Densha Otoko (Train Man in English) is a franchise that, as of the time of this writing, consists of a book, a film, a television drama, and five different manga adaptations, all of which are based on forum posts in 2ch.The main character is a nameless otaku living in Akihabara. One evening, as he is taking the train home, he sees a drunk salaryman accosting a woman. Overcoming his shyness, he intervenes, and in gratitude, the woman asks for his address and mails him an expensive Hermès tea set as a thank-you gift. The otaku relays this information on the forum he frequents, whereupon he is given the moniker "Train Man". He seeks the advice and support of his fellow forumgoers to tidy himself up and ask "Hermès" out.
The series in general contains examples of:
The 2005 live-action film contains examples of:
The 2005 TV series contains examples of: