Golden Boy

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴールデンボーイ
English: Golden Boy
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 27, 1995 to Jun 28, 1996
Producers: KSS, Shueisha
Studios: APPP
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Gag HumorGag Humor, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.041 (scored by 221138221,138 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #571
Members: 406,264
Favorites: 6,108


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Kintarou Ooe is a specialist in part-time work, riding all over the highways and byways of Japan on his trusty steed, the Mikazuki 5, and finding employment wherever he can. His adventures bring him knowledge and experience that can't be taught in a classroom, from political corruption to the delicacy of a young woman's heart. With nothing but the open road before him—not to mention the many beautiful women along the way—Kintarou pursues his spirit of education while attempting to hold down his various odd jobs, however undignified they may be. As he learns from each task he takes on, who knows what could happen? He might even be able to save the world one day. One thing is for sure—this will all be very educational!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Kanai, Mika

Employee A

Inoue, Kikuko

Employee E

Kanai, Mika

Noriko's Father

Matsumura, Hikojiro

Animation Checker



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


Opening Theme

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"Opening" by Joyo Katayanagi

Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Oct 20, 2014
Mixed Feelings

Do you enjoy really lowbrow comedy? Do you laugh from idiotic shows like Family Guy and find yourself embarassed that you actually laughed. I do! That is why I actually enjoyed Golden Boy, even if it kind of bruises my ego to admit it. Golden Boy came out in 1995 and never aired on TV here in the US, but the VHS hit US shelves and it was fairly well recieved by the few US anime critics at the time. Golden Boy is better known in Europe, where it was aired on MTV for some reason. This is a silly series, but it is ...
Apr 9, 2019
This is one of those anime that you have to watch when you are young or growing up with to like it. Sure I find dirty humor likable, but its just a classic that presets all the other kinds of anime that have the same sorts of story line points as golden boy. I did like the freeter(フリーター furītā) idea since it isnt presented as often as I would have liked in some harem and other kinds of animes.

The art is okay for its time. The sound didnt match the picture for the subbed and the dubbed version although i guess it depends on ...

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