Tokimeki Tonight Library

Tokimeki Midnight

Tokimeki Midnight is a spin-off to Tokimeki Tonight that was serialized in the magazines Cookie and Cookie BOX between 2002 and 2009. It's a "what if?" story, exploring the idea of what might have happened if Aron was the prince who got exiled to the human world and grew up as a normal boy, rather than Shun. In this version of the story, Ranze is a human and dating Aron, while Shun grew up in Makai and comes to the human world to kill Aron.

The story starts out episodic, with Shun and Ranze chasing down people from Makai who are making trouble in the human world, but slowly turn more epic and references many of the dramatic plot points of the latter half of the Ranze arc. Ikeno calls this series a "self cover" (like a cover version of a song) or "self parody", and asks that readers to not take it too seriously.

Character changes

The most interesting aspect of Midnight is that the familiar characters from Tonight show up in many unexpected ways. The premise dictates that Shun grew up as the prince of Makai, but aside from that, who would have expected to ever see George as a traveling musician admired by all, or Dirk Carlo and Tsutsui Keigo as brothers?

Eto Ranze
Eto Ranze
江藤蘭世

The daughter of a vampire and a werewolf, she can change into anyone she bites.

becomes

Eto Ranze
Eto Ranze
江塔蘭世

A normal, human high school girl who is dating Aron.

Makabe Shun
Makabe Shun
真壁 俊

A delinquent human boy who lives with his mother, and enjoys boxing.

becomes

Shun
Shun Luke Warrencer / Mashiba Shun
シュン=ルーク=ウォーレンサー ・ 真柴シュン

The prince of Makai sent to the human world to kill is twin brother.

Aron
Aron Luke Warrencer
アロン=ルーク=ウォーレンサー

The prince of Makai. Falls in love with Ranze, and comes to the human world to pursue her.

becomes

Makabe Aron
Makabe Aron
間壁亜論

A normal, human high school boy who is in love with Ranze.

Sand
Sand
サンド

A minor character, who is one of the king's henchmen.

becomes

Swan Roux
Swan Roux
スワンド=ルー

A major player in the plot, a "magical beast" who swore alligiance to Prince Shun and will do anything for him.

Eto Mori
Eto Mori / Mauri Etoule
江藤望里 ・ モーリ=エトゥール

Ranze's vampire father. Has a day job as an unsuccessful novelist.

becomes

Eto Mori
Eto Mori
江塔望里

Ranze's human father. Is a believer in and researcher of Makai.

Dirk Carlo
Dirk Carlo
ダーク=カルロ

A Romanian mob boss with mysterious connections to the Makai royal family.

becomes

Dirk Carlas
Dirk Carlas
ダーク=カルラス

A half "magical beast" who is Shun's cousin and is ordered to hunt down Shun and Ranze.

Tsutsui Keigo
Tsutsui Keigo
筒井圭吾

A human boy who is picked to star in the movie adaptation of Mōri's novel, Super Cape.

becomes

Dirk Carlas
Cain Arash Rowdeyn
ケイン=アラシュ=ロウディン

Carlas' younger half-brother who lives protected by himself, and is very lonely. Befriends Ranze.

Moevius
Moevius
メヴィウス

The greatest witch in Makai.

becomes

Mevina and Medusa Tag
Mevina and Medusa Tag
メヴィーナ=タグ/メデューサ=タグ

Witch and a warlock twins.

Itsumo tokimeite (2009)

A short story about how the characters of Midnight fared after the end of the series was published in Cookie in 2009, to commemorate Ikeno's 30th anniversary as a manga artist. It was later included in the if no frame tankōbon.

Availability

Tokimeki Midnight has been collected into nine tankobon, all of which are available both in print and as ebooks, and six bunko editions, which include afterwords by Ikeno relating to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami (Ikeno lives in Iwate prefecture, which was affected heavily by this disaster).

cover of tankobon edition vol. 1-9

cover of bunko edition vol. 1-6