Hitori Nakano

中野独人

Nakano Hitori is the man the character Densha Otoko (the Train Man) is based on. All the manga and anime Densha Otoko is about an actual event in his life.

"NAKANO Hitori" is not a real person. It's a pseudonym created from Naka no Hitori (中の一人), "one of those people," for the true identity of Densha is never revealed and the book is a collection of posts on the 2Channel bulletin board.