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Review: Golden Time, Episode 18: My Hometown


First, let me apologize for the past several days of no updates. I was at Katsucon, and was basically preoccupied with that. With that being said…

This episode starts off with what may be one of the funniest scenes in the whole series. Koko’s weirdness seems to have finally caught up with her, and we’re treated to several scenes that are definitely laugher-inducing. On the other side of things (or rather, for the majority of the episode) we have Banri and Linda at their high school reunion. Even this is light-hearted, as Banri listens to stories about his past (hopeless) self. The dodge ball game prior to this is amusing in its own right, as well.

Another thing that caught my attention in this one was the use of facial expressions that we don’t typically see in Golden Time. Specifically, Koko’s facial expression when she was caught doing the “exorcist” and her expression when she is crying about wanting Banri to return. This isn’t really a positive or negative thing, just more of an observation.

Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a drama if they didn’t set something up before the end, although where they’ll go from this point will be interesting. Honestly, I don’t have any complaints with this one. It was amusing, I enjoyed it, and I’m now wondering where they’ll go from here.

A Christian Perspective:

This time around we have a few instances of coarse language, a few violent scenes, and some blood (which turns out to be fake). Honestly, there’s not much to say about this. If you prefer to stay away from shows with cursing, then you’ve probably dropped Golden Time by now. While it hasn’t been terrible with foul language, it has had its instances. As for the violence, most of it is done for more of a comedic effect, though if comedic violence isn’t your thing either, then you’ve been warned. Generally, though, I don’t think there’s a whole lot to be concerned with here.

Content Guide:

Language: 1 “b**ch”, 2 “h*ll”

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: None

Violence: A character tackles another character, then puts her in a headlock and chokes her; a character is hit in the face with a purse; a dodgeball game is played

Blood/Gore: A man is shown with a knife sticking out of his bandaged stomach, and there is blood on the bandages (and his pants at one point)