Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Forum rules
Wiki Link
Post Reply

Poll

Poll runs till Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:57 pm

☆☆☆☆☆
7
100%
☆☆☆☆
0
No votes
☆☆☆
0
No votes
☆☆
0
No votes
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 7

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 29201
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by takenoko » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:57 pm

Master Poll Link
Wiki Link
Images

What a blast from the past. Definitely a recommend if you haven't seen it before. A lot of nerdy stuff. A lot of actors that you'll see in toku. Including but not limited to:

Isurugi Souichi from Build, Kiryuu Dantetsu from Kyouryuuger, Demon Knight from JustiRisers (Lock Dealer Sid), Kogure from Lupin, Watcherman from W, Igasaki Tsumuji from Ninninger,

User avatar
TorchWood
Gabu
Posts: 308
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Favorite series: Pirate Sentai GoKaiger
2nd Favorite Series: Special Operations Squadron Go-Busters
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Location: Plain Old Texas

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by TorchWood » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 am

It should be moted that TheTVDB lists this series as "Train Man".
Something happening on a show turns into a board comment.

PurpleHat
Number 6
Number 6
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Male: Yes
Quote: If you do not fight, you will not survive.

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by PurpleHat » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:35 am

It's been a few years since I watched this. Still has warm feelings in my heart. Looking back on it, it's a mix of a romantic comedy and a character driven story. The plot itself is pretty simple, but the richness of the characters makes up for that in spades. I do wish the story developed Yamada and Saori equally, instead of Yamada dominating most of it. At least, that's how I remember it.

User avatar
Lunagel
Bottle Shaker
Posts: 8573
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:09 am
omg are u a girl?: Yes
Favorite series: Magiranger
2nd Favorite Series: Gekiranger
Location: Japan

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by Lunagel » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:08 am

I haven't seen this since I first watched it but remember being really impressed at the casting. Yamada was geeky but not over the top so, and while some of the later episodes tended to the melodramatic, it never lost its charm. I think adding in the netizins helped a lot and added a sense that you too were one of them, cheering him on.

I don't think the movie was nearly as good

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 29201
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by takenoko » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:08 am

I don't recall the movie being good either. I wish they'd release the show on Blu-ray. One unfortunate thing about the DVDs is the licensed music is replaced

fenrir
IXA
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:57 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: RX
2nd Favorite Series: GAIM
Type: ENTP Inventor
Location: South East Asia

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by fenrir » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:30 pm

the series is great & fun to watch. i enjoy all of it.
otw: Ex-Aid , Hurricane (ep3), Amazons S2, Kyuuranger

finished:
KR: Black, RX, Super1 + all Heisei + AMAZONS
Sentai: Zyu,Dai,Gao,Deka,Magi,Bouken,Geki,Goon,Shinken,Gokai,GoBus,ToQ,Ninnin
Garo: All (anime[both] as well)
Densha Otoko

User avatar
dekared
Sentai Senshi
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:45 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Gurren-Lagann
2nd Favorite Series: Den-O
Dreamy: Mei (Pteraranger)
Favorite Actor?: Al Pacino
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
My boom: Candy Toys
Quote: It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Location: Wrexham, UK
Contact:

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by dekared » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:57 am

It's been a few years since I watched this gem, at the insistence of my sister. The feels I got from it were off the chart, only aproached recently by Tokusatsu Gagaga. This rebatch gives me a great reason to watch it again.

And yes, I haven't been here in a while, and specifically logged in to comment on this show. That's how good it is.
WHERE'S THE SOAP?!

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 29201
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by takenoko » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:32 am

Haha, I wonder how many people find this site new who haven't seen our back catalogue. Anyway, welcome back!

User avatar
TorchWood
Gabu
Posts: 308
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:26 pm
Favorite series: Pirate Sentai GoKaiger
2nd Favorite Series: Special Operations Squadron Go-Busters
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Location: Plain Old Texas

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by TorchWood » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:16 pm

takenoko wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:32 am
Haha, I wonder how many people find this site new who haven't seen our back catalogue.
How about releasing a first episodes batch of the older material sometime in December?
Something happening on a show turns into a board comment.

User avatar
takenoko
Team Baron
Team Baron
Posts: 29201
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm
Male: Yes
Favorite series: All of them
Alignment: Neutral
My boom: stick
Quote: "Are you the new monarch, or are you just a pawn of fate?" - Emerald Herald
Type: ISFJ Protector
Location: Yami ni umare, yami ni kisu
Contact:

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by takenoko » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:59 am

Like some sort of sampler for new people? I suppose we can consider that, but would people be interested in downloading something like that?

User avatar
lostinbrave
Rank Gone due to timeline changes
Posts: 866
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:10 am
Male: Yes
Favorite series: Kamen Rider Kiva
2nd Favorite Series: Big Bad Beetle Borgs
Dreamy: Amy Jo Johnston
Favorite Actor?: Austin St. John
Alignment: Lawful Good
My boom: Decade
Location: Orem, Utah

Re: Poll: What's your opinion of Densha Otoko?

Post by lostinbrave » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 pm

!!!!!?!?!?!?!!??!!???!!??!?!?!?!??! Why did I wait so long to watch this? I guess I though it was like akihabara@deep which I watched a couple of episode of and didn't really like so I just kind of wrote it off.

It might have been the ELO music that tipped me into really giving it a chance tbh. I love them and it fits so well with the anime that I am surprised their stuff hasn't been used in more.

Normally I just super binge these totally subbed shows but I like the anticipation so much that I keep limiting myself to keep it going.
ImageImage

Post Reply

Return to “Densha Otoko”