Golden Time (Movie)

Golden Time

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Japanese: ゴールデンタイム
English: Golden Time
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 5, 2013
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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.031 (scored by 21332,133 users)
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Ranked: #40672
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Popularity: #6474
Members: 9,450
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In Japan's economic bubble years during the 1980s, a long-serving furniture-style television set made in the 1960s is abandoned at a junkyard. It attempts to escape from its new surroundings.


Winner of an Excellence Award in the animation division of the 2013 Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Matsumoto, Emi
Inaba, Takuya
Director, Character Design
Taguchi, Yumiko
In-Between Animation


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Nov 15, 2023
Golden Time is a 2013 film from Robot Communications. Yes, the studio behind Tsumiki no Ie. Is this as excellent as that film? Let's check.


We open with an old cabinet television being taken to the junkyard. After being dropped off, the television tries to escape the junkyard, possibly wanting to return to the family that used to own it. The cabinet meets a bunch of other sentient objects in the junkyard led by a broken clockwork rabbit but refuses to engage much with them.

The biggest narrative issue with the film is that the rift between the cabinet and the other junkyard denizens isn't ...
Sep 25, 2018
What happens to us when we're no longer useful to society? In twenty minutes, Golden Time tells a touching tale of finding new purpose, the value of friendship, personal redemption and the cycle of life.

Story, 7: A TV set is abandoned by its owner in favor of a newer-style and attempts to escape its surroundings. The story is tightly-paced and fleshes out the junkyard as its own world extremely well, all without dialogue (an impressive feat).

Art, 8: A muted, classic style presumably to match our television protagonist's own visuals. The background art is nice and the minor touches to flesh out characters' personalities were appreciated ...

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Poll: Golden Time (Movie) Episode 1 Discussion
bushman66 - Nov 23, 2023
1 repliesby bubba460z »»
Feb 28, 11:03 PM
This is on (afaik US) Netflix
purplepinapples - Nov 17, 2017
8 repliesby saintly2k »»
Jun 12, 2023 12:05 PM
Here's the link
ThatDeadMikey - Apr 11, 2021
2 repliesby Kazu-sama »»
Oct 3, 2022 7:10 PM