The Quintessential Quintuplets – 5Toubun no Hanayome ADV Game Announced by Mages For PS4 and Switch
Popular harem romcom anime The Quintessential Quintuplets is getting its first console game adaptation this March 2021 in Japan, courtesy of Mages.
On December 20, Mages announced it’s adapting The Quintessential Quintuplets into a game titled Gotoubun no Hanayome ∬~ Natsu no Omoide mo Gotoubun ~. The title can be translated to The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories are Quintessential Too. The game is coming to Japan on the PS4 and Switch on March 25, 2021. The physical version will go for 7,800 Yen. The digital version for 7,000 Yen. Lastly, a Limited Edition will be sold for 10,800 Yen. All prices are tax excluded. The Limited Version for will include five Drama CDs, one for each of the quintuplets, and several undisclosed goods at the moment. Shop-specific preorder goods will be revealed later as well. An official site was opened.
The Quintessential Quintuplets is known as 5Toubun no Hanayome in Japan (the first word is pronounced Gotoubun). The story features a poor high school student who ends up tutoring the Nakano daughters, the five quintuplets of a rich family. The manga is written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. Gotoubun was the first time Haruba had a serialized manga where he handled both roles, and he hit the jackpot. The Quintessential Quintuplets is one of the most popular love comedy and harem manga of the last ten years. As of December 2020, the number of volumes of the manga in circulation exceeded 14 million copies. The manga also won the 43rd Kodansha Manga Award in 2019 for Shounen Manga category. And the anime adaptation made it popular worldwide.
The game’s genre is described as an ADV, meaning it’ll be what we call visual novels outside Japan. In particular, the game is a Galge, visual novels focused on romancing girls. The game features an original story, set on an uninhabited island where the protagonist Futaro Uesugi (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kirito in SAO) and the Nakano quintuplets are stranded for two weeks. While’s it not officially confirmed yet, the game will definitely have at least five endings, one for each quintuplet.
— MAGES.（GAME） ＠12/17～DLセール (@5pbgames) December 20, 2020
The announcement tweet from Mages explained the game’s official Japanese abbreviation is ごとなつ – Gotonatsu.
A trailer featuring the Nakano quintuplets and several CG illustration events was shared. We have Ichika Nakano (Kana Hanazawa), Nino Nakano (Ayana Taketatsu), Miku Nakano (Miku Itō), Yotsuba Nakano (Ayane Sakura), and Itsuki Nakano (Inori Minase).
Gotoubun no Hanayome ∬~ Natsu no Omoide mo Gotoubun ~ The Quintessential Quintuplets Game Announcement Trailer
The game’s opening theme song is titled Minamikaze, sung by the seiyuu voicing the quintuplets. With lyrics by Aira Yuhki and composition/arrangement by Shun Nittame (HANO).
The ending theme song is titled Summer Days, and is also sung by the seiyuu voicing the quintuplets. With lyrics by Aira Yuhki and composition/arrangement by Yusuke Shirato (Dream Monster).
Note that this is the first time The Quintessential Quintuplets is receiving a console game adaptation. However, there’s already a gacha game in Japan.
A puzzle gacha game titled Gotoubun no Hanayome Itsutsugo chan wa Puzzle wo Gotoubun Dekinai launched on iOS and Android in Japan on October 27, 2020. Developed by Enish, it’s fully voiced and features an original story. The game is called Gotopazu by fans.
The original Quintessential Quintuplets manga ran from August 9, 2017, to February 19, 2020, in Weekly Shonen Magazine. The first anime adaptation aired in 2019 and lasted 12 episodes. A second season titled The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬ starts airing on January 7, 2021.