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Densha Otoko - Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story  
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Description
From Viz:
A hopeless geek, a beautiful woman, and a fast connection--could the Internet be his ticket onto the express train to romance?
A real-life thread on an Internet forum sparks a nationwide phenomenon! A nerdy otaku meets a girl on a train and posts an urgent query on the Web--How the heck do you talk to girls? What should he wear on their date? Where should they go? The forum's response was overwhelming, and the thread continued to grow along with their relationship.

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Manga

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Associated Names
電車男~ネット発、各駅停車のラブストーリー~
Densha Otoko
Densha Otoko - Net Development, the Love Story of a Local Train
Train Man

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10-18 by KEFI (3149d ago)
v.2 c.10 by APNF (3233d ago)
v.1 c.9 by APNF (3264d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Live Action Movie

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (403 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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August 14th 2013, 4:11am PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Sunday (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #881 decreased(-19)
Monthly Pos #1134 increased(+319)
3 Month Pos #1808 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #1778 decreased(-137)

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On 258 reading lists
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Bad portrayal of otaku   
Rating: N/A
by mango123
September 5th, 2009, 10:37am
This manga gives the reader a really good grasp of what the densha otoko story is based on, but it portrays it badly. The main character, who is supposed to be a typical otaku, portrays NO sign of the stereotypical otaku attributes that one would expect, ex: fussing over anime/manga, going crazy over figurines, etc. In fact, his personality seems to take a complete 180 within the first 10 pages, seriously wtf? Instead of a otaku coming out of his shell (which took approx less than 15 pages for him to become a normal person and forget about anything otakuish, to the point that it never even appears in the manga), it is more focused on the typical romance between two shy people. The otaku part did not contribute anything to the story; the plot could've been possible even if a normal, non-otaku, but shy person had been the one saving Hermes on the train and not a otaku.
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An excellent read.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pikku
July 8th, 2008, 11:20pm
I don't usually read this sort of thing, but it's really entertaining.
It's gotten to the point where I can easily compare my expression to all of his friends on the internet. (Mind you, I don't yell anything out.)
He's really easy to cheer for, and the storyline is the best I've seen for something centering on romance in an everyday setting. (Which I think sounds quite boring.)

I don't really think the art is the best, but the story had me going from the first page without a doubt.
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Amazing and heart warming!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ashmle
April 14th, 2008, 11:44pm
This was such a good story... Every guy has gone through these phases for a girl. You can see yourself in the plot. It's true that confidence might seem natural sometimes, but when you're with a girl you really like, you'll start to waver. But the fact that you don't give up, that you want to become better for that person, that's what really counts in the end. This story makes me more than happy. It gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside your chest... bigrazz
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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tazman0208
January 5th, 2011, 9:49am
There is no way that you can read this and not enjoy it, I felt like an idiot having a huge grin on my face while reading this manga. It is sweet and lovable story that everybody should read.
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AMAZING   
Rating: N/A
by mystichead
March 7th, 2009, 8:54am
wow just wow.....this is too good.....
the reader him/herself will go through emotional stages just reading it..........
very touching..funny in a way......u cant put it down...and u keep getting moments of embarrassment which somewhat make the reader stop reading yet u cant......

I am a critic..and this has somehow unexpectedly made me enjoy it alot
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...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by StephenIII
June 10th, 2011, 2:07pm
Honestly. Wow. I'm not a romance guy, never have been. But damn. This just jumped into my top 3 reads of all time. I'm sure everyone that has been part of an online community at some point or another has had one of those moments when it felt like a true meeting of minds across the gulf of cyberspace, where even the trolls and lurkers join in and contribute something to the whole. This is a manga for those moments.

I may not be an akiba-kei, but I am by no means a sociable man, so I suppose I saw a lot of myself in Densho. Yet even if you're not a hikikomori like me, or an otaku like Densha, this is a must read. I mean it. Stop reading this comment and start reading Densha Otoko, because the sooner you start, the sooner you'll understand what I mean.
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Woo!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xailah
August 24th, 2010, 11:55am
What a ride this was! I was smiling and rooting with the rest of the posters cheering Densha on through his journey! The art was just great: lively and full of personality, and it suited the story. A short, but great read.
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hmm...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
April 5th, 2010, 9:50am
I gave 7, just because I think there is a probability of 70% for this story to be true. The art is "comme si comme ça", I do not have particular dislike towards any sort of drawing..
I spent an afternoon reading it (a lot of time wasted).. finally I just wish that the story would be true and the roles in the real life could live a happy life.

Briefly, I think: this is not a cliched story (you could choose to read it), only if you believe it happened somewhere sometime..

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oh   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
January 7th, 2013, 8:20am
Just to be clear, there was no otaku in this manga, like someone said ealier. The fact that (the supposedly nerdy otaku) otoko-san was miraculously so knowledgeable in dressing and being so convenient talking to a girl after a night made the story a bit unrealistic too. But if we could set those minor details aside and enjoyed this as the story of a geek trying to change himself for the girl he loved with a whole discussion board's backup, its would make a great read (though I'm sure some fan of the original drama/novel would disagree, all fine!).

And the art is fine. Not gorgeous, but very very likable, and each character is quite dishtinguisable. Wonder why so many people dont like it 0_o?

... Last updated on January 7th, 2013, 9:04am
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READ.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
January 27th, 2012, 7:23am
I think many people can associate with the guy in this manga, first-date wise and inexperience with girls. It's a great read. It might be awkward at times, I mean the main character starts off as an awkward guy, but the manga really accomplishes to touch you. Can't recommend this enough. If you haven't read it yet, READ IT.

... Last updated on January 27th, 2012, 7:35am
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