Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Densha Otoko

Just watched 1st ep of Densha  Otoko. Surprisingly its only the 2nd show that I've seen about Otakus. The first being the funny Koi No Mon (Otakus in love). Really excellent 1st episode. Its really interesting to see the otaku culture in Japan and the Japanese perception of what it is. (which isn't all that different from non-Japanese perception, ie single guys who like anime characters, play video games and go to cosplay-theme clubs) Though Koi No Mon is about a girl who likes to cosplay. :)

It'll be interesting to see a show about an ugly duckling female otaku who uses shoujo mangas as the basis for getting guys. Suzuki Anne would be perfect for it, considering her performance in Stand Up!

FYI the show is about this otaku who saves this really hot Misaki Itoh in a train and gets advice from people on the net on how to pursue her. The advisors feature a variety of stereotypes who each seem to have a story/problem. Of course the show features lots of bijin actresses including Shiraishi Miho. Hope to see more anime references. Can't wait for next ep!

Pics were stolen from: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Densha_Otoko

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