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Train Man (2005)

Densha otoko (original title)
The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Densha otoko
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Hermes
Ryôko Kuninaka ...
Rika
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Hirofumi
Kuranosuke Sasaki ...
Hisashi
Tae Kimura ...
Michiko
Yoshinori Okada ...
Yoshiga
Naomi Nishida ...
Hermes's friend
Ren Ôsugi ...
Middle-aged man in train
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Hiroki Miyake ...
Tamura
Ian Moore
Makoto Sakamoto ...
Muto
Momoko Shimizu ...
Schoolgirl on the train
Ichie Tanaka
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The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, and posts on a website asking for advice every step of the way. Written by Calan

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The film was shot in 25 days, then released into cinemas only 35 days later. See more »

Crazy Credits

Following the credits the scene where Densha and Hermes meet each other for the first time is shown. This time however they are played by Atsushi Itô and Misaki Itô who played Densha and Hermes respectively in the series Densha otoko (2005). This time Takayuki Yamada drags away the drunk man. See more »

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Chick flick
21 February 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

My wife went back to Japan over Christmas and, as usual, returned with a suitcase full of video cassettes that her parents and friends had recorded for her. Amongst the tapes this time was a series of TV shows called Train Man which, so I'm told, is a spin-off series from this film. I didn't watch the tapes because they were sans English subtitles, but my wife explained the plot to me which sounded marginally interesting.

My wife enjoyed the tapes enough that she ordered this film on DVD and we sat down to watch it last night.

Oh dear - not my kind of film at all. I guess it can best be described as a romantic comedy, but there was precious little comedy to be seen. The romance was of the type I associate with Japanese TV - schmaltzy, twee and hopelessly overwrought. The acting was nothing special - in fact, I found the Train Man character himself to be particularly unbelievable and his hammy mannerisms to be deeply irritating.

Overall I find it difficult to recommend this film - it's just a below average TV show stretched out to an hour and forty minutes.


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