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Japanese man marries virtual video game character

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Nov 2009 14:24 User comments (40)

Japanese man marries virtual video game character In the latest "WTF"-type news, BoingBoing is reporting that a Japanese man, who goes by the name Sal9000, has married his virtual video game character Nene Anegasaki, from the DS game "Love Plus."
The wedding took place at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and had a real priest, real audience, and a slideshow of the happy couple's favorite memories.

The event was posted on Japan's Nico Nico Douga, a strange but popular video sharing site.

Below is BB's video report on the wedding, and we wish the bride and groom a happy life together.



And a picture of Sal9000 at the beach with his wife:

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40 user comments

125.11.2009 14:39

ha what a lame

225.11.2009 15:56

I think society has reached an all-time low...or people really are crazy these days lol! To each their own,but this is kinda bizarre. What happens if he loses his DS? Does he fill a missing persons report? As much as I think Rayne is hot I'm not going to marry her...besides I'm not gonna get any anyways

325.11.2009 16:26

What the hell...

425.11.2009 16:29

Just wait till gaming goes virtual like a star trek holo suite,thankfully i'll be dead & buried by then

525.11.2009 17:03

Nice.... I am waiting to see their children.
he must be brain damaged the less

625.11.2009 17:26

Wow, he's a young guy, too...

The concept of marrying a character is, in and of itself, bizarre, but what I find interesting is that he married her in an original red DS "Phat". You'd think he'd have gotten her a better dress for the ceremony.

725.11.2009 18:01

Wow, I don't get why this would even take place. I wonder what happened with any real women he's associated with, I can only imagine he's either mentally sick or has been shot down many times to stoop to marrying a virtual woman.

What happens if (when) his copy of Love Plus dies? I can't imagine that an insurance company would let someone take out a policy to cover a virtual "wife". Would the guy buy a casket for the cartridge and bury it in the ground with a head stone or cremate the cartridge and keep it's ashes in an urn?

825.11.2009 19:50

What will he do if someone uploads her to a torrent site?

925.11.2009 20:17

Poor guy had her saved on an unauthorized memory chip... Now she's gone!

Ba dum bump...

Well, at least it's not a "gay" marriage!

Ba dum bump...

1025.11.2009 23:08

If he put life insurance on her and she get deleted does he collect on the policy I mean hes got a marrage cert. so he can claim her on his taxes ... and when he wants to go out with the guys he can leave her to home till he gets back... lol this is to funny

1125.11.2009 23:13

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Poor guy had her saved on an unauthorized memory chip... Now she's gone!

Ba dum bump...

Well, at least it's not a "gay" marriage!

Ba dum bump...
I'm not sure how you qualify someone marrying a bunch of 1's and 0's as being better than gay marriage. At least with gay marriage it involves a real life person but I digress as this devolves into politics and religion which is against board rules. Just confounds me at some peoples reasoning skills
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1225.11.2009 23:35
H08
Inactive

I'm suprised she hasnt asked to for the house to be upgraded. Modern video game wives are currently living in the DSi

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1325.11.2009 23:38

Wow. This is straight out of a William Gibson novel.

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1426.11.2009 1:50

This is pretty bad, imagine the ramifications if sand gets in there...

1526.11.2009 2:11

i laughed, i think its funny. i mean hell any one that's ever been to comic-con knows how Fked up some of the people are.

my friends took me, ill never go again not with out a real sword...

1626.11.2009 2:12

what im wondering is how she managed to sign the marriage certificate???????if they get divorced does she still get half of what he owns????if someone creates virtual parents for her do they get a say in what happens in her life?????this is really rediculous.


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1726.11.2009 2:53

Fk'd up, that's what it is, but it does have a bright side:
if dopey over there stays faithful, at least will not reproduce, and will not burden the world with the existence of another abject moron...of course, assuming he isn't part of the clientèle of some sperm bank...

1826.11.2009 3:13

Originally posted by mystic:
If he put life insurance on her and she get deleted does he collect on the policy I mean hes got a marrage cert. so he can claim her on his taxes ... and when he wants to go out with the guys he can leave her to home till he gets back... lol this is to funny
Hmmm...tax time is coming...maybe I'll mary a sims charachter and claim a dozen virtual children as dependants...

1926.11.2009 8:16

A ball and chain is a ball and chain no matter if its real or not. 0-o

2026.11.2009 11:06

e-O I love the japanese culture and plan to move there. But sometimes they really scare me.

2126.11.2009 15:04

I think it would be fun to smash his DS in front of him.

2226.11.2009 15:12

Originally posted by hikaricor:
I think it would be fun to smash his DS in front of him.

You cold blooded murderer:))))! You're talking about a man's wife, his soul-mate...oh, wait,soul, that doesn't sound right, it's just a funkin' video game!

2326.11.2009 15:30

I hope he doesn't bust a nut on her. She'll die!

2426.11.2009 18:44

I am just baffled by this... I mean, marriage usually means you have to consummate :

–verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse

Well he has the first 2 down, but the last... 2 out of 3 ain't bad, but that poor DS screen..... Monkey tossing over it, would that even count? Or does he try to insert in the head jack... Surely this will be the blunt of jokes for many weeks.

2526.11.2009 23:33

to each his own...

2627.11.2009 0:23

Originally posted by Mysttic:
I am just baffled by this... I mean, marriage usually means you have to consummate :

–verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse

Well he has the first 2 down, but the last... 2 out of 3 ain't bad, but that poor DS screen..... Monkey tossing over it, would that even count? Or does he try to insert in the head jack... Surely this will be the blunt of jokes for many weeks.
GBA slot.

2727.11.2009 10:39

"allow me to introduce you to my wife...oh shit! battery is low..after shes reachrged then..care for a drink?"

2827.11.2009 16:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
I am just baffled by this... I mean, marriage usually means you have to consummate :

–verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse

Well he has the first 2 down, but the last... 2 out of 3 ain't bad, but that poor DS screen..... Monkey tossing over it, would that even count? Or does he try to insert in the head jack... Surely this will be the blunt of jokes for many weeks.
GBA slot.
LMMFAO!!! And he's asian too!! Funniest sh$te I've heard all month!!!

2927.11.2009 16:11

Originally posted by DXR88:
i laughed, i think its funny. i mean hell any one that's ever been to comic-con knows how Fked up some of the people are.

my friends took me, ill never go again not with out a real sword...
Totally agree w/you man, I would want to defend myself and trust no one. Did anyone find if he suffers from any "mental distress" of some sort? If so, that would explain it. Don't get me wrong, I know that people in Japan do some strange and bizarre things, but damn a virtual character? That's like me marrying the beach babes on DOA volleyball. Not going to happen, ever . . . - BLUEBOY

3027.11.2009 19:22

I may be called older but now I think I have seen it all. LOL.

3127.11.2009 19:33

Is he making what i think he is in the sand?

3227.11.2009 20:25

lol

3327.11.2009 22:29

Quote:
Originally posted by ThePastor:
Poor guy had her saved on an unauthorized memory chip... Now she's gone!

Ba dum bump...

Well, at least it's not a "gay" marriage!

Ba dum bump...
I'm not sure how you qualify someone marrying a bunch of 1's and 0's as being better than gay marriage. At least with gay marriage it involves a real life person but I digress as this devolves into politics and religion which is against board rules. Just confounds me at some peoples reasoning skills

Maybe you missed the drum beat... ??? as in ... the punchline of a joke...

It just confounds me how some people can be so serious on a website...

But, I must go now. I've got to get back to my sim family. My wife is expecting and our teenage daughter is considering changing from "friend" to "romantic" with Joe Bob from down the sim street and I've got to put the fear of God into him.

3428.11.2009 5:10

Unfortunately, his parents were unable to attend due to embarasement...

Priest: "Do you take this video game to love, hold, and care for, so long as her battery lasts?"

Psychotic nerd: "I do"

This must be a very expensive game...as soon as the next version comes out, he will have to divorce her and give nintendo half his stuff.



3530.11.2009 8:31
XLR83r
Inactive

hahahaha... lol.... I got a feling that i should persue my marriage with Sakura in Naruto

361.12.2009 2:44

Originally posted by XLR83r:
hahahaha... lol.... I got a feling that i should persue my marriage with Sakura in Naruto
I bet they would let you do it in Vegas. Just in case it does work for taxes, I call Misa Amane.

372.12.2009 3:49
chris4160
Inactive

God, I'd hate to know how they consummated their marriage.

382.12.2009 5:15

Originally posted by chris4160:
God, I'd hate to know how they consummated their marriage.
He's japanese; he probably used the headphone jack!


395.12.2009 16:58

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by chris4160:
God, I'd hate to know how they consummated their marriage.
He's japanese; he probably used the headphone jack!
Nice one. Just make sure the power is off. Don't want any short circuiting to happen.


4025.3.2010 2:04
Garrett
Unverified new user

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Just wait till gaming goes virtual like a star trek holo suite,thankfully i'll be dead & buried by then
I can just imagine a 12 year old kid dry humping his living room couch while his parents watch.

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