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Scrambled Eggs ⑧ (スクランブルエッグ⑧, Sukuranburu Eggu ⑧?) is the sixty-eighth chapter of the 5-toubun no Hanayome manga series and the last chapter of Volume 8.

Cover Page

Color Spread: -
Color Page: Nakano Quintuplets wearing traditional Japanese outfits, each holding a different Japanese traditional game, along with Rui and Hina from Domestic no Kanojo series (magazine cover).
Title Page: the cover of Volume 8.

Summary

The chapter starts with a flashforward to the wedding. The bride affirms her vows, and the priest tells her and the groom to exchange their rings. However, the ring exchange is skipped, which surprises Raiha. As she laments how she brought the rings to her brother to no avail, the priest tells him to kiss the bride, with Raiha looking on in awe.

A younger Raiha is soaking in the hot springs with some of the Nakano Quintuplets. When asked by Yotsuba whether she enjoyed her vacation, Raiha affirms that she would tell her friends about the inn since it's a nice place. Meanwhile, Miku and Ichika are in the sauna, Ichika standing up to leave. Miku tells her eldest sister that she'll search for that something that'll make Fuutarou fall for her. Hearing this, Ichika backs away from the door and joins Miku's side, stating that she doesn't feel like losing. The two laugh heartily after the exchange, as Nino pouts remarking to Itsuki that she won't care about appearances anymore. The second sister asks the youngest if she's hiding anything from her, with Itsuki saying that a secret can't stay a secret if it gets revealed. Raiha comments on how the hot springs somehow feels hotter than when she got in.

In the men's side, Fuutarou feels a chill as he watches his father and employer taking a dip as well. When he gets out, Fuutarou overhears Isanari commenting about there being only five tickets to the inn, with Fuutarou's family being the fifth. Realizing that Miku hadn't won any tickets, Fuutarou searches for the quintuplet's grandfather, remembering that the previous night Maruo had suggested to his father-in-law to have a last talk with the quintuplets because he was getting quite old, only to get a refusal. When the boy finds his "master", he can't say anything about what he just overheard, and just thanks him. The grandfather tells him about the quints being his last hope after he lost Rena, and asks him to tell his granddaughters to be themselves.

As the two families get ready to leave, Fuutarou tells the grandfather that he'll be back to make more memories with him. The grandfather tells him that he'll be able to tell the five girls apart just from their face by then. The Nakanos and Uesugis take a group photo under the Bell of Vows with all the sisters still disguised as Itsuki. While the others walk away, Fuutarou falls back, wondering how he was able to tell Miku apart. At the wedding, the sisters find a photo of them as adults with their grandfather, who is smiling happily as his granddaughters are finally able to be themselves around him. With the sound of the bells, the sisters realize that Fuutarou and the bride are about to seal their vows with a kiss. One of them reminisces about how the two had already kissed "on that day, five years ago". In the present, Fuutarou tells himself that he won't be tricked by the quintuplets anymore, but one of the sisters runs toward him. As he asks her what she wants, his foot slips, with the two falling to the ground. The Bell of Vows and the bells at the wedding connect the two scenes, future Fuutarou telling himself that it was since then that "she" became special to him. Present Fuutarou, shocked and embarassed by the event, cannot do anything but look on as "Itsuki" walks away, telling himself that he couldn't tell who it was.

Story Impact

  • One of the Nakano Quintuplets kisses Fuutarou and in doing so, pulling the "Bell of Vows" together. This quintuplet later becomes The Bride.
  • The given names of the quintuplets' mother and stepfather are revealed.
  • Papa Nakano fabricated the tickets to create an excuse to let the sisters visit their grandfather, the innkeeper.

Chapter Notes

  • Fuutarou is supposed to give the bride a ring, but he choose to skip it.[page 2]
  • Raiha praises the inn, making Yotsuba adore her more.[page 5]
  • Miku found a new resolve to go after her love, and Ichika also implies that she doesn't want to give up.[page 7][page 8-9]
  • Nino realizes that not only Miku, but also Ichika likes Fuutarou.[page 10]
  • Itsuki has her secrets, but will not tell others because it's a secret.[page 11]
  • Papa Nakano's first name is revealed to be Maruo.[page 12]
  • Papa Nakano can't handle alcohol and only drinks on special occasions.[page 12]
  • There are already four guests with winning tickets before the Uesugi Family, revealing that the Nakano Family aren't there because of winning the lottery.[page 13]
  • Papa Nakano took the sisters to the hot spring because he wants Grandfather to spend time with his granddaughters.[page 14]
  • Nakano Quintuplets are Grandfather's last hope ever since he lost Mama Nakano.[page 15]
  • Mama Nakano's first name is revealed to be Rena.[page 15]
  • Grandfather asks Fuutarou to tell the sisters that they can be "themselves", meaning that they won't have to dress and look the same for his sake.[page 16]
  • Fuutarou promises that he will come again (with the Nakano Quintuplets) to make memories with him.[page 17]
  • Grandfather expects Fuutarou to be able to tell the sisters apart when that time comes.[page 17]
  • The Uesugi Family and the Nakano Family take a picture together.[page 17]
  • The Wedding Ceremony is named Uesugi Family - Nakano Family Wedding Reception.[page 19]
  • The Nakano Quintuplets, minus the bride, are present in a room inside the church.[page 18]
  • Grandfather was still in good health 2 years ago.[page 19]
  • One of the Nakano Quintuplets, minus the bride, comments that the bride and Fuutarou look nervous during their wedding kiss.[page 19]
  • One of the Nakano Quintuplets, minus the bride, overheard that the bride and Fuutarou have kissed before (referring to the hot spring trip).[page 19]
  • One of the Nakano Quintuplets (presumably Fuutarou's future bride) kisses Fuutarou and in doing so, pulling the "Bell of Vows" together.[page 21][page 22]
  • Fuutarou is unable to identify the sister who kissed him.[page 24]

Characters

List of characters in order of their appearance :

Quote

  • "I won't make any memories. I don't wish for those kids to experience the sadness of losing a family member again" - Nakano Quintuplets' Grandfather[page 14]

Trivia

  • This is the last chapter of Volume 8, Chapter 68, Fuutarou is confronted face-to-face by a Nakano, and Ichika tells Miku that she won't lose to her. In the first chapter of Volume 8, Chapter 60, Fuutarou is also confronted face-to-face by a Nakano, and it is Miku who tells Ichika that she won't lose to her.
  • The first few pages of the first chapter in the Second Year Saga, Chapter 1, is about Fuutarou and his bride in their wedding ceremony. The last few pages of the last chapter in the saga, Chapter 68, is also about Fuutarou and his bride in their wedding ceremony.
  • Nakano Quintuplets used the name "Maruo" for their fake tutor (actually Ebata). One of them, also uses the name of "Rena" for their mysterious girl persona.
  • Negi's Shoe Panel:
    • page 7: hesitating
    • page 21: accident

References

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