The movie "Densha Otoko" (Train Man) is to be shown in several countries in East Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, following sales efforts at the recent Cannes Film Festival. The movie is based on a supposedly true story that played out on the Channel 2 web site, Japan's most popular BBS. It tells of an "otaku" (nerd), played by Yamada Takayuki (21), who comes to the rescue of a woman (Nakatani Miki, 29) being groped on a train. Not knowing how to pursue his newly found love, he turns to the Web for help and advice. The love story was turned into a best-selling book and has the subject of a lot of publicity over the last year, and has publishers scouring the Web looking for the next big hit. The biggest question that remains is whether it's really a true story of innocent love triumphing or just a clever marketing ploy. The movie opens on June 4.
Getting to the next stage in life and love
Why has the Japanese birth rate fallen so low that pandas are starting to look fecund by comparison? I had read the experts, naming everything from workaholism to scarce day-care as causes, but my light-bulb moment came during a press screening of "Densha Otoko (Train Man)," TV hitmaker Shosuke Murakami's debut feature about an otaku who meets a woman on a commuter train and woos her with the help of his Internet friends.
TV Show is awesome.
I loved it!, 4 July 2005
Author: Sinner from Tokyo, Japan
a truly heartwarming story of otaku romance, 19 June 2005
Author: alibash from tokyo, japan
Subtitles (1-4 as of now)
I've watched the first 4 episodes and I can safely say it is my favorite show right now. I love it and I can't wait till the next episode on thursday!!
I hope subtitles will be available on Sunday then!
This drama is so freaking awesome
I hope the movie comes out on DVD soon I'll totally buy it
I saw the television show yesterday (downloaded all the episodes) and I cried not only tears of joy, but tears of sadness whenever Densha was let down. We are so similar that it seems like it's the story of my future. Regardless, great drama.
>>We are so similar that it seems like it's the story of my future. Regardless, great drama.
hey u guys kno where i can get da movie version of this ?
You can't. It's not in DVD yet, so forget buying the DVD, and it's only available in theaters in Japan. So, too bad. Also, can't wait for the next episode. :D
damn... i can't wait until thursday comes along.
Episode 7 raw is up at D-Addicts for those who care. No subs yet. I'll keep you posted.
I need more!
This otaku's history is the best! I can't wait for the next episode . But I can't find an english translation of the book...( I suffer )
some of the posts are translated here:
Subs came out last night on d-addicts. Enjoy.
Ep 7 made me cry.
Episode 7 made me cry too.. as well as every other episode.
Finally, I have this episode!!...
Hell, I'm a guy and I cried during the show, so whoever said the people were women is wrong.
What is this?? --> Densha Otoko Investigation.avi
Episode 08 Raw is currently online:
i'm waiting for 8 episode sub , Why I don't learn japanese, WHY!!
I still haven't watched episodes 6 & 7 and I am just stealth posting itt very quickly so I won't read any spoilers! Σ(/・ω・)/
> Today (24.08, 21:00-21:54) they showed "trivia no izumi" (toukai terebi channel) where they did a research in akihabara if there were any real "densha otaku" out there... that is, they staged the "annoying old man"-cenario and watch if the bypassing otakus would rescue the maid in despair. Well, first of all i just want to point out that 69 out of 100 otakus came to the rescue!! (sasuga otaku!)
werd up sasuga wotakus. my home boys
I don't know Japanese, but I watch the raws. For the parts I understand, I enjoy them, and the ones I don't understand, they're then reason I download the subs.
For anyone who cares, here's a subbed version of the show in >>43:
Densha Otoko, 8 epidose Sub. Hey Sakurina ;-D, look at this.
I can't wait for the episode 9 ^^ 2 days left...
This is now the only show i watch in japan. You know what, actually girls in japan doesn't like this movie :D they said like 'dai kimoii'. But the boys kinda like it. Myself is like this episode so much :D just remembering me of my High School's.
Hey thanks peppermint. :P
I was at school so I forgot about the show for a while there.
I come bearing somewhat bad news. Greyhorse, who was subbing Densha up to now, is stopping to sub this series due to problems he's been having recently.
Also, next episode (#10) is supposed to be the final episode but twice as long (2 hours).
>>Also, next episode (#10) is supposed to be the final episode
Well, I finally catched up and I have to say...
Episode 8 was sooo over the top... I found it to be too exaggerated it a lot of times. More than usual, I mean.
"The Japanese title (houdai) of American film Napoleon Dynamite will be Bus Otoko (Bus Man.) As Yuki points out, this new title has almost nothing to do with the film itself and 100% to do with the fact that there is a popular Japanese film/television show/internet hoax called Densha Otoko. (Even the tagline is based on 2-ch typography!) In last month's Cyzo, an article about the current "Virgin Boom" referenced ND as being "Bus Man" in Japan, but I was convinced at the time that the writer was making a bad joke."
(Let's translate "Densha Otoko" into English)
>I have a question, though. The AA master/programmer is supposed to be the admin of "A-channel"? So he was Hiroyuki on 2ch?
A(laddin)-channel is the fictional bbs they post to in Densha Otoko.
... the drama.
I know. But since AA master reveals himself as admin of A-channel, is the "real" AA master supposed to be Hiroyuki (admin of 2channel)?
"Ep 10 is normal length and will air on 9.15, Ep 11 is 1 and a half hours long, and is the last ep, and will air on 9.22. That's what I gather anyways, if any official source has said differently, I'd be glad to know where"
That fictional Hiroyuki is fuckin' sexy.
I wonder if the chicken thing refers to:
>>59 is right. If you watch closely, it's a very apparent fake 2ch. The front page's pot was replaced with a genie's bottle (reference to Aladdin). The text which is written vertically (2ちゃんえる) was replaced with Aちゃんえる.
Subtitles for Episode 9, same place as always (different translator, though):
Oh yeah, should the links for the other subtitles not work (those by densha-lover, not those by aviness), here's the post where you can download the attachment:
It should be noted that the ones by densha-lover & co. seemed to be superior in quality and timing.
Not quite as hot, but I'd still do him.
That's a bad shot of him! This one is better!:
2 Channel, or simply "2ch," is designed and operated by 26-year-old Tokyo native Hiroyuki Nishimura, who describes himself as "forever 19, a lover of sweets, and a 'hikikomori' (someone who has withdrawn from society)." He started it in May 1999, he said, because "it seemed like fun.
"In keeping with his detachment, Mr. Nishimura said he was bored with his Web site and did not believe it was worth enough to attract buyers. Asked about Channel 2's role in Japanese society, he said people used it simply to "kill time."
Pretty much every forum admin does that.
It's some internet law that states you cannot run a rather popular website without dissing your users from time to time.
just saw ep1 , it laughed so hard. Altough i felt sad for him some times.
lolling @ episode 9 mentioning YUKORIN!
Yuko Ogura, or, Yukorin, is a Japanese idol who is pretty popular among 2channelers, even on the English board where it's become some sort of ritual to bring up Yukorin whenever entertainment needs to be had, esp. in the chat thread:
I used to run a somewhat popular website, and many of the users were fuckin' stupid.
One doesn't need to run a website to know that fact :P
Thread about Densha Otoko movie:
densha otoko movie:
Regarding that, the lack of actually liveable ed2k support on Macs is depressing. :P
>>89, I tried it, but I probably have no clue how to use it, or it doesn't work. :/
BT is much simpler in the long run.
HEY WHY IS THERE NO DENSHA OTOKO THIS WEEK!?
Er, there should be one, they just didn't upload it yet.
Oh, okay. I heard about someone having seen it already on D-Addicts.
Because of the election, every tv station was changed propgrams in this week... (>_<)
>>85 . Please, somebody can help me to find an url who subtitle this movie ? English Sub.
BuuuuuuuuuuuuAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa snif snif snif snif snif..
thank you , Cou..snif snif..uch ..snif snif snif.. BhUAAaaa...
Be patient anyone ^^ tonight is the last episode, and it'll be 2 hours long.
Doesn't seem so. See >>62 and esp. http://cal.syoboi.jp/ (look for "電車男" #10). See also http://wwwz.fujitv.co.jp/b_hp/denshaotoko/index.html
> (the last one probably being the "double-episode" that's been rumored, so 10+11)
errr, scretch that. i am tired...............
Yes! Tonight is not final episode according to
^^ i can't wait, 2 more hours :D fiuhhh.
KUsooo T__T it really one hour today. So week is really the final episode. and will be 1.5 hours T__________T DAMNN... I already preparing some snack and drinks, just for watching the ending sob
hay guys long time no see. :P
I was going to post what >>108-san was going to post, but I guess I don't have to. I'm currently downloading. :D
You can still alert us of subs!
Btw, if you append a dash to a >>### link, it generates a link of the thread, starting with ###.
episode 10, it's incredible... it's the best... Wait for the eleven episode, Muahahahaha... (i can't wait ;-)
Well, it was a great episode...
But don't we all know what will happen next?
why is hermes-san brother trying to date her or somthing
Hermes-san is actually going to date Yamada's mother which we will see in person for the first time in the last episode.
Densha Otoko Movie avi RAW:
densha otoko movie.
1 hr 36 min
acutally in traditional chinese, it would also be : 電車男
>>118 That's not her brother. That's a friend of hers, a friend who always saw her as a little sister. That is, until he saw her through yamada's eyes and realized how very attractive she actually was.
>>125 why do he say "mother" to her mother , is it some formal japanese thing.
>>127 He says that as a friendlier version of "old lady".
Saying "old hag" or "old lady" is sorta insultive, while as "mother" also points out that he thinks she's too old for him, while as it's not insultive.
I think it's funny how they introduced new characters in the a-ch crowd now: The other military type, the other otaku Densha met at the river earlier and the NGE freak.
Does anyone here know that whether the train man gets married with Hermes in reality? And how are they now?
p.s. I also like the TV programme very much.
maybe so... But nobody knows their current situation due to their own privacy.
And stiill some people doubt this story was fiction by someone on 2ch.
A question that's been haunting me for some time:
What kind of mouse is Densha using?
I figured as much, but it's still funny, esp. who they chose for that.
I'll wait for the proper DVDRIP of densha otoko movie
Owh..this is soo nice~!! _|¯|O
Densha Otoko NG special
w00t, latest DO is out and so are the first set of subs o.o
Sad.. At least there's the sidestory episode coming later on.
subs for episode 11 available @ http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=227054#227054
I wonder if the anime from densha otoko would ever be made in to a real show. I could definately see it happening... then there could be real 'mina' otakus... how bizarre would that be!
lol http://www.3ch.jp/ have changed their logo to the a-lamp:
Haha... reality inspired by fiction, which was itself inspired by reality. Weird!
This is one of the most beauitful and inspiring series I have ever seen ...
I cried and sweated so much while watching this. I stayed up all night to finish it. I had to see Hermes and Densha together again, because in a way, I went through this, too ...
Why hello there, fellow Couch Potato! ( ・ω・)ノシ
Yeah, it's kinda weird what males will do for females.
On the other hand, men probably wouldn't do jack shit if it wasn't for women.
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD
The ending was so perfect ;_____________;
Funny stuff... especially with all the forum members going insane, convulsing, etc...haha. Overall it's been a great series, despite the fact that I find densha himself rather annoying, and hermes extremely uninteresting. Something has kept me watching though, probably the side characters (densha's friends, the forum members) and such, and just the whole concept is definately something unique. Sad to see it end (;´д⊂)...
Kyaaaaaaaaaa.. i like the kissing scene.. it's ssssssssoooooooooo romanticcc
I have still not yet seen the final episode >.<
But really don't know why, i don't want to see it. I am desperate because it really come to the end.
Watching episode 9 of Densha now...does anybody esle feel the need to loudly emote while watching?
My english it's very bad, but i try to explain to everybody how i feel when i watch Densha Otoko TV Drama... I cry, every moment, every minute, and fell so happy and so sad for Densha and Hermes, for me, this history was the Best jdrama in my life and enjoy with them.
Episode 10 was so ero ero YO at times! I lolled at the pixelated censoring of "adult kiss".
Also, WTF was up with them showing Densha's mysterious mom and the completely weird "Matilda announcement"? Seemed completely gimmick.
Densha's mom is played by Matilda's seiyuu from the Gundam anime a long time ago
Not really a gimmick, but I think it fits in nicely since this show is about an otaku, after all
The Operation Odessa scene was probably a little weird to people not familiar with Gundam, too
Which one would that have been? REQUESTING DETAILS!
They said it in the scene where Densha was getting rid of all his toys
Oh, I remember.
And that scene was modeled after some famous anime episode?
I'm not otaku enough for some of this!
I'm not sure ._.
I just know that's from Gundam~
I'm pretty sure it was modeled after the epsiode where Matilda dies.
love how they introduced densha's mom with the gundam figure soo cool
Can't wait to read the original Desha thread :o
Oct. 6th, be there or be square!
Sigh... I don't know what to watch next week, since it is alredy finished.... i kinda feel the same with the otakus in the film.
Does anyone have any clue about imgboards or uploaders dedicated to Densha Otoko screencaps and photoshops? I am pretty sure people on 2channel have created such things but I wouldn't know where to start looking for them...
Just finished reading the first 2 missions at http://www.rinji.tv/densha/
Can't wait for the rest ( ・ω・)
Which episode 11 subs are the best? I went with Densha Lovers for 8-10 and then I tried aviness for 11 but it just doesn't seem right. . .
this has become my favorite series.
I had something to nitpick about all three subbers when I tried them out for episode 9. So I couldn't really say, but at the end I just went with aviness.
i really loved this story. and the fact that its based on a true story what made me love it even more. Densha Otoko will remain in my heart for long.
Is the www.rinji.tv/densha/ site down? It keeps timing out, giving me "cannot be found" errors :(
finished watching the show! densha otoko saikou!!
I already watch the GTO drama. have other option? And i don`t think GTO is still playing in Japanese Tv.
if u enjoy GTO...u'll probably like "Gokusen" (& its sequel)
I've been meaning to check out Gokusen ever since I saw that one AV parody of it and then noticed the lead chick from the actual series looked just as cute if not cuter!
Thanks Miki, i'll try that one ^^
TV-Nihon have great subs, but they're only on episode 3. They want to complete the series within a fortnight, though - wait for it.
What's the movie like compared to the TV series (which I think is awesome)?
Densha Otoko Movie avi:
Length: 1 hr 36 min
So far i have come by those drama and movie with chinese subtitle :) ANyone interested plz go to http://www.plusbb.com/discuz/viewthread.php?tid=264479&extra=page%3D1
The drama rocks compared to the movie :) Minna just wait for the special edition on 6th of october at 10pm!!!
so... whats the difference between the Drama and the movie.
wich is better? which is more "real".
Neither is "better". They work well within their respective media. Densha Otoko TV works REALLY well as a TV show. Densha Otoko the Movie works REALLY well as a movie.
i found the original posts but i can't read japanese... can someone translate it? (a little at a time :)) thanks!
It's already a translation work in progress.
The first two chapters are already translated.
Densha Otoko - another finale SP (704x396) [RAW].avi
Subtitles for the NG special (with the outtakes & interviews) are available @ the same old place: http://d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19530
Subs for "Another Finale SP" are out:
forum post link
Hm, something seems to be broken with that gigantic thread...
Anyway, the direct link works, so huzzah!
is there a 1st finale special besides that ng thing
Please don't call me impatient or greedy for subs, but I am just confused
There is the NG Special which is very short (about 8 minutes)
Those aren't subs for the F2 special, that's for that episode about Yamada's friend that aired on Oct 6
I tried searching around D-addicts and I don't think the F2 one has any subs?
Eh? Isn't F2 Special the episode about Yamada's friend that aired on Oct 6? What else are you talking about?
I don't know what it is because I haven't watched it yet, but it aired right before the 11th episode
search Densha Otoko F2 on d-addicts.com, there should be a thread about it
You mean this:
What the hell is this?:
Hey, I'm not sure if I got the right site, but it seemed like everyone is talking about Densha,,,,,so, I guess I'm at the right place?
don't know if anyone is here or gone to bed or just being quiet...well, I think Densha is cool tv soap.........although most likely of it happen to people I know are little
People are awfully missing here.........be right back!
well people,,,,chat you all later..... by the way, please do introduce new jap saop (thats decent) I don't want some crying or too much romance involve ^-^
AHAHAHA, when I'm online no one is in this room! oh well, I will check before I got to bed.^-^!
Hello Couch Potato---- ^-^..... I will chat with you all tomorrow......so sleepy ZZZZzzzzZZZ
bye bye.....by the way.... what is it that you are trying to say? 221
a note to TV..
Couch Potato is not one person.. it is anonymous.
When you leave your name field blank.. you become Couch Potato.
I'm in the middle of downloading episode 8. I've been on pins and needles since I finished 7.
Stop reading this thread! Too many spoilers!
> I just noticed something. In the final scene at the bathhouse/resort thingy, the woman fixing Densha and Hermes' beds, isn't that Sachie Hara, Misaki Itou's co-star in You're Under Arrest Live Action? Yknow, she played Miyuki while Misaki played Natsumi.
wow this forum looked exactly like the one shown in densha otoko...lol...only this thread talks bout densha not the singles RANT CHANNEl...haha...i am a HUGE fan of denhsa otoko jdrama and ITOH MISAKI!!! cheers!
so hey. for someone who has seen the first 8 episodes but not the last three, which subs (aviness, densha-lover or masakun) are the best?
They all have their advantages and errors. For instance, I liked aviness the best as far as translation went, but some of the subs overlap sometimes, timing errors I guess.
IIRC Masakun did the best job with the cultural references and translation overall, but aviness was better with the colloquialisms and speed. I think I have Masakun as the source for my DVDs (gotta love SRT -> DVD sub converters).
Taishi-mode on: Mai broder! I just finished episode 8 as well!
GO, FOR EVERLASTING PEACE!
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just go to piratebay.org and search for the densha movie. you can find it. they got only one in their server.
just go to piratebay.org and search for the densha movie. you can find it. they got only one in their server.
Hello everybody. When i see the Last Episode, I think: Well.. the end, Finito, That's all folk!, and i was unhappy.. BUT!, i see in this forum about the Densha last second final, and have a second chance to know WHAT HAPPEN!.. ohhh yeah... Jinkama - san it`s the best, BUT! Densha Friends-shi are MOE
,,､,､,,, / ＼〇ノゝ ∩ ＜ Let's get 1000 by Oppai Oppai！！ ,,､,､,,,
/三/( ﾟ∀ﾟ)彡 ＼＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿ ,,､,､,,,
I just saw episode 9. I feel like one of those "shock!" images where they freeze and turn to stone.
Just watched episode 9 as well.
This "you lied" "IM SORRY" thing is getting a little bit played out.
And yet... I still am compelled... to watch more...
the whole relationship is a total otaku wish-fullfillment bore if you ask me. it's all the OTHER characters who are fun.
I agree... although I still want him to succeed.
I meant to say "guys", not "guy".
I sound like some wigger in that sentence.
and yes... I JUST saw the thread directly beneath asking "what is your favourite scene".
I fail at life.
sup guys lol
wtf is "変車" ????
Emperor's theme! Densha rape! Saori's mom! Akiba stalk!
hey!!! have subs for "densha otoko another finale" already out?!?!? I would apreciate if you could post a link where to download them from... T__T
Densha ED PV!!!
sambo master - sekai wa sore o ai to yobun da ze
Well, that's that. T_T So great! I was emoting along with them in the narration after they meet, and in the graduation scene. When I realized that no, it wouldn't be right for him to stay, I was all (´･ω･`). And then ｡･ﾟ･(ﾉД`)･ﾟ･｡ yes! go and don't look back! The "adult's kiss" was hilarious. I thought the last AA post was a gong or plaque until I saw the real train. （＾ω＾;）
Do anyone know what brand is the chain that was given to densha but hermes in the last episode?
Look nice, felt like buying a pair.
I just finished watching Densha Otoko.. It was a great series!
Only complaint is that it was only 11 episodes ＿|￣|○
You could read the translation of the original forum posts someone is doing. It's linked in one of the densha threads.
Ah, that's a good idea. I kinda forgot about that.
Hmmm.. too bad we can't find out what densha's doing now. Was his real identity ever disclosed?
Does anyone know where I can find that piano theme from Densha Otoko? It plays whenever there's a touching moment happening, for example, during the last episode when everyone is saying their final goodbyes
I love that music but I can't find it anywhere~
Nevermind, it was on the OST ... orz
ooo, interesting. Is it a real drama? If so, what is it about besides three girls apparently making over a geek?
Chickan Otoko.... it premieres on 11/19 then im guessing?
iv just watched the first ep and i can't beleve how much it has touched me!
x Trenchant Insight
o Tell Me More
x Bon Mot
I think >>273 was talking about the regular Densha Otoko
I also don't know what Chikan Otoko is supposed to be about
download trailer morons!
Okay, it's a guy and three girls, we saw that already
How did they meet? Why are there three of them? Are they sisters or something? Why do they like this guy, what did he do? What the fuck is this movie about?
I finally saw the Densha second ending/epilogue special. It was a bit dissapointing to see it was mainly a clip show, but seeing what happened with the forum members while offscreen during the series made up for it. That last scene though, when Hermes invites Densha...
This is just an observation based on what little japanese I understand. From what I saw in that trailer, perhaps he meets these girls through a stereotypical mishap that made him look like a perv and then what zany antics follow and what romance might blossom. Or seomthing. Yea.
Bingo. From what I've heard/seen, this is based off a novel parodying(?) Densha.
Train Men? Is this the just the movie or an entirely different thing?
>>279 That was downright KITA!!! lol. Wonder if Densha will successfully rise to the occasion, if you get what I mean.
are you from sydney
le's go to the 1000 posts ready - stay - go!!!
that last post made aboslutly no sense.
aiya, why you want to put the torrent at rapidshare. Can't download
Loved the first episode... but I can't imagine myself sitting through ELEVEN HOURS of this x_x
You don't need to. Somehow it just happens and you're left wanting more.
yeah. watch 2 eps. a day. Me? after watching 3 eps., I was completley hooked that I finished it in one sitting anyway.
Hi I'm new to this thread here.... I really like Densha Otoko and cant beleive its based on these threads! its unbeleivable! some one please tell me whats going on here ~"~
I wonder what the real Densha is.....
People in this thread are likely to find http://4-ch.net/tv/kareha.pl/1141892882/ interesting.
It's about one of the people in the TV-series. A popculture reference you might have missed, unless you're very well-informed about such things.
I love this movie. Densha character has inspired me so much. Gave me courage. Gave me the feeling of love. Gave light to my boring world. Thanks Densha!! I recommend this drama to everyone. I hope people can enjoy this drama which touch my heart
>>311 I agree with him, Denaha has insired me a well from the show. it gives those who cant find love the courage to go for it, i really appreciate what densha did in the show!!~
what the.... Densha Otoko lol
The movie is one heck of a lot more depressive than the series...
hmm... I just came here after finish watching Densha Otoko the drama series like an hour ago. I am in a bunch of other forums as well, but this style of forum is very interesting hmm... ya I'm a n00b XD
btw does anyone know how this tripcode thing works?
trip code is the thing people put when writing parts of their name so that if you use a nickname other people can impersonate you
say the name is
Correction it seems the random stuff actually appears as part of your name
Because I saw someone's nic as this
oh here we go
just type !tripcode in front of your name I think there is some other thing you can type in there to change it but I'm not sure anyone know how?
Hmm did this thread die?
oh i see!! thanks! ^^
Np^^ (w are we the only 2 left here?)
haha i think so xD! where is everyone else?! who was that random densha otoko?? ~"~
dunno probably just someone who copied the Japanese name into their Name XD
lol who ever that was it was pretty random lol xD
hi, anyone knows where to buy the mina figurine in the densha otoko show? the one with the bunny ears and 2 carrots
i heard its a rare item and hard to get
they should make more of these then...＿|￣|○
I heard there was only 2 of them 1 of them broke during production, the other one was sold at a comike in japan
yea its true, one of them was broken when they were filming Densha otoko. you can find it on youtube.com and i think its Densha Otoko NG's xD
game otoko? what is that.
what is that?
Hi ( ` - ´ )>
My girlfriend and I have been watching all of Densha Otoko TV series on dvd and it is fantastic!!
She also bought the movie version but I refuse to watch it as I don't think it will hold up now that I have seen this tv version.
that last post had the wrong email link - this one is correct!
one more thing, anyone know of an online site selling Densha Otoko merchandise??
personaly i wanna see like an expansion to the series.
kind of what happened next. dont realy care if its what
actualy happned in real life or if the writers came up with it.
>>340 episode 12 just tells the stories of the other posters so not much goes around it.
Hey! What's about the merchandise stuff? Anyone an idea? I want it too! XDD
Well actually it does wrap up some things for the main chracters as well. To make it simple it wraps up the loose ends and gives the other people to shine. But stuff does go on.
Where can I find the movie version of this subbed guys?? Thanks a lot!
My boyfriend and I watch the TV series via youtube.com...
It's quite addicting, hard to resist Densha and the cute ASCII guy. :P And yay for the op songs. Twilight <3
Densha Otoko is the best...
I love Densha Otoko!Do you guys recommend any other good dorama?
i love this show and movie!
talves voceis nao me entendao mas estol postando
para dizer q densha otoko e demais mudoul minha vida
I LOVE DENSHA OTOKO!!!!__
i love densha 2.their story is so sweet.i hope my life will be as advanture as this story...sugoii ne
I'm a guy and i cried almost every episode T_T
Do you guys like the charater namely Hermes-san?
It is Hermes-tan.
I loved it, very much. ^_^
Gambatte ne to all Denshas!
Actually, -tan is just an honorific suffix, and can be swapped in and out with -san, or others, depending on the situation.
It's not a regular suffix, and not used in normal conversation except by children who can't pronounce -chan. Otherwise it's used as an overly cute affectation for the subject. I wish people wouldn't overuse it so much.
I liked Hermes, the girlfriend of the dude with dreads, and towards the end, even liked Imperial March girl. Although I personally couldn't be bothered to watch an episode to find out her name again.
I actually became bothered enough to find out the actress' name: Shiraishi Miho - and in the show she's known as Jinkama.
I just finished the TV series and found it extremely touching...never had a TV series nearly have me in tears! I wanna watch it all again!
And props to Itou Masaki!
Also wondering how come the TV soundtrack doesn't have the full song done by Sambomaster?
<shrug> Wasn't too fond of the Sambomaster song anyhow.
who was the actress who ended up being the girlfriend of the "Single Rant Thread" thread master? She was cute, too
Personally, I liked the girl that was together with the crazy hair guy
As I'm unsure of who the thread master was, are you talking about Wendy, the girl who worked at the local restaurant and went to a different town? Or the friend of Saori who went out with Densha's friend, only to be dumped by him because he was afraid of being hurt?
So does anyone know which rooftop was used for the opening scene and other parts? I know some animes have had fan websites devoted to finding the real places that inspired the background art.
It's the girl who kept beginning her post by saying "I'm just a girl..."
I love the confession part of Densha and Hermes at the top of the building.
The part when they are sitting on the park bench is the BEST! Hermen-tan's voice was SOOOOO sexy...my God...faints
Amen - Hermes is always running through my mind :P
Just watched Densha Otoko - Another Ending...
GUITAR OTOKO, BANZAI!!
Someone should ban that guy from touching a guitar or singing ever again. :P
Hahaha....he did a good job of acting "bad" :p
Poor third otaku ended up alone. :P
He'll probably "Net Otoko"!!
i'm just a girl, but...ahh, forget it...
juz finish wacthed the drama...really sad man..
If anyone doesn't feel like downloading multiple gigabytes, GBStv is playing Densha Otoko on Mondays at 10pm EST with encores on Thursdays at 8pm EST.
GBStv? Bah, I'm Canadian, probably don't get it anyhow.
Did you click on the link? It's an online interweb broadcast. You know, internet, they have it on computers now?
the extra episode is mostly about the lives of the other posters on the thread and fills in gaps like who started the thread what effect the thread had on the others.Worth watching if you enjoyed the rest of the series.
>>388 On second thought, doesn't matter much. I have it all recorded from prior, and am busy on Thursdays anyhow. But thank you.
>>340 Yeah, it was nice to see an extension of the series, since I burned through it too quickly <saw the first epi at a local con in May, went home and downloaded it all that night>. :P
Densha Otoko movie to premiere at AX, with a theater run in major cities.
>San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the forthcoming DVD release of the quirky romantic comedy TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO. The film, which received widespread critical acclaim and caused a sensation in Japan upon its release in 2005, will be released by VIZ Pictures, a new VIZ Media sister company. TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO will be available domestically on DVD in January of 2007. VIZ Media will also publish the companion manga series, TRAIN_MAN: DENSHA OTOKO, in October for $9.99.
forgot this part
>VIZ Media will be previewing TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO at Anime Expo 2006 on Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 p.m. TRAIN MAN: DENSHA OTOKO will have its theatrical premiere in September 2006 beginning in New York with major cities to follow.
Just like Viz to license exactly the wrong thing.
Looks like it's showing at Comi-con again?
Well, the movie is. The TV show is infinitely better.
（ ﾟДﾟ ） ZOMG! We got a plug!
( ﾟ ヮﾟ)Could this be our chance for an influx of users?
> Based on true events that took place on a popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) website in Japan called "2ch"
That's a kind of kaomoji(Emoticon), I guess.
You can see other variations at Wikipedia too.
We know what it is...
（ ﾟДﾟ ）Another link in their links page! Right next to 2channel too. T_T
Their manga cafe links appear to be 404. :/
That's what I've heard. (^o^)
Have you read Project Densha translation yet?
> Internet Relay Chat (IRC) website
> Internet Relay Chat (IRC) website
> Forum Coming Soon!
It would be a shame if they opted for a vB/phpbb style forum when a 2ch style one, kareha or otherwise, would make such a perfect tie-in to the movie. However, it might be difficult fitting it into the site layout.
As if a phpbb forum ever fit into a site design anywhere.
I was waiting for the translations to be finished before I watched the TV series. Once I finished reading it, I got through the series in a couple of nights, my Keroro Gunso hand puppet stained with tears. Hot damn that show is good.
i've read the copy of densha's conversation on the board..
though it wasn't exactly as miracleous as the tv show,but man, that was surely a blow.
i mean, how in the world that could go that smooth
Aside from the unsourced "according to FujiTV they're still together" bit from wikipedia, I don't think anyone in the general public knows who he really is (if he's real at all). All the posts were collected by someone else, and it's public domain, so the companies took the story freely.
>>413 Same here, I searched to see if there was a similar setup for a forum as on the show...
They're giving away posters..I'd like one...
The "official" US premeire is in New York on Friday, July 14. Since it's at a big film festival, keep an eye out in case there's an article about it somewhere!
Cant' wait! ｷﾀ━━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━━...
Densha forum is open, and it fails. OTL
Ooo, I seem to have stumbled upon a mirror site. This must be the company doing the web design.
and now something completly random
I was just thinking... wouldnt it be amazing if your love story would be known in many countries?! I think it would be extremely special!! If this event really happend and they are still together (i guess they would have been married by now) im hoping the two of them grow really old together and later in life write a book about it or something lol (^_^) im just verry curious about what happened afterwards in their lifes <3
I read that they're still together in a japanese news paper.
if you believe everything you read you better not read....
>Based on true events that took place on a popular Bulletin Board website in Japan called “2ch,”
For those who can't read/are too lazy to read the 2ch threads, here's a nice translation:
Hmm.. I think this Densha fits the role (just on appearance, I don't know how good an actor he is). But, I liked the Hermes from the TV show better than this actress. Just my humble oppinion.
I think the TV actor is more beleivable as a nerd in physical appearance. The movie one looks more well-groomed. I'm undecided on Hermes.
episodes > Movie
I couldn't stand the TV series...
Why is there a mosiac over Densha and Hermes' adult kiss?
I know that anime can be quite liberal with sexual content, but why is live-action usually more conservative?
the most funniest thing were the a-channel residents (TV series) XD
i loved those over exagerrated reactions and when they were all fainting and moved spastic behind their computers loooooooool
Wouldn't you act the same way if you were involved in the event
dude..... thats called acting, acting mostly over exagerrate things.... dont freaking tell me your being the same behind your computer... LOOOOOL
I would. Sometimes I speak to myself when I type. lol, joking.
I don't understand why such a boring story became popular with so many people.
I cried a couple of times during it. It wasn't boring at all. Although some things were overly long.
You think its boring, it's not like you speak for all people in the world.
Anyone saw densha at otakon 2006?
it was a sweet story, and i guess it's so popular because there's so many people who are on 2ch
I wish I could be there...
Another Densha movie review:
This was the last film I saw at Fantasia before having to head home, and it was kind of a good place to stop. After a steady diet of serial killers, zombies, vampires, and other monsters, a film like "Train Man" supplies a different, but just as vital, fantasy, with the "based on a true story" making the world seem a brighter place.
it's a nice comment.
Okay so I just saw the movie.
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS SO HORRIBLE
to honest the tv-series is the best compared to the movie but still for me the movie is still good..
It really is a shame what bad casting can do to a film. The guy who played densha was very unconvincing. Hell, the whole movie felt like that simpsons running joke about Ranier Wolfcastle playing a nerd (or a elementary school teacher)! It was just plain wrong.
I couldn't stand tv series. The movie was different, but still good.
You think it's shitty, but it's not that horrible. just different.
Your comment IS garbage (-_-) > 446
I couldn't agree you more!>450
I couldn't agree you more!>448
I just finished watching Densha Otoko, and by finished I don't mean I watched all the episodes, I mean I just couldn't keep watching. I read the original posts, and no matter wether it was a faker or perhaps even several, the movie and the tv-series completely massacered it.
I need to get around to reading the original thread translation.
I didn't like the movie as much as the tv drama version. I'm starting to read the translated originals at this moment. hopefully its as good as what 454 said.
I liked this comment:
Women like confident men, and he showed it....sorta.
Why on earth is this shitty thread always on top at Film & TV?
because every once in a while we like to bump it up. we are just balancing the world for ya. so dont complain.
Man, I've just finished reading the translation of the 2ch thread... What can I say?
Densha Otoko Movie -> Crap
Densha Otoko TV Series -> O_O OMG LoL \o/
I liked movie better than tv...
The Series are pretty cool!
Next 2channel real story Manga
I do want to believe that it's real
Densha otoko is a Fantastic movies & tv series.. But i prefed tv series,which is much funnier then movies..
I am currently watching the TV with my girlfriend, I cry because now I can relate even more. She also loves it. The show has a mass appeal ( ﾟ ヮﾟ)
just finished watching the TV show earlier todai
it is a true story, you can find the dictations of the original Japanese posts from 2-ch and their translations online
>>470 it does, right? I love watching the show! I have to let my boyfriend watch the show too!
I want dis film or tv series continue to next episode not 11 with spesial ending or last crusade[23 Sept 2006 on Air ]
I realy like this film
the book is out now, published in the UK by Constable and Robinson
I don't like Hermes in the film. I don't think she is that pretty. But Hermes in the tv show (Itou Misaki!!!) is sooo cute
The actress playing Hermes in the film is Nakatani Miki. Supposedly, she got the role just because the "real" Densha said that Hermes look a lot more like her. Now..., Nakatani Miki was 29 when she starred in the film. But when she was younger, her beauty, i dare say, was unparelled. And Misaki-san is going to be 30 next year. Not bad for an obaasan (well, almost an obaasan).
Does anyone think that the beautiful Ito Misaki looks awfully similar to Audrey Hepburn? Anyone? Or is it just me? Well maybe not the acting but the looks...
Woah i didnt know they had the book translated, I am quite the fan of Densha but i cant read japanese. Quite the good thing.
North Korea thinks that I sell a nuclear weapon to Islam radical group from lack of funds at last.
I think that it is a crisis of a nucleus for U.S.A.
The whole story of "Densha Otoko" is simply inspirational. The entire series of BBS threads prove that there are good people on the Internet who want to help others.
I haven't read the entire thread, so I apologize ahead of time. But has there ever been any sort of update regarding how Densha and Hermes are doing today? With how well this romance has been built up, it would almost be heart breaking to hear if they weren't together anymore.
According to people who made the TV show/ Film (i forgot which) Hermes and Densha are still together to this day.
Amazing isn't it?
What are the chances of such a thing happening?
It would be nice to think that they were still together. Whether they are or not, i dont think we'll ever know. By the way... 214 Couch potato, where did you get that image?
I wanna know cause that girl looks like Isoyama Sayaka, my favourite idol ━━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━━
some news about densha
In the January 2007 issue of Wired there is an article "Love Train" about our favorite "true love story" 「電車男」(Densha Otoko). Writer Brian Ashcraft gets a special interview with the "man" behind the phenomenon. Not in person, of course. Observe:
It seems to be Korean common sense
Jesus Christ is a Korean
i just bought the actual Densha Otoko novel, its in chinese. the format of the book is the message board style! really good
Ito Misaki does not look like hepburn. It's just your imagination by watching "Breakfasat at Tiffany's" too much.
It's a very cute story and I still can't believe that it was based on a true story. I watched the movie and the Densha-kun in it was adorable. X3
I spent almost 24 hours watching this fine drama...2 times back-to-back.. cried when densha passes out in the rain (ep 7 perhaps). the scene when one of the channelers ( the bodybuilder i think) spraying his armpit is also hilarious!
if there's really a real densha otoko out there, i want to wish him best of luck and treasure his "hermes"...^^
oh, and anyone here knows where 2 get subs for densha otoko F2 special? greatly appreciated ^^
The movie was really good. Better then watching some other crappy movie on your free time.
Densha movie sucks- the girl isn't that much better than the guy
dis show rockx!!!
The movie was awesome! I loved it:)
I don't know if this has been said, since I have just found 4-ch but saw Densha about a year ago..
I just saw the movie, it was so sweet, my girlfriend was moved to tears...
i loved the movie but i thought miki nakatani didn't really fit for this role of hermess after reading the manga.
this movie rocks, i just bought it last friday, at sakura-con, it is on of my favorite movies.
does anyone has the link to the manga?
torrent or direct one.
hola que tal a todos hehehe me llamo densha otoko ^^
This thread is pretty old. I forgot how I found it, but now it's bookmarked and bumped!
Densha Otoko is the third Jdorama I've watched. It's pure comedy! I know it's also a romance story but to me it's more funny than anything else. Yamada's two otaku friends, the evil version of Sakurai, and of course Aoyama Saori's good looks are memorable. Some of the skits were so funny my eyes teared and stomach cramped. I mean, c'mon, RC cars delivering diamond rings in an elaborate scheme to woo a woman's affection? Now THAT is funny. You could make a spoof jewelry store commercial out of it. The lighthouse skit was my favorite scene in the TV series.
Hi every one, maybe I´m not very involved with this, but is it real this story?, it´s like a fairy tale! I love it, i thought Romeo and Juliet where the best, but now I think different!
I'm still of the opinion that the original posts are a far better read/watch than any of the silly, dramaticized fairy-tale stories as seen in the manga/dorama/film. It's just cool seeing 2chers getting excited about stuff like this. I think there's a much better adaptation of 2ch life and its residents yet to be made from a story like this.
■THE FAKE OF NANKING - 1
i love that movie... its so cute
i just started watching the tv series for it and it lookes amazing!!
Review of the Densha Otoko novel english edition. The reviewer's talk of narrative and writing style is kind of funny when the whole thing is just BBS posts cobbled together.
i'm fasciniated by the whole Densha Otoko phenomenon, so much so, i'm even writing a thesis on it! although i must admit, i haven't got very far. i'd love to hear from all you fans out there. perhaps it is just a clever marketing ploy and totally engineered, but i don't think it really matters.
Densha otoko wa sugoi yo, hontouni!!!!!!
Densha otoko wa sugoi yo, hontouni!!!!!!
i've really wanted to watch the dorama again, but no time (duh)
Tnx Couch Potato! I have just entered the net and read your reply, i´m very sorry I couldn´t answer before but I had an accident on my bike and spend a little time to rest my rigth arm cause it got broken -...
Aaaahhh... readyng the traslation was very pleasant....
The crazy theories about the 2ch owners coming up with the story to pay off lawsuit fines seems much less credible than the story in the posts themselves. They're great posts, and there's no denying the community enthusiasm behind the man. It could be just elaborate fiction he decided to write in a forum instead of a magazine article, but if you notice, it's kind of a boring story. There's no real conflict. It has a real anticlimactic ending that's satisfying because it's so authentic and relatable.
it seems plausible that it actually happened,
just remember as stories get passed on though, details always change, but the truth to the story hopefully remains in tact
For a while now I have seen Densha Otoko the movie and TV series about 3 times each. It's really a story to praise for such beauty and originality. Absolutely the number 1 on my list for Japanese Drama/Comedy/Romance.
Also a question for Couch Potato on post 525, could you relay the link of the original Densha Otoko forum room. Arigatou, Onegai
Densha Otoko!!! I wanna think the history is true...anyway...But..if it really happens...where are the original posts??
I'm sure they've long since been pruned, but I used to have a archive bookmarked around here somewhere...
Densha Otoko powa !
A wunderfull story.
I wish a miracle like that would happen to me :(
Densha Otoko was a very inspriving seires, it give me hope for the future,
well anyways, does any know where i could find any of the 2-channle that it accually took place in... my PC cant support kanji so ive been haveing trouble looking
nurse-kun > densha
I just finished reading all the original posts I found on
so much fun, I almost cried :")
In the beginning the posters might just have been trolls trolling others in that board..
I mean, there was more than one thread about love/dating help, but the "incredible" story might have been the thing that cought the eye of others.
Yeah. I wonder why people would make stupid theories about the stroy being a hoax. I read the whole thread, it seems like a normal dating thread, just a tad more elaborate.
I've found the original posts from densha's story (not rinji and nakano hito), if you can read japanese, all posts there are amazing!
The link to the archived original posts are in this very thread.
And they're not "amazing", you're just an idiot.
Fuck Densha Otoko, everyone who cares might as well own Pretty Woman on DVD.
I LOVE DENSHA
Fun film. I especially laughed when they were having tea and he eats the sugar as if it were candy, then proceeds to put about 5 of them in a tiny cup of tea.
After watching the drama, I'll never look at an otaku the same way ever again... actually i think i'm turning into one
Oh I wondered, this is a real story?? I would like to see the real densha otoko and his missus. ^-^ Thx for the link in the 536th post.
I just started watching the first episode of the series tonight.
It's hilarious. I love it.
My favourite scene of the series is when all of the 2ch residents are drinking Benoist tea, and they keep making small noises like 'hermes' and 'densha'. It actually made me laugh out loud.
Does anyone know where I can find the soundtrack to the movie? I can only find the soundtrack to the show online and it's really frustrating!!!
I've read the translations and thought the original post were pretty amazing. I only wonder where they are now. Anyway the posts were good enough to make a j-drama and a movie from. Just a bit of net life I guess.
Apparently Densha's tripcode was cracked soon after he took one on. So what was it? (a bit of trivia, I admit, but I'm curious.)
Also, kind of weird that the real couple never stepped forward. I wonder if all the hype caused Hermes to find out about 2ch, freak out, and leave him.
maybe they don't want any publicity at all?
has densha and hermes real couple step forward? is Saori the real names of hermes?
take it slow? sorry i don't get what u mean. Btw, i m a newbie to this channel. hi...
but since the real couple didn't step forward, is the names on the drama the actual names of the couple?
The story is mostly fiction with a little drawn from the BBS discussions.
I saw this movie by accident and loved it. A departure from what you normally see here in the US. It would be neat to read the original 2ch posts, but I don't think they would make much sense since I can't read Japanese. :(
thanks couch potato, sorry for bombarding 3 messages in a row...
Thank you for the suggestion. I've actually found it, and have been reading it before sleeping each night. Very interesting to see the similarity and contrast between the movie and the translated thread.
is there any thread here for singles ? for real? ^^.
aw fuck, now /love/ is going to be filled with densha-wannabes
thanks alot couch potato
I've read the book of this, it's wonderful! Hmm... I might consider watching the movie.
I don't like the movie. The drama however RULES.
The show rocks, the manga rules, the movie is OK but the actual thread beats them all!
I've read the book n watch the drama
but i haven't watch the movie version..
is it good??
maybe if u're thinking about "Are there someone with the same problem like Densha?", there are one at the romance section...i've been looking at his thread for some time, and yes he's an otaku :D
I too loved the book and the TV drama.
The movie was good, but to be honest the Drama was better. Because of the length of the series it had alot more time to play the story out and, while some may argue that the dramatization was awful, it also allowed them to include those quirky comedy moments that made the show so memorable. (With the help of the new characters Jinkama and Kazuya. There's only so much the residents could provide.)
I miss watching that drama. :]]
I watched it twice. Still gave me tears in both times.
I just finished watching the TV series....It was sugoi!
I just finished to!! now Densha truly give me hope and courage..
>>575 i agree, the drama is way better. but it is way off from the original story. haha.
loved the drama :)
Where is the thread to be found. Someone give me a link?
Anyone? Please gimme link?
elow im fan of DENSHA OTOKO i like it bec he gave me hope and courage i want to find the tread.... plzz help me
hi every why is der no one answer my question i found this thread
but plzzz answer my question!!!!......
what do you need? the origin thread is in ch2... it think it's difficult to read them (i can read japs T.T")
but if u want the translate of the thread then i can redirect you to here below:
Thanks a bunch Shades :D :D
P.S. I wasn't bumping this, it was at the top when I first saw it.
i just realize i mistyped.... i mean "I can't read"
lol pardon me for my mistake... and such a late post of realizing it >_<
i just finish watching the drama. I first read the manga accidentally and tried to look if it has an anime or a live action drama. Im also done reading the englishversion of the original post.
I hope i can find an information on what really happens to their relationship. If they are still together.
wow a thread from 2005 to 2009. cool! awesome! incredible!
If people stopped necromancing the thread, maybe this pain would stop.
Hi! I just finished the drama recently and was watching the "making of" interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lilAxncj-Ng
I was looking for an english translation for it and came across this channel. I'm pretty amazed that this style of forum exists in english!!! Sooo excuse me if I'm breaking any rules...I could say I'm busy writing a paper but really I am just so excited to write in the same kind of forum (!!)
Couch Potato is the default name in the Film/TV boards of 4-ch.
You're not breaking any rules, it is a cute and inspiring story, but imagine if like everytime someone heard a song from the beatles there was a post "oh wow guys this band is so great" in the music section. Except this happens in film, anime, manga, literature, romance, personal, general, whatever. It gets boring after a while, especially when no more input has to be added to the subject. This thread (amongst many others) is FOUR YEARS OLD for fuck's sake!
regarding the authenticity of densha otoko, i really like to believe it's real but even if it's not we got to see the world's most miraculous love story. i read on wiki that
"Densha Otoko's posts continued for awhile longer, but on May 17, there were posts about being on the verge of having sex, forum members made inappropriate comments (they had been expressing their opinions and thoughts about him). Later that night, Densha Otoko left the boards."
interesting, the name automatically became couch potato even when i left it blank
i thought 4ch encourages user to not leave names, the default name should be no name like 2ch or Anonymous
Look. If it was a work of fiction, the Japanese users of 2-ch would respond to the publishing of the novel. Since they did not, i'd assume it to be true. You think too much, thread starter.
Anyhoo, i'm still going to watch the movie.
epic story. if true or not. it let's us hope.. ;_;
here's a link to a translation of the original densha otoko posts.
That's really fun to read after watching the movie. They did a great job being faithful to the actual thread, train man's emotions, etc.
oh wow. this board is just plain awesome. plain, but awesome. hehe.
i tried to disregard the spoilers, as i'm currently at the 7th episode... but it seems the F2 special never got any sub... any idea if there's anything out there?
oh wow. this board is just plain awesome. plain, but awesome. hehe.
i tried to disregard the spoilers, as i'm currently at the 7th episode... but it seems the F2 special never got any sub... any idea if there's anything out there?
Yeh, I've actually seen the drama. But there's a movie, not sure if that's any good.
i really enjoyed the tv series, along with the specials.
I want to know if we can find out if anything else happened to them or if there is a site or something to see an update. Please tell.
i always want to be like densha otoko..his courage to love someone
that imposibble to love..
watch 'otaku no video'.
I really envy them.
I liked the movie more than the TV show. Even though the woman felt a bit flat/unemotional in the movie, the characters were all around more believable I felt.
this is the best drama i ever watched!!!! it reminds me of myself 3 years ago...hmmm...very touching indeed!! densha!!!
yep .. one of the best drama .. but Nobuta wo Produce is the best for me .. lol .
Actually the reason I go to websites like this is because I watched Densha Otoko .. and I truly admired how those unknown people who hav never met Densha helped him so much .... it was just simply amazing ...
If ever there are still some otakus out there !! try becoming like Densha ..!!
by the way what happened with the real densha right now ? does anyone know ...
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY!
I'll skip the usual superlatives, expressions of conviction that it must be a true story, and wishes for updates (though I share them....) but:
Has anyone else noticed that the story is a remake (in real life) of the 1924 movie "Girl Shy", and that in the Fuji drama Ito and Ito match Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston in character, mannerism, and --- no less -- in FACE?
The dorama's good, although it's very factitious, just like any other dorama.
it was just a hoax created by japanese TV producers...