It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Japanese Man Marries Holographic Virtual Reality Singer

November 12, 2018

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Because this is the world we live in, 35-year old Japanese man Akihiko Kondo held a two million yen (~$17,600) wedding ceremony for he and his wife, who just so happens to be holographic virtual reality singer Hatsune Miku. Wait -- isn't she 16?

Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram... None of Kondo's relatives attended his wedding to Miku -- an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails -- but that didn't stop him from....a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall. Around 40 guests watched as he tied the knot with Miku, present in the form of a cat-sized stuffed doll [presumably because the venue didn't have an electrical outlet for his hologram box].


Akihiko Kondo considers himself an ordinary married man -- his holographic wife Miku wakes him up each morning and sends him off to his job as an administrator at a school.

So a school administrator married a 16-year old holographic singer. That is definitely not a sentence that should exist, yet here we are. And apparently he's not the only one -- Gatebox (maker of the little virtual reality holographic box girlfriends/wives previously seen HERE) has issued 'over 3,700 certificates for "cross-dimension" marriages [not all to Miku though].' In related news, does anybody have a website that shows when and where the next rocket launch is going to be, and maybe provides a difficulty level in the form of 0 - 5 hobo bindles for how hard it will be to sneak aboard? Asking for a friend who gave earth a chance and it blew it.

Keep going for a few more shots.

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Thanks to v, who agrees you should always follow your dreams, unless you're dreams involve marrying an underage holographic virtual reality star, then you should definitely follow a different dream.

  • Hazakabammer

    You know what's even more interesting is that 'Hatsune Miku' as a character has married so many men- won't she (when digital lifeforms are given rights and acknowledged as citizens of our future digital collective) be taken to court (in all of her iterations and versions) and subsequently tried for adultery? What about her 'husbands' ?

  • TZO2K15

    What a sad, sad, sad little man... I actually pity him.

  • CrazyUncleNicola

    Impossible. This is something that cant happen since I already married her a year ago.

  • Dian_Cecht 🔱

    HOW did I land here?

  • Deksam

    He parent mus be so poud...

  • Elak Swindell

    This is just all kinds of wrong. I bet he would commit suicide is the power died on the holo unit and somehow erased her programming (though I bet it is backed up on USB).

  • Hazakabammer

    Honestly, I don't think this is serious- the guy looks like he's taking the piss to be honest. Like an Uber Troll. Maybe he actually hates his mother and wanted to really piss her off and he's secretly a huge sadist, so he invited everyone he could, just to waste their time. Maybe he's doing it for the gifts? Who the fuck knows. It's Tokyo after all. Craziest place on Earth.

  • Jenness

    I believe that everyone should be happy to live their lives and the sooner we can cull the unhealthy people the better for our society and the planet.

    People who are actually attracted to robots and other facsimiles of life over other human beings, regardless of how advanced, should be given them for free, with lifetime upgrades, then sterilized and should be socially shunned if they try and humans who only date other humans. I think this would improve the dating pool dramatically.

    Healthy people (emotionally, mentally, physically) will always want to have actual human relationships, but people slightly damaged (either through genetics or trauma) will probably prefer the relationships of non-human partners where there is no fear of rejection, violence (against them), differing thoughts, actualization or growth.

    This is of course if we DON'T program robots to have some evolution of artificial intelligence to evolve feelings. If they develop their own desires, wants and needs then they'll dump the humans to be with beings that can calculate at their level.

    We'll have to dumb-down the robot AI partners so they wouldn't realize the one-sidedness of their relationships with humans and be content with whatever they were given - not to mention the invariable creepy fetishes.

  • Redeemer

    That's a really disturbing outlook you have. Humans are just biological computers intertwined with a mobile support system. The only edge humans have to machines right now, is your ability to achieve self actualization... And I'd be willing to bet we won't be able to hold that for much longer as artificially developed intelligence (can't even call it artificial intelligence, because the intelligence itself will be very real) soon enough.

    At any rate, I think you calling for the public shunning is down right cruel and barbaric. Public humiliation is an ancient practice that didn't work, so ostracizing people in modern times will hardly yield better results.

    The guy isn't doing anything wrong at the end of the day. And in all honesty, I've got to commend him for doing what makes him happy, because it follows one basic principle of life...do whatever it is you want so long as it doesn't directly affect someone else in a negative way.

    People will argue that it's creepy, or sick, because the character is portrayed as being 16 years old. But, it's not a real person, and it's incapable of having feelings. Furthermore, it's only been in the last 100 years or less, that humans in general have made this HUGE turn around on having sex with people (mainly women) under a specific age. For most of human history, when a female was old enough to bear children (11-13), she was married off to do exactly that. I'm not here to debate whether it's right or wrong, just simply pointing out how hypocritical that thought process really is. Compounded on that, we have it drilled into our heads that 18 is the magic number of years before a person is legally of sound mind to decide who and when to bang; which is also entirely ridiculous. Because the word "eighteen" and "nineteen" still has the suffix "teen" in it for one, but also because I don't understand how you're of sound mind to choose a sexual partner, get married, vote, or die for your country....but you aren't of sound mind to drink alcohol? The fact is, our brains don't stop growing until around 25 years old. So really, any female pr0n star under the age of 25 should be removed from the business, as they're still really children that haven't fully grown yet and aren't of sound mind to make their own decisions, and anyone that watches "teen" pr0n should be hit with sex offender crimes for liking females or males that aren't yet fully developed.

    But I digress, the guy is happy and he's not hurting anyone with his decision. Not you, not me, not the (real) children for the school he administrates... and let's be honest here, those kids have no business knowing about his personal life anyway so as long he keeps conversations about his "wife" out of their ear shot, he's perfectly fine. In all reality, nobody in a school environment should be talking to kids about their spouses because it has nothing to do with the learning environment. So long as he's happy and not hurting anyone, we've really got no reason to judge him.

  • Jenness

    *hands you a robot and calls it a day*

    Knock yourself out.

    Also, I wasn't judging. Making a scientific call about genetic fitness along with an answer to our current overpopulation issue, along with the fact that humans who f**ck robots are considered less sexually attractive to other humans, especially those who are the most emotionally, physically, and mentally healthy is not judging in the sense you implied.

    I'm merely pointing out that the ultimate creation is nature's perfect one - humans can only make inferior copies. It's incredible hubris to think we can beat billions of years of natural order.

  • Douchy McDouche

    The sex must be electrifying.

  • Doog

    This must be the asian Krieger

  • Doog
  • Nicholas Conrad

    I mean, it's really great that we can finally use technology to bring happiness to people. In the dark times of the 1990s he would have had to marry an adult sixteen year old! WTF this guy works at a school!?! choose your own adventure novel.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I learned recently that an alarming percentage of the US considers 16 a totally acceptable age for consent (not for marriage though).

    I mean, I was alarmed that it was more than 0 and even more alarmed that my home state was one of them.

    No, I won't be banging any 16 year olds any time soon.

  • Hazakabammer

    You absolutely won't be banging any with that attitude. And probably gut.

    I'm in the UK, 16 is our age for sexual consent (and marriage with parental consent) and on an entirely unrelated note I plan on buying a summer home in Bulgaria which has a 14 year old age of sexual consent (with 16 being parental consent and 18 being marriage, don't ask me how that logic works but whatever.)

    Japan has a 13 year old age of consent (15 for marriage with parental consent) with the reason they want to bolster their native population without immigration to fill the gaps like the west is doing.

    Your lens through which you judge what is acceptable is based on the morality of your society and in the words of Sargon of Akkad; "Anyone who judges their morality based on the laws of a nation is small-minded..."

  • James Mcelroy

    "That's what I like about anime girls, I keep getting older, they stay the same age."

  • Douchy McDouche

    Alright, alright, alright.

  • Wooder

    So many questions...
    Is she really a +1 on the RSVP list?
    Does she have a casual outfit, like sweatpants?
    They have NOT had the talk about having kids...
    Can he upgrade her each year? how does she feel about that...
    Technically he's still a virgin...

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