Train Man: Densha Otoko
Train Man: Densha Otoko (2006)

A socially-challenged otaku (Japanese slang for "geek") saves an attractive female from the unwanted advances of a lecherous salaryman while commuting on the local train route, only to become infatuated with the kind and thankful… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

If nothing else, this breezily entertaining fable ups the ante on depicting modern communication. I haven't seen a film that has more characters online or on a cell phone or both.

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Don Willmott

The back story behind Train Man is as entertaining as the film itself

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A simple tale of beauty, the geek and the Internet, this Japanese romantic comedy follows the halting courtship of a 22-year-old nerd and his subway crush.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Murakami gives the film an effervescent buzz that keeps things moving.

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Drew Tillman
Village Voice

Train Man: Densha Otoko is a lot like its protagonist: sweet, weird, and likable despite some irritating quirks.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Though Train Man cleans up pretty decently, he still talks too fast and stands too close, and his makeover is a long-term work in progress. But it is working, and that's happy ending enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Based on the book that was based on a true story. Train Man is possibly the most modern of all love stories. Told in a brilliant fashion as a young man searches… More
George Kiriyama
A friend recommended I see this movie and I really enjoyed this film. You always want to pull for the underdog and in this case you experience the frustrations… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Train Man," a shy young man(Takayuki Yamada) intervenes to help stop the harassment of women on a train by a drunken… More
alan jay
A fair romantic movie that begins on a train. The best part of the film is the communicating via the web in a chat room about the lead character's… More