The editorial staff of "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine" credits the milestone to a boom in female readership
Their studies may not be going super-well, but the manga sales for The Quintessential Quintuplets are doing just fine, because according to the editorial team of Kodansha's adjacent Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, with the publication of the 9th volume of the series, The Quintessential Quintuplets has reached a circulation milestone of 5 million copies.
「五等分の花嫁」9巻累計500万部になりました。— 「進撃の巨人」担当者バック (@ShingekiKyojin) June 1, 2019
In a Tweet from their official account (above), the editorial team credits the accomplishment to a big surge in female readership. The Tweet concludes with what it appears to be a tongue-in-cheek implication that the staff is waiting to meet groups of female quintuplets in real life so they can pitch a live-action adaptation.
The original The Quintessential Quintuplets (known as Go-toubun no Hanayome in Japan) by Negi Haruba is serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and an English language version is also available from Kodansha USA. The 2019 TV anime adaptation is also available via streaming on Crunchyroll, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Uesugi Fuutarou, a high school second-year from a poor family, receives a highly appealing offer to work part-time as a tutor... but his students turn out to be girls from his own class! What's more, they're quintuplets... and all five are beautiful, but happen to be problem students who have borderline grades and hate studying! Looks like his first assignment will be to win all the sisters' trust?! Every day is a wild party in this rom-com centering around the quintuplet sisters of the Nakano household!
Source: Hachima Kikō
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