English Title:Â Train Man
Japanese Title: é›»è»Šç”· — â€œTrain Manâ€
Author: Nakano Hitori
Illustrator: Nakano Hitori
Translator: Bonnie Elliott
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Original Run: 2004
English Run: 2007
English Publisher:Â Del Rey
Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $12
Synopsis: Boyâ€“bashful and not overly braveâ€“defends girl from obnoxious drunk on a Tokyo train. Girl sends boy a thank-you pair of pricey HermÃ©s teacups. Boyâ€™s a geek and doesnâ€™t know what to do next. End of story for most nerdsâ€“but this one turns to the worldâ€™s largest online message board and asks for help, so for him itâ€™s just the beginning. This matchless love story is told through a series of Internet chat room threads. As Train Man, our hero charts his progress and unveils each new crisisâ€“from making conversation to deciding what to wear on a date and beyondâ€“in return, he receives advice, encouragement, warnings, and sympathy from the anonymous netizens. And Train Man discovers the secret to what makes the world go roundâ€“and proves we really do live in a universe where anything can happen.
Note: There used to be an ebook version available, but it has been discontinued.
Note: Header image is from a manga adaptation by Machiko Ocha.
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