James Mapley of Capsule Computers writes:
"Take note everybody, THAT is how you make a comeback and make me shut my mouth. Like a phoenix from the ashes left after the flaming that I gave episode 1 last week, Golden Time soared well above my expectations and ended up leaving me rather excited for the next episode. Despite my criticism of the first episode for doing nothing other than introducing characters and failing to deliver on any other front, it has become apparent from episode 2 that it was a necessary evil. Now, with the foundations built we got to see the characters as I hoped we would see them before, with emotions and interpersonal relationships. But has it polished itself enough to stop me from calling it, “Copper Time,” again?"