Tokimeki Tonight Library

Ranze Furoku

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 probably close to a hundred. So you might think the 20 or so Ranze furoku I own is a lot, but it's merely the tip of the iceberg!

Ranze "Space Bag" (February 1983)

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Ranze "Sign-chō" (March 1983)

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Ranze "Summer Illustrations Postcards" (August 1984)

This furoku was reprinted in July 2014 and used as a novelty gift in Shueisha's summer manga fair, which is the edition that I own.

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Ranze "Fuyu no Fantagic Poster" (Ribon Original Winter 1984)

Ranze furoku poster

Ranze "All Color Note" (April 1985)

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Ranze & Yōko "Kobuta no Gakkō Letter Set" (May 1985)

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"New idol 4 travel trump" playing cards (August 1985)

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Ranze "Suki Suki Daisuki Yōko-inu Seal" (March 1986)

Furoku stickers

Ranze "Dosukoi! Yōko-inu Memo & Mini FŪtō" (June 1986)

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Ranze & Yōko "Enikki File" (July 1986)

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Ranze & Yōko "Card Letter Set" and "Present Seal" (August 1986)

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Yōko "Shop Note" (September 1986)

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Ranze "Kisekae Letter Set" (November 1986)

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Furoku kisekae letter set p.s. cards Furoku kisekae letter set p.s. cards Furoku kisekae letter set p.s. cards Furoku kisekae letter set p.s. cards
Furoku kisekae letter set folder Furoku kisekae letter set folder Furoku kisekae letter set folder  
Furoku kisekae letter set stamps Furoku kisekae letter set stickers

Ranze "Tokimeki Stand Notebook" (April 1987)

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"Memorial Scene Collection" (June 1987)

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"Seal Book" (July 1987)

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"Tokudai Summer Pinup" (August 1987)

Supper pinup

1988 Ribon calendar (January 1988)

1988 calendar

Various Ranze stickers and cards

Mame Seal (March 1985) Natsuyasumi Uranai Seal (September 1986)
Waiwai Omoshiro Card Set (October 1986) Waiwai Omoshiro Card Set (October 1986)
Mufufu Christmas Card (December 1986) Mufufu Christmas Card (December 1986) Ribon All-Stars Seal & Sticker World (September 1987)

Various Ranze furoku from 80s Girls Daihyakka

80s Girls Daihyakka is a 2014 magazine-style book about "girly" culture from 80s Japan, including (but not limited to) shōjo manga popular at the time. It features an interview with Ikeno Koi, as well as images of several Tokimeki furoku.

Love fortune teller (February 1983) Playing cards (December 1983) Picture book: Rinze's first date (March 1984)

Ribon 60th anniversary ichiban kuji new!

"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 was a raffle where you could win a A4 folder and postcard set featuring art from 80s and 90s Ribon classics. 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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A second series of the raffle has been announced, on sale August 1, and will again feature a Tokimeki clear file. I can't wait to see the art on the backside!

Ichiban kuji second series prize

SuperGroupies merchandise

SuperGroupies is a Japanese apparel and jewellery 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. I've preordered the hand mirror and brooch, and can't wait to receive them! The preorder ends on June 14th, and the items will be shipped in late July.