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, and various merchandise has been released to meet a nostalgic demand. This page contains a rundown of all Tokimeki items released long after the end of serialization, as well as images of the merchandise I personally decided to pick up.

Shueisha summer manga fair postcards (July 2014)

This furoku from the August 1984 issue of Ribon was reprinted as novelty gifts that came with a purchase of certain shōjo manga tankōbon from Shueisha.

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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 an 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 admitted his love for Ranze. It comes in 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 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 60th 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 stationery (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 April 1985.

60th anniversary memo pad

Tokyo Skytree Ribon event novelties (2017)

A Ribon anniversary event and exhibition was held at Tokyo's Skytree, 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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Ribon no furoku "kawaii" no himitsu (July 2018)

This large-format book about 80s and 90s Ribon furoku came with a Tokimeki paper box based on the "Humming rack" furoku from May 1984. This book also features many amazing images and articles, as well as a 4-page manga by Ikeno where she reminisces about Ribon furoku. You can pick up a copy at Amazon Japan and other retailers.

Here's what the "humming rack" furoku looks like when built:

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I believe the original furoku was big enough to fit an issue of Ribon inside, but this one is about 15cm tall, 14cm wide, and 12cm deep. It's still adorable though, and I love it very much!

Additionally, Honto.jp ran a campaign where they included two postcards with every purchase of this book, one each with art by Ikeno and Yoshizumi Wataru. The Tokimeki postcard features art from the "Hurray! Hurray! Box" furoku from December 1985.

Postcard

Belle Maison merchandise series 1 (August 2018)

Japanese mail-order company Belle Maison produced a line of Ribon merchandise inspired by 70s and 80s furoku, featuring art by Ikeno, Mutsu A-ko, Hagiiwa Mutsumi, and Okada Amin. I picked up the reprint of the "oshare trunk", a pen pouch, and a set of postcards, and they were all well made and had great print quality. If you want to own some Tokimeki merchandise but you can't afford old anime merch or furoku, I very much recommend you pick up some of these!

Postcards

A set of 18 postcards including 6 Tokimeki postcards. Features art from the "Space bag" (February 1983), "Kobuta no gakkō letter set" (May 1985), "Card letter set" (August 1986), "Yōko shop note" (September 1986), and "Tokimeki stand all-color note" (April 1987) furoku, as well as the cover of the November 1982 issue of Ribon magazine announcing the production of the Tokimeki anime. Order here!

Trunk-fū craft box

A cardboard box modelled after the "Oshare trunk" furoku (February 1987). Order here!

Pair mug cups

A mug featuring art of Ranze and Shun from the "Lovely file" furoku (March 1985). Order here!

Shashin album

A photo album modelled after the "Lovely file" furoku (March 1985). Order here!

Smartphone cover

A flip cover for iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and 8, as well as Xperia XZ and XZs. Features art from the "Oshare trunk" furoku (February 1987). Order here!

Interior seal

A large A3-sized sticker sheet to decorate your walls. Order here!

Switch cover

Three different types of light switch covers featuring art from the "Oshare trunk" furoku (February 1987). Order here!

Pen pouch

A pouch featuring art from the "Oshare trunk" furoku (February 1987) as well as art from the "Okaimono note" furoku (April 1986) on the lining. Order here!

Otona stamp

Two different types of stamps featuring art from the "Okaimono note" furoku (April 1986). Order here!

Mobile battery

A battery bank featuring art from the "Joyful binder" furoku (July 1983). Order here!

iPhone-senyō smartphone cover

A hard-shell iPhone cover featuring art from the "Letter pouch" zen'in present (Sept-Oct 1985). Order here!

IC card case

A card case in the same style as the pen pouch. Order here!

Paper bag

A set of paper gift bags in the style of the "Picnic bag" furoku (May 1986). Order here!

Smartphone ring

Metal rings to attach to your smartphone case, one in the same style as the hard-shell cover and one featuring art from the "Dosukoi!! Yōko-inu memo & mini fūtō" furoku (June 1986). Order here!

This merchandise is still available for mail order and can be purchased from outside of Japan through a deputy service. You can also check out a lot of the original art used for these items here and here.

Belle Maison merchandise series 2 (November 2018)

Having received overwhelmingly positive responses to their Ribon merchandise line, Belle Maison produced a second line featuring the same four artists as series 1. I've ordered the calendar and book covers, and can't wait to receive them!

2019-nen 4-gatsu hajimari takujō seal calendar

A postcard-sized calendar covering April 2019 to March 2020 with three pages of art each from Ikeno, Hagiiwa Mutsumi, Mutsu A-ko, and Okada Amin. The Tokimeki months feature art from the "Joyful binder" (July 1983), "All-color note" (April 1985), and "Pinup best 5" (July 1985) furoku, and all the pages can also be used as stickers. Order here!

Book cover and die-cut shiori set

A set of four book covers in manga tankōbon size featuring art from the "Wakuwaku land pencil box" (December 1986), "Yōko shop note" (September 1986), "Tokimeki stand all-color note" (April 1987), and "Letter pouch" (Sept-Oct 1985) furoku/zen'in, as well as a bookmark featuring art of Ranze from the "Kisekae letter set" furoku (November 1986). Order here!

Case-tsuki stamp set

A set of five stamps featuring Shun from a page of the manga, as well as art from the "Letter pouch" zen'in present (Sept-Oct 1985). The set comes in a plastic case. Order here!

Acryl badges

A set of four badges featuring art from the "Lovely file" (March 1985) and "Hurray! Hurray! Box" (December 1985) furoku. Order here!

Charm-tsuki tote bag

A bag and matching bag charm featuring art from the "Hurray! Hurray! Box" furoku (December 1985). Order here!

Fabric tapes

Two rolls of fabric tape featuring art from the "Dosukoi!! Yōko-inu memo & mini fūtō" furoku (June 1986) and "Letter pouch" zen'in present (Sept-Oct 1985). Order here!

Belle Maison merchandise series 3 (March 2019)

Yet more Belle Maison x Ribon collaboration items have been released! I plan to order the stationery set.

Kandō no bungu 4-ten set

A set of four stationery items. The Tokimeki set includes too A4-size clear files featuring art from the "Oshare trunk" (February 1987) and "Pinup best 5" (July 1985) furoku, a plastic pen case featuring art from the "Tokimeki ruler" zen'in present (Feb-Mar 1986), and a sticker sheet featuring art from various furoku. Order here!

Obentō-bako & combi set

A set of one lunch box, cutlery, and a box to keep your cutlery. The Tokimeki set features art from the "Tokimeki stand all-color note" furoku (April 1987). Order here!

Futa-tsuki cup set

A set of two mugs with matching lids. The Tokimeki set features art from the "Tokimeki stand all-color note" (April 1987) and "Hurray! Hurray! Box" (December 1985) furoku. Order here!

Stainless thermo bottle

An insulated bottle that keeps 400 ml of liquid. The Tokimeki bottle features art from the "Dosukoi!! Yōko-inu memo & mini fūtō" furoku (June 1986). Order here!

Ceramic coaster set

A set of two coasters. The Tokimeki set features art from the "Oshare trunk" furoku (February 1987) and the "Letter pouch" zen'in present (Sept-Oct 1985). Order here!

Charm-tsuki tote bag

A bag big enough to hold A4-size binders. The Tokimeki bag features art from the "Space bag" furoku (February 1983). Order here!

Ririka SOS music cassette labels

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