Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Densha Otoko

It is only on TV that the nerd wins the heart of the beauty.

But nonetheless, it is also a story that we always love hearing.

Tsuyoshi is your typical nerd who lives in a world of anime and manga and has only other nerds as friends. He's stuck in a job with a bully as his boss and has never really had any contact with the opposite sex due to his extremely shy nature.

One day on the train, our beloved otaku rescues the beautiful Saori from a drunken man. As a gesture of thanks, Saori sends him a set of Hermes teacups in the mail. Overjoyed but clueless as to how he should reciprocate, Tsuyoshi turns to an online forum for advice.

And on that day, Densha Otoko was born. The beautiful Saori was known as Hermes to the legion of fans that had begun to offer advice to Tsuyoshi regularly.

The one thing that I really liked about this drama is how diverse the forumers are. From businessmen to other otakus to housewives to train conductors. Like it says in The Alchemist,

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
But the one thing that I really hate (yes, hate!) is how Yamada is such a big crybaby. Otaku or not, I don't think anyone turns the tap on so easily.

People should watch this solely for the fairytale factor.

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