Densha Otoko (TV Drama)
|Writer||Muto Shogo, Tokugawa Yuichi|
|Director||Takeuchi Hideki, Nishiura Masaki|
|Opening theme||"Twilight" by E.L.O|
|Ending theme||"Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Yobun da ze" by Sambomaster|
|No. of episodes||11 + 2 Specials|
|Fan Rating||/ 5 Stars|
|Original channel||Fuji TV|
|Time||10:00 pm - 10:54 pm Thur|
|Original run||July 7, 2005– September 22, 2005|
電車男 Also known as "Train Man".
This is an article about the TV drama. For the movie, please try Densha Otoko (Movie)
A TV series based on a book based on events that supposedly happened in real life. A popular story for the year 2005. There was also a movie version released prior to the TV series.
Aired from July 7, 2005 to September 22, 2005 (11 Eps. + Specials)
Normally aired Thursday nights from 10 to 10:54 PM at night. The first episode was 15 minutes longer than usual. The finale was 30 minutes longer than usual.
Average rating 21.0%.
This drama is a fictionalized retelling of a story that supposedly happened on Japan's 2chan boards. It's about the courtship of an otaku salaryman with an OL that he happens to save on a train. The story is mostly about his interactions with the online board, as Net denizens give him advice and encourage his relationship.
Differences In Story
In the drama, the boards are known as A-chan. The stalker story is based on a real incident, but is a lot more elaborate in the drama version. Obviously, all the parts that happen off the Internet are fabricated to fill in the story gap.
- Densha Otoko 電車男/ Yamada Tsuyoshi 山田 剛司
- Played by Itou Atsushi
- Nicknamed Densha Otoko/Trainman because he saves Hermes from a molester on a train. A young otaku man. Birthday is on July 7, 1982 on Japan's Tanabata holiday.
- Hermes エルメス/ Aoyama Saori 青山 沙織
- Played by Itou Misaki
- Nicknamed Hermes by the Net denizens because she sends Densha a set of Hermes tea cups. Birthday is August 21, 1979. Her profession is an OL.
- Jinkama Misugu 陣釜 美鈴
- Played by Shiraishi Miho 白石 美帆
- Jinkama's promiscuous coworker. She takes great delight in bullying and teasing Tsuyoshi, even though deep down she probably cares for him.
- Kuroki Fumito 黒木 文人
- Played by Satou Jirou 佐藤二朗
- Tsuyoshi's superior.
- Oikwawa Naoto 及川 尚人
- Played by Maekawa Yasuyuki 前川泰之
- Tsuyoshi's coworker.
Tsuyoshi's Otaku Comrades
- Matsunaga Yuusaku 松永 勇作
- Played by Gekidan Hitori 劇団ひとり
- Tsuyoshi's otaku friend. Has an ankle fetish.
- Kawamoto Shinji 川本 信二
- Played by Sugawara Eiji 菅原永二
- An anime otaku. Isn't aware that he's an otaku. Refers to people with the -shi honorifice.
- Takeda Karin 武田 花梨
- Played by Koide Saori 小出早織
- The voice actress who plays the main character in Tsuyoshi's favorite anime "Getsumen Toheiki Miina".
- Yamada Aoi 山田 葵
- Played by Horikita Maki 堀北真希
- Tsuyoshi's younger sister. Hates otaku.
- Yamada Kouki 山田 恒生
- Played by Kishibe Shirou 岸部シロー
- Tsuyoshi's dad.
- Yamada Kasumi 山田 香澄
- Played by Toda Keiko 戸田恵子
- Tsuyoshi's mother. Only appears in the last episode to say some famous lines from Gundam.
- Played by the voice actress for Matilda from Gundam.
- Yamada Matilda 山田 マチルダ
- Born in Deluxe. Birthday April 18, 2006. Named after Matilda from Gundam.
- Kakeru カケル
- A boy in Tsuyoshi's neighborhood who's his game friend. He calls Tsuyoshi an old man. It turns out that his father is the conductor on A Channel. When bored, he recites station names. Kakeru is the Japanese verb for trains moving.
- Mitsuru ミツル
- Another game friend.
- Mizuki Yuuko 観月 裕子
- Played by Sudou Risa 須藤理彩
- Sawazaki Kaho 沢崎 果歩
- Played by Sato Eriko 佐藤江梨子
- Aoyama Keisuke 青山 啓介
- Played by Hayami Mokomichi 速水もこみち
- Saori's younger brother.
- Aoyama Yuki 青山 由紀
- Played by Akiyoshi Kumiko 秋吉久美子
- Saori's mother.
- Aoyama Kengo 青山 健吾
- Played by Yamashita Shinji 山下真司
- Saori's father. Born May 4, 1952.
- Yamasaki Terumitsu 山崎 照光
- Played by Fujimura Shunji 藤村俊二
- Saori's grandfather.
Other People Related to Saori
- Sakurai Kazuya 桜井 和哉
- Played by Toyohara Kousuke 豊原功補
- Took care of Saori and Kengo during their "homestay". Like an older brother to them.
- Imura Shunpei 井村 駿平
- Played by Ookura Kouji 大倉孝二
- Saori's stalker in episode 5.
- Seno 瀬野
- Played by Katsurayama Shingo 葛山信吾
- Ep. 3-4.
- Maezono 前園
- Played by Kitamura Kazuki 北村一輝
- Appears in Deluxe. The young president of the IT firm Cyber Next.
The Net Denizens
Tsuyoshi's group of supporters on the Net board A Channel.
- Minamoto Munetaka 皆本 宗孝
- Played by Oguri Shun 小栗旬
- Ascii artist.
- Ushijima Sadao 牛島 貞雄
- Played by Rokkaku Seiji 六角 精児
- The Hanshin Tigers fan.
- Asano Shinpei 浅野 真平
- Played by Yamazaki Shigenori 山崎 樹範
- A shut-in.
- Hashizume Ryouko 橋爪 涼子
- Played by Sakurai Chizu 桜井 千寿
- Usually uses no handle name, but sometimes goes by "I'm a girl".
- Ichisaka Susumu 一坂 進
- Played by Nukumizu Youichi 温水 洋一
- Tominaga 富永
- Played by Gashuuin Tatsuya 我修院 達也
- Travels around the world.
- Couple (Male) カップル男
- Played by Nasubi なすび
- Couple (Female) カップル女
- Played by Tamura Tagame 田村 たがめ
- Conductor 車掌
- Played by Doi Yoshio 土井よしお
- Father of Kakeru.
- Middle-aged Man 中年男性
- Played by Kakeda Makoto 掛田 誠
- Is always drinking sake.
- Army Otaku 軍事オタク
- Played by Murakami Wataru 村上航
- Prep School Student 予備校生
- Kagami Moe 鏡萌
- Played by Nomizu Iori 野水 伊織
- A cosplay girl. Usually wears glasses.
- Muscle Man 筋肉猛男
- A fighter ota.
- Kishiwada 岸和田
- Played by Namioka Kazuki
- A punk ota.
- Kawabata Yasunari 川端やすなり
- Played by Yashiba Toshihiro
- Usually in a manga cafe.
- Moeta 萌田
- Played by Mizuno Tomonari 水野智則
- Handle name: Moe Otoko. An idol ota. Has a loose socks fetish.
- Sachiyo さちよ
- Played by Nakajima Youko 中島陽子
- Handlename: Obaachan.
- Thespa ザスパ
- Played by Matsuo Satoru 松尾諭
- Handlename: Thespa. Soccer ota.
- Honekawa Share Otoko (Pun man) 骨川 洒落男
- Played by Toyonaga Toshiyuki 豊永 利行
- A young man who likes gal games.
- Iyami Fuyuhiko (Disagreeable Fuyuhiko) 嫌味冬彦
- Played by Yamanaka Takashi 山中崇
- A seiyuu otaku.
- Ikemen Otoko (Handsome Man) 池面男
- Played by Kase Nobuyuki 加瀬 信行
- Shoes and business suit otaku.
- Tobita Kouki 飛田 行機
- Played by 海老原敬介
- Airplane otaku.
- Shufu (Housewife) 主婦
- Played by Kikuma Yukino 菊間 千乃
- Appears in episode 1
- Kinoshita Kouichi 木下 寛一
- Played by Tsukaji Muga
- Appears in episode 1, 2, 10. Getting a divorce because he was laid off.
- Tezuka 手塚
- Played by Tei Ryuushin テイ龍進
- Appears in episode 1, 3, 10. Gave up on basketball because he got hurt playing.
- Hayama Kaoru 葉山 薫
- Played by Kaitou Aiko 皆藤 愛子
- Episode 4-5. Sick girl.
- Akiba Kanbee 秋葉カンペー
- Played by Horiuchi Ken 堀内健
- First appears in 7. Appears in 8 and 10. Gundam otaku.
- Choubou (Kitchen) 厨房
- Played by Itou Takahiro 伊藤隆大
- Appears in episode 10. In middle school.
- Nihon Hei (Japanese soldier) 日本兵
- Played by Kajiwara Yuuta 梶原 雄太
- Appears after episode 10.
- "Eva" Otaku 『エヴァ』オタク
- Played by Shuuji Yuusuke 少路 勇介
- Collects Kaiyodo figures. Appears in episode 10.
- "Twilight" by E.L.O.
- "That's What the World Calls Love / Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Youbun da ze" - Sambomaster
- 世界はそれを愛と呼ぶんだぜ - サンボマスター
- Insert Song "Romantic ga Tomaranai / Romanticが止まらない" - C-C-B
- Insert Song "Fantasy" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
- Insert Song
- "Sea of love" - Tsubaki
- Insert Song
- "Holding out for a hero" - Asakura Miki
- Gundam songs and many others.
|Episode||Title||Date||Writer||Director||Eastern Rating||Western Rating|
|01||100万人が見守った恋の行方||July 7, 2005||Muto Shogo||Takeuchi Hideki||18.3%||16.7%|
|02||初デートへ向け大変身||July 14, 2005||21.3%||20.0%|
|03||初デートに大ピンチ||July 21, 2005||20.0%||16.1%|
|04||夏!サーフィン大特訓||July 28, 2005||Nishiura Masaki||21.0%||15.4%|
|05||ストーカー撃退大作戦||August 4, 2005||18.3%||17.3%|
|06||告白は波乱の幕開け!||August 11, 2005||Tokunaga Yuichi||Takeuchi Hideki||19.5%||15.3%|
|07||脱オタク!!涙の誕生, 2005||August 18, 2005||Muto Shogo||Kobayashi Kazuhiro||21.0%||17.1%|
|08||復活!!涙のオタク激白||August 25, 2005||Takeuchi Hideki||19.9%||16.3%|
|09||最終決戦は悲劇の予感||September 1, 2005||Nishiura Masaki||22.5%||20.3%|
|10||最終章!奇跡の大逆転||September 15, 2005||Takeuchi Hideki||24.1%||17.7%|
|史上最大の告白!!涙の卒業式||September 22, 2005||25.5%||18.9%|
|Another Ending Special
Densha Otoko VS Guitar
|October 6, 2005||Muto Shogo||Takeuchi Hideki||15.6%||14.9%|
|Densha Otoko DELUXE The Last Crusade||September 23, 2006||18.7%||17.7%|
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