Tokimeki Tonight Library

Ranze furoku 1982 - 1985

The Ranze arc of Tokimeki was enormously popular with readers, and one way (of many) we can tell this is by the sheer volume of furoku produced for the series. Ranze was often featured on the "big" furoku of the month, such as a notebook, letter set, or paper bag, and there wasn't a single month from September 1982 through September 1987 that Ribon didn't come with at least one piece of Tokimeki furoku. I haven't done the exact calculations, but if we include furoku produced for Ribon's sister magazine, Ribon Original, the number of Ranze arc furoku is definitely well over a hundred!

After spending a few years collecting Ranze arc furoku from various online shops and Japanese auction sites, I was contacted by an incredibly generous Japanese Tokimeki collector who offered to pass down a ton of furoku to me for an amazingly reasonable price. This is how my collection now encompasses about 75% of all Ranze furoku ever produced. Thank you so much!

For a more comprehensive (but probably not complete) list of Ranze furoku, please check the furoku list.

"Ribon idol sticker" (July 1982)

Sheet of water-activated stickers featuring Ribon characters as well as Arare-chan from Dr. Slump and various then-popular celebrities, including Jackie Chen and UK band Madness.

Ranze furoku stickers

"100-page wide-ban betsusatsu manga Tokimeki Tonight" (September 1982)

Booklet featuring a direct continuation of chapter 3. All together, Ikeno released 116 pages of manga this month.

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"Ranze bag" (October 1982)

Paper bag featuring Ranze and a group of animals.

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"Anime trump" (December 1982)

A set of playing cards. All four suits feature the same images. The Ace, Jack, Queen, King, and Joker cards feature manga art, while the rest of the cards feature scenes from the first episode of the anime.

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"1983 Ranze calendar" (January 1983)

Six-page wall calendar featuring four screencaps from the anime as well as two title pages from the manga (ch. 2 and 4), with a cover and small pocket featuring new manga art.

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"Nenga-hagaki trio" (January 1983)

Set of three new year's postcards featuring Ranze and 80s idols Kondō Masahiko and Tahara Toshihiko. 70s and early 80s furoku sometimes featured real-life celebrities.

Ranze postcard

"Space bag" (February 1983)

Square paper bag with string handles.

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"Mini mini 30 seal" (February 1983)

Sticker sheet featuring tiny square stickers from various Ribon artists.

Ranze stickers

"Love love sugoroku" (February 1983)

Ludo-type board game.

Ranze sugoroku game

"Sign-chō" (March 1983)

Cardboard binder with a message from Ikeno and blank pages to collect farewell messages from your class mates.

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"Ranze note" (April 1983)

32-page B4 soft-cover notebook in the style of a spiral notebook, but actually stapled.

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"Ranze letter set" (May 1983)

Set of a paper folder, writing paper, and envelopes.

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"Jumbo poster" (June 1983)

Square poster.

Ranze poster

"Miracle iron print" (June 1983)

Transfer sticker to be ironed on to fabric.

Ranze iron print

"Ranze joyful pair set" (July 1983)

Cardboard binder with loose leaves of notebook paper and a small pocket inside.

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NEW! "Ukiuki summer bag" (August 1983)

Perforated bag with plastic handles.

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"Ranze musical rack" (September 1983)

Paper pockets with cardboard backing to be hung on your wall to keep small items in.

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"Natsuyasumi koiuranai 88 seal" (September 1983)

Sheet with small square stickers with fortunes written under them.

Ranze furoku stickers

"Ranze family box" (October 1983)

Circular cardboard box.

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"Ranze pad" (November 1983)

Small memo pad with three different designs inside.

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"Idol 4 trump" (December 1983)

A set of playing cards featuring art by Ikeno, Hagiiwa Mutsumi, Honda Keiko, and Kihara Chisato. Ranze is featured on the heart cards.

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"1984 Ribon calendar" (January 1984)

Wall calendar featuring art from all the popular Ribon artists.

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"Cash book" (February 1984)

Small notebook to keep track of your pocket money and spendings.

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"All-color ehon" (March 1984)

Small square picture book featuring a short story about Rinze and all-new art.

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"Humming rack" (May 1984)

A cardboard box to keep magazines in. See images of reprint in merchandise  →

"6-dai rensai illust gallery" (June 1984)

A set of cardstock cards with illustrations from the six most popular Ribon artists.

Ranze furoku illustration card

"Obenkyō ganba!! seal" (June 1984)

Sticker sheet for your school notebooks.

Ranze furoku stickers

"Summer illustrations postcards" (August 1984)

A set of five summer-themed postcards. See images of reprint in merchandise  →

"Daily life note" (September 1984)

32-page soft-cover stapled notebook.

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"Fuyu no fantagic poster" (Ribon Original Winter 1984)

Poster bound with the magazine.

Ranze furoku poster

"Teami handbook" (November 1984)

Booklet featuring how-do guides on knitting various items.

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"Ranze doll" (November 1984)

Printed sheet of paper which you can cut out and sew together to make a Ranze doll.

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"Omoshiro land magazine rack" (December 1984)

A cardboard box for magazinres.

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"Wrap paper" (December 1984)

One sheet of wrapping paper.

Ranze wrap paper

"1985 Ribon calendar" (January 1985)

Wall calendar featuring art from all the popular Ribon artists.

1985 calendar

"Lovely file" (March 1985)

Binder with pockets inside.

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"Mame seal" (March 1985)

Tiny sticker sheet.

Ranze stickers

"All color note" (April 1985)

64-page soft-cover stapled notebook with full-color printing inside.

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"3-dai rensai hero jumpo poster" (April 1985)

Poster.

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"Kobuta no gakkō letter set" (May 1985)

Set of one pad of writing paper, envelopes, stickers, and a small memo pad for extra messages.

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"Pinup best 5" (July 1985)

A set of five cardstock cards featuring title pages from ch. 26 and 29 as well as brand new art.

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"New idol 4 travel trump" (August 1985)

A set of playing cards featuring art by Ikeno, Honda Keiko, Kihara Chisato, and Sasaki Junko. Ranze is featured on the spade cards.

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"Panic! Etō-gumi tai Kamiya-gumi" (September 1985)

Booklet featuring a 68-page side story. See scans in color pages  →

"Sewing box" (November 1985)

Cardstock box with drawers.

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Ranze furoku 1986 - 1988  →