Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
About Golden Time
Golden Time trails the life of Tada Banri and all the complexities that comes with it. He’s a new college student in Tokyo and his weird situation is what lead him there. It turns out, he has amnesia! So now, he’s trying to sculpt his life anew without the past dragging him back.
Then, he meets Kouko Kaga—an eccentric young lady who’s going to change his life forever! Will Tada Banri be able to live the way he wants to? Will he find new memories to make? Or will his past haunt him back? Banri is caught-up in a memorable mess that will define his life and change it as all the fleeting feelings and emotions come and go.
After everything that’s been said, I’m sure you’re here because you liked Golden Time. As such, listed here are the anime similar to it for you to feast upon. Ready yourself now because here are the anime like Golden Time!
What happens when you put together two unlikely ironic students in school? Well, on the left side, we have a young man who’s actually a chore-loving nice guy who gets mistaken for a delinquent because of his intimidating appearance. On the right side, we have a doll-like young lady who’s anything but fragile and weak—she’s actually known as the “Palmtop Tiger!”
The two students are Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka; and together—they have formed a dubious tandem with both their secrets at stake! Will the surprising collaboration work well, or will it lead to something even greater than they originally anticipated?
2. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
The pet girl of Sakurasou (Sakura Hall)? That would be none other than—Mashiro Shiina! And she’s a world-class artistic savant who knows nothing but her art! Good thing there’s Sorata Kanda to look after her through what the dorm calls the “Mashiro Duty!”
Well, it’s Sorata’s time to shine! With him not being capable of just letting stray cats go, he ends up in the home of genius misfits—Sakurasou! And there, he begins to experience new things. New friends, new troubles, new memories, new feelings—Sorata is about to indulge himself in the most memorable and romantic time of his life!
3. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Music was his life, as well as his mother. But when young Kousei Arima lost his mother to ill health, his passion for piano and music ceased. He could no longer hear his own music.
Two years later, Kousei is content living a normal school life with friends and away from his piano music. That is until one day—a mysterious yet cheerful girl named Kaori Miyazono appears before him. It was all because of whimsical fate that led to their meeting. Hence, his passion for music, as well as his life journey full of sounds and tones, resurfaces from the depths of his heart.
Two girls having the same moniker? Coincidence, or is it fate? Well, that’s what the two “Nana” are about to find out! Especially when they meet not just once, but twice in fact, and more thereafter, destiny sure has a special plan for both of them.
Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki—both are about to experience everything life has to offer! The ups and downs, the drama, the music, the problems—everything! This is the touching story of two intertwined lives going through the trials of life and ultimately carving a bond like no other.
5. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Living all their lives with weirdness and awkward social tendencies, Shizuku Mizutani and Haru Yoshida are the perfect match! Well, it’s pretty weird that they met in the first place but, both of them are actually as similar as they are different.
Both Shizuku and Haru are socially awkward. They both are brilliant in their academics. They both have little when it comes to friendship. Hence, their story begins! With nothing to lose and everything to learn, Shizuku and Haru will soon find out more about one another and the world as they unravel the new feelings blossoming within them.
6. Plastic Memories
Tsukasa Mizugaki finally lands a job through some connections in the Terminal Service of the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. What he doesn’t know is that his first-ever job will mark a whole lot in his life!
The Terminal Service of Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation is tasked with Giftia retrieval. Giftia (or humanoid androids) only have 81,920 hours to live before they lose memories and become hostile. And that’s where the Terminal Service comes in! Tsukasa with his Giftia-partner, Isla, are on the job! But, there’s actually more to the job than meets the eye—especially when Isla is also inevitably approaching her time.
What if your future self suddenly sends a letter to you telling you what to do to make the right decisions? Would you read it and follow it to the dot? Or would you trash it and regard it as a joke? For Naho Takamiya, the letter from the future will soon decide whether her regrets stay or not. The future is in her hands!
As the letter from the future states everything that will happen, it mysteriously tackles the situation of the new transfer student, Kakeru Naruse. As it holds, the letter connects Naho, her friends, and Kakeru. And what’s more surprising is that—the letter says that Kakeru no longer exists in the future! Now, it’s up to Naho to carve a future she won’t have any regrets. But is it actually that easy to change the future? Is it even possible in the first place? She shall soon find out.
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8. Isshukan Friends (One Week Friends)
This is the story of a boy and a girl who are trapped in a cycle of friendship that always loops from beginning to end. The girl, Kaori Fujimiya, has a rare situation—she forgets everything, excluding her family, every end of the week. And the boy, Yuuki Hase, is determined to be her friend, even though he has to repeat the same scenario every week.
Kaori doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings while Yuuki only wants to be close to her as close as it can be. Will everything turn-out well in the end? Or will both of them be perpetually just “One Week Friends?”
9. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat)
Youto Yokodera is a boy who’s a pervert deep down and wants to broadcast his pervert tendencies to the whole world. Unfortunately, no matter how hard he tries, his pervert acts are misinterpreted as good intentions by everyone. And so, he comes up with a solution—wishing at the stony cat that grants any wish!
From then on, Youto’s façade was removed! He now is a pervert through-and-through to the whole world. But, every wish comes with a price, and Youto has to work everything out for things to become normal again, for him and everyone else.
If you are given a chance to start life once again, would you take it? What if this chance brings you years into the past (like say, high school life), would you accept? This is the case for 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki, and he has to live as a 17-year-old high school boy for the sake of the ReLIFE Experiment.
Arata has been a loser in life ever since his disappointing first job. As a result, he went from job-to-job, aimless and unsuccessful. That all begins to change when he was selected to join the ReLIFE Program. New lifestyle, new opportunities, new chances—Arata is in for a rare life-changing experience with new experiences and new involvements!