on 17 March 2007
A wonderful film, which uses excellent and seamlessly integrated techniques for showing the interactions between the Train Man and others on the internet. The casting is perfect, the music excellent, the sense of suspense finely balanced. The English subtitles are well done and they don't detract from the flow of the film. Definitely "a keeper".
on 18 October 2008
And so 'Train Man' makes it's appearance as a movie after the novels, manga, TV adaptations and more....
This is a fun enjoyable movie of how a geek tries to woo an upmarket businesswoman. The one fault, however, is the guy plaing the geek is so annoying at times you do wonder how anyone could be interested in him. He basically comes across as a stalker!
The Viz Pictures dvd has a high quality print with a couple of fun extras. There's a commentary bu 'otaku' specialists which is actually well worth listening too - as enjoyable as the movie itself.
A good, but not essential, buy.