Tokimeki Tonight Gets 2 New Chapters About Birth of Ranze and Makabe's Son

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Classic shojo series began in 1982, inspired anime

This year's November issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed last week that Koi Ikeno will draw a new two-chapter Tokimeki Tonight manga short titled "Tokimeki Tonight ~Makabe-ke no Kikyō" (The Makabe Family's Homecoming). The story will focus on the story leading up to the birth of Ranze and Makabe's son Taku. The two chapters will run in the the next two issues of the magazine on November 26 and December 26.

The original Tokimeki Tonight manga initially ran from 1982 to 1994, and the Tokimeki Tonight - Hoshi no Yukue final arc ran in Shueisha's shōjo manga magazine Ribon from 1998 to 1999. The Tokimeki Midnight alternate retelling manga debuted in 2002. An eight-chapter manga titled Tokimeki Tonight - Makabe Shun no Jijō, which tells the story from Makabe's point of view, debuted in 2013, followed by a one-shot titled "Tokimeki Tonight - Makabe Shun no Jijō+" in 2015. Ikeno also drew a one-volume prequel, Tokimeki Tonight: Etō Mōri no Kakeochi, which Shueisha published as a graphic novel in 2015.

Most recently, Ikeno drew the "Tokimeki Tonight ~Makabe Shun Fusai no Honeymoon" (Mr. and Mrs. Shun Makabe's Honeymoon, pictured right) one-shot that debuted on January 26.

The manga spans three generations of the Etou family. The first part is about Ranze, a relatively normal high school girl, except for the fact that her father is a vampire, her mother is a werewolf, and that she has magical powers of her own. Her family was banished from the Magic World to live among the humans, and they now guard the gate between the two realms. The story really begins when Ranze falls for a human boy, which her parents strictly forbid. Later story arcs focus on Ranze's brother and on Ranze's daughter.

The original Tokimeki Tonight manga received a television anime adaptation in 1982.

Source: Cookie November issue

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