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Itsuki Nakano (なか 五月いつき, Nakano Itsuki?) is the fifth sister of the Nakano Quintuplets, and one of the main characters of the 5-toubun no Hanayome series. Itsuki is serious and diligent, yet also a glutton and crybaby.

Appearance

Itsuki is a serious looking girl with medium-length hair and an expressive ahoge. She has reddish-orange hair colour, ranging from light pink to salmon pink in Volume 1, and deep orange to orient red in Volume 4. Her notable accessories are a pair of star-shaped hairpins, which Fuutarou Uesugi called unfashionable at one point, near both of her eyes. Like her sisters, she has dark blue eyes, an average height, and a well-endowed figure. In class, or when she does activities that involve studying, she wears glasses.

Itsuki is noted to be "cute" by her classmates and she looks very similar to Rena Nakano, according to Shimoda.

She wears her uniform normally without any accessories, like most of the girl students,[7] and on occasion, she wears a handbag.[8][9]

Gallery

Personality

Itsuki is a serious and earnest girl [10] who usually wakes up early compared to her sisters.[11][12] She is well-manned; never being late or missed a class,[13] and always speaks politely. Nino, her sister, comments that Itsuki is too straight-laced.[14]

Itsuki is a girl who bears grudges,[15] as shown when she rejects Fuutarou Uesugi's tutoring partly because of a previous quarrel they had. She is also someone who can't be honest with herself and has difficulties being more straightforward.[16][17] Both of these qualities often make her struggle on her own. She is often a wimp, be it about unfavourable situations,[18] scary things[19] or her stubborn self.[20][21][22]

She has a huge appetite and is mostly seen eating something throughout the series. It appears that she doesn't mind treating her sisters unfairly when it comes to food-related topics.[23] This shows where during one scenario when she proposed to her sisters to share their cakes; suspected to sample all the flavours by Ichika.[24]

According to Fuutarou, each Nakano Quintuplet has their own characteristics regarding their sheets.[25] In Itsuki's case, she would rather use an eraser than scribble on them

Ability

Itsuki is commended as a diligent girl, and she does things very precisely.[26][27] She is also perceptive and has a good sense of detail.[28] Despite that, she has an awful sense of direction.[29] Her poor sense of direction is first mentioned, when she became sensitive to the cold so she sneaks into Nino's futon.[30] She also has poor eyesight and is often seen wearing glasses.[31] She has good observation and deduction skills.[32] Among the sister, Itsuki ranks on the higher part of the five, with her strongest subject being Science.[33]

In spite of her excellent deduction skills, she was the last of her sisters to realise Miku's affection towards Fuutarou.[34]

Relationships

Main Article: Itsuki Nakano/Relationships

Quotes

  • "In the end, we can't know what he feels, what he thinks, unless we ask him personally"[35]
  • "Aren't you going to set a good example? We're counting on you"[36]
  • "How does it feel to receive words of gratitude from someone you taught? For me. I want to treasure the feelings from that time"[37]
  • "The numerous days we spent studying for exams, fireworks festival, field trip, new year celebration, we spent all that time together. Doesn't that already make us... friends?"[38]

Trivia

  • Itsuki is the only girl whose name is a portmanteau as the name Itsuki means "five" (五) (itsu) and "moon" (月) (tsuki).
  • Itsuki is seen wearing glasses when she's about to do a test (Chapter 2), suggesting she has hyperopia (far-sightedness). In Chapter 3 with Fuutarou Uesugi, he remarks that Itsuki can't see far away, suggesting she has myopia (near-sightedness). Despite sharing eye problems with Nino Nakano, only Itsuki wears glasses.
  • Itsuki believes in fate and charms.[39][40]
  • Itsuki's notable accessories are two stars on the front of her hair, representing number 5, which is a part of her name and the order of her birth.
  • Itsuki won 3rd place on the Japanese popularity poll with 1235 votes.[41]
  • Itsuki's food critic pseudonym, May (M·A·Y?) literally means May in English, as in the fifth month of the year. The Kanji of Itsuki (五月?) is also used for "May" in Japanese.
  • Itsuki is the second Nakano Quintuplet to get her picture taken alongside Fuutarou. However, she is the first Nakano Quintuplet to have a picture with Fuutarou taken properly.[42]

References

  1. ^ Haruba, Negi [@negi_haruba] (5 May 2018). "#五つ子生誕祭 Thank you for the tweets!" (Tweet in Japanese) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Manga Chapter 64 (p. 1).
  3. ^ [@5Hanayome] (Feb 8, 2018). “「教えて!五月せんせー!」 その1『標準体重』” (Tweet in Japanese) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Manga Volume 9 – Extra Bonus Comic.
  5. ^ Manga Chapter 71.
  6. ^ Yu, Apphia [@soymilkpudding] (January 31, 2019). "Yo, I'll be directing the dub for The Quintessential Quintuplets this season, and it's gonna be A+. Check out this adorable romcom now!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Manga Chapter 1, page 19.
  8. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 45).
  9. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 46).
  10. ^ Manga Chapter 1, page 22.
  11. ^ Manga Chapter 19, page 3.
  12. ^ Manga Chapter 24, page 18.
  13. ^ Manga Chapter 15 (p. 2).
  14. ^ Manga Chapter 19 (p. 17).
  15. ^ Manga Chapter 1, page 20.
  16. ^ Manga Chapter 17, page 14.
  17. ^ Manga Chapter 31, page 12.
  18. ^ Manga Chapter 12 (p. 5).
  19. ^ Manga Chapter 26 (p. 18).
  20. ^ Manga Chapter 12, page 5.
  21. ^ Manga Chapter 25, page 14.
  22. ^ Manga Chapter 17, page 15.
  23. ^ Volume 1 Special Extra Comic.
  24. ^ Manga Chapter 60 (p. 4).
  25. ^ Manga Chapter 35 (p. 10).
  26. ^ Manga Chapter 2, page 7.
  27. ^ Manga Chapter 25, page 3.
  28. ^ Manga Chapter 6, page 7.
  29. ^ Manga Chapter 12, page 8.
  30. ^ Manga Chapter 52 (p. 2).
  31. ^ Manga Chapter 30, page 16.
  32. ^ Manga Chapter 6 (p. 7).
  33. ^ Manga Chapter 20, page 7.
  34. ^ Manga Chapter 67 (p. 2).
  35. ^ Manga Chapter 31 (p. 12).
  36. ^ Manga Chapter 39 (p. 14).
  37. ^ Manga Chapter 57 (p. 18).
  38. ^ Manga Chapter 63 (p. 14).
  39. ^ Manga Chapter 1, page 10.
  40. ^ Manga Chapter 34.
  41. ^ Manga Chapter 59.
  42. ^ Manga Chapter 7 (p. 19).


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