Densha Otoko: Volume 1 – The Story of the Train Man Who Fell in Love with a Girl by Hitori Nakano, Wataru Watanabe (October 11, ). $ Paperback. Densha Otoko is a Japanese movie, television series, manga, novel, and other media, all based on the purportedly true story of a. Train Man: Densha Otoko, (Train-Man, #1) Books whose main character is an Otaku .. Read the whole stuff with a smile on the face, it’s that kind of a book.

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I then raise questions about the social, economic and ideological impact of the image of masculinity that the story conveys and how it has shaped recent discussions about denshw, motherhood and labour, in addition to men and marriage.

The itoko narrative of boy meets girl and boy tries to take control of the relationship focused as much on Train Man as the fan community who supported him. Allen December 8, Retrieved August 17, See all 3 reviews.

Train-Man: Densha Otoko

According to Train Man websites and blogs, it is rumoured that the couple is still together, although their real identities remain unknown. This is a simple, charming story about a boy who doesn’t know how to talk to girls who gets help in courtship from an online community.

While the choice of Hermes cups is unusual, gift giving is an accepted way of showing appreciation in Japan. Evidently this is also a hit movie and television series in Japan. Liked the way he is so unsure and awkward.

And the facial expressions that he captures throughout this volume are very appropriate and revealing, giving us a great insight into their heads. As news of Train Man and his supporters spread, Japanese publishing companies vied to turn the popular website into a book.


In addition to representing changes in the content and form of contemporary Japanese literature, Train Man exemplified the new ways stories were marketed.

Aug 20, Allybopolis rated it really liked it. Members of Akiba-kei Internet forums, interviewees in media reports and bloggers have generally expressed a mix of shame and pride in belonging to these communities— feelings articulated by Train Man.

The story was very heartwarming and realistic.

Australian National University Saya membiarkan waktu sedikit berlalu sampai saya bisa memberi penilaian yang lebih matang. While this one tells the story pretty well, I feel it’s a little meh at times. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x The participants in the online discussion gave Train Man a send-off and bade him well, implying that, although a hero, he was no longer one of them. Train Man is a Japanese romance based on a true story, It is your typical boy meets girl story apart from one thing.

Train-Man: Densha Otoko : Hitori Nakano :

Founded in by the then twenty-three-year-old Nishimura Hiroyuki, 2-Channel receives more than million page views a month. A lot of people criticize this manga for leaving parts out that the novelization and movie include; I’ve never seen the movie or read the novel, but this volume stands alone and can be read and understood with no background information on the real-life couple’s romance.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Anyway, great fun, quick read, and quite enjoyable.

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I’m assuming, since this is more than one volume, there has to be some conflict between the two in this series. Trivia About Train Man: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


In addition, biok vowel sounds are shortened, short ones are lengthened, similar but incorrect characters are used, and two-word phrases are abbreviated into two syllables, a common way denshz referring to contemporary buzzwords and brands. In the last posts included in the story, the 2-Channel subscribers tell Train Man that he had successfully graduated from his lessons on how to be an ideal romantic partner and no longer needed the advice of the otaku community, who have, in turn, learned from his example.

When a nerdy geek meets a girl on a train and he does not know how to talk to her, he posts an urgent query on the Internet, follows the advice that he is given, and keeps the Internet bopk involved in every step of the relationship.

Gunji was able to acquire the project from Nishimura because she proposed designing the book to resemble an online chat, complete with the ASCII artwork that appeared in the 2-Channel discussion, rather than developing the story into a more conventional novel with elaborate plot lines, character descriptions and eloquent use of language.

I remember reading this manga on my way from Bandung to Jakarta for my first job interview test 2 years ago. The style very much makes me feel as if I’m reading a manga aimed at pre-teens instead of the more mature set.

Maybe the artist was a student of his at one point Archived from the original on July 4, Jan 15, Kittyki rated it it was amazing Shelves: