You may be wondering what I do at home over the New Year weekend, after clocking in some days of unofficial work. Well, I spent some of the time nailing down my trip logistics. I’ve got all my air tickets and accommodation sorted. I’m good to go now. Even if I end up not having a proper plan on where to go and what to do, I’m still good to go. I’ll be spontaneous and improvise as it is.
Apart from that, I spent most of my time sitting around watching Youtube, again. Really, that’s the most convenient form of entertainment for anyone with a laptop and an internet connection. And it’s free, making it even better.
So when I mention Youtube and you see my title, I guess you are probably guessing that I will be talking about this wildly popular music video today.
But no… No no no… I’m not that predictable. You should know me by now, if you are my regular readers. Admittedly, this is a very addictive music video, but what do I have to say about it? Absolutely nothing. Too many people have made parody videos and commentaries on this Silentó guy and his dance moves. I’m not jumping on the bandwagon.
No. I’m not talking about that music video. Instead, I’m going to talk about this video which I came across while randomly browsing for videos.
If you are too lazy to click into the video, let me summarize it for you in one sentence: A real life Japanese man got married with a video game girl character. I’m not talking about virtual marriage. He actually held a real wedding ceremony with this virtual girl, with family and friends and the online otaku community as witnesses.
Which girl? This girl, Anegasaki Nene, from a dating sim game called LovePlus.
I was shocked! I don’t know, man… I mean, I know dating sim (simulation) games are very common in Japan, and many nerds are addicted to it. But this guy who goes by the screen name Sal9000, he’s really taking it to the next level.
There’s a million things that I do not understand, but I guess the most important question that I have is: How does this dude feel when his… wife is also the virtual lover of hundreds, maybe thousands other Japanese nerds? How does he feel when his… wife confesses her love to all those other nerds? I mean, she IS a character of a game played by many, things like this is going to happen.
Damn! I think the LovePlus developers should have just retired Nene from the game and replaced her with a new character after that historic marriage.
Also, I hope Sal9000 does not care/does not go and find out who is the seiyuu (voice actress) that provides the voice for Nene…