YMMV / Golden Time

  • 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.