Tokimeki Tonight

Last updated
ISBN 4-08-853247-3
  • Volume 2, ISBN   4-08-853257-0
  • Volume 3, ISBN   4-08-853271-6
  • Volume 4, ISBN   4-08-853281-3
  • Volume 5, ISBN   4-08-853292-9
  • Volume 6, ISBN   4-08-853304-6
  • Volume 7, ISBN   4-08-853313-5
  • Volume 8, ISBN   4-08-853325-9
  • Volume 9, ISBN   4-08-853337-2
  • Volume 10, ISBN   4-08-853352-6
  • Volume 11, ISBN   4-08-853364-X
  • Volume 12, ISBN   4-08-853376-3
  • Volume 13, ISBN   4-08-853388-7
  • Volume 14, ISBN   4-08-853400-X
  • Volume 15, ISBN   4-08-853410-7
  • Volume 16, ISBN   4-08-853436-0
  • Volume 17, ISBN   4-08-853453-0
  • Volume 18, ISBN   4-08-853474-3
  • Volume 19, ISBN   4-08-853489-1
  • Volume 20, ISBN   4-08-853506-5
  • Volume 21, ISBN   4-08-853523-5
  • Volume 22, ISBN   4-08-853540-5
  • Volume 23, ISBN   4-08-853598-7
  • Volume 24, ISBN   4-08-853618-5
  • Volume 25, ISBN   4-08-853632-0
  • Volume 26, ISBN   4-08-853654-1
  • Volume 27, ISBN   4-08-853686-X
  • Volume 28, ISBN   4-08-853720-3
  • Volume 29, ISBN   4-08-853747-5
  • Volume 30, ISBN   4-08-853775-0
  • Tokimeki Tonight
    Cover of the 25th tankōbon volume, featuring Ranze Etou
    (Tokimeki Tunaito)
    Genre Romantic comedy, supernatural [1]

    Tokimeki Midnight

    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.

    Tokimeki Tonight Sorekara

    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. [4] [5]


    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.

    Episode list

    1. Ranze Eto's Secret (October 7, 1982)
    2. Door to The Demon World (October 14, 1982)
    3. Bathroom Crisis (October 21, 1982)
    4. A Small Friendship (October 28, 1982)
    5. Ranze goes to the Demon World (November 4, 1982)
    6. Foggy Night Romance (November 11, 1982)
    7. Beware the Cultural Festival (November 18, 1982)
    8. Love, Camera, Action (November 25, 1982)
    9. Tamasaburo's Love (December 2, 1982)
    10. The Invisible Girl, Miel (December 9, 1982)
    11. Birthday of the Full Moon (December 16, 1982)
    12. Eh?? Ranze's Wish (December 23, 1982)
    13. White Sweethearts (January 6, 1983)
    14. I saw it!! Ranze is a Tanuki! (January 13, 1983)
    15. Sorry for the Nudity (January 20, 1983)
    16. Love of The Young Runner (January 27, 1983)
    17. Fickle Magic Teacher (February 3, 1983)
    18. Title Match of Love (February 10, 1983)
    19. The Sentimental Giant (February 17, 1983)
    20. Chaos! Too many Ranzes! (February 24, 1983)
    21. Love Letter from E.T. (March 3, 1983)
    22. Panic! Pajama Game (March 10, 1983)
    23. Sand's Love Story (March 17, 1983)
    24. Ardent Love! Great War in the Demon World (March 24, 1983)
    25. The Transformation is seen! Shun must die (March 31, 1983)
    26. Execution Battleship! Space Wars (April 28, 1983)
    27. Clash! Rocky VS Shun (May 5, 1983)
    28. Stretching Angel, Hunter of Love (May 19, 1983)
    29. Shock! Future Encounter (June 9, 1983)
    30. The Prince's Order of Assassination (June 16, 1983)
    31. The Migratory Bird Returns (June 23, 1983)
    32. Venture! Island of Sweethearts (July 7, 1983)
    33. Tokimeki Folklore Comic (July 28, 1983)
    34. I Love you! I Love you! Love Triangle! (September 22, 1983)


    The manga had a circulation of 30 million copies in 2021. [2]

    On Anime News Network, Justin Sevakis said the anime was "a thirty year-old comedy that's still funny, with a setup that's still plausible and interesting, and animation that's still serviceable". [6]

    Related Research Articles

    <i>Koi Kaze</i> Japanese manga series

    Koi Kaze is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Motoi Yoshida. It was published in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Evening from 2001 to 2004, with its chapters collected in five tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. The series tells of the taboo love affair that develops between 28-year-old Koshiro, and his teenage 15-year-old younger sister, Nanoka.

    <span class="mw-page-title-main">Kamiya Kaoru</span> Fictional character from Rurouni Kenshin

    Kamiya Kaoru, known as Kaoru Kamiya in the Media Blasters English-language dub and Kori Kamiya in the English Sony Samurai X dub, is a fictional character in the Rurouni Kenshin manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki. In the story Kaoru is the instructor of a kendo school in Tokyo, Kamiya Kasshin-ryū (神谷活心流). The students leave when many people are killed by someone claiming to be the Hitokiri Battōsai (人斬り抜刀斎) from the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū", damaging the school's reputation. Kaoru is saved from the murderous impostor by the real Battōsai, Himura Kenshin, now a wanderer who has sworn to stop killing. During the series, Kaoru grows fond of Kenshin due to his good actions to society and becomes his ally.

    <i>Prétear</i> Japanese manga series

    Prétear, also called Prétear - The New Legend of Snow White, is a manga series written by Junichi Sato and illustrated by Kaori Naruse. Spanning four volumes, the manga series was originally published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten from May 2000 through July 2001. It was published in English in North America by ADV Manga.

    <i>Emma</i> (manga) 2005 Japanese historical romance manga by Kaoru Mori and anime

    Emma is a Japanese historical romance manga by Kaoru Mori. It was published by Enterbrain in the magazine Comic Beam and collected in 10 tankōbon volumes. The series has been adapted as an anime television series, entitled Emma – A Victorian Romance. The manga is licensed in English in North America by Yen Press and the anime is licensed in English by Nozomi Entertainment.

    <i>Cookie</i> (Japanese magazine) Manga magazine

    Cookie is a Japanese shōjo manga magazine published bimonthly by Shueisha. As of 2008, the circulation was about 175,000, which by 2015 had dropped to 56,000.

    <i>Love Me, My Knight</i> Japanese manga series

    Love Me, My Knight is a shōjo manga created in the early 1980s by Kaoru Tada. An anime adaptation was released in 1983 until 1984, running for 42 episodes by Toei Animation. A live action adaptation was also produced. The manga is licensed in English by M'z Production for digital release on the Kindle and comixology.

    Eriko Hara is a Japanese voice actress formerly employed by Arts Vision.

    <i>Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru</i> Japanese manga series

    Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kotomi Aoki. Originally serialized in the magazine Shōjo Comic, its chapters were published in ten tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan from May 2003 to August 2005. The series focuses on fraternal twins Yori and Iku, who fall in love with one another despite being siblings.

    Koi Koi Seven (こいこい7) is a Japanese manga series created by Morishige. The story features a fighting squad of six girls belonging to the Gokō Academy who fight daily to protect the Earth's peace and future, as well as the hopeless Tanaka Tetsuro. Koi Koi Seven was serialized in Akita Shoten’s Champion Red line of magazines from 2002 to 2007. The series was adapted into a 13-episode anime television series which was broadcast between April 4, 2005, and June 26, 2005.

    <i>Shoot!</i> (manga) Japanese manga series

    Shoot! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Ōshima. It was published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine between 1990 and 2003. The story revolves around a boy named Toshihiko Tanaka, who has just started at Kakegawa High School in order to play association football with his idol, Yoshiharu Kubo. Toshi's friends are not interested in playing football again this year until he convinces them to join the team. Soon, the team will enter the All-Japan High School Championship.

    <i>The Gentlemens Alliance Cross</i> Manga series

    The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura. The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross premiered in the September 2004 issue of Ribon, running until the June 2008 issue. The 47 chapters were collected and published in 11 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. The series is licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media which published the first volume on March 6, 2007. The eleventh and final volume was released in English in April 2010. In this fictional work, a 15-year-old student was sold by her father to another family.

    Hiroshi Sasagawa is a Japanese creator of several anime and manga series. His name is romanized in some sources as Hiroshi Sasakawa.

    <i>Queen Millennia</i> Japanese manga series

    Queen Millennia is a manga series by Leiji Matsumoto which was serialized from 28 January 1980 through 11 May 1983 in both the Sankei Shimbun and Nishinippon Sports newspapers. The manga series was adapted into a 42-episode anime television series by Toei Dōga and broadcast on the Fuji TV network from 16 April 1981 through 25 March 1982. An anime film was released on 13 March 1982 shortly before the TV series ended.

    <i>Working!!</i> Japanese comic strip manga series and its adaptations

    Working!!, released in English territories as Wagnaria!!, is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga series written and illustrated by Karino Takatsu, which follows the activities of the unusual employees at one of the units of the Wagnaria family restaurant chain. The series was serialized in Square Enix's Young Gangan seinen manga magazine between January 2005 and November 2014. Square Enix released three drama CDs between 2007 and 2009 with scripts written by Shōgo Mukai. An anime television series was produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike, airing in three seasons in 2010, 2011, and 2015, respectively. In North America, the first two anime seasons are licensed by NIS America while the third is licensed by Aniplex of America.

    <i>Demon King Daimao</i> Japanese light novel series

    Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maō, also known as Demon King Daimao, is a Japanese light novel series written by Shōtarō Mizuki and illustrated by Souichi Itō, published by Hobby Japan under their HJ Bunko imprint. The first volume was published on February 1, 2008, and was completed with a total of 13 volumes available on March 29, 2014. A manga adaptation began monthly serialization in the September 2008 issue of Akita Shoten's magazine Champion Red, and a 12-episode anime adaptation by Artland aired between April and June 2010 on Tokyo MX and other channels.

    Koi Ikeno is a manga author and illustrator. She was born April 16, 1959, in Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    <i>Demon Love Spell</i>

    Demon Love Spell is a manga series by Mayu Shinjo about a shrine maiden that finds herself falling for a demon that feeds on passion and love. Shinjo initially wrote Demon Love Spell in 2008 as a two part installment manga for Margaret magazine, but chose to serialize the series in 2009 due to the story's popularity. In 2012 Viz Media licensed the manga with the intention to publish it in English through their Shojo Beat imprint and released the first volume in December of that same year.

    <i>Love and Lies</i> (manga) Japanese manga series

    Love and Lies is a Japanese manga by Musawo. The series follows a teenage boy who confesses to his long-time crush, despite the fact that he has been assigned a fiancée by the government in an alternate version of modern Japan. It is published by Kodansha, and was serialized in DeNA's Manga Box app in multiple languages from August 2014 to January 2022. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films aired from July to September 2017. A live-action film adaptation was released in October 2017.

    <i>Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku</i> Japanese manga series

    Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku is a Japanese web manga series written and illustrated by Fujita. It was first posted on Pixiv in April 2014. It began serialization in Comic Pool, a joint web manga publication project by Ichijinsha and Pixiv, in November 2015. Ichijinsha began publishing the manga in print in April 2015 and 11 tankōbon volumes were published. An anime television series adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures aired from April to June 2018 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block, while a live-action film adaptation premiered in February 2020.


    1. Loveridge, Lynzee (June 6, 2017). "Tokimeki Tonight's Ranze & Shun Smooch on Wedding Application Form". Anime News Network . Retrieved May 21, 2020. Where can a half-vampire, half-werewolf girl find love? Koi Ikeno's long-running supernatural romantic comedy manga Tokimeki Tonight starred one such girl and her potential beau Shun Makabe.
    2. 1 2 "漫画『ときめきトゥナイト』続編、5月開始 第3部後の世界描くストーリー". ORICON NEWS. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 2023-01-14.
    3. "Historic Shōjo Manga Circulation Numbers". ComiPress. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
    4. "「ときめきトゥナイト」アラフォー蘭世がヒロインの新シリーズ開幕、全話無料公開も". . Retrieved December 5, 2021.
    5. "Koi Ikeno's Tokimeki Tonight Manga Gets New Series Featuring The Protagonist Ranze in Her 40s". Crunchyroll . 25 March 2021. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
    6. Justin Sevakis (February 5, 2013). "Tokimeki Tonight". Anime News Network . Retrieved August 22, 2014.