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Golden Days  
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Description
Feeling rebellious toward his overprotective and neurotic mother, 16-year-old Soma Mitsuya cares only about his violin and his hospitalized grandfather. One night his grandfather’s condition suddenly worsens, an earthquake hits, and Mitsuya finds himself lost and alone in the Japan of year 1921…

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Manga

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Associated Names
ゴールデン・デイズ
黄金岁月
골든 데이즈
Golden Days ย้อนยุคไปสะดุดรัก
Hồi ức vàng

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.30 by Ivyscan (168d ago)
v.5 c.29 by Ivyscan (302d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Ivyscan (542d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

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No

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (280 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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April 8th 2015, 4:26am PST


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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #735 increased(+243)
Monthly Pos #1310 increased(+26)
3 Month Pos #1386 increased(+55)
6 Month Pos #1521 decreased(-57)

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On 614 wish lists
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Warning: Slight Spoilers   
Rating: N/A
by celinae
July 2nd, 2008, 9:47pm
It's rather dramatic, with one event happening after another, but despite that slight rush of drama, it's still very interesting. The drawing is lovely (Mitsuya is so pretty! xD), much like rindtron said--clean and simple. The characters are still slightly mysterious, despite the four chapters released, but that only makes me more anxious to learn about them and their quirks. And, goodness! The humor! XDD It's not exactly jam-packed with it, but the relationship between Jin and Mitsuya is total win, with enough homosexual puns to make a fangirl sigh. XD And giggle, and then feel teary. As much as I like shoujo, I have to say that in this case the relationship between Jin and Mitsuya really makes me hope that it develops a little further, but since this was published in Hakuensha, it probably isn't. *cry*

The beginning is a little shaky, what with the narrator's mother and grandfather, and his violin playing (which hopefully will be developed more later on..). But it gets better once he goes back in time, and the manga-ka makes his situation very interesting. What makes this manga only more intriguing are the many questions still left unanswered--what was Mitsu like? What happened to Mitsu after Mitsuya went back in time and took his place? How and when will Mitsuya go back to his time? What will happen to Mitsuya as he learns more about the time period he was transported back to?

I recommend this series to people who like light comedy-drama series, with an interesting plot and pleasing art, and who don't mind shounen-ai. Of course, you might like this manga even if you don't care much for it--it *is* pretty good! Though I really hope that it'll get updated soon.. sad (

... Last updated on July 6th, 2008, 4:54pm
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One of the best!   
Rating: N/A
by yuii84
May 12th, 2012, 5:43am
I went through hell to look for the rest of the volumes. I can't contain myself after reading Chap 24 (of Vol 5)! I just had to look for the raw and finish the series. And after many hours of browsing the net, I finally found them!!! I've finished all 8 volumes and I'm going to read it all over again. This is one of those manga with a great story, wonderful characters, some witty scenes with a little unexpected side to the plot. I can't believe I missed this manga until now...! What have I been doing?

Spoiler:
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I read the final chapter... when this guy hand the knight chess to Mitsuya, I burst into tears instantaneously. It was really painful. Things... just had to end this way. If only Mitsuya was able to stay with Jin... aaaaahhh I'm getting teary again, thinking about it.
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Perfect (slight, vague spoilers?)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by loulout
April 24th, 2011, 9:08pm
I usually don't write reviews but I just had to for this series.

I finally finished reading this yesterday and.. wow. No manga has ever moved/touched me as much as this one. I cried so much my tears wouldn't come out anymore.. and then I cried some more. The characters are all so lovable and the ending is very unpredictable (I read somewhere that someone said you could guess how the story ends by the end of chapter 1.. that's not true.) The art is wonderful and there are absolutely no "filler" chapters. I'm pretty sure the author planned out every single detail before starting the series (which is awesome!)

I definitely recommend this series, but if you get upset easily and/or can empathize well with the characters, you might want to reconsider. The ending is VERY sad. (See Klein's review) But there are also lots of funny and heartwarming moments in the manga as well.

To all the people who made fun of the cover art: you are missing out on one of the greatest mangas ever (in my opinion of course!) Don't judge a book by its cover, give it a try! smile

Edit: @calstine, I wouldn't exactly dismiss the BL as unrequited ^^;;

... Last updated on April 25th, 2011, 1:48am
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Epic   
Rating: N/A
by Naigel
September 25th, 2011, 4:38am
This manga will make you cry. It's epicly good. The only reason I registered to this website, is to rate this series a 10. The art is beautiful, the characters are three-dimensional and the story is very good. This manga will definitely touch your heart.
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I registered just so I can write something about this.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Seialeir
April 24th, 2011, 11:59am
I just finished reading the last volume and have followed this series through the years. I agree with some people when they say the cover does the story and art no justice, but then again, there is something very poignant about its simplicity as well. I remember just a couple of months back, while at Kinokuniya, a group of girls were making fun of its chinese title, saying that it looks and sounds like some old grandpa comic. I wanted to point out that yes it is indeed a story about a grandfather in fact, but it is also something that goes deeper than just its title, its cover, its art. But to do so seemed like I demeaned the story, because it didn't need defending at all. I've read manga for over a decade, spanned wide genres and own thousands. This is special. It left me fragile but wiser, sadder but nostalgic, but most of all appreciative. I didn't get this until I read the whole story in its entirety, and I don't think any spoiler should turn you away from this.

... Last updated on April 24th, 2011, 12:00pm
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:D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by grml
November 29th, 2010, 12:54am
Aaah for a second without paying attention to the rate at which this is ordinarily translated I thought this was licensed due to the lack of updates but turns out it's not. I'm so disappointed! I would be more than happy to buy this series. It's a shame that the covers are so simple since I think that would put some people off Golden Days; the actual art inside of the manga is very easy on the eyes.

... Last updated on November 29th, 2010, 12:55am
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*tears*   
Rating: N/A
by Klein
May 27th, 2010, 7:24am
Althought I know the ending will be sad, very sad.. but I can't help myself reading and reading it until end...
This story, honestly, not to special so much, but don't know why it attract me from begining to the end
I love Jin and Matsuya, they love each other by tender, warming and softly love

If I know I have cry so much for ending, I will never read it. Now I regret that I read it, really regret. It leave me strong feeling, sad and tear can't stop from my eye
I cried, cried and cried so much after read final volume, I don't know how I can release this feeling from my chest, my heart and my mind....

If you are a person who hate sad ending, don't read it, or you will regret - like me

Anyway, this is a greatest manga I have read, the love of Jin and Matsuya, although apart in manga, but they will in my heart, from now and then, forever
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Warm and gentle, funny and humorous   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alexandrite2026
February 3rd, 2010, 8:04am
This is a gently mysterious manga with interesting characters being thrown into a back into the Taisho era. The main character Mitsuya from the future and Jin have a gentle love hate realtionship. Mitsuya wants to 'save Jin' as his grandfather Yoshimitsu wished on his deathbed. There are subtle shonen-ai aspects to this manga but even if this is not your thing still read it. The Taisho period background is brilliant and dynamic and its interesting to see Mitsuya reaction to to the total lack of basic amenities like computer games music and films. The art in this is simple but touching. The characters are likeable, warm, gentle and humorous and you are left wondering what will happen to them all and in your heart wishing them the best. Outside the main characters there is a rich array of supporting actors. This authors manages always to make a manga that touches your heart. Be warned however the opening chapters contain Mitsuya's mum who is fragile, very dramatic and a little psychotic. Don't let her put you off. Keep reading and you will find it worth every moment smile
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read   
Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
August 1st, 2012, 1:30pm
this was the first shounen-ai manga that i read, and it was a great one to start with. The plot is generic, but its nicely executed, all the characters are pretty believable (i like the protagonist too, he was realistic and not the typical hero). This is not a happy manga though, i felt really bad for all of the characters, and it was heart breaking when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Mitsuya realizes what going to happen in the future, with the great kanto earthquake and WWII about to hit japan.
Overall, its a emotional, realistic (as much as it can be), and i recommend it.

Now that i've read more BL, i hope there will be more shounen-ai scenes as the romance progresses
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Definitely gonna cling in my heart forever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizorekibishi
December 20th, 2011, 8:23am
I remember read this manga 3 years ago, in my dormitory room and my roommate got worries when i suddenly crying so hard. I hardly read all this series, i'm just read the final book and feel so sad. And then 3 years later, i mean today... my Golden Days series arrive, i bought it 3 days ago in internet. I read it... and crying again. I wonder why i'm not read all the book back then?


The most great story for shonen ai... the most beautiful relationship. The awesome plot story. And it make me enthusiasm to become a great mangaka. Someday. smile
Must read.
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