Ranked #623

Golden Time

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:35 (JST)
Producers: Genco, Starchild Records
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 109,466 users)
Ranked: #6232
Popularity: #131
Members: 200,744
Favorites: 3,282
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Synopsis

Banri 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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Director
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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ch20youk
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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Kynov
Aug 1, 2014
"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 read more
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jiroutachi
Mar 27, 2014
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 read more
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StyleF1re
Apr 8, 2014
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, read more
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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.  
reportRecommended by Swiftstrike
Anime: Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Both have boys and girls have a different relationship between and both have same romantizm atmosphere. Also friendship is getting stronger day by day. 
reportRecommended by ajan007aek
Anime: Nagi no Asukara
-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  read more 
reportRecommended by supermegasonic
Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Jagged_85
Anime: Nisekoi
- 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 
reportRecommended by Makar
Anime: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Similarities:

linda-yozora
tada banri- kodaka

The story of these anime are the same, its all about a childhood friend and friendship.
 
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