Densha Otoko ( 2channel real story ) (626)

1 Name: 返信 2005-05-28 01:27 ID:HoZnHXLW

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.

2 Name: Couch Potato 2005-05-28 06:15 ID:9cHYL/f1

3 Name: Couch Potato 2005-06-01 10:20 ID:Heaven

Ii otoko

4 Name: Couch Potato 2005-06-17 09:05 ID:WB28n91e

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.

Full review here:

5 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-14 04:11 ID:uoEwD5l1

TV Show is awesome.

6 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:22 ID:7SCbJmB8



7 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:23 ID:Heaven

/r/ torren plz

8 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:32 ID:Heaven

I loved it!, 4 July 2005
Author: Sinner from Tokyo, Japan

If you've spent much time chatting on the Internet, you've probably had a conversation along these lines at some point: "They should make a movie like this!" "Naah... who wants to see a movie about a bunch of people sitting at computers typing?" Densha Otoko finally answers that question, and does it in superb style. By use of split-screen, and computer text overlaid on real environments, it makes the online chats visually interesting and fast-paced.

But this isn't just some technical storytelling exercise. At its heart, it's a funny and charming romance. Unlike just about every other "naive protagonist gets dating advice" movie, this one is astonishingly pure-hearted.

On consideration, I dropped it a point because I felt the character of the love-interest was under-developed. Her role in the romance never quite got fully believable. As even the minor characters are properly developed, perhaps she was intentionally left as a mysterious figure.

I really hope this gets a wider audience outside Japan. This is a wonderful, wonderful film, but the central role played by typed Japanese text is going to be a barrier to international audiences. Perhaps the best we can hope for is a competent Hollywood remake. Please, no Jennifer Lopez.

9 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:32 ID:Heaven

a truly heartwarming story of otaku romance, 19 June 2005
Author: alibash from tokyo, japan

*** This comment may contain spoilers ***

This is by far the best romantic comedy that I've seen in a long time! It's actually a true love story based on a widely read thread on 2ch (a lot like the origin of "My Sassy Girl"), where the main character "blogged" (for lack of a better word) his encounter with the girl of his dreams by randomly standing up for her in a train. You basically fall in love with all of the characters of the story, from the leads to the supporting cast. Maybe even more the supporting cast than the leads. The readers in 2ch are struck by the sweet though pitiable introduction to his story, and help him with emotional support and advice throughout his ordeal. The readers aren't perfect either, and are what ultimately makes the story hit home. My personal favorite are the 3 guys "living" in the manga/internet-cafe.

Comically, the movie is brilliant, and Koushi Yamada does an excellent job of channeling the spirit of socially awkward otaku's everywhere. There's a reoccurring theme of friendly total strangers making life worth living, which, sappy as it sounds, really leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling at the end.

Definitely see this movie if you get the chance!

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11 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:35 ID:Heaven

sorry for double post!

12 Name: Couch Potato 2005-07-16 16:49 ID:Heaven

14 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-04 04:42 ID:OGDjoCmX

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!!

15 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-04 08:11 ID:RGe3sB8S

I hope subtitles will be available on Sunday then!

17 Name: エルメス 2005-08-12 04:17 ID:hwodgfTW

This drama is so freaking awesome
I hope the movie comes out on DVD soon I'll totally buy it

18 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-13 22:58 ID:Heaven

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.

19 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-14 06:34 ID:Heaven

>>We are so similar that it seems like it's the story of my future. Regardless, great drama.


20 Name: chidori 2005-08-14 11:40 ID:pm8pVVH+

hey u guys kno where i can get da movie version of this ?

21 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-16 03:41 ID:Heaven

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

23 Name: omae!/afyNlzWnA 2005-08-17 11:20 ID:gKXe4om/

damn... i can't wait until thursday comes along.

24 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-17 13:44 ID:Heaven

Yeah, the suspense is killing me. (´ー`)

25 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-20 02:08 ID:Heaven

Episode 7 raw is up at D-Addicts for those who care. No subs yet. I'll keep you posted.

26 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-21 10:54 ID:YXQHeHJx


27 Name: Poring 2005-08-22 08:32 ID:EycxWFVz

I need more!

28 Name: peppermint 2005-08-22 15:06 ID:QmQfLt5b

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 )

29 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-22 15:36 ID:V90YLEHY

some of the posts are translated here:

30 Name: peppermint 2005-08-22 16:39 ID:Heaven

Great! thanks a lot, Couch

31 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-22 19:36 ID:Heaven

Subs came out last night on d-addicts. Enjoy.

32 Name: Nyerm 2005-08-23 04:44 ID:ordsFbev

Ep 7 made me cry.

33 Name: Poring 2005-08-23 05:00 ID:EycxWFVz

Episode 7 made me cry too.. as well as every other episode.

34 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-23 06:59 ID:Heaven

>>32 and >>33 are women.

35 Name: peppermint 2005-08-23 19:17 ID:QmQfLt5b

Finally, I have this episode!!...

36 Name: peppermint 2005-08-23 20:31 ID:QmQfLt5b

>>35 Hermes, please kiss him. Densha is so cute, i can't wait for next episode..

>>33 >>34 , made me cry too... (a little, ~(-_-')~)

37 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-23 21:08 ID:Heaven

Hell, I'm a guy and I cried during the show, so whoever said the people were women is wrong.

38 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-24 13:48 ID:Heaven

>>37 is a woman.

39 Name: peppermint 2005-08-24 21:51 ID:QmQfLt5b

41 Name: peppermint 2005-08-26 11:12 ID:QmQfLt5b

i'm waiting for 8 episode sub , Why I don't learn japanese, WHY!!

42 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-26 11:34 ID:svIiTP9q

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・)/

43 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-26 14:01 ID:Heaven

> 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!)

44 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-26 15:10 ID:KL8Dh5st

werd up sasuga wotakus. my home boys

45 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-27 01:23 ID:Heaven


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.

Also, could someone explain what the whole chicken thing is about in episode 8?

46 Name: Couch Potato 2005-08-28 21:08 ID:/EFW6QbB

47 Name: peppermint 2005-08-30 11:10 ID:QmQfLt5b

Densha Otoko, 8 epidose Sub. Hey Sakurina ;-D, look at this.

48 Name: Sky Eye 2005-08-30 16:39 ID:c4qE5neZ

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.

49 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-08-30 19:32 ID:Heaven

Hey thanks peppermint. :P
I was at school so I forgot about the show for a while there.

50 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-02 00:21 ID:Heaven


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.

However, three new subtitlers will be subbing the last three episodes of Densha. :)

Also, no new raw so far. (This is as of 8:21 PM ET)

51 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-02 01:32 ID:Heaven

oh and 49-51GET!

52 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 06:41 ID:5Arz8w9u

Episode 9 RAW

Also, next episode (#10) is supposed to be the final episode but twice as long (2 hours).

53 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 10:26 ID:Heaven

>>Also, next episode (#10) is supposed to be the final episode


54 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 11:34 ID:Heaven

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.

I have a question, though. The AA master/programmer is supposed to be the admin of "A-channel"? So he was Hiroyuki on 2ch?


Also, damn them for playing that freaking O-ZONE in the short restaurant scene.

55 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 11:41 ID:Heaven

"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."

56 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 13:42 ID:Heaven

(Let's translate "Densha Otoko" into English)

57 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 13:46 ID:Heaven

58 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 15:39 ID:Q4NB1gmf


Haha, nice!

59 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 15:42 ID:Q4NB1gmf

>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.

60 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 15:43 ID:Q4NB1gmf

... the drama.

zing triplepost

61 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 15:52 ID:Heaven


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)?

62 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-02 17:10 ID:Heaven


"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"

63 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-03 03:11 ID:lXGyYBCk

That fictional Hiroyuki is fuckin' sexy.

64 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-03 09:32 ID:6fdcJqDi


I wonder if the chicken thing refers to:

"02 名前:Mr.名無しさん 投稿日:04/04/16 23:05

(excerpts from original threads, collected @

65 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-03 14:05 ID:Heaven

>>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.

However, if I remember correctly, when Jinkhama-san first goes on a-ch, it seems she typed 2ch. I watched it two times, and I'm pretty sure that the URL she types is string here)

I'll take pictures if I can later on.

66 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-03 20:10 ID:6fdcJqDi

Subtitles for Episode 9, same place as always (different translator, though):

67 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-03 20:18 ID:6fdcJqDi

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:

68 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-04 16:59 ID:Heaven

It should be noted that the ones by densha-lover & co. seemed to be superior in quality and timing.

69 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 01:31 ID:lXGyYBCk

Real Hiroyuki:
Not quite as hot, but I'd still do him.

70 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 08:00 ID:oB+2ZIog

That's a bad shot of him! This one is better!:

<3 Hiroyuki!

71 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 10:35 ID:Heaven

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.

72 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 11:19 ID:Heaven

Does Hiroyuki ever post to 2ch?

73 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 11:48 ID:Heaven


Yes, his handle is 名無しさん

74 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 13:00 ID:3fX2NgX8


"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."

"Many people who write on Channel 2 are stupid," Mr. Nishimura said, making a statement that many Channel 2 regulars would agree with but one that will surely draw a flurry of attacks. "They cannot change the world by writing about it. If they really want to have an impact, there are other things they could be doing.""

75 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 13:01 ID:Heaven

just like moot rofl

76 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 13:19 ID:Heaven

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.

77 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 18:06 ID:hkRAdXtX

just saw ep1 , it laughed so hard. Altough i felt sad for him some times.

78 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 21:51 ID:oB+2ZIog

lolling @ episode 9 mentioning YUKORIN!

79 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-05 23:20 ID:Heaven


80 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-06 00:45 ID:Heaven

Can you explain?

81 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-06 06:18 ID:XWRY8UyD

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 just found it funny to picture the dude in ep9 as one of those who'd interrupt my conversations in there by stating that her farts smell like vanilla or somesuch.

82 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-06 13:11 ID:lXGyYBCk

It's true.
I used to run a somewhat popular website, and many of the users were fuckin' stupid.

83 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-07 02:02 ID:Heaven

One doesn't need to run a website to know that fact :P

84 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-07 11:18 ID:+vVW4OM6

Thread about Densha Otoko movie:

85 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-07 14:48 ID:Heaven

densha otoko movie:


150+ sources,should be
very fast download

86 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-07 18:48 ID:Heaven

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting..... ( ̄ー ̄)

87 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-08 13:17 ID:Heaven

... BT link please?

88 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-08 23:52 ID:Heaven


Regarding that, the lack of actually liveable ed2k support on Macs is depressing. :P

89 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-09 07:22 ID:Heaven

Try aMule

90 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-10 15:05 ID:Heaven

>>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.

91 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-10 22:00 ID:Q4NB1gmf


92 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-10 22:23 ID:Heaven

Er, there should be one, they just didn't upload it yet.

93 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-10 22:33 ID:cbA2mzz3

No, there isn't one this week. Refer to >>62

94 Name: Sakurina!hb3hogbZLc 2005-09-11 01:12 ID:Heaven

Oh, okay. I heard about someone having seen it already on D-Addicts.

95 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-11 05:20 ID:Heaven

They were lying!

96 Name: Piyo 2005-09-11 10:19 ID:V6MX+Rh9


Because of the election, every tv station was changed propgrams in this week... (>_<)

97 Name: Peppermint 2005-09-12 20:28 ID:OeeALW7Z

>>85 . Please, somebody can help me to find an url who subtitle this movie ? English Sub.

98 Name: Peppermint 2005-09-12 20:32 ID:OeeALW7Z

o-ne-gai (^_^)

99 Name: Couch Potato 2005-09-12 20:34 ID:Heaven

I doubt any exist, yet.

100 Name: Peppermint 2005-09-12 20:43 ID:OeeALW7Z

BuuuuuuuuuuuuAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa snif snif snif snif snif..

thank you , Cou..snif snif..uch ..snif snif snif.. BhUAAaaa...

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