The Tokimeki Memorial dating sim series celebrates its 29th anniversary on May 27, 2023, and to celebrate the occasion Konami has revealed an official Twitter account for the series. The account aims to deliver news and information leading towards the 30th anniversary of the franchise in 2024.
Additionally, the Tokimeki Memorial character designer and artist Masashi Kokura celebrated the occasion by drawing a new illustration of Shiori Fujisaki, the primary protagonist of the first Tokimeki Memorial game.
You can take a better look at the announcement tweet for the Tokimeki Memorial series Twitter account and the new illustration here:
— ときめきメモリアル 30周年まであと12か月！ (@tokimeki573) May 26, 2023
Tokimeki Memorial is a long-running dating sim franchise developed and published by Konami. The series has remained exclusive to Japan throughout its existence. The original game has spanned four sequels, alongside several spin offs with multiple genres. The most popular spin-off is the Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side series, which reuses the dating sim formula of the main entries with the added twist that the player romances male characters instead.
The most recent entry in the series is the 2021 Switch otome dating sim Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 4th Heart. Konami announced on Valentine’s Day 2023 that the game had sold over 150,000 copies in Japan. Meanwhile, the main series hasn’t had a new entry since Tokimeki Memorial 4, which released exclusively in Japan in 2009 for the PSP.