Golden Time

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Japanese: ゴールデンタイム
English: Golden Time
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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: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Love PolygonLove Polygon
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 549033549,033 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #147
Members: 1,039,400
Favorites: 13,375

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Due to a tragic accident, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia, dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. However, after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, he decides to move on and begin a new life at law school in Tokyo. But just as he is beginning to adjust to his college life, the beautiful Kouko Kaga dramatically barges into Banri's life, and their chance meeting marks the beginning of an unforgettable year.

After having a glimpse of college life, Banri learns that he is in a new place and a new world—a place where he can be reborn, have new friends, fall in love, make mistakes, and grow. And as he begins to discover who he was, the path he has chosen leads him towards a blindingly bright life that he will never want to forget.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on September 23, 2013. The voice actors for the anime reprise their roles in both the 2013 drama CD and web radio.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Satou, Takaya

Hikami, Takahiro

Oka, Chinami

Kido, Ibuki


Kondou, Takayuki


Gotou, Saori

Kouko's Father

Kanao, Tetsuo



Opening Theme

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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 (eps 24)


Apr 2, 2024
Nearly a 10, very enjoyable, must watch if you're into romcom/shoujo, but damn, sometimes the stupidity was too much from the characters. I won't go into details to keep this spoiler free, let's just say some conflicts were just incredibly stupid and unrealistic that could've been avoided by common sense.

The art style is okay, almost good, but not really.


I absolutely hated how Banri and Kouko's love for each other felt unserious for the most part, Banri just looked at her beauty and obsessiveness, Kouko just wanted to obsess over someone after a heartbreak. Obviously towards the end it felt more real and ...
Feb 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings

I'm torn on this series. On one hand, it depicts very potent emotional themes and shows the messiness of navigating relationships. However, on the other hand, it suffers from such awful writing and most of the cast is bland and uninteresting.

I went into Golden Time blind, and when they revealed the MC has amnesia, I actually thought the show was joking, unfortunately, it wasn't a joke. The entire amnesia part of the show just felt like the writer threw it in to add a convenient means as to why the MC is emotionally torn between who he likes, and even though the premise ...
Mar 15, 2024
0k, I found out about this story from certain AniTubers who said it was a better work than Toradora! despite being by the same author (Now I have no doubt that it was just nostalgia talking and that they haven't seen this work in many, many years), that, and that I love the works of Yui Horie and Ai Kayano got me interested in Golden Time; and I'm not lying when I say that I firmly believe that this is a story that no one, NO ONE should ever see.

This is a series that is capable of hurting a young viewer (the target audience for ...

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