Golden Boy (OAV)

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©1995-1996 Tatsuya Egawa / Shueisha • Softgarage.

Alternative title:
GOLDEN BOY さすらいのお勉強野郎 (Japanese)
Золотой парень (Russian)
ゴールデンボーイ (Japanese)
Genres: comedy
Themes: ecchi, fanservice
Objectionable content: Intense
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.
User Ratings: 2349 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 359 votes (sub:192, dub:138, ?:1, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:26
8 Spanish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 German dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French edited dub
1 Italian edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
 Excellent: 559 votes (sub:321, dub:205, ?:3, raw:2, others:28
7 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
3 German dubbed
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Swedish subtitled
 Very good: 653 votes (sub:374, dub:226, ?:4, raw:3, others:46
12 Spanish subtitled
10 Portuguese subtitled
9 German dubbed
6 Spanish dubbed
4 Italian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 German edited dub
1 Polish subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 433 votes (sub:271, dub:126, ?:4, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:29
5 German dubbed
4 Spanish subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish edited dub
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 Polish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 German edited dub
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 190 votes (sub:114, dub:62, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:10
4 German dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 70 votes (sub:37, dub:23, ?:2, others:8
6 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Not really good: 31 votes (sub:21, dub:10)
 Weak: 31 votes (sub:20, dub:10, ?:1)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 11 votes (dub:5, sub:4, ?:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:3, raw:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 4196 users, rank: #199 (of 6755)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.921 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6264, rank: #639 (of 6761)
Weighted mean: 7.828 (Very good−), rank: #662 (of 6761) (seen all: 7.97 / seen some: 6.63 / won't finish: 3.70)
Bayesian estimate: 7.826 (Very good−), rank: #478 (of 5086)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
1995-10-27 to 1996-06-28
2001-03-28 to 2001-06-09 (Germany, MTV)
2002-05-31 (France)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"My Golden Boy" by Computerjockeys (eps 1-6)
Ending Theme:
"Study A Go! Go!" by Golden Girls
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 7
News: Show:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Golden Boy - Treasure Hunt (DVD 1) 2002-04-23
    Golden Boy - Bound for Glory (DVD 2) 2002-06-18
    Golden Boy - Essential Anime Collection (DVD 1-2) 2004-05-25
    Golden Boy - The Complete Series Remastered (DVD 1-2) 2007-11-06
    Golden Boy - The Complete Series (DVD 1-2) 2012-11-06 (from $17.19)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Screenplay: Tatsuya Egawa
Hiroaki Oogami (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (eps 1, 6)
Hiroyuki Morita (ep 3)
Kenji Takemura (ep 5)
Yasuhito Kikuchi (ep 2)
Episode Director:
Akihiko Nishiyama (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (eps 1, 6)
Hiroyuki Morita (ep 3)
Kenji Takemura (ep 5)
Yasuhito Kikuchi (ep 2)
Original creator: Tatsuya Egawa
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Art Director: Tatsuya Kushida
Chief Animation Director: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Animation Director:
Akira Oguro (ep 5)
Hiroshi Osaka (ep 4)
Michiyo Suzuki (ep 3)
Takeshi Honda (ep 2)
Toshihiro Kawamoto (eps 1, 6)
Yasuhito Kikuchi (ep 2)
Sound Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki
Animation Check: Koichi Iwanaga
Assistant Animation Checker:
Ryoji Enomoto
Takashi Yaguchi
Yuichiro Miyake
Assistant producer: Hideaki Fujii
Chief animator: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Color Coordination: Yuko Kanemaru
Design: Shigeru Obata
Editing: Eiko Nishide
Effects Animation Director: Hisashi Ezura (ep 4)
Music producer: Sohichiro Harada
Production Assistant:
Hiroaki Urano
Kenji Miyashita
Sound Effects: Yasu Konno
Sound Effects Producer: Kouichi Iizuka
Special Effects: Yutaka Hoshiba
Theme Song Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada
Theme Song Composition: Kanji Saito
Theme Song Lyrics: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Theme Song Performance:
Hiromi Tsuru (ED)
Kikuko Inoue (ED)
Mika Kanai (ED)
Sakiko Tamagawa (ED)
Yuko Minaguchi (ED)
Yuri Shiratori (ED)
Video Editing: Koutaro Muranaka
Mitsuo Iwata as Kintarou Oe

Kikuko Inoue as Ayuko Hayami

Daiki Nakamura as Senior butler (ep 5)
Goro Naya as Narration
Hajime Koseki as
Sakata (ep 3)
Yakuza B (ep 1)
Hikojiro Matsumura as Udon restaurant owner (ep 3)
Hiromi Tsuru as Female president 
Jin Yamanoi as Salaryman B (ep 3)
Junko Iwao as Employee B
Junko Shimakata as Employee D
Juurouta Kosugi as Hiroshi Kogure
Keiji Fujiwara as Director Takikubo (ep 6)
Kenichi Ogata as
Animator D (ep 6)
Yakuza A (ep 2)
Kikuko Inoue as
Employee A
Kouji Ishii as Instructor B (ep 4)
Kousuke Okano as Animator A (ep 6)
Kujira as Maid (ep 2)
Kumiko Takizawa as Senior maid (ep 5)
Makoto Higo as Porsche driver (ep 5)
Megumi Tano as Child (ep 4)
Michiko Neya as Instructor C (ep 4)
Miho Yoshida as OL (ep 3)
Mika Doi as Producer (ep 6)
Mika Kanai as
Employee E
Miki Takahashi as employee C
Noriko Uemura as Noriko Katsuda (ep 2)
Ryuuzou Ishino as Animator B (ep 6)
Sakiko Tamagawa as Reiko Terayama 
Sho Saito as Udon restaurant wife (ep 3)
Shocker Ono as Mixer (ep 6)
Shozo Iizuka as Jūzō Katsuda (ep 2)
Takkou Ishimori as Bicycle shop man (ep 1)
Takuma Suzuki as Animator C (ep 6)
Takumi Kurebayashi as Bicycle shop woman (ep 1)
Tatsuya Egawa as
Tatsuya Engawa (original creator; ep 6)
Yakuza A (ep 1)
Tomohisa Asou as Salaryman A (ep 3)
Wataru Takagi as
Animator E (ep 6)
Office worker
Yasuhiro Takato as Wakamoto (animation director; ep 6)
Yasunori Yumiya as Animation checker (ep 6)
Yoko Asada as
Ayuko (Young)
Child (ep 4)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Kogure's girl
Yousuke Akimoto as
Company president (ep 6)
Yakuza B (ep 2)
Yuka Koyama as Yuka Kanzaki
Yuko Minaguchi as Naoko Katsuda (ep 2)
Yuko Mizutani as Instructor A (ep 4)
Yuri Shiratori as Noriko 
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Art Director:
John Siers (Re-release)
Ruby Halipoto
Dan Kanemitsu (eps 4-6)
Ichiro Arakaki
ADR Script: Matt Greenfield
Executive producer:
John Ledford
John Sirabella (Re-release)
Sharon Papa
Producer: Matt Greenfield

Additional Translation: Shoko Oono
DVD Author: Dave Beinlich (Re-release)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Chris Hawley
DVD Producer: David Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Jason Remmert
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production Assistant: Andrew Kent
Production Supervision:
Richard York (Re-release)
Sean Molyneaux (Re-release)
Recording engineer:
Charles Campbell
Dan Rockwell
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Subtitle Timing: Neal Barnes
Doug Smith as Kintaro Oe

Sue Ulu as Ayuko Hayami

Allison Keith as
Employee A
Naoko Katsuda 
Amanda Winn Lee as
Girl A
Carol Amerson as Yuka
Carolyn Boone as Mother
Charles Campbell as
Animation Checker
Animator C
Track Announcer
Curtis Billings as
Animator B
Instructor A 
Instructor B (Instructor A in dub credits; ep 4)
Erin Rosaire as
Instructor C
Jan Angus as Noriko Katsuda
Jason Lee as
Yakuza A
John Swasey as Director
Kim McGraw as Instructor B
Kim Sevier as Noriko 
Laura Chapman as Reiko Terayama 
Lew Temple as Animator E
Lorraine Reyes as Girl B
Marcie Corder as
Marcy Rae as Bicycle Shop Woman
Mary Lou Reyes as Employee E
Matt Greenfield as
Animator D
Porche Driver
Thug A
Thug B
Yakuza B
Phil Ross as Owner
Renee Foresman as Employee D
Robert Peeples as Bicycle Shop Man
Spike Spencer as Maid
Stuart Krohn as Animator A
Sue Ulu as Ayuko Hayamizu 
Tiffany Grant as
Kogure's Girlfriend
Madame President 
Traci Shannon as Employee B
Tristan MacAvery as
Hiroshi Kogure
Juzo Katsuda
Wendy Hughes as Employee C
Yvonne Aguirre as Chie 

English companies
The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming:
Viewster (CA, US)
Licensed by:
ADV Films
Discotek Media (2012)
Media Blasters (2007 license renewal)
Korean staff
Korean cast
Jeong Hunseok as Kintarou Oe (Ani-box dub)

Eun-A Kim as Reiko Terayama
Eun-Suk Jang as
Noriko Katsuda
Jeong-Hui Song as Naoko Katsuda
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Executive producer: Carlo Levy

Production Coordination: Pierre Giner
Olivier Korol as Kintaro Oe

Christine Paris as Mme la présidente (ep 1)
Colette Noel as Reiko Takayama (ep 5)
Dominique Vallee as Ayuko Hayami (ep 4)
Laurence Bréheret as Noriko (ep 3)
Marjolaine Poulain as Naoko Katsuda (ep 2)

Christine Paris as
employée (ep 5)
monitrice (ep 4)
Noriko Katsuda (ep 2)
Colette Noel as
adjointe (ep 1)
animatrice (ep 6)
intendante (ep 2)
Dominique Lelong as productrice (ep 6)
Dominique Vallee as Baby Doll (ep 3)
Jacques Albaret as Tetsuya Egawa (ep 6)
Laurence Bréheret as monitrice (ep 4)
Marjolaine Poulain as employée (ep 1)
Michel Tureau as
animateur (ep 6)
Mr Katsuda (ep 2)
narrateur (ep 1)
père d'Ayuko (ep 4)
père de Noriko (ep 3)
Philippe Roullier as
employé (ep 4)
Hiroshi Kogure (ep 3)
Yann Pichon as
moine (ep 5)
patron (ep 6)
Yakusa (eps 1-2)
French companies
Gong (from September 2009)
Paris Première (from 2002)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Released by: Dybex
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Nacho de Porrata as Kintarou Oe (Spain dub)

Ana María Camps as Noriko (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Naoko Katsuda (Spain dub)
Mayte Supervia as Madame Presidenta (Spain dub)

Assumpta Navascues as Empleada C (Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Hiroshi Kogure (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
8 Madrid TV (Spain; 2010-11-01)
Locomotion (Latin America)
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Internet Streaming:
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Davide Lepore as Kintaro Oe

Alessandra Karpoff as Ayuko (eps 4, 6)
Antonio Paiola as Juzo Katsuda (ep 2)
Cinzia De Carolis as Presidente (eps 1, 6)
Cinzia Massironi as Naoko Katsuda (eps 2, 6)
Claudio Moneta as Kogure Hiroshi (ep 3)
Dania Cericola as Reiko (eps 5-6)
Elisabetta Cesone as Governante (eps 2, 5)
Elisabetta Spinelli as
Chie (ep 6)
Programmatrice (ep 1)
Emanuela Pacotto as Programmatrice (ep 1)
Enrico Maggi as Capo animatore (ep 6)
Fabrizio Mazzotta as Wakamoto (ep 6)
Federica De Bortoli as Noriko (eps 3, 6)
Flavio Arras as Animatore (ep 6)
Gianmarco Ceconi as Animatore (ep 6)
Ivo De Palma as Regista (ep 6)
Loredana Nicosia as Istruttrice (ep 4)
Lorella De Luca as Produttrice (ep 6)
Manuela Scaglione as Istruttrice (ep 4)
Marco Balzarotti as Sakada (ep 3)
Massimiliano Lotti as Istruttore (ep 4)
Paolo Buglioni as Narratore
Patrizia Mottola as Yuka (ep 6)
Patrizio Prata as Egawa (ep 6)
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Programmatrice (ep 1)
Simone D'Andrea as Animatore (ep 6)
Italian companies
Cultoon (from March 2009)
MTV Italia (2000)
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
German staff
German cast
Executive Producer (german Version): Carlo Levy
Main Theme: Computerjockeys (My Golden Boy)
Timmo Niesner as Kintaro Oe

Christin Marquitan as Ausbilderin 1 (ep 4)
Diana Borgwardt as Reiko Terayama
Eberhard Prüter as Geldeintreiber B (ep 1)
Erich Räuker as Erzähler
Karl Schulz as Geldeintreiber A (ep 1)
Michael Pan as Wakamoto (ep 6)
Michael Telloke as Sakata
Peggy Sander as Ayuko Hayami
Peter Groeger as Fahradverkäufer (ep 1)
Robin Kahnmeyer as Tatsuya Egawa (ep 6)
Silvia Mißbach as Angestellte A (ep 1)
German companies
MTV (2001-03-28)
MTV2 Pop
Dynamic (germany)
DVD Distribution: Dybex
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Producteur Executif: Carlo Levy
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex

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