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Densha Otoko: Bijo to Junjou Otaku Seinen no Net-Hatsu Love Story

Densha Otoko: Bijo to Junjou Otaku Seinen no Net-Hatsu Love Story

Alternative Titles

English: Train Man: A Shojo Manga
Japanese: 電車男―美女と純情ヲタク青年のネット発ラブストーリー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 13, 2005
Genres: Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Nakano, Hitori (Story), Ocha, Machiko (Art)
Serialization: The Dessert

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Popularity: #8635
Members: 639
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Synopsis

Geeky fanboy Ikumi Saiki has a dream that someday, somehow, he'll finally get a girlfriend. Then one day, on the train home, he rescues a beautiful girl from a troublesome drunk. Now the girl sees the hero inside the otaku—and it appears that Ikumi will finally find romance! But though Ikumi found the courage to save her, will he ever be brave enough to win her heart? Desparate, Ikumi posts an urgent plea on an Internet message board: "Help me with the girl of my dreams!" Ikumi's story ignites the whole online world. Everyone is ready to help Ikumi prove that even an otaku can find true love!

(Source: Del Rey)

Background

This is one of the manga adaptations of the Densha Otoko series, based on the posts of a 23-year-old otaku on the bulletin board 2channel, which spawned a best-seller book, an 11-episode live-action series from July 7, 2005 to October 6, 2005 and a film released in Japan on March 26, 2005 and licensed in DVD by VIZ Media.

Densha Otoko: Bijo to Junjou Otaku Seinen no Net-Hatsu Love Story was published in English as Train Man: A Shōjo Manga by Del Rey Manga on November 7, 2006.

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Ella-Ella-Eh
Aug 7, 2008
Train man is a fantastic manga, regardless of the fact theres only one volume. Frankly, theres no need to have anymore since if it continued, it would be very boring and dragging.. once you finish you'll feel satisfied about the ending, just cuz you so knew what would happen. Thankfully, i wasn't about to rip my hair out and wonder how fast i could get my hands on the next volume. It really is a feel good manga that will make you want to put it down gently and ponder upon your own personal love life. In a good way of course ^^

So basicly, the read more
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Mylene
Oct 22, 2016
Of the various media elements to come out of the "Train Man" tale back in the mid-2000s, this one-shot manga was not one of the better adaptations. To start out, the art was a bit too simplistic. It was weird seeing so much white space going unused, and not particularly appealing either. Her character designs were less than stellar as well, not up to my usual shoujo fare.

The story itself was painful. I found myself rolling my eyes through most of the scenes, particularly with the guy bursting into tears so often. It almost felt like she was trying to turn the Densha Otoko into read more
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