The newly cyber wed couple have made wave all over the internet. They are spurring a lot of questions and fascinations. As impossible and creepy as this sounds, you have got to see the video of these cyber weds.
Akhiko Kondo, a Japanese man has shelled out a whooping sum of 14,000 pounds for his wedding to a hologram. The 35 year old man married a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku in a very controversial wedding ceremony held earlier this month. The beautiful and awkward event happened at Tokyo Hall and cost approximately 2 million Yen.
Regardless of how much he spent to make his special day memorable, neither his family or friend showed up for the occasion. The video clearly shows Akhiko staring longingly in love into the eyes of a stuffed doll. The doll was even fitted with a wedding ring on its wrist. This represented the hologram.
Just as a normal wedding, Akhiko lifts the veil of the doll. He pushes aside its long aqua marine pig tails away from its face. Then he slowly gives the doll a long, painful kiss. How sweet. Many words can replace this sweet. It is unheard of.
Besides that, he also reads his long vow to the doll. Although, it wasn’t clear if she got a tingling feeling inside from hearing her husband’s words. The two have been living together. He has been living with a moving, talking hologram of Miku that floats in a 2800 dollars’ desktop device. To make things even more official, the company producing the hologram, Gatebox, issued a marriage certificate. The certificate signifies that a human and a virtual character have wed beyond any dimensions.
Miku, the hologram singer welcomes her husband home every evening and tells him when its bedtime. He even sleeps with the doll of the hologram beside him at night. Before he tied the knot, he had struggles with the normal dating relationships and has been referred to as ‘creepy’ by the girls he knew. Kondo said: “Miku-san is the woman I love a lot and the one who also saved me”. He also points out that while he is happy to be friends with a “3D woman”, he has no interest at all in romance with one. He makes it obvious that 2 dimensional characters can’t cheat, age or die.
Akhiko is happy and that’s all that matters to him. He said: “I am not seeking these in real women. It is impossible. I believe we must consider all kinds of love and all kinds of happiness”.
The happy and elated groom also said that he hoped that his wedding could encourage a diversity that the society has been calling for. A human and hologram wedding is just what Akhiko Kondo feels will revolutionize the mind of society. Since he’s not after romance, I’d say it suits him just fine to love a hologram.