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There has to be at least one person on Earth, who would love a tactless guy like you.

― Nino Nakano to Fuutarou Uesugi

Nino Nakano (なか , Nakano Nino?) is the second sister of the Nakano quintuplets. She usually acts as the mother of the family, cooks for them[5] and takes care of their medical needs.[6] Among the five sisters, she is the one who has the highest hostility towards Fuutarou Uesugi and often rebels against him early in the series.


Nino Nakano design draft

Nino Nakano's profile.

Nino is a cute and cold-looking girl with waist-length or hip-length straight hair (but it is later cut to shoulder-length in Vol. 4 Ch. 46 and shown in Vol. 5 Ch. 47) with square bangs hanging over her eyebrows. She has reddish-pink hair, ranging from light pink to telemagenta[7] in Volume 1 and antique pink to red-violet[8] in Volume 4.

Her notable accessories are twin butterfly-shaped ribbons[9] on both sides of her head. Like her sisters, she has dark blue eyes, an average height, a well-endowed figure, and large breasts. She wears a long-sleeved sweater that covers her uniform and a pair of white thigh-high socks. She uses contact lens to address her poor eyesight.[10] Both her and Ichika use a handbag.[11][12]

She is noted to be the more fashionable girl among the sisters, as she has various cute accessories [13] and takes care of her nails.[14] Nino has a rabbit-themed phone cover.[15] Nino is shown to be able to cook, and she makes cookies with cute designs. She also has cute kitchen gloves.[16]

Nino's ears have not yet pierced, but she is planning to have them pierced at least before marriage.[17]


Nino has an outgoing personality and is socially aware, resulting in her having many friends, noted by Yotsuba calling her a "social butterfly."[18] Ichika remarks that she is the most delicate among the sisters.[19]. Nino has a sharp tongue[20] and talks bluntly when confronting others, even to her sisters [21]. Her rebellious attitude makes her the least cooperative girl among the sisters.

Despite the cold and rude front, Nino is caring[22] and protective[23]. It is also evident by her willingness to act as the cook of the family, ignoring her care towards her own appearance (culinary activities may lead to foul odor, damaged nails, etc.). She is also shown to always have band-aids with her, possibly as a precaution to Yotsuba's active behavior[24]. Despite her motherly behavior, Nino can be forgetful at times[25] and is afraid of needles[26].

Nino is touched by Fuutarou Uesugi's story and sheds a tear. Nino considers the story to be tearjerking.[27][28]

Nino is more interested in a romance movie while Itsuki Nakano prefer Science documentary.[29] Nino is trying to kiss Ichika and seems fine about it.[30]

Nino prefers black tea because it can be customized according to her mood.[31] Nino uses a lot of sugar for her tea.[32]

According to Fuutarou, each Nakano Quintuplet has their own characteristics regarding their sheets.[33] In Nino's case, she will file her papers neatly.

According to Ichika, Fuutarou has to be firm to deal with Nino and be kind to deal with Itsuki.[34]

Nino's dream is revealed: she wants to open her own restaurant, and it has been her dream ever since she was a kid.[35]


Academically, among the sisters, Nino ranks in the lower part of the five, with her strongest subject being English.

Nino is shown to be a good cook, ranging from daily meals to cookies to congee.[36] She is capable of making a lot of friends, as noted by Yotsuba Nakano, who labeled her as a "social butterfly." According to Nino, the sisters have their individual preferences, which makes it harder for her to cook for them.[37]

She has poor eyesight, needing contact lenses for her daily activities.[38] Despite having many friends, she is incapable of recognizing Fuutarou Uesugi in a simple wig, implying her oblivious side.[39] However, this is possibly due to darker surroundings and her infatuation towards a blonde Fuutarou.


Main article: Nino Nakano/Relationships



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Fuutarou Uesugi: “You? Hate your sisters? It's the complete opposite, isn't it? The truth is you really care about them a lot, don't you? And that's why you can't stand an outsider like me.
Nino Nakano: “Yeah, right... You've completely missed the mark. You think you understand, but you couldn't be more mistaken. You creep... Is that ... so wrong?
Fuutarou: “Not at all. I totally understand. I have a sister too, you know.
Nino: “Exactly! I'm not wrong. How stupid. Why would I be the one feeling depressed? I've made up my mind. I will never accept you, even if it means being hated by my sisters.
Fuutarou discusses with Nino about her hate toward him, Chapter 6
Nino Nakano: “You've been in love with that girl for five years right? It's way too tragic. [sobs] 
Fuutarou Uesugi: “All I had for her was gratitude and admiration.
Nino: “That's what it meant to love someone!
Fuutarou: “I'm telling you, you're wrong. But to go so far more my sake...
Nino: “Ah~ that tearjerker was just what I needed! It really hit the spot!
Fuutarou: “You're the worst.
Nino: “But hey, don't lose hope. There has to be at least one person on earth who would love a tactless guy like you.
— Nino consoles Fuutarou after he was "rejected", Chapter 43


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Nino Nakano: “Not only do you lack any sense of taste. You're all thumbs too. It's a one-two punch! You should just give up and buy your chocolate from the store.
Miku Nakano: “Shut up [in a bashful expression] 
Nino: “B-but cooking is all about the feelings you put in. There's definitely something special about making something from scratch. Even I screw up sometimes. And being bad at something makes one seem lovable.
— Nino to Miku on hand-made chocolates, Chapter 55


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Fuutarou Uesugi: “That was the first time someone ever confessed to me. I just didn't know how I should talk about it. So let me give you my answer here. I...
Nino: “Wait, I already know you don't like me. It's a given since I've always been so hard on you. But don't decide just yet. We're working together now, but I haven't gotten my feeling across so I want you to know more about me. I want you to know how much I love you, Fuutarou.
— Nino to Fuutarou Uesugi about her love towards him, Chapter 71


  • The name Nino means "two" (二) and "from" (乃) (no).
  • Purple rose petals on Volume 3 cover (Nino's volume) means "love at first sight", which is possibly a reference to her affection towards Kintarou, who is in fact Fuutarou Uesugi.
  • Nino owns various dolls on her bed. One particular doll is often seen in the background or as a cameo throughout the series.[40]
  • Nino's dream is to open a restaurant.
  • Ayana Taketatsu, Nino's voice actress, is the second oldest of the voice actresses of the sisters.


  1. ^ Negi Haruba's tweet and Quintuplets' birthday hashtag
  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. ^ Special Extra Comic Vol. 1, Special Extra Comic Vol. 3
  6. ^ Manga Chapter 26.
  7. ^ Cover page of Volume 1
  8. ^ Manga Chapter 33.
  9. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 34).
  10. ^ Manga Chapter 5 (p. 17).
  11. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 45).
  12. ^ Manga Chapter 1 (p. 46).
  13. ^ Manga Chapter 25.
  14. ^ Manga Chapter 5.
  15. ^ Manga Chapter 2 (p. 19).
  16. ^ Manga Chapter 2 (p. 18).
  17. ^ Manga Chapter 14.
  18. ^ Manga Chapter 2 (p. 9).
  19. ^ Manga Chapter 39 (p. 7).
  20. ^ Manga Chapter 5.
  21. ^ Manga Chapter 5.
  22. ^ Manga Chapter 6.
  23. ^ Manga Chapter 30.
  24. ^ Manga Chapter 26.
  25. ^ Manga Chapter 8.
  26. ^ Manga Chapter 33.
  27. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 7).
  28. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 8).
  29. ^ Manga Chapter 43 (p. 12).
  30. ^ Manga Chapter 65 (p. 7).
  31. ^ Manga Chapter 46 (p. 3).
  32. ^ Manga Chapter 46 (p. 3).
  33. ^ Manga Chapter 35 (p. 10).
  34. ^ Manga Chapter 27 (p. 12).
  35. ^ Manga Chapter 52 (p. 14).
  36. ^ Manga Chapter 5.
  37. ^ Manga Chapter 75 (p. 8).
  38. ^ Manga Chapter 5.
  39. ^ Manga Chapter 26.
  40. ^ Manga Chapter 14 (p. 3).
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