Author Chapter 84 (5Toubun no Hanayome)
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Shy girl probably won't win.
Lets not forget the fact that Miku basically is wearing underwear from a stranger.

Great chapter tho, very fast pace, almost feel like this gonna get axed.
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"You bastard! How many lives have you taken?!"
"Do you remember how many breads your mom baked for you?"
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Did he just Han Solo her? No F**** given.
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When Miku points at him and says "Love" it is just so precious. Better scene that anything other girls had with him.
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@SaintNero

Rofl, thought the same exact thing. Let's hope Futarou doesn't get frozen in carbontie next chapter. ?
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Welp, I feel like I was force-fed my words from the #dropout-bashing I did last chapter.

For the record: I think they did the slightly better job with the English script this time. Not going to make a comprehensive analysis, but one part I think /a/non did wrong was that "Thank you for choosing course E" part at the beginning (it was only a call for attention for the course E students, and while a "Thank you" message can serve the same purpose it feels pretty misleading), and their somewhat stiff wording, while always there, seemed a little more intrusively noticeable this chapter.

(And I personally would not have just left Miku's confession as the one word instead of a full sentence. But it seems most other readers didn't mind it that way?)
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@Phoenix-AK

Yeah, but the focus in this chapter quint wise is Miku Nakano. After first time reading this chapter, my first impression of it is that the date is very one-sided.

So when I go to the 5Toubun subreddit and it is filled with Miku fans being all confident and putting out "endgame" memes all over, I find myself very puzzled. Did I miss something. As I said from the very beginning, my interest in this manga is how one of the quints will be able make herself a romantic partner to Fuu. What does Fuu not have that one of quints will be able to offer him to improve his life? His main priority is his family, then the quints graduating.

Personally, I think Miku's appeal come from her character design. But her sisters also have appealing character designs. Perhaps it's her demeanour. She's like a kitten or a puppy because of her shyness and low self-esteem, but others would see this lack of confidence frustrating and even unattractive.

She was cool and collective earlier in the manga but her development of love towards Fuu rid her of that. Finally, she works hard... in what she thinks will make Fuu see her in a romantic light. But so does her sisters. For example, Ichika out preformed Miku academically while working, and the others aren't too shabby either in terms of their work ethic. If Miku's relying on Fuu's preferences earlier in the manga, then Nino already has the advantage. Without even trying, Nino fulfills all of Fuu's romantic preferences. I mean, was he even serious when he made that list? or he just did that list spontaneously out of nowhere?

Anyways, if Negi wants Miku to win, and also make it more compelling, there should be more Miku centric chapters in the future cause right now being like an adorable kitten because of her self-esteem issues and trying to learn how to cook is severely lacking character wise to make her a compelling character to end up with Fuu.

Unless of course Negi dosen't mind making an underwhelming manga.
Last edited 1 year ago by McLXIX.
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@McLXIX Negi's just setting up the confession flag for all the quints right now so that Negi can do a "who will Fu choose" arc later. due to Fu's promise with Papakano he can't answer any of them until they graduated.
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Oh man, I can't wait for the next chapter.
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My god that's like the most adorable confession I've ever seen. Hggghh.

@ngkn92 >gonna get axed

Season 2 just got announced my dude, why would it gets axed? More correct term would be "wrapping up/endgame".
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Am I the only one who didn't understand the last page (Anon page)?
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@AthK Reference to Fist of North Star.
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@Vegetablesucks
You are right.
I do know the manga is successful and is in no way to be axed, but I just coundn't find a right word.
Thank you.

@McLXIX
After first time reading this chapter, my first impression of it is that the date is very one-sided.

Have to agree there.
I still don't see any romantic feeling from the MC, and his "Yeah" reply, it's just like he's glad that Miku able to overcome her shyness to confess her obvious feeling, but does this make MC like Miku? I don't think so.
Also the date feels a bit weirdly forced. Like, thing is not supposed to be like this.
Also this
She was cool and collective earlier in the manga but her development of love towards Fuu rid her of that.

I would like to agree with you at this point too. Understandable character development, but to make her this meek is just ... weird me out.

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Still hoping for Yotsuba's comeback.
Last edited 1 year ago by ngkn92.
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Damn, Miku's confession is smooth af

#TeamMiku where you at?!
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@ngkn92

Yep, I find the other quints to be more compelling characters than Miku. Especially, Nino and Itsuki. I think they are the most influential and "powerful" in the dynamics of the quints. Probably because they have a strong sense of self. If these two characters aren't chosen at the end, I'm pretty sure that they'll be able to bounce back quickly... Miku and Yotsuba though? not so sure.

I'm a bit put off by Ichika's sudden change of actions. Like she didn't have a denial phase towards her"rejection". Was she really in love with Fuu? or she just wants to get in his pants? Could be a case of bad writing from Negi.

I like Yotsuba, but she's the type of character who would sacrifice herself even if she knows it's not good for her... I like characters who stand up for themselves and not get taken advantage of by other people. Like damn it, she's sometimes more frustrating to follow than Miku. I mean, there is a line between being generous, and being stupidly oblivious about your actions.
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Good job Miku! She just needed to overcome her shyness and be more assertive. I like this side of Miku and hope we get to see more of it.
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@bastek66 Now I know why I didn't understand it. Because, I haven't read that manga. Thanks!
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@McLXIX
You are right.
Following Yotsuba gifts me nothing but disappoint.
But I have underdodge symptom, and still hope for a magical return which has 0.1% chance to happen.
It's suck.
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I do not understand Ichika though. What is her plan when she disguised herself as Miku at the top of the mountain, do a bad confession?
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@AthK You don't need to just like you don't need to watch Jojo to recognise references to it.