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The Quintessential Quintuplets Manga is 5 Million Copies Strong

quintessential quintupletsThis has been a big year for Negi Haruba’s The Quintessential Quintuplets manga. A second season of  the anime is in the works, and there’s even a solo exhibition on the way to Japan this summer. On top of that, the editorial team of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine reports that the manga series has hit the milestone of 5 million copies in circulation as of the 9th volume’s publication.

So, beyond being a quality series, what has made this series so successful? According to the editorial team, part of the accomplishment can be attributed to a big surge in female readership!

Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the anime adaptation:

Uesugi Fuutarou, a high school second-year from a poor family, receives a highly appealing offer to work part-time as a tutor… but his students turn out to be girls from his own class! What’s more, they’re quintuplets… and all five are beautiful, but happen to be problem students who have borderline grades and hate studying! Looks like his first assignment will be to win all the sisters’ trust?! Every day is a wild party in this rom-com centering around the quintuplet sisters of the Nakano household!

Source: Hachima Kikō via Crunchyroll