From Australia’s News.Com.AU: Japanese Man Petitions to Marry Comic Book Wife.
No, this is not a joke.
A Japanese man has enlisted hundreds of people in a campaign to allow marriages between humans and cartoon characters, saying he feels more at ease in the “two-dimensional world”.
Comic books are immensely popular in Japan, with some fictional characters becoming celebrities or even sex symbols.
Marriage is meanwhile on the decline as many young Japanese find it difficult to find life partners.
Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on marriages with cartoon characters.
Within a week he has gathered more than 1000 signatures through.
“I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world,” he wrote.
“However, that seems impossible with present-day technology. Therefore, at the very least, would it be possible to legally authorise marriage with a two-dimensional character?”
So the question is: was he born two-dimensional, or was it a result of his upbringing?
OR was it a result of perpetual substance abuse?
Also, I’m going to try to hook him up with someone I drew when I was younger. I misplaced the original sketch at some point during the second grade, but this is how I remember her:
Not bad, huh? Do you think he would like her?