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A Battle Amongst Men (おとこいくさ, Otoko no Ikusa?) is the seventy-sixth chapter of the 5-toubun no Hanayome manga series.


Fuutarou and the Nakano Quintuplets are having the National Mock Exam. Takeda, despite having a cheat sheet, choose not to use it because he want to fight Fuutarou fairly. In the end, Fuutarou ranks 3rd and earn Maruo's praise.

Story Impact[]

  • Takeda's background story is revealed.
  • Fuutarou ranks 3rd in the National Mock Exam.

Chapter Notes[]

  • Isanari Uesugi likes to drink milk (first shown in Chapter 2).[page 2]
  • Takeda's father is the School Chairman.[page 7]
  • The School Chairman is acquainted with Maruo Nakano.[page 8]
  • Takeda's dream as a child is to be a physician like his mother.[page 8]
  • The documents Takeda receives from his father is the mock exam's answer sheet.[page 11]
  • Takeda tears apart the answer sheet because he wants to beat Fuutarou fairly.[page 12][page 14]
  • Takeda's dream is to be an astronaut.[page 13]
  • Ebata is shown once again to call Maruo "Master."[page 16]
  • Ichika ranks 146,079th out of 250,762 participants. Her English score is 60/200 and Math score is 75/200.[page 16]
  • Takeda ranks 8th in the National Mock Exam, while Fuutarou ranks 3rd.[page 17-18]
  • Fuutarou gets perfect score for the first four subjects, but not for the last one, because he fell asleep in the middle of the exam. Fuutarou might get perfect score if he's awake.[page 18]
  • Maruo praises Fuutarou's hard work.[page 19]


List of characters in order of their appearance:



  • "Sorry, but it's not one-on-one, there are six of us on this side" - Fuutarou Uesugi[page 4]
  • "Because I have a dream, I wil defeat you with my own abilities! Results brought about by resorting to cheap tricks hold no meaning!" - Takeda[page 14]
  • "That resolve of his, is impressive" - Maruo Nakano[page 19]