Tooru is a light-skinned teenage boy who regularly described as “cool” with purple hair that is cut relatively short and swept to the right side of his head, complementing his thin eyebrows, blue-violet eyes and he has a tall, well- built figures. At school, Tooru is most often seen with his uniform shirt rolled up at the sleeves. Occasionally, he wears his school's sweater or blazer, accompanied with a pair of black athletic wristbands that are detailed with a hot-pink stripe in the middle. Initially, Tooru seems to be a very jealous type of person which is shown when he was glaring at Izumi Miyamura when he talked to Kyouko Hori. He has a very explosive temper as seen in Chapter 12 when he ends up fighting with Miyamura when he (Miyamura) kept waving off Ishikawa's constant pressing on of his theories on whether or not Hori has a crush on Miyamura. However, he expresses regret about losing his temper after the fight. In the end, he becomes one of Miyamura's closest friends and accepts the fact that he and Hori have started dating. Tooru is commonly shown as "the normal one" out of all the characters, with his only odd characteristic being his dreams. When Tooru is introduced, it is quite clear that he has a crush on Hori. Although he tries to hide it, even Izumi Miyamura, who usually acts clueless about love notices. After he is rejected by Hori, he does not talk with her for a while, and when she tries to question him about Miyamura's first name, he runs away in tears.
Although he seems to have given up on Kyouko Hori, so Miyamura can pursue her.
Despite this, he remains close friends with both Hori and Miyamura. Even though he has accepted Hori and Miyamura's relationship, he still appears to have lingering feelings for Hori, which occasionally leads to him feeling depressed or confused. Eventually, even these lingering feelings vanish as he begins his relationship with Yuki Yoshikawa. Tooru sees Miyamura as a close friend and quite possibly a rival in love. Although he seems to have given up on Kyouko Hori, so Miyamura can pursue her. They are quite close and and Tooru knows Miyamura's secrets (his tattoos and piercings). He isn't afraid to laugh or tease when something embarrassing happens to Miyamura. He is also slightly jealous of Miyamura sometimes, which takes form in his nightmares, where he repeatedly kills Miyamura. As Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura began their relationship, as their best friends, Ishikawa and Yoshikawa also began to spend more time together. This leads them to becoming closer, until they begin to develop romantic feelings for each other. Although neither of them are aware of the other's feelings (Ishikawa believes that Yoshikawa doesn't like him, and Yoshikawa believes that Ishikawa actually likes Sakura Kouno), they agree to pretend like they're dating, ostensibly so that Yoshikawa can reject Akane Yanagi's confession. Things come to a head once Kouno confesses to Ishikawa. Yoshikawa, thinking that Ishikawa will accept Kouno and they were start dating, becomes depressed. Just as Yoshikawa is about to resign herself to this, Ishikawa tells her that he would turn down Kouno, and that he wants to continue being with Yoshikawa.
However, Ishikawa and Yoshikawa never officially started dating. Despite their mutual attraction and them liking each other, Yoshikawa's fears and concerns make her unable to fully commit to a relationship, so they stay in a sort of limbo where they're not quite dating, but they're definitely more than just friends. Ishikawa accepts this, but also says that he will do his best to try and make them fall in love with each other. At first, Ishikawa is attracted towards Kouno, who is chasing after him. However, after spending a lot of time with Yuki Yoshikawa, Ishikawa finds that he's more attracted to her than Kouno. Eventually, despite (or maybe because of) Ishikawa and Yoshikawa pretending that they're dating, Kouno finally works up the courage to confess her feelings to Ishikawa. While Kouno says that she doesn't need a response, and that she only confessed to satisfy herself, Ishikawa says that he would have turned her down anyway. Ishikawa and Iura are childhood friends. Whenever Ishikawa isn't with Yuki Yoshikawa or Izumi Miyamura, there's a good chance he's with Iura. Having been together through elementary and middle school, Ishikawa is Iura's best friend and confident, and puts up with a lot of his jokes. However, as a result of this, Ishikawa tends to be extremely blunt with Iura, telling him to be quiet when he's too noisy (which is pretty often). Yashiro is the helper of the Ishikawas who is taking good care of Tohru, always asking him about Yuki Yoshikawa whenever he takes the schoolgirl home. The name Tooru means "transparent, permeate, filter, penetrate" (透). Tooru's surname Ishikawa means "stone, volume measure" (石) (ishi) and "river, stream" (川) (kawa).
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. 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.
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.
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, ieTo 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.