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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 »

Director:

Shôsuke Murakami

Writers:

Hitori Nakano (novel), Arisa Kaneko (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takayuki Yamada ... Densha otoko
Miki Nakatani ... Hermes
Ryôko Kuninaka Ryôko Kuninaka ... Rika
Eita ... Hirofumi
Kuranosuke Sasaki ... Hisashi
Tae Kimura Tae Kimura ... Michiko
Yoshinori Okada ... Yoshiga
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Hermes's friend
Ren Osugi ... Middle-aged man in train (as Ren Ôsugi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroki Miyake Hiroki Miyake ... Tamura
Ian Moore Ian Moore
Makoto Sakamoto Makoto Sakamoto ... Muto
Momoko Shimizu Momoko Shimizu ... Schoolgirl on the train
Ichie Tanaka Ichie Tanaka
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Storyline

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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A True Love Story

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 June 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre del tren See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,090,100
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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References Steel Battalion (2002) See more »

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Reminder for Outside Audience
29 November 2011 | by mbr0052See all my reviews

When looking into foreign movies they are not originally made for a vast public like Americans. Japanese culture is nothing like American or European culture, its actually the exact opposite. You may not understand everything about that through this movie and you should not judge the movie because you don't understand it. This movie is a great movie, it has decent acting, most can agree the plot is predictable at times. For everyone who did not like the move because it seemed rather strange try to re-watch it with an open mind. Recommendations for people who like Japanese movies include: Tokyo Sonata and The Departures. Two very good movies not as humorous but tell a lot about the Japanese culture and also have great plots.


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