Ranked #436

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
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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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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Tamagawa, Sakiko
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Greenfield, Matt
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Producer, Script, ADR Director
Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
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Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
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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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Nov 11, 2015
With all of the flashy colors and smooth animation commonplace in modern anime it's hard not to see why most classic anime have flown under the radar. However if you like classic anime Golden Boy will not disappoint you. Golden boy or Wandering Student is a simple story about a 25 year old with a high sex drive going around doing odd jobs. This anime is a 6 episode OVA series,so over the span of a long movie you can watch this funny,enjoyable, classic anime. What puts Golden Boy over the edge is the fact that the time when this thing was a time where read more
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Aug 21, 2015
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 is a great anime.

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 in different read more
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Nov 1, 2015
Golden Boy reminds me of the infamous shower scene of Hitchcock's Psycho; it has been often imitated but never duplicated. It's an anime that I believe set the standard long ago on how to put together an ecchi anime title capturing practically everything that goes on in the minds of horny men, and manages to be incredibly entertaining without being completely over the top offensive. Golden Boy follows the freeter Kintaro as he jumps from job to job; not at all because he's constantly fired, instead, he always feels it's time to move on and learn something new.

When looking back on this title; I read more
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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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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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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 
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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. 
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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. 
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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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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.  
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