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Densha Otoko: Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story (Manga)

Densha Otoko: Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story

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English: Train_Man: Densha Otoko
Synonyms: Train Man, Densha Otoko: Net Development, the Love Story of a Local Train
Japanese: 電車男 ネット発、各駅停車のラブ・ストーリー


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 10, 2006 to Feb 13, 2007
Authors: Nakano, Hitori (Story), Hara, Hidenori (Art)
Serialization: Young Sunday (Weekly)


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Ranked: #6402
Popularity: #1047
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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.

Eventually published in book form to become a best-seller, the thread spawned a blockbuster movie and hit TV series, as well as this heartwarming manga adaptation of an entire Internet community rooting for love and romance.

(Source: VIZ Media)

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Aug 17, 2013
“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” - Plato.

This is a very simple manga and due to such simplicity it is very often down-played and underrated. Is simplicity really such a bad thing? Can a simple manga be a good manga? The question "What makes a good manga?" is one that has no definite standard answer. The world of - let's call it "creative work" thus encompassing a wider scope than just manga - is an open one. Ultimately it is as unlimited as one's imagination can be, therefore any answer to this question will be met with opposition read more
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Jan 7, 2009
I'm someone who can enjoy romance and drama manga's (and anime's of course).

So I enjoyed this too, I found out that there was a manga (more actually, even an anime and several drama's). of a true story, so something that actually happened.

When I found out it was this story, I was suprised, that it was a romance, and not a warstory, or some kind of crazy deranged drama. But it was a nice suprise, this is about a guy, a "Otaku", who "saves" this ...woman from being harassed by a drunkard in the train, they exchange some information and keep narrowly contact with each other.

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Manga adaptations of threads started on 2chan where zero-experience-with-females males, whose natural habitat is a room with an internet connection, find themselves in an unlikely situation: in contact with an attractive female (or 3/4, in Chikan!) that's out of their league. Their response to these turn of events is to post SOS messages on the internet. (More than once, Train Man gets referenced in Molester Man.)

In Train Man, its lead stands up to a drunk on a train and ends up in the good graces of the woman he got hurt protecting... after a visit to the police. In Molester Man, a paranoid woman assumes its lead is stalking her and ends up getting him arrested... meaning another visit to a police station in order to clear things up, which left Ms. Paranoid feeling indebted to the lead for creating such drama.

The responses of the anonymous leads to these events was the same: go on 2chan and make a thread asking for advice over what to do next. The threads became the stuff of legend. In Train Man its lead was a glasses-wearing, high-level type of loser, and he did everything he was told. In Molester Man the lead didn't have the look of a loser and it seemed to be more a case of reporting the events that transpired, most of the time.

Train Man was a lot more straightforward in the sense there's one girl, one goal and no distractions. In comparison, Molester Man throws an early curveball into the romance.
Romance stories that involve a lot of use of the internet is the similar theme here, and email romance and both have a lot of comedy. If you haven't read Densa Otoko yet, go do it - it's a classic romance and a lot of fun! In Mel Kano the guy has online girl friends but acts different in person than online where he can express himself well but when he is in person he doesn't know how to act to girls - whereas in Train Man he looks at the girl but doesn't know how to communicate in person either. Both stories have strong internet and online themes.

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