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katatsumuri's drama votes (1)
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Misaki and Atsushi are a great couple!!!!!

katatsumuri's artiste votes (1)
Itoh Misaki [伊東美咲]

katatsumuri's dramas (1)
Densha Otoko [電車男]
Rating: 10/10 (Bought & Watched)
MY All time favorite drama!

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Densha Otoko [電車男]
Best Drama of ALL TIME!!!!!!! [Rating: 10/10]
This drama is great! Absolutely great! WARNING, Spoilers So, when I picked up this one, I was hesitant. I didn't know anything about the Densha Otoko story before watching this drama. But, after about 5 minutes, I was hooked. The first thing I think worth mentioning is that the story is a simple one. Just a guy trying to figure out how to get the girl. There were a few plot threads that I thought were a bit silly, like the stalker story or the surfing story. But, as much as I thought they were silly, they were really just a backdrop for the real story--the love story between Train Man and Hermes. Then, the real plot points of the drama--Train Man must reveal his otaku-self; Hermes must get over her former boyfriend; Train Man must admit the truth about the internet thread, etc--were excellent! They were so simple! Unlike other love dramas where the third act usually has some kind of twist or weak plot point, this drama just kept getting stronger and stronger. I loved, for example, that scene when Train Man admits his otakuness. I also loved that part when Train Man sees all the signs in Akihabara telling him to go back to the internet thread. The plot was strong and moving. Atsushi and Misaki are really a wonderful couple on screen. Physically, you wouldn't think so, would you? And, I think that this makes the drama much better than any other incarnation of Densha Otoko. I have seen the movie, but the movie actors are a little "too good looking" if you know what I mean. And, the comic of Densha Otoko too suffers from this "too good looking" element. It's kind of like Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. I mean, Audrey is beautiful, so her playing the ugly unrefined woman who turns into the beautiful woman is not much of a stretch. Atsushi, on the other hand, plays the otaku so well that his tranformation is really wonderful. I just compare how he looks at the beginning of the drama with how he looks in the last episode sitting on the bench with Misaki at night. He looks great! Go Atsushi! And, Misaki is just right for Hermes! Her Shiseido image is perfect! I keep reading all this criticism about her stiff acting. But, actually, her acting is the strongest stuff in the drama. As much as I loved that final confession scene on the roof, I absolutely loved the bit when Misaki, reading the keijiban, gives a little smile when she realizes that Train Man really wanted to hold her hand on their first date. It's like she's thinking, "Ah-hah! I knew it! He liked me!" When this drama ended, I felt a bit like Sakurai San. I wanted to scream, Densha Otoko, COME BACK!!!!! And, Densha Otoko did come back in a special, which was very disappointing. I didn't like it at all. And it proves that Zoku Densha Otoko would probably not fly well. Train Man and Hermes got together. Happy ending! I know there is another story called "Chikan Otoko." Maybe a drama can be based on this story...? In any case, I wanted to write down my thoughts on this, my now no. 1 favorite, drama. And, is it me or is that the theme from Star Wars??

   

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