Kazuto Kirigaya (桐ヶ谷 和人, Kirigaya Kazuto) is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Sword Art Online light novel series written by Reki Kawahara. He is better known by the acronym Kirito (キリト, Kirito), the name of the player he uses in the SAO video game that is the setting for his novel. In this series, Kirito is depicted as a teenager who is chosen as one of 1,000 beta testers for the high-tech MMORPG virtual reality game known as Sword Art Online. After the game was released to the general public, he and about 10,000 other players realized that they couldn't get out of the game and were stuck there, unless they managed to finish the game. Due to the immense popularity of Sword Art Online, Kirito has become a very well-known character in the anime and manga fan community. He also added that he wrote SAO to change public opinion on online gaming; and views it as neither a social disease nor an escape from real life, thus he decided to present the game in a more positive light through the light novels he wrote. When fans asked what if Kirito used a sword in a weapons-based game, Kawahara responded that the sword energy in Halo can be the most powerful weapon if used properly.
She also comforts others who are scared or down like Silica after she lost Pina.
Kirito's voice is provided by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka in the Japanese version, while in English by Bryce Papenbrook. Kirito's personality is someone who is not good with words as said by Klein and can be quite direct. This is because he doesn't have many friendships and shuts off others, because of his love for computers. Thus she could come off as a rude person to others like Lisbeth and Sinon. He sometimes really seems to enjoy people's anger as well. However, Kirito is actually a good person who is simply misunderstood. Despite the general public's opinion of the Beta Testers in SAO, he refused to leave other players in the lurch. This was only strengthened after the Black Cats of Full Moon died. She also comforts others who are scared or down like Silica after she lost Pina. He admits to helping several female players in SAO because they reminded him of his sister, whom he feels guilty about for believing he forced her into kendo. Such actions have earned the respect and affection of many girls. Kirito, unlike the usual male heroes, wasn't very solid as he could tell Lisbeth would acknowledge him before Asuna bothered. Kirito is also a very emotional person and allows his emotions to control him from time to time.
The deaths of Cat Sachi and Black from Full Moon haunted him until his marriage to Asuna. He snapped when Asuna's character was killed by Heathcliff. This worries his friends and allies as Kirito is someone who will let guilt ruin his life if not entertained. He also tries to hide his abilites not wanting attention uneeded. After escaping SAO, Kirito attempts to mend his relationship with Suguha, his cousin. This shows Kirito is now trying to make amends for his past neglect of him, showing a sense of maturity. Kirito, later in the series, proves to be a calm and mature player who can be teased as well (something that bothered Sinon not to end up being her main target). Born on October 7, 2008, Kirigaya Kazuto was adopted by his aunt and uncle a year after his birth when his biological parents died in an accident. Raised by his adoptive parents as a child, he initially trained with his cousin in the kendo dojo neighborhood under the tutelage of their grandfather. Due to his aunt's influence as an editor for a computer system magazine, however, Kazuto fell in love with computers and dropped kendo after two years. Kazuto had great skills as a programmer, managing to build a computer from parts during elementary school, finding delete records in the national registry at the age of 15. ten, as well as managing to stop the SAO server from deleting Yui by converting her program into an object and storing into the dental nerve as environmental data. He currently lives in Kawagoe city in Saitama prefecture with his family, adopted by his aunt and uncle after his parents died, though his uncle is often not around. He was raised as their son with his cousin as his younger brother. He was originally trained in kendo by his grandfather, but had little interest in it, and as a result his younger brother began to cover for him. Frye, Patrick. "'Sword Art Online' Season 2 and 3: Kawahara Reki talks SAO, 'Accel World', anime, and future plans". Nelkin, Sarah. "Interview: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Sword Art Online's Kirito".
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.
Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of "a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.
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Among the few ideas being come up with, the "quintuplets" idea was included again, which was accepted by the editor this time. After failures in two to three serialization committees, finally, it was decided to have a one-shot manga published first. The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization. It was decided the protagonist should be quintuplets at the very beginning. When later the idea of quadruplets and sextuplets was raised, it was rejected very quickly, around 30 seconds. Haruba said it might be a reference to Super Sentai when he came up with this idea. Similar to Super Sentai, Ichika (yellow), Nino (black), Miku (blue), Yotsuba (green), and Itsuki (red) are all represented by a color. The design of the quintuplets started from his favorite existing female characters from "some slice-of-life works only with girls", around 15 to 20 of them. The idea of adding numbers in their names was after the design was almost confirmed.
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The hair color of the Nakano quintuplets is different when being colored, which was suggested by Haruba himself, such that they are more distinguishable from each other. The hair color of the bride in the flashforward is, therefore, a colour-in-between. The flashforward showing that Futaro will eventually marry only one of the Nakano quintuplets was added in order to eliminate the possibility of Futaro marrying all five of them. It was also decided that all quintuplets would have negative feelings towards Futaro from the beginning, because Haruba wanted to write how their relationships improved from hate to love in the story, except Yotsuba, who acts as Futaro's guide for the development of the story. While it is often the norm for harem romantic comedy manga to have sexualized depictions of characters, Haruba has said that he tried to avoid this to some extent after Vol. In his opinion, showing panties which are being worn, ie To keep the characters interesting, the sexy scenes were intended by him to be ambiguous but not straightforward, leading to readers' imagination. The swimsuit appearance of the Nakanos was finally revealed in Ep.
92 as Haruba thought an episode of swimsuits should exist before finishing the story. The Quintessential Quintuplets is written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. Before the serialization, a one-shot manga of the same name had been published in 2017 issue 8 of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine on August 9, 2017, and received positive comments. On December 4, 2019, Haruba announced that the series would end on its 14th tankōbon volume. The series finished on February 19, 2020, with a total of 122 chapters. The series has been published in English by Kodansha USA under their Kodansha Comics imprint digitally since June 28, 2018, with a line of physical releases beginning publication on January 1, 2019. By August 2020 and July 2021 respectively, all fourteen volumes have been published digitally and physically. In October 2017, a television commercial for the manga was released where Ayane Sakura voiced all five girls. The series is directed by Satoshi Kuwabara and written by Keiichirō chi, featuring animation by Tezuka Productions, character designs by Michinosuke Nakamura and Gagakuga, and music by Natsumi Tabuchi, Hanae Nakamura, and Miki Sakurai. The series aired from January 10 to March 28, 2019 on the TBS, SUN, and BS-TBS channels. The series ran for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series with Funimation providing the English dub as it airs. Although Tezuka Productions was the main animation studio behind the series, TBS producer Junichirou Tanaka stated that he asked for help from Shaft president Mitsutoshi Kubota for assistance in producing the series' 11th episode. It was ultimately decided that the studio would be outsourced to for the entire episode save for the episode's storyboards, which were drawn by series director Satoshi Kuwabara; however, all other animation, coloring, and compositing aspects of the episode were produced entirely at Shaft.
39;s Playground Entertainment licensed the series in Southeast Asia and streamed it on Bilibili.
Kaori is Replacing Satoshi Kuwabara as the director of the season, and Keiichirō chi is returning to write the scripts. Bilbury Animation Studios produced this season. After the second season finished airing, a sequel was announced. On April 18, 2021, the sequel was revealed to be a film. Masato Jinbo directed the film, with the main staff of the second season returning to reprise their roles. For the first season, Kana Hanazawa, Ayana Taketatsu, Miku Itō, Ayane Sakura, and Inori Minase performed the opening theme song "Quintuplet Feelings" (五等分の気持ち, Gotōbun no Kimochi) as the group The Nakano Family's Quintuplets (中野家, Nakano-ke no Itsutsugo), while Aya Uchida performed the ending theme song "Sign". For the second season, The Nakano Family's Quintuplets performed the opening theme song "Gotōbun no Katachi" and the ending theme song "Hatsukoi". Children's Playground Entertainment licensed the series in Southeast Asia and streamed it on Bilibili. Characters from the series appeared in a collaboration event in the mobile video game Venus 11 Vivid! A visual novel titled The Quintessential Quintuplets : Summer Memories Also Come in Five (五等分の花嫁∬～夏の思い出も五等分～, Gotoubun no Hanayome : Natsu no Omoide mo Gotoubun) was developed by Mages for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles.
It features an original story in a deserted island setting, and was released on March 25, 2021 in Japan. A visual novel based on the film, titled The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie: Five Memories of My Time with You (映画 ～君と過ごした五つの思い出～, Eiga Gotoubun no Hanayome Kimi to Sugoshita Itsutsu no Omoide) was developed by Mages for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, and was released on June 2, 2022 in Japan. 3rd best selling manga in the first half of 2020, coming after Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and One Piece. The Quintessential Quintuplets received positive reviews, most notably for its romantic comedy and harem elements. Kyle Rogacion of Goomba Stomp praised the plot of the anime but criticized its art style and fanservice gags. The series was nominated for the Next Manga Award 2018, organized by Niconico. It received 16,106 votes, eventually ranking eighth overall. In May 2019, it won the award for Best Shōnen Manga at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards, alongside To Your Eternity.