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Golden Time


Alt Names: alt ゴールデンタイム (Umechazuke)alt 青春纪行(漫画)alt Golden Time (Ume Chazuke)alt Золотая пора
Author: Takemiya Yuyuko
Artist: Umechazuke
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaPsychological PsychologicalRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSlice of Life Slice of Life
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations”, was all she said, and then she left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.
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Just picked up the first volume of the version licensed in English, from Seven Seas Entertainment, and I can hardly believe how different their translation is in the details, though the gist of it is the same.

 

Update 2016-09-29: Just received the last volume (#9) in Japanese.  The manga closes the story in much the same way as the book does, with one additional twist:

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Download links available up to chapter 49 in the forum above. Chapter 45 brings the story to the end of light novel volume 7. Tankobon 8 is up to chapter 44.

can't expect kaga to not feel insecure.

Dude, fucking accept her offer to pay for you.
There is a difference between having pride and being "chivalrous".
You can pay her back another time or even better take her on something pretty damn extravagant when you can.
This is come contrived bullshit here.
 
Seriously... Take your "manly pride" and stick it where the sun don't shine.
 
You are no Oyaji. So don't even try it.

ikr?  She's loaded, she loves him, and it's not like he's with her for the money, so just take her up on the offer this time.  Pride schmide.

In the light novel it was Banri's senpais who had "brainwashed" him before he first talked to Kouko about him wanting to find a job. They told him he doesn't show her he is a hard working man:
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This manga series has now been licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, with the first books expected in October 2015.

That was the back cover of the tankobon volume.  Every volume of Golden Time series (and various others from Dengeki Daioh) have some sort of omake on the back cover (under the dust-jacket).  They're all in whatever color they used for the inner tankobon covers.  Some of those colors were rather awful.  Some of the subjects are worse...

 

Here's all of them so far:

http://vatoto.com/read/_/103935/golden-time_v1_ch1_by_u-prod-scanlations/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/139132/golden-time_v2_ch7_by_village-idiot/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/195747/golden-time_v3_ch17_by_village-idiot/41

http://vatoto.com/read/_/218536/golden-time_v4_ch22_by_casanova/31

http://vatoto.com/read/_/275446/golden-time_v5_ch28_by_casanova/25

Stop trying to blind me!! @[email protected]

 

Dude, fucking accept her offer to pay for you.

There is a difference between having pride and being "chivalrous".

You can pay her back another time or even better take her on something pretty damn extravagant when you can.

This is come contrived bullshit here.

 

Seriously... Take your "manly pride" and stick it where the sun don't shine.

 

You are no Oyaji. So don't even try it.

 

ikr?  She's loaded, she loves him, and it's not like he's with her for the money, so just take her up on the offer this time.  Pride schmide.

someone tell me this isnt gonna have any kind of tragic endings, that it wont go "School Days" later on...

Watch the anime. The anime was a condensation of the light novel (which I haven't quite translated half of yet), and we have no reason to think the manga will end any different.

FWIW, this story is not quite half-way done, and will likely run to around 80 chapters. Unless they condense it further, which some have suggested is happening.

someone tell me this isnt gonna have any kind of tragic endings, that it wont go "School Days" later on...

Dude, fucking accept her offer to pay for you.

There is a difference between having pride and being "chivalrous".

You can pay her back another time or even better take her on something pretty damn extravagant when you can.

This is come contrived bullshit here.

 

Seriously... Take your "manly pride" and stick it where the sun don't shine.

 

You are no Oyaji. So don't even try it.

Isn't this going to be their first date? Why would he accept the money when he wants to prove to himself that he can make her happy by his own hands?

Dude, fucking accept her offer to pay for you.

There is a difference between having pride and being "chivalrous".

You can pay her back another time or even better take her on something pretty damn extravagant when you can.

This is come contrived bullshit here.

 

Seriously... Take your "manly pride" and stick it where the sun don't shine.

 

You are no Oyaji. So don't even try it.

C..C... Could this be? A double release! All hail Casanova scans!

That was the back cover of the tankobon volume.  Every volume of Golden Time series (and various others from Dengeki Daioh) have some sort of omake on the back cover (under the dust-jacket).  They're all in whatever color they used for the inner tankobon covers.  Some of those colors were rather awful.  Some of the subjects are worse...

 

Here's all of them so far:

http://vatoto.com/read/_/103935/golden-time_v1_ch1_by_u-prod-scanlations/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/139132/golden-time_v2_ch7_by_village-idiot/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/195747/golden-time_v3_ch17_by_village-idiot/41

http://vatoto.com/read/_/218536/golden-time_v4_ch22_by_casanova/31

http://vatoto.com/read/_/275446/golden-time_v5_ch28_by_casanova/25

M-M-My eyess O_O

What was with that lime death page?!  Will I ever regain my sight?!

That was the back cover of the tankobon volume.  Every volume of Golden Time series (and various others from Dengeki Daioh) have some sort of omake on the back cover (under the dust-jacket).  They're all in whatever color they used for the inner tankobon covers.  Some of those colors were rather awful.  Some of the subjects are worse...

 

Here's all of them so far:

http://vatoto.com/read/_/103935/golden-time_v1_ch1_by_u-prod-scanlations/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/139132/golden-time_v2_ch7_by_village-idiot/3

http://vatoto.com/read/_/195747/golden-time_v3_ch17_by_village-idiot/41

http://vatoto.com/read/_/218536/golden-time_v4_ch22_by_casanova/31

http://vatoto.com/read/_/275446/golden-time_v5_ch28_by_casanova/25

What was with that lime death page?!  Will I ever regain my sight?!

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background music plays: "life's a bit*h!"

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but present banri loves Kaga  and kaga loves present banri DX.

 

Only solution is for Linda to fall in love with Kaga and Kaga to fall in love with Linda. Problem solved.

I just hate the very fact that Linda loves Banri and Banri loves her too. It really hurts

but present banri loves Kaga  and kaga loves present banri DX.

I just hate the very fact that Linda loves Banri and Banri loves her too. It really hurts

Why can't he just choose Linda :(

because he now has split personality.

Why can't he just choose Linda :(

Because Takemiya moved the ages of the characters up and the novel had the 4 features rpapo mentioned they gave it the tag seinen. In mangaupdates maybe it inherited the tag from the novel. In her new work (知らない映画のサントラを聴く - Listen to the Soundtrack of the Movie Which I Don't Know), even though it isn't a series but a single novel volume, Takemiya moved the ages further up. There someone 23 years old.

quote from: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShonenDemographic?from=Main.Shonen

"It should also be noted that there is no definite marker for a series being or not being Shōnen. Though the magazine it runs in is a good indicator, many Shōnen magazines aim for the huge Seinen Periphery Demographic that also purchases them. Thus, many series that are mostly popular with the Seinen demographic after being published in tankoubon volumes have run in Shōnen magazines when they were serialized."

Don't make me laugh. "Deepness" has nothing to demographic of magazine where it's published.

Except mangaupdates has Golden Time as Seinen, and despite Dengeki Daioh being mostly a Shounen magazine, it has released 4 others tagged Seinen as well (6 in total, 1 being Golden Time and another being incorrectly tagged as both Shounen and Seinen)

 

So no, your comment isn't completely right, and it doesn't help to laugh at the translator working on this series.

Old debate.  There is a conflict between what Takemiya Yuyuko was trying to do, and what her sponsor (Dengeki Bunko) generally wants.  That conflict may have reached the breaking point, as I see that her next book was released by a different publisher . . . and has a decidedly more seinen aspect to it.  The story (Golden Time) itself is billed as seinen because of the (1) college environment, (2) underage drinking, (3) somewhat gay behavior at times (played for laughs), and  (later, 4) some close encounters of the sexual kind.  All of these but (1) were toned down considerably in the anime.

 

In any case, none of the above reasons were carried to any extreme (PG-13, not R), which is probably why Dengeki Daioh tolerated the publication of the series in their magazine.  But that still doesn't make the story one targeted at your typical shounen reader.  The story is deeper than what that market normally wants to see.  The reactions here in manga-land show that as well.

Don't make me laugh. "Deepness" has nothing to demographic of magazine where it's published.

The series has been tagged as "supernatural" since the very first light novel volume came out.

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Well.....

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Tag is wrong. Manga is in Dengeki Daioh, which is shounen magazine.

Old debate.  There is a conflict between what Takemiya Yuyuko was trying to do, and what her sponsor (Dengeki Bunko) generally wants.  That conflict may have reached the breaking point, as I see that her next book was released by a different publisher . . . and has a decidedly more seinen aspect to it.  The story (Golden Time) itself is billed as seinen because of the (1) college environment, (2) underage drinking, (3) somewhat gay behavior at times (played for laughs), and  (later, 4) some close encounters of the sexual kind.  All of these but (1) were toned down considerably in the anime.

 

In any case, none of the above reasons were carried to any extreme (PG-13, not R), which is probably why Dengeki Daioh tolerated the publication of the series in their magazine.  But that still doesn't make the story one targeted at your typical shounen reader.  The story is deeper than what that market normally wants to see.  The reactions here in manga-land show that as well.


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