English: Golden Time
Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Fridays at 02:35 (JST)
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisBanri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories. During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once. Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…
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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)
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 you saw them you were blown-away.) Unlike most romance stories, where the plot is "will the characters end up together?", and then ends with a "yes!" and a happily ever after, Golden Time's plot is two people working through the relationship, and realizing that there isn't a happily ever after. I found that really refreshing. I'll admit, at times the plot is so character-driven and lacking of actual motion that it feels like nothing's happening. And when it comes to the actual plot with Banri, there are many episodes where the problem could easily be solved by Banri just talking to his friends. But on the other hand, when it comes to his relationship with Koko, when there's a communication issue, the two will usually have the conversation you wish they'd have. And as someone who focuses mainly on character writing when watching/reading something, the way the two of them were handled was really all I needed in this show.
The ending, I admit, was fairly disappointing. They crammed into one episode what they should have put into at least two. And when I first finished watching it, I felt like they hadn't answered the main questions at all. Particularly with Linda - but it was only after I'd sat and thought about it for a while (particularly with some symbolism through tennis shoes) that I understood their answer. Yet there were many other characters whose plotlines got vague symbolistic answers, and you just sort of had to accept that. And with Banri's whole amnesia thing... I found it a bit ridiculous, so I decided to interpret it as past self v present self, with the amnesia creating a more defined divide between the two. And then it made a bit more sense for me, as well as was more tolerable.
Oh, and a quick other note - the voice acting, especially on Horie Yui's part, was amazing. There were literally some scenes where I just thought "DANG that's good acting", as dumb as that sounds. The OD/ED were both forgettable, unfortunately. I actually skipped the 2nd OD most of the time because I couldn't stand it. And while the music isn't a big problem, having songs I can add to my anime playlist is always a big bonus. Also, the art, for an anime, is perfectly fine. The OD/ED both have some great scenes, but I always skipped them, so... From what I've seen of the manga, that has truly great art.
Overall, I'd say, if you're not willing to put in the mental work to really understand this show, don't bother. Not that it's a ton, but... basically, if you're looking for a light, fun show that you can watch while doing other stuff, Golden Time is not that show. But a lot of the answers you need to be satisfied, you have to come up with yourself. The hints and tools you need to get there are all provided for you in the show, but you have to keep an eye out for them. Otherwise this show can easily come off as two whiny, overdramatic college kids who cause their own problems.
"People would only wants the old me not the present me" - Tada Banri
Golden Time is something that tingles in my mind for a few days after i watched it. Back in the November, i was already put Golden Time in my plan to watch, since so many sites recommend that this anime is your-must-watch anime in winter season and so after it has finished aired, i watched it and i must say i have a really "golden time" when watching it.
As far as you can see, Golden Time is labeled with comedy and romance genre. The genre that we often said as the most generic in anime industry. JC is one of those production house that often adapting romance-comedy manga into anime, Bakuman and Ano natsu is one of their success romance comedy anime. But how about Golden time?
Golden Time is anime that must we consider where romance-comedy anime is not all about cliche and the endless loop "would they be date or not". There is so many things that makes golden time is a worth anime to watch. One of those is how the story goes. The plot moves smoothly and with the narration giving a sense that Banri is showing and telling the story, its really make us understanding what Banri are thinking.
Golden Time is like a puzzle, each episode provide us a single piece that if we're combining all of them would make the completed one and so this one. This basically because Golden Time focussing on how Tada Banri collected his lost memories and how his amnesia affecting the people surround him including his friends or lover. And so we would be presented so many flashbacks that would tell how he was in the past including how he have forgotten the life before amnesia.
As i said before, Golden time is like breaking the endless loop of “would they be date or not” . In this anime, we would see a progression of romance relationship. This is not merely they would lovey dovey all the time but we would see the struggle and obstacle between them which is nice and represents how life is not always easy and there would be always some obstacles that blocks our way.
Other things that makes golden time interesting is the comedy. The humor primarily comes from the interactions between his friends and minor characters, In this anime we would see a comedy that basically happen in our real life like how we get pranked by our seniors when just enrolled in university or jokes that can only be understand by our circles. Golden time is realistically represent this in their show which is makes watching golden time like watching our life itself.
The art in this anime is not too good neither bad. But this is suitable with the anime. The background is quite vivid and colorful. But sometimes the art is kinda messed up, like how they drawn characters sometimes the characters look so weird. JC seems like doesnt do their best in this anime, there is just so many times when the characters look bend in the other way but despite of that, it doesnt decreasing the pleasure from watching this anime.
The sound in this anime is amazing, first from the seiyuu parts we would find a few famous seiyuu like Yui Horie as Kaga Koko or Ai Kayano as Linda, of course the quality of them doesnt need to ask, they perfectly fit with their roles especially Yui Horie as Kaga Koko. Her sound really loveable and the phrases “oh, wow” is kinda attracting. But thats not just all, one thing to notice is how Furukawa Makoto for being Tada Banri as seiyuu. As a new comer, his quality isnt like the beginner at all. His angry or serious tone are really magnificent and really suitable with Tada Banri.
Not just the seiyuu parts, the soundtrack is also good. From the opening we have “Golden Time” by Yui Horie itself. The song is quite lovely and easily grasp people’s heart. There isnt any problem with their OP and ED songs, it had a really nice combination of OP/ED to start the series off which helped with that great first impression. they were particularly is suitable with the themes of love. Moving to BGM, Yukari Hashimoto is the one who responsible for this. Honestly, she is the best when it comes to romance music. His works in Toradora is enough to represent his quality and this time he also success in this anime. The BGM is really mixing well with each scenes.
The other thing that is noticeable from this show is the characters or the whole cast in this anime. The entire character and cast is so realistic and full of "normal people" that would we meet in our real life not some overly attached-girl, the little sister that have a thing for his big brother, a girl who is expressionless, or anything that anime provides us oftenly. More than that, In other words, the characters feel real and human. They are filled with multiple facets and glaring contradiction, just like all of us.
In the end, this anime is a good way to represent what a romance anime is. The realistic views is probably the most prominent in Golden time and i think this is how all anime should be especially when they bring ‘romance’ tags. Unrealistic romance makes the love story become cliche and good things golden time isnt like that. So, if you want a good romance with realistic, light-hearted comedy, Golden Time is probably one of the anime that you should watch.
Every once in a while, you watch something bad that doesn't feel like a total waste of time, because it's just so bad that you learn from it exactly what you never want to see from any form of media again. Or teaches you exactly what NOT to do if you write something yourself.
Golden Time was honestly such a terrible experience that it was almost rewarding.
The entire show was like an empty shell; you could keep looking long and hard for a pearl as much as you wanted and nothing but disappointment would surface. I give them credit for at least trying to escape the ordinary by setting the whole thing in a college instead of a high school, but in the end the scarce focus on the setting and the way the characters behaved like incomprehensible children instead of young adults made it all pointless. The use of tons of romcom cliches (amnesia as a plot device, sad childhood friend, half-assed love triangle, misunderstandings as source of conflict) was constant and just as poorly done as the attempts to make the whole thing stand out from other bad, stereotypical romcoms.
The entire plot revolved around Banri's amnesia and his relationship with Koko, with no focus or backstory for the side characters and relationships at all. Not only the whole thing got excruciatingly tiresome after a while, but it was clear that there wasn't enough of it to fill 24 episodes: the conflict dragged its feet for much longer than necessary, and there were lots of episodes that were so useless you could just cut off entirely and it would make no difference. They started to appeal to source of new conflicts that were so silly and uncalled for it was impossible not to question what the hell the author was even thinking. Also, the main conflict itself was done in a way that made it completely unappealing and dull; It's especially notable how they made Banri's "past self" a literal ghost that follows him around sulking, which let's face it, makes it hard to take everything seriously. Not to mention that they asspulled the most boring, predictable conclusion they possibly could for this storyline right on the last episode. Amnesia is a cliché that may work if done right, but in Golden Time it isn't compelling at all.
Moreover, the main couple's relationship and scenes were absolutely unnatural, forced and cringe-worthy. The show gives them no time to develop feelings for each other, forcing them together 6 episodes in. Their personalities don't mash at all, making all of their interactions feel extremely awkward. There was no enjoyment whatsoever in seeing them interacting, no heartstrings pulled, no fun, no cuteness, nothing. It wasn't organic, or realistic, and it sure as hell wasn't convincing. It just fails into delivering.
The main problem with Golden Time's writing, though, doesn't even lie on the awkwardly put together plot, no. It's on the characters.
It's no exaggeration to say that Koko and Banri are among the worst leads in any romance anime I have ever seen. Banri is absolutely plain - no distinguishing personality traits, no quirks, no ideals, no goals, NOTHING about him is interesting. He's the boy with amnesia, boyfriend of Koko, and nothing more. He's just there. The fact that he lost his memories is really no excuse for his boring character either - come on, even Elfen Lied's Nyuu had more personality than this guy, and she didn't even remember how to go to the toilet. Koko, on the other hand, is painfully unlikeable. She's an annoying cheeky brat who's always causing trouble and victimizing herself. Right off the bat she's shown to be stalking her childhood friend and wanting to force him into marriage, and then screams at him and acts like a vulnerable damsel who has been wronged when he shows to be uncomfortable and creeped out. Once she engages on her relationship with Banri and shows a kinder side and some acceptable character development, she becomes considerably less unlikeable, but still annoying, to the point where I caught myself thinking "Of course she's with him, only some boy with zero personality and sense of self would willingly spend time with this girl". It's that bad. And because of this, whenever the drama kicked in, it was really hard to care. Why should I? How can the viewer possibly relate with these two? Why would I get sad over characters who keep acting like dumbasses instead of like sensible human beings?
The other characters are barely worth commenting, with maybe the exception of Linda, Banri's senior and friend. She is infinitely more likeable than Koko, but her role in the story is confusing and unclear - is she supposed to be another end of a love triangle? Is she in love with him, is she jealous? Is her relationship with Banri only sister-like, and she really doesn't see him as more than a friend? We don't know (at least not until the final ten minutes of the last episode in a really plain and threw-this-scene-in-for-the-sake-of-explaining-her-feelings development - oh, well). Aside of Linda, the side characters might as well not even exist. Literally - and I mean that - every dialogue they have among themselves is about the main couple. Their personalities are pretty much non-existent, and the sad attempts of giving them some depth of their own are so fribble it's laughable. They're only there to talk about the main couple and act like idiots on their own accord.
The art and animation are savorless. It's pretty below average and there's nothing special about it, except if you count some dramatic scenes that were animated so exaggeratedly that became hilarious. The character designs are pretty flat and unoriginal, Koko looks pretty much like a grown-up Aisaka Taiga. The music isn't noteworthy either - Horie Yui did a good job voicing Koko, Kayano Ai's voice is cute as usual, but that's about it.
Golden Time was definitely not an enjoyable experience . Watching it every week felt like a task and I got bored regularly. But at the very least, it definitely reminded me of some of the things that can make a story dreadful, and taught me to avoid it. And maybe next time I watch a good romantic comedy, I can think back to this show and enjoy the good aspects of whatever I'm watching at the time even more.
Story: 3/10 - Empty, poorly written. Drags its conflicts for more time than necessary, doesn't know how to distribute its focus, suffers from melodrama.
Art & Sound: 4/10 - Below average.
Characters: 3/10 - Act stupidly for the plot's sake, are either unlikeable or have no personality at all, questionable character development.
Overall: 4/10 read more
Updated: 17, Dec 2014
It is only natural to project high expectations on any anime associated with a renowned classic (penned by the original creator of Toradora!). Through six episodes it seemed as though Golden Time was primed to become the next big romantic-comedy hit from J.C. Staff, but the luminous promise soon became a glimmering afterthought. Repercussions relative to the story, pace, characters, and key revelations accumulated until the series finally imploded in spectacular fashion to conclude.
SPOILERS onward (based on final impressions).
The root of Golden Time’s problems stems from its peculiar inclusion of the supernatural element. Rather than an actual representation of this “alternate” Banri, an implied presence would have been more effective. The circumstances triggering his condition were too variable and opportune, apathetic to any foreshadowing or logical parameters whatsoever. Because Banri had been shown taking medications after, and not before his first relapse, what should have been a smooth road for the narrative instead became one scarred by potholes (plot holes).
Meaningful progression between Banri and Kouko was negated by trivialities and incidents blown severely out of proportion. There was simply no extinguishing the drama fire upon ignition. Aside from the rocker Nana, the cast was too momentum-based and capricious in complexion. They all seemed to play along as puppets rather than make decisions on their own accord – most notably Oka Chinami. For someone who had been consistently portrayed as a friendly, happy-go-lucky acquaintance to Banri, it was unreasonable to see how she could become excessively hostile and irritable on a whim (in the later stages).
It was dejecting to sit through all the stagnancy and fabricated pretentiousness, from Kouko wrecking 2D’s car (since when did she acquire a driver’s license?) to Banri getting torched for his amnesiac tendencies. Adding further insult to injury was a finale representing the ultimate blindside in convenience with no regard to prior establishments. I wish I could bury this series in similar fashion to how Banri did with his past, but sadly the damage cannot be undone. read more
Toradora! has the same creator as Golden Time, meaning there is significant overlap between the two shows.
Golden Time is best described as the second iteration of Toradora! The plots of the two shows are highly similar, despite the characters in the shows being dramatically different. Toradora! though is by far the superior product, with intriguing characters and better writing. Some of the pronounced problems with Golden Time, such as fast pacing and possessing overly-dramatic characters, are absent from Toradora! Toradora! is much slower, centers around younger (more mature) characters, and well-timed dramatic moments.
Made by the same people. Both shows are romcoms, and the good kind. Both are very funny but also very dramatic. If you enjoyed one you'll enjoy the other!
Toradora and Golden Time shares a similar fact that involves the same author. As such, expect a similar style in terms of storytelling.
There is an atmosphere of romance going on between the main characters filled with drama and comedy. The main female protagonist from both series are aggressive but at the same time also feelings lonely at many instances. On the other hand, they do meet new friends and discovery more about the world and themselves.
From the same author focuses on a young boy's experience with romance plus it have the same taste of comedy
Seems pretty similar so far.
-Ends up falling for the friend of the one you are in love with.
-Has the same author
-Both Taiga and Koko has the tsundere personality
Both are created by the same person.
Both girls have a similar appearance.
Both girls loved someone else at first but, changed there love interest at the end.
They are made by the same writer and the story centers about a group of friends and their love story
Besides the fact that both series are written by the same author, the comedy and romance is very comparable between them both. The main male leads are quite similar by the way they think and act, too. They both start off as lighter romantic comedies, but later reveal their true marvelous colors, as the flow of drama comes in as well.
both started off at first where main protagonists were eyeing another individual and working together towards that goal. but eventually they end up together.
A couple of romances that sprinkle in comedy (maybe a bit more in Toradora) Both of the female leads are similar in look, one is more of a tsundere.
The original creator is the same on both of these projects so you should see some similarities.
Both have the same author, so there are a lot of similarities.
They are both awesome romcoms, very funny and very dramatic too. I was looking for a romcom that has an atmosphere similar to toradora and Golden Time was just perfect.
Also, them feels... In both of these.
Toradora's and Golden Time's source material are both written by the same author. This author really knows how to write a romance, as any of you who watched Toradora realize. Golden Time is a show that really meets the romance standards set by Toradora in my book. I see them as equals, and because they are written by the same author, the level of enjoyment is the same. If you enjoyed Toradora then I can say without a doubt that you will enjoy Golden Time.
The two shows are very similar, however both have very different characters and differences in story. Both are very enjoyable and are worth watching.
They are very similar seeing as they were made by the same people. but Toradora! is the much better anime, saying that they are both very very good romantic comedy anime.
Golden Time is very similar to Toradora. Both shows have the same type of humor, and both have tons of feels. Toradora is better than Golden Time, but Golden Time is worth giving a shot.
both are made by same autor and both follows a similar storyline along with similar characters
Same creator but its more focused in romance. They are similar but Golden time is more oriented into a university public and more mature than toradora. Basically Golden time is mature while toradora is for teens.
Clearly both are a slice of life/romance anime.
Toradora really delivers that same emotional impact that Golden Time did.
If you found yourself shipping in Golden Time; you're going to ship a hell of a lot more in Toradora, trust me.
It's got the same kind of nice love feeling you can get from Golden Time, but it's not as sad or heartbreaking. It's a great relaxing anime after watching Golden Time.
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama
-Both produced by J.C Staff
-Both have anime have high quality episodes keeping the viewer at the edge of their seat
-The feels are real, both Golden Time and Toradora!? give the viewer an impression that will stick with you for a lifetime.
They are written by the same author Takemiya, Yuyuko. Golden time is also a romance comedy. Golden Time will make you laugh, cry, and feel the caring and love between characters. The characters gradually mature and improve as well. Toradora! is the best romance I have seen, and one of the anime that comes close to its greatness is Golden Time.
Both have boys and girls have a different relationship between and both have same romantizm atmosphere. Also friendship is getting stronger day by day.
Basicly they are both romantic/comedy/drama animes with different background story and their romantic problems but I've found them quite enjoyable in a similar way. Plus another difference is that sakurasou is about teens in high school and in golden time they are at the collage age
The same going for Toradora, both are romatic Anime's and very good at keeping you guessing the final relationship. All three (Toradora, Sakurasou and Golden Time) are prefect for cheering you up after watching an Anime like Clannad or School Days.
Golden Time and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo both start off as light-hearted comedies. Golden Time is started with a bouquet of roses being shoved into a characters face, while Sakurasou starts off with a typical panty shot in the bed. Looking at these at a first glance, they may seem to contain a superficial plot supplemented with mindless comedy. However, that serves to be incorrect as the story progresses with drama. Sakurasou envelopes the theme of life, in which there are ups and downs--failures and success. A theme in Sakurasou is that hard work pays off, or so it seems. This is where the drama sprouts as the main protagonist often has his complications, which will not be spoiled in this recommendation. Golden Time, on the other hand takes on the relationships of the characters to create the drama. It is executed as almost a guessing game, on who the protagonist will end up with. There is a notorious internal conflict within the main protagonist of Golden Time, which some feel led to the downfall of the show. This conflict eventually becomes the center point of the drama in Golden Time. Both the anime are two cour, meaning there are 20+ episodes in each. In conclusion, Golden Time and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo start of as romantic comedies. As the story progresses, they become more dramatic. If you enjoyed one you may enjoy the other.
Both of these anime had me bawling and laughing. Absolutely perfect, the both of them. ;( Sad that they're over, but that's what rewatching is for!
Great storyline, Great Character developments and sweet endings - 100% recommend for those who loves romantic-comedy animes. This Anime is definetely worth watching and definetely wont disappoint you. Guarantee.
Golden Time and Sakurasou bot fit nicely into the field of a slice of life romantic comedy. I greatly enjoyed both shows and picked up Golden Time right after finishing Sakurasou. They're really similar in the sense that both anime have a male protagonist going through school with a new-found group of friends. Their relationships as friends grow as well as a few intimate relationships that begin to emerge. Both anime also have sort of a long lasting plot story that crops up here and there as the series go on. I loved the endings to both and have to say the cute romance aspects of both series were fantastic :) If you like the silly kind of way the Sakurasou group acted together you'll be quite pleased with Golden Time. NOTE: Golden Time does get a bit more serious at parts.
-Both were aired at the same time
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama, with a touch of fantasy for NnA.
-shippers would actually have a bit of a hard time discerning who their favorite pair is
-both are set (not focused) in schools
Now this is where its different. you got a group of adults and a group of kids, but both groups have problems that are opposite of their age group. the "adults" are wishy-washy, cry a lot, and have problems kids could take care of. The "kids" on the other hand are way mature, actually have more sense to their thoughts and actions, and have more solid personalities, not something flaky like the salt flake snow.
Romance, a classic theme presented in both series. Golden Time and Nagi no Asukara explore relationships from a multitude of angles. The main male protagonist is caught in a love triangle and comes across difficult decisions in his life.
Golden Time takes place in a more mature environment (University) while Nagi no Asukara's setting has more fantasy elements. However, their small yet colorful cast of characters creates an atmosphere of dramatic sequences. Comedy also exists in both series.
Romance and dramatic situations with some kind of love triangles. Both deal with the main male character's problems and some events around them which affects their friends.
Kinda at a loss for words here but... this series is simply amazing.
This series contains a lot of drama and is can become quite addicting. Early on in the series the viewer is given a quick sense of the social tension between the group of friends. With unrequited love as one of its main themes, you can expect a lot of drama. Like most most 'coming of age' animes, the series will kind of drag its feet. And may often feel a little rushed. But don't give up just yet. The series really picks up. There’s some good payoff for a relationship that has been developing for a long time. As the drama develops, the plot development actually doesn't seem rushed despite the many sudden events that take place.
The series offers many themes and gives off a sort of magical feeling... yeah... I can not describe this or make sense of it ._.
If I could compare this series to something... I would compare it to something like a Shakespeare's play. Or maybe that of Ano Natsu de Matteru and Anohana. Every episode has something new to offer and will have plot twists. Something totally unexpected will happen. Even expected outcomes will come as a surprise. And each episode will always leave you wanting more.
Well... my advice isn't that trustworthy haha... afterall, I thought wouldn't watch this series at first. The reason wasn't because of the synopsis or whatever. It was because I just didn't bother to watch any of the episodes. I never thought that a group of friends from middle school could do much to surprise me. Boy was I ever wrong.
The series can be very mature. It will use a lot dramatic irony and themes like melancholy and unrequited love. This is a through and through drama anime.
Sighs* meh... *gives up* too hard to find words to describe this ._.
Basically it is a masterpiece.
Love is basically a central plot theme in this story, as well as conflicts in the character's atmosphere. While the story deals around on love, other conflicts such as a home town sea, or amnesia memories, became an obstacle of the main character's motivation and must deal the situation as they advance through. It is all about the drama, cries, memories, and losing something important, hang in their for 24+ episodes.
Nagi no Asukara, is a fantasy drama, where the main characters are having conflicts in their hometown in the sea. Many relationships were shown here. Golden Time is a dramedy, where a character has amnesia and has to put things together. A love triangle is in here.
Both feature a protagonist who experiences internal conflict and have a tone of drama coupled with fantasy elements, though less so with Golden Time. Both protagonists have feelings for a girl that they struggle with.
Explore relationships variety of angles. And the protagonist is caught in a love triangle
Golden Time released not long before KimiUso, yet both have a number of similar plot elements. For example, the protagonist in both likes a girl who appears to like his best friend. The protagonist in both also suffers from internal emotional turmoil, due to their past haunting them. For Arima, it's his hearing problems, and the feint memories of his mother. For Banri, it's his amnesia, and the feint memories of his past life before he suffered amnesia. The female lead in both shows, Kaori and Kouko, also has an upbeat personality, which contrasts with the more laid-back personality of the male protagonist in both shows. Both shows also involve a lead character suffering from a medical condition. One difference is that KimiUso's cast are mostly middle-schoolers (it was originally a shonen manga), whereas Golden Time's cast are mostly university students (it was originally a josei manga). Another difference is that Golden Time maintains a generally more upbeat mood compared to KimiUso.
The anime themselves might differ quite a lot plot wise but the feel is very similar.
- Both romance stories where the MC is in love with a girl who likes his friend.
- Both set in a school setup although in Golden Time they go to university.
- Both MC's have a somewhat "dark" past which they need to deal with and being helped by the heroines.
If you like one of these, then I would recommend that you try the other one aswell.
Golden Time and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso have a very similar feel in nearly all aspect of the show. In both shows the MC meets a beautiful and unusual girl, which later forms into a romantic connection. Past events effect the MC's, and there is a lot of drama in both shows.
If you love Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso then there is a high possibility that you will also like Golden Time.
Both are about school life, love and life struggles, both deals with lost of dear or loved ones, both balance on fine line between drama and comedy - Shigatsu is more comedic and Golden time more dramatic. Although story is quite differnt there is element of person who helps overcame difficulties from past for main character.
Shigatsu is more oriented towards music, but it is just setting so it shouldn´t matter too much. I would say both series has similar wibe to them.
This show emanates a similar feel to golden time. While the direct relations may be sparse, these two shows are both interesting stories including the protagonists attempt to regain his mind; In golden, he need shis memory, and in Shigatsu, his hearing.
Both have a number of similar plot elements. For example, the protagonist in both likes a girl who appears to like his best friend. The protagonist in both also suffers from internal emotional turmoil, due to their past haunting them. The female lead in both shows, Kaori and Kouko, also has an upbeat personality, which contrasts with the more laid-back personality of the male protagonist in both shows. Both shows also involve a lead character suffering from a medical condition.
- Romantic Comedies
- Main character has problems remembering the past
- Two primary girls seek the main character
- Makes you wonder who the main character will end up with
Stories wrapped up in love polygons and a revisit of the past. Golden Time and Nisekoi formulate this trope into a story involving a main character in complex relationships. The main male protagonist differ in personalities but is kind at heart. On the other hand, the main female protagonist from both series has complex personalities and tends to be aggressive on certain circumstances.
Both series revolves around relationships although Nisekoi has more action while Golden Time has more realism with its more mature setting. Throughout both series, an important content involves the past of the main characters that directly influences on present events.
Both plots are for the main character to choose one of the two girls. Both anime have one girl who pisses you off lol. Both also have the girl who is really nice and the best choice.
It's the same concept as Golden Time. The bangy attractive goof of a main character ending up having to choose between two girls that fell for him! Which would they(he) choose ?The girl he's liked all along or the girl that popped out of no where?
tada banri- kodaka
The story of these anime are the same, its all about a childhood friend and friendship.
Comedy, Romance, Seinen, these three components of both of these series make the similarity bond beween these animes. The main girls in both of these animes (Sena and Kara) are the almost exactly the same;rich, arrogant, blunt, smart, and a daughter of a rich family. Although the setting and plot might be different, you still get the same atmosphere and feel from both animes. They can both be really funny and serious by the next second. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai is more ecchi and has a harem theme compared to Golden Time.
Story of a love triangle (polygon) between the male lead and many female leads, including childhood friends and classmates. These anime can be silly comedic in one moment, and then serious in the next moment. Both anime have a heroine who is an arrogant, blunt, smart lady from a rich family.
both animes have a similar genre except that Golden Time deals with a little more drama. both animes have similar character outlines like:
kodaka = banri
kouko = sena
yozora = yozora
both are enjoyable animes and worth watching.
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