Golden Time - Recommendations

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Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

A couple of romanaces that sprinkle in comedy (maybe a bit more in Toradora) Both of the female leads are similar in look, One is more of a Tsundere.

The original creator is the same on both of these projects, so you should see some similarities.

If you liked one, you might like the other.

JimmyPark JimmyPark says...

One of my 2 favorite slice of life and romance animes.          

The reason I recomment this anime is because it has great character developement, interesting story thoughout the whole anime and its great to watch.

It makes me want to watch more and more by each episode. 

serge512 serge512 says...

well. both start a relationship of friends while loving others. an thats when the good story begins for both of them. Golden Time master piece. Toradora well tsundere dere. so if you are a fan of tsundere pls watch both if not then watch at your own risk.

Scarchan Scarchan says...

same creator, but toradora is extremely well done and does not rely on a lazy, external, borderline supernatural external conflict (memory loss and ghosts.) Toradora is so strong that the plot is driven by its characters and is therefore much more natural and well done than Golden Time. Also, Taiga > Koko!!!!!

Shershack Shershack says...

They are both by the same author,Yuyuko Takemiya, and shes pretty good with romance/comedy, so they approximatly have equal amounts of comedy and romance...i loved em both!

asiancomicdude asiancomicdude says...

Both shows are very heartfelt and dive into the complex nature of falling in love. Toradora may have more comedic tone overall but that doesn’t mean Golden Times doesn’t have its moments. While I wish both had their own sequels for telling what happens later once the shows end, watching these two one after another is also rather enjoyable due to the similar story telling quality.

0AllAboutAnime0 0AllAboutAnime0 says...

Both Golden Time and Toradora have the same author so that is a plus it's self but in golden time then roles are similar in a sense with Tada Banri being the main male character who is loved by other female characters and the same funny theme and sense of abandonment that both Tada Banri and taiga have. Just watch the whole anime and your sure to cry at the end if you crude when watching Toradora like I did too.

pazipeti pazipeti says...

KAGA Kouko is a grew up Aisaka Taiga :-)

HarukaHarada HarukaHarada says...

They both have almost the same kind of comedy and romance thats whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i did that on order to add my comment, gomen.

FunkyTime FunkyTime says...

Both series are about groing up, and all the ups and downs that entails. Love triangles and heartbreak are featured in either, although Golden Time has a supernatural subplot that Toradora! lacks. The characters and their relationships too each other go through a considerable amount of development in either of these shows, and while I find Toradora's ending to be way more satisfying than Golden Time's, fans of either show will enjoy the other.

akirasanada akirasanada says...

Because both works has the same author and the art is very similar. Both stories are interesting. Though if I had to choose, I'd prefer Toradora it has better plot and characters than Golden Time. 

Uzrfrndly Uzrfrndly says...

I was shocked to see how far down the list of recommendations golden time is for toradora. 

There's a big reason you would love golden time if you loved toradora... it was written by Yuyuko Takemiya! If you hadn’t already guessed, she also wrote toradora!

All the hilarious jokes are there, the art is practically the same, and best of all there's plenty of glorius feels just like you loved in toradora.

If you loved toradora there's no way you won't love golden time... i mean... same author! What are you waiting for!?

AmberAnimeAccount AmberAnimeAccount says...

I agree with this recommendation. I've seen both anime, so I can say that the main characters, especially the girls, are very similar. Not only do they both have long orange hairs, but mainly very of a similar nature, although I would add that Taiga Aisaka is a little more aggressive and more shy. Anyway, I recommend watching both anime, it's worth it!

ItsMrShark ItsMrShark says...

Both animes are romantic comedies that start out with more comedy than romance and as the story develops, the romance picks up and becomes much more apparent. I LOVED Golden Time and I definitely got vibes from it while watching Toradora!

tastypastryparty tastypastryparty says...

Cute characters, cutes styles, similar character types, sweet like honey moments, drama, interesting character backgrounds

vanillamari vanillamari says...

Besides the main female protagonists looking very much alike, their personalities are very similar in that they are fiery and opinionated. There is somewhat of a similar love triangle in that the main characters are in love with other people for a while until they realize their feelings for each other. In this sweet slice of life romances, the character-friend group experiences a lot of emotional tragedy, but likewise, a lot of amazing experiences. I definitely recommend Toradora for watchers of Golden Time. 

Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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InnocentSmile InnocentSmile says...

Great characters, fun to watch and entertaining. Nana is little darker compared to Golden time.

x0xJessChux0x x0xJessChux0x says...

Both are awesome and contain complicated relationships.

Golden Time also has many references to Nana throughout the anime.

AquaRose AquaRose says...

Nana even makes a crossover appearance in episode 4 of golden time! They both are about post high school people searching for self identity.

Karasune Karasune says...

Nana and Golden Time go through the difficult and complex times of relationships, both friendly and romantic. Nana is a bit more mature and realistic, but they're emotional rollercoasters with all the drama going on. Trust and betrayal, love and friendship, happy times and sad times, both Nana and Golden Time have that going on and will leave you wondering what could possibly happen next. 

SamIchi SamIchi says...

Both are very similar Nana appears in the anime a few times. Nana is darker since it's a little more realistic but both are very entertaining, watch both~!

grimreape5 grimreape5 says...

honestly nana is much darker show than golden time. i make the recommendation for only 3 reasons first being nana is one of the main charachters second it focuses on the hardships of life most anime try to ignore making you question loves true value and third the show clearly draws the line between love and lust and the consequences of both

kuhakuyo kuhakuyo says...

Epic...Golden Time is the best anime.

Nana is good, because the Nana character in Golden Time, represents the Nana (dark) in Nana :).

Feng Feng says...

The Nana in Golden Time reminds me of one of the Nanas in the anime serie named Nana. It's almost like the character is taken out of one, and into the other.

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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Aleaux Aleaux says...

Both of them are romatic anime.

Golden time is a romantic comedy your lie in april is music passion an roamance.  In both of them the scary feeling of loosing someone is present.An other common point would be that there is like a love triangle. Your lie in april is in my opinion much more sentimental than Golden time.

Megabox Megabox says...

Golden time is a romantic comedy your lie in april is music passion an roamance.  In both of them the scary feeling of loosing someone is present

BenjiGruthoffie BenjiGruthoffie says...

altho they have way diferent plot lines the style of romance is the same and with both of them whenever the two are together you just cant help but smile. (minus the few times that are insanely sad in both of them) but other than those they are both great animes with great plots that are enjoyable to watch.

Fit4Life Fit4Life says...

Your Lie in April and Golden Time are very similiar. Both are about a boy who struggles with some sort of emotional/psychological issue and both are able to overcome it through the help of friends (and in particular a girl). They are light-hearted, comical, and fast paced. Both will make you cry at times and both will make you smile.

rajaymoore rajaymoore says...

Both these anime have a very compelling story and whenever I try to compare The two your lie in April would blow golden times away but they both have a certain dark theme to it when both of the Main characters not being able to let go of the past but this is an amazing watch I highly recommend 

ilyqan ilyqan says...

It has a similair feeling to both of them during the series and both benchwatchers and well they are awesome!

themilanovic themilanovic says...

These anime's are probably one of the most dramatic romance, dramas i've seen when it comes to emotion. These animes both have characters who have to progress and develop through tough times and make it very entertaining to watch.

Golden time will bring you more of a sense of love and Your lie in April will bring more of a sense of emoition. I basically watched these animes one right after the other which probaly wasn't very good on my heart.

I enjoyed both these animes very much and these will go down as some of these most memorable. Both very entertaining.

mesanator mesanator says...

Both animes deal with mental issues and romance. This is only on the surface from the general theme of both animes. However, why you really might one and the other is because both actually have a lot of breath in the two romantic characters and the struggle for being togther does not revolve around being noticed by their love interest but with a more dramatic internal struggle.

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

Yuuki Hase, a high school boy, is concerned about a girl of his classmate, Kaori Fujimiya. She always stays alone and never tries to become close friends with anyone. Given half a chance one day, it seems that Yuuki and Kaori become to have a good relationship that they begin to eat lunch together. Although they enjoy having conversations, Kaori, strangely enough, keeps denying their friendship. On that Friday, she confesses, “I have memory disorder. My memories disappear within one week...."

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arhamathar arhamathar says...

its a anime about a girl who forget every thing about her friends every week i think GOLDEN TIMES  AND one week friends are same in one way that both have memory problems after a accident both have memory problems and have a friend that help to recover them and fight and so many things else but main character is a girls in one week friends and in golden times its a boy but both are similar 

DrSugus DrSugus says...

Both approach very similar themes : Love, amnesia, memories, the fear to be forgotten by the person we love... but two very nice love stories with a bunch of strong emotions !

JacobXiong JacobXiong says...

One week friends has the same topic where the girl loses their memories. However, this particular anime character loses their memories after one week. Slowly throughtout the anime, the girl starts to remember the little things that happened before. A wholesome and cute anime if you were to find something similar to amnesia related anime.

ef: A Tale of Memories.

ef: A Tale of Memories.

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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Bronia Bronia says...

Both anime are romance anime for an older audience. They look at how memory affects personality. They also focus on multiple relationships. Their animation styles are jarringly different and Ef is slightly less grounded in reality than Golden Time, furthermore, the characters of each anime are different ages (high school vs College age) however fans of one should definitely try out the other.

tootalls tootalls says...

I you enjoyed golden time you will love ef a tale of memories. EF is a more realistic take on romance with an individual with some sort of amnesia.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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Karasune Karasune says...

Both are school romcoms with a whole lot of drama and character growth. While trying to find themselves, our main characters are also falling in love and trying to best deal with the problems that soon follow all good romances. From love triangles to personal crises, there's plenty of angst to go around in both of these series. 

JustInCaseD JustInCaseD says...

Pet Girl and Golden Time are both school-based romcoms that feature an extremely diverse cast of histerical, realistic and loveable characters, a love triangle dynamic, personal existential crisis', and some seriously hard hitting realistic themes and lessons that you wouldn't expect coming from these kinds of animes.

This is the strongest 2-way recommendation I've ever given - if you liked one I guarantee you'll like the other for the same reasons. 

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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shanjo shanjo says...

Both of these anime deal with college students dealing with the maturaty that comes with age. Both deal with relationships and their comlications, along with other very real issues. They also both have hilarious moments and characters you really get attached to. If you liked one, you'd definately be into the other. 

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Titles that have complexities far beyond the normal rom-com. They have funny momnets, but plenty of drama as well. What you want to happen does not always happen like you want, but the relations feel real.

The characters are fleshed out in both series. and possibly a bit more in Honely and clover. 

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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SummerYearRound SummerYearRound says...

The protagonist are in the same age group and both stories have at least some romance (levels in each differ a lot, though), but that's the least of it.

Deep emotion, drama... Considering the competition like Tokyo Ghoul or Prasyte, applause for the execution of two great psychologycal works set in real life.

Sanin2009 Sanin2009 says...

Both stories filled with semi-wierdosGood comedy sense.No routine, each episode spashes with something new

Nisekoi

Nisekoi

Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

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Spiffyman30 Spiffyman30 says...

I felt like they have a similar feeling to them, even if the romance is taken a different way in each of them. The main characters are equally likable and it is enjoyable to watch their relationships grow over time.

saketh225 saketh225 says...

both are good anime in term romance and story.both anime given thought is collage life is better or high school was better

Remake our Life!

Remake our Life!

Follows unsuccessful game director Kyouya Hashiba. His company goes bankrupt, and he ends up returning to his parents' home. He lies in bed thinking about the successful creators of his generation. When he opens his eyes, Kyouya finds that he has gone back in time 10 years to when he started college. He has an opportunity to remake his life, starting as an arts college student. He now lives in a four-person coed share house. Kyouya has the chance to spend his formative years with creators he knows will be famous in the future, but things might not turn out as he expected.

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JustInCaseD JustInCaseD says...

College age setting revolving around starting a "new life" for the protagonists Banri and Kyouya respectively. Has a rom-com element that gets started and develops early into the story, has a shared theme about growing up, working from failure, and understanding your own faults as an adult. 

wucchu wucchu says...

Both animes have a similar thought of a new life. In Golden Time the main character has lost his memories leading him to start again in life. Whereas in Remake our life the main character is given the chance to go back in time to mend his life. They both have a similar school setting and romantic-comedic features.