Futaru Uesugi is a bit of a loaner, but he's ok with it. He gets high marks on all his test, but his family is struggling financially. One day, his dad finds the perfect job for Futaru - tutoring for a rich family who just moved to town! Of course, it owuld end up being the girl that Futaru just insulted in the lunch room! It also turns out that it's not just a tutoring job for one classmate - it's for five... a set of quintuplets who are all failing at school and have grim hopes of graduating. The girls also hate studying, and Futaru has to create a plan of attack to appeal to them individually, otherwise he has no hope of getting paid.
I'm sure each one of the girls will eventually become their own character, but in this first volume, we only get a little bit of dedicated time to two of them: Yotsuba and Miku. Yotsuba is bubbly and welcoming, albeit the least academically gifted. Miku is quiet, loves listening to music, and has a strange fascination with Japanese warlords of the past. Otherwise, the three other girls are sort of blending into the same character. There are also some major flaws with this title. The translation seems to be really rough, as in someone translated it word for word and whole sentences seem out of context at times. There is also a LOT of fan-service. There are several shots up the girls' skirts (shadows prevent anything from being seen though), and lots of poses from them that accentuate their large breasts. The girls seem to be overly sexualized, while none of them so far are really using their womanly wiles to completely get out of studying, so that means it's not really part of the storyline at the moment.
Kodansha rates this for Older teen, most likely owing to the sexualization of the five girls. There was nothing else in this volume that was inappropriate for younger grades.
Sara's Rating: 5/10
Suitability Level: Grades 10-12
Publication Date: December 31, 2018
ISBN: 9781632367747 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 5/10, Suitability: High School, Manga, Family, Kodansha
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