Episode 2: Working as a campaign staffer for a mayoral candidate, Kintaro lands the awkward position of being a tutor to his boss’s daughter.
Episode 3: Kintaro, now working in an Udon Restaurant while learning the craft of making the food itself is caught in the middle of relationship problems with restaurant owner’s daughter.
Episode 4: In the dead of winter, Kintaro manages to end up teaching at a swimming pool run by a trim, toned and beautiful (and also intimidating) swimming coach (and former Olympic athlete) who he then challenges her to a swim all while learning how to swim.
Episode 5: Landing a job as a servant in a traditional-style mansion of a wealthy family, Kintaro stumbles across Reiko Terayama. A stunning young woman with an extreme sexual fetish for Motorbikes who he then proceeds to challenge her to a race.
Episode 6: The final episode where we see Kintaro as an errand-boy for an animation studio while they are in the process of making their next big movie, while he is there however he’s offering a hand of support to a cel painter who’s beginning to lose hope and enthusiasm in her job.
So overall, Golden Boy is an anime of a man’s man. A man that we should all aspire to be, but more importantly it’s about life and about the importance of study as well as taking on new and exciting challenges while seeing it through the eyes of a man that while he’s quite perverted, he’s a force of nature and meets a challenge with the utmost enthusiasm and does not fail to be a good person and keep moving forward no matter what challenge. But apart from that Golden Boy is a funny and heart-warming adventure that does everything it can to make you laugh, it’s over the top and it’s stupid as hell and while there are a handful of questionable moments that you do have to scratch your head over this is an anime that has managed to hold up well through the years and with how much this series throws at you and expects you to catch, whatever it throws at you is worth catching.
Because Life is Study.