Allen Johnson commented that Train Man "fable ups the ante on depicting modern communication". The screenplay was written by Arisa Kaneko, and was based on the original book by Hitori Nakano. The film was filmed in only 25 days and released in 35 days. It was directed by Shosuke Murakami. She continues, "you might be familiar with emoticons in English internet-speak, but the Japanese use totally different emoticons.
Lea. Age: 21.
The film was a big success at the box office, making the story of Densha Otoko popular.
Joanna. Age: 20.
Film Screening of "Densha Otoko" ("Train Man") (Japanese) | Modern Languages