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I'm going to have all five of you graduate with smiles on your face!

― Fuutarou Uesugi

Fuutarou Uesugi (上杉 風太郎うえすぎ ふうたろう, Uesugi Fuutarō?) is the main protagonist of the 5Toubun no Hanayome series. He is a serious and hardworking high school student, and a prodigy at the top of his grade.[2] Due to financial reasons, he is tasked to tutor the Nakano Quintuplets.

History

Fuutarou had an experience to get his ear pierced before.[3]

Appearance

Fuutarou is a stern-looking young man with a short hair and tall build. He has a natural black hair colour with a slight pigeon-blue shade on it.[4] In his younger days, he dyed his hair blonde while assuming a delinquent persona.[5] Fuutarou is mostly seen in his uniform, even during summer festival and hanging out outside.[6][7] Fuutarou owns an older model candybar phone.[8] He only has 2 contacts in it, his father and Raiha.[9] Miku remarks that Fuutarou has "a face of a villain".[10] Nino consider Fuutarou's hairstyle weird.[11]

Kintarou

His Kintarou persona sports a blonde, more spiky, and slightly longer hairstyle.

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Personality

According to Isanari, Fuutarou used to be similar to his father as a kid, with their wild personality and being bad at studying. He lives a frugal lifestyle.[12] Fuutarou prefers solitude, his friends remark that Fuutarou is "by himself again".[13] Someone comments that Fuutarou is always like that, trying to not associate with everyone.[14] Ichika remarks that Fuutarou is direct and doesn't mince words.[15] Yotsuba's first impression of Fuutarou is a gloomy and not-having-many-friends guy.[16] His facial expression is always serious, sometimes having grumpy and annoyed look, and rarely blush or flustered.[17][18] Fuutarou thinks that being the Class Representative is just hindering his study.[19]

Fuutarou is noted to have a big ego and high confidence.[20][21] He can also be rude and straightforward, but is actually capable to hold back his emotions.[22][23] Despite that, Fuutarou could momentarily lose his composure when agitated and faced with unfavourable circumstances.[24] He also doesn't like getting involved with other people's problems, finding them to be troublesome.[25]

Fuutarou is shown to be hardworking and has a high patience, as he is able to tutor several girls that have below average scores. It is personally stated and hinted that Fuutarou currently doesn't have interest in romantic relationships.[26] He considers love as something foolish and detests it.[27]

Fuutarou is seen sweating when he's lying and/or nervous.[28][29]

Raiha describes Fuutarou as "an overly confident" guy and a "study freak".[30][31]

Nino encourages Fuutarou about his future love life, despite labelling him as a tactless guy.[32] Ichika also said the same thing when she visits him in the hospital.

The older Fuutarou is someone who doesn't pay attention to everything except work.[33] The test sheet is written specifically for each sister.[34] Fuutarou then tells them that they don't need to pay him now, and that they could do so in the future.[35] Fuutarou worked on various food-related part-time job. Itsuki suspects that it was for the free food.[36] Miku finds Fuutarou which is thinking about love-related stuff funny.[37]

Kintarou

Fuutarou tried to make Kintarou as someone more manly and brawny than his silent usual self.

Ability

Fuutarou is a smart student and ranked top among his peer. He acknowledges that his forte is only studying.[38] He is able to score perfectly in various tests.[39] He got 100 in all 5 subjects during the Second Year Midterm Exam.[40] He also has an exceptional memory and excellent reading comprehension.[41] Fuutarou is able to absorbs several dozens worth of book in three days.[42] His reason for studying is related to a young girl in his flashback.[43] Fuutarou is able to sleep while sitting straight with his eyes wide open.[44] Ichika's director notes that Fuutarou is the one who draws out Ichika's potential.[45] Fuutarou is shown to have a cunning and crafty mind, as he's able to get the most out of the cafe's menu, successfully trick a teacher with his plan, and getting the lazy Nakano Quintuplets to start studying.[46][47]

Fuutarou acknowledges that human relations isn't his strong point.[48] He always tries to cut off relationship with others aside from family, that is why he doesn't have experience about confession before.[49] He is less adept with technology, he is unfamiliar with the internet's function.[50] Another indication of his lack of knowledge in technology: he is unfamiliar with Nakano Quintuplets' apartment lock system.[51] Fuutarou has low physical endurance/stamina.[52][53] Miku and Fuutarou have almost equal physical endurance/stamina.[54][55] He even tried to piggyback Miku, but has no strength to do so.[56] Fuutarou has a low strength, he is unable to lift a log, while the other guy is seen carrying it without much difficulty.[57] Fuutarou is shown to be very tired after the sprint, and unable to lift some equipment, another indication of his low physical strength.[58][59]

Despite his poor social skills, he is able to see through a person's emotion and motivate them.[60][61] Initially, Fuutarou is unable to judge the names of the sisters since they're so similar, but later he is able to differentiate them by how they call him.[62][63] He is also capable of distinguishing the girls' based on their individual style of writing. Fuutarou is in a slump for quite some time, as he is bothered by Nino's confession.[64]

Fuutarou is not a good cook.[65] He is able to ride a motorcycle.[66] He once worked on a delivery job before, which was when he got his license.[67]

Quotes

  • "I'm glad that you found what you want to do"[68]
  • "I shall help all of your daughters successfully graduate!"[69]
  • "Love? That is the stupidest, furthest removed act from academics. Anyone who wishes to engage in romance may do so. But, their life will peak when they are a student"[70]
  • "It's not weird! Trust in what you like!"[71]
  • "If one of you can do something. all of you can do it. Ichika, Nino, Yotsuba, Itsuki, and you too, Miku. I believe the potential to score 100 points rests within all five of you!"[72]
  • "I'm gonna make sure all five of you graduate with a smile"[73]
  • "I want to make all her wish come true" [74]
  • "Being equal is fine and all...but we can't reject what someone have achieved" [75]
  • "There are some idiots that need me to teach them"[76]
  • "When I met that girl in Kyoto, I swore I'd become someone that somebody would need someday. That's why I've been studying."
  • "There's no stopping people from changing, you have to accept it and let go of the past" [77]
  • "Who cares about the exams, I want the five of you to be together"[78]
  • "The annoying thing about human relationships is that.. you can't proceed with just one side's opinion."[79]

Trivia

  • He is an Aries and believes in charms and horoscope.[80]
  • Nino is the first Nakano Quintuplets to be pushed down (although accidentally), and seen half-naked by Fuutarou.
  • Fuutarou's favorite meal is curry udon.[81]
  • The anime provides Fuutarou's contact details. His phone number is 090-62149-31876 and email address is GeniusFutaro@hardbank.ne.jp.[no citation]

References

  1. ^ Haruba, Negi [@negi_haruba] (15 April 2018)."4/15" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Manga Chapter 33 (p. 15).
  3. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (p. 10).
  4. ^ Manga Chapter 7 (p. 1).
  5. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (pp. 1-2).
  6. ^ Manga Chapter 7.
  7. ^ Manga Chapter 8.
  8. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 15)
  9. ^ Manga Chapter 9 (p. 2).
  10. ^ Manga Chapter 6 (p. 4).
  11. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 4).
  12. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 4)
  13. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 5)
  14. ^ Manga Chapter 70 (p. 5).
  15. ^ Manga Chapter 11 (p. 13).
  16. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 27).
  17. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 7).
  18. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 12).
  19. ^ Manga Chapter 70 (p. 11).
  20. ^ Manga Chapter 2 (p. 31).
  21. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (p. 1).
  22. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 12).
  23. ^ Manga Chapter 5 (p. 4).
  24. ^ Manga Chapter 16 (p. 6).
  25. ^ Manga Chapter 6 (p. 20).
  26. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 17).
  27. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 12)
  28. ^ Manga Chapter 16 (p. 2).
  29. ^ Manga Chapter 17 (p. 2).
  30. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (p. 1).
  31. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (p. 2).
  32. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 8).
  33. ^ Manga Chapter 32 (p. 2).
  34. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 9).
  35. ^ Manga Chapter 51 (p. 20).
  36. ^ Manga Chapter 52 (p. 15).
  37. ^ Manga Chapter 61 (p. 11).
  38. ^ Manga Chapter 71 (p. 13).
  39. ^ Manga Chapter 20 (p. 19).
  40. ^ Manga Chapter 20 (p. 20).
  41. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 31).
  42. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 14).
  43. ^ Manga Chapter 10 (p. 11).
  44. ^ Manga Chapter 12 (p. 1).
  45. ^ Manga Chapter 12 (p. 2).
  46. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 3).
  47. ^ Manga Chapter 19 (p. 17).
  48. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 8)
  49. ^ Manga Chapter 71 (p. 13).
  50. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 14).
  51. ^ Manga Chapter 5 (p. 1).
  52. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 10).
  53. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 11).
  54. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 10).
  55. ^ Manga Chapter 4 (p. 11).
  56. ^ Manga Chapter 9 (p. 9).
  57. ^ Manga Chapter 27 (p. 7).
  58. ^ Manga Chapter 72 (p. 5).
  59. ^ Manga Chapter 72 (p. 6).
  60. ^ Manga Chapter 6 (p. 16).
  61. ^ Manga Chapter 11 (p. 9).
  62. ^ Manga Chapter 8 (p. 4).
  63. ^ Manga Chapter 30 (p. 17).
  64. ^ Manga Chapter 61 (p. 4).
  65. ^ Manga Chapter 52 (p. 17).
  66. ^ Manga Chapter 59 (p. 17).
  67. ^ Manga Chapter 59 (p. 17).
  68. ^ Manga Chapter 28 (p. 7).
  69. ^ Manga Chapter 2 (p. 4).
  70. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 12)
  71. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 23)
  72. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 21)
  73. ^ Manga Chapter 3 (p. 18)
  74. ^ Manga Chapter 7 (p. 15).
  75. ^ Manga Chapter 29 (p. 17).
  76. ^ Manga Chapter 33 (p. 15).
  77. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 16).
  78. ^ Manga Chapter 44 (p. 11).
  79. ^ Manga Chapter 59 (p. 17).
  80. ^ Manga Chapter 33 (p. 4).
  81. ^ Manga Chapter 6 (p. 10).


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