Densha Otoko (DVD)
Title: Densha Otoko
Running time: 101
Distributor: Viz Media
Release date: 2007-02-06
Suggested retail price: $24.98
Age rating: 13+
Computer engineer Otaku is an average young man, dressed in unstylish clothes and dorky glasses. But as luck would have it, he encounters a pretty young woman on a commuter train and saves her from a lecherous molester, falling in love with her at first sight. A few days later he receives a thank-you message from the woman along with a set of Hermes teacups.
Having never had a girlfriend or received a gift from a girl in his life, Otaku seeks out his pals on his BBS website for advice using his codename Train_Man (Densha Otoko): "How should I ask her out?"
Deeply interested in Train_Man's first love, his BBS pals eagerly supply him with advice. Encouraged by their support, Train_Man undergoes a total makeover for his first-ever date with "Hermess." Little does he know that he is about to ignite an Internet phenomenon...
DVD Features: Director & Cast Profile, Otaku Culture Tips, ASCII ART dictionary, Audio "Otaku" Commentary with Patrick Macias, Tomohiro Machiyama & Jay Tack, Train_Man Manga Info, Japanese Original Trailers, Previews.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
(added on 2006-11-13, modified on 2006-11-13)
- Reviewed in Shelf Life (January 29, 2007)
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