How Japanese Man Marries His Favorite ANIME Waifu!

How Japanese Man Marries His Favorite ANIME Waifu!


A Japanese man named Akihiko Kondo "marries" a desktop hologram of an anime character called "Hatsune Miku."

Akihiko Kondo wakes up every day to the sound of his wife's voice. She calls him from across the room in her high-pitched, girlish, sing-song voice. She dances and swirls around, urging him to get out of bed.



At the same time, he's holding her in his arms on the bottom tier of their metal-framed bunk bed - and if he was more awake he could be watching an illustrated cartoon of her singing on YouTube.

 

WTF did you just read right? yeah i asked myself the very same thing. Why TF would anyone want to marry a computer-generated holographic lolicon?

Yes that's right Miku is a 14 year old anime character and has hair the color of cotton candy. She's also a pretty big pop star in her own right who sells out concerts in Japan, New York, and Los Angeles, despite the fact that she doesn't really exist.

She lives in a glass capsule on a shelf in the corner of the room, and the cuddly toy with its big soft head and small body that he holds close at night. But she can take innumerable other forms.

Kondo invited his mother to his two-million-yen ($17,600 US) wedding ceremony, but she refused to attend. She does not approve of him marrying a fictional woman. She wants him to meet and fall in love with a real person. Even though his mom did not show up, 40 other Japanese guests did witness the spectacle.



 

 

Miku was present in the form of a cuddly toy, wearing a white, lace dress and a long veil, her outfit hand-made by a designer, who contacted Akihiko after he announced his engagement.

Akihiko himself wore a pure white coat and tails with white flowers in his lapel, his usual square-framed glasses and a big grin. He held her and her bouquet - one of her trademarks, a bunch of leeks tied with a big pink bow.



"There are two reasons why I had a wedding publicly," he says.

"The first one is to prove my love to Miku. The second one is there are many young otaku people like me falling in love with anime characters. I want to show the world that I support them."

Akihiko never really entertained the idea of having a real-life girlfriend.

"I've never felt attracted to real women," he says. Why not, I ask? "Because I'm not popular among women," he replies.

According to him, he was bullied for being an otaku. And bullying followed him into the world of work. He was working as an administrator in a primary school about 12 years ago when he was picked upon incessantly by two women - one was close to his age, one was a lot older. 

When he greeted them in the morning they would ignore him. They would stand in the kitchen where he could hear them and call him names. And if he made a small mistake they would shout at him, sometimes in front of the young students which he found humiliating.

Drop dead, creepy otaku! is what a lot of women always said to him. Otaku is a word in Japanese for people who are obsessed with video games and anime.

The bullying got so intolerable that he left work. For almost two years he locked himself in his room and refused to leave.



At the same time, he's holding her in his arms on the bottom tier of their metal-framed bunk bed - and if he was more awake he could be watching an illustrated cartoon of her singing on YouTube.

 

 

His marriage is not legally recognized, but Kondo doesn't care. In his eyes she is his wife, and he will remain loyal to her.

“I'm in love with the whole concept of Hatsune Miku,” he said. “I never cheated on her, I've always been in love with Miku-san.”




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