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.

Last Updated: 12/20/2023Network: MTVStatus: Ended
Computer Studies
250 votes

#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.

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Unstoppable Youth
152 votes

#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.

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Animation is Fun!
172 votes

#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.

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Temptation of the Maiden
172 votes

#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.

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Swimming in the Sea of Love
178 votes

#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.

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Danger! The Virgin's First Love
155 votes

#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.

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