Tokimeki Tonight Library

Merchandise

In recent years, especially during Ribon's 60th anniversary year in 2015, there has been a growing nostalgia for shōjo manga of the 80s and 90s, including Tokimeki. I haven't picked up all the merchandise that's being released, but this page contains a rundown of all Tokimeki items released long after the end of serialization.

Ribon 60th anniversary ichiban kuji (2015)

"Ichiban kuji" is a popular raffle at Japanese convenience stores or book stores, often featuring art from popular manga or anime. In 2015, for Ribon's 60th anniversary, there were two series of raffles where you could win a A4 folder and postcard set featuring art from 80s and 90s Ribon classics.

First series

The Tokimeki set contains a folder with art from chapters 37 and 47, and a postcard that reprints the first time Shun ever admitted his love for Ranze. It comes in a packaging styled as the first tankōbon volume.

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Second series

Contains a folder featuring art from a furoku illustration card (June 1984) and chapter 25, and a postcard of the page where Shun turns back into a baby. It comes in a packaging styled as tankōbon volume 8.

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SuperGroupies merchandise (2015)

SuperGroupies is a Japanese apparel and jewelry maker run by the popular anime merchandise shop Animate. In 2015, they created an exclusive line of Tokimeki merchandise based on items featured in the manga: three pendants, one brooch, one mirror, and one pouch. These were a limited release and sadly not available anymore.

I own the the mirror and the brooch:

Mirror Brooch

Baila furoku (2015)

Shueisha's fashion magazine Baila featured Ribon-themed furoku in the August and September issues of 2015. The August issue came with a notepad with one Tokimeki design, and the September issue came with a booklet featuring articles about many 80s and 90s Ribon titles, including a rundown of Tokimeki's plot and characters.

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Ribon stamp set (2015)

Two stamp sets featuring Ribon series from the 80s through the 00s was released by JapanPost to commemorate Ribon's 60s anniversary. Tokimeki was featured in the 80s/90s set along with other classics such as Marmalade Boy, Hime-chan no ribbon, Tenshi nanka ja nai, Yūkan kurabu, and others.

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Business cards (2015)

It's possible to order Ribon-themed business cards from Ribon's 60th anniversary Yahoo! Shop. There are many classic series to choose from, and I thought about ordering a set, but the image used on the Tokimeki business cards wasn't one of my favorites, so I didn't. I wish they'd used an image from earlier in the series.

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Hako Quest (2015)

"Hako Quest" is a popular raffle at Japanese convenient stores, similar to "Ichiban kuji". Two series of Hako Quest prizes were released for Ribon's 60th anniversary, an 80s set and a 90s set. Tokimeki was featured in the 80s set, but the prizes weren't attractive enough for me to pick up.

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retrosofa picked up one of the bag charms and was kind enough to send me some photos. It looks as though the charms were made of metal and quite sturdy. Thank you!

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Ribon 60th anniversary stationary (2015)

A memo pad styled as the first tankōbon volume and featuring 4 different designs inside: tankōbon vol. 1 (same as the cover), the scene where Shun proposes to Ranze, the title page of the 30th anniversary side story, and the all color note furoku from 1985.

60th anniversary memo pad

Tokyo Skytree Ribon event novelties (2017)

A Ribon anniversary event and exhibition was held at Tokyo's Skythree, and the entrance ticket came with a Ribon calendar and sticker sheet. The Tokimeki page of the calendar featured art from chapter 20 of the Ranze arc.

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Baila furoku marriage certificate (July 2017)

The July 2017 issue of Shueisha's women's fashion magazine Baila contained a marriage certificate featuring art of Ranze and Shun. This is a real marriage certificate you can fill in and use to get married in Japan!

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Ririka SOS music cassette labels

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