, Gōruden Bōi?
) is a Japanese manga
series by Tatsuya Egawa
about a 25-year-old freeter
, pervert, and "travelling student" named Kintaro Oe
(大江錦太郎 Ōe Kintarō
). The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha
's Super Jump
starting in 1992, with the first collected volume
released the following year. Parts of the manga were adapted into a six episode OVA
series produced by Shueisha
in 1995, which was subsequently released through ADV Films
in North America in December 1996. ADV's license of the series expired in 2007, however, and in November 2007, Media Blasters
acquired the license to it. Media Blasters has confirmed that the dub produced by ADV was kept.
Kintaro, despite having met the requirements for a law degree, left Tokyo University
without graduating. Golden Boy
depicts his living the life of a free spirit, roaming Japan from town to town, job to job. During his travels, Kintaro meets several women whose lives he dramatically changes, despite poor first impressions. He constantly observes and studies the people and events around him, recording his findings in a notebook he carries on his belt.
The Golden Boy
OVA has been positively received by English-language reviewers, but it is widely known for its mature content: while the OVA is not strictly a hentai
animation, it does feature instances of partial female nudity
, and female masturbation
. In contrast, the manga becomes almost pornographic starting in the second volume.
In the 19th issue of Business Jump
magazine, it was announced that a sequel of the Golden Boy manga was in the works. Tatsuya Egawa
has stated that this sequel will involve Kintaro taking on the entertainment world for his next job.