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.
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 people try underestimate him during the series, they can only to be proved how great and determined Kintaro can be, aside of his naughty little toilet fetish. Each episode he gets a new job, finding himself in the difficult situations, and always managing to have a gorgeous woman involved in the story.
Golden Boy is an anime with really no plot what so ever, but for some reason, it just made me love it even more. The whole time it just focuses on Kintaro going from temporary job to temporary job always finding these beautiful women, with different stories to each episode. I laughed so hard on this anime, I cried. The animation was good for the most part; it would go from extreme detail to kindergarten drawing, which just made it even more ridiculously funny. The one and only main character, being Kintaro, had great development; he was very expressive, emotional, determinative, crazily kind person with high value. You just couldn’t help but love him, even with his toilet fetish and perverted ways.
I loved the different aspects they show during the series about life and people always in the funniest of ways. The music was good, I loved the opening theme. I also loved how they show him traveling on his bicycle in the opening, I don’t know why, and I can’t really tell you why, but I just loved it. The English dub version was pretty good, so I would say you could watch it subbed or dubbed. I think in the English dub, his voice talent expressed him better, and just matched his personality better.
The sense of humor is very sexual and perverted, which can be offensive to the people who don’t find that sense of humor appropriate. I personally find implication of this type of comical humor hilarious.
I think if you have a perverted sense of humor, you will really love this anime. It has brief nudity, not really that it has a lot of sex, or nudity, but the strong sexual humor taints this anime!!! Golden Boy is for the mature audience, eighteen and older. Even though this is a mature anime, it will bring tears to your eyes it is so comical. I would say, if you like Golden Boy, I would also recommend you to take the time and watch GTO, Great Teacher Onizuka, which is some what on the same level of humor, and reminded me a lot of each other. read more
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 do and like most guys that live, he\'s clueless, but some how everything works out for him in the end no matter what he does which is what all guys really would like to screw up fix it and make your self look good, while all the girls fall madly in love with him! The old time theroy of Japenes is much better than English is almost always correct accept for this anime me having seen both japenese and english have to say the english is way better and even funnier, they were able to capture Kintaro\'s personality so much better in Englsh than in Japenese so I suggest watching thsi in English you won\'t be disapointed I promise! I only wished they made more anime series like this. The one thing that really peterbed me beyond madness was the fact that they only have 6 episodes and trust me you want more, this series leaves at a wanting state. Overall I would suggest this series to anyone even girls who can deal with some perverted moments!read more
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 in different work places and be good at it, he will stumble with sexy women across this jobs and they will fall in love with him after they see how of a great guy he is in every aspect despite being a pervert and he doesn't stay to see if he was good at the jobs because he always leaves before everyone sees he is a genious and leaves the girls falling for him (that lucky bastard, romancing with the toilets but not with the girls) and that's how it ends, every girl working together looking for him and i felt it was quick, needed more episodes, overall was great to see his story.
[b][u]Art & Sound[/u][/b]
Well it has an old school drawing but despite that it was very good for that time. The music was fitting the comedy parts and the VA was very good.
Every character was outstanding, in the first ep. Kintaro gives you the impression that he's a full pervert, selfish and dumb and you think that he will mess up everything, but at the end of that ep. seeing what he did, i was impressed and almost made me cry of proud for him, he's an amazing character despite his ''love'' for the toilets and i consider him a favorite character, all the girls were great but the ones that i wanted to see always were The President of the company (she doesn't have a name) and Reiko (Why did he have to forget his reward, Reiko? why?) well the mix of everyone was outstanding.
Do i have to tell you this? this is really funny, the ecchi in ep. 1 and 5 are the best, you will really like Kintaro and his adventure through the school of life and you will be wanting more episodes, because only 6 eps. are not enough after watching it all. It was an outstanding enjoyment overall.read more
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 Japanese.
Golden Boy is an episodic show with only one constant and that is our main man Kintaro Oe. Apart from the last episode, you’ll never see any other character twice in the show. The show follows a simple formula. Kintaro finds a job at a new place. He tries his best to learn the ins and outs of the work. He gets into a bit of trouble. He ends up doing something that impresses the woman who had resented him for whatever he had done previously. Said woman falls in love with him, but by that time, it’s too late. He’s usually off to find his next job.
I suppose the main draw of this show is the rather perverted sense of humour. There is a bit of nudity and sexual things happening in the show. How Golden Boy distinguishes itself from others of its ilk is that Kintaro is generally quite innocent. Yes, he’s perverted, but he never does anything to harm any of the women he’s attracted to and he genuinely wants to help them. This gets him into all sorts of trouble and I have to bring up Doug Smith again for providing a hilarious dub. The stuff he says is all sorts of ridiculous, but it’s the exaggerated delivery which brings the hilarity to a whole new level.
The animation in Golden Boy is really damn good to be perfectly frank. There is a lot of fluid movement that looks pretty natural. It also has that charming 90s look with some of the character’s faces. Though speaking of faces, the women in this show are actually really attractive. A lot of the time in other shows, to know if a particular female is attractive or not, we’re told by other characters. I guess the same happens here, but you can tell off the bat because they really are. Generally speaking, the art is just solid all around. Environments and all aren't too important in this show, but they're certainly competent. In terms of soundtrack, I don’t think anything in particular stands out, but it’s not like we really need anything to in a comedy series.
What really works in Golden Boy’s favour is that it is relatable, at least as a guy. Of course we’re not all going to sniff toilets that a hot girl has sat on, but as guys, it’s not always easy dealing with attractive girls. It’s not only that, but sometimes, the best of intentions might get you into some real trouble. Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to attract girls in the way that Kintaro does, but I suppose Kintaro is kinda meant to be one of those characters that we aspire to be. He’s realistic enough, but he has just that little bit more oomph that makes his abilities just out of our reach. In this sense, he’s kinda like GTO’s Onizuka. His solutions aren’t always things we can do in real life, but damn is it entertaining to see ridiculous solutions put into practice in a realistic world.
As a whole, Golden Boy is a solid product. At only 6 episodes, it’s not even going to waste much of your time even if you don’t like it. But for everyone else, especially guys out there, it’s a good way to spend an afternoon. Just make sure your parents aren’t watching your computer screen or can hear your speakers while you’re watching this show and you’ll be good!read more
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