I can hear them now; it’s a marriage between a man and a woman so it must be OK.Â But according to this story, a man in Japan has married a female video game avatar.
The bride didn’t wear white; she arrived in a red plastic game case. God save their virtual half breed children Pixel and Byte.
From the story:
Mazel tov to the groom and virtual bride!
Last week, a Japanese man, who goes by the name SAL9000, tied the knot with Nene Anegasaki, a character from the digital dating simulator Love Plus. The two had flirted for some time through SALâ€™s Nintendo DS. Clearly crazy for each other, the pair got hitched in a public ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday and streamed the whole thing over the Internet on the YouTube-like video website Nico Nico Douga. Check out a clip below.
BoingBoing reports that the event included a DJ, MC, priest, and speeches from the best man and from a friend of Ms. Anegaskaiâ€™s (i.e. another character from the video game). The article quotes a letter from SAL saying that â€œthere were over 3,000 connections and 7,000 comments made online, and the people who showed up in person at the ceremony also offered their congratulations. It was great.â€
The happy couple then honeymooned in Guam. They only needed one plane ticket, since SAL simply brought the Nintendo hand-held system with him. Weâ€™re guessing he also carried her over the threshold â€“ good thing she weighs only 0.6 pounds.