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Parents' Guide to

The Quintessential Quintuplets

By Danae Stahlnecker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Romcom about friendship, sisterhood has sexualized imagery.

TV Crunchyroll Anime 2019
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Archetypical characters and unlikely plot setups make for relatable storytelling that's fun but a bit contrived. The Quintessential Quintuplets features high school students with strong but distinct personality types, which helps young viewers see themselves in the characters. Serious Futaro (Josh Grelle), flirty Ichika (Lindsay Seidel), aggressive Nino (Jill Harris), shy Miku (Felecia Angelle), peppy Yostuba (Bryn Apprill), and friendly but defensive Itsuki (Tia Ballard) all accept and admire each other's differences, and when their personalities clash they ultimately learn to understand and treat each other better. However, the show's commitment to simple, archetype characters means that the characters' growth is limited. They often fall back into the same habits and repetitive conflicts, which can make the plot feel contrived, especially when the show forces the characters into unlikely scenarios fueled by miscommunication and over-the-top reactions. That said, the overarching themes are also relevant to teens' common troubles with romance, family, academic achievement, and self-discovery.

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