Densha Otoko aka Train Man
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27 / M / Bangalore,India
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Posted 6/21/08

A hopeless geek, a beautiful woman, and a fast connection--could the Internet be his ticket onto the express train to romance?
A real-life thread on an Internet forum sparks a nationwide phenomenon! A nerdy otaku meets a girl on a train and posts an urgent query on the Web--How the heck do you talk to girls? What should he wear on their date? Where should they go? The forum's response was overwhelming, and the thread continued to grow along with their relationship.


Based on a true story. A geek finds love with a stranger on a train. Being completely clueless,he asks his buddies on the 2ch BBS for help.
An excellent seinen manga,what are your insights into it?
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Posted 6/21/08
I haven't read the manga yet. I loved the Live-Action though. xDD
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Posted 6/26/08
have read it, but if youre talking about a seinen, i think i didnt read the same version as you (must be hidenori hara's). mine is wataru watanabe's, the art is more chibi (good point for the young public), thats the one ive bought and im not disappointed of it.
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Posted 6/26/08
i read the novel. been seeing it at kinokuniya for ages but couldn't be bothered to pick it up until last month.
man, was it good or what. i was standing there by the shelf, grinning and giggling like a total doofus as i read thru one third of the book, before i finally snapped, paid for the bloody book and finished it on the way home.
that day, i learned that stifling your laughter in public sure was one one great way to exercise ur jaw and abs.
and i bought e live action movie the next day anyways, had another good laugh with my sis.
so yes, a highly recommended book, and i believe e manga should be as good
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Posted 9/30/08
gotta find the book!
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30 / M / Australia
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Posted 10/1/08
Theres like 3-4 manga of this story that were all published around the same time, lol.
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Posted 10/1/08
The TV show looks good.
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29 / F / The Problematiques
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Posted 10/1/08
Yup, the 3-volumed one, and watched the Live Action too..

Quite different story they have..
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30 / M / Australia
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Posted 10/1/08 , edited 10/1/08
I think it's a cute story, I havnt had the chance to read/watch any of them though.
I heard they did a reality TV show where an actor would pretend to be drunk and harass a woman, any guy that stepped in would get 100 bucks.
Posted 10/1/08
ah! this is old. yes i've read it. it's interesting.
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Posted 10/1/08

riavan wrote:

Theres like 3-4 manga of this story that were all published around the same time, lol.


there were 4 manga. I think only one of them was a seinen version?
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Posted 10/1/08
I haven't read the manga version but I have seen the live action Drama. It is hilarious!! Love it!
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30 / F / Valdemar
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Posted 10/22/08
Hmm.. I was really touched by the manga. I couldn't stop reading! Hahaha.. Really nice. Will watch the live-axn soon.
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