Ranked #616

Golden Time

Alternative Titles

English: Golden Time
Japanese: ゴールデンタイム


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:35 (JST)
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #6162
Popularity: #135
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Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. "Freshman, congratulations," was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.

(Source: Baka-Tsuki)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaga, Kouko
Kaga, Kouko
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui
Tada, Banri
Tada, Banri
Furukawa, Makoto
Furukawa, Makoto
Hayashida, Nana
Hayashida, Nana
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Yanagisawa, Mitsuo
Yanagisawa, Mitsuo
Ishikawa, Kaito
Ishikawa, Kaito


Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimo, Fumihiko
Shimo, Fumihiko
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Spring Time
Springtime (スプリングタイム)
Oct 4, 2013
2 Lonely Girl
Ronrī Gāru (ロンリーガール)
Oct 11, 2013
3 Night Escape
Night Escape (ナイトエスケープ)
Oct 18, 2013
4 Blackout
Blackout (ブラックアウト)
Oct 25, 2013
5 Body and Soul
Body and Soul (ボディ・アンド・ソウル)
Nov 1, 2013

Opening Theme

#1 "Golden Time" by Yui Horie (eps 1-12)
#2 "The♡World's♡End" by Yui Horie (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sweet & Sweet CHERRY" by Yui Horie (eps 1-12)
#2: "Hanneikyuuteki ni Aishite yo♡ (半永久的に愛してよ♡)" by Yui Horie (eps 13-23)
#3: "Golden Time" by Yui Horie (ep 24)

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9 hours ago
I don't like giving 10s. Plain and simple. If I give an anime a 10, that means that it had ... something, sometimes I don't even know what that something is. Golden Time has that something. Honestly, if I give an anime a 9 it could quite possibly be better than one I give a 10 to. Golden Time is not perfect, but at the same time, it is.

Golden Time is a SoL anime, and usually SoL shows don't have the greatest story. Its usually because they just follow people's daily lives and don't need an overarching goal. Golden Time focuses on a group of read more
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Jun 12, 2014
It makes me sad to see such negative reviews in the two review spots. This is definitely one of my favorite romantic anime out there. Yes, the whole amnesia plotline is rather wonky. Yes, the characters can be a bit overdramatic (although honestly, it's nothing I haven't seen in real life). But what really gets me is people claiming this show lacks depth. I firmly believe that this show has some of the most well-written characters I've ever seen. In fact, I think the people saying this show lacked depth just missed all the nuances (which, granted, were at times hard to see. But once read more
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Nov 18, 2015
Romantic comedies ride on a very narrow set of tracks. With limited settings, character archetypes, and plot progressions, it’s easy to see why people often adopt the “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” mentality when approaching the genre. That being said, every once in a while, buried underneath a mountain of anime that all lookalike, a gem is found. In this case, it seems the anime industry struck something closer to gold.

I’d rather not provide any spoilers here. The series revolves around a group of friends and their experiences in living an independent life. They go through romantic troubles and obstacles with platonic read more
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Nov 21, 2015
The anime fore what it's worth was a good anime but it could have been a great anime. My ideal ending would have been Banri X Linda, Koko X Mitsuo, and 2D X oka chinami but the direction of the anime did not allow for this up into the end.

I feel it would have been better as an alternated ending for Banri current memories and past memories to merge. He would have had his love for Koko and Linda in such a case they could have been love rivals and if the anime would have ended with Koko and Banri I could at least read more
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