Densha Otoko
Network Fuji TV
Number of episodes: 11
First episode: A Love Being Watched Over by a Million People
Original airing: July 7, 2005 - September 22, 2005
Opening: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra
Ending: Sekai wa Sore wo Ai to Yobun da ze by Sambomaster
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Densha Otoko (電車男 Densha Otoko?) is a love drama.


A true love story turned to bestselling novel, created from the Internet BBS, 2channel to blockbuster hit movie. Ito Misaki plays Aoyama Saori, working as an office lady at a MNC, gets into trouble with a drunkard on a train. She's saved by Yamada Tsuyoshi, played by Ito Atsushi. As a form of appreciation, she sends him Hermes teacups. Having no experience with the opposite sex, Tsuyoshi decides to ask for help on the Aladdin Channel BBS on how to interact with Saori.


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Production Credits


  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Drama
  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor, Ito Atsushi
  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress, Shiraishi Miho
  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Director, Takeuchi Hideki
  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Musical Arrangement
  • 46th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Opening


  1. A Love Being Watched Over by a Million People
  2. I'm Off to my First Date; Big Transformation
  3. Huge First Date Crisis!!
  4. Summer! Big Surfing Crash Course
  5. Big Anti-stalker Strategy
  6. A (Love) Confession is the Beginning of All Your Troubles!
  7. Getting Rid of my Nerdiness!! Birthday of Tears
  8. Revived!! Breaking Otaku's Tears
  9. The Final War and Predictions of a Tragedy
  10. The Ending Chapter! A Miraculous Change of Events
  11. Greatest Confession in History!! Graduation Exercises of Tears

SP: Train Man vs Guitar Man

Insert Songs


Densha Otoko DX~Saigo no Seizen~

Densha Otoko Deluxe


  • Title: 電車男デラックス
  • Title(romaji): Densha Otoko Deluxe
  • Tagline: 最後の聖戦 / Saigo no Seizen
  • Tagline (English): The Last Crusade
  • Viewership ratings: 18.7% (Kanto) & 20.2% (Kansai)
  • Broadcast date: 2006-Sep-23
  • Air time: Saturday 21:00-23:09
  • Theme song: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra


Set one year after the events of the original series, Densha Otoko has now become very popular and Akihabara, has become overrun with normal people getting in on the otaku craze. With Densha's popularity on the rise a corporation offers one million yen to anyone who can find his real identity. Meanwhile, Tsuyoshi tries to keep his and Saori's identities from being discovered.



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Production Credits

  • Original writing: Nakano Hitori
  • Screenwriter: Muto Shogo
  • Music: Face 2 fAKE



  • Toda Keiko performs as Densha's mother. She was the original seiyuu (voice actress) of Matilda-san in the legendary 1st Gundam series. It's a production team's joke.
  • Nukumizu Youichi's character Ichisaka Susumu is the same one as in Slow Dance, which was broadcast in the same season.
  • The two stars spent over 1000 hours together filming.
  • The figurine "Minna" costs 400,000 yen and Ito Atsushi accidentally broke one of its ears during a take.
  • The opening anime theme was tailor-made for this drama by over 200 staff/cartoonists.
  • The ending 1 minute theme by Sambomaster filmed in Akihabara took a whole night to film with over 200 extras.
  • Over 35 actors/actresses were used for the forumers. Each internet scene takes approximately over 48 hours for a 7 minuted scene.
  • Over 3000 props and figures were used. Densha's room alone used over 132.
  • A PRIDE poster is seen hanging on the wall behind the bodybuilding otaku. In the special episode, PRIDE star Naoya Ogawa plays a bodyguard beating up Hanshin Tigers fan, Ushijima, in an alleyway.
  • In the Deluxe Special, Girl group AKB48 makes a guest appearance during the opening of the Densha Otoko museum. They perform their song Skirt, Hirari.

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