthday of the Nakano Quintuplets.

The final trailer for The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie

“Thanks to everyone’s support, the decision was made to turn the sequel into a movie!” declared the official website† “It will be released in 2022, so please look forward to it.”

Recently, a new bonus chapter was announced as part of a visitor promotion for the upcoming film. The Quintessential Quintuplets Chapter 123 will be officially labeled Chapter 122+1 and entitled, “The Quintuplet Can’t Divide the Secret in Five Equal Parts. You can read more in detail about this news here.

The Quintessential Quintuplets 2022 movie
The new key visual for the movie The Quintessential Quintuplets. The film is slated for release in Japan in spring 2022. Pic credit: Sugoi LITE

The first announcement was made during The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ Special Event 2021 at Nakano Sun Plaza.

The official website revealed the exact premiere date in Japan with a movie teaser trailer on December 29, 2021.

Japanese media love famitsu report that the film duration will be more than 130 minutes. More importantly, they claim that the movie will be the “final work” or part of the entire anime series!

That’s why the TV series The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 3 seems unlikely at this point.

The only problem is how the ending will be adjusted. The final storylines are quite long, so even with a running time of more than 2 hours, the pace of the story will be rushed.

It has been confirmed that Bibury Animation Studio will return to animate the movie The Quintessential Quintuplets.

The first season was produced by animation studio Tezuka Productions, which released How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2 (Omega) in 2021. They also co-produced the two-part Dororo anime with MAPPA in 2019, and their next big project is the 51-episode Astro Boy reboot.

The second season switched studios to Bibury Animation Studio, a newer company founded in 2017. They have provided episode-specific animation support for many anime projects, including big names like Attack On Titan: The Final Season, Code Geass, Dr. STONE, Fire Force, My Hero Academia, Sword Art Online, and Vinland Saga, but they are best known for producing the 2020 Azur Lane anime and the 2019 and 2020 Grisaia: Phantom Trigger anime.

Director Satoshi Kuwabara directed the first season, while the second was directed by Kaori (How To Keep A Mummy). Artist Masato Katsumata (Azur Lane) was both the character designer and the chief animation director.

The returning staff was screenwriter Keiichiro Oochi (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Peach Boy Riverside). Also returning were the music composers Hanae Nakamura and Miki Sakurai.

The Quintessential Quintuplets movie theme song music has not yet been announced.

For the second season, the OP “Gotoubun no Katchi” and ED “Hatsukoi” were performed by all the voice actresses for the Nakano girls.

The second season finale, The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 Episode 12, released March 26, 2021. The sequel was announced shortly after, but the format was not announced until April 18, 2021.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Sequel
The main visual for the sequel to The Quintessential Quintuplets, released April 2021. Pic credit: Bibury Animation Studio
  • Updated December 29, 2021: Added new movie trailer and movie release date in Japan. Added report that the movie is the last installment of the anime series and updated analysis to reflect this information.
  • Updated October 26, 2021: Added The Quintessential Quintuplets movie release time frame, teaser trailer, and key visual.

This article contains all that is known about the movie sequel The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotoubun no Hanayome movie/5-toubun no Hanayome movie) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.

Gotoubun no Hanayome movie release date in spring 2022

As of the latest update, Bibury Animation Studio or any other company involved in the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact release date of the movie The Quintessential Quintuplets. However, the production of a movie sequel was announced.

Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.

The strange thing was that the release date of the movie The Quintessential Quintuplets was originally supposed to be in the early summer of 2022. So either the movie’s release date was pushed back after the initial announcement, or they’re playing fast and loose with the terminology.

Typically, the anime industry considers summer to be the months of July, August, and September, while spring is April, May, and June. November-December and May-July are generally considered the best timing for a tentpole movie to have a shot at a blockbuster premiere, while January and February are considered the “dump months” for bad movies.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie USA Release Date Likely Summer 2022

The international release with The Quintessential Quintuplets movie English dub will be planned to maximize opportunities in US theaters and other countries such as UK, Canada and more.

Most likely, the US release date will be set within months of the Japanese theater premiere.

That, of course, presupposes that the film The Quintessential Quintuplets receives international theater performances at all. It’s not that this anime TV series has the popularity of the Demon Slayer movie or the Jujutsu Kaisen movie.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie English Dub

FUNimation’s The Quintessential Quintuplets English dub will be streamed on the FUNimation Now platform. A movie dub of The Quintessential Quintuplets has not yet been announced.

Gotoubun no Hanayome movie poster
In late December 2021, the movie poster revealed the release date of The Quintessential Quintuplets movie in Japan. Photo credit: Bibury Animation Studios

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie That Ends The Whole Story?

The story for the film is based on Negi Haruba’s manga The Quintessential Quintuplets. The end of The Quintessential Quintuplets manga was serialized weekly from August 2017 to April 2020 and was released in Chapter 123 of Volume 14.

The first season ended by adjusting chapters 1 through 31, while the second season dramatically increased the pace by ending with the Kyoto Trip storyline with Sisters’ War Parts 1 and 2.

What is striking is that the second season completely rearranged the story to offer the most optimal conclusion. It did this by combining the first half of Volume 10: Chapter 86 with the bell scene that was skipped in the Scrambled Eggs arc.

But this flashback was combined with a flash-forward to the future wedding, which is quite confusing.

The increased pace was another negative. Even excluding 3 skipped chapters, 51 chapters were reworked, meaning that the second season averaged 4.25 chapters per episode, while the first season averaged 2.66 chapters per episode.

With only 36 chapters to adjust, there are three options. The Quintessential Quintuplets movie could just adapt the nine chapters of the next two storylines, leaving 27 chapters for the anime TV series The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 3 to finish the story with the slower pace of the story.

But given that the movie The Quintessential Quintuplets is advertised with the girls in wedding dresses and the running time is over 130 minutes, it seems more likely that it’s intent is to jump all the way to the end.

Unfortunately, that probably means the film will heavily condense the manga’s story by eliminating or skimming certain storylines. The most obvious target is the School Festival arc, which is 19 chapters long.

Summarizing that storyline, the rest of the plot can fit into the 130 minute movie length which is less than 2 hours. With 36 more chapters to be edited, the pace of adaptation should increase to 6 chapters per “episode” (6 chapters edited every 22 minutes). Needless to say, manga fans probably wouldn’t be very happy with such a result.

The other possibility is that The Quintessential Quintuplets Part 2 movie will complete its final arc in 2022. That’s the best screenplay, but it’s more likely to be a single movie.

The quintessential quintuplet bride
Everyone wants to know the identity of the bride teased at the end of each season of The Quintessential Quintuplets. The 22-year-old bride is one of the fifths, she has ear piercings in both ears, she held Futaro’s hand during the bonfire at the end of the first season and she shared a special kiss with Futaru towards the end of the second season. Photo credit: Negi Haruba

The Quintessential Quintuplets manga ending spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

The last time anime audiences watched the TV show, the girls had started their rivalry with Ichika and Nino seeking Futaru’s attention. And when the school trip in Kyoto started, the girls started mocking and fighting.

The audience was then treated to a flashback from six years ago, when the girls were young and identical. It turns out that an event that happened in Kyoto led one of the sisters to meet Futaru and wish to change.

Summer comes with sisterly drama. The fifths are forced to return to their old apartment, and Ichika plans to drop out of school after the 2nd semester. How will Futaru solve this crisis?

The summer heat has only boiled the romance. Now that class has started again, Futaru finally admits that he loves all five sisters.

Futaru declares that the school festival will be the “best ever” and it certainly is in many ways. Four of the fifths even kiss him!

The young man must now decide his feelings and choose a path for his future with one of the girls. So, what is the identity of the bride; who is Futaro married to? Answer: Her last name is Nakano.

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the release date of The Quintessential Quintuplets movie to see how the story ends. Stay tuned!

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