The world is really a weird place and everyday, we stray further from god. Well I am not one to comment on anyone falling in love with anyone. However, recently, a man from Tokyo married a pop-star. This where things take a twisted turn. The pop-star is actually not human.
Akihiko Kondo of Tokyo became the husband of Hatsune Miku, a hologram that uses voice synthesizer to perform in sold-out shows worldwide. “I never cheated on her, I’ve always been in love with Miku-san,” he said.“I’ve been thinking about her every day,” he said a week after the wedding. I mean the country sometimes produces the strangest stuff.
Akihiko married the desktop version of Miku. She is a cartoon character who is 16 years with turquoise hair. The character was created by Crypton Future for its Vocaloid software. Kondo has been with the fictional character since March. The desktop version is sold for $2,800 by a company called Gatebox. Since Kondo could not make the virtual version wear a ring for obvious reasons, he got a plush version of Miku. He took the doll to the jewelry store to get the right size ring. It fits around the doll’s wrist.
The worst or best part was that Kondo’s mother refused to attend the wedding. “For Mother, it wasn’t something to celebrate,” said the soft-spoken 35-year-old. Moreover, none of his family members attended the wedding. However, he still spent two-million-yen ($17,600 US) on the wedding ceremony. 40 guests came to the wedding. Kondo has no interest in forming a relationship with a real woman. He has had trouble meeting girls for most of his life. “In school girls would say ‘Drop dead, creepy otaku!’” said Kondo.
Gatebox even went as far as issuing a marriage certificate to the couple. Kondo’s not alone either: He says Gatebox has issued more than 3,700 certificates for “cross-dimension” marriages and some people have sent him supportive messages.
Well, what can we say. Love is love.
By Abhishek Aggarwal