Ranze arc publication list

This page collects information on the entire publication of the Ranze arc in Ribon magazine, including images of title pages and furoku where available.

Sources: Ribon table of contents 1974-1992, Ribon table of contents 1993-2011, Tokimeki Tonight title page collection, furoku list, Romantic Album, my own collection

★ next to the chapter number indicates Tokimeki was the first series printed in the issue.

magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
07.1982
Ribon cover
1 ★ Ranze ch. 1 48 3 (+ 8 3-color pages)
  1. "Ribon idol sticker" — a few stickers using the same art of Ranze, possibly originally from a preview image
    stickers

Ranze enters middle school where she falls in love with Shun. During a quarrel with Yōko over Shun, Ranze bites into Yōko and turns into her, discovering her ability as a vampire for the first time.

08.1982
Ribon cover
2 Ranze ch. 2 40 1
  1. none

Ranze transforms into animals in order to follow Shun home, and learns more about his passion for boxing, his love for his single mother, and how kind he is to animals. When Shun takes Ranze-as-a-cat with him into the bathroom, Ranze acceidentally turns back into a human while Shun is in the tub. Meanwhile, Shiira becomes suspicious that Ranze might be falling in love with a human boy and orders Mōri to follow her wherever she goes.

09.1982 3 Ranze ch. 3 16 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no 100-page wide-ban betsusatsu manga Tokimeki Tonight" — manga booklet containing an extra 100-page chapter of the series
    booklet

  2. Zen'in present (Sept-Nov): "Reversible bag" — fabric handbag (img)

Chapter 3: Ranze escapes Shun's apartment but is confronted by Mōri.

Production of a TV anime series is announced.
10.1982 4 Ranze ch. 4 50 4
  1. "Ranze bag" — paper bag
    paper bag

11.1982
Ribon cover
5 ★ Ranze ch. 5 48 4
  1. "Ranze no Tokimeki Tonight anime poster & tokusei anime world" — poster and article

Anime episodes 1-4 air.
12.1982
Ribon cover
6 ★ Ranze ch. 6 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze anime trump" — playing cards
    playing cards

Tankōbon vol. 1 is published containing chapters 1-3 & the furoku booklet.
Anime episodes 5-8 air.
01.1983 7 Ranze ch. 7 46 3
  1. "'83 Ranze calendar" — 1983 wall calendar
    calendar

  2. "Ranze, Match, Toshi-chan no nenga-hagaki trio" — new year's greetings postcard
    postcard

Anime episodes 9-12 air.
02.1983
Ribon cover
8 ★ A closeup of Ranze with colored squares overlaid 60 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze space bag" — paper bag
    paper bag

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze seiza & ketsuekigata checker" — fortune-telling toy
    fortune teller

  3. "Tokimeki Tonight love love sugoroku" — board game
    board game

  4. "A-ko, Fuyumi, Chisato, Maki, Koi, Keiko no mini mini 30 seal" — stickers
    stickers

  5. Tokimeki anime sticker

Anime episodes 13-16 air.
03.1983 9 ★ Ranze ch. 9 49 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi color-tsuki Ranze sign-chō" — a sign book for graduating students
    sign book

Anime episodes 17-20 air.
04.1983
Ribon cover
10 Ranze ch. 10 47 4
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze note" — notebook
    notebook

  2. "Ranze henshin card" — game

  3. Zen'in present (Apr-May): "Ranze purse" — fabric wallet
    purse

Tankōbon vol. 2 is published.
Anime episodes 21-25 air.
magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
05.1983 11 Ranze ch. 11 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze letter set" — letter-writing set with binder, envelopes, and paper
    letter set letter set

Anime episode 26 airs.
06.1983 12 Ranze ch. 12 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze fancy box" — cardboard box

  2. "Ikeno Koi, Hagiiwa Mutsumi, Tada Kaoru no 3-dai ninki jumbo poster" — poster
    poster

  3. "Ikeno Koi, Tachikake Hideko, Honda Keiko, Tada Kaoru no miracle iron print" — iron-on transfer
    iron-on transfer

Anime episodes 27-28 air.
07.1983 13 Ranze ch. 13 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze joyful pair set" — binder with loose-leaf paper
    binder

Anime episodes 29-31 air.
08.1983 14 Ranze ch. 14 49 4
  1. "Ikeno Koi no ukiuki summer bag" — plastic bag
    summer bag

Anime episodes 32-33 air.
09.1983 Ribon cover 15 Ranze ch. 15 50 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze musical rack" — cardboard racks
    musical rack

  2. "Natsuyasumi koi-uranai 88 seal" — stickers
    stickers

Tankōbon vol. 3 is published.
10.1983 16 Ranze ch. 16 48 1
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze family box" — cardboard box
    family box

Anime episode 34 airs, concluding the anime.
11.1983 17 ★ Ranze ch. 17 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze pad" — memo pad
    memo pad

miscellaneous
12.1983 18 Ranze ch. 18 48 3
  1. "Ranze, Poe, Akane, Rio no idol 4 trump" — playing cards
    playing cards

miscellaneous
01.1984 Ribon cover 19 Ranze ch. 19 46 3
  1. "'84 Ribon calendar" — wall calendar
    wall calendar

  2. "Ikeno Koi, Honda Keiko no nenga hagaki" — new year's greetings postcard
    postcard

Tankōbon vol. 4 is published.
02.1984 20 Ranze ch. 20 52 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no cash book" — notebook to keep track of allowances and spendings
    notebook

magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
03.1984 21 ★ Ranze cradling baby Shun with teen Shun in the background 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi, Hagiiwa Mutsumi no all-color ehon" — color booklet containing a short story
    booklet

  2. "Ninki mangaka 4-nin no happy spring cassette label" — labels for music casettes

04.1984 22 Ranze ch. 22 48 3
  1. "Ribon all idol sticker" — stickers

  2. "Ikeno Koi no spring petit case" — plastic sleeve for hankerchief and tissues
    plastic sleeve

05.1984 Ribon cover 23 Ranze and child Shun in a field of flowers 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze humming rack" — cardboard rack
    cardboard rack

  2. Zen'in present (Jun-Jul): "Obento-bako pouch" — fabric bag
    fabric bag

Tankōbon vol. 5 is published.
06.1984 24 Ranze ch. 24 44 3
  1. "6-dai rensai illust gallery" — illustration cards
    illustration card

  2. "Ikeno Koi no obenkyō ganba!! seal" — stickers
    stickers

07.1984 25 ★ Ranze ch. 25 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi, Kihara Chisato no otanoshimi card" — various cards

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze shower cap" — shower cap

08.1984 26 Ranze ch. 26 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze summer illust postcards" — a set of five postcards
    postcard

09.1984 27 Ranze holding up a large veil over her head 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze daily life note" — notebook
    notebook

  2. "Wakuwaku dokidoki natsuyasumi uranai seal" — stickers

  3. Zen'in present (Sep-Oct): "Charming mirror & comb" — set of plastic comb, mirror, and case
    zen'in present

Tankōbon vol. 6 is published.
10.1984 Ribon cover 28 Ranze ch. 28 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no letter rack trio" — cardboard rack

11.1984 29 Ranze ch. 29 43 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze doll" — doll pattern for sewing
    doll

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze teami handbook" — knitting patterns and how-to guide
    how-to book

12.1984 30 ★ Ranze ch. 30 50 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no omoshiro land magazine rack" — cardboard magazine rack
    magazine rack

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze wrap paper" — one piece of wrapping paper
    wrapping paper

Tankōbon vol. 7 is published.
magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
01.1985 31 Ranze ch. 31 46 3
  1. "'85 Ribon calendar" — wall calendar
    wall calendar

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze memo stand" — cardboard paper-holder

02.1985 Ribon cover 32 Ranze ch. 32 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze & Yōko friendly bag" — paper bag [IMG]

  2. "Ribon all-star charm seal and sticker" — stickers

  3. "Lovely idol cassette label" — labels for music casettes

03.1985 33 ★ Ranze ch. 33 43 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze & Yōko lovely file" — binder
    binder

  2. "Ninki rensai character mame seal 52" — stickers
    stickers

Tankōbon vol. 8 is published.
04.1985 34 Ranze ch. 34 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no all-color note" — notebook
    notebook

  2. "3-dai rensai hero jumbo poster" — poster
    poster

  3. Zen'in present (Apr-May): "Tokimeki purse" — fabric wallet
    wallet

05.1985 35 Ranze ch. 35 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze & Yōko kobuta no gakkō letter set" — letter-writing set with envelopes, paper, stickers, and small cards
    letter set

06.1985 36 Ranze ch. 36 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no runrun obento bag" — paper bag
    lunch bag

07.1985 Ribon cover 37 ★ Ranze ch. 37 48 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki Tonight pinup best 5" — five pieces of cardstock with illustrations
    illustration card

08.1985 38 ★ Ranze ch. 38 44 3
  1. "Ranze, Rio, Manami, Komomo new idol 4 travel trump" — playing cards
    playing cards

Tankōbon vol. 9 is published.
09.1985 Ribon cover 39 Ranze ch. 39 35 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no wide-ban betsusatsu manga "Tokimeki Tonight" bangaihen" — booklet with side story
    side story booklet

  2. "Ikeno Koi no Yōko-inu oyasumi chokinbako" — piggy bank (img)

  3. Zen'in present (Sep-Oct): "Letter pouch" — fabric pouch
    pouch

10.1985 40 ★ Ranze ch. 40 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki house-gata bookend" — bookend

magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
11.1985 41 Ranze ch. 41 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no sewing box" — cardboard box
    cardoard box

12.1985 Ribon cover 42 ★ Ranze ch. 42 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no hurray! hurray! box" — cardboard box
    cardoard box

01.1986 43 Ranze ch. 43 44 3
  1. "'86 Ribon desk calendar" — desktop calendar
    cardoard box

  2. "Ikeno Koi no jumbo poster" — poster
    poster

  3. "Ikeno Koi no time-travel sugoroku" — board game
    board game

Tankōbon vol. 10 is published.
02.1986 44 Ranze ch. 44 42 03
  1. "Ikeno Koi no '86 Ribon diary and schedule seal" — planner with stickers
    planner

  2. Zen'in present (Feb-Mar): "Tokimeki ruler & pakkun keshigomu" — set of ruler and erasor (img)

03.1986 45 Ranze ch. 45 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze mail box" — cardboard box (img)

  2. "Ikeno Koi no suki suki daisuki Yoko-inu seal" — stickers
    cardoard box

04.1986 Ribon cover 46 ★ Ranze ch. 46 42 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze no okaimono note" — notebook
    notebook

05.1986 47 Ranze ch. 47 35 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no picnic bag" — paper bag
    paper bag

Tankōbon vol. 11 is published.
06.1986 48 ★ Ranze ch. 48 44 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no wide-ban betsusatsu manga "Tokimeki Tonight"" — booklet with side story
    side story booklet

  2. "Ikeno Koi no dosukoi!! Yoko-inu memo & mini fūtō" — memo pad with small envelopes
    memo pad

07.1986 49 Ranze and Shun walking on a beach 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze & Yoko enikki file" — binder
    binder

  2. "Ribon no nakama ga seizoroi waiwai wappen seal" — stickers
    stickers

  3. "Ribon Koi-chama Tokimeki seal" — stickers
    stickers

08.1986 50 ★ Ranze ch. 50 43 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze & Yoko card letter set" — writing paper that folds into an envelope and stickers
    letter set

  2. "Tokimeki Tonight rensai 50-kai kinen Ikeno Koi no jumbo poster" — poster
    poster

magazine issue chapter number title page page count color page count furoku & zen'in presents summary miscellaneous
09.1986 Ribon cover 51 Ranze ch. 51 35 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Yoko shop note" — notebook
    notebook

  2. "Mangaka 8-nin no natsuyasumi uranai seal" — stickers
    stickers

Tankōbon vol. 12 is published.
10.1986 52 ★ Ranze ch. 52 42 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no cake house box" — cardboard box
    cardboard box

  2. "Ikeno Koi no big seal" — sticker
    sticker

  3. "Ninki mangaka 7-ninshū Ribon waiwai omoshiro card set" — various cards
    card

  4. Zen'in present: "Odekake pouch" — fabric pouch
    pouch

11.1986 53 Ranze ch. 53 42 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze kisekae letter set" — letter-writing set with abinder, envelopes, writing paper, stickers, stamps, and cards
    letter set

  2. "The manga-ka times" — newspaper
    newspaper

12.1986 54 Ranze ch. 54 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no wakuwaku land pencil box & jigsaw puzzle" — cardboard box
    cardboard box

  2. "Tezukuri mascot book" — booklet with patterns and guides to make plush toys
    booklet

  3. "Wai wai mufufu Christmas card" — Christmas card
    Christmas card

01.1987 - - - -
  1. "Ikeno Koi no veneer cover tsuki '87 Ribon diary + address-chō" — planner with matching address book
    planner

  2. "'87 Ribon calendar" — wall calendar
    calendar

  3. "Sticker collection" — stickers
    stickers

Chapter 55 was planned to run in this issue, but Ikeno failed to meet her deadline. Tankōbon vol. 13 is published.
02.1987 Ribon cover 55 Ranze ch. 55 35 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze oshare trunk" — cardboard box
    cardboard box

  2. Zen'in present (Feb-Mar): "Love love ruck bag + ai no yubiwa" — fabric backpack and ring set
    backpack

03.1987 56 Ranze ch. 56 35 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze jewel box & name tag" — cardboard box
    jewel box and name tags

04.1987 Ribon cover 57 Ranze ch. 57 40 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze Tokimeki stand all-color note" — notebook
    stickers

05.1987 58 (end) Ranze ch. 58 40 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki Tonight chō jumbo poster" — poster
    poster

Tankōbon vol. 14 is published.
06.1987 - - - -
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki Tonight memorial scene collection" — artbook
    artbook

  2. "Ribon all-star genki-jirushi waiwai seal" — stickers
    stickers

07.1987 - - - -
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki Tonight seal book" — artbook
    stickers

08.1987 - - - -
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Tokimeki Tonight tokudai summer pinup" — poster
    poster

Tankōbon vol. 15 is published.
09.1987 side story Ranze and Shun in swimwear by a tropical sea (img) 47 3
  1. "Ribon all-star seal & sticker world" — stickers
    stickers

12.1987 side story side story 46 3
  1. "Ikeno Koi no Ranze ukiuki wrapping book" — booklet with gift-wrapping how-to
    booklet

01.1988 - - - -
  1. "'88 Ribon calendar" — wall calendar
    wall calendar

  2. "Ikeno Koi no oiwai noshigami" — wrapping paper
    stickers

  3. "'88 omedetō hana no kaori no nengajō" — new year's greeting postcard
    postcard

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