Train Man: Densha Otoko (GN 1)
Title: Train Man: Densha Otoko
Volume: GN 1
Distributor: Viz Media
Release date: 2006-10-01
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Age rating: 13+
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 sparked 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 amazing, and the thread continued to grow along with their relationship. Eventually published in book format, the thread spawned a movie and TV series as well as this manga adaptation of an entire internet community rooting for love and romance.
Story by Hitori Nakano and art by Hidenori Hara.
(added on 2007-10-19, modified on 2007-10-19)
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