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.
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? ^_^
Golden Boy is a hilarious ecchi comedy about the young man Kintaro who constantly runs from one job to another and gets involved in various perverted situations. Here are 15 funny quotes from this anime that will leave you laughing nonstop!