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QUINTESSENTIAL QUINTUPLETS 3
The Quintessential Quintuplets 3
By (author): Negi Haruba
9781632367761 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / School Life May 21, 2019
$14.99 CAD
Active 5 x 7.18 x 0.6 in 192 pages Kodansha Comics
A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!

CRAM SESSION

Working hard finally feels like it’s paying off! After an exciting fireworks festival, Futaro feels like he’s come to an understanding with the sisters. Unfortunately for the study group, midterm exams are right around the corner and the stakes are higher than ever. The quintuplets’ father gives Futaro an ultimatum: If even one of my daughters fails…you’re fired! But to Futaro’s surprise, after a sleepover at the girls’ house, some of them are actually stepping up to help him!

Story Locale: Modern Japan

Series Overview: Futaro Uesugi is a second-year in high school, scraping to get by and pay off his family’s debt. The only thing he can do is study, so when Futaro receives a part-time job offer to tutor the five daughters of a wealthy businessman, he can’t pass it up. Little does he know, these five beautiful sisters are quintuplets, but the only thing they have in common…is that they’re all terrible at studying! At this rate, the sisters can’t graduate, and Futaro must think of a plan that suits each of them—which feels hopeless when five-out-of-five of these girls think he’s a loser!

A classic harem comedy that surrounds a serious boy with a variety of feckless girls, like Love Hina with quintuplets!

Considered a prime candidate for future licensing.

Digital-first release of this series in June 2018 is building early buzz.

Five volumes and ongoing in Japan.

Ages 16 and up for nonexplicit nudity and teen hijinks.

Negi Haruba debuted in 2013 with the story “Coward’s Crossword” in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. Haruba’s first series was Purgatory Karma in 2014, followed in 2017 by Quintessetial Quintuplets, which is the artist’s first manga to be published in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Advertising in Diamond Previews



Publicity: Announcement at Anime Expo 2018 (110,000 attendees expected)

Digital-first release in June 2018 gives this series six months of runway to build word of mouth

Promotion on Kodansha Comics’s Tumblr (14,600 followers), Facebook (13,100 likes) and Twitter (32,000 followers)…and growing every day

Cross-promotions with the American streaming and home video anime licensees

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