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Take responsibility, okay?

— Miku Nakano


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Miku Nakano (中野 (なかの) 三玖 (みく) Nakano Miku?) is the third sister of the Nakano Quintuplets. She is a silent and reserved girl. Miku tends to have a pessimistic attitude and little confidence regarding herself.[3] Due to Fuutarou's influence, she's the first among the sisters who open up to him.[4]

Appearance

Miku is an emotionless looking girl with a medium-length hair. She has brownish red hair color, ranging from light pink to antique pink shade in Volume 1, and pearl pink to beige brown shade in Volume 4.[5][6] Her notable accessory is a wireless headphone with a triangle-shaped design on it. Like her sisters, she has a dark blue eyes, an average height, and well-endowed figure.

Miku usually wears a long-sleeved sweater that covers her uniform. She also wear black thigh-high stocking and put on her headphones around her neck. Most of the time, she has part of her bangs covers her right eye. Miku is noted to have low sense of modesty, and having less care about her appearance.[7][8]

Personality

Miku has a pessimistic way of thinking and a low confidence, even to the point of belittling herself.[9] In contrary to her reserved self, she can talk in a straightforward manner and doesn't hesitate to confront others.[10]

Miku likes Japanese History (especially Generals from Sengoku Period) and greatly influenced by their philosophies, to the point of affecting her real-life behavior.[11]

Despite her slightly negative outlook on life, she is the first sister that holds true to the Go-toubun principle. Miku always remind herself to follow the Go-toubun principle, going as far as compromising her own interest to make sure everyone treated equally.[12]

Ability

Miku has low physical capabilities (probably the lowest among the quints) and bad at cooking.[13][14] She is also less capable to comprehend the reasoning behind human relationship, implying the lack of romantic knowledge.[15]

Among the sister, Miku is the all-around smartest, with her strongest subject is Social Studies.[16] She has extensive knowledge of Japanese History.[17] Miku is also shown to be able to perfectly imitate her sisters' looks and personality without the others recognizing.[18][19]

Relationships

Miku is portrayed as the less sociable sister among the five. Despite that, Miku has a friend that calls her "Miku-chan", hinting a close friendship (as opposed to Nakano-san, or Miku-san).[20]

Ichika Nakano

Ichika and Miku are close, as they often seen doing activities together compared with the other sister.[21][22] They also trust each other a lot, and Miku even readily compromises her interest for Ichika's sake.[23]

Nino Nakano

Nino's personality is a contrast to Miku's, and because to this they often quarrel with each other. Both of them doesn't hesitate to speak bluntly towards each other and even gives remarks that seems insulting.[24] Even on normal occasions, Miku is at odds with Nino .[25] Despite that, they're still close and care for each other.[26]

Yotsuba Nakano

Yotsuba said that the sisters know each other's thoughts just by expression, and she correctly guess Miku's feelings, indicating good relationship between the two.[27]

Itsuki Nakano

Itsuki reassures Miku about Fuutarou circumstances, hinting her awareness and care towards Miku's feelings.[28]

Fuutarou Uesugi

Miku initially rejects Fuutarou as a tutor because she's expecting someone better.[29] After Fuutarou found out her secret and appreciate it, Miku began to accept him, only to reject him again due to Fuutarou's lack of knowledge.[30] He spent a lot of effort in convincing her again, and successfully get her approval.[31] Fuutarou also motivates and inspire Miku to start studying, making her the first sister who accepts Fuutarou as a tutor.[32]

Quotes

  • "Whatever I can achieve, the other four can too, for sure"

Trivia

  • Miku likes a certain brand of drinks called Matcha Soda.
  • Miku's design and artstyle in the oneshot version is different from the current one, having shorter hair and gloomier appearance.
  • Miku's notable accessory(ies) is a headphone with a triangle design on either side, representing number 3, which is a part of her name and the order of her birth.
  • Miku's headphone is a design mixture of the Audio-Technica M50x and AR3bt SE.

References

  1. Negi Haruba's tweet and Quintuplets' birthday hashtag
  2. Chapter 55 – Originally Class 2-1 in the Shonen Magazine chapter, but was later changed in tankōbon release.
  3. Chapter 4, page 16
  4. Chapter 4, page 27
  5. Cover page of Volume 1
  6. Chapter 33, page 1
  7. Chapter 4, page 12
  8. Chapter 5, page 9
  9. Chapter 4, page 16
  10. Chapter 5, page 8
  11. Chapter 4, page 3
  12. Chapter 23, page 17
  13. Chapter 5, page 11
  14. Chapter 4, page 11
  15. Chapter 22, page 6
  16. Chapter 20, page 7
  17. Chapter 4, page 10
  18. Chapter 4, page 4
  19. Chapter 22, page 10
  20. Chapter 29, page 1
  21. Chapter 25, page 10
  22. Chapter 31, page 5
  23. Chapter 23, page 16
  24. Chapter 5, page 8
  25. Chapter 31, page 16
  26. Chapter 6, page 19
  27. Chapter 4, page 28
  28. Chapter 20, page 15
  29. Chapter 2, page 9
  30. Chapter 3, page 30
  31. Chapter 4, page 26
  32. Chapter 4, page 27