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A 35-year-old Japanese man who shunned romantic relationships with real women after being humiliated and bullied by them recently married a popular virtual pop-star named Hatsune Miku.
Akihiko Kondo had been planning his dream wedding to the love of his life since March, and on November 4 the two finally tied the knot during a ceremony in Tokyo attended by around 40 guests, including a member of the Japanese Parliament. Unfortunately, his mother, refused to attend the event and so did all of his other relatives. Not being there on her son’s big day may sound cruel, but Kondo’s mother apparently couldn’t accept the fact that he would rather marry a two-dimensional virtual idol rather than look for love in real life. Akihiko Kondo married Hatsune Miku, an animated 16-year-old hologram with huge anime eyes and aquamarine pigtails, because he simply wasn’t interested in real women.
Even in a country obsessed with anime and technology, and where romantic relationships and marriage have become worryingly rare, Akihiko Kondo’s wedding was seen by most as shocking. However, the 35-year-old has urged everyone to keep an open mind, “consider all kinds of love and all kinds of happiness”, and accept the fact that not everyone is bound to the template of a happy life in which men and women get married and have children. He also expressed his desire to be recognized as a sexual minority who simply cannot even imagine dating real women.
“I’m not seeking these in real women. It’s impossible,” Akihiko said about the qualities he looked for in a life partner. “It’s simply not right, it’s as if you were trying to talk a gay man into dating a woman, or a lesbian into a relationship with a man.”
Kondo’s decision to marry an anime-like hologram is admittedly hard to understand for most people, but according to an article in the Japan Times, it may have a lot to do with the man’s past experiences with real women. As a teenager, girls would humiliate him by shouting things like “Drop dead, creepy otaku!”, the Japanese word used to describe those obsessed with…