Tokimeki Tonight Library

Romantic Album

Tokimeki Tonight Romantic Album is a fanbook published back in 2000 to commemorate the conclusion of Tokimeki with the publication of Hoshi no yukue. It includes everything a fan would ever want: a long interview with Ikeno Koi, color illustrations, color pages showcasing merchandise, character bios and story guides, a plan of the Eto mansion, a glossary, messages from Ikeno's contemporaries in Ribon, and even a little quiz to check how well you know your Tokimeki canon.

It was an amazing book, but has since gone out of print and is now only available from used bookstores for a marked-up price. So I've scanned some of the pages for your viewing pleasure.

Color Illustrations

As much as I love this book, the print quality of the color pages is sadly not the best, and I've been unable to make good scans of many of the featured color pages, simply because they're too small and grainy on the page. (Just yet another reason to demand a proper Tokimeki artbook!) But here's a selection of colors that still looked nice up close.

Ribon November 1984 title page Ribon furoku Ribon April 1985 furoku poster
Ribon November 1985 title page Ribon October 1986 title page Ribon April 1987 title page
Ribon September 1989 title page Ribon November 1989 title page Ribon December 1992 title page

Ribon Covers

In its 17-year history, Tokimeki was featured on the cover of Ribon magazine no less than 33 times. This book has one color page featuring all these covers, but again, the print quality is so poor that it was impossible for me to make a good scan. I've included the page here anyway, just to give you an idea.

Ribon covers

This is the number of times the three heroines have each been featured on the cover:

Which gives a total of 32. The last one is the cover of the July 1982 issue, in which Tokimeki started serialization. But the girl on the cover isn't Ranze — she has short hair — because the series started in such a hurry that Ikeno had yet to make up her mind about the characters and the plot when she had to draw the cover.

Rough Sketches

This is a page showcasing rough sketches of nearly all the Ranze arc characters, which Ikeno drew for the Ribon editor she worked with all through the Ranze arc. You can really see how good Ikeno is at drawing different types of characters and properly differentiate them in her art!

rough sketches

Merchandise

By far my favorite color pages of this book feature a huge number of Tokimeki merchandise that was made especially for Ribon magazine throughout its serialization, either as contest prizes or presents for all the readers. There's watches, all sorts of bags, stationary, clothing, even an umbrella! It's all unavailable today, obviously, but just looking at these pages makes me happy.

Merchandise 1 Merchandise 2 Merchandise 3 Merchandise 4 Merchandise 5 Merchandise 6 Merchandise 7 Merchandise 8