YMMV / Golden Time

  • Base-Breaking Character: Banri's original personality. Either people feel bad for him, because of the bridge incident screwing him over; hoping that somewhere down the line, things will work out for him, or he's a pathetic loser that can't move on from the past, and blaming his current personality for all his problems.
  • Broken Base: The ending. A well-deserved happy ending, or a forced Reset Button?
  • Die for Our Ship: Kouko to Banri x Linda shippers who consider her whiny, clingy and somehow mentally unstable. Linda who's been portrayed as a Nice Girl who wants her beloved to be happy gets it to a much lesser degree.
    • Going the opposite way now that Linda has shown to have her own flaws along with Kouko getting Character Development.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Takaya Sato, aka "2D-Kun," who a lot have made comparisons to being Keima in another universe.
    • Plus, in the original light novel series, there's an entire volume of side stories centered on him.
  • Memetic Mutation: TADA BANRI.
  • Narm: The slap, which sends Kouko flying in episode 16 is so ridiculous you will laugh. And the fact that the whole scene is so over-dramatic (a rolling shoe and all) doesn't help much.
    • Some of Ghost Banri's melodramatic, meant-to-be-taken-seriously dialogue will either make you groan or laugh at the Wangst.
  • The Scrappy:
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Banri x Kouko vs. Banri x Linda.
  • Values Dissonance: Kouko's father slaps her hard enough to send her to the ground and her boyfriend and friends are just standing there, not even trying to defend her (or rushing to help her). So apparently it's an acceptable way to chastise one's offspring. The father is also never criticized for his action on-screen or shown regretting it, and several scenes later he's shown again playing a part in goofy comedic scenes, implying he's been a "good" parent all along and there's no need to portray him as abusive.
    • It is also shown later that he does truly care for Kouko.
  • Wangst: Banri's original personality seems to have been defined by it, in addition to being a crybaby.
  • The Woobie:
    • Banri most definitely counts as one.
    • Linda as well.