Sometimes, the boundary between “virtual” and “reality” is hard to see, and is even easy to cross. Take, for instance, this story of a man who married a video-game character in “real life.” Was the marriage ever consummated? Just asking.
The wedding of the year!
Apparently, the guy, known by his nickname SAL9000, fell in love with a virtual girl named Nene Anagasaki (yeah, video-game characters have real-sounding names, too) while playing a Nintendo DS game called Love Plus. It's a dating/relationship simulator wherein a player picks a girl, courts her, and undergoes certain “boyfriend challenges.”
The wedding took place in Tokyo, and the honeymoon was in Guam. Videos of the event (not the honeymoon, you freak-o) can be viewed at Japanese video-sharing site Nico Nico-Douga.
The Nene of SAL9000's dreams
This is certainly one of those stories that make the Otaku subculture in Japan popular – or infamous, depending on how you look at it. In any case, this just shows that love knows no boundaries. Aww, cheesy.
News and video via Boing Boing, photo via Ubergizmo
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