Golden Boy (stylized as GOLDEN BOY) is a Japanese sex comedy manga series written and illustrated by Tatsuya Egawa. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Super Jump from 1992 to 1997, with its chapters collected in ten tankōbon volumes. It tells the story of Kintaro Oe, a 25-year-old freeter "travelling student", who despite having met the requirements for a law degree, left Tokyo University without graduating. Kintaro is living freely, 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.
Kintaro is a freeter, and has done various jobs as he quests around Japan in pursuit of knowledge. His ventures include computer programming, housekeeping, teaching, the culinary arts, and most of all, studying. Kintaro is also often seen demonstrating the skills he has learned in previous chapters to overcome challenges faced in the current one. He is also adept in martial arts, but does not fight unless he is angered, and ordinarily just takes a beating. Much of the humor derives from situational elements, such as encounters between Kintaro and the women gone awry, and interactions between Kintaro's libido and imagination. Recurring gags include Kintaro's fetish for toilets (especially those recently used by beautiful women), his exaggerated facial expressions, and comical entries in his notebook. The notebook entries include explicit drawings of the women he encounters and bits of wisdom such as "'C' base is not sex", and "The human head cannot turn 360 degrees." Regarding the series, Tatsuya Egawa writes: "Before leaving kindergarten, I wrote these words in my notebook: 'I really like to study.' Often I wonder when it was that our schools forgot the true meaning of 'study', something which is now so often misunderstood by teachers and parents. Learning ought to be both stimulating and entertaining".
Kintaro, despite having met the requirements for a degree, left Tokyo University without graduating. Golden Boy depicts him 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.
Kintaro Oe is a 25 year old freeter, meaning he does odd jobs whenever or wherever they are needed. He is extremely perverted even going to the extent of praising the toilet that the girl of his liking uses. Usually, Kintaro finds the women leading him to a job, he then performs that job horribly, but as the days go by he progresses and learns a lot and usually saves the business he is working for, while leaving the women he was after in love with him, only to leave town before he gets the praise he deserves.
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Sorcerer Blackspell finished the preparations to revive Dark Guld, and chooses Tyris to be used as the sacrifice to bring him back, ordering Rigia to kill the other two. Due to Gilius's small size, his legs were not locked in the chains and he kicked Rigia when she was about to kill him, making the sword hit Ax Battler's chain. With his arm free, he takes the key from Rigia and knocks out the Lizard Woman. After freeing themselves, they lock Rigia in the chains and go after Tyris, but the citadel is desert. A trader-wizard, Proffit, says he saw the future and got two Fire Dragons for the warriors, for the price of 20 gold pieces. They asks why they would need them, and Proffit informs that Blackspell took Tyris to the Corpselands, where he will sacrifice her to revive Dark Guld, and they will only get there on time with the Fire Dragons. They rush to the place, but one of Blackspell's minions, the sorceress Ul-tima, is protecting the entrance of the Corpselands and summons skeletons to deal with them.
Gilius is surprised when Yuki-Plantcharmer, a female dwarf, overheard everything and insists that she go with him. She casts an innofensive plant spell on Gilius and Tyris holds her, but Gilius says it is alright, as that's his "quiet" little sister. The two dwarves use a service shaft to enter the maze unnoticed, but a snake sees them and inform of their coming to Cobraxis. Cobraxis orders the wizard-priest Viprax to capture the two intruders. Vibrax finds them in the tunnel and sends several magically created snakes with arms to capture the dwarves. While Gilius keeps them busy, Yuki summons brambles around the snakes, and before they get free, Gilius uses his rock magic to finish them.
Gilius advances and attack the cage of snakes holding the queen. Angry, Cobraxis orders the snakes making the cage to squeeze the queen, saying he will figure out how to find the magic metals without her. Gilius kills all the snakes before it is late, and advances to Cobraxis, hitting him with a headbutt. Cobraxis orders the three snakes with him to attack, and they transform into large humanoid snakes. Yuki uses her Plant Magic to summon a bamboo garden, the bamboo piercing the snakes like spears. Cobraxis and all his men and snakes advance to kill the three dwarves, but the queen says that now that she is free from him, she can use her magic, summoning poweful dragons. As nothing happens, Cobraxis laughs, but rocks start falling.
The dragons smashed their way through the mountain to reach the queen, and a talking dragon, Cloudburner, acts as her ride. Windscream and other dragons take care of the snakes, and Yuki finishes most priests with a killer cactus. Cornered, Cobraxis transforms into a giant snake and attacks the queen, but Gilius cuts him in half with the Golden Axe, and the dragons burn his remains. It appears to be over, but Vibrax appears and tries to kill Yuki from behind. Gilius notices and throws the Golden Axe on him, saving Yuki. Gilius finds Ax Battler, who is a bit confused, and the queen thanks Gilius and Yuki by giving each a golden dagger as reward, noting that the two daggers together are more powerful than the Golden Axe. Back to the surface, Gilius and Ax meet with Tyris, who recovered from her wounds. Unfortunatelly, Gilius learns that his father didn't made it. His last words were, "I hope they have good food where I'm going.", and he died with a fork in his hand. Gilius says that's how he's wished to go, and with tears, says he can't stay in the funeral long or all the good food will be gone. He calls everyone to the feasting hall, saying that's where his father would be.
I'll preface this review with a high recommendation for the free Golden Sky Stories Demo PDF. It actually contains most of what you need to understand and try out a henge roleplaying game. The demo PDF not only summarizes the rules (although presents them in an alternate form to learn the game), but includes a complete introductory adventure. Print multiple copies so players have their copies of the rules and character generation. The PDF truncates the complete rules and does not have all the henge character types (see character generation), nor game master support. But, for some players and game masters, henge roleplaying can be so far from conventional combat-oriented RPGs that they may find the demo helpful to get used to it. Individual pages from the PDF can be printed as rules summaries, character type summaries, and the character sheet. I would recommend first playing through the demo, then using the book for further storytelling.
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