Golden Time

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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


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: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 483520483,520 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #142
Members: 902,586
Favorites: 11,722

External Links

Streaming Platforms

Ranked #982Popularity #142Members 902,586
Add to List
Episodes: /24
* Your list is public by default.


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.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Satou, Takaya

Hikami, Takahiro

Oka, Chinami

Kido, Ibuki


Kondou, Takayuki


Gotou, Saori

Kouko's Father

Kanao, Tetsuo


Kon, Chiaki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Koyama, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

Jun 12, 2014
ch20youk (All reviews)
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
Mar 27, 2014
jiroutachi (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

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 read more
Aug 1, 2014
Kynov (All reviews)
"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
Apr 8, 2014
StyleF1re (All reviews)
Updated: 13, July 2016

It is only natural to project grand expectations on any anime associated with a renowned classic. Penned by the original creator of Toradora!, the first six episodes had Golden Time primed as the next rom-com sensation out the J.C. Staff house. Unfortunately, the luminous promise soon became a glimmer of an afterthought. Repercussions relative to pacing, characterizations, and key revelations accumulated as the series imploded spectacularly to close out.

SPOILERS onward (based on final impressions).

The root to Golden Time’s problems stems from its peculiar inclusion of a supernatural element. Rather than a visible representation of this “alternate” Banri, an implied presence would read more

Interest Stacks

36 Entries · 10 Restacks
by _comet_
10 Entries · 3 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for December Week 1: December 3 - 9 Anime Releases K-On! (incl. K-On!!, Keikaku!, Live House!, Movie, Ura-On!, more

English Dub Cast Announced for 'Golden Time'

English Dub Cast Announced for 'Golden Time'

Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for J.C.Staff's romantic comedy anime Golden Time on Thursday. Shannon Reed is in charge of direction and Marta more

Recent Forum Discussion

Dub or sub
Naagraj - May 14
39 replies by Stacias »»
May 18, 6:39 AM
Poll: Golden Time Episode 24 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Mar 27, 2014
847 replies by Muow »»
May 18, 6:11 AM

Recent Featured Articles

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

What's the #1 anime of the 2010s? Which year was the best? What studio had the most hits? We have the answers to all these questions and more!

by Shymander


Good Chemistry: Ingredients for a Successful Romance Anime

Good Chemistry: Ingredients for a Successful Romance Anime

Despite a wide variety of styles and settings, many of the most successful romance animes have one thing in common: they inspire us. But what is it about these shows that tugs at our heartstrings? The answer might be simpler than you think.

by MAL_Articles