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


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Associated Names
골든 데이즈
Golden Days ย้อนยุคไปสะดุดรัก
Hồi ức vàng

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.33 by Ivyscan about 1 year ago
c.Epilogue + Omake by Futago Scans about 1 year ago
v.8 c.44-47 (end) by Futago Scans about 1 year 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 (340 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 9th 2017, 11:51pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #507 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #881 increased(+99)
3 Month Pos #1268 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #1276 increased(+97)
Year Pos #1371 decreased(-57)

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On 905 reading lists
On 705 wish lists
On 257 completed lists
On 58 unfinished lists
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Text-only translation of Golden Days 33-47 about 1 year ago
Golden Days Ending Summary over 6 years ago

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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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simply so touching   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aoi0101
October 10th, 2010, 9:17am
ah, i just brought the complete volume of the manga today. I love it very much, and finished reading all the 8 volume today, and re-read it again and those 2 times i read it, i always cried, expecially at the last volume. The author has a very good sense of emotion and successed very, very amazingly. I rarely cried when i read a manga, and this one totally make me cry. It's just so sad...
The story is outstanding. There are a lot of time-slip story and i don't really like much of them, except this. The art looks somewhat off from outside but actually it's perfect. The character's expression can be seen clearly, and i love it.

Actually, i've read it online before i brought it today, but i got kinda busy and forgot all about this manga. But today, when i was walking around in a bookstore with my friends, they laughed a manga'a art and that happened to be this manga. Suddenly, i remembered about this and i brought all 8 volumes in one go. They laughed at me though, but i don't care much and read it all the way and i'll NEVER regret that i buyed this manga.

For those who love sad stories, this is a MUST READ! You'll be sorry if you don't. It's not translated completely though.

And for those who visits mangafox to read this and dislike or hate spoilers, NEVER OPEN A THREAD WITH A SPOILER WARNING IN THEM. Cause the spoiler there is a real one. If you hate spoilers, you'll totally regret it if you go in, and never says that the people who are spoiling them are at fault cause it's your fault for coming in.

Anyway, this manga is very very worth to read. Totally recommended!!

... Last updated on October 10th, 2010, 9:25pm
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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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finally finished   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by 9redrain
December 10th, 2009, 6:25pm
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
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you have to be kidding me   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tolly
November 15th, 2009, 3:04pm
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, 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
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