The Quintessential Quintuplets

Analysis – The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Memories Spent With You

2024 marks the fifth anniversary of The Quintessential Quintuplets anime, one of the most beloved franchises by fans. And among the several surprises that were announced, a new movie and novel, the West had one more thanks to the company Spike Chunsoft who were able to legally bring the first two visual novels of the Quintuplets, “Memories of a Quintessential Summer” and “Five Memories Spent With You”, to this side of the world.

The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer

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Let’s start talking about the first visual novel, The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer (Natsu no Omoide mo Gotoubun), which would be set before the school festival somewhere in the second season of the anime. The story, due to good results in their studies, the Quintessentials decide to take a 3-day vacation on a private island and invite Fuutaro and Raiha with them, but due to a storm the stay will be extended and they will have to cooperate to survive as long as the storm lasts.

The gameplay of The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer is a mix between visual novel and resource management, you as Fuutaro will have to organize the schedules and activities of each of the Quintuplets because at the end of the 14 days there will be an exam where all of them will have to pass.

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Managing who will be in charge of collecting water and food, preparing food, leisure time and subjects to study will be the key to succeed in this adventure. Something additional is the time you will spend with each of the Quintillizas, this will raise the “intimacy” and allow you to travel one of the fourteen routes that the game has, if there is a harem route and a route with Raiha (fortunately not romantic).

In the visual section of the game, it fulfills the task of showing us beautiful scenes of our Quintillizas with light animations in the eyes (which could easily become your favorite wallpaper), which are accompanied by the great performances of their Japanese seiyuus.

And about the translation of the videogame, is translated to English, you won’t have any problem to follow the story.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets – Five Memories Spent With You

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The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Memories Spent With You, is arguably the “What If…?” of the franchise and what many fans hope to see animated at some point. The video game places us on the last day of the school festival, where we as Fuutaro will confess our feelings for one of the Nakano sisters.

Before starting the video game makes you choose between one of the five sisters, once the choice is made, the story of the chosen Quintilliza will begin, where some time after the confession and planning what will become of their lives when they graduate. Fuutaro proposes a graduation trip to Okinawa where we can spend more time and get to know our chosen Quintilliza better.

The gameplay and navigation, unlike the previous video game, is completely that of a visual novel, where each choice will trigger the strengthening of our relationship with our Quintilliza. The visual section fulfills to offer us wonderful scenes of our beloved heroines with small animations and wonderful interpretations by the seiyuus. Similarly to the previous videogame, this one does not have an English translation, but with a basic level of English it will be enough to enjoy the story.

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Conclusion: The video game for fans of the Quintillizas

Fans of The Quintessential Quintuplets franchise will undoubtedly enjoy learning more about the Nakano sisters. Both video games are highly recommended and deliver beautiful moments with the Quintuplets, their narrative, art and interactivity offer a memorable and engaging experience.

The Quintessential Quintuplets Five Memories Spent With You