Released in 1995. Produced by KSS, Shueisha, and APPP. Animation by Studio Wombat, Production I.G, and a bunch of other studios who worked on specific episodes.
Series Plot Summary
Kintarou Oe doesn't look like it, but he is a genius who completed all his university courses and then quit before graduating. He becomes a wandering student, going from place to place on his bicycle, seeking to learn what he can about life, the world, and women. He is willing and able to do any job he has to prove himself. His travels take him to a variety of locations and a variety of women, each who learns to love the hardworking guy, but not before he can run off.
My Thoughts on the Series
This is one of the funniest anime series I've ever seen! It's so crazy. Kintarou's a dirty pervert obsessed with women. Each episode has him with a different job and a new woman to obsess over. As dirty as the show is, each story has a nice ending. Kintarou ends up making a big difference in the lives of the women he admired. I highly recommend it!
Also, I want to point out that this series is not hentai (no sex). While there is some nudity, this series is primarily comedy.
Kintarou works as a custodian in a software development company.
Kintarou works as an assistant for a crooked politician.
Kintarou works as a junior cook at a small ramen restaurant.
Kintarou works as a child swim instructor at a public pool.
Kintarou works as the help in a wealthy estate.
Kintarou works as a production administrator in training for an animation studio.
Buy From Amazon
You can buy this series from Amazon. It goes for around $30-60 (US).
Golden Boy can be watched or downloaded from Archive.org (Internet Archive), or downloaded via torrents from Nyaa. These sites are the best, safest, and most dependable resources to get anime for free.
- To cast the videos to your TV using AirPlay or Chromecast, press the button. This button becomes available when you start playing the video.
- The playable video is English dubbed. If you want the subtitled version, click “SHOW ALL” to find the “MKV” video file for download - as shown here. Then, with VLC Media Player you can select the Japanese language and English subtitles.
- Archive.org tends to be slow. Downloading Golden Boy from Nyaa is better. Additionally, Nyaa most likley offers a higher quality video, or even a Blu-ray quality video.
- If you don't know what torrents are, YouTube has tutorials. Be mindful that torrent downloads aren't instant. Depending on your Internet speed and number of seeds, it could take up to 24 hours for an anime to download.
- If you need a torrent client, these are the best (they're all free).
- The majority of video downloads from Nyaa are in “MKV” format, and less commonly in “AVI”. If you need a good video player to play these formats, VLC Media Player is the best (and it's free). It's available on every OS, including iOS and Android.
Is the MKV too big?
If you download a large Blu-ray quality MKV from Nyaa, it is possible that your computer or phone/tablet isn't fast enough to play it at full speed. In this case, you can use HandBrake. It's a free video converter; use it to shrink down the video. If you need help using HandBrake, YouTube has tutorials. Another option is to use Plex (mentioned below) because it automatically downsamples large videos when it streams them to your TV.
Playing on your TV
The easiest way to play MKV and AVI videos on your TV is with Plex. It streams movies from your computer to your TV through your Wi-Fi. It's a free app. Install it on your Windows or Mac, then install it on your set-top box (Apple TV, Roku, Fire sticks, etc.). Just note that Plex will only detect these movies in an Other Videos library because the “Movies” library doesn't detect rare/obscure anime classics. If you need help, YouTube has tutorials.
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