In the first episode of 5-toubun no Hanayome, only Yotsuba and Ichika have a friendly attitude toward Fuutarou, while the other 3 girls are cold or hostile towards him.

I wonder whether the reason is

these 2 recognise Fuutarou from the start, since they two both have met Fuutarou before and had fun playing with him.


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From the part of the manga which is past s2 and goes into the movie:

Yotsuba recognises Fuutarou from the start. (See Ch90.) Ichika doesn't. (I think that Ichika doesn't recognise should be inferred from S02E10 or S02E11 or something when Ichika picks up the photo that Itsuki dropped.)

There are 2 aspects to this.


The friendliness:

Ichika is friendly nonetheless. I don't see any reason to think Yotsuba is just that good a human being and would've been friendly otherwise. It's arguably part of Yotsuba's being a genki. But of course Yotsuba's genki-ness is arguably kinda fake.


Receptive to tutoring:

As for Yotsuba's being the 1st to be receptive to tutoring, well yeah that's largely because of the promise Yotsuba and Fuutarou made to each other and themselves all those years ago.

Note that Ichika isn't receptive to tutoring until S01E05. Miku is even receptive in S01E02 before Ichika (but after Yotsuba).

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    By the way, where did you watch the movie, since you are not Japanese?
    – Michael
    Aug 19, 2022 at 16:06
  • @Michael I didn't watch the movie XD I didn't even read much of the manga. i just read chapter 90 (the thing with the big reveal), a few chapters and the rest of the chapter summaries on wikipedia or the fandom.
    – BCLC
    Aug 19, 2022 at 16:10
  • How do you know that Yotsuba recognised him?
    – Michael
    Aug 21, 2022 at 15:21
  • @Michael 'From the part of the manga which is past s2'. anyhoo edited to include the chapter
    – BCLC
    Aug 21, 2022 at 15:40

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