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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…
ゴールデン・デイズ 黄金岁月 골든 데이즈 Golden Days ย้อนยุคไปสะดุดรัก
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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
Absolutely worth the try.
As an all time favourite, I recommend this manga a lot and I've got several reasons to why.
The cover doesn't show much, but the manga has amazing artwork that has great potential from start to finish. There are no flaws, and everything is down to scale and proportionately correct with clean lines and drawings. Expressions well portray the character's emotions, and their faces are drawn very youthful and serenely.
The story line is a passionate tale of deep family bonds, and time travel into the western-lifestyle during the beautifully and realistically represented Taisho era. Time travel is a popular story element, but it's purpose in this manga creates an emotional life-changing experience for the main character which will impact him for the rest of his life. It has its typical jokes and gags that will pull a laugh or two out of you once and a while. There are many different charming and likable characters with background and depth. They face the hardships of acceptance, love, and other things in life that can come across as difficult. The sequence of dramatic challenges and struggles keeps the story line interesting as the characters build.
Although the manga is subtly shounen-ai, the physical aspect (kissing, etc.) is rare. The friendship and tender loving care between the two leads makes the story exceptionally sweet. Whenever they are together, I get a soft sensation of their emotional connection. Their contact is intimate and tender, which could suitably label their relationship as a "bromance".
The manga is an acceptable length, but left me wanting more. It had a bittersweet ending, that tugged my heartstrings and shed many tears from my eyes, leaving a shallow sad feeling in my throat (even though I couldn't understand a thing of the RAWS). It's a brilliant denouement that doesn't leave you hanging.
A really really great manga, all in all.
... Last updated on May 16th, 2010, 4:22pm
Warm and gentle, funny and humorous
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
i once thought it was plain, with a very boring start and the fact i'm not really fond of shounen-ai so much, though i always try to find one after another, maybe to ensure me that this genre is also valuable one to read but i continued on reading because i felt kinda run out of good shoujo mangas to read (and i already bought the first 2 volumes, it could be a waste if i didn't read it to the end)
and in the end it's the only manga that could make cry (if not one in a few, if i ever cried before it must had been a long time ago)
the story and characters are well-developed in the next volumes i really respect the strong bond of friendship that grow between two main characters and somewhat unrequited love (from jin toward mitsu) and i could feel a very beautiful world consist of beautiful-hearted people evolve around the main character
i don't know if i could ever read the last volume again, it's really touch my heart
you have to be kidding me
This manga is so good and some people at manga fox gave away the ending without a single warning. I'm really shocked, I had just finished reading chap 12, and it had got me so excited...now, I don't really feel like reading it anymore...I could have liked the ending but now.... ------------------ Ok, I read the last release and I guess it doesn't really matter if I know how it ends....because it's really good xD
... Last updated on January 16th, 2010, 12:05pm
Warning: Slight Spoilers
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.. (
... Last updated on July 6th, 2008, 4:54pm
It's interesting with Mitsuya going back in time and everything and the characters don't have wishywashy personalities. And the art is nice, clean and simple-ish.
Though it seems to have some shounen-ai ish moments...?
Edit: Yeah - definite suggestions up until where I've read. I like it. It's very cute. (And makes me want to laugh at times because of the reactions made)