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[JDrama] Densha Otoko
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Posted 11/27/06
A lot of the stuff was made up for the show. I don't know which parts were real.
Posted 11/27/06
whats densha otoko?
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Posted 11/27/06
If you saw the ending of the Densha Otoko special "Densha Otoko DX" then you would have found out that they are not real because at the ending they say "Not a true story." I've been wanting to upload it, but I don't wanna create partisions. I was the first one to upload Densha Otoko, but it was never approved because the file was too large. You also have to watch the Densha Otoko Movie which came out before the series. There is already 2 threads on Densha Otoko though. You should really revive one of those instead of making another one.
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Posted 11/27/06
I haven't finished watching it yet, but it is very loosely based on a supposed true story. I did a little research and I don't think the origin for the story was ever completely authenticated, but most seem to accept it as truth. Still a very fun show (though Densha himself is a little frustrating to watch).

As far as I know the only "real" parts of the series was an otaku fought a drunken man on a train who was harassing some women. One woman sent him an expensive tea set in thanks. The otaku then went to a messageboard (2chan I beleive) to ask for advice on what to do in the situation. Apparently they started dated shortly after. He gained the nickname "densha otoko" or "train man."

So basically everything after the first episode is all speculation (and much of what is in it as well, as well as any details of their relationship).

If 2chan is anything like /b/, then I could never comprehend someone going there for relationship advice... *shudders*
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Posted 11/28/06
I doubt it's possible for them to know the events that took place after the train incident. However, I just made some of it a true story because after watching this, I tried it. Not the train part, but the sad attempt of trying to find advice about women over the internet.
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Posted 11/28/06
i just started watching this series, im still pretty new to japanese dramas, it seems so cheesy. I do like the visuals one gets from real footage though, i mean the cities, malls, streets etc.
Posted 1/10/07

neomanxl wrote:

Hey guys, i just finished watching Densha Otoko and just found out it was a true story . Do any of you guys know the real names of Densha or hermes, or do you know if everything which went on in the drama is actually what happened (like the stalker and the surfing...) .


i haven't finished watching it all yet. but it's a great drama!

you look on here. you will find your answer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Densha_Otoko
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Posted 1/10/07
my friend brought me back the MOVIE dvd! super excited. too bad i don't know how to upload haha...
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Posted 11/11/07
i believe densha otoko was based on real events. there apparently really was a densha otoko who posted his courtship with hermes online on a chatroom. but since it's an adaptation, not everything in the series was real. i just don't know which isn't. the densha otoko dx was pure fiction. but the series itself was adapted from real events. it's a great drama. i have always liked misaki itoh. and she was perfect as hermes. i consider this a classic. because it has every element i liked about jdoramas. a touch of reality. fantastic acting. a good soundtrack. and it makes you laugh and cry within the whole series.
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Posted 11/12/07
i dun really care if its real or not
but the story was great
i like it...even the hero is not hot!!
but, he's a good actor

i watched it a few years back....but only now i notice that the main character's sister was played by my fav actress....horikita Maki!!!!
Posted 11/24/07
Densha Otoko is no doubt one of the best dramas around
and if anyone's truly interested there is an archived version of the original thread.
so go read it! ^_^
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Posted 11/29/07
I pretty much have the biggest crush in the world on Ito Misaki. The series is a nice edition to the romantic story. Though, Densha can be frustrating, there is something heartwarming about his efforts. It makes me start to believe that there are ways to overcome what you're told, and reach and attain what you desire in your heart.
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Posted 11/29/07
I love Densha Otoko
idk what was real, but most of it was probably based off stuff that happened
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Posted 12/23/07

AKA Train Man.......hehe Geek in love with beautiful girl for the first time by his selfish thoughts, on train to online frens, and Beauty falls for Weirdo..!..
Yeah yeah, its all true here and there......!!
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Posted 12/30/07
The male lead annoys me so much
The female lead is so lovely.. overall pretty good
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