|Genre||Romantic comedy, supernatural|
|Written by||Koi Ikeno|
|Imprint||Ribon Mascot Comics|
|Original run||July 1982 –October 1994|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Sasagawa|
|Music by||Kazuo Otani|
|Original network||Nippon TV|
|Original run||October 7,1982 – September 22,1983|
|Written by||Koi Ikeno|
|Original run||2002 –2009|
|Tokimeki Tonight Sorekara|
|Written by||Koi Ikeno|
|Original run||May 26,2021 –present|
Tokimeki Tonight (Japanese:ときめきトゥナイト,Hepburn:Tokimeki Tunaito,lit. "Exciting Tonight") is a Japanese manga series by Koi Ikeno. It was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Ribon from July 1982 to October 1994 and became a huge commercial success. The manga series had a circulation of 30 million copies in total,making it one of the best-selling manga series. An anime television series directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa was adapted from the manga and was broadcast on Nippon TV from October 7,1982 to September 22,1983.
15-year-old Ranze Eto lives in an isolated castle in Japan with her werewolf mother,vampire father,and younger brother,Rinze. Despite her lineage,she has yet to demonstrate any special powers of her own,and her parents are worried she might be a normal girl. One day,Ranze's innate power finally manifests itself when she,quite by accident,discovers that she can change herself into a carbon copy of any object she bites,whether it be a person or an inanimate object like a piece of bread,and can return to her normal self only by sneezing. Her parents are overjoyed,but Ranze's new powers make it difficult to continue living life as a normal teenage girl.
On Ranze's first day at her new school in junior high,she meets and falls in love with the brash yet handsome young athlete,Shun Makabe. The chief problem with this is that Ranze's parents will not allow her to date a human - although there may be much more to Shun than meets the eye. On top of this,she also has a bitter rival in the pretty but spiteful Yoko Kamiya (the daughter of a yakuza boss) who also likes Shun and doesn't take kindly to Ranze's intruding on her turf.
Since the anime series ended years before the manga,the writers had to create an original ending. This leaves the story open-ended. In the last episode,it had Shun being discovered of a star birthmark,proving that he is actually the long lost prince of the Demon World. Ranze is thrilled by the news,meaning she'll be able to marry him. However,when confronted by the King,Shun denies being the long-lost-prince and claiming the star as a bruise. The King bans the Eto Family from the Demon World,until they can bring back his long-lost-son. When Shun returns home,his mother reveals that the star is actually a birthmark and he realizes that he's the true long lost prince of the Demon World,and the Eto family were right about it all along. The following morning,Shun tries to talk to Ranze about that star on the way to school,but Yoko ends up interrupting the conversation. The series closed with a special ending,with not only Ranze but the main cast dancing (in cloaks) to the ending,"Super Love Lotion".
Ranze Eto (江藤蘭世) (Voiced by:Eriko Hara )
Rinze Eto (江藤鈴世) (Voiced by:Sanae Miyuki )
Mori Eto (江藤望里) (Voiced by:Yoshito Yasuhara )
Shiira Eto (江藤椎羅) (Voiced by:Noriko Ohara )
Peck (ペック) (Voiced by:Takashi Taguchi )
Shun Makabe (真壁俊) (Voiced by:YūMizushima )
Hanae Makabe (真壁華枝) (Voiced by:Yuri Nashiwa )
Yoko Kamiya (神谷曜子) (Voiced by:Miina Tominaga )
Tamasaburo Kamiya (神谷玉三郎) (Voiced by:Junpei Takiguchi )
Kunihiko "Shuusai" Takaba (國彦「酒斎」高場) (Voiced by:Yoku Shioya )
Aaron (アロン＝ルーク＝ウォーレンサー) (Voiced by:Hirotaka Suzuoki )
Sand (羅々) (Voiced by:Hideyuki Tanaka )
Mr. Mitsuki (みつきさん)
There are 30 volumes in the original release of the manga series in Japan. In 2006,they sold 26 million copies,making Tokimeki Tonight the sixth best-selling shōjo manga.
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In 2002, a second manga series called Tokimeki Midnight (ときめきミッドナイト, "Exciting Midnight"), also by Koi Ikeno, began serialization in Shueisha's magazine Cookie . The manga is an alternate retelling where the roles are reverse. The series completed in 2009 at nine volumes.
On May 26, 2021, a sequel, Tokimeki Tonight Sorekara (ときめきトゥナイト それから, "Exciting Tonight and Then"), which takes place after the third arc where Ranze and Makabe's daughter Aira saves the world from crisis and centers on the lead protagonist Ranze as her 40s, began serialization in Cookie magazine starting from July 2021 issue.
A 34-episode anime television series adaptation, directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa and produced by Group TAC and Toho, aired in Japan between October 7, 1982 and September 22, 1983 on Nippon TV. Its opening theme is "Tokimeki Tonight" and its ending theme is "Super Love Lotion". Since Group TAC closed its doors as a studio, Toho has been the sole rights-holder of the series.
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