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!
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&rsquo;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&rsquo;t know why, and I can&rsquo;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&rsquo;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.
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!
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.
"Kintaro Ooe - age 25. He withdrew from Tokyo University law school, but only after he'd completed all the requirements for graduation. Ever since, he's traveled the highways and byways of Japan, trying out new jobs and positions and learning about life to the fullest. Striving ahead on his bicycle, the Mikazuki-5, he continues forward, seeking his destiny. And who knows? perhaps he's destined to save the Japanese animation industry, or even the world! Or maybe not."
Well, that was educational.
Kintaro Ooe- Goofy, clumsy, idiot, complete moron, incorrigible pervert, and endlessly entertaining protagonist. You know, Kintaro sounds a lot like きんたま, or kintama- which means
BALLS! And boy, does the Golden Boy ever have a pair of big brass balls. (He also eats the booty like groceries) This is a story about a man that pulls hoes wherever he goes, leaves a trail of wet panties behind, and only calls back once- when he needs the help of the whole harem!
He is... the Golden Boy!
Prepare your lungs, because the laffs coming are going to destroy them like 40 years of cigarette smoking in deep space.
See, what makes Golden Boy so great is the blend of juvenile, irreverent sexual comedy that totally appeals to your inner middle schooler self, combined with this lovable goon of a main character that you just can't help but guffaw at. Kintaro is such a klutz and moron that there's no possible way he can screw anything else up harder than he does- ruining software development, animation, food, you name it, but the idiot savant has another facet to him- he's genuinely interested in helping the ladies that he's smitten with at first sight. His awkward, goofy, spoony self is always getting him into trouble with whatever part time job he manages to ingratiate himself into before screwing everything up... but, like the moments of brilliance that Patrick Starr occasionally shows that cover up his asininity, Kintaro always manages to save the day, fix everything up, and swerve on them hoes!
The episodic setup of Golden Boy is perfect for the comedy that they're selling, and it's even self aware at times- which takes it to the next level. The basic idea is that Kintaro gets a new part time job in a different city, runs into a hot chick, and does his best to impress her, while being an enormously clumsy idiot that eventually lands him fired or on the run... but he always saves the day and fixes everything, because, after all... he's the Golden Boy.
That's right- despite his intense perversion and fetishes (every episode, you just know that toilet worship is right around the corner, and it gets funnier every time), he's a selfless and helpful person at heart- and never takes advantage of the women who throw themselves at him through some circumstance- whether he's on the run, dippin out, or just not there- he ends up building a true harem, and all the ladies are after that D. This all leads up to the ending, where they really pull the rug out from under the viewer with how you expect Kintaro to go after the girl-of-the-episode, but it turns out entirely differently, and with hilarious results.
As a friend of mine here said, "Golden Boy predicted the fetishes of the 21st century with total accuracy tho". And he's right. At times, Golden Boy almost reaches into the hentai realm, but quickly falls off a cliff, and into the next dimension with some ludicrous scenarios that are so off the wall batshit crazy that you can't help but fall out of your chair gasping for air.
The people behind the show, studio APPP and Tatsuya Egawa (who even fictionalizes himself in the anime (trademark of his) in a ridiculous caricature of himself) are also a bit of an interesting history tidbit. APPP made only a very small handful of anime (were mostly auxiliary producers for other shows), including the old school Jojo OVAs, Roujin Z, and Now and Then, Here and There, but they did have one real, honest to goodness hit, and it has stood the test of time well (hey, something to be said for going out on top). Tatsuya Egawa, the writer and illustrator of the Golden Boy manga, was also a college math professor before he turned to manga, and later, even directed several porno films. Safe to say the man has had an interesting career.
Art-wise, Golden Boy looks solid for a mid-90s anime, but what really sets it apart is another trademark of Tatsuya Egawa- FREAKING INSANE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS! Anyone who's seen the show knows exactly what I mean- hyper detailed, grotesque, wacky, goofy, and zany are the myriad of faces- which only add to the hilarity. Perhaps Steven Hillenburg took a few cues from Egawa, because Spongebob makes EXCELLENT use of the grotesque/weird stillframe shots of extremely detailed closeups of the characters.
Sexual comedies and toilet humor might not be the average viewer's fetish in their anime, so what would make anyone want to watch this show, anyway? It's old. It doesn't look like Akira or anything, and there are only 6 episodes, so what gives?
The English dub. That's what. ADV had a number of impeccable dubs in their time, like Kanon 2006, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Grave of the Fireflies, but Golden Boy stands proudly among them as one of the best they ever did.
The star of the show though, Doug Smith, who regrettably only ever did 3 other anime roles, absolutely slays at making Kintaro the most awkward, goofy, and raucous protagonist ever. He somehow brings out new levels of craziness and gonzo and the bizarre voice really gives the character life, and takes the breath out of your lungs in the form of near constant laughter... AND HE'S ALWAYS SHOUTING!
DAMN GOLDEN BOY IS A LOUD ANIME, BETWEEN ALL THE MOANING AND SCREAMING AND EVERYTHING, BUT HOLY COW, IS IT EVER GREAT! This is truly an anime classic- and is probably the absolute best example of a pure, non-disgusting wish fulfillment ecchi with actual humor that's ever been made. I've been singing the praises of Golden Boy for about 911 words now, but lord help, I haven't laughed at an anime this hard in years. I don't think there was much better of a series for me to come back to after having not watched anything in months- and I can't recommend it enough.
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Some characters are funny because of all the crazy antics they get up to. But others just have the right kind of physiognomy, which make them prone to pulling off some funny anime faces - intentionally or unintentionally.