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

Densha Otoko: Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 2337 users)
Ranked: #6952
Popularity: #1037
Members: 4,194
Favorites: 69
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

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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Alternative version: Densha Otoko - Demo, Ore Tabidatsuyo, Train Man: A Shoujo Manga


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Aug 17, 2013
kurosaki_kabuto
“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
Ilyaoh
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.

This read more
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May 12, 2008
InformationGeek
Let’s face it. When was the last time you have ever read a romance manga that wasn’t a harem? If you have, then forget what I said. But if you haven’t read a romance story other than a harem lately, you need to expand your horizons. I have done so in the past and have uncover this hidden gem of a story. It’s about time all of you should about the amazing title I found when I did so.

Story:

The story itself is interesting and very entertaining. What makes it interesting is that it provides us with a realistic depiction read more
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May 27, 2010
blkcatXIII

It's really hard to believe that this is based on a true story but true story or not it's a must read.

Out of all the Densha Otoko Manga's I read this one is the best.

As you read the manga you feel like you regret not reading the thread that Densha was posting back when this happen but this manga gives who the feeling that you were actually there when this all happen.

Not only does it make you feel like you were reading the thread it also makes you want to change like Densha.

It's really a heart pounding love story and I read more
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User Recommendations

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.
I find style of this mangas somehow similar, although plot is rather different.
If you're one of those guys who never got a break then I recommend I"s and train_man...These are love stories about guys who you typically wouldn't expect to get a break. Their stories are very inspirational and uplifting, not to mention frickin' hysterical.
Both stories are about men who haven't had girlfriends in their whole lives and how they manage to change when they meet someone they like. The art is a bit similar as well.

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