Densha Otoko

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Densha Otoko
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Premiere July 7, 2005
Finale September 22, 2005
Creator Hitori Nakano
Network/Provider Fuji TV
Style 60-minute romantic drama
Company TV Nihon
Seasons 1
Episodes 12
Origin Japan

Densha Otoko is a dramatic live-action program from Japan based on the best-selling book detailing a sequence of events where an otaku meets an attractive woman and then begins to woo her based on the advice of strangers from an Internet message board.

Tsuyoshi Yamada is your typical introverted otaku, picked on by everyone from his supervisor at work to his little sister. So it's much to his surprise when a drunk old man harasses some women on the train, and Yamada stands up to him! He doesn't think it means much, until one of the women sends him a very nice thank you gift — an expensive set of tea cups. He doesn't know what to make of this unexpected present, so he consults the residents of A-Channel, a message board for the lonely geeks of Japan. They think it's a sign, and so begin to advise "Densha Otoko" ("Train Man") on how to get the girl.

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Misaki Ito Saori Aoyama 1
Atsushi Itō Tsuyoshi Yamada 1
Miho Shiraishi Misuzu Jinkama 1
Eriko Sato Kaho Sawazaki 1
Misa Sudo Yūko Mizuki 1
Mokomichi Hayami Keisuke Aoyama 1
Maki Horikita Aoi Yamada 1
Shirou Kishibe Tsuneo Yamada 1
Gekidan Hitori Yuusaku Matsunaga 1
Eiji Sugawara Shinji Kawamoto 1
Saori Koide Karin Takeda 1
Shun Oguri Munetaka Minamoto 1
Kosuke Toyohara Kazuya Sakurai 1
Kumiko Akiyoshi Yuki Aoyama 1
Chizu Sakurai Ryoko Hashizume 1
Seiji Rokkaku Sadao Ushijima 1
Youichi Nukumizu Susumu Ichisaka 1
Tatsuya Gashuin Tominaga 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Fuji Television
Season One July 7, 2005 September 22, 2005 12

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