A Japanese Man who goes by the name “SAL 9000” has become quite the celebrity, not for being found naked in a public place, flinging poop at passing bikers or buying Gundam themed condoms. Instead he has becoming famous for marrying a video game character, yes you read that right, he married a video game character from an anime themed dating simulation for the Nintendo DS made by Konami called Love Plus.
His wife’s name is Nene Anegasaki and a simple ceremony would not have been enough for him to express his undying love for his wife so SAL 9000 hired a priest, had a MC, an audience and the bride’s best friend (also a video game character). All this was streamed live over the internet from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. That’s when the popular Boing Boing technology blog picked up the story, there is even a video embedded below.
I’ve seen some weird news coming out of Japan in the years I have been a Japan enthusiast but this is right up there near the top of the “what the f*ck” list. SAL 9000 is an adult and I am not condemning his actions but damn you have to wonder what is going on in his mind to not only attempt such an action but to take it seriously! Screenshot from The Love Plus video game below in case you are reading this and want to pick out your wife before they all get snapped up. Links to more details on the story below.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.