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Golden Boy: The Complete Series

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Kintaro Oe was at the top of his class at the Tokyo University Law School, one of the most prestigious in the entire world. Mastering the entire curriculum easily, he vanishes just before graduation. Now he bikes across Japan on a quest to learn what's most important in life: The lessons that can't be studied in a classroom. First stop is an upstart software company, where the sleekly dressed Lady President has curves that defy computation. Then he tutors a poor little rich girl who's looking for a little experience. Very educational! But nothing can compare to Kintaro's racing challenge against a motorcycle queen who literally loves her bike. She would make anyone want to stay up all night studying! Bouncing beauties keep tumbling across the pages of Kintaro's notebook. However, they'll be the ones learning their lesson in the end. See? Studying can by fun!

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Product Details

  • Actors: Mitsuo Iwata, Doug Smith
  • Directors: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: ADV
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TZJC8M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,670 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dino on March 28, 2009
Golden Boy is about a boy who searches for the meaning of life and everything life can teach. The story line was well written and the story itself was hilarious. I bought this for only 12 dollars and i think it was the best 12 dollars i have ever spent on an anime. Kintaro is just a lovable, hilarious guy who makes you keep watching. I've already watched the series twice, but there are only six episodes. Speaking of this, the negatives about the series came in the fact that it was too short and the viewer i guess could predict the end of each episode fairly well. However, i loved the series. I watched it with my girlfriend and she's not into this kinda stuff (anime, and especially anime with sex comedy), but she actually loved it as well. I just wish there were more episodes. So if you love a good laugh, i would buy this series, especially since it's so cheap. :]
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By BL on December 20, 2007
golden boy is a short 6 episode anime series that has a good sense of teen humor, for american audiences, its close to say its the animated version of American Pie. I always have a good laugh watching this once a while, and if you are in the animation business, you should definitely check it out, the last episode pretty much connects to what real life studio job would be like. the style of anime, is various when it comes to exaggerated expressions, not always your typical sterotypes anime faces. to sum it up, this anime is just really fun for shorts and if you have imagination and a sense of humor, (and reached puberty), check it out.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Del Keyes on August 18, 2009
Kintaro Oe is a man that thrives on learning. He was a college student who excelled in all his classes, but left the university before he graduated. Alone, he decided to travel on a road to self-discovery, but instead of hitchhiking his way to Alaska where he'll live on a bus and dies of food poisoning, Kintaro rides his bike from town to town in a quest to work on random jobs for knowledge. Whether it's being a swimming coach, a computer technician, a babysitter, or a ramen cook, Kintaro won't be interfered from getting the experience he wants. Well, except for hot women and toilets.

Episode one has Kintaro working as a janitor in a computer industry while hitting on bodacious babes. Episode dos has Kintaro supporting a corrupt mayor candidate while hitting on his bodacious daughter. The third episode has Kintaro making ramen while protecting a not-so-bodacious ramen cook's girl from a sleazeball who's trying to take over the ramen cook business. Episode of 4 has Kentaro teaching kids how to dog paddle in a community pool while hitting on a bodaciously-tanned professional swimmer. The raunchy episode no.5 has Kentaro doing butler work in a traditional Japanese home while hitting on a bodacious babe with a "peculiar" motorcycle fetish. In the most bodacious of final episodes, and also the only one with actual ties to the past episodes, the finale has Kentaro working on a bodacious animated studio in trouble of gettin' a bodacious project to finish, so he called the bodacious gals from before to help him and a bodacious animator to get things done in a big bodacious climax.

Ecchi, or racy anime, can be a cheap and un-bodacious array of panty shots, cleavage screen hogs, and scenes of convenient tripping into a girl's locker room..."Golden Boy" is the same.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Duane Thomas on February 8, 2011
Golden Boy is a 6-episode OVA*, based on the manga of the same name, that tells the story of a young man named Kintaro Oe. The day before Kintaro was supposed to graduate from law school with honors, he walked away from it all to become instead a "freeter" i.e. free spirit or wandering worker, pedaling from town to town, job to job, on his bike. In Japanese culture this sort of behavior is a very big deal indeed, and marks our hero as a real free thinker....actually a bit of an oddball. But Kintaro figures there is a lot more to study, a lot more to learn in life, than he could ever possibly learn trapped in an office or a courtroom. And since, for him, knowledge, self-improvement is the single most important thing, he's willing to turn his back on the money and social prestige that could easily have been his as a lawyer, and instead live this sort of hand-to-mouth, itinerant, low-paid worker life that is INFINITELY more interesting.

This series is FUNNY. In every episode Kintaro meets a different, incredibly hot woman, and always, in an attempt to win her affections, he must master a particular, challenging skill. He always does, and always wins her affections - and lust - but at the very end something always happens to prevent the consummation, the payoff, for all his hard work. My favorite Golden Boy episode is "B@!!$ to the Wall" in which Kintaro, to win the favors of a woman with an, ahem! unnatural affection for her motorcycle, challenges her to a race, her on her Bimoto, him on his....bicycle.

Speaking of unnatural affections, Kintaro has an absolute fetish for toilets, especially those that have just been sat on by beautiful women, that is absolutely hilarious to watch.

Not your typical TV show, or even your typical anime, fer sher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deviantidol on October 26, 2009
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I remember being introduced to Golden Boy when it first came out on VHS, from a friend of mine. Each episode was completely insane, hilarious at the same time. The only thing I didn't like about it, was the fact it only had 6 episodes! And when I bought my first copy or I should say "copies" since they only had 3 episodes per tape, it only came in a dubbed version. Personally, I love to watch the subbed versions of any anime title that I watch, but Golden Boy was one of just a few exceptions that I could tolerate watching dubbed. Now, to my great surprise and pleasure I am glad to finally add the complete 6 episode series that they put onto 2 DVD's, but all in one DVD case.

So if anyone out there reading this, and would like to laugh your ass off with the completely over the top and sometimes disturbing scenes from each episode, then this should absolutely be in your collection.
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