Densha Otoko - Net Hatsu, Kakueki Teisha no Love Story
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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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I probably shouldn't rate this a ten, because the art really isn't that good, but I just had to. This is one of the best plots and story I've read, I was smiling and laughing all the way through (read it in one go). I couldn't really help myself, and how the story was told was truly an incredible and exceptional idea. No manga like this out there. An added bonus is the fact that it was not dragged out too long, read this if you are at all into romance. Characters fit prefectly as well.
... Last updated on December 18th, 2009, 7:13am
Bad portrayal of otaku
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.
heart warming <3
Makes you believe that real life love still exists, that destiny can start wonderful things and you just have to take from there and finish the job ^^ I know the drawing isn't great but what counts is the story <3 , so ill give it a 10/10 just for the story
sometimes happy endings do exits ^^ I hope densha-san and hermes-san are happily married with a beautiful baby like the mother
this was the best ever story ive ever read and the fact that it actually (according to the manga) actually happened, is even more amazing.
I was hanging on to every word and had the same reactions as the supporting characters
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
I can't help but smile.. :D
Normally I wouldn't read this kind of story, but this series had me grinning at every page. It's that heartwarming. The author created the perfect characters to fit this manga.
Though we know how it ends..
For most narratives, we continue to read to find out how it would conclude. For this one, we continue to read to know the details that led to the obvious conclusion.
Densha Otoko just happened to be a random title that I started to read and so much as I was surprised that I enjoyed reading it up to the end.
I liked the art, but it's not what you call that good, though the plot is VERY incredible, it doesn't leave you with questions and a happy end, i really liked this series. Ah~ i really liked the main male!
... Last updated on August 13th, 2008, 1:32pm
An excellent read.
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.
I normally don't read this sort of stuff, but there's something strangely sweet about the storyline. I'm sure many of us guys have had the same insecurities when we were younger.