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->''So this is "love", isn't it?''

''Tokimeki Memorial'' (ときめきメモリアル Tokimeki Memoriaru, lit. "Heartbeat Memorial") is a popular and [[VideoGameLongRunners long-running]] [[DatingSim dating simulation]] series by {{Konami}}, with its first game released in 1994 on PCEngine. That game was [[SleeperHit a low-profile title which became a hit]], thanks to [[ViralMarketing massive favourable word of mouth]], and the game appealing not only to the intended young male demography but [[PeripheryDemographic also the female one]], thanks to the game's romantic and funny atmosphere.

Konami went on developing this game into a successful multi-media CashCowFranchise. The ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series, nicknamed amongst its fans with the contraction [=TokiMemo=], consists of 8 main games, in addition to a large number of spin-offs. The first four main games are the standard DatingSim games (referred in this article and the Character Sheet as the "Standard Branch"). The latter three of the main games are {{Gender Flip}}ped ones named ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorialGirlsSide'' (the "Girl's Side Branch"), and the other main game is actually a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame Massively Multiplayer Online]] variant, ''Tokimeki Memorial Online''. It also was adapted into several video releases: A two episode OVA based on the first game, a live action movie loosely based on the first game, and a 25 episode anime TV series, ''Tokimeki Memorial Only Love'', based on ''Tokimeki Memorial Online'', produced by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. and Anime International Company.

In each game, you're playing as a freshman in a Japanese HighSchool, and you'll spend your three years of school time, working on your academic and sports stats, meeting other students of the other gender as yours, and wooing them, in the hope of getting the confession of love of one of them at the place of legend of your High School on Graduation Day. This place, varying depending on the game, is said to grant eternal happiness to the new couples confessing their feeling to each other on that specific day.

The games have various characters which fits a basic Trope mold for everyone's tastes: the [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Childhood Friend]], which is usually the one the player character has an aim at at the beginning of the story (and is more or less considered the [[MultipleEndings True Ending]]), the MadScientist, the {{Megane}}([[{{Meganekko}} ko]]), the {{Shrinking Violet}}s, the StudentCouncilPresident, or the [[SempaiKohai Sempai and Kohai]], there are many potential {{Love Interest}}s you can try romancing!

The series explores various Japanese events and festivals, such as Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day, White Day, SchoolFestival, Summer Festival, and more. It also depicts [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism a highly idealistic representation]] of Japanese HighSchool life, and as such is very focused on providing an atmosphere full of romantic, funny and hopeful moments. The few dramatic moments strategically sprinkled in serve as making the romance and hope shine even brighter, as in the ''Tokimemo'' verse, hurdles are ultimately overcome, and everything goes well in the end. This light-hearted good balance of narrative elements is one of the main ingredients of the series' success.

The first game was written by Koji Igarashi (a.k.a. IGA), before he took over the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series; and the ''Drama Series'' (spin-off games of the 1st game) had HideoKojima as one of their directors and used the ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' game engine. Mikio Saito (alias Metal Yuhki), the music composer of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', is the music composer, and later one of the producers of the ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series.

Now with its own [[Characters/TokimekiMemorial Character Sheet]]! It's still in construction though. Any help to complete it is welcome!

[[IThoughtThatWas Must not be confused]] with the {{shojo}} manga ''Manga/TokimekiTonight'', nor the HGame, ''Tokimeki Check-in''.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody / TakeThat: being a defining and popular game series in Japan, the Tokimemo games got their fair share of those in pop culture. To cite a few works containing such parodies: ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana''...
* AloofBigBrother: Rei Ijuin is seen like this by the people in Kirameki High. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a female, though]]
* AlphaBitch: Mira.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Miho and Maho in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2''.
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Several of them. There's the two part OVA series based on the first game by Creator/StudioPierrot, the 25 episode ''Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love'' anime[[note]]by {{Creator/AIC}}[[/note]] based on the online game, and a single OVA[[note]]by Creator/AsahiProduction[[/note]] based on and introducing ''Tokimeki Memorial 4''.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Being the IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy {{Tsundere}} she is, Kotoko of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' loves to delivers these to the protagonist [[TheMatchmaker every time she feels]] [[MatchmakerCrush he neglected her best friend Hikari]]. [[spoiler: It culminates to SlapSlapKiss territory (although the slap slap is delivered by her alone, and she hugs you instead of kissing), complete with Baka [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming callings]], in her Ending where both her and Hikari are in love with the protagonist, and you ultimately choose Kotoko.]]
** [[spoiler: [[ShrinkingViolet Suzune]]]] in ''Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series Vol. 2: Irodori no Love Song'' also delivers one of these to the protagonist when [[spoiler: she can't take any longer of being the UnluckyChildhoodFriend of sorts due to him being [[ObliviousToLove oblivious of her love for him]]]].
* ArtShift: Every game in the series has slightly, but noticeably, different art. Most obvious in the transition from 1 to 2.
** Also between ''Girl's Side'' 1 and 2.
* {{Backstory}}: Explored in ''Tokimemo 1: Tabidachi no Uta'', when Shiori and [[CanonName Naoto]] talk about their past, and ''Tokimemo 2: Memories Ringing On'' with Kotoko. Also a [[DarkAndTroubledPast vital part]] of [[BrokenBird Kaori's]] character in ''Tokimemo 2''; and in the same game, used as an optional gaming feature (known as Childhood Mode), where the player meets some of the girls aside from Hikari and Kasumi during his childhood [[spoiler: (Homura, Akane, Miyuki, Miho, and Mei)]] and is required to unlock certain events in the main part of the game; when used, the girls involved become additional Childhood Friends.
* BeautifulDreamer / SleepCute: Used in a few Special Events throughout the series.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[spoiler: Rei]]
* {{Bokukko}}: Akane in ''2'' and in Itsuki in ''4''.
* BookDumb: Yuuko in ''1'', Homura in ''2''.
* BrokenAce: The series start out with a pure [[TheAce Ace]], Shiori, in the first game, but the following Aces, [[BrokenBird Kaori]] in ''Tokimemo 2'' and Kei and Teru in the first two ''Girl's Side'' games, are more of the Broken kind due to their poor social skills and other issues tempering their high qualities.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler: Mira]] in ''1'', and Kaori in ''2''. Both are also {{Defrosting Ice Queen}}s.
* BromanticFoil: Yoshio is one of the oldest examples.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ayako and Yuina in ''1''.
* ButNotTooForeign: Played straight with Elisa Dolittle Naruse in ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' ; [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Patricia [=McGrath=] in ''Tokimeki Memorial Pocket: Sports Hen'', a fully-fledged foreigner (with her nationality not defined according to WordOfGod, but she's clearly [[EagleLand American-based]]), as well as Christopher Weatherfield of ''Girl's Side 2'', a fully-fledged Englishman.
* CallingYourAttacks: In ''Tokimemo 1'', Yumi and her "Yumi Bomber". In ''Tokimemo 2'', Homura and her "Dragon Kick" and "Kaichou Kick".
* CannotSpitItOut: As a JustifiedTrope, it's the whole point of the games: most of the {{Love Interest}}s believe in the Legend of their school, and want to reserve their LoveConfession for the Graduation Day, at the Legend's Tree/Bell/Slope/Church. Also explains Saki and Ayako's attitude in [[GaidenGame the first two Drama Series, ''Nijiiro no Seishun'' and ''Irodori no Love Song'''s]] respective endings, since those take place in around the middle of the original game's time frame, and leaded to an [[OldSaveBonus unlockable special mode]] in the third Drama Series, ''Tabidachi no Uta'' giving the real epilogue to those games.
** It's less justified in the ''Girl's Side'' games, which mostly don't have the "confess on Graduation Day" legend and thus rely instead on the guys simply not managing to clearly express their feelings before then. The heroine of each game is also inevitably completely incapable of picking up any hints, subtle or otherwise, that the guys drop prior to Graduation Day.
* CanonDiscontinuity: With the advent of ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', which takes place 15 years after the events of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'', and thus sets the time of the 1st game to the original PC-Engine version of 1994 to 1997, all cameo appearances of ''Tokimemo 1'' characters in the ''Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories'' games (see ExpandedUniverse below) have become this ([[spoiler: except of course the Rei Ijuin one, and maybe the Mira and Maho one as well]]), since the original characters are now of the same age as Kasumi Asou, and thus would never have been able to meet the ''Tokimemo 2'' characters in their High School time.
* CanonName: In the ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' saga, while the games have no pre-existing names proposed for the protagonist (you have to enter your name yourself), the majority of the Drama [=CDs=] give him the name "Naoto Takami" (高見公人), save for a few of them which just refers him as "Ore" (I).
* CartoonBomb: How the "bombs" are depicted in each game's character data report provided by your Info Man.
* CashCowFranchise: Oh boy. This series has so much merchandise, it even has '' several official books referencing the existing merchandise''!!
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: The ''Girl's Side'' games.
* TheChewToy: ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' gives us Miyuki. What makes her TheChewToy? Her luck is inversely proportional to her happiness, and she's a GenkiGirl with a dash of CloudCuckooLander. Even crossing the street is an ordeal for her.
** Even her endings are the most painfully hilarious as well: [[spoiler: in her ending in the main game, the Legendary Bell that rings when a love confession is true breaks and falls on top of her; while her ending in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2: Memories Ringing On'' shows that she gets the world's worst bad hair day as well.]]
* ChickMagnet: Most of the {{Bishonen}} characters in the series.
* ChildhoodFriends - In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Leaping School Festival'', an Event in Homura Akai's route reveals that [[spoiler: her grandfather Ringo and Hibikino High's headmaster Bakuretsuzan]] are childhood friends, and still are the best friends in the world despite [[spoiler: the years and the fact they were (friendly) rivals for the heart of the girl who would become Homura's grandmother, in their High School time]].
** Homura herself with Akane Ichimonji. The two are best friends since childhood, although Akane feels from time to time the need to take a break from Homura and avoids her, as shown in an Event in Childhood Mode.
* ClassTrip: A staple of the series.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Most of the girls become this when they are in Tokimeki Status, but Yumi, Minori (in ''1''), Hikari, Mei (in ''2''), Tsugumi and Miyako (in ''4'') particulary stand out.
* ClockTower: The Legendary Bell in ''2''.
* CloudCuckooLander: Yukari is a triumphant example of this trope, and Miyuki and her mother are pretty solid ones as well.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: The protagonist's exam scores are based on the full range of stats, and if any stat is neglected, it results in a low test score in the associated subject. Other characters don't have this problem. Thus, the brainy, bookish characters who are bad at sports and uninterested in fashion can routinely rank first in exam scores, but no matter how high the player gets their intelligence stat, they can't come close to top ranking without putting effort into raising fitness, fashion, and the other stats as well.
* ConceptArtGallery: The whole point of the spin-off games ''Tokimeki Memorial: Private Collection'' and ''Tokimeki Memorial Selection: Fujisaki Shiori''.
* ConsoleCameo:
** An official artwork of [[GamerChick Yumi Saotome]] of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' has her playing with a Playstation 1.
** In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', there's a Playstation 1 in the main protagonist's room.
** In ''Dancing Summer Vacation'', [[spoiler: Mei and Yuina are controlling their "Neo-World Conqueror Robo" with a Playstation 1 controller]].
* ContinuityNod: Konami is well known for this. The most notable being that [[spoiler:the delinquent bancho boss that the player fights in ''Tokimemo 1'' is the same bancho that appears in ''Tokimemo 2'' and is given a [[AscendedExtra far bigger role]].]] Some ''Tokimemo 1'' characters make cameos in the side-story games for ''Tokimemo 2''. Likewise all of the main guys from the first ''Girl's Side'' game make appearances in certain background art for the second ''Girl's Side'' game.
** The three ''Girl's Side'' games do this lightly with the Hanatsubuki family.
** One major one is Tokimeki Memorial 4 itself, in that you return to Kirameki High School. One of the characters is a relative of Shiori and, being a last-year senior, is still wearing her iconic SailorFuku.
* CrashIntoHello: A way of meeting characters used several times in the series.
* CultureClash: Kotoko of ''Tokimemo 2'' is averse to anything foreign, to the point that the smell of curry makes her sneeze.
* CustomUniform: The Ijuin siblings in ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' and ''2'' wear a variant of their respective schools' uniforms as a mark of their high social status as heirs of the filthy rich Ijuin Family (and Rei Ijuin's grandfather is even Kirameki High's administrator).
* CuteSportsClubManager: A number of them throughout the series. Saki (who's also the DatingSim UrExample), Minori (assistant of Saki, then full-fledged [=CSCM=] after Saki graduates), Tomomi (assistant of Minori), Shiori (if her starting parameters set her in the Soccer or Base-Ball Clubs), Megumi Juuichiya (of the Basket-Ball Club, in the Drama [=CDs=]), and Kaedeko (of the Base-Ball Club of Hibikino High [[spoiler: and later, after her transfer, of Daimon High]]).
** Tamami Konno in the first ''Girl's Side'' game is the CuteSportsClubManager of the basketball team, and the PlayerCharacter of the ''Girl's Side'' games also has the opportunity to become manager of a sports club (usually the baseball club).
* DaddysGirl: Yukari in ''1''; and Sumire from ''2'' who's out of school helping her dad run the family circus.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While it's still overall a fluffy romance game like the other games of the series, ''Tokimeki Memorial 3'' is the first and only notable game where there's a melancholic mood, due to [[spoiler: the death of a few secondary characters playing a big role in some story lines]]. This is the case with [[spoiler: Yukiko's storyline, where you get to know the owner of the Candy Shop, an old lady Yukiko adores, who will fall ill and die]], as well as in [[spoiler: Hotaru Izumi's storyline, where she lost her boyfriend in an accident and loved him so much [[TheMourningAfter she can't move on and find a new love]].]]
** ''4'' takes DarkerAndEdgier in a new direction with the series' first {{Yandere}} character: [[spoiler: the childhood friend, Miyako Okura.]]
** The baby steps might have been given already in the second game, what's with [[spoiler: Kaori's screwed up backstory in which she was thoroughly broken and betrayed by her "friends".]]
* DatingSim: Tokimemo is the grand-daddy of them all; it's success both validated and popularized the genre.
** It remains the undisputed best selling DatingSim and RomanceGame of all time, both in terms of individual title sale and combined in entirety as a franchise. Literally millions of copies have been sold.
* {{Delinquents}}:
** You can get to fight the JerkWithAHeartOfGold resident delinquents in ''Tokimemo 1'' (and when you beat the boss, he honorably passes the mantle of gang boss to you).
** In ''Tokimemo 2'', the leader of the local delinquent gang is [[spoiler:the older brother of one the winnable girls, Akane]]. Needless to say, you need to beat him and his EliteMooks to [[spoiler:get the best ending with her]]. As mentioned in the spoilers for the ContinuityNod trope, [[spoiler:the bancho from ''Tokimemo 2'' is the same one that appears in the first game]].
** ''Tokimemo 4'' features a girl delinquent, Kai, as a winnable character.
** The DS version of ''Girl's Side'' also has a delinquent, Jin Tendou, as a "secret" winnable character.
* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Several of the girls loooove their hair jewelry. In fact, it's one of the best gifts for Shiori, and goes as far as a plot point in ''Tabidachi no Uta'', where a MAJOR CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming occurs.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', there's Sumire's pet monkey, Daisy.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Homura of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' ''loves'' penguins. At one moment in the game, she even wears a penguin suit similar in design [[ShoutOut with Pen-Pen]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* ExpandedUniverse: All the games of the series are linked to each other, the red thread between all of them being Kirameki High. Most evident in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' and its Substories spinoffs, where some of the ''Tokimemo 1'' characters not only have cameo appearances, they are related to some of the ''Tokimemo 2'' characters in one way or another:
** [[spoiler: Mei is Rei's younger sister, and is friends with the like-minded Yuina (''Tokimemo 2'', ''Leaping School Festival'')]]
** [[spoiler: Yuuko is Maho's main rival in the [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution DDR]] Tournament (''Tokimemo 2: Dancing Summer Vacation'')]]
** [[spoiler: Mira and Maho both studied in Kirameki Highschool, and after graduation both are working as swimsuit models in the same photography session (''Tokimemo 2: Memories Ringing On'')]]
** [[spoiler: Shiori and Miharu are winnable girls in ''Tokimemo 2: Memories Ringing On'', and both are in the same college as the player (revealed after the flashback). In fact, if the player meets Shiori, she takes him to Kirameki Highschool and shows him the Legendary Tree.]]
** ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' returns to Kirameki High, where the uniforms are transitioning from the traditional Sailor Fuku to a blazer-type uniform. The final seniors year is even wearing the iconic uniform.
** [[spoiler: Rui in ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' attends Hibikino High. She wears the academy's iconic uniform and confesses under it's Legendary Bell during the ending.]]
** [[spoiler:''Tokimeki Memorial 4 Chu!'', a mobile phone spin-off, takes place in Komorebi Junior High; a wordplay connection to ''Tokimeki Memorial Culture Version: Komorebi no Melody''.]]
** ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side'' games: [[spoiler: Chiharu, the hidden character in [=TMGS1=]]] goes to Kirameki High; [[spoiler: Akagi, the hidden character from [=TMGS2=]]] and [[spoiler: Jin, the additional hidden character for the DS ports of [=TMGS1=]]] each go to the school from the other ''Girl's Side'' game.
* FanTranslation: The SNES version of the first game is sadly notable for having lots of attempts at creating a translation patch; all of them invariably went to stall for a reason or another.
** However, fans did extensive work on the first ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side'' game for the NintendoDS during 2010, and [[http://sites.google.com/site/tokimemogs1/home a full, bug-free translation patch]] was released in December 2010. The ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2'' translation was [[http://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/tokimeki-memorial-girls-side-2nd-kiss-final-patch finished and released]] in May 2011.
* FollowTheLeader: It's the game series which defined the non-hentai Dating Sim genre, after all.
* ForTheCelOfIt: Arguably the prime reason why ''[[TheScrappy Tokimeki Memorial 3]]'' is considered the series' BlackSheep.
* GamerChick: Yuuko is a bit like this.
** Yuuko may be somewhat of a GamerChick, but the real embodiment of this trope is Yumi.
** Also Maho of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', who loves to play ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''. [[spoiler: In the spinoff ''Tokimeki Memorial 2: Dancing Summer Vacation'', Maho's main rival in the DDR Tournament is Yuuko.]]
** And also Rui Nanakawa of ''Tokimeki Memorial 4''.
* GameWithinAGame: One of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' 's numerous mini-games is a ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}} Time Attack'' mini-game.
** The spinoff ''Tokimeki Memorial 2: Dancing Summer Vacation'' has ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
** ''Tokimeki Memorial Pocket'' has a ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}'' minigame.
* GeneralGamingGamepads: Most of the PS1 Tokimemo games are compatible with the Dual Shock and the PS1 Mouse (the Limited Edition Box of ''Tokimeki Memorial: Forever with you'' even contained a Tokimemo-themed PS1 Mouse), and ''Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation'' was compatible with the [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution DDR]] Dancing Pad.
* GenkiGirl: Yumi and Yuuko from ''Tokimemo 1''. Later, Hikari and Miyuki of ''Tokimemo 2''. Yumi and Hikari even get [[SunnySunflowerDisposition the sunflower]] as their [[FlowerMotifs symbolic flower]] to cement this.
* GoldfishScoopingGame: One of the recurring mini-games in the series, happening during a date at the Summer Festival.
* GuideDangIt: The requirements to get the endings of some of the girls in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' are quite ridiculous. Special mention goes to the hidden characters.
* HelloInsertNameHere: A staple of the series. Goes as far as asking you for a nickname, which will be used by some of the characters when they're in Tokimeki State with you.
** ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' [[PlayingWithATrope used a rather clever way of inserting your parameters]], [[GoodMorningCrono as your childhood friend Miyako comes to your home]] [[LateForSchool to wake up for the School Entrance Ceremony]], but you're so sleepy you don't want to get out of the bed, [[MegatonPunch so she proceeds to smack you so hard]], you're down for the count. [[LaserGuidedAmnesia She fears you had lost your memories because of this]], [[IdentityAmnesia and that prompts her to ask for your parameters to see if you're all right]].
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Until ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', the standard branch of the series was the embodiment of this trope, although each heroine had a different shade of red hair.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: This franchise lives and breathes this trope.
* HotForStudent: ''Tokimemo 2'' and the ''Girl's Side'' games have at least one teacher as a winnable. Kasumi in ''Tokimemo 2'' is also a Childhood Friend (and thus also a VictoriousChildhoodFriend if chosen).
* HugeSchoolgirl: Nozomi, despite not being ''that'' tall.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Maho's breasts grow significantly during the second year, making it possible to tell her apart from Miho from then on. Significant because they still often pull a TwinSwitch.
* IllGirl: Mio has a bit of anemia, and can potentially pass out in some dates.
** Also Saki, if you choose to go with her on the school trip. [[spoiler: She falls ill on the third day and you must take care of her, so you get to skip out on the battle minigame that normally happens here]]
** Saki does it again in ''Nijiiro no Seishun'', [[spoiler: after she waited all the day under the rain for the protagonist, believing that he would definitely come to the shrine, despite him wanting to give up soccer after the misunderstanding between them. He indeed came, and slumped against him, down with a fever. The protagonist takes her to her home, and stays at her bedside for a while, where, in her delirium, she eventually starts ([[CannotSpitItOut but doesn't finish]]) confessing her feelings for him.]]
** Additionally, Hotaru Izumi (from ''Tokimemo 3'') undergoes major surgery [[spoiler: late in the game, [[LostForever and can possibly die under certain circumstances]]]].
** Male example: Shunta Torigoe, the main protagonist of the ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' novel ''Anata o Shinjiteru'', has a weak body since childhood, and only got a bit better in High School.
* ImageSong: All of the games have had character image songs although they have gotten progressively less as the series went on. Tokimemo 1 and 2 being the two most popular games of the series had by far the most with all the major characters getting at least four or more songs as opposed to Tokimemo 3 (aside from Hotaru and Yukiko) and the first Girls Side game which only had two each. The second Girls Side game only had one song for each character.
** On a sidenote the interesting thing about Tokimemo image songs is that in the case of the main games intended for the guys is that virtually all the characters had songs (including the male characters such as Yoshio from Tokimemo 1 who even had his own vocal CD and Takumi and Junichirou from Tokimemo 2). In contrast this isn't the case for the Girls Side games. All of the guys do get songs but sadly none of the girls ever have any to date -- they have been {{Demoted To Extra}}s.
* InNameOnly: The [[VideoGameMoviesSuck 1997 film]]. As incredible as it sounds, it still managed to get an Award of the Japanese Academy, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265880/awards with Yoshinori Okada winning the 1998 Newcomer of the Year award]].
* JapaneseHonorifics: This series makes it an important game mechanic: as the girls come to like you, they will name you with more informal honorifics, and even going as far as calling you with [[HelloInsertNameHere your nickname]] for some of them. Obviously, it's one of the sure-fire ways to know how you fare in your relationships.
** ''Tokimemo 2'' and onwards also lets the player use it on the girls. Correct usage improves relationships, and vice versa. And also in ''Tokimemo 2'', [[spoiler: never ever address the school headmaster with the honorific ''-chan'', or else, Homura, the girl close to him, will hate you for it]]
* {{Joshikousei}}
* JustFriends: In the ''Girl's Side'' games, a heroine pursuing more than one guy can eventually tell one of them [[LetsJustBeFriends she just wants to be friends]]. This activates "Best Friends" mode, in which they go out on platonic dates and the friend-zoned guy gives the heroine relationship advice while still clearly in love with her himself. It's up to the player whether the she sticks with her first choice or runs to the arms of her best friend at the last minute.
** In ''Girl's Side 3'', the heroine can additionally become close friends with certain pairs of guys in a new "3P Mode". The player can choose to have her pick one over the other, or go all the way to graduation without committing to either.
* KaraokeBox: One of the series' mainstay date locations. One of the Bad Endings of Tokimeki Memorial 2 also takes place there, as the player and his two friends are venting their frustration of not getting a girlfriend after their 3 years of High School, by singing a karaoke.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Yumi. Ironically, she ''hates'' being called cute.
* KindheartedCatLover: Several characters in the series : Megumi in ''1'', Miyuki and Kaori in ''2'', Kei in ''Girl's Side 1'', and Wakaouji in ''Girl's Side 2''.
* KnowledgeBroker: Most games have an "Info Man", [[BromanticFoil one of your best friends]] who specialize in searching info about the other characters and can provide you their phones, personal data, and current impression of you, making him ''vital'' in your quest. Those Info Men are: Yoshio, in ''Tokimemo 1'', Takumi in ''Tokimemo 2'', and Miyako in ''Tokimemo 4'', your little brother Tsukushi in ''Girl's Side 1'', next-door neighbor Yuu in ''Girl's Side 2'', and your female friend Miyo in ''Girl's Side 3''.
* {{Kuudere}}: Yuina, if you get her. [[spoiler: Rei and Mira might be like this, too.]]
** Rhythmy in ''Tokimemo 4'' personifies this trope. [[spoiler: Though it's largely because she has ultra sensitive hearing, and interacting with people actually gives her headaches.]] Once you've broken through the ice, she's total putty in your hands.
* LargeHam: Bakuretsuzan, the school's headmaster in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', is the king of this trope, and can put to shame a lot of the {{Large Ham}}s mentioned in the trope's entry. He even has an awesome IncomingHam moment, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwYL_FsuASg#t=2m30s complete with flaming background and his name written on it]].
** Yoshio in ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' is also a good contender for this trope.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Late merchandise in the franchise don't make much a secret that in ''Tokimemo 1'', [[spoiler: Rei Ijuin]] is actually [[spoiler: a girl]], or that Miho has [[TwinSwitch a twin sister]], Maho, in ''Tokimemo 2''.
* LateForSchool: Yuuko in ''1'' is a master at this. This is also the way you meet Homura in ''2'', and what kickstarts Kasumi's storyline in ''Memories Ringing On'' (but certainly ''not'' for humourous purposes in the last case).
* {{Leitmotif}}: Every single major character to appear in all the main games have a theme song. This is played with even more for Tokimemo 2 in that ALL of the characters from that game that had leitmotifs also have an ImageSong set to their corresponding leitmotif.
** The latter of which also applies to Tokimemo 1. Shiori has an ImageSong based on her leitmotif as do Nozomi and Yuko to some extent.
** In ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', the Good Ending's theme, "Anata ni Aete", is ''the game'' 's Leitmotif, having '''a lot''' of variations used depending on the scene's mood: an anxiety-filled scene will get a fast-paced, eerie version; a sad scene will have a slow, heartwrenching rendition; a happy-go-lucky scene will get an upbeat and cheerful version; a scene where a character will overcome her hurdles will get a heroic-cheerful rendition; and so on.
* LethalChef: The standard branch of the series likes to explore the cooking skills of the [[SenpaiKohai Kohai]] characters. Both Yumi in ''1'' and Mei in ''2'' are horrible chefs providing [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious moments]], while Haruna in ''4'' is actually [[SupremeChef the reverse]], due to working at a sweets shop.
** However, Yumi's scenario in ''Tabidachi no Uta'' revolves around helping her improving her cooking skills so she can give her brother Yoshio a delicious meal, and actually ''succeeds'' in doing so in the end.
** Also, during the club camping trip in ''Tokimemo 1'', sometimes the dinner prepared by whoever girl you are with in the club (even Saki!) gets prepared wrong, giving everyone a bad case of food poisoning. Said girl apologizes profusely after that.
** In ''Tokimemo 4'', the girls can sometimes be [[LethalChef Lethal Chefs]] ''on purpose''. Miyako is a fairly good example of this, but Tsugumi probably trumps her - if she likes you, and you go on a date with another girl and end up at her parents' cafe, she gets angry. You wouldn't like the drinks she serves up when she's angry.
* LostForever: The ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series don't make much use of this trope, unlike its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', but ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' has the case of [[spoiler: Kaori, if you can't manage to have a very high love gauge by the end of 2nd year]], and [[spoiler: Kaedeko if you don't build a solid relationship with her before she transfers to Hokkaido.]]
* LoveTriangle: ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' have one between the protagonist, Hikari and Kotoko if you choose to chase after Kotoko all while having excellent relationship with Hikari. It evolves into LoveDodecahedron in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Memories Ringing On'' when Junichiro, who's in love with Hikari, joins the mess and turn the already plentiful IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy moments to ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' [[UpToEleven levels]].
** The ''[[VideoGame/TokimekiMemorialGirlsSide Girl's Side]]'' branch also introduces female friends who'll turn into rivals if you pursue their guy. It even becomes a gameplay mechanic in ''[=GS3=]'', with the player able to turn certain pairs of male buddies into rivals if she gets them both to a high enough affection (fittingly, this is known as "Pride VS Pride Mode").
* LuminescentBlush: The sign that a girl is seriously infatuated with you. It's also called "Blushing Stage" in the Western fandom (the official appellation being the "Tokimeki State", aka "Heartbeat State").
* MadScientist: Yuina Himoo of ''1'' is one in training, and Mei Ijuin of ''2'' is her disciple in the ''Dancing Summer Vacation'' Substories. [[LampshadeHanging Fans and]] [[WordOfGod game creators]] agree to say that the unholy alliance of the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Ijuin Family's wealth and power]] and [[TakeOverTheWorld Yuina's scientific knowlegde and amibition]], should it occur, would be a sight to both [[HilarityEnsues behold]] and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt fear]].
* MatchThreeGame: ''Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle Dama'' 1 and 2, and ''Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Tokkae Dama'', the themed [[SpinOff Spin Offs]] of the ''Taisen Puzzle Dama'' and ''Taisen Tokkae Dama'' series.
* {{Meganekko}}: Mio of ''Tokimemo 1'', until you tell her she looks pretty without her glasses (prompting her to [[TheGlassesGottaGo change to contacts]] at the end). [[MultipleEndings This is optional though]], as you can also tell her she's fine with them, and she'll wear them in the end.
** Tsugumi of ''Tokimemo 4'' is also a classic {{Meganekko}}, to the extent that her character sheet makes her sound like an {{Expy}} of Mio. The reality is... [[{{Tsundere}} different]]. (Thankfully so.)
** Rika in ''Tokimemo 3'' is an unortodox {{Meganekko}}: she's this game's resident MadScientist.
* TheMourningAfter / SecondLove: The backstory and the driving force of [[spoiler: Hotaru Izumi]]'s scenario, in ''Tokimeki Memorial 3'': [[spoiler: she lost her boyfriend in an accident, and can't manage to turn the page page and find a new love in her life. She's a NintendoHard character because of this, and switches from the first trope to the second if you manage to heal the wounds of her heart and get her to love you]].

* NewGamePlus
* NintendoHard: Shiori is the hardest girl to win in the original game, as well as one of the hardest in the entire series (along with Hotaru Izumi of ''Tokimeki Memorial 3''). She is the easiest girl to develop love points for though, even if she doesn't already start with higher points than the other girls. Unfortunately, you gotta make her love you AND be good enough for her.
** [[spoiler: [[TwinSwitch Maho Shirayuki]]]] and [[spoiler: [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs Maeka Kudanshita]]]], both secret characters in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', are also some of the hardest characters to get the Endings of in the whole series, to the point of GuideDangIt level. [[HotForStudent Kas]][[CoolBigSis umi]] [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend As]][[UnluckyChildhoodFriend ou]] is also a NintendoHard character to win.
* NoExportForYou: This game series is one of the most famous victims of this, for obvious reasons.
* NoFairCheating: Try to use a rapid-fire controller in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' 's 100-meters dash mini-game at the Sports Festival, and you'll get disqualified.
* NoGoingSteady: In the first game, if you don't make sure to keep all the girls happy and just focus on one girl, the other girls will badmouth you to your chosen love and you'll lose all of them.
* {{Novelization}}: A few of them throughout the series.
** ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'' has a series of 6 novels, focusing on all characters at the average rate of 2 characters per book ;
** ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' has two novels, "''Kimi no Ushiro Sugata''" and "''Anata o Shinjiteru''", which feature Hikari and Kaori as their respective heroines ;
** ''Tokimeki Memorial 3'' has two novels, the heroines of those novels being Yukiko in the first, and Kazumi in the second ;
** ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1'' has two novels.
* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: The defining trope behind ''Tokimeki Memorial Pocket: Sports Hen'' and ''Tokimeki Memorial Pocket: Culture Hen'', the Game Boy adaptations of ''Tokimeki Memorial 1''. The main cast, as well as the 3 new characters exclusive to the GB games, are split in half between each game. Wanted to have, for example, Saki, Mio, Patricia and Kyoko in the same game ? Too bad, Mio and Kyoko are Culture Hen exclusive characters, while Saki and Patricia are Sports Hen exclusive !
* TheOjou: Yukari Koshiki
* OverprotectiveDad: Yukari's father in ''Tokimeki Memorial 1'', see DaddysGirl above. He's so overprotective, he's actually Yukari's special attack in Battle mode: she invokes him, and he proceeds to slice the enemies with [[KatanasAreJustBetter his katana]], for what is arguably the most damaging in the game ! Also, Yukari's ending mention that the main character is a bit afraid and ill at ease with her father due to his overprotectiveness of her daughter.
** Also, Kai Ryukochi's father in ''Tokimemo 4'', who is an {{Expy}} of Yukari's father.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Yuuko]]'s parents are always working and don't pay lots of attention to her.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler: Mira]] has several younger siblings, so she can't really join clubs.
* ThePeepingTom: If you're a member of a club, you'll have an option to go peep at the bathrooms during the summer's training camp. You'll have to choose among three windows, which randomly grant you safe-for-work [=CGs=] of [[FanService cute girls]] or [[FanDisservice ugly macho men]] bathing. Peeping has a hefty price though: All the girls you know will have [[RelationshipValues a severe drop in affection towards you]], particularly those in the same club as yours, if you peeped at girls; and if you watched at men, your Stress parameter sharply goes up.
* PhenotypeStereotype: The treatment given to [[EagleLand Patricia Mc Grath]] and [[ButNotTooForeign Elisa Dolittle Naruse]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: The twins Miho and Maho of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2''; the first is a sweet day-dreaming [[TheIngenue ingenue]], the second a [[GenkiGirl mischevious]] and street-wise girl.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series makes use of this trope from time to time. An example can be seen in ''Tokimeki Memorial Selection: Fujisaki Shiori'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-3IOW2nAc#t=6m00s where Vivaldi's famous ''Four Seasons: Autumn'' can be heard in the Portrait Collection]]
* RuleOfRomantic / [[RuleOfFunny Funny]] / [[RuleOfDrama Drama]]: The winning combo of the series, diluted in around 40% romance, 40% funny, and 20% drama. The aptly named ''Drama Series'' get the drama level upped slightly to good effect. However, any game which went overboard in upping the drama level got {{Wangst}} label (''Memories Ringing On''), or [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] label altogether (''Tokimeki Memorial 3'') by fans.
* SailorFuku: Strangely not a staple of the series, the first game being the only one using them (the others using Blazer-type uniforms). ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' suffered a case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks from some fans when Kirameki High changed its iconic Sailor Fuku to a Blazer; the complain dried down quickly thanks to the school's gradual change of its uniform policy.
* SecretCharacter: A staple of the series, each game has at least 2 of them, sometimes 3.
* SenpaiKohai: Having a Kohai as a winnable LoveInterest is a staple of the series, and several other key characters are Kohai. On the other hand, winnable Senpai (and Senpai characters playing a role in the storyline as a whole) weren't introduced until late in the series, the first appearing in ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2''.
* SequelDifficultyDrop
* ShipperOnDeck: By the end of the ''Motto! Tokimeki Memorial'' Radio Drama series, basically every main character actively encourage Shiori and [[CanonName Naoto]] to pair up. [[spoiler: And TheyDo]].
** This is parodied in a live seiyuu recording that the seiyuu did for the Fantastic Christmas party event where Naoto is looking for Shiori and all the other characters try to help him find her.
* ShoutOut: Tons of them throughout the series. There are:
** some towards {{Konami}} games (mostly to the ''VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}'' franchise, as well as to HideoKojima games such as ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in the Drama Series - where he was one of the directors -),
** other towards [[TheNineties Nineties culture]] (such ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Film/LethalWeapon'', ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', ''Film/LAConfidential'', ''Music/TMRevolution'', ''[[JapanesePopMusic SPEED and SMAP]]'', to cite only a few)
** and even, in the case of later ''Tokimemo'' games, some to earlier entries of the series, such as one of Rui's LimitBreak in ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', where she tries to invoke her father in the battlefield like Yukari of ''Tokimemo 1'' does, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny but fails and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m04s complains about it]].
** The battle theme in this game sounds a lot like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' 's battle theme and could very well be a shout out considering they came out at around the same time.
** Elisa ''Doolittle'' Naruse isn't quite an {{Expy}} of her namesake, but has to be a ShoutOut to ''MyFairLady'' - complete with wacky accent.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within A Game]]: Homura of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' is a huge fan of the in-game "Go-Driller" anime which itself is an obvious ShoutOut to the popular 70's anime ''Manga/GetterRobo''. In fact in ''Leaping School Festival'', the player goes with Homura to watch the movie of "Go-Driller", and Konami even animated some scenes of it in ''Memories Ringing On'', making the homage to ''Manga/GetterRobo'' even more obvious.
* ShrinkingViolet: Megumi, Miharu and Mio in ''1'', Kaedeko in ''2'', Haruna in ''4''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Mostly [[AvertedTrope averted]], the creators going great lenghts in giving official Romaji spellings for all characters, and being consistent with them. However, because they systematically use the Kunrei-Shiki method of romanization in their works, Rei and Mei's family name, despite being established as "Ijuin", is sometimes spelled "Ijuuin" or "Ijyuin" by fans. There's also a problem with Yuko, who's named "Yuuko" by some fans, because when reading her name's Kanji, that gives "Yuuko". However, the official and consistent spelling is "Yuko".
* SpiritualSuccessor: The ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series got three of them during its 15 years run: the NeedsMoreLove OvershadowedByAwesome ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'' in 1997, the [[GenderFlip ancestor of the Girl's Side series]] ''VideoGame/MeineLiebe'' in 2001, and the controversial ''VideoGame/LovePlus'' in 2009.
** ShiraOkaSecondChances, a game that strives to be as complex as the ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series, can be considered an unofficial spiritual successor. (It follows in the footsteps of the independent game ''Summer Session'', which is less intricate, but which was commercially released in English in mid-2008.)
* StudentCouncilPresident: Homura of ''Tokimemo 2'' is made one by the school headmaster against her will, supposedly to make her a better student; Mei becomes the next one after Homura graduates.
** In ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', Yuu Satsuki is Kirameki High's Student Council President, and Maki Hoshikawa becomes the next one after Yuu graduates.
** In ''Girl's Side 2,'' secret character Kazuyuki Akagi is the Student Council President of Habataki High. Itaru Hikami aspires to being Student Council President of Hanegasaki High, but his overzealous strictness turns his classmates off in the first year. He's elected in the second year, if the heroine has had enough of a good influence on him.
** Konno Tamao in ''Girl's Side 3'' is the Student Council President until he graduates in your second year.
* SupremeChef: Saki. She even states that she'll go to a culinary institute instead of university, and one of her events involves her sharing her ''delicious'' homemade lunch with you.
** Also Akane of ''Tokimemo 2'', which is mainly her part time job she needs to pay for school.
** [[spoiler: Kaori of ''Tokimemo 2'' is surprisingly a good chef too, revealed after you raise her close enough to blushing state and then you get sick from too much stress, she pays you a visit with a basket full of homemade goodies]]
** ''Tokimemo 4'' has at least two characters who deserve consideration for this trope - Tsugumi, whose parents run a cafe, ends up pretty close to this, and HiddenCharacter Haruna is pretty much defined by this trope.
** In the ''Girl's Side'' games, Madoka Kijyo in [=GS1=] and Teru Saeki in [=GS2=] both prove to be excellent cooks, Kijyo because he lives on his own and has gotten used to cooking for himself, Teru because he works at a cafe. Teru gives the heroine homemade cookies and potentially a whole ''cake'' for White Day if he likes her enough.
** The ''Girl's Side'' heroines can also display skills in this direction. Valentine's Day always provides an opportunity to make delicious homemade chocolate, and the main feature of the club summer camp is the opportunity to take a turn cooking dinner, with the results based on the level of the protagonist's Social stat: with high enough Social, she can end up cooking things like saag mutton, pu pad pong curry (a rich curry made with crab), and ossobuco (a veal dish), to the great delight of whoever is attending camp with her.
* TearsOfJoy:
** Happens with several characters througout the series, when their love confession get reciprocated by the protagonist. Most notable examples are [[spoiler: all heroines of the four games of the Standard Branch of the series]]. [[spoiler: Nozomi Kiyokawa of ''Tokimemo 1'']], [[spoiler: Itsuki Maeda of ''Tokimemo 4'']], and [[spoiler: Kotoko Minaduki of ''Tokimemo 2'']] are CryCute examples of this trope, as the first two are [[spoiler: {{Bokukko}} characters]], and the third one is a [[spoiler: a Type A {{Tsundere}}]].
** In ''Girl's Side 2'', [[spoiler:Taku Komori]] also has a CryCute moment during his route.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Miho and Maho.
* ThisIsADrill: As a mecha anime fan, and particulary of the [[MeaningfulName "Go-Driller"]] [[ShowWithinAShow show]], Homura of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' loves to wield these. There's even [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ocelot_homura_7078.jpg a joke illustration]] by the game's illustrator in the ''Tokimeki Memorial 2 Illustrations'' book, where she tries to give a pissed off [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Revolver Ocelot]] a drill to replace his severed arm, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and Akane trying to refrain her]].
* TohokuRegionalAccent: Elisa D. Naruse. Possibly a subversion of the stereotype that all foreigners have a KansaiRegionalAccent (which was used by Patricia [=McGrath=] when she was in an UnstoppableRage, as well as her father and brother, in ''Tokimeki Memorial Pocket''). Also a ShoutOut to, of all things, ''MyFairLady''.
* {{Tomboy}}: Homura of ''Tokimemo 2'', so much that she rarely wears girls' clothes. Plus she combines that with being an OtakuSurrogate (her idea of a date is watching a mecha anime film at the movies).
* {{Tsundere}}: Kotoko of ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' is a shining case of Type A, complete with cold shoulder, taunts and {{Armor Piercing Slap}}s. Same for Mei in the same game, but in a cute type instead of a cold one like Kotoko, and minus the {{Armor Piercing Slap}}s.
** In ''Tokimemo 4'', Tsugumi is a Type B, although her tsun-ness is usually triggered either by jealousy or the feeling that Maki is under threat. There's actually a game effect, though - "Tsun" is her special ability and lowers the protagonist's morale.
** Teru of ''Girl's Side 2'' is polite to everyone except the heroine, and though he mellows some as he falls for her, he's quick to get angry and storm off when things get really romantic.
*** He also constantly chops her head throughout the game.
* TwinSwitch: ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' has Miho and Maho, identical twins who love to play switcheroo to fool everyone, including the player. The player "officially" meets Miho since she studies in the same school (Maho studies in ''Tokimemo 1'''s Kirameki Highschool), but during dates, she may send her sister in her place. Figuring out who is who is part of winning either, as [[SiblingYinYang they have]] [[PolarOppositeTwins different tastes]]. [[spoiler: Maho is the more voluptus one, not to mention the more {{Tsundere}} of the two. What's more, anyone who stumbles on their game of switcheroo will suffer the wrath of Maho's golf club.]] In ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'', Rui has a habit of switching places with her brother, Tadashi. This leads to [[HilarityEnsues confusion.]]
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Used as a special event to improve relationships with some girls when they forget their umbrellas on a rainy day, notably Shiori and Megumi in the first game.
* UnwantedHarem: The more winnable girls are unlocked during a playthrough, the more difficult it becomes to succeed because of the increased amount of interference (i.e. the infamous Tokimeki Bomb from being neglected). It's considered an easier strategy to only unlock the girls you need to win, since some targets require another for availability, rather than unveil the entire lineup all at once.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend / UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Nearly all ''Tokimeki Memorial'' games have a childhood friend, usually as the main heroine / [[GenderFlip hero]]. Since this is a DatingSim series, those characters will become one or the other versions depending on your choices, ''and'' your skills as most of them are NintendoHard characters:
** [[NintendoHard Shiori]] in ''Tokimemo 1'', and arguably [[EasierThanEasy Yumi]], since she's the little sister of your BromanticFoil.
** [[EasierThanEasy Hikari]] and [[NintendoHard Kasumi]] from ''Tokimemo 2'' (as well as Akane, Homura, Miyuki, Miho, and Mei if you meet them in Childhood Mode).
** [[spoiler: [[NintendoHard Kei]]]] from ''Girl's Side 1'', [[spoiler: Teru]] from ''Girl's Side 2'', and the Sakurai brothers, Ruka and Kouichi, from ''Girl's Side 3''.
** Miyako from ''Tokimemo 4'', although she's usually the UnluckyChildhoodFriend on account of being ''[[NintendoHard really]]'' [[NintendoHard hard]] to get.
** Sayo Tsukimura in the ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' novel ''Anata o Shinjiteru'' is main protagonist Shunta Torigoe's UnluckyChildhoodFriend. ForegoneConclusion due to the novel's HowWeGotHere prologue.
* VideoArcade: One of the series' staple date locations.
* WestminsterChimes: A staple of the series.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Used from ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' and on.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Yuina ''hates'' koalas. [[AnimalsHateHim And they hate her, too]].
** And more famous than that, Ayako and her fear of water. Also, Nozomi and her fear of lightning.
** Suzuka Kazuma of ''Girl's Side'' has a huge fear of large cats and freaks out during a date (complete with a funny CG).
* WomanScorned: In ''Tokimemo 1'', if you have too many girls after you, they'll easily get jealous and use a "bomb" against you out of envy. It's less pronounced in games 2 and 3, but [[GenderFlip just as prominent with the boys]] in the ''Girls Side'' games.
* WorldTree: The Legendary Tree in ''1'' and ''4''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Yumi, being a wrestling fan, has her own FinishingMove (which she refined by using it against her brother [[spoiler: and the protagonist as well in Nijiiro no Seishun]], the "Yumi Bomber", a lariat/grappling-like move.
* {{Yandere}}: Played straight to a tee with [[spoiler: Miyako Okura]]. There's even some ominous foreshadowing with elements from ''SilentHill'', Konami's popular horror series. Maybe just as disturbing, [[http://blog.livedoor.jp/insidears/archives/52092712.html the unexpected psycho love made her an instant favorite with 2chan followers]].
** She already was one before that, apparently, possibly on account of being [[spoiler: the protagonist's childhood friend]]. The Yandere element just added extra spice.
* YamatoNadeshiko: ''Tokimeki Memorial 4'' plays with this trope by making its YamatoNadeshiko a full-blood foreigner who has spent her entire life in Japan.

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