[Discussion] Densha Otoko

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How would you rate Densha Otoko?

Life-Altering (5)
314
49%
See it (4)
249
39%
Probably shouldn't miss it (3)
48
7%
Only if you have time (2)
20
3%
STAY AWAY (1)
14
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Total votes: 645

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Post by franchosa » Sep 27th, '06, 06:18

I liked the movie. Is the series better or not?

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Post by MoonKnight » Sep 27th, '06, 08:10

silverdeca wrote:is there any subs for the deluxe sp? or the torrent is already subbed? thanks in advance!
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/download.php?id=14505

That's the download link, which was found in the Densha Otoko subtitle thread, page one.

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Post by Felguard » Sep 27th, '06, 08:21

I haven't seen the movie, but I doubt it'll unmatch the series. If it does, that means the movie must of been a heck of a movie.

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Post by choco_panda » Sep 27th, '06, 09:33

I havent really watch the serie seriously. Basically
I just skip through thing, but I heard many people said
the serie is even better than the movie. So I suggested
if you like the movie, you should watch the serie too.

And for those who havent watch the movie. I can confirm
that it is good :)

Anyway, I think the answer to if the serie is better than
the movie or not. It is depend on people opinion. As for
me, I like the movie more, I think it is beause I prefer
Yamada Takayuki eventhought, he might be too good
looking for densha.
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Post by silverdeca » Sep 28th, '06, 03:16

MoonKnight wrote:
silverdeca wrote:is there any subs for the deluxe sp? or the torrent is already subbed? thanks in advance!
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/download.php?id=14505

That's the download link, which was found in the Densha Otoko subtitle thread, page one.
thanks a lot!!!

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Post by kayone » Sep 28th, '06, 07:43

sudent wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but does this island even exist, and if it is what is it called? thanks :lol

[img]http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3338 ... bt5.th.jpg[/img]
Noooo, im pretty sure that was a clever CG effect, the special was pretty high budget.

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Post by kayone » Sep 28th, '06, 07:45

franchosa wrote:I liked the movie. Is the series better or not?
If you liked the movie, then the series should blow you away. My gf who is from tokyo saw both the movie and the tv series and was the one who introduced me to the show, i never heard of the whole phenomenon until a month ago, and her review was that she loved the series but thought the movie was weak in comparison, for many reasons. And i've read many comparitive reviews of the movie and tv series that agree w that assessment for mostly the same reasons.

Ed

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Post by Lowest » Sep 28th, '06, 08:24

I watched it last night, and quite liked it. It's probably the best Jdrama I've seen this year (up there with Jyoou no Kyoushitsu specials) - though I think I'm probably a big Densha fan so I've been anticipating it for ages.

I also loved the fact that they got most of the original cast back - even if it were for just one scene; the only person I noticed who wasn't in there was Saori's brother. I also thought at the start where Densha says he isn't as handsome as the Densha in the movie was quite funny since that's what everyone seems to mention. I don't think there will be any more specials, I think it just ended how it did to leave things open. Densha's friends should get their own show :P

I thought there would be a lot more posts here by now though.

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Post by siangsaolong » Sep 28th, '06, 10:29

well
for me I prefer the movie because it's more similar to what really happened on 2ch
but I like how funny the drama is
and how painful it is

I really want to know he is still dating hermes or not

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Post by roburn » Sep 28th, '06, 11:02

AJhackett wrote:does anyone has Tsubaki - sea of love japanese version? i can't seem to find it. Anyone kind enough to upload it into ysi. Arigato hontoni arigato :wub: :wub: :wub:

Yea.. I would like that song too... :P


The show is nice but i think it will all end here.

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Post by fu22bu22 » Sep 28th, '06, 11:20

roburn wrote:
AJhackett wrote:does anyone has Tsubaki - sea of love japanese version? i can't seem to find it. Anyone kind enough to upload it into ysi. Arigato hontoni arigato :wub: :wub: :wub:

Yea.. I would like that song too... :P


The show is nice but i think it will all end here.
Here's a torrent with seemingly all the music featured in this serie ...

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Post by roburn » Sep 28th, '06, 15:17

Oh man... thanks so much... :salut:

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Post by kayone » Sep 28th, '06, 17:12

TheTwinSays wrote:
Densha and Hermes should have got together at the end of the episode, not in the middle. I understand that the show's producers had a bit of a problem in that the audience knew what the ending was going to be. So they shifted the focus away from the relationship to Densha's 'graduation' from the forum. As much as I love the forum characters, Densha and Hermes' relationship is what the story is about. It doesn't matter that the audience already knows what the ending is. What does matter is that you give the audience a great version of that ending.


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Sorry this is such a late reply on this statement, but NO, the drama was equally if not more so about the friendship between Densha and the anonymous net chatters as it was between Densha and Hermes, and those of us addicted to the internet chat know, sometimes your online friends seem a hell of a lot more REAL than 'real' people out on the street.

No I think it was fitting that Densha got the appropriate sendoff/goodbyes with the internet chatters for a good portion of ep 11 and to downplay that in your mind is just wrong.

Ed

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LOVE STATUE

Post by kayone » Sep 28th, '06, 17:25

Ok for those of you who think the LOVE statue in Shinjuku is something original to Tokyo, you are mistaken, its actually based on the famous Love design created by Robert Indiana in 1964

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Indiana



[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... untain.jpg[/img]


ndiana's best known image is the word "LOVE" in a square with a tilted "O". This image, first created for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, was included on an 8 cent United States Postal Service postage stamp in 1973, the first of their regular series of "love stamps." Sculpture versions are on display at: Sixth Avenue in New York City; the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, NY; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Scottsdale's Civic Center, in so called "LOVE Park" in Philadelphia, the New Orleans Museum of Art's sculpture garden and on the University of Pennsylvania campus. There is also a "Love" Sculpture at the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino in Las Vegas in the pool area.
So this clearly appeared in Philadelphia and NYC before it appeared in Japan.

Ed

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Post by Valen » Sep 28th, '06, 17:37

kayone wrote:
sudent wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but does this island even exist, and if it is what is it called? thanks :lol

[img]http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3338 ... bt5.th.jpg[/img]
Noooo, im pretty sure that was a clever CG effect, the special was pretty high budget.

Ed
Could be one of the thousands of islands you find in the Pacific.
20centuryboy wrote:I'm sure most people on this forum are "otaku" in a way or another. The funny thing is that the characters of the forum in the drama are all typical of the different styles of otaku ( the train otaku are a typical japanese phenomenon). I recognize myself in the guitar Otaku.
The train otaku was harmless. I've seen worse than him in Europe.

It's kind of sad though. It's the third series I've seen with Itoh Misaki and she was irritating me again. Not as bad as in the first two, though, but still, she was really irritating for me.

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Post by noinimod » Oct 17th, '06, 12:06

can someone who has watched e DX SP already explain this PLEASE? otherwise i'll probably never feel at peace.
can someone explain about the ring!?!?!?! after all the trials it would have been nice to have a COMPLETE ending!!!!

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Post by Aegis85 » Oct 17th, '06, 12:59

is there any japanese or anyone who can 'talk' japanese here? i kinda need ur help.

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Post by albertoavena » Oct 17th, '06, 19:48

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Post by Aegis85 » Oct 18th, '06, 02:19

thanks!

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densha otoko and Kubozuka Yosuke?

Post by norz » Oct 28th, '06, 23:32

totally dont go together lol.. but is that him in episode one in the beginning? [img]http://www.sd-manga.com/unretated/otoko.jpg[/img]

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Post by Aegis85 » Oct 29th, '06, 02:24

no..that's not him

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Densha Otoko stage play

Post by tumbleweed89 » Oct 30th, '06, 05:03

So I was casually reading up on Densha Otoko and I read that there is a stage play version of it.

http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/p ... on-videos/

That really blew me away. I was wondering if any of you guys know if there is a english translation of it. I tried googling it but no dice. I'd love to see how they adapted it to the stage!

Thanks.

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Post by FruitChaat » Dec 1st, '06, 20:11

any body know where i can get a soft subs for the raw, or a hardsubbed version of the MOVIE?
i believe the movie is called chikan otoko? if anyone knows can you please tell me? thanks!
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Post by Neji-sama » Dec 17th, '06, 03:56

Wow. The dude with no glasses who's a friend of Densha Otoko is really an amazing actor. Brilliant!!!!

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Post by emrams » Dec 17th, '06, 04:09

FruitChaat wrote:
any body know where i can get a soft subs for the raw, or a hardsubbed version of the MOVIE?
i believe the movie is called chikan otoko? if anyone knows can you please tell me? thanks!
You probably found them by now, but soft subs are available for RAWS here for anyone else searching:

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19530

As for the movie I know there are some versions found here: http://silentregrets.com/jmovies/densha-otoko-movie.php but I don't know if they are hardsubbed.

Hope this helps anyone looking.

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Post by smurfchang » Dec 25th, '06, 03:11

hi all, do you all know in densha otoko drama, hermes gave desha an accessory to be put on the neck. what is that item called?

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Post by westthen » Jan 1st, '07, 18:12

noinimod wrote:can someone who has watched e DX SP already explain this PLEASE? otherwise i'll probably never feel at peace.
can someone explain about the ring!?!?!?! after all the trials it would have been nice to have a COMPLETE ending!!!!
I am also looking for that answer...right now my brain can't find the logic behind it as well...maybe it hasn't end yet? they want to leave a window to create another SP perhaps?

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Post by getsuga » Jan 6th, '07, 14:01

Oh everyone! Have everyone known already about the English navigator for 2ch? I found the single men rant thread on 2ch using it.
http://4-ch.net/2chportal/

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Post by Moriya » Jan 6th, '07, 20:28

if u looking for the movie here the ddl link for it

Densha Otoko Movie


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Who played this girl?

Post by musotaku » May 26th, '07, 14:42

Anyone have any idea who played the girl who always prefaced her posts with, "I'm a woman, but..."?
She ended up as Oguri Shun's girlfriend.
I looked at every pic on the wiki and at Jdorama and I did not see her.

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Post by michelle_moraes » May 28th, '07, 19:32

Are there any other jdramas about otakus like Densha Otoko?

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Post by Blackadder » Aug 21st, '07, 15:21

Just finished watching Densha Otoko for the first time. I laughed, I cried (though not as much as Densha), I cheered, and generally felt really happy after watching it. Can't remember the last time I could say that about a show.

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Train Man 2005

Post by gmak » Jan 11th, '08, 04:09

this might be a little late, but does anyone know where i can find the Densha Otoko Movie also known as Train Man?

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Re: Train Man 2005

Post by Ov3rs3as » Jan 11th, '08, 18:31

gmak wrote:this might be a little late, but does anyone know where i can find the Densha Otoko Movie also known as Train Man?
dunno if a can post it here but..
download utorrent first and then download the torrent from this page here:
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thanks!

Post by gmak » Jan 12th, '08, 04:32

thanks so much!

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Post by Sahbiot » Feb 1st, '08, 16:30

sesshu.kotoyumu wrote:Had a question, but im going to say it in spoilers for those who haven't watched the DX SP.
How come at the end they cut it like that? Does that mean that they are going to have another special about the wedding? How come Misaki san didn't have the ring on at the end when they were walking on the beach!


DISCUSS AWAY, WE NEED MORE DETAILS!!!
I think the answer is simpler than you think.
Densha didn't have the balls to say "Will you m..m..marry me", he probably said something in the lines of "Will you m..m..make my curry" he's such a punce dont expect the answer to come out for another 5 specials, which in turn would be awesome.

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Densha Otoko DVD Covers + DX (Fan made)

Post by nekoconeco » Feb 14th, '08, 04:06

Hey everyone,

I hope this is the right section to post this.
A few days ago one of my friends saw the series for the first time, so this reminded me of these covers I made a couple of years ago. I thought that I should post them just in case there's anyone else who might want them. Saves them gathering dust on my hard drive.


The first three are if you want one cover for the whole series. So theres three different choices.
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This is a set of covers in three volumes if you want to do it traditional DVD style.
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Densha Otoko DX Special Cover
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If you see any problems or have any requests I don't mind changing them.

Thanks

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Post by atskv9 » Feb 14th, '08, 05:36

These look great! :thumleft:
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Post by nekoconeco » Feb 14th, '08, 07:31

I agree this is a better place for this, thanks jholic

Also thanks for the positive feedback, It's got me thinking about making some more covers for others series. Also my brother has been bugging me about it.

Thanks again
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Post by albertoavena » Feb 14th, '08, 22:50

Awesome job man! I saw them in the other thread yesterday and thought they were cool! I didn't even know they had titles :lol

Definitely saving them!

Thanks again :-)
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okay...

Post by minamichan03 » Jun 2nd, '08, 16:17

ahmm... i already have the dvd of this...and i just wonder how good this drama is..
bcoz,we actually didn't finish the first episode and just watched another drama.. bcoz,it seems like "i don't get the story" type.. haha...

anyways,just seeking for advice..
is it adviseable to watch this drama?? just wondering... :scratch:

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Post by ainhoa » Jun 3rd, '08, 05:08

YES. the drama is awesome.

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Post by bigmit37 » Jun 6th, '08, 12:00

Having seen this recently...just have to add that I loved it as well.

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Post by Hachiko_ » Aug 22nd, '08, 10:29

omg i cried and laughed and cried some more.


number two all time fave jdorama!

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Post by archive18 » Aug 28th, '08, 13:50

I think that this drama should be on the must see list. :thumleft:

On a lighter note, doesn't Hermes look good in green, It suits her. ( Hark at me the fashion guru) :mrgreen:
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Post by noobee » Aug 28th, '08, 19:37

i watched densha otoko 4 times! the whole episodes
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Post by silencio » Sep 29th, '08, 06:42

I waited 3 years before watching Densha Otoko and i feel as though i have wasted those 3 years!!!!

Hermes-san is a Goddess!!

DO is my very first Jdrama and it won't be the last! I've cheered, cried (not as much as Densha) and cried again.

If all JDramas had this kind of heart and warmth, i'm gonna be an insomniac the rest of my life

these past 3 days... I've been devouring all info on DO and Misaki Itou!

i wish i watched this in 2005...sniff sniff

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Post by silencio » Sep 30th, '08, 01:46

just finished Densha Otoko Deluxe (will watch it again tom)

my gripe:
- focused too much on the Black Pearl Quest, Misaki had too little exposure.
it could have been better if the Quest had half the air time , then the time is used to further develop the conflicts between Densha, Maezono and Hermes.

looking forward
- no ring on Hermes-san finger ---- smells like another SP (Yes!) though i hope it's the last and they will closed the story

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Post by shrinerr » Oct 2nd, '08, 03:00

Just finished this last night, watched Deluxe today, and I've already ranked it #1 in my short list of jdramas.

I agree with everything that's been said here. My 1 tiny gripe is I think there a little too much crying by Yamada-san. I'll admit I'm a noob to jdramas and don't understand everything but I think it was a bit much.

Anyways, Ito Misaki is smoking hot and is currently my fave jdrama actress. i'm trying to decide which series of hers i wanna watch next.

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Post by silencio » Oct 2nd, '08, 04:33

yup, you and me both shrinerr, but no question, im gonna watch all!

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Re: Who played this girl?

Post by silencio » Oct 4th, '08, 14:53

musotaku wrote:Anyone have any idea who played the girl who always prefaced her posts with, "I'm a woman, but..."?
She ended up as Oguri Shun's girlfriend.
I looked at every pic on the wiki and at Jdorama and I did not see her.

no one bothered to answer so....
that cute lady programmer is Sakurai Chizu-san!

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Post by silencio » Oct 4th, '08, 16:19

hmm... whats the title of the song inserted at ep 9? the one sung by a girl in english...
the same song in SP 1 when Ushijisima and Tiffany met up again

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Post by noisia » Oct 4th, '08, 17:04

Sea of Love by Tsubaki?



The Japanese version is better. The english version and the instrumental version are in the official OST whereas the japanese version is not. I'm not sure if i can post a link for the japanese version though, don't want to get banned.

Should i watch the SP? I've seen the drama and the movie but I don't want to watch something pointless that detracts from the awesomeness of densha otoko.

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Post by silencio » Oct 5th, '08, 00:40

Thanks noisia!!

maybe you could PM me the link?

Re the SP (Another Ending), you should watch it, it's pretty hilarious and fills some gaps in the Drama.. and you'll see Densha and Hermes ******************

Densha Otoko Deluxe is also recommended, the 1st half is so-so, but the 2nd half is an emotional BOMB~

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Post by silencio » Oct 5th, '08, 00:45

archive18 wrote:I think that this drama should be on the must see list. :thumleft:

On a lighter note, doesn't Hermes look good in green, It suits her. ( Hark at me the fashion guru) :mrgreen:
i think so too...

Hermes looks good in anything... but i think i prefer her brown outfit (ep 4) and white outfit (Last scenes ep 11)

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Post by silencio » Oct 7th, '08, 11:48

yo, i have a question... is there a different EP 11? the one where Shun Oguri and Chizu Sakurai meet up and the Sociophobe otaku riding a bus??

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Post by helsorcer » Oct 10th, '08, 13:30

hey i loved this series watched the entire thing at a shot haha (shows how much i'm glued to it episode after episode

btw
silencio wrote: Densha Otoko Deluxe is also recommended, the 1st half is so-so, but the 2nd half is an emotional BOMB~
whats that? a sequel to the original?

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Post by silencio » Oct 11th, '08, 00:51

Densha Otoko Deluxe is SP 2, another Special, which continues Densha's adventures with Hermes.

so you watch Densha Otoko: Another Ending (SP 1) then SP 2.

Both are 1hour and a half specials!

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Post by quandary » Dec 26th, '08, 05:12

An unlikely couple they might appear, but they fell in love with each other because of what they found in each other's hearts. She found in him two qualities that were lacking in the man that dumped her and broke her heart; courage and honesty, and she really did not care what the package they came in looked like. He was certainly attracted to her because of her beauty, but he fell in love with her because she gave him two things no other woman in his life ever gave him; acceptance for who he truly was and simple human kindness. This is a great story about two very special people. As for the rest, if the main story had been a bit weak, Shiraishi Miho might very well have stolen the whole thing. I've liked her in everything I've seen. I don't think the casting could have been better for any of the characters, but Misaki-chan was born for this. When you need an angel why not get a real one?

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Post by silencio » Dec 26th, '08, 08:58

well said quandary, i agree on all points!

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Post by Calevera » Feb 26th, '09, 16:11

just finished watching DO yesterday night. I agree that Misaki is very beautiful and glamorous. DO also inroduced me to Sato Eriko who I think is SMOKING hot! Damn, every time there was a scene with her I was just in constant utter disbelief at the hotness I was witnessing.

Even though I could see the ending scene coming from miles away where
Yamada confesses his true feelings for Hermes and she accepts him
I was still really moved by it and got a bit teary. That was definitely my favourite scene in DO.

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Post by silencio » Feb 27th, '09, 17:45

ah yes, the hopeless romantic in all of us!

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Post by Eddie113 » Mar 10th, '09, 22:29

this was the first dorama I ever watched and I thought it was pretty entertaining....very appropriate to today's fixation with anything online, lol....often times, when I was watching this with my gf, I just wanted to the main character to just come out and be more confident, even to the point where I would be on the edge of my seat, haha

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Post by quandary » Mar 12th, '09, 21:10

Eddie113 wrote:this was the first dorama I ever watched and I thought it was pretty entertaining....very appropriate to today's fixation with anything online, lol....often times, when I was watching this with my gf, I just wanted to the main character to just come out and be more confident, even to the point where I would be on the edge of my seat, haha
Densha's lack of confidence was part of his appeal to Hermes, he was safe, she knew he couldn't hurt her. She knew that with him she would have complete control over their relationship and thus the feeling of safety. She probably wasn't consciously aware of it in those terms, though, not being a calculating type, just an honest girl with an open heart trying to protect herself.

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Post by Eddie113 » Mar 12th, '09, 23:24

quandary wrote:
Eddie113 wrote:this was the first dorama I ever watched and I thought it was pretty entertaining....very appropriate to today's fixation with anything online, lol....often times, when I was watching this with my gf, I just wanted to the main character to just come out and be more confident, even to the point where I would be on the edge of my seat, haha
Densha's lack of confidence was part of his appeal to Hermes, he was safe, she knew he couldn't hurt her. She knew that with him she would have complete control over their relationship and thus the feeling of safety. She probably wasn't consciously aware of it in those terms, though, not being a calculating type, just an honest girl with an open heart trying to protect herself.
yep, I hear ya....i'm sure everyone can relate on some level to densha....all i wanted was the best for him, since his love was so pure....

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Post by bubblieri » Jun 12th, '09, 18:35

does anyone know that song that always pops up when jinkama san starts making moves on guys...her other theme song besides the darth vader one :)

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Post by k361 » Jun 12th, '09, 20:10

I have reseen this drama last week, but could not remember the song :(

Did you check the sonlist on http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Densha_Otoko#Insert_Songs ?

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Post by Ender's Girl » Dec 20th, '09, 15:52

The Little Dorama Girl:
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Post by sensei991 » Jan 4th, '12, 03:19

This DO thread is old and moribund but I had to place a note here about a recent topic showing up in Life and Relationships that astounded me with its similarity to the DO story. The topic is titled "23 yrs old, never had a girlfriend". I just had to post a comment there pointing out the parallels (including the use of a discussion board) with one of my all-time favorite jdramas.

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_98017.htm


I should add that what this guy needs is his own Hermes.

Well, maybe the problem is that, with Itoh Misaki married, there aren't any more Hermes to be found.

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