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Densha Otoko

I’ve only watched two episodes of Densha Otoko (Train Man) but each episode of the hit J-dorama has been highly enjoyable. The series follows the unlikely romance between a stereotypical otaku and a beautiful woman he meets on a train. The hapless otaku (a Chris Pirillo lookalike) gets courage and advice from an online BBS he participates in and as he takes little steps to woo the woman of his dreams, the rest of the BBS gain the courage to change their own lives in little meaningful ways.

The series, based on a true story which played itself out on the Japanese BBS board, 2ch, is by turns sidesplittingly funny and tears-in-your-eyes moving. It’s pretty much an enjoyable Cinderella tale for the geek set. Get the subbed episodes here.

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