The Picture That Started It All (はじまりのしゃしん, Hajimari no Shashin?) is the fourteenth chapter of the 5-toubun no Hanayome manga series and the last chapter of Volume 2.

Cover Page

  • Color Spread: -
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  • Title Page: Nino Nakano sleeping, covered in blanket, and surrounded by an alarm clock and some dolls.


Because of the girls, Fuutarou is nervous of the upcoming mid-term exams. He goes to the quints' place to get his handbook back, and Nino agrees to hand it over under one condition: Fuutarou must help her pierce her ears. Nino accidentally opens the handbook and sees a folded picture of a young boy and a young girl, which resembles the girls from the Nakano Quintuplets' photo album.

Story Impact

  • The young Nakano Quintuplets bear striking resemblance to the young girl in Fuutarou's photo.

Chapter Notes

  • Fuutarou is feeling worried about the mid-term test that is upcoming.
  • Raiha describes Fuutarou as "an overly confident" guy and a "study freak."[page 1][page 2]
  • Fuutarou is usually happy about having a test.[page 1]
  • Fuutarou used to have poor grades just like his father.[page 1]
  • There is an old photo in Fuutarou's student handbook.[page 2]
  • Nino wants to have her ears pierced because her sisters' all had theirs pierced.[page 7]
  • Nino is scared about getting her ears pierced.[page 10]
  • Fuutarou had an experience to get his ear pierced before.[page 10]
  • There is a photo of a young Fuutarou in his student handbook. The young boy is Nino's type.[page 14]
  • Nino asks him to introduce her to the young boy to which Fuutarou nervously tells her he will.[page 15]
  • Nino delays getting a piercing. She says it can wait until her wedding.[page 16]
  • The other half of the photo shows a young girl standing near Fuutarou.[page 18]
  • The young Nakano Quintuplets bear striking resemblance to the young girl in Fuutarou's photo.[page 18]

The anime rearranges the event in this chapter to be included in Episode 8.


List of characters in order of their appearance:


  • "That wild looking boy, might just be my type" - Nino Nakano[page 13]
  • "I just need to get it pierced before I wear a wedding dress." (Nino Nakano to Ichika Nakano)[page 16]


  • This is the last chapter of Volume 2, the focus is about a photo of younger Fuutarou and one Nakano sister. The first chapter of the Volume 2, Chapter 6, the focus is a photo of current Fuutarou and one Nakano sister.
  • Nino owns various dolls on her bed, and the Nakano Quintuplets is seen having one. One particular doll is often seen in the background or as a cameo throughout the series.[page 3]
  • Nino has an old school alarm clock near her when she's sleeping. This is probably a hint regarding Nino's habit of waking up early and preparing to cook for her sisters. This issue is later explored more in the bonus illustration of Volume 3 (which has Nino on the cover).
  • Nino is the first girl to properly invite Fuutarou to her room.[page 7]
  • Nino is the first girl whose ear is touched by Fuutarou.[page 9]
  • Negi's Shoe Panel:
    • page 9: hitting 
  • Nakano Quintuplets Formation:
    • page 19-20 : Nino - Miku - Itsuki - Yotsuba - Ichika


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