Del Rey to Give Away Train Man Advance Page Proofs

In its 2006 September Manga Newsletter, Del Rey announced that it plans to give away advance page proofs and copies of its upcoming manga Train Man (Densha Otoko, shoujo version) to 10 lucky people. To register, one must send an email to Del Rey with the necessary information, the deadline is Wednesday, September 27th. Below is details of the full contest:


Forget Romeo and Juliet—this month's new manga brings us a love story that's truly for our times. Train Man's lovers are truly star-crossed: a shy otaku who's never had a girlfriend and a beautiful girl with a taste for Hermès and fancy tea. This couple's now just as legendary as Antony and Cleopatra and Lady and Mr. Macbeth in Japan, where Train Man has become a major pop culture phenomenon. It began with a series of messageboard posts on a real-life Internet forum, in which a geeky fanboy asked the posters for advice on wooing the dream girl he met on the train home. With the help and encouragement of the entire online world, the Beast won over his Beauty—and not only did the couple live happily ever after, their story became a bestselling novel, a blockbuster film, a hit TV show, and this great one-volume manga!

We'll invite everyone to fall in love with Train Man with our upcoming online preview, but even greater rewards await the luckiest among you. E-mail us, and if you're selected, we'll send you a set of advance page proofs to read. We only ask one thing: Write back to us and tell us what you think!

Send your emails to with TRAIN MAN in the subject line, including your full name and address in the body of the e-mail (NOTE: your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than this contest). Ten (10) lucky winners will be selected at random and will receive a set of Train Man advance page
proofs and a copy of the book when it is published. All submissions must be received by Wednesday, September 27th, 2006.