The BEST episodes of Golden Boy
Every episode of Golden Boy ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Golden Boy!
Kintarou Oe doesn't look like it, but he's 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 study what he can about life, the world, and women. He is willing and able to do any job he can 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.
#1 - Computer Studies
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/27/1995
Kintaro obtains a janitorial job at an all-woman software firm led by the Ferrari-driving, skimpily-clad Madame President (voiced by Hiromi Tsuru and Tiffany Grant). An electrical accident jeopardizes the firm's future, allowing Kintaro to put his newly acquired programming skills to the test.
#2 - Unstoppable Youth
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/24/1996
Kintaro becomes a servant in a traditional-style mansion of a wealthy family, but is quickly dismissed. He then challenges the daughter Reiko Tarayama (voiced by Sakiko Tamagawa and Laura Chapman), who abhors men and has a fetish for her motorcycle, to a race.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#3 - Animation is Fun!
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/28/1996
Chie (voiced by Mika Kanai and Yvonne Aguirre) is a cel-painter at the animation studio where Kintaro works as an errand-boy. Production difficulties ensue, and Kintaro must rely on old friends to pull things through. An animated rendition of Tatsuya Egawa, voiced by the author himself, makes a cameo appearance in this episode.
#4 - Temptation of the Maiden
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/22/1995
Working as a campaign staffer for a mayoral candidate, Kintaro is assigned to tutor his boss' attractive teenaged daughter, Naoko Katsuda (voiced by Yuko Minaguchi and Allison Keith), who wants more from him than help with her math homework.Watch Now:Amazon
#5 - Swimming in the Sea of Love
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/1996
Kintaro has challenged the local swimming coach (and former Olympic athlete) to a race, but he first needs to learn how to swim. While training, however, his situation with the coach, Ayuko Haramizu (voiced by Kikuko Inoue and Sue Ulu) is compromised.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#6 - Danger! The Virgin's First Love
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/22/1995
A car accident has left the owner of a udon restaurant temporarily handicapped, and Kintaro is helping out and learning the trade. The owner's daughter, Noriko (voiced by Yuri Shiratori and Kim Sevier) has a well-heeled boyfriend, but a series of events leads Kintaro to doubt his sincerity.Watch Now:Amazon