Salaryman Kintarou

Alternative Titles

Japanese: サラリーマン金太郎


Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 18, 2001 to Mar 18, 2001
Premiered: Winter 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: JCF
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Seinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.581 (scored by 1,865 users)
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Ranked: #14222
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Popularity: #4819
Members: 5,387
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The story follows Kintaro, former leader of a widely feared and respected biker gang, who decides that its time to "straighten out" and become a "salaryman" since his wife died and he has to take care of his young son.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tani, Atsuki
Mizuki, Kinue
Ukai, Rumiko
Mizuki, Kazuki
Yamaguchi, Takayuki
Hirano, Toshitaka
Chou, Katsumi


Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director
Tomita, Sukehiro

Opening Theme

"Jikuu ~Toki no Sora~" by Yumi Matsuzawa

Ending Theme

"Heaven ~Boku no Naka no Tengoku~" by Norishige Takahashi

More reviewsReviews

Jun 20, 2012
kentick (All reviews)
Firstly, this anime is not for everybody, this is a Seinen,and a real one, this is not only about Blood and more blood, like everybody thinks a Seinen must have. This is the story of a simple man, an amazing man fighting for survive and for a better life to his family. It sounds kind of heroic, but it's exactly like that.

If you have watched GTO, and you've liked it, you'll love this one. I'll analyze some parts:


The story is amazing, you'll like every single part of it, because you have a lot of stories in it. You only can watch the businessman story, the read more
Dec 5, 2007
acceleratum (All reviews)
Salaryman Kintaro tells the story of a former bike gang leader entering society as a businessman, starting from bellow his charismatic personality quickly creates bonds of respect and admiration with co-workers and important figures in the bureaucratic world. Honest, straightforward and always true to his nature he dashes through his career raising fast and steady.
His personality clashes with several individuals and the few who don't sympathize with his nature in a corrupt bureaucratic world create many obstacles he needs to face.
The story is about morals and how a single man can raise through hard work in a field hes inexperienced, features some comic read more
Jul 26, 2014
0Seru0 (All reviews)
This is a hidden Seinen gem.
It's one of those series that stuns you with an incredible balance between drama and ambitions, and it feels deeply rooted and natural, just what you want from a Senien show.
Kintaro is as good as a main character could get. It's incredible to watch how his aura and ideals affect all other characters around him, and how that affects his life and career in Yamato construction in the most unpredictable ways.
The plot is unfortunately only 20 episodes long, but it's very well written and all episodes are connected nicely. You're gonna love all the original characters Kintaro meets along his read more
Jan 17, 2015
_North (All reviews)
As boring as Kintarou's pencil shaving job.

Though similar to GTO, it doesn't carry the same charm nor impact.

A cookie cutter story and low budget animation, even for its time, ruin any saving grace the characters might have. Though they weren't anything special, some of them managed to grab my interest. Kintarou himself at first seems like a decent character, but that gives way soon to a generic struggle against his superiors as he uses a combination of his "street logic" and proper business skills he acquires out of the blue to impress everyone.

While the show does contain elements not normally seen in a show, it's read more


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