Ooe Kintarou is a Tokyo University Law School dropout. However, he had completed all the course work needed to graduate before leaving school. Since then, he has wandered through many jobs all over Japan as a student of life with little more than a journal, a pen, and his trusty mountain bike (the Mikazuki 5). On his journeys, he runs into various compromising situations with beautiful women, and he must use his unique talents as a jack-of-all-trades to survive, let alone have a chance to find his true calling in life. But he is far more skilled than he appears, and he is determined to succeed no matter what he does. He could be the man who will save Japan—no, the world... or maybe not. Packed with hilarious hi-jinks, lots of ecchi, ramen noodles, gracious kindness, and even some toilet hugging, Golden Boy is full of non-stop fun.
Back in the 90's after watching the anime "Golden Boy" I could never understand why they never made more episodes? After all it was one of the best animated, and unique stories I had ever seen.
Well fast forward 20yrs, and thanks to the scary power of the internet I was finally able to read the manga...And now I know.
After chapter 5, things get really lewd really fast!
Part of the charm of the first 5 chapters and the Anime. Is that Kintaro never quite gets the girl, or so to say he gets the girl but leaves before he gets to score.
Unfortunately after chapter
5 there's an abrupt change in writing style. Kintaro not only gets the girl, and multiple girls, but he's also sometimes the girl with scenes of cross dressing, and being a BDSM slave.
I can't help wonder if the writer after chapter 5 was pressured by his editor to add more smut? Or if he was in collage taking a psychology 101 class? Either way, you'll either love the change or dislike it.
So I'm a big fan of the OVA series that this Manga was based on and after watching it all over again one day when I was going through my favorite manga scan site this came up and I figured I'd give it a read and man was this something.
Before I get too into things I'd like to make note that every thing I look up on this seems to give the impression that after the first volume all this story does is devolve into porn and while yes there's a lot of sex and yes things get graphic beyond comprehension (Seriously if there was
an ecchi scale from 1 to 10 this would be a 14 this book both literally and metaphorically get's the fuck in there) I feel the need to inform you that the at times overwhelming amount of sex that happens in this story has a purpose it's just something I'll have to explain but like I've done before here's the TL;DR for those just scanning reviews:
This is an interesting look in the psychi of a free spirit as he explores a wide variety of topics from the worshiping of false idols, the meaning of life as he knows it, and the after effects of the people who's eyes he's opened to the wonderful mystery that is the world.
What we have here is the tale of a guy that wonders town to town doing odd jobs and getting into a series of perverted scenarios and while at the first volume is more a woman of the week affair similar to the 6 episode OVA at points just outright feeling like panels of the show it quickly devolves from that as it then turns into an overarching tale of large proportions.
Around the second volume is when we get a small glimpse into Kintaro's past and we start to learn that it's within his nature as a person to help others out and do what's best for them while still making sure to shove his dick into anyone that moves and of course making their lives better possibly because of that but this volume is where one of the first things this Manga's advantage over it's OVA counterpart really starts and that's it's overarching plot of characters with the introduction of Masamue Kongoji who for lack of a better way to word it is a metaphorical god that is the embodiment of the theme of manipulation through false hope and the desire for sheer comfort that we all have and that Kintaro is the polar opposite of and this arch continues on and off through the rest of the series only concluding at the very end which without spoiling too much leaves you at a loss for words.
There's an overarching theme of the same story getting told just taking longer and longer to get there throughout the 10 volumes and in between the most graphic of sex scenes you get a lot of moments where characters are giving really long monologues about a multitude of really series topics like the corrupt nature of government, how people are numbed to the harsh realities of their very futile existence of life through false idol worship, the fucked up nature of the educational system and how it doesn't actually teach but rather force us to follow someone else order and to put our own free thought on the back burner, and it even covers just how sex is both a true means of expression and a really easy way to manipulate an individual.
This manga is surprisingly deep and there's quite a bit of quality sections here and there with the biggest sting against this being the arch involving golden showers.
Kintaro as a character is a fascinating case study and when he was the focus this story was just the absolute best but I'd hate to say I can't really rate the story too high just because of the, "Golden Water," arch around Vol. 5 and a lot of the parts involving Naoko Katsuda who was already my least favorite character in the anime.
It's 90's manga and with that you have really solid environments, characters that are a lot closer to reality in terms of overall looks, the expression work on the characters faces are pretty funny, and the ladies....they aight you get more than enough *Cough* STUDYING material if you uh know what I'm saying.
I happen to like old anime visuals but if you don't knock my score down about half.
Best noble pervert ever, his first true love we meet near the end of the book is excellent, and everyone else does their job well with only a couple of people I wish would be thrown down a well.
Yes there was a good amount of awful people but the good one's make this story worth it.
I'm a be blunt this story dragged to high hell at a lot of points but when it hit ya it fucking hit ya and for me this was a just one more chapter kind of read where I found myself up late really wanting to go further and just keep reading and it's ending while a bit what the fuck felt just right for one of the most surprisingly deep things I've read in a while this story is a roller coaster of crazy that I can only really recommend to folks just wacky enough to read it but for everyone else I'd say be weary.
This story isn't just porn it gets the fuck in there trust me but it's actually a real story.
So,did you watch the OVA's and want to keep on reading the manga? Well,you probably won't regret it! :) Oe Kintaro is as cool as ever,even here!
First I'd like to say that I only read the first 65 chapters,because I couldn't find any more in the time of writing this review.
Oe Kintaro - The Super Awesome Part-Timer! :)
There are 2 Golden Boy series : Lesson and Study series.The Lesson series have only 9 or 10 chapters (each one around 30 pages),and they are partially adapted to the OVA (one Lesson chapter = one episode).
Later on,in the Study series,there are more chapters (with an 18
page average length and their stories mostly last around 10-15 chapters).
Let's talk about Lesson series first :
Story - 10 - It's just magnificent!Oe is really funny,and hilariously perverted (not in a bad way of course).You will find him falling in love with,and helping many women to get back on the good track of life.
Art - 10 - Well,honestly here,it's just great.It's a old manga,but the character images are the same in every chapter/page,that you'll never find it troubling to recognize a character.The background are also well made,and there are some boobs. :)
Character - 10 - In the beginning you might think of him as a dumb pervert,but you are wrong.The way his character comically progresses trough the lessons,where you can see what he really is like,and what he values the most are the really important things in life.He will make some mistakes,but he will redeem ten times more.With the jobs he gets,he progresses in each way.
Enjoyment - 10 - The Lessons are really fun,specially not being really connected (just a few times the other chapters are mentioned),and you just can't stop reading.His reactions,the reactions of the environment,it's just overwhelming.
As the lessons progress you'll enjoy even more! :)
Overall - 10 - Simply awesome! :)
Now,let's talk about the Study part!
Story - 8 - Although it's still Oe,we'll find some loss of ideas here.He still does things the way he used to,it's just that there are some really unpleasant and freaky moments,and you'll find some of the characters really evil.A few times I found myself looking away because there were some things going on that I didn't want to see/read about.A big minus is also that Oe appears less here,as the new background characters get more pages/chapters for themselves.Still,it's the Golden Boy (although a Golden Girl will appear later,she ain't golden at all.)
Eight might be a bit high of a grade,but it deserves no more or no less than that - still you'll judge for yourself (sometimes you get really annoyed,but mostly you'll just want to keep reading).
Art - 10 - The art here is pretty much the same like in the Lessons,but,you can find a LOT more of boobs,penises and vaginas (censored in a weird way).That's all about art.
Character - 9 - It is still Oe,but,you'll find that his perverted manners have gone out of control here.Even though he's still Golden at the end of each story (around 10 chapters),in between he'll do some really weird things,some of which I approve,and some of which I don't. (SPOILER - He'll even pretend to be a 17 year old girl).He keeps writing things in his notebook,but,he feels a bit different (a bit off.)
Enjoyment - 8 - as mentioned before he'll do some really weird things,and some really perverted characters will appear,and literally do everything their dirty minds can think of.So,it really feels sad/disgusting at some points/chapters/pages.And the extra sex thing - there's really a lot of it in the Study series.
Overall - 9 - 'Nuff said in the previous sections.
Overall for both series :
Story - 9 -
Art - 10 -
Character - 10 -
Enjoyment - 9 -
Overall - 10 -
Because of the great story of the Lessons,I can forgive the LQ story of the Study series.The art is kinda the same.Kintaro has questionable qualities in the Study series,but I forgive him,for in the end (every end,of each chapter,both Lesson and Study) is GOLDEN. :D The enjoyment is a bit spoiled buy the Study series,but it still offers some fresh material and a lot of fun material (though not as much in the Lesson series).
Sorry if it seems illogical while reading,I was kinda tired,and I tried being objective and not revealing too much.
I only wrote this since there were no reviews.
Hope you read it all. If you did - rate it Helpful? ^_^
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