電車男 – Train man (direct translation)
I love this Japanese romance drama because one can have a peek at multitudes of shops at Akihabara. The mountains and mountains of toys, animation & game paraphernalia, arcades, cafes are absolutely dazzling.
Well, the latter’s not the main reason why this show is so popular in Japan.
It is a romantic, frog-prince story between an Otaku[anime geek] and an OL and the highlights would be on how his BBS netizen friends helped encourage Train man to impress the OL whom he rescued from a dirty drunk old man on the train.
There are alot of hilarious and tearful parts. The most memorable would be when his netizen friends went to Akihabara to post up notices for the Train man to return to the BBS. The hikikomori actually left his room to go to Akhihabara to put up posters despite his fear.
Sigh~ I don’t mind dating Train man. Come to think of it, I’m an otaku myself! Am I? Am I not?
An otaku= anime/manga/game fanatic geek. The main source of income for the Japanese animation/game entertainment industry.
-Collects pictures, figurines, plastic models and any other paraphernalia associated with the anime/manga/game of interest.
-Enjoys anime/manga/game even if engaged in the activity alone.
-Imperative to attend anime/manga/game/cosplay exposition and events.
The 3rd doesn’t apply to me. So I guess I’m 2/3 otaku?
*I can’t wait for X’mas morning. [Nothing to do with Santa. He’s fiction.]
Gundam Seed Destiny’s OVA will be aired in Japan on that day!!!