I wanted to start these throwbacks off right, so I picked something that was very obviously old.
Golden Boy is not for those looking for anything serious. The anime doesn’t even take itself seriously. What makes this anime work is its main character’s reactions to the strange situations he gets himself into. I watched the first episode a very long time ago and it left an impression. I found the whole first episode to be hilarious. This may have been more due to the fact that I watched the dubbed version and the voice actor sounded moronic. I could be remembering this all wrong, but I think it’s still worth checking out and you can form your own opinion on whether it’s funny or not. If you can’t stand old style anime art, this might be hard for you watch but it’s a short series so try anyway. I understand though; I can’t stand 80’s anime style, it just looks waaaaay too blocky for me.
If I had to sum this series up in one sentence it would be: he’s a very stupid, perverted guy who ends up doing various jobs that always happen to have rather overly sexy female workers, unbeknownst to the main character.
Anyway, come back next week for another throwback (I promise it won’t be as old as this one). Please tell me what you think!