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8/1/2014 9:49:15 AM

Korean anime fan marries body pillow

A Korean man has married his dakimaura, a.k.a. a body pillow with a Japanese anime girl drawn on it.

The girl depicted on the newlywed pillow is Fate Testarossa from the anime Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

A Korean news outlet covered the wedding day.

Footage shows the man bringing his body pillow to a theme park, where they ride roller coasters and a carousel.

Later, they go out to dinner, where he orders two dishes of pasta.

Everywhere they go, passersby laugh, point and whisper.

Anime body pillows have become an underground trend, especially in Japan, where men and young boys form relationships with them.

This isn't the first time someone has married an anime-inspired object. In November 2009, a Japanese man married his virtual girlfriend from a Nintendo DS romance simulator in Gwam.

An online petition, with over 500 signatures, calls on the Japanese government to officially recognize people's right to marry two-dimensional characters.

“We’ve no interest in the 3D. If we could, we’d like to live in a 2D world.

However, with current technology, this is not possible. So at the very least, can we have marriage to 2D characters legally recognised?” wrote one poster.

“I’ve been married to Arcueid of Tsukihime for five years now. I’ve no doubt that I want to spend the rest of my life with her. As someone who lives in two dimensions, I’d very much like to support this measure!” wrote another.

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