The Wait Is Over: Commercial For A $1,400 Mass Produced, 8-Inch Tall Holographic Wife/Girlfriend

August 17, 2018

This is a commercial for Gatebox's Boku no Yome ("My Wife"), a $1,400 (plus $14 monthly subscription fee) holographic 8-inch tall wife/girlfriend that lives in glass capsule and serves as a constant reminder of all the mistakes you've made in life that have led up to this point -- just like a real wife/girlfriend! *waits for angry text or call* In the commercial, the dude LEAVES WORK EARLY because his holographic girlfriend texts (they can do that, as well as act as a home automation control system, turning lights on and off, etc), so he races home to cook her a special dinner because it's their three month anniversary of living together. Unlike every date I've ever been on, she doesn't eat any of the food. That was very unrealistic and really took me out of the moment. I mean, how am I supposed to pretend you're real if you don't eat your whole meal and then ask if I'm gonna finish mine? Whatever. Then they cheers with some champagne and after a while he falls asleep on the couch while she watches. Wow. That...was really something. I really don't know what to say except I just bought two, one for the living room and one for the bedroom. Fingers crossed they don't get jealous and start yelling at each other across the house.

UPDATE: Found and added another commercial that's even sadder than the first.

Keep going for the commercial.

Thanks again to Alex S, who agrees there's no love quite like holographic love.

  • Humans are weird.

  • Rint

    Nothing says I have given up all hope like this, so naturally I want one.

  • Anyone else think of that Simpsons Halloween episode where they set up a smart house and the AI falls in love with Marge and tries to kill Homer?

    Also, the end of the commercials say 'living with your favorite character' or 'living with characters', does that mean it doesn't have to be a girlfriend? Can parents set up a Hello Kitty knock-off one to keep an eye on the babysitter/wake the kids up/tell them when its lights out? I'm just trying to think of uses for this that aren't creepy (first commercial) or sad (second commercial).

  • Jose Vasta

    No Ana de Armas, no deal.

    You failed at being normal again, Japan.

  • Critality

    $1400 AND a monthly subscription, fuck riiiight off

  • The_Wretched

    More for the After Dark mods.

  • Mark

    Yeah, you have to pay the people that will be monitoring every thing you say and do in your house.

    How long until Zuckerberg buys this company?

  • Doog


  • Jenness

    This really is what every emaciated workaholic boy living in a box needs. Screw food, space and hope.

  • shashi

    cool alarm clock but i prefer something less scary in the mornings

  • Damien 1.0

    Much agreed.

  • chris


  • AtomicMountain

    His bicycle seat looks like it's set up to crush his nads.

  • TheQiwiMan


  • KingCraigers

    Wasn't the life size version already in the last Bladerunner? ;)

  • Meh

    God i love Japan. Just the fucking best.

  • Noam Dupuy

    Has anyone else seen the movie "Her?" It's a great movie...This reminds me a lot of that.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    Just curious, why do you post the same comment on two different usernames?

  • Ollie Williams

    It's not the same person. There are bots that roam these comments and re-post comments to try and gain votes so they can "activate" and post a bunch of spam without being flagged automatically. Flag them as "Impersonation" and block them if you see the timestamp is sooner than the original poster.

  • stan ross

    Has anyone else seen the movie "Her?" It's a great movie...This reminds me a lot of that.

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