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Golden Days  
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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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Associated Names
골든 데이즈
Golden Days ย้อนยุคไปสะดุดรัก
Hồi ức vàng

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v.6 c.32 by Ivyscan (142d ago)
v.6 c.31 by Ivyscan (353d ago)
v.6 c.30 by Ivyscan (534d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
4 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (290 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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May 5th 2016, 3:52pm PST



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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Weekly Pos #705 increased(+153)
Monthly Pos #1269 increased(+38)
3 Month Pos #1354 decreased(-46)
6 Month Pos #1350 decreased(-116)

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Text-only translation of Golden Days 33-47 2 days, 3 hours, 16 minutes ago
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I love this manga.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by meredithbecca
May 3rd, 2016, 7:19pm
This manga is beautiful. Not just the art, but the themes too. This manga says so many things. Every time I reread it I find something new. There are so many little details that Takao-sensei added. Everything in the manga is to build up to the end. It has great character development--the characters are so realistic that I felt like I could look up historical records about them.
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kind of boring ^^?   
Rating: N/A
by tekiteki
October 21st, 2012, 2:40pm
The truth is, i thought it was kind of boring and dropped it after vol.3... Though characters are nice, I don't get why it scored so many high ratings. Though I also don't get why I didn't like it that much. Maybe because for me it looked like this manga was mostly focused on historical details and lacked passion and love. Jin's feeling seemed not to change much till vol.4 - he is always the same towards Mitsuya, Mitsuya's thoughts are mostly about the differences between eras and people in general. I just don't see this thin red thread, linking them together ^^;
But manga had some good points, and historical moments were interesting too.
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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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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 (mouse over to view)
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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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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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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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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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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so... romantic   
Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
by monkry
March 12th, 2011, 9:37am
Waw the art was so soft and ROMANTIC and make you feel yourself flowing in it...
As you can expected from Shigeru Takao.
I don't understand it the dialog was as it is, or translated-manga in my country a lil' false, but some parts were seen awkward... maybe it's just me that doesn't understand.
The story is nice, but still I love Dear Mine more.
The ending was nice too, a lil' sad, but i couldn't think of a better ending. At least, all problems solved and all the main character conditions and action was clear.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2011, 9:37am
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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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