Why should you pick up the R1 DVD of DENSHA OTOKO (TRAIN MAN), out from Viz Pictures next week? I’ll let Patrick Macias pitch it:
The Viz Pictures R1 DVD of Train Man: Densha Otoko comes out next Tuesday (Feb/6) in the USA. “So what?” you groan, inbetween sucks on a Fudgecicle before mumbling something about how the TV series was supposed to be better. Well, this disc here comes with a running audio commentary supplied by Anime City co-author Tomohiro Machiyama, the mysterious “Jay Tack” and myself. We talk about Akihabara and the usual otaku poisons, how the whole Densha Otoko phenomenon could merely be a massive conspiracy on the part of the eeeevil Dentsu ad agecy, and even reveal the shocking truth about the Adult Video-only sequel to the film: The Kissing and Sex of Densha Otoko! The most effective words in any sales pitch are “get” “want” and “need.” So if those don’t convince you to go out and buy one then perhaps you aren’t human!