|“||I'll try doing what I can do, but there are things only you can do||”|
Ichika Nakano (
AppearanceIchika is a playful girl with very short spiky hair. She has white-pink/light pink hair color, ranging from oyster pink to light pink shade in Volume 1, and oyster white to light pink shade in Volume 4.
Her notable accessory is a single earring. Like her sisters, she has dark blue eyes, an average height, and well-endowed figure. A stall owner praises Ichika for her cuteness, but he doesn't praise the nearby Itsuki.
Ichika is a sleepyhead and likes to doze off. Her room is messy and unorganized, she also has mature-type clothes, including a sexy nightgown. Ichika is a sleepyhead, and she sleeps naked, even when sleeping together with her sister.
Ichika owns sexy undergarments.
Ichika's teasing habit is first shown.
Ichika loves to tease people and be open about it, exhibiting her boldness even towards a male. Ichika acts as the eldest sister of the Nakano Quintuplets, and seems to have a calm and composed demeanor. Fuutarou noted that her smile is fake, and encourage her to put away that kind of smile.
Ichika initially had pessimistic attitude towards the sisters' learning capabilities, making her one of the obstacles for Fuutarou tutoring lessons early in the story. After being inspired by Fuutarou, she began to change her mind and started to study with him. Fuutarou also helped her patch things up with her sisters, making the quintuplets become closer. Ichika's room is very messy & unorganized. Ichika notices that Miku trying to understand Fuutarou's taste. Despite her smug expression and teasing behavior, Ichika is shown to have a weakness to romantic moments happening to her.
According to Fuutarou, each Nakano Quintuplets has their own characteristics regarding their sheets. On Ichika's case, her writing and paper would be sloppy.
Fuutarou remarks that Ichika is the most competent out of the five. She also picks things up quickly.
Ichika is bothered when the sisters are making decision without her.
Ichika keeps her job secret because of her pride as the eldest sister. She plans to be successful first before telling her sisters about the job. Fuutarou describes Ichika as someone who puts on a fake smile and hides her feelings whenever something serious is involved. Fuutarou goes to see Ichika doing her homework alone, to which he joins her. Ichika acknowledges that she's an underhanded person.
Ichika is a model and an actress. She is able to impersonate her sisters' expression and traits, showcasing her excellent acting capability. Ichika claimed that she is not as good as Miku in impersonating the sisters. Fuutarou is impressed at how good Ichika's acting is, when she accidentally eat cakes made by him but managed to praise it wholeheartedly. According to Fuutarou, she is able to "see through people", hinting her good insight towards human psychology. This is evident when Ichika easily deduces Fuutarou and Itsuki's quarrel, and correctly guess the state of Itsuki currently in.
Ichika is able to deduce that Fuutarou is currently "targeting" Itsuki, just from a single glance. Ichika's "big sister" traits are first shown when she refers to herself as "onee-san" to Fuutarou and asks him to consult her. Among the sister, Ichika is usually ranked on the middle part of the five, with Math as her strongest subject.
- "Those are not useless things! This is the choice that I picked!"
- "I'll do what I can to help her, but there's something only you can do." (To Fuutarou about Itsuki)
- "I wanted things to continue like this forever. I didn't want this comfortable situation to change, but in reality, I didn't want anyone else to have it."
- "Make the choice you won't regret, because things won't keep going like this forever" - Ichika Nakano.
- "I need to work hard, for both my sake as well as theirs" - Ichika Nakano
- "Why did I have to fall in love?" - Ichika Nakano
- "And that's why you fell in love with him? Don't you think things fell into place a bit too easily for you?" - Ichika Nakano
- The name Ichika means "one flower", comprised of the kanji ichi (一 'one') and ka (花 'flower').
- Ichika notable accessory is a single earring, representing number 1, which is a part of her name and the order of her birth.
- Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplets to "kabedon" Fuutarou.
- Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplets to be hugged by Fuutarou.
- Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplet to give a lap pillow to Fuutarou.
- Ichika is the first girl who got a proper headpat by Fuutarou (technically, Miku is the first to get a headpat).
- Ichika is the second Nakano Quintuplets that Fuutarou sees a half-naked.
- Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplets girl who is directly seen crying by Fuutarou (Chapter 27).
- Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplets whose goals/dreams is shown/stated, which is to become an actress.
- Since the bell scene, Ichika is the first Nakano Quintuplets which trigger Fuutarou's awareness towards lips (befitting her name).
- Ichika is the fifth Nakano Quintuplet who directly or indirectly confess to Fuutarou.