[[caption-width-right:240:[[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Being surrounded by cute boys]]... every fangirl's wet dream.]]

Also known as ''La Corda d'Oro'' (the golden string), ''Kin'iro no Corda'' is an OtomeGame with a {{manga}} and {{anime}} adaptation. The [[AnimeOfTheGame anime adaptation]] gives a face to the [[NoNameGiven nameless protagonist]] in the form of Hino Kahoko, an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ordinary high school student]] who was given a [[MacGuffin magical violin]] by [[FairyCompanion Lily]], the spirit of the school.

Every few years, the prestigious Seisou Academy holds a prominent musical competition, and only the very best students at the Academy are allowed to participate. Though all are eligible to apply, only students from the music department actually make it to the competition... until now.

The series proved succesful and spawned various sequels: the first two ones feature Kahoko, but ''Kiniro no Corda 3'' takes place 8 years after the first game's timeline, featuring a new protagonist joining Seisou High School: Kanade Kohinata, as well as a new set of guys (but with the old ones doing cameos) The latter one [[Spring2014Anime has been greenlighted for an anime series.]]
* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her magic violin.
* AnimeOfTheGame: ''La Corda d'Oro: Primo Passo'' and ''Secondo Passo'' (a 2-episode OVA).
* AscendedFanboy: Kaji.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: After the strings get fixed, the violin is still no longer magical, so Kahoko has to play fair and square (and actually train harder) from then on]].
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Pretty much a given. Hell, just look at the trope image.
* ClassicalMusic: Lots and lots of it. The performances in the game and anime are actually pretty good.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Almost all of the cast.
* {{Foil}}s: Among others: Hino and Tsukimori, Tsukimori and Tsuchiura, and Hihara and Yunoki.
* HeroesWantRedheads: All the boys towards Hino.
* HeroicBSOD: Happens to Kahoko [[spoiler:when she breaks her violin's strings]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Tsukimori, but he develops into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler:Yunoki when he reveals his dark side.]]
* {{Keet}}: Hihara and Kaji.
* LastNameBasis: Many characters refers to others by their last name.
* LoveConfession:
** Out of all the characters, [[spoiler:Tsuchiura]] is the first to directly confess to Hino in Chapter 71.
** [[spoiler:Tsukimori]] in Chapter 75.
* MeaningfulName: ''La Corda d'Oro'' means "the golden string" in Italian.
* ObliviousToLove: Hino, to the rest of the boys' crushes on her.
* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: Tsukimori and Hino in the manga.]]
* PinkySwear: Between Hino and Tsukimori when she asks him to attend the competition in Chapter 65.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Most recently in the manga, [[spoiler:Tsukimori kept it a secret of when he was leaving to study abroad from Hino because of how much she means to him. When Hino finds out the day he's leaving, she comes to the conclusion that she wasn't important enough to Tsukimori to be told of this. They get better.]]
* SchoolIdol: Azuma Yunoki
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: A funny incident involving Tsuchiura's ex. Involves both Tsukimori and Tsuchiura denying that Hino is their girlfriend.
* ShrinkingViolet: Fuyuumi.
* ThemeNaming: The main characters all have kanji in their last names that refer to the days of the week. Hino has the "sun" character from Sunday, Tsukimori has the "moon" character from Monday, Hihara "fire" from Tuesday, Shimizu "water" from Wednesday, Yunoki "tree" from Thursday, Kanaya "gold" from Friday, and Tsuchiura "earth" from Saturday. Of course, by the time they added Kaji and Etou to the cast, they had run out of days to work with...
* ThoseTwoGirls: Hino's two best friends.
* {{Tsundere}}: A bit with Tsukimori and [[spoiler:Yunoki]]. Also, Etou.
* UnwantedHarem: Do I really have to explain by now?
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Seriously, nobody's hair color is the same as any other (just take a look at the top image, for crying out loud! It's a rainbow of manliness!). Hair dye must be really cheap in this world.