Monthly Archives: April 2012

Otaku and 2ch

In modern Japanese slang, otaku refers to an overly obsessed fan of any one particular theme, topic, or hobby. The term is used most commonly with anime or manga otaku, but by itself just means “fanatic.” Thus, there are many varieties of otaku in Japan, such as paso-kon otaku (personal computer geeks), game otaku, idol […]

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Cast & Staff

Takayuki Yamada Train_Man (Densha Otoko) Born on 20th October 1983 in Kagoshima, first started out co-starring in a handful of TV dramas before making a big splash on”Waterboys” (TV 2003), followed with “Fireboys” (TV 2004), his award winning performance in “Crying out love in the center of the world” (TV 2004). He made his movie […]

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The True Story That Launched An Internet Sensation

Train Man: Densha Otoko is the film inspired by the phenomenal bestseller by Hitori Nakano that has taken Japan by storm. Based on true events that took place on a popular Bulletin Board website in Japan called “2ch,” this fairy-tale-like story has become a media sensation, and been adapted in book, comic, television drama, and […]

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