February 25, 2010

RPGHero's Anime/Manga pick of the week: Densha Otoko (Train Man)

Densha Otoko is a book, movie, television series, and manga. It's about a nerd who is in the right place at the right time on the subway and somehow saves a beautiful woman from a obnoxious and in most representations a horny old man. The old man decides to fight Densha (the nickname for the main character) instead of molesting the beautiful woman and the conductor steps in to save the day. A few days later Densha gets a set of expensive Hermess cups from the woman and sets out to recruit the members of the 2 channel BBS as his advisors because he's got no experience with dating, let alone someone as beautiful as Hermess. He follows their advice, something any person who's been on an internet forum knows is taking a risk. Can you believe that this was based on a true story?? The real Densha must have been immune to the trolls and the bugs hahaha.

I highly recommend watching the television series. The episodes are around 45 minutes long but you'll get hooked after the first episode.

Watch it online here:

To watch more go here http://shitteru2.net/category/jdrama/densha-otoko/

Or check out the book or manga at Amazon.com:
Train Man: The Novel (Del Rey Books)
Train_Man: Densha Otoko, Vol. 1 (Train-Man)
Train Man: A Shojo Manga

 Comment your thoughts here! If you've got girl problems Chansu will give you his expert advice and RPGHero will hand you some beer and chicken, it'll be alright... If you wanna start a forum with RPGHero and Chansu drop us a line and we'll get to planning...

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