So, I’ve been seeing a lot of this chart all over Twitter for the past few weeks.
Some of the responses the tweets got where funny – but I felt like I was missing out on the joke. (Clearly I’m late to the party – lame I know.) But the constant anime I kept seeing appear on my timeline was The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotoubun no Hanayome).
At first, I kept ignoring it because it looked like an annoying anime. I thought it was the typical harem – cutesy girls, charming man and the perfect recipe for a cheesy love story. Except they’re all siblings – quintuplets to be exact.
But it was all over my timeline. I couldn’t avoid it – so I caved and watched.
Here are my top 3 reasons for liking the anime:
- The sisters (Itsuki, Miku, Ichika, Nino and Yotsuba) have their quirks. They appear to be very different from one another, but all have a common interest in Fuutarou (the boy). I haven’t watched far enough yet to fully see the sisters character development, but here’s to hoping they continue to be strong stand-alone characters.
- It’s funny. Overall, I found myself laughing while watching. Maybe because I find a lot of things funny. However, some of it was a little cliché. (Maybe that’s why I liked it…)
- I liked the idea that five sisters have no interest in school. I’m used to seeing female characters be typical school girls. So it was a little refreshing to see their apathy towards their education. However, girls that need tutoring – that was cliché – BUT five sisters that need tutoring was not cliché. So that was cool.
I think I’ve found an anime I’m willing to binge with high hopes that Fuutarou will fall in love with one of the sisters and that the character development is strong enough for me to continue watching.
Only time will tell – so follow me on twitter @HomegirlOtaku for my updates about this anime!