Golden Days
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Golden Days

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Japanese: ゴールデン・デイズ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 47
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 20, 2005 to Dec 5, 2007
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Historical Historical, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Takao, Shigeru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.001 (scored by 14331,433 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7512
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4410
Members: 4,660
Favorites: 133


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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /47


Mitsuya Souma, a first-year student, has spent his whole life with his decisions made for him by his mother, who seeks to protect him from past family tragedies. He finds solace and freedom only by playing the violin gifted to him by his bed-ridden grandfather, Yoshimitsu. Yoshimitsu's days are now almost over, and one night, the dreaded phone call comes in of his sudden decline in health. At the hospital, Mitsuya gets into an argument with his mother, only to be cruelly interrupted when an earthquake hits the city. Mitsuya falls down the stairs, hits his head, and passes out.

Upon waking up, Mitsuya finds himself transported back in time to the Taishou era, surrounded by his grandfather's family and friends. Confused and struggling to cope, he concludes that he must correct his grandfather's biggest regret. However, Mitsuya has no idea where to begin. He must find his way amid a developing relationship with Jin Kasuga—his grandfather's best friend—and increasing family drama.

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Kasuga, Aiko
Souma, Yuriko
Tanabe, Tsuyuko


Oct 25, 2008
I really enjoyed this manga! Although my Japanese is probably so-so and it's likely I didn't understand the finer points if the dialogues, I understood the story and I could tell it was very well-done for its genre.

The art was very consistent (if you liked the art in just about any panel or even on the cover you'll probably like it throughout the entire manga) and had an appealing clean feel. The character development was really satisfactory, and my favourite part of this manga was getting deeper into the characters and seeing their feelings change and grow. The pace is gradual, not too slow and ...
Jun 6, 2016
Ah, Golden Days. When I first finished this series, I thought of it as quite good, but I simply could not get it out of my head. I continued to ponder over the questions about life and death that this manga brought up, until I eventually raised my score to a 10. I don't give 10's lightly.

The plot of Golden Days seems, on its surface, a bit silly. There are plenty of ludicrous media out there that use time travel as a gag device, to pull a character into amusing or exciting circumstances without dealing with the implications of such a plot device. Golden Days ...
Mar 26, 2016
I was not expecting to love this manga so much. I liked it after I read it, but the more I thought about it the more I loved it. I think it is my favorite manga, and I can't imagine a better manga, now that I have read it. It feels perfect, and there's nothing I would change about it.

My grandmother died when I was fifteen. Perhaps this is part of the reason this manga touched me so much. Mitsuya is faced with losing his beloved grandfather at around the same age.

More than ten years after she died, I found a scrapbook from her college ...

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