Quintessential Quintuplets Nino

Quintessential Quintuplets Nino Figure Makes Peko-chan Face

A new figure based on Quintessential Quintuplets second sister Nino Nakano is up for pre-orders at Japanese online store F:NEX. Created by FuRyu, the figure is based on Nino’s appearance in the Quintessential Quintuplets movie.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Nino Nakano is part of FuRyu’s Tenitol figure line. The Tenitol line focuses on increasing the affordability of high-quality, static-pose figures. This one goes for 6,820 Yen (about $52 USD).

The figure shows Nino Nakano dressed in a purple mini-skirt kimono outfit, complete with frills and thigh-high stockings. Nino appears with a short hairstyle, one she adopted during the series after cutting her hip-length hair.

Mounted on a pedestal resembling a flower, the Quintessential Quintuplets Nino figure strikes a playful pose. The pedestal design also reflects the flower hair ornaments worn by Nino. The store page description also implies that future figures in the line will have similar theming, allowing fans to assemble all five quintuplets. Nino makes a variation of the “Peko-chan” expression, with her tongue stuck out of the corner of her mouth and eyes turned away.

The “Peko-chan” expression takes its name from the face of Peko-chan, mascot character for Fujiya’s Milky candy brand. Produced since 1951, Peko-chan’s face has been present on packages of Milky candy for decades, and is an iconic expression in Japanese pop culture. Many characters in anime and manga have referenced the look on their face to express mischievous cluelessness.

The Nino Nakano Tenitol figure is open for pre-order at F:NEX until February 16, 2023. Its expected delivery date is August 2023.

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