Ranked #438

Golden Boy

Alternative Titles

English: Golden Boy
Japanese: ゴールデンボーイ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 27, 1995 to Jun 28, 1996
Producers: KSS
Studios: APPP
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.071 (scored by 59,629 users)
Ranked: #4382
Popularity: #440
Members: 93,582
Favorites: 1,457
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Kintarou Oe doesn't look like it, but he is a genius who completed all his university courses and then quit before graduating. He becomes a wandering student, going from place to place on his bicycle, seeking to learn what he can about life, the world, and women. He is willing and able to do any job he has to prove himself. His travels take him to a variety of locations and a variety of women, each who learns to love the hardworking guy, but not before he can run off.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ooe, Kintarou
Ooe, Kintarou
Iwata, Mitsuo
Iwata, Mitsuo
Terayama, Reiko
Terayama, Reiko
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Tamagawa, Sakiko
Madame President
Madame President
Tsuru, Hiromi
Tsuru, Hiromi
Kanai, Mika
Kanai, Mika


Greenfield, Matt
Greenfield, Matt
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Iso, Mitsuo
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(1/6)

Episode Title Aired
1 Computer Studies
Computer de Obenkyou (コンピューターでお勉強)
Oct 27, 1995

Opening Theme

"Opening" by Joyo Katayanagi

Ending Theme

"Study A Go! Go!" by Golden Girls, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Saito Kanji, and Tadamisu Hiro.

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Jul 6, 2007
Golden Boy is about a twenty five year old guy, named Kintaro, who had completed all credits for college but dropped out right before graduation. He has decided to study all he can learn about life. He now specializes himself in day-dreaming, temporary part time jobs dealing with different areas of interest, and lets not forget, beautiful girls. Kintaro travels on his trusty pink bicycle, keeping notes about what he learns about life in his notebook, and living his life in the happiest of ways. Kintaro is a very caring guy, always trying to help out and learn new things from different people. Even though read more
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Jul 13, 2007
Golden Boy anime review by realanimefan.

First of all, you have to be a little open minded if you want to fully enjoy this story. Second be prepared for some perverted moments. Third, if you\'ve overcome the first two get ready to laugh your butt OFF!!!!

Guys might enjoy this series a lot more than women would, and i being a guy of course enjoyed, no loved this anime series. I found it hilarous and entertaining. The main character Kintaro Oe is one of my favorite anime guys of all time, he seems to be able to say or do the things that all guys think or read more
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Aug 21, 2015
[b]Golden Boy[/b]
Golden Boy is a great classic and i thought that i wouldn't like it for some reason, i didn't have high expectation for this to be a masterpiece but it isn't because is too short and at least should be like Kyo Kara Ore Wa with 10 eps. of 40 min. each, but because i really was hooked to this and never got bored i think it's a great anime overall.

I think there's no story more than, Kintaro Oe left University before he graduated with all merits and being the best student, but he decided to study in the school of life, by working read more
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Dec 23, 2014
Golden Boy is one of those OVA series that, if you were watching anime in the 90s, you’d probably fondly remember. And for the most part, it holds up very well. This review will be talking about the English dub, so if you’re not a dub watcher, go check out another review. I should mention off the bat however that the English dub is actually really good. Doug Smith is hilarious as Kintaro in a way I can’t describe. I’d urge you to give the dub a go just to see if you’d like it, and if you don’t, go ahead and watch the original read more
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GTO and Golden Boy are extremely similar in style and humor - both feature honest and hardworking leads who will go to great lengths to make a difference in another person's life. And both are prone to trouble, especially when women are involved. The two shows have their differences though - they're similar enough that I'm absolutely sure anyone who enjoys one should watch the other, but not so similar that either feels like a ripoff.  
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Anime: Junk Boy
So far, in the all the time spent dementing myself with Japanese cartoons and comics, Junk Boy is the ONLY title similar to Golden Boy I've come across.

The basic gist of Junk Boy is this: an average, horny guy finds himself in a line of work that allows him to interact with/seduce babes. With his ability to get a boner at any time/lift tables with his boner, no woman can resist his idiotic, surprisingly seductive ways for long - not even an idol he once masturbated over being safe from his clutches.

Just like Golden Boy, it's sure to piss off those  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Colorful
Golden Boy can be considered as Colorful with a plot and much more variety in humor. Sure, it's still ecchi but there's also a lot more to it than just that. 
reportRecommended by FireReaverX
Anime: Green Green
Both animes are filled with perversion of the same level, and filled with Ecchiness, so if you like Ecchi anime, you'll definitely like Golden Boy. Golden Boy is indeed an much older anime, but it's a classic. 
reportRecommended by xbandaidx
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The main character in Dragon Knight is voiced by Doug Smith (the English voice actor for Kintaro Oe from Golden Boy). Both of them are very perverted and goofy.  
reportRecommended by MurdocJones
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Attractive, reliable, good boys, Kintarou and Saeba use to be misestimated by girls, just because guys look like rakes. But time after time main characters appear in all themselves glory.
One episode – one mission – one girl. 
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